Tell Us A Tale Tunes

5 February 2012

Theme: Food, Food & More Food

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

In honor this being Super Bowl Sunday, when folks might be overindulging a bit in terms of their daily dietary intake, we are putting food on the forefront of our musical selections.

Pico de Gallo, Trout Fishing in America, Big Trouble, Trout Records

Potato Chips, Slim Gaillard and His Baker’s Dozen, Jazz For Kids, Verve

The Donut Song, Burl Ives, … Sings Little White Duck, Columbia

Mashed Potatoes, ALO, Ditties For Kiddies, Little Kids Rock

On Top of Spaghetti, Little Richard, A Child’s Celebration of Silliest Songs, Music For Little People

Biscuit Blues, Riders in the Sky,  Saddle Pals, Rounder

I Know an Old Lady, Pete Seeger, Birds Beasts Bugs and Fishes, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

The “I Eat Kids” Klezmer Polka, Barry Louis Polisar,  Old Enough To Know Better, Rainbow Morning Music

Bile Them Cabbage Down, Don Stover, B. Lilly, and Chubby Anthony, Mountain Music Bluegrass Style, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

I Never Harmed an Onion, Rowlf the Dog, Ol’ Brown Ears is Back, Jim Henson

Old Baloney, Gunnar Madsen, Ants in My Pants, G-Spot (City Hall)

Why I Pack My Lunch, Trout Fishing in America, It’s a Puzzle, Trout Records

Soup, John McCutcheon, Winter Songs, Rounder

Boiled Okra and Spinach, Trout Fishing in America, MINE!, Trout Records

Mayonaise and Pumpernickel Bread, Gunnar Madsen, Ants in My Pants, G-Spot (City Hall)

He Eats Asparagus, Why Can’t You Be That Way, Barry Louis Polisar, Family Trip, Rainbow Morning Music


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, 11 February, 2012.

Northern Exposure…

Elinda Who Danced in the Sky, an Estonian folktale
Author: Lynn Moroney (retold by)
Illustrator: Veg Reisberg
Publisher: Children’s Press; ISBN 0-892-39066-2

Musical Bed: Belá Fleck, Perpetual Motion

Song: Aurora
Artist: John McCutcheon
CD: Wintersongs

Titeliture, a Swedish tale from the collection, Can You Guess My Name?
Author: Judy Sierra (retold by)
Illustrator: Stefano Vitale
Publisher: Clarion Books; ISBN 0-618-13328-3

Musical Bed: Adagio, Concierto de Aruenjez
Artist: J. Rodrigo

Tune: Pretty Fair Maid in the Garden
Artist: Tim O’Brien
CD: Fiddler’s Green

The Little Girl and the Big Bear, a Slavic tale
Author: Joanna Galdone
Illustrator: Paul Galdone
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; ISBN 0-395-29029-5

Musical Bed: W.A. Mozart’s Andante Grazioso (from Sonata in A Major, K. 331)
Artist: Ric Louchard
CD: G’morning Johann

Song: Ole Slewfoot
Artists: Jan Smith and Tom Proutt LIVE on Tell Us A Tale

Matreshka, a Baba Yaga tale
Author: Becky Hickox Ayres (retold by)
Illustrator: Alexi Natchev
Publisher: Doubleday Book for Young Readers; ISBN 0-385-30657-1

Song: One Day My Best Friend Barbara Turned Into a Frog
Artist: Barry Louis Polisar
CD: Old Dogs, New Tricks

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