Tell Us A Tale Tunes

5 June 2011

Theme: Goodie Basket of Giveaways & Tunes…

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

In an attempt to empty out the Tell Us A Tale stock of leftover giveaways. we planned the music around a few items involving pirates, the night sky, dogs, birds and bird feeders, dinosaurs, dragons and witches.

Witchy Blues, Nickeltown Live on Tell Us A Tale Nov, 2003

The Witch, Barry Louis Polisar,  Old Enough To Know Better, Rainbow Morning Music

Puff the Magic Dragon, Peter, Paul & Mary, A Child’s Celebration of Song, Music For Little People

A Brontosaurus With Bronchitis, Barry Louis Polisar, Naughty Songs for Boys and Girls, Rainbow Morning Music

Dinosaurus, Nickeltown Live on Tell Us A Tale April, 2003

Mocking Bird Hill, Maria Muldaur, On the Sunny Side, Music For Little People

Three Crows, Tom Glazer, …Sings Honk-Hiss-Tweet-GGGGGGGGGG and Other Children’s Favorites, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

I’m a Singin’ Pirate, Captain Bogg and Salty, That’s What Little Boys Are Made Of, Music For Little People

Drunken Sailor/Fiddle Tunes, Paul Kelly & Richard Durrant, Oliver Unleashed on British Isles, Walking Oliver

We’re Going UFOing, Jimmy Durante, Hey Mr. Spaceman, Music For Little People

Come Take a Trip in My Airship, Natalie Merchant, Every Child Deserves a Lifetime, Shout Factory

Lonely Dog Tango, Gunnar Madsen, Ants in My Pants, G-Spot (City Hall)

Little Brown Dog, Taj Mahal, Songs For the Young at Heart, Music For Little People


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, 11 June, 2011.

End of School Year/Start of Summer Break…

The Toll-Bridge Troll
Author: Patricia Rae Wolff
Illustrator: Kimberly Bulcken Root
Publisher: Harcourt Brace; ISBN 0-152-77665-6

Song: The Riddle

The Frog Principal
Author: Stephanie Calmenson
Illustrator: Denise Brunkus
Publisher: Scholastic Press; ISBN 0-590-37070-7

Song: Bein’ Green
Artist: Rowlf the Dog
CD: Ol’ Brown Ears Is Back

The Relatives Came
Author: Cynthia Rylant
Illustrator: Stephen Gammell
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; ISBN 0-027-77220-9

Musical Bed: Jeff Vogelgesang, On the Lam

Song: Family Revival
Artist: John McCutcheon
CD: Family Garden

The Star Maiden, an Ojibway tale
Author: Barbara Juster Esbensen (retold by)
Illustrator: Helen K. Davie
Publisher: Little, Brown; ISBN 0-316-24951-3

Musical Bed: R. Carlos Nakai, Desert Dance

How the Stars Fell Into the Sky, a Navajo legend
Author: Jerrie Oughton (retold by)
Illustrator: Lisa Desimini
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; ISBN 0-395-58798-0

Musical Bed: R. Carlos Nakai, Desert Dance

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