Tell Us A Tale Tunes

12 June 2011

Theme: Family…

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

In this week leading up to Fathers’ Day, thought we’d play some tunes about all the members of the family.

Hey Daddy, Anne Murray, A Child’s Celebration of Song, Music For Little People

Dad and Me, John McCutcheon, Summersongs, Rounder

Daddy Shot a Bear, Peggy and Calum Seeger, Animal Folk Songs For Children, Rounder

Don’t I Fit In My Daddy’s Shoes?, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Family, Go Waggaloo, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Daddy Is A  Rock & Roller, Larry Kirwan, Keltic Kids, Pirate Moon Records

Fun, Fun, Fun, The Beach Boys, Dance Music, Music For Little People

Mama Blues, Doc Watson, …Sings Songs For Little Pickers, Sugarhill

Mama’s Blues, Little Mo Mc’Coury, Little Mo Mc’Coury, McCoury Music

Your Momma Don’t Care, Jan Smith, Tom Proutt, Jeff Vogelgesang and Gerald Soriano LIVE on Tell Us A Tale

Mom Said No, I Said, “Why?”, Barry Louis Polisar, Family Trip, Rainbow Morning Music

Mommy Says No, Asylum Street Spankers, Mommy Says No!, Yellow Dog Records

Grandfather’s Clock, Jan Smith, Tom Proutt and Jeff Vogelgesang LIVE on Tell Us A Tale

Go Tell Aunt Nancy, John Langstaff, Songs For Singing Children, Revels Records

Old Aunt Kate, Mike (& Peggy) Seeger, American Folksongs For Children, Rounder Records

Aunt Anna Came To Our House, Barry Louis Polisar, Family Trip, Rainbow Morning Music

The Parent Trap, Music of Disney: Legacy in Song, Walt Disney

Is My Family, John McCutcheon, Family Garden, Rounder


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, 18 June, 2011.

Dear Old Dad…

Days of the Blackbird, a tale of Northern Italy
Author: Tomie DePaola (retold by)
Illustrator: Tomie dePaola
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons; ISBN 0-399-22929-9

Musical Bed: J. Rodrigo, Concierto de Aruenjez
Music: Raven
Artists: Reeltime Travelers
CD: Reeltime Travelers

Princess Gorilla and a New Kind of Water, a Mpongwe tale
Author: Verna Aardema (retold by)
Illustrator: Victoria Chess
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers; ISBN 0-803-70412-7

Song: The Monkey’s Uncle (Walt Disney)
Artist: Annette Funicello

Guess How Much I Love You
Author: Sam McBratney
Illustrator: Anita Jeram
Publisher: Candlewick Press; ISBN 1-564-02473-3

Song: I Love You (There’s No Doubt About It)
Artist: The Persuasions
CD: On the Good Ship Lollipop

Burgoo Stew
Author: Susan Patron
Illustrator: Mike Shenon
Publisher: Orchard Books; ISBN 0-531-05916-2

Song: Do It Together
Artist: Bill Harley
CD: Big Big Trouble

Something From Nothing, an old Yiddish Tale
Author: Phoebe Gilman (Retold by)
Illustrator: Phoebe Gilman
Publisher: Scholastic; ISBN 0-590-47280-1

Song: Coat of Many Colors
Artist: Maria Muldaur
CD: On the Sunny Side

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