Tell Us A Tale Tunes

6 January 2013

Old, & New

Theme: Old n’ New

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Happy New Year, Spike Jones, The Very Worst of Spike Jones, Nimbus Records

Breaking Up Christmas, Mike Seeger LIVE at the Prism, 1996

Windy Old Weather, Dan Zanes, Sea Music, Festival Five Records

The Old Fiddler and His Cow, Kim and Jimbo Cary, Animal Friends, Green Hills Music

Goodbye Old Pal, King Wilkie LIVE on Tell Us A Tale, May 2003

Old Boastun Was Dead, Sam Hinton, Whoever Shall Have Some Good Peanuts, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Old Dog Trey, Rowlf the Dog, Ol’ Brown Ears is Back, Jim Henson

The Old Chisholm Trail, Riders in the Sky, Saddle Pals, Rounder

The Old Cow Died, Mike and Peggy Seeger, Animal Folk Songs For Children, Rounder

I’m an Old Cowhand, Riders in the Sky, Cowboy Playground (Various), Putumayo Kids Present

Old Joe Clark, Mountain Ramblers, Songs of the South: American Folk Songs For Children, Vol. 4, Atlantic/Wea

Old Tommy Nobbler, David Jones and Bill Shute, Widdecombe Fair, Festival Five Records

Old Bangum, Mike and Peggy Seeger, Fly Down Little Bird, Appleseed Recordings

This Old Man, Little Mo Mc’Coury, Little Mo’ McCoury, McCoury Music

Old Jimmy Sutton, Jonny and the Jambusters, It Takes One To Know One, Jon Lohman

Old Mother Hubbard, Ella Fitzgerald, Miss Ella’s Playhouse, Verve

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

That Old Black Magic, Spike Jones, The Very Worst of Spike Jones, Nimbus Records

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

New River Train, Pete Seeger, American Folk, Game and Activity Songs, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

New Shoes, Guy Davis, Kids, Cars and Campfires, Red House


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, January 12, 2013.

W is for Winter and Witches…

The Month-Brothers, a Slavic tale
Author: Samuel Marshak, trans. Thomas P. Whitney (retold by)
Illustrator: Diane Stanley
Publisher: William Morrow; ISBN 0-688-01509-3

Musical Bed: Vivaldi’s Concerto in D Major
Artist: John Bullard
Bach on the Banjo

The Mitten, an old Ukrainian folktale
Author: Alvin Tresselt (retold by)
Illustrator: Yaroslova
Publisher: William Morrow; ISBN 0-688-41053-7

Musical Bed: Bach’s Three Part Invention #10
Artist: Bela Fleck
Album: Perpetual Motion

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

Petrosinella, a Neopolitan Rapunzel
Author: Diane Stanley (retold by)
Illustrator: Diane Stanley
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers; ISBN 0-803-71712-1

Song: The Lover’s Lament
Artists: Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
CD: The Lovers’ Waltz

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