Tell Us A Tale Tunes

6 March 2011

Theme: Justin Roberts and (half of) the Not Ready For Naptime Players Live on Tell Us A Tale…

Gerald Dowd (L), Liam Davis (C), Justin Roberts (R) Live on Tell Us A Tale 6 March 2011

 

In town for a concert, Justin Roberts and two members, Liam Davis and Gerald Dowd, of the Not Ready For Naptime Players stopped by Tell Us A Tale.  In addition to playing a few live tunes, they also chatted about their time on the road, their recent trip out to Los Angeles for the 2011 Grammy Awards (for which Justin was nominated for Best Musical Album For Children), and their missing bandmates, Jacqueline Schimmel and David Winer.

The interview will be posted at our Audio Page some point soon.  In the meantime, it will be available for streaming at the WTJU Tape Vault until 19 March, 2011.

Performed Live

Taking Off My Training Wheels, Justin Roberts, Meltdown, Carpet Square Records

Cardboard Box, Justin Roberts, Jungle Gym (2011 53rd Annual Grammy Nominee – Best Musical Album For Children), Carpet Square Records

Recorded Material

3 Lil Pigs, Justin Roberts, Great Big Sun, Carpet Square Records

Kitty Kat, Kitty Kat, Justin Roberts, Great Big Sun, Carpet Square Records

Henrietta’s Hair, Justin Roberts, Pop Fly, Carpet Square Records

2×4, Justin Roberts, Jungle Gym (2011 53rd Annual Grammy Nominee – Best Musical Album For Children), Carpet Square Records

Also Played/Performed (during the second hour)

Blackbird, Jan Smith Jeff Vogelgegang, Tom Proutt and Gerald Soriano (Live on Tell Us A Tale Feb, 2004)

The Magic Fiddle (story), Bill Wellington (Live on Tell Us A Tale, January 2004)

To hear the stories below, visit TellUsATale.com, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, 12 March, 2011.

The Story of Jumping Mouse, a Native American legend
Author: John Steptoe (retold by)
Illustrator: John Steptoe
Publisher: Lothrop Lee & Shepard; ISBN 0-688-01902-1

Musical Bed: R. Carlos Nakai, Desert Dance

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

Dragon Feathers, an Austrian tale from the Ziller Valley
Author: Andrey Dugin (retold by)
Illustrator: Olga Dugina
Publisher: Thomasson-Grant; ISBN 1-565-66047-1

Musical Bed: Ric Louchard, G’morning Johann

The Crane Wife, a Japanese tale
Author: Odds Bodkin (retold by)
Illustrator: Gennady Spirin
Publisher: Harcourt Brace; ISBN 0-152-01407-1

Musical Bed: Kohachiro Miyata, Shakukachi Flute

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