Tell Us A Tale Tunes

14 August 2011

Whether you’re driving the car, taking the train, sailing away, riding a flop-eared mule or maybe just walking (even across a tightrope!), gettin’ there is half the fun.  So we’re going to see how many forms of transportation we can squeeze in to this week’s show.  And we’re even going to give away a couple copies of a new dvd, The Man Who Walked Between The Towers, from our friends at Scholastic Storybook Treasures.

Theme: Gettin’ There

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Walkin’ The Dog, Rufus Thomas, A Child’s Celebration of Soul, Music For Little People

Hopalong Peter, New Lost City Ramblers, Old Timey Songs For Children, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Hop High Ladies (Hop Up Ladies), New Lost City Ramblers, Old Timey Songs For Children, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

A Horse Named Bill, Sam Hinton, Whoever Shall Have Some Good Peanuts, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Bucky the Bucking Bronco, Gene Autry, That’s What Little Boys Are Made Of, Music For Little People

I Ride An Old Paint, Buck Howdy, Pete Seeger – Ageless Kids’ Songs, Prairie Dog Entertainment

The Surrey with the Fringe on Top (from Oklahoma), Gordon McRae, Shirley Jones and Charlotte Greenwood, A Child’s Celebration of Broadway, Music For Little People

Whoa Mule, Mainer Band, Songs of the South: American Folk Songs For Children, Vol. 4, Atlantic/Wea

Johnson’s Old Grey Mule, Mainer Band, Songs of the South: American Folk Songs For Children, Vol. 4, Atlantic/Wea

Ol’ Dan Tucker, John Langstaff, Songs For Singing Children, Revels Records

The Banana Boat Song, Taj Mahal, A Child’s Celebration of Song, Music For Little People

Sail Away Ladies, Nobody’s Darlin’, Ditties For Kiddies, Little Kids Rock

Sea Cruise, Frankie Ford,  A Child’s Celebration of Rock n’ Roll, Music For Little People

Route 66, Chuck Berry, Songs for the Car, Universal

Late Night Radio, Greg Brown, Bathtub Blues, Red House Records

The Train is a Coming, Mike & Peggy Seeger, American Folksongs For Children, Rounder Records

Mystery Train, Elizabeth Mitchell, Sunny Day, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Monkey and the Engineer, Little Mo Mc’Coury, Little Mo Mc’Coury, McCoury Music


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, 20 August, 2011.

Sky Tales…

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

Look There Is A Turtle flying, a Polish legend
Author: Janina Domanska (retold by)
Illustrator: Janina Domanska
Publisher: MacMillan; ISBN N/A

Musical Bed: Margot Leverett, The Art of Klezmer Clarinet

The Spider Who Created the World
Author: Amy MacDonald
Illustrator: G. Brian Karas
Publisher: Orchard Books; ISBN 0-531-09505-3

Bed: Mozart’s Adagio from Sonata in F-Major K. 332
Artist: Ric Louchard
CD: G’Night Wolfgang

Song: Teency, Weency Spider
Artist: Pete Seeger
CD: Birds, Beasts, Bugs and Fishes

The Day Sun Was Stolen, a Haida tale
Author: Jamie Oliviero (retold by)
Illustrator: Sharon Hitchcock
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children; ISBN 0-786-80031-3

Musical Bed: Burning in the Sky
CD: Spirits in the Wind

Feathers, a legend of Chelm
Author: Ruth Gordon (retold by)
Illustrator: Lydia Dabcovich
Publisher: Macmillan; ISBN 0-027-36511-5

Song: Splish Splash
Artist: Bobby Darin

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