Tell Us A Tale Tunes

7 July 2013

Lafayette, LA Turtles

Theme: Personal Favorites

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

The Three Bears, Gary Rosen, Animal Playground, Putumayo Kids

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

The Monkey’s Wedding, Dan Zanes, Parades and Panoramas, Festival Five Records

Man Gave Names to All the Animals, Tim O’Brien, Sing Along With Putumayo, Putumayo Kids

Firefly, Hot Buttered Rum, Deep Fried Pickle Project, Ditties For Kiddies, Little Kids Rock

Boll Weevil, Dave Moore, Kids, Cars and Campfires, Red House

I Got Ants in My Pants, James Brown, Songs for the Car, Universal

There Ain’t No Bugs on Me, Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, Not For Kids Only, Acoustic Disc

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

Old McDonald, Ella Fitzgerald, Miss Ella’s Playhouse, Verve

Old Joe Clarke, Mike & Peggy Seeger, American Folksongs For Children, Rounder Records

Fishin’ Blues, Taj Majal, Shake Sugaree, Music For Little People

Crawfish Song, Buckwheat Zydeco, Choo Choo Boogaloo, Music For Little People

I Speak Duck, Rick Scott, Making Faces, Jest

Frog Went A-Courting, Pete Seeger, Birds Beasts Bugs and Fishes, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

My Favorite Kind of Bugs, Buck Howdy, Giddyup, Prairie Dog Entertainment

Grandfather’s Clock (Henry Clay Work), Doc Watson, Family Folk Festival, Music For Little People

Fishing Blues, Taj Majal, Shake Sugaree, 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, 13 July, 2013.

The Little Girl and the Big Bear, a Slavic tale
Author: Joanna Galdone
Illustrator: Paul Galdone
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; ISBN 0-395-29029-5

Musical Bed: W.A. Mozart’s Andante Grazioso (from Sonata in A Major, K. 331)
Artist: Ric Louchard
CD: G’morning Johann

Song: Ole Slewfoot
Artists: Jan Smith & Tom Proutt (Live on Tell Us A Tale)

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

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 Story of Ferdinand
Author: Munro Leaf
Illustrator: Robert Lawson
Publisher: Viking; ISBN 0-670-67424-9

Song: Simple Gifts
Artist: Jan Smith (live on Tell Us A Tale)

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