Tell Us A Tale Tunes

30 October 2011

Theme: Halloween Related Tunes & Elizabeth Mitchell Celebration

We celebrated Halloween this week, and also the fact that family entertainer Elizabeth Mitchell will be putting on a concert in Charlottesville next Sunday.  WTJU is actually going to broadcast that concert during the first hour of Tell Us A Tale next week, so we gave away a few of Elizabeth’s latest release, Sunny Day, on the Smithsonian Folkways label.

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

The Ghost of Bleak House, Tom Chapin, Billy the Squid, Sony

Big Toe, Bill Wellington, Radio Woof Presents Forbidden Folklore, Radio Woof

Monsters and Giants, Greg Brown, Bathtub Blues, Red House

Big Rock Candy Mountain, Burl Ives, Future Idols, Universal

The Apple of My Eye, Barry Louis Polisar, Old Dogs, New Tricks, Rainbow Morning Music

I Really Don’t Want To Know, Jeff Vogelgesang, Tom Proutt and Gerald Soriano (live on Tell Us A Tale)

Jole Blon’s Ghost, Delmore Brothers with Wayne Raney, The Delmore Brothers: More from the 1930 Plus the 1940s and 1950s (Disc 4), JSP

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

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

Walking Stick, Nickeltown, Live on Tell Us A Tale

Candy Stash Blues, Jan Smith, Jeff Vogelgesang, Tom Proutt and Gerald Soriano Live on Tell Us A Tale

I Want To Bite Your Hand, Jan Smith, Jeff Vogelgesang, Tom Proutt and Gerald Soriano Live on Tell Us A Tale

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To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, 5 November, 2011.

Mule Eggs
Author: Cynthia DeFelice
Illustrator: Mike Shenon
Publisher: Orchard Books; ISBN 0-531-06843-9

Song: Old Grey Mule
Artist: Pete Seeger
CD: Birds, Beasts, Bugs and Fishes (Little and Big)

The Man Who Tricked A Ghost, a Chinese legend
Author: Laurence Yep (retold by)
Illustrator: Isadore Seltzer
Publisher: Bridgewater Press; ISBN 0-816-73030-X

Song: Darby Ram
Artist: Pete Seeger
CD: Birds, Beasts, Bugs and Fishes (Little and Big)

The Rabbi and the Twenty-Nine Witches, a talmudic legend
Author: Marilyn Hirsh (retold by)
Illustrator: Marilyn Hirsh
Publisher: Holiday House; ISBN 0-823-40270-3

Song: Our Next-Door Neighbor, The Moon
Artist: Tom Chapin
CD: In My Hometown

The Widow’s Broom
Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Illustrator: Chris Van Allsburg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; ISBN 0-395-64051-2

Song: Friendship
CD: Jan Smith and Jeff Vogelgesang LIVE on Tell Us A Tale

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