Tell Us A Tale Tunes

8 January 2012

Theme: Down on the Farm…

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Old MacDonald, Rufus Thomas, Sing Along With Putumayo, Putumayo Kids

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

Old Bell Cow, New Lost City Ramblers, Old Timey Songs For Children, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Did You Feed My Cow, Sweet Honey in the Rock, cELLAbration, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

The Little Dappled Cow, Texas Gladden, Songs of the South: American Folk Songs For Children, Vol. 4, Atlantic/Wea

Cluck Old Hen (Trad.)/Old Bell Cow (Trad.), Kim and Jimbo Cary, Animal Friends, Green Hills Music

The Old Hen Cackled  and the Rooster Laid the Egg, Mike Seeger (and various nephews), Animal Folk Songs For Children, Rounder

Chicken Road, Gunnar Madsen, Old Mr. Mackle Hackle, G-Spot (City Hall)

My Little Rooster, Alameda Riddle, Songs of the South: American Folk Songs For Children, Vol. 4, Atlantic/Wea

Little Red Rooster, Joe Ayers, Official Bootleg, Tuckahoe

Four Wet Pigs, Greg Brown, Bathtub Blues, Red House Records

Three Foolish Piglets, Sam Hinton, Whoever Shall Have Some Good Peanuts, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Pig in a Pen, Jan Smith, Jeff Vogelgesang, Tom Proutt and Fred Boyce, Live on Tell Us A Tale

A Horse Named Bill, Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, Not For Kids Only, Acoustic Disc

Whoa Mule! Can’t Get The Saddle On, Various Seegers, Animal Folk Songs For Children, Rounder

Whoa 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

My Little Kitty, Pete Seeger, Birds Beasts Bugs and Fishes, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Walkin’ The Dog, Rufus Thomas, A Child’s Celebration of Soul, 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, 14 January, 2012.

Classic 20th Century Stories…

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)

Blueberries For Sal
Author: Robert McCloskey
Illustrator: Robert McCloskey
Publisher: Viking Press; ISBN 0-670-17591-9

Song: Blueberry Pie
Artist: Bette Midler
CD: Every Child Deserves a Lifetime

Where the Wild Things Are
Author: Maurice Sendak
Illustrator: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper Collins; ISBN 0-060-25492-0

Song/Album: Wild Thing
Artists: Sugar Beats

Caps For Sale, a tale of a peddler, some monkeys, and their monkey business
Author: Esphyr Slobodkina
Illustrator: Esphyr Slobodkina
Publisher: Harper and Row; ISBN 0-201-09147-X

Song: A Funny Man
Artist: Donovan
CD: Pied Piper

I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew
Author: Dr. Seuss
Illustrator: Dr. Seuss
Publisher: Random House; ISBN 0-394-80092-3

Song: Don’t You Push Me Down
Artist: Taj Mahal
CD: Sing Along with Putumayo

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