Tell Us A Tale Tunes

8 July 2012

Theme: Colors…

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Old Blue, Pete Seeger, Birds Beasts Bugs and Fishes, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Eyes Are Red, New Lost City Ramblers, Old Timey Songs For Children, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Red River Valley, Buck Howdy, Pete Seeger – Ageless Kids’ Songs, Prairie Dog Entertainment

Pretty Little Girl With The Red Dress On, Mike( & Peggy) Seeger, American Folksongs For Children, Rounder Records

Red Bird, Lead Belly, ...Sings For Children, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Red Red Robin, Rosie Flores, Sing Along With Putumayo, Putumayo Kids

Little Red Riding Hood, Freakwater, The Bottle Let Me Down, Bloodshot Records

Green Sally, Up, Jessie Pratcher, Mattie Gardner & Mary Gardner, Songs of the South: American Folk Songs For Children, Vol. 4, Atlantic/Wea

Green Corn, John Langstaff, Songs For Singing Children, Revels Records

Green Leaf, Greg Brown, Bathtub Blues, Red House Records

Purple People Eater, Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, Ranky Tanky, Signature Sounds

Old Grey Bonnet, The Nields, Rock All Day, Rock All Night, Mercy House

Little Brown Dog, Taj Mahal, Songs For the Young at Heart, Music For Little People

Little Black Bull, Rufus (son of Peggy Seeger), Animal Folk Songs For Children, Rounder


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, July 14, 2012.

Week of  8 July 2012 – European Tales…

The Month-Brothers, a Slavic tale

Author: Samuel Marshak, trans. Thomas P. Whitney (retold by)<br>

Illustrator: Diane Stanley<br>

Publisher: William Morrow; ISBN 0-688-01509-3

Musical Bed: Vivaldi’s Concerto in D Major

Artist: John Bullard

CD: Bach on the Banjo

The Mitten, an old Ukrainian folktale

Author: Alvin Tresselt (retold by)

Illustrator: Yaroslova

Publisher: William Morrow; ISBN 0-688-41053-7

Musical Bed: Bach’s Three Part Invention #10

Artist: Bela Fleck

Album: Perpetual Motion

Puss in Boots, a French tale

Author: Charles Perrault, translated by Malcolm Arthur

Illustrator: Fred Marcellino

Publisher: Farrar, Straus, Giroux; ISBN 0-374-36160-6

Song: There’s No Substitute For a Cat

Artist: Barry Louis Polisar

CD: Songs for Well Behaved Children

Three Sacks of Truth, a French Tale

Author: Eric A. Kimmel (retold by)

Illustrator: Robert Rayevsky

Publisher: Holiday House; ISBN 0-823-40921-X

Song: Honesty is the Best Policy

Artists: Smothers Brothers

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