Tell Us A Tale Tunes

8 May 2011

Theme: Happy Belated Birthday Pete Seeger

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Pete Seeger turned 92 this past Tuesday (3 May), so we played a few of his story songs this week.  And we invited a few of his friends, family and admirers in to round out the program.

Abiyoyo, Pete Seeger, Abiyoyo and Other Story Songs for Children, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Sam the Whaler, Pete Seeger, Abiyoyo and Other Story Songs for Children, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

The Foolish Frog, Pete Seeger, Birds, Beasts, Bugs and Fishes (Little and Big), Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

There Was an Old Frog, Mike, Peggy, Penny and Sonya Seeger, Animal Folk Songs For Children, Rounder

She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Family (with special guests Pete Seeger and Tao Rodriguez Seeger), Go Waggaloo, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

This Land Is Your Land, The Weavers, Celebration of America, Music For Little People

I Want My Milk (I Want It Now), Woody Guthrie, Songs to Grow on for Mother and Child, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Ha Ha This A-Way, Lead Belly, ...Sings For Children, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad, Buck Howdy, Pete Seeger – Ageless Kids’ Songs, Prairie Dog Entertainment*

Froggie Went A-Courtin’, Bruce Springsteen, We Shall Overcome – Seeger Sessions, Sony

* Buck has created a new game called RoXzai, which sounds very cool.


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, 21 May, 2011.

Stories & Tales For Dear Old Mom…

Lazy Jack, an English tale
Author: Vivian French (retold by)
Illustrator: Russell Ayto
Publisher: Candlewick Press; ISBN 1-564-02130-0

Song: Mama Don’t Allow
Artists: Doc & Merle Watson
CD: Remembering Merle

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

Nanny Goat and the Seven Little Kids,a Brothers Grimm tale
Author: Eric A. Kimmel (retold by)
Illustrator: Janet Stevens
Publisher: Holiday House; ISBN 0-823-40789-6

Song: The Goat
Artist: Burl Ives

Heckedy Peg, an English tale
Author: Audrey Wood (retold by)
Illustrator: Don Wood
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; ISBN 0-152-33678-8

Song: Marie Laveau
Artists: Nickeltown (live on Tell Us A Tale)

Stephanie’s Ponytail
Author: Robert Munsch
Illustrator: Michael Martchenko
Publisher: Annick Press; ISBN 1-550-37485-0

Song: I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)
CD: Walt Disney’s Jungle Book

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