Tell Us A Tale Tunes

9 October 2011

Theme: Once More But Different

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Frog Went-A-Courtin’,  Alameda Riddle, Songs of the South: American Folk Songs For Children, Vol. 4, Atlantic/Wea

Mr. Froggie Went A-Courting, Burl Ives, … Sings Little White Duck, Columbia

Froggy Went A-Courtin’, Doc Watson, …Sings Songs For Little Pickers, Sugarhill

Froggie Went A-Courtin’,  Spider John Koerner, Kids, Cars and Campfires, Red House

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

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

Old MacDonald, Jan Smith, Jeff Vogelgesang, Tom Proutt & Gerald Soriano, LIVE on Tell Us A Tale (2003)

This Old Man, Pete Seeger, American Folk, Game and Activity Songs, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

This Old Man, Bob Dylan, Every Child Deserves a Lifetime, Shout Factory

Old Joe Clark, The Mountain Ramblers, Songs of the South: American Folk Songs For Children, Vol. 4, Atlantic/Wea

Old Joe Clark, Ben Rudnick, A Frog Named Sam, Bartlett Ave. Records

Old Joe Clark, Dan Zanes and Father Goose, House Party, Festival Five Records

Old Joe Clark, Mike Seeger, American Folksongs For Children, Rounder Records

Teddy Bears’ Picnic, Trout Fishing in America, Big Trouble, Trout Records

Teddy Bears’ Picnic, Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, Not For Kids Only, Acoustic Disc

Orange Blossom Special, The Stonemans, 20 Bluegrass Originals – Instrumentals (Various), Gusto Records

Orange Blossom Special, Jeff Little, “Live” from the Barns of Wolf Trap, Blue Ridge Productions


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, 15 October, 2011.

Animal Tales…

How Chipmunk Got His Stripes, a Native American tale
Author: Joseph Bruchac and James Bruchac (retold by)
Illustrator: Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers; ISBN 0-803-72404-7

Musical Bed: R. Carlos Nakai, Dessert Dance
Song: Man Gave Names to All the Animals
Artist: Tim O’Brien
CD: Putumayo Kids Presents Sing Along with Putumayo

Author: Janell Cannon
Illustrator: Janell Cannon
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich; ISBN 0-152-80217-7

Song: Friendship
Artist: John McCutcheon (and Cheryl Wheeler)
CD: Bigger Than Yourself

Anansi and the Talking Melon, an African Trickster tale
Author: Eric A. Kimmel (retold by)
Illustrator: Janet Stevens
Publisher: Holiday House; ISBN 0-823-41104-4

Song: My Brother Thinks He’s a Banana
Artist: Barry Louis Polisar
CD: Old Dogs, New Tricks

How Giraffe Got Such a Long Neck…, an East African folktale
Author: Michael Rosen (retold by)
Illustrator: John Clementson
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers; ISBN 0-803-71621-4

Song: Deepest Africa
Artists: Chenille Sisters
CD: Teaching Hippopotami To Fly

How Rabbit Stole the Fire, a Native American legend
Author: Joanna Troughton
Illustrator: Joanna Troughton
Publisher: Bedrick/Blackie; ISBN 0-872-26040-2

Musical Bed: R. Carlos Nakai, Desert Dance

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