This new CD, along with Jim's other recordings and books, also makes a wonderful gift for a child or an early childhood professional. We ship quickly to make sure that holiday wishes come true!
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A Video from Jim's New CD!
One From the Left (A Finger Play)
A new and original finger play from Jim Gill! The music wonderfully “illustrates” the motions for the fingers…..so listen closely as you play! The song is available on Jim’s latest CD, Vote for Jim Gill.
Jim Gill's Nationwide Campaign of Play: I have lots of appearances scheduled in the coming months that will feature songs from my new CD, Vote For Jim Gill, as well as active favorites from the past such as "Silly Dance Contest" and "Spin Again." It is all part of my Nationwide Campaign For Play! I will be barnstorming from state to state right up until election day! And, unlike the traditional candidates, I don't plan on stopping once the election is over. I promise that my Nationwide Campaign For Play will continue! Check the tour dates to find a concert near you. And if you'd like to schedule a concert for your community, contact me! I'd LOVE to visit!
Vote For Jim Gill?
Two years ago I began working on a new musical game that would involve words that referred to body parts, but also had other meanings. Words such as "back," "nose (knows)," and, of course, "rear."
After compiling a list of words that would fit my scheme I began to construct rhyming phrases.
Let’s knuckle down and cut the waste. Shoulder burdens that we face.
At first I was thinking only of the opportunity for listeners to cheerfully focus on the active play—bending knuckles and pointing to their waists, shoulders and faces. Anyone familiar with my songs knows that creating movement games like this, in the context of rhymes, is my signature style.
I soon realized, however, that the rhyming phrases I was creating sounded more and more like a campaign speech and, with a smile, I playfully pursued that approach. The result is "Vote For Jim Gill," a song in which the lyrics all reference body parts, but also reference the sorts of promises we hear during election season from candidates.
Give the song a listen and you'll hear a whole series of empty statements and promises that you might hear other candidates say out on the campaign trail. But I am the only candidate that could have strung them together in ridiculous rhyme and created an active movement game out of them as I did. That’s a fact.
Who would have guessed that this year I would be the one candidate that so many people can....well....get behind.