Monday, April 11, 2016

Music Review: Jim Gill Makes It Noisy in Boise, Idaho

Have you heard of Jim Gill? He is an author, musician, and a child development specialist. What an amazing man! I've had the joy of seeing him at a library conference for youth librarians and it was a blast. I would highly recommend going to one of his workshops for teachers and libraries if you have the opportunity. I would go back and see him!

Adolescent Audio Adventures reviews Jim Gill Makes It Noisy in Boise Idaho
He's one of my top storytime musicians. He currently has a six albums available, so there is a great number of songs to enjoy - quiet, loud, full body movement, and small body movement. You can preview his music on his website as well as purchase his CDs and books. He does run a collection special if you buy "all the things." (I don't get any payment for telling you to go buy his music. I just want to share the joyful and energetic music of Jim Gill with others.)

The CD insert has lyrics, occasional notes of song origins, credits, and thank yous. Song lengths are not listed on the CD. I italicized and bolded the tracks I have used during storytime. I italicized additional tracks that I like and added my thoughts as well.

Track List --
1 - List of Dances - sixteen different dances in a list - very helpful to make a poster of the different dance names
2 - YOW! - what you say when you're in pain
3 - Stick to the Glue - adapted version of "Skip to My Lou" - movement song
4 - The Night We Made it Noisy in Boise, Idaho - muscal instruments song
5 - All Filled Up - food song - body song - rhyming song
6 - Your Face Will Surely Show It - traditional song with more facial expression options (happy, sad, frightened, mad, sleepy, cold, surprised, silly)
7 - 5 Strings on My Banjo - musical instrument song - counting song
8 - Oh Hey Oh Hi Hello - hello song - Ohio song - differ ways of saying "oh hey oh hi hello" (quiet, loud, sad, mad, swimming, out of tune)
9 - Jim Gill's Lullaby - falling asleep as song is sung - "chorus" of WAKE UP!
10 - Doughnuts - food / recipe song (donuts, PB & J)
11 - Tickle Toe - body song
12 - The Effects Song - sounds of home - listen and make your own sound effects
13 - Let's Dance Now! - instrumental dance song
14 - If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out - words and music by Cat Sevens (not written in the CD insert)

Reviewed from a library copy.

Album: Jim Gill Makes It Noisy in Boise, Idaho
Artist: Jim Gill
Label: Jim Gill Music
Genre: Kindie / Educational
Length: 30:20
Release Date: August 1995


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