Special 20th Anniversary Edition with 2 BONUS Songs!
Jim Gill Sings The Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes was originally released in 1993… on LP record! The recording earned Jim numerous honors, including his first of five awards from the American Library Association, and has propelled him to spread music play to families far and wide ever since!
The 20th Anniversary Edition contains all 15 original tracks, digitally remastered for enhanced sound quality, as well as two brand new “bonus tracks.” In total, 17 different songs that invite children and the adults that care for them to clap, sing, dance and sneeze together.
Listen to samples of the songs and watch videos from his celebratory “Contagious Tunes Tour” by clicking on those links in the navigation area above.
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Happy New Year!
2013 was a wonderful year! I shared my songs, books and ideas about play in California, Connecticut and Colorado.....Maryland, Minnesota and Missouri....Iowa and Idaho....Washington state and Washington D.C .....as well as Oregon, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Nevada, Ohio and Michigan. (And maybe a few states I missed.) I just booked some flights to California, Texas and Virginia for 2014 and I'm excited to see where else my banjo and I can visit!
Upcoming Conference Appearances: I'm excited to be returning to the California PreK and K Conference this month! In February I'll be keynoting at the Collaboration for Early Childhood Symposium in Oak Park, IL. In March I have keynotes scheduled at the Missouri Lutheran Early Childhood Conference, at the VAECE Conference in Roanoke, VA, at the Upper Peninsula Early Childhood Conference in Marquette, MI and, on March 28th and 29th, I'll be presenting the opening keynote at the IN AEYC Conference in Indianapolis.
Contagious Tunes Tour: In 2013 I began my tour celebrating 20 years since the release of my "Sneezing Song" recording and it continues through this year! It's exciting to see how the active "music play" that I created years ago still engages children and parents and grandparents. It has also been an honor to have folks attend my concerts who are parents of grown children, retired teachers.....even children who say they "grew up with my music" and who are now in their teens and 20s! They come just to say hello and, of course, sing along! Thanks everyone!
"Alabama, Mississippi" concert video: I've posted a video clip that contains some great footage of families singing and playing (and shaking) together at one of my concerts.....with special accompaniment by my friend Don Stille playing the accordion.
Words on Play
An Opportunity Missed....An Opportunity Taken
Some memories stick with you.
My wife and I were traveling and stopped into a pizza restaurant for dinner. As we entered we saw a dad and his daughter, maybe 4 years old, sitting at opposite sides of a booth. Because both were leaning over the table, their heads were pretty close together. They looked as though they might be whispering secrets or telling each other jokes. Who knew? But it was a dad and his daughter obviously sharing a special time together. My wife turned to me and said, "This reminds me of you on one of your daddy-daughter nights."
It was only as we walked past them to our own table that we saw the full picture. The dad and his daughter were both leaning over the table they shared......and each was intimately involved with a personal digital device. The father was typing on his ipad and the daughter was watching a movie on her portable dvd player.
I suppose it’s the missed opportunity that I remember.