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Crunchy PartyMix

by Gigi & Mike

Folk music that will get your voices singing and toes tapping -- from the 1700s to 1920s -- geared to get families and kids to sing along.
Genre: Kids/Family: Sing-Along/Interactive
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  Song Share Time Download
1. She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain
2:20 $0.99
2. Clementine
2:11 $0.99
3. Erie Canal
2:21 $0.99
4. I've Been Working on the Railroad
2:01 $0.99
5. Daisy Bell
1:56 $0.99
6. Hole in the Bucket
2:49 $0.99
7. If You're Happy and You Know It
1:12 $0.99
8. Monster Truck
1:23 $0.99
9. My Bonnie
1:39 $0.99
10. Skip To My Lou
1:26 $0.99
11. B-i-n-g-o
1:34 $0.69
12. Go Tell Aunt Rhody
1:05 $0.99
13. You're a Grand Old Flag
1:11 $0.99
14. I'm a Nut
1:29 $0.99
15. Take Me Out to the Ball Game
1:47 $0.99
16. Oh Susanna
1:59 $0.99
17. The Riddle Song
1:43 $0.99
18. Animal Fair
1:04 $0.99
19. The Band Played On
0:45 $0.99
20. Throw It Out the Window
1:51 $0.99
21. Waddeley Achee
2:12 $0.99
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Album Notes

"We keep singing along to Monster Truck weeks later!" -- Parent from a June 2005 live concert

"I cannot count the number of people who thoroughly enjoyed both listening and singing along to your sessions -- it is a day that I will remember and cherish." Hosts of Museums of the Arroyo Day from a pair of May 2005 concerts

"Four CDs please -- I want to share this with our friends." Parents at a recent concert

This album shares songs from Gigi Johnson & Mike Salas's folk music live cable TV show in the San Gabriel Valley area of Southern California. Join Gigi & Mike, as well as some charming kids, for in-studio sing-alongs that combine music from the 1700s through 1920s. Some songs will be known and loved by adults; others are new and old favorites of kids.

Gigi & Mike have been amazed that families just don't seem to sing as much any more. The songs we grew up with aren't in their lives, except perhaps at church or Scout camp. Parents aren't as comfortable as older generations were in singing with their kids. Schools are finding less and less time in the school week to introduce songs for teaching about language arts, social culture, and history.

So Gigi & Mike's sing-along songs are trying to bring folk singing back into the family and back into children's lives. And with "Crunchy PartyMix," Gigi & Mike are glad to share that adventure with you, even if you don't live in the Los Angeles Basin to come to some of their frequent family-fun hootenannies for young and old.

The many "Ingredients" to this "Crunchy PartyMix":
1. She'll Be Coming 'Round the
Mountain (2:18)
2. Clementine (2:09)
3. Erie Canal (2:19)
4. I've Been Working on the Railroad
5. Daisy Bell (1:54)
6. Hole in the Bucket (2:47)
7. If You're Happy and You Know It
8. Monster Truck (1:21)
9. My Bonnie (1:37)
10. Skip To My Lou (1:24)
11. B-I-N-G-O (1:32)
12. Go Tell Aunt Rhody (1:03)
13. You're a Grand Old Flag (1:09)
14. I'm a Nut (1:27)
15. Take Me Out To the Ball Game
16. Oh Susanna (1:57)
17. The Riddle Song (1:41)
18. Animal Fair (1:02)
19. The Band Played On (0:43)
20. Throw It Out the Window (1:49)
21. Waddeley Achee (2:12)

About Mike Salas (www.mikesalasmusic.com)
Mike Salas has been singing, songwriting, and playing guitar, as well as teaching kindergarten and pre-K, for more than a decade. In addition, he shares many hours of his time teaching teachers how to work with children and music. Recently, Mike has appeared in several episodes of KCET's child care provider show "A Place of Our Own" (http://www.aplaceofourown.org), including an episode on kids' development and music. Mike has played in several local bands and continues his energetic solo vocal/guitar/songwriter career in Los Angeles. His music and concert dates can be found at http://www.mikesalasmusic.com.

About Gigi Johnson (www.gigiandmike.com)
Gigi is an old fashioned mezzosoprano who has three children and a Brownie troop...and realized that somewhere along the line, families stopped singing... In addition to singing and working with kids, she has been working with "older kids" over at UCLA Anderson School in media as her seventh career and have started an eighth career bringing song back into families' lives.



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It's a "live" album - of kids songs - all the classics are here
A live kids album - what a great concept - they have all the classics on this one and you really feel the energy of the audience- my only criticism is that the songs seem too short ... I only hope I can find out when the next taping is for the sequel