Le Hoogie Boogie: Louisiana French Music for Children

Le Hoogie Boogie: Louisiana French Music for Children

by Michael Doucet
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Le Hoogie Boogie: Louisiana French Music for Children

Ever wondered how to sing "The Hokey Pokey" in French? If not, maybe your kids have, and this disc is for them anyway. That's not all they'll learn, either: "L'Arc en Ciel" will help them with their colors, and "A, B, C et 1, 2, 3" will have them counting and chanting the alphabet with a French Lousiana twang before you know it. There are several songs about alligators, of course, as well as a charming ode to lost love entitled "Les Maringouins Ont Tout Mange Ma Belle" ("The Mosquitoes Ate My Sweetheart All Up"). The music itself is a spicey stew of Cajun fiddle tunes and folksong melodies, all of which is guaranteed to have you and your kids waltzing and stomping furiously around the room. Doucet's singing voice, as always, is less than inspiring, but c'mon, it's a kid's record. Very highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/14/1992
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661802223
catalogNumber: 618022

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Doucet   Primary Artist,Fiddle,Guitar,Mandolin,Accordion,Vocals,Human Whistle,Whistle (Instrument),Finger Snapping
Great Kat   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Jimmy Breaux   Accordion
Tommy Alesi   Drums
Barry Jean Ancelet   Voices,Narrator,Recitation
Francois Ancelet   Vocals
Jean Ancelet   Vocals
Louis Ancelet   Vocals
Neil Burgard   Harmonica
Robbie Bush   Drums
Tommy Comeaux   Mandolin,Electric Guitar
David Doucet   Guitar,Vocals
Sharon Arms Doucet   Piano,Triangle,Vocals
Rex Hebert   Electric Guitar
James Sisters   Vocals
Melissa Doucet Maher   Fiddle,Vocals
Mitchell Reed   Bass,Fiddle,Acoustic Bass
Steve Riley   Accordion,Vocals
Tharp   Banjo,Electric Guitar
Jane Vidrine   Guitar,Vocals
Carmella Marshall   Vocals
Althea M. James   Vocals
Billy Ware   Organ,Percussion,Triangle,Frottoir

Technical Credits

Michael Doucet   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Sharon Arms Doucet   Producer,Liner Notes,translation
Mark Greenberg   Producer
Rex Hebert   Engineer
James Sisters   Contributor
David Rachou   Engineer
Steve Riley   Arranger
Joe Mathieu   Artwork,Cover Art
Carmella Marshall   Arranger
Althea M. James   Arranger
Billy Ware   Arranger

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Le Hoogie Boogie: Louisiana French Music for Children 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
evieLA More than 1 year ago
As a descendant of French Acadians, I am proud of my heritage and culture. Music is an important part of those and this CD has some of the old songs I heard my grandparents sing along with a few new-to-me tunes that are engaging and whimsical. I bought my grandchildren this CD whenever we took a toddler French class and I am amazed how quickly they picked up the lyrics as well as how much they enjoyed the music.