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MP3 B.D. Blanchard - Monsterboy and the Boocoo Man

Monsterboy and the Boocoo Man is a musical swamp tale, a much lauded example of the storytellers art and music for people of all ages.

9 MP3 Songs
KIDS/FAMILY: Children''s Storytelling, SPOKEN WORD: With Music

B.D. Blanchard, known around these bayous as the Boocoo Man hisself, is of Cajun Creole ancestry and spends much of his creative time, making up tales, writing and playing guitar or making instruments out of old logs, truck springs, wild gourds or whatever he can find to use whenever he does his story telling. He likes to do all of this foolishness at his spiritual home out past the Honey Island swamps called Bluecamp. A rickety old place that floods often, but that''s all right, cuz when the water comes in the front door, you just open up the back door and let it on out. He speaks the French language, he speak that Boogarlee French, he speak that Niceois Patois, and sometime he even make up some funny words. But that''s ok too, cuz he always keeps his poetic license right next to his fishing license.

Now, this CD in particular is something close to the Boocoo Man''s heart, bein a story of transition as it is. If you are a teacher or just like to have lively discussions with the little people (kids), there is no shortness to the list of lessons you can discussulate with those so proned. You can discussulate, about Problems we all (and monsters too!) face in this or other worlds. Friendship, trying new things and fear are some other good lessons we all can learn on. More subjects for a good discussion are the swamps and bayou country, yes-siree-bob. Languages and Patois, from street jargon to dialects of the English language spoken in out of the way places like Kentucky coalmine country. Then you got my favorite, storytelling, myths, legends and made-up, a real how-to lesson.

You gonna hear some of them strange musical instruments we been talking about. On this CD, Boocoo Man, he use an Ektar and a Monsoon stick on them French song he sing. Then he use made up drums a big old Jaw harp and a didgeridoo what comes from the Aborigine peoples that lives out back of Australia. Then of course there is banjo, guitar, musical sticks, string bass, thunder sheet, and sound effects he gets wherever he can. He play these all himself. Man, you should see this Boocoo Man play live! You ain''t ever seen such foolishness.

With the love of storytelling, music, and crazy musical instrument in his heart, Boocoo Man, hopes you like This CD and buy you some to give to all your friends. We have a spot so you can send us email if you have anything y''all would like to say. If you are a record company or store or want to buy a whole bunch, email me and we will talk about it.

TINMAN (another artiste here at Bluecamp Arts)

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