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Boogie Boo!

by April Mae & the June Bugs

Inspired by the magic and mystery of Halloween, Boogie Boo!’s enchanting spell lies in it’s unexpected twists and turns; flirting with theatricality and soundscape, it's Innovative and fun, spooky, yet hauntingly dark, introspective, and deeply mythic.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Syncopated Boogie Boo
3:55 $0.99
2. Hoodoo Moon
4:15 $0.99
3. Hoodoo Rocket
5:56 $0.99
4. The Boogie Man (Tam Lin)
4:25 $0.99
5. It's Halloween
6:01 $0.99
6. The Headless Horseman
3:48 $0.99
7. Marie Laveaux
4:18 $0.99
8. I Put a Spell on You
5:32 $0.99
9. Devil with the Devil
2:36 $0.99
10. Who Dat up Dere?
3:44 $0.99
11. Killin' Jive
2:39 $0.99
12. The Ghost of All
5:25 $0.99
13. Nightmare
3:26 $0.99
14. Nightmare Reprise
1:50 $0.99
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Album Notes
Roots, rockabilly, and swing music group April Mae & The June Bugs announce the release of their new Halloween inspired album Boogie Boo!

Their most expansive and adventurous album to date, Boogie Boo!’s enchanting spell lies in it’s unexpected twists and turns. Innovative and fun, spooky, yet hauntingly dark, introspective, and deeply mythic, these songs bring out the best qualities of their signature sound, but they’ve really changed the game on this one.

Inspired by the magic and mystery of Halloween, Boogie Boo! touts a collection of thirteen songs themed around voodoo legends, Halloween myths and spooky tales; pairings of original music and creatively arranged obscurities hailing from the roaring twenties, the dirty thirties, the swinging forties, and beyond.

Like the soundtrack to a spine tingling ghost story, film noir mind you, in 1940’s in black and white of course, these songs flirt with theatricality and soundscape in a way that’s playful and whimsical, while moving into a realm that is also hauntingly dark, introspective, and deeply mythic.

Boogie Boo! contrasts their previous release Sun Kissed! The Sun Studios Sessions in a variety of ways. Sun Kissed! was clearly an “on the road” album, recordedlive at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, with Grammy Award winning engineer Matt Ross-Spang and musical guest Rockabilly Hall of Fame drummer J.M. Van Eaton. Completed during multiple southern tours while paying homage to Sam Phillips and a myriad of rockabilly heroes and heroines.

Boogie Boo! is a very different beast, in nature, scope, personality, and production. Although the band still recorded this album live in the studio, this is their most exploratory music to date. April Mae took a different approach to the creation of this album, completing the writing of her original music as part of the recording process. Working with Tony Mascara at The Audio Lab studio in Millville, NJ she devoted a period of nine months of extended sessions in order to let the songs grow and progress in an organic way. Where they took her was surprising and often utterly breathtaking. For example, one of the songs channels in an ancient story from a pre-fifteenish century Scottish ballad of myth and lore.

Many of her original songs develop the sonic pallet further, almost sculptural in nature, enhancing the sound scape with a richly developed atmosphere, often including field recordings that Mae recorded over the course of the recording process.

The instrumentation on this album includes their classic live configuration of cigar box guitar, upright bass, washboard percussion, and April Mae’s self made ‘kazoo-za-phone” in addition to a variety of drums, lap steel guitar, saxophone, and the sounds of Mae’s tap dancing for additional vintage style percussive flair.

Destined to become a Halloween seasonal favorite, that can also be enjoyed at anytime of the year!
Booooogie BOO!



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