J'ai un bouton sur le bout de la langue
Songs La Bolduc Illustrations Josée Bisaillon Interpreters Bïa, Florence K, Geneviève Bilodeau, Gaële and Jorane
BOOK A definitive tribute to Mary Travers (1894-1941) also known as La Bolduc, the first major recording star in Quebec. The eleven songs are interspersed with humorous expressions of a time that delights the senses of both young and old. This charming story evokes a picturesque view of the daily lives of people with an timeless, optimistic flavor. The title song, "J'ai un bouton sur le bout de la langue" (I have a button on the tip of the tongue), illustrated by Josée Bisaillon, transports us to the heart of the 1920s, the kingdom of the tramway and the gramophone.
CD Five female dancers perform with wit and humour the songs of La Bolduc. In a unique style, Geneviève Bilodeau, Bïa, Jorane, Gaële, and Florence K revisit the jig in a whimsical fashion. This repertoire offers a varied musical palette that appeals to all generations!
Age: 2-7 years / Publication date: October 25, 2011
Mary Travers, aka La Bolduc, was born in 1894 in Newport, Gaspésie. Without prior musical training, she manages to play several musical instruments such as the accordion, the bombarde, the harmonica than the violin. She accompanied Conrad Gauthier on the Evenings of the Good Old Days at the Monument-National before composing famous songs that made her the Queen of the jig and Canadian folklore in the 1930s.
Josée Bisaillon was born in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec. Her illustrations are a mix of burgeoning collages, drawings and digital montages. She has won several awards including the Applied Arts, LUX, and American Illustration Society of Illustrators (NY), in addition to being nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award in 2008 and 2010.
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36-page illustrated hardcover book, 8" X 8" format, with an appended music CD containing 11 recordings plus printable files of the song lyrics and illustrations
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11 MP3 recordings plus plus printable files of the song lyrics and illustrations
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