01.03.2012 – Boogie Hour

It’s not clear where this word comes from. But it may come from French, talked in Louisiana, cradle for jazz, blues and therefore boogie. The « bogie » in french describes the wheelsets of a train that produce a hypnotic noise on the railroad track imitated by musicians to create a hyptonic beat. The word has been loaded since then with sexual connotations and originated boogie-woogie, the pianistic prequel to rock’n’roll. In this episode you’ll hear that boogie either black or white, blues or country, rhythm’n’blues or rock’n’roll is the primitive groove of the American Dream.