Oscar-Winning Movie Features Song By Acadiana Band
The "Green Book" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2019, and the movie featured a song by a band from Acadiana.
According to KATC TV3, Bobby Page (pictured above, left, with VJ Boulet) and the Riff-Raffs wrote the song back in the 1950s, when the Swamp Pop genre of music was making a national splash.
As you can tell from listening to the song, it is the epitome of a Swamp Pop classic!
You might recall hearing one of Bobby Page and the Riff-Raffs' other recordings, Hippy-Ti-Yo:
Bobby Page and the Riff Raffs recorded "Hippy-Ti-Yo", a bilingual rock and roll version of the traditional Cajun French song "Hip et Taiaut" - Wikipedia
KATC quoted one of the band members, the guy who actually wrote the song (and our friend and co-worker) VJ (Boo-Boo) Boulet as saying:
We was all floored. It's unbelievable, I mean, I'm in a movie - VJ Boulet
VJ "Boo-Boo" Boulet hosts a Swamp Pop radio program each Saturday afternoon on our sister-station KROM AM 960.
Congrats, Boo-Boo; we are proud of you!
(KATC, Wiki, Facebook/Mark Layne)