Monday, November 26, 2012

Passy Mermans - Les Grands
Succes Africains vol. 6,
Pathe Marconi 1976

Every time I go to the Utrecht recordfair I meet with one
of the French recorddealers. This guy always brings some
special material. Take this record, a discovery I made through
him this time. From 1976 on Pathé Marconi we found Passy
Mermans. He is performing here with Orchestre Bantous, 1,2,3,
4 & 9, Orchestre Lisolo, 7 & 8 and Orchestre Les Nzoy, 5 & 6. The
Lisolo orchestra developed from a group called Mando Négro under
the leadership of Passy Mermans. I suspect family ties with Belgium
descendants concerning his last name. ( 'Verckys' does the same.. )
Although I pay a fair price for the lp's, I'm happy to find people making
available such rare lost treasures for us to find and reanimate. Don't
just get it, but be sure to also spread it and breathe
new life into it.. damn good..


1   Badette
2   C'est serieux tantine
3   Bubote mona pele
4   A mon avis
5   Ata ko poso moko
6   Mazekimba
7   Masolo
8   Owelaki mingi
9   A.T.C. voie ferree



Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this--It is truly appreciated.

Howard said...

Wonderful! thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

African Music Recycler said...

Thank you!
beautiful cover!

Apurva Bahadur said...

Wow! Many thanks for sharing. Apurva from Pune, India.

Jeff The Intern said...

Can't wait to listen to more of this. Thanks.

comment grossir said...

merci pour cette jolie chanson

matt said...

An amazing album, thank you!

DJ Daudi said...

Some of these songs were released on a CD some years ago. Compilations are OK, but they assume that the compiler the one who knows which are the good songs. It's good to get to hear the whole album...which I sadly do not have.

Anonymous said...

Just found this LP in perfect shape in an antique shop in Montreal for $5 this afternoon and couldn't be happier. Beautiful sounds! It's nice to see that someone has already posted this album to share with others. Props.