Les Negresses Vertes

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A French band from Paris that could fit in the world-music sphere, as their sound has changed from their start in 1987.
Literally translated, the name of the band "Les Négresses Vertes" is a paradox. It translates literally as "Green Black Girls", a name that does not make a great deal of sense in English, but apparently originated from abuse hurled at them at one of their first concerts. In Paris the uniform of the garbage collection is green - and most of the workers were colored ... However, 'vert' can also mean 'fresh', so an equal translation would be "Fresh Black Girls".
The original line-up included:
Helno (Singer) (born Noël Rota in Paris, December 25, 1963 - ✝ January 22, 1993; also known as Helno Rota De Lourcqua), Jo Roz (also known as L'Ami Ro; real name Joe Ruffier des Aimes) (Piano), Stéfane Mellino (Guitar), Jean-Marie Paulus (Bass), Gaby (Drums), Matias Canavese (Accordion), Michel Ochowiak (Trumpet), Abraham Sirinix (also known as Abraham Braham) (Trombone) and Iza Mellino (Backing Vocals).
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Albums

W2-26029 Les Negresses Vertes - Mlah album art Les Negresses Vertes Mlah (Album) Off The Track Records, Just'In Distribution W2-26029 US 1989 Sell This Version
VG 50563 Les Negresses Vertes - Famille Nombreuse album art Les Negresses Vertes Famille Nombreuse (Album) Delabel, Razzia Disques VG 50563 Greece 1991 Sell This Version
DE 8398544, 7243 8 39854 4 9 Les Negresses Vertes - Zig-Zague album art Les Negresses Vertes Zig-Zague (Album) Delabel, Razzia Disques DE 8398544, 7243 8 39854 4 9 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
724384148140 Les Negresses Vertes - Les Negresses Vertes En Public album art Les Negresses Vertes Les Negresses Vertes En Public (Album) Delabel 724384148140 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
724384810221, CD VIR 90 Les Negresses Vertes - Trabendo album art Les Négresses Vertes* Trabendo (Album) Virgin, Virgin 724384810221, CD VIR 90 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
VISA 6641 Les Negresses Vertes - Acoustic Clubbing album art LNV Les Négresses Vertes* Acoustic Clubbing (Album) Virgin VISA 6641 France 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

873 270-7 Les Negresses Vertes - Il album art Les Negresses Vertes Il (Maxi, Single) Polydor, Off The Track Records 873 270-7 France 1989 Sell This Version
J.B. 355 Les Negresses Vertes - Zobi La Mouche / Personal Jesus album art Les Negresses Vertes / Depeche Mode Les Negresses Vertes / Depeche Mode - Zobi La Mouche / Personal Jesus (Comp) Ricordi J.B. 355 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
K10262 Les Negresses Vertes - Voila L'été album art Les Negresses Vertes Voila L'été (Single, Maxi, MiniAlbum) Off The Track Records, Off The Track Records K10262 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
OTT 889 493-1 Les Negresses Vertes - Zobi La Mouche album art Les Negresses Vertes Zobi La Mouche (Single, Maxi) Off The Track Records OTT 889 493-1 France 1989 Sell This Version
K10262 Les Negresses Vertes - Voila L'été (It's Summer) album art Les Negresses Vertes Voila L'été (It's Summer)(7", Promo) Off The Track Records K10262 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
J.B. 356 Les Negresses Vertes - Drama! / Voilà L'Ete album art Erasure / Les Negresses Vertes Erasure / Les Negresses Vertes - Drama! / Voilà L'Ete(7", Jukebox) Ricordi J.B. 356 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
887 024-7 Les Negresses Vertes - C'est Pas La Mer A Boire / L'Homme Des Marais album art Les Negresses Vertes C'est Pas La Mer A Boire / L'Homme Des Marais (Single) Torso 887 024-7 France 1990 Sell This Version
DE 095075, 95075 Les Negresses Vertes - Famille Heureuse album art Les Negresses Vertes Famille Heureuse (Maxi) Delabel, Razzia Disques DE 095075, 95075 France 1991 Sell This Version
JBV 336 Les Negresses Vertes - Famille Heureuse / Mala Vida album art Les Negresses Vertes / Mano Negra Les Negresses Vertes / Mano Negra - Famille Heureuse / Mala Vida(7", Jukebox) Virgin JBV 336 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
DE 036117, 36 117, none Les Negresses Vertes - Sous Le Soleil De Bodega (Remix) album art Les Negresses Vertes Sous Le Soleil De Bodega (Remix) (Single, Maxi) Virgin DE 036117, 36 117, none France 1992 Sell This Version
DE 35 156 Les Negresses Vertes - Hou! Mamma Mia album art Les Negresses Vertes Hou! Mamma Mia (Maxi, Single) Delabel DE 35 156 France 1992 Sell This Version
JBV 342 Les Negresses Vertes - Sous Le Soleil De Bodega / Move Me No Mountain album art Les Negresses Vertes / Soul II Soul Les Negresses Vertes / Soul II Soul - Sous Le Soleil De Bodega / Move Me No Mountain(7", Jukebox) Virgin JBV 342 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
VI PRO 50 Les Negresses Vertes - Famille Heureuse / Mala Vida / I Can't Dance / Questione Di Sfiga album art Les Negresses Vertes / Mano Negra / Genesis / Marco Carena Les Negresses Vertes / Mano Negra / Genesis / Marco Carena - Famille Heureuse / Mala Vida / I Can't Dance / Questione Di Sfiga(12", Promo) Virgin VI PRO 50 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
7243 8 91853 2 4, DE 918532 Les Negresses Vertes - Face À La Mer (Massive Attack Remix) album art Les Negresses Vertes Face À La Mer (Massive Attack Remix) (Maxi, Single) Delabel, Delabel 7243 8 91853 2 4, DE 918532 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
PRO-3440 Les Negresses Vertes - Après La Pluie / Tous Des Ouvriers album art Les Negresses Vertes Après La Pluie / Tous Des Ouvriers (Single) Delabel PRO-3440 France 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 40032 1 0, DINST 139 Les Negresses Vertes - An Aperitif 5 Track EP album art Les Negresses Vertes An Aperitif 5 Track EP (EP) Virgin, Virgin, Delabel, Razzia Disques 7243 8 40032 1 0, DINST 139 UK 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 92616 2 2 Les Negresses Vertes - Mambo Show album art Les Negresses Vertes Mambo Show (Maxi, Single, EP) Delabel 7243 8 92616 2 2 France 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 926122 6 Les Negresses Vertes - Après La Pluie album art Les Negresses Vertes Après La Pluie (Single, Maxi) Delabel 7243 8 926122 6 France 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 93284 2 4, 8932842 Les Negresses Vertes - A Quoi Bon album art Les Negresses Vertes A Quoi Bon (Single, Maxi) Delabel 7243 8 93284 2 4, 8932842 Europe 1995 Sell This Version