Les Negresses Vertes

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. 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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Les Negresses Vertes Discography

Albums

Les Négresses Vertes* Mlah (Album) Off The Track Records, Torso France 1989 Sell This Version
Les Negresses Vertes Famille Nombreuse (Album) Delabel, Razzia Disques Greece 1991 Sell This Version
Les Negresses Vertes Zig-Zague (Album) Delabel, Razzia Disques Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
Les Negresses Vertes Les Negresses Vertes En Public (Album) Delabel Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
Les Négresses Vertes* Trabendo (Album) Virgin, Virgin Europe 1999 Sell This Version
Les Negresses Vertes Acoustic Clubbing (Album) Virgin France 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Les Negresses Vertes Zobi La Mouche (Maxi, Single) Off The Track Records France 1989 Sell This Version
Les Negresses Vertes Voila L'été (Single, Maxi, MiniAlbum) Off The Track Records, Off The Track Records Australia 1989 Sell This Version
Les Negresses Vertes / Depeche Mode Les Negresses Vertes / Depeche Mode - Zobi La Mouche / Personal Jesus Ricordi Italy 1989 Sell This Version
Les Negresses Vertes Il (Maxi, Single) Polydor, Off The Track Records France 1989 Sell This Version
J.B. 356 Erasure / Les Negresses Vertes Erasure / Les Negresses Vertes - Drama! / Voilà L'Ete(7", Jukebox) Ricordi J.B. 356 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
Les Negresses Vertes C'est Pas La Mer A Boire / L'Homme Des Marais (Single) Torso France 1990 Sell This Version
Les Negresses Vertes Famille Heureuse (Maxi) Virgin France 1991 Sell This Version
JBV 336 Les Negresses Vertes / Mano Negra Les Negresses Vertes / Mano Negra - Famille Heureuse / Mala Vida(7", Jukebox) Virgin JBV 336 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
Les Negresses Vertes Sous Le Soleil De Bodega (Remix) (Single, Maxi) Virgin France 1992 Sell This Version
Les Negresses Vertes Hou! Mamma Mia (Maxi, Single) Delabel France 1992 Sell This Version
JBV 342 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 / 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
Les Negresses Vertes Face À La Mer (Massive Attack Remix) (Maxi, Single) Delabel, Delabel Europe 1993 Sell This Version
Les Negresses Vertes Mambo Show (Maxi, EP, Single) Delabel France 1994 Sell This Version
Les Negresses Vertes An Apéritif 5 Track EP (EP) Virgin UK 1994 Sell This Version
926 127 Les Negresses Vertes Après La Pluie / Tous Des Ouvriers(7", Jukebox) Delabel 926 127 France 1994 Sell This Version
Les Negresses Vertes A Quoi Bon (Single, Maxi) Delabel Europe 1995 Sell This Version
Les Negresses Vertes Après La Pluie (Maxi) Virgin France 1994 Sell This Version
DE 3538 Les Negresses Vertes Cd 4 Titres Inédits / Remixés Et En Public(CD, Maxi, Promo, Car) Delabel DE 3538 France 1995 Sell This Version