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

OTT 839 694-4, 839 694-4 Les Négresses Vertes* Mlah (Album) Off The Track Records, Torso OTT 839 694-4, 839 694-4 France 1989 Sell This Version
VG 50563 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) Delabel, Razzia Disques DE 8398544, 7243 8 39854 4 9 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
8418902 Les Negresses Vertes Les Negresses Vertes En Public (Album) Delabel 8418902 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 48102 2 1, CD VIR 90 Les Négresses Vertes* Trabendo (Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 48102 2 1, CD VIR 90 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
72438 1046418 Les Negresses Vertes Acoustic Clubbing (Album) Virgin 72438 1046418 France 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

OTT 889 493-1 Les Negresses Vertes Zobi La Mouche (Maxi, Single) Off The Track Records OTT 889 493-1 France 1989 Sell This Version
K10262 Les Negresses Vertes Voila L'été (Single, Maxi, MiniAlbum) Off The Track Records, Off The Track Records K10262 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
873 270-7 Les Negresses Vertes Il (Maxi, Single) Polydor, Off The Track Records 873 270-7 France 1989 Sell This Version
J.B. 355 Depeche Mode / Les Negresses Vertes Depeche Mode / Les Negresses Vertes - Personal Jesus / Zobi La Mouche(7", Jukebox) Ricordi J.B. 355 Italy 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
887 024-7 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 (Maxi) Virgin DE 095075, 95075 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
35117, DE 035117 Les Negresses Vertes Sous Le Soleil De Bodega (Remix) (Single, Maxi) Virgin 35117, DE 035117 France 1992 Sell This Version
DE 35 156 Les Negresses Vertes Hou! Mamma Mia (Maxi, Single) Delabel DE 35 156 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
7243 8 91853 2 4, DE 918532 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
7243 8 92616 2 2 Les Negresses Vertes Mambo Show (Maxi, EP, Single) Delabel 7243 8 92616 2 2 France 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 40032 1 0, DINST 139 Les Negresses Vertes An Apéritif 5 Track EP (EP) Virgin 7243 8 40032 1 0, DINST 139 UK 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 93284 2 4, 8932842 Les Negresses Vertes A Quoi Bon (Single, Maxi) Delabel 7243 8 93284 2 4, 8932842 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
DE 8926116 Les Negresses Vertes Après La Pluie (Maxi) Virgin DE 8926116 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
DE 8094 Les Negresses Vertes Mambo Show(12", Maxi, Promo) Delabel DE 8094 France 1995 Sell This Version