February 17, 2010

Bavon Marie Marie & l’Orchestre Negro Succes -l’Intrépide, african 1970

Bavon Marie Marie, front, cd size

After the tragic death of Bavon Marie Marie on august 5, 1970, it was
Leon Bholen himself who compiled this wonderful LP. It contains some
of his own favourites with Bavon. Some time ago I already posted this_one .
An ode to the music of Franco’s younger brother, Siongo Bavon Marie Marie.


1 Maseke ya meme
2 Bilamba ! Mbongo ya mani ?
3 Yalimbisa bijou
4 Libanga na libumu 1re partie
5 Libanga na libumu 2e partie
6 Nadendela mibali
7 Nakata serment ya bolingo


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  1. Mike D. 17 February 2010 at 20:22 - Reply

    Yeah, this is a great one. Thanks.

  2. reservatory 17 February 2010 at 22:38 - Reply

    THANK YOU!! I made a cheap cassette of this in the early eighties, from a batch of stuff Tom Verlaine of Television sold to a friend, and I’ve been looking to upgrade ever since. Curiously, the last track on Verlaine’s Dreamtime album is called Mary Marie. Anyway, this is a very welcome sight… Gracias!

  3. Anonymous 18 February 2010 at 08:54 - Reply

    Great album, what a shame he died so young. Thanks for sharing,


  4. Anonymous 18 February 2010 at 20:11 - Reply

    I have loved maseke ya mme for a long long time

    Is it possible for someone in the know to put names to those faces on the LP


    wuod k

  5. Apurva Bahadur 19 February 2010 at 03:49 - Reply

    Fantastic music. Many thanks for sharing. Apurva from Pune India.ziz

  6. Anonymous 19 February 2010 at 08:24 - Reply

    This is really good stuff – I love it!!! I enjoy your blog very much! Many thanks – tausend Dank!

  7. Anonymous 24 February 2010 at 05:30 - Reply

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!, I have always longed for these Bavon’s songs in this part of Africa. I used to listen to them during my childhood in the 70’s from a shortwave radio station which was broadcasting from somewhere in Eastern Congo (now DRC). But those were the very good days. These Bavon’s music are completely lacking in Kenya. How about more such as:- (1). Bavon Marie Marie et le Negro Succes Vol. 1 1996 ; (2). Les merveilles du passé: Orchestre Negro Succes 1970 African 360.013 ; (3). Bavon Marie Marie: Vol.2: Forever; (4). Bholen & Bavon Marie Marie: – Le Négro Succès – Sonodisc CD 36583, 1997 – CD
    ; (5). Bholen & Bavon Marie Marie: – Mabe Ya Mbila; and (6). Bavon Marie Marie: – Orchestre Negro Succes 1967-1968-;


  8. moos 24 February 2010 at 07:19 - Reply

    take a look at the 20th of january…

  9. Anonymous 22 April 2012 at 15:50 - Reply

    Would you please make a new link for this album:
    Bavon Marie Marie & l’Orchestre Negro Succes l’Intrépide 80 MB

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