November 26, 2012

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

Passy Mermans, front

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


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  1. Anonymous 27 November 2012 at 01:35 - Reply

    Thanks for sharing this–It is truly appreciated.

  2. Howard 27 November 2012 at 01:46 - Reply

    Wonderful! thank you.

  3. Anonymous 27 November 2012 at 07:10 - Reply

    Thank you!

  4. African Music Recycler 27 November 2012 at 18:56 - Reply

    Thank you!
    beautiful cover!

  5. Apurva Bahadur 28 November 2012 at 04:30 - Reply

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

  6. Jeff The Intern 30 November 2012 at 00:54 - Reply

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

  7. comment grossir 1 December 2012 at 08:30 - Reply

    merci pour cette jolie chanson

  8. matt 1 December 2012 at 10:19 - Reply

    An amazing album, thank you!

  9. matt 1 December 2012 at 10:19 - Reply

    An amazing album, thank you!

  10. DJ Daudi 3 December 2012 at 18:06 - Reply

    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.

  11. Anonymous 29 March 2014 at 20:08 - Reply

    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.

  12. rik 24 February 2019 at 17:05 - Reply

    finally I found the time to really listen to this gem. I don’t regret it…..Great rumba.

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