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

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

Singles & EPs

Les Negresses Vertes - Zobi La Mouche album art Les Negresses Vertes Zobi La Mouche (Maxi, Single) Off The Track Records France 1989 Sell This Version
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 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
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 Italy 1989 Sell This Version
Les Negresses Vertes - Il album art Les Negresses Vertes Il (Maxi, Single) Polydor, Off The Track Records France 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
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 France 1990 Sell This Version
Les Negresses Vertes - Famille Heureuse album art Les Negresses Vertes Famille Heureuse (Maxi) Delabel, Razzia Disques 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
Les Negresses Vertes - Sous Le Soleil De Bodega (Remix) album art Les Negresses Vertes Sous Le Soleil De Bodega (Remix) (Single, Maxi) Virgin Spain 1992 Sell This Version
Les Negresses Vertes - Hou! Mamma Mia album art Les Negresses Vertes Hou! Mamma Mia (Maxi, Single) Delabel 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
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 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
Les Negresses Vertes - Après La Pluie / Tous Des Ouvriers album art Les Negresses Vertes Après La Pluie / Tous Des Ouvriers (Single) Delabel France 1994 Sell This Version
Les Negresses Vertes - Mambo Show album art Les Negresses Vertes Mambo Show (Maxi, Single, EP) Delabel France 1994 Sell This Version
Les Negresses Vertes - An Apéritif 5 Track EP album art Les Negresses Vertes An Apéritif 5 Track EP (EP) Virgin, Virgin, Delabel, Razzia Disques UK 1994 Sell This Version
Les Negresses Vertes - A Quoi Bon album art Les Negresses Vertes A Quoi Bon (Single, Maxi) Delabel Europe 1995 Sell This Version
Les Negresses Vertes - Après La Pluie album art Les Negresses Vertes Après La Pluie (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin France 1994 Sell This Version
DE 3538 Les Negresses Vertes - Cd 4 Titres Inédits / Remixés Et En Public album art Les Negresses Vertes Cd 4 Titres Inédits / Remixés Et En Public(CD, Maxi, Promo, Car) Delabel DE 3538 France 1995 Sell This Version