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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Big Jones & His Kawina Band - Bosoe Bana

The songs on this dutch Philips EP are from the soundtrack of the film/documentary "Suriname" done by Herman van der Horst released in 1960 in the Netherlands.
H.van der Horst won the Golden Bear for the best documentary.

Four songs by Big Jones & his Kawina Band where among the soundtrack of this documentary.
Todays songs is called "Bosoe Bana" which is a bunch of bananas and is about a man who is trying to sell these bananas

The song is from the late 50's (probably 1959) and was a huge hit back in Suriname. I remember during my childhood days (during the late 60's) that the song was still frequently played on local radio stations.

For additional information see the scans of this blog


Anonymous said...


Rutger said...

This was the 1st record I owned as a 4 year old kid in Suriname. My parents got me and my brother the simplest of record players, a plastic sony with buitlt in little speaker. I must have played this thousands of times. After 40 years I could still remember almost all the words (and I do not speak Sranang Tongo) so I have no idea what he;'s singing about!

Wonderful stuff. I own 2 copies of the EP, quality not too good, but I no longer have a record player. Been looking fot this online for years. Finally now been able to download 1 of the 4 songs. Anyone have any ideas where to get the other 3 songs?

Ben The Balladeer said...

contact me by email,need your email to send you the other mp3's

Anonymous said...

Ha Ben,
Zond je zoëven een mail over big jones.

dailyleftover said...
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dailyleftover said...

hi there, was strollin' the net as i have a selection of these Song & sound 7". But my surinam cat# 427032 NE has no sleeve and label only says Surinam on both sides. It seems not the same but music has simaliar sound.
it is not in such a good state but one track you can listen in "world is Flat" at 28:35min. And while your there dwl the "Bigi Pokoe [music of Surinam]" you probably going to like.
>click name for link to blog as direct link seems not to work, enjoy