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Monday, September 1, 2008

Alberto Gemerts - Lobie Foe Monie Delta-LP-503

Alberto Gemerts is one of the Suriname great singers, songwriters, arrangers, producers and band leaders.
He was born in 1931 and moved to The Netherlands in the 50's where he formed a band with other Suriname musicians he had played with in Suriname and toured Europe (the Scandinavian countries) with them for almost 8 years without returning to The Netherlands.
Musicians might have been A.Parisius, Johnny de Miranda, Max Woiski, Theodoor Kantoor akaTeddy Cotton but I'm not sure of that.

"Lobie Foe Monie" written by Gemerts is about a thief/burglar sitting in jail and telling us how his love for money put him in problems.

This song is from an album done as a tribute to an other great Suriname musician, singer and song writer "A.Parisius aka Kid Dynamite" who lived in Germany and was killed in a car accident in Hamburg 1963.
This albums was probably done in the same year.

8 of the 12 songs on this album where written by A.Parisius.
Kid Dynamite and his Combo played at the Casablanca club at "de Zeedijk" in Amsterdam during the early 50's before moving to Germany.

A.Parisius aka Kid Dynamite

Gemerts had a total of 6 albums on the dutch Delta label and some on other labels to. He has produced many albums and 45's.