Johnny de Mirande was born in 1924. He started playing at an early age. His first violin lessons where at the age of 7.
At the age of 16 he played with the Suriname Philharmonic Orchestra with leader Eddy Wessels.
Later he also started playing the clarinet and alt and tenor sax.
During the 40's he joined and played with "Piskadere Boys" from Curacao on the Duch Antilles.
In the early 50's he went back to Suriname at the request of the then popular orchestra "The Swing Masters" probably with band leader M.Vasconcellos and Alberto Gemerts.
During that time he also played with "Bios Suriname Boys" with Eddie Snijders and Carlo Jones, but it did not last long they had only 3 performances during '51 and '53 and broke up.
In 1955 he moved to The Netherlands and joined Max Woiski's band and played, congas, drums, piano and did vocals.
Johnny made many solo recordings. 2 albums of which you can see the covers here.
Todays song is from his album " The Sunny Sound Of Suriname" from '74
Players on this album are Sinnie Boona, Bennie Wijngaarde, Stan Lockin, Rene van der Lande, Carlo Brandon, George Scheermacher,Borris Zijlstra.
The album was produces by Alberto Gemerts
I've never seen his other album "Ritmo Tropical" from '71 but I know 3 songs from that album:
Pajasiman, Baka Thalia and Masra Bedoisi.
If anyone has the album...........please contact me.