Sunday, April 08, 2007

Anders Nelsson & The Ming盟

綽號金毛虎,在香港成長但出生於美國加州的瑞典籍樂手Anders Nelsson 聶安達,繼在60年代最先組成的Kontinentals及其後的The Inspiration樂隊分別拆夥後,於1973年再組成了Ming「盟」樂隊,並簽約EMI唱片公司,在1974及1975年間灌錄了數張七吋及三張十二吋LP專集。

Ming「盟」樂隊成員如下:
  • Anders Nelsson – Vocals & Rhythm/Acoustic Guitar
  • Maria Wu (鄔馬利) – Vocals & Drums
  • Ronald Chan – Bass Guitar
  • Hardy Li – Keyboards
  • Mario Bernardo – Vocals & Lead Guitar (replaced by Johnson Tang later on)
盟 Ming          (EMI (Columbia) - 1974/ S-33ESX-221)


Side One
  1. Reasons Why    (Anders Nelsson)
  2. It Doesn’t Matter Any More    (Paul Anka)
  3. Missing You    (Anders Nelsson)
  4. Did Ya    (Anders Nelsson)
  5. Merry-Go-Love    (Anders Nelsson)
  6. Peace Of Mind    (Anders Nelsson)
  7. Merry-Go-Love    (Anders Nelsson)
Side Two
  1. White Eagle    (Anders Nelsson)
  2. Never Coming Home    (Anders Nelsson)
  3. Another Morning    (Anders Nelsson)
  4. 13 Down And 8 To Go    (Anders Nelsson)
  5. Aren’t You Satisfied?     (Anders Nelsson)
  6. Wiseman    (Anders Nelsson)
"Reasons Why" :



"It Doesn't Matter Any More" :


"Missing You" :


"Did Ya" :


"Peace Of Mind" :


"Merry-Go-Love" :


"White Eagle" :


"Never Coming Home" :


"13 Down And 8 To Go " :


"Another Morning" :


"Aren’t You Satisfied?" :


"Wiseman" :


Ming                (EMI (Columbia) - 1975/S-33ESX-223)


Side One
  1. Keep On Crying    (Anders Nelsson)
  2. The Wrong Side    (Anders Nelsson)
  3. Taxi    (Anders Nelsson)
  4. Touch Me Lord    (Anders Nelsson)
  5. Mr. Sunshine    (Anders Nelsson)
  6. Come On Home    (Anders Nelsson)
Side Two
  1. Virginia    (Anders Nelsson)
  2. You Use Me    (Anders Nelsson)
  3. I Still Love You    (Anders Nelsson)
  4. Loving Woman    (Anders Nelsson)
  5. You You You    (Anders Nelsson)
  6. I'll Let You Know    (Anders Nelsson)
Ming 盟           (EMI (Columbia) - 1975/S-33ESX-227)


Side One
  1. U'N'I    (Anders Nelsson)
  2. This Time Tomorrow +    (Joseph KooAnders Nelsson)
  3. Why, Woman Why?    (Anders Nelsson)
  4. Laughter In The Rain    (Phil Cody.Neil Sedaka)
  5. He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)    (Jerry ButlerCalvin CarterCurtis Mayfield)
  6. Magic    (Billy LyallDavid Paton)
  7. Mandy    (Scott EnglishRichard Kerr)
Side Two
  1. Footsteps    (Anders Nelsson)
  2. Let Me Sing It (Like They Used To)    (Joseph KooAnders Nelsson)
  3. Evil Hearted Woman    (Anders Nelsson)
  4. The Night Chicago Died  (Peter CallanderMitch Murray)
  5. Feel Like Makin' Love    (Eugene McDaniels)
  6. Emma    (Errol Brown.Tony Wilson)
  7. January    (David Paton)
+ 改編自顧嘉煇的作品"啼笑姻緣"

"U'N'I" :



"This Time Tomorrow" :


"Footsteps" :


Anders Nelsson眾多的作品中,Inspiration年代的"I Still Love You"及Ming年代的"Reasons Why"是筆者較喜愛的兩首。估計"I Still Love You"亦可能是Anders的至愛,因為該曲在他以往曾領導的三支樂隊期間,都有不同的灌錄版本。而本地歌手蔡國權於八十年代中也有把這歌經由林振強以中文填詞及命名為"長夜",收錄於其個人《蔡國權精選》大碟内,當時也頗受本地樂迷喜愛。

Kontinentals年代的"I Still Love You" :



The Inspiration年代的"I Still Love You"1:04分試聽版:


Ming「盟」年代的"I Still Love You" :


"長夜"(蔡國權唱) :


此外,EMI於1975及1976年出版的以下五張Hit Sounds系列LP合集,收錄了共十三首Anders Nelsson & The Ming曾已或從未出現於其上列三張專集內的歌曲:

Hit Sounds             (EMI (Regal) – 1975/SREG 9621)


Hit Sounds No. 2        (EMI (Regal) – 1975/SREG 9622)


Hit Sounds No. 3         (EMI (Regal) – 1975/SREG 9624)


Hit Sounds No. 4         (EMI (Regal) – 1976/SREG 9626)


Hit Sounds Vol. 5  (EMI (Columbia) – 1976/S-33ESX-233)



1997年,EMI公司出版的《Age Of 70's (EMI 100週年珍藏系列之『西洋風』)》雙CD合集,收錄了共五首Anders Nelsson & The Ming往昔曾為其灌唱的歌曲 :


Age Of 70's (EMI 100週年珍藏系列之『西洋風』)    (EMI Music – 1997/724382124924)



相關網站 :


http://www.andersnelsson.com/singer/ming/

後記 :

出現於1967年麗的電視RTV官方刋物《電視週刋 TV Times》內,Kontinentals参與當時由黃霑先生主持的「青年聯誼會 Youth Club」節目演出的一些報導及圖片.....




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