Samla Mammas Manna

Samla Mammas Manna was a Swedish avant-garde/trad band that released five albums on Silence between 1971 and 1980. In 1976, the band collaborated with U.S.-born Scandinavian composer Gregory Allan Fitzpatrick, recording his four-part Snorungarnas Symfoni for the MNW label. On the band’s 1978–80 releases, the nameplate appears as Zamla Mammaz Manna. Accordionist/bandleader Lars Hollmer and guitarist Coste Apetrea both launched successful solo careers. The band regrouped near the turn of the century, releasing a live album and a studio set.

Members: Lars Hollmer (keyboards), Lars Krantz (bass, 1969-80, 1990-2008), Hasse Bruniusson (drums, 1969-80, 1990-99), Henrik “Bebben” Öberg (percussion, 1969-71), Coste Apetrea (guitar, 1972-76, 1990-2008), Eino Haapala (guitar, 1977-80), Vilgot Hansson (drums, 1980), 吉田達也 [Tatsuya Yoshida] (drums, 2002-08)

Samla Mammas Manna was formed in 1970 by keyboardist Lars Hollmer, drummer Hans Bruniusson, bassist Lars Krantz, and percussionist Bebben Öberg. They recorded their first album with engineer Anders Lind (Bo Hansson, Harvester, Handgjort, Mecki Mark Men).


  • Samla Mammas Manna (1971)
  • Måltid (1973)
  • Klossa Knapitatet (1974)
  • Snorungarnas Symfoni (1976 • Gregory Allan Fitzpatrick & Samla Mammas Manna)
  • För äldre Nybegynnare / Schlagerns Mystik (1978 • Zamla Mammaz Manna)
  • “Lejonet av ljuga” / “Ryssland Island” (1979 • Zamla Mammaz Manna )
  • Familjesprickor (1980 • Zamla Mammaz Manna)
  • Kaka (1999)
  • Dear Mamma (live, 2002)


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