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AS 7-002      The Semitones                    Three Thousand Miles/Charlie Brown                           Aug 1965



AB series


AB 7-5004     Western Jazz Band              Kipulele Cha Malombe/Sofia Punguza Ukatili   Swahili         1965


AB 7-5008     Adolph Banyora                   Lucy Lucy!/Nairobi Beat                                Eng/Swa      1965

AS 091A/       & the African Beat Jazz

092B


AB 7-5014     Raphael Ilunga with            Maria Cha Cha Cha/MpenziRos                       Swahili  Sept 1965

AS 123A        Gilbert and the

                    African Beat Jazz

   

AB 7-5016     Raphael Ilunga with            Nakubali Kutubo/Mpenzi Zubeda                    Swahili  Sept 1965

AS 125A        Pierre and the

                    African Beat Jazz


AB 7-5018     Adolph Banyora                  Mimi Sina Raha/Safari ya Tanzania                 Swahili  Dec 1965

                    & the African Beat Jazz


AB 7-5020     Adolph Banyora                  Good Time Twist/Niko Pekee

                    & the African Beat Jazz


AB 7-5026     Kilwa Jazz Band                  Ni Wewe/?                                                    Swahili        1966


AB 7-5039     Kilwa Jazz Band                  A: Mpenzi Sema Una Chotaka                         Swahili

                                                             B: Mapenzi Ya Kisasa


AB 7-5040     Nuta Jazz Band                  Azimio La Arusha/Tanzania Ni Inchi Yetu          Swahili        1967


AB 7-5041     Nuta Jazz Band                  Wapi Unakwenda/Africa Must Be Free              Swahili         1967


AB 7-5042     Nuta Jazz Band                  Mwangele/Janja Yako                                     Swahili        1967


AB 7-5044     Dar Es Salaam Jazz Band    Mpenzi Una Nini/Nakwita Mary                        Swahili        1968


AB 7-5045     Dar Es Salaam Jazz Band    Kaseme Eliza/Nyie Watoto                               Swahili        1968


AB 7-5049     Dar Es Salaam Jazz Band    Fitina Nyingi/Mpenzi Sema


AB 7-5050     Nuta Jazz Bnad                  Tukiwa Na Monika Shuleni/Agwe Tuchole          Swahili        1968

AS 249-50


AB 7-5052     Tanzania Jazz Band            Rafiki John/Enyi Wakubwa Wenzangu               Swahili        1968


AB 7-5055     Tanzania Jazz Band            Sikia Mariyamu/Enyi Wenzangu                       Swahili        1968


AB 7-5057     Nuta Jazz                          Mpenzi Sofia/Safari Ya Nuta Jazz                      Swahili        1968


AB 7-5059     Tanzania Jazz Band            Mpenzi Mwajuma/Ewe Mwanaharusi                 Swahili        1968


AB 7-5060     Njohole Jazz Band              Sina Shaka Dada Pili/Ukitumwa Tena                Swahili       1968


AB 7-5061     Njohole Jazz Band              Kijana Asia/Sitakuamini Mwenyeji Wangu         Swahili       1968

AS 393-4


AB 7-5062    P. Nganga Lezar                  Niwahonokirie Kamakwa/Kirumi Kia Maitu        Kikuyu        1969

                    & Wairimu Lezar


AB 7-5065     Nuta Jazz Band                  Napenda Nipate Uhakika/Tume Unganika         Swahili        1969


AB 7-5066     Nuta Jazz Band                  Mpenzi Nakupenda/Kipenzi Moshi                     Swahili        1969


AB 7-5068     Njohole Jazz Band              A: Nyerere Baba Wa Tanzania                         Swahili        1969

                                                            B: Ubaya Wako Mwana Helena


AB 7-5069     Nuta Jazz Band                  Amina/Bwana Mwizi                                        Swahili        1969


AB 7-5074     Jamhuri Jazz Band             Masoka Yako/Mpendo Rizika                            Swahili        1969


AB 7-5074     Jamhuri Jazz Band             Mpenzi Nimesha Fika/Uwa Wako Niwe Wangu    Swahili        1969


(Two reliable sources have the above two 45s listed with the same catalogue number.

SNAFU at the pressing plant or has someone made a slip-up in transcribing the details?)


AB 7-5076     Nuta Jazz Band                  Ninapo Kuona/Gomiyangu                                Swahili/      1969

                                                                                                                                 Kizaramo


AB 7-5078     Orch Les Hi-Fives               Nasengi Pardon/Joseph Zambe Ayebi Nyonso    Lingala        1969


AB 7-5080     Njohole Jazz Band              Siku Moja Nitarudi/Nakuona Wataka Mengi       Swahili        1969



AB 7-5086     Njohole Jazz Band              A: Ubaya Wako Mwana Helena                        Swahili        1969

                                                            B: Nyerere Baba Ya Tanzania


AB 7-5088     Mara Jazz Band                 Mke Wangu Twende Shamba/Mto Mara             Swahili        1970


AB 7-5089     Mara Jazz Band                 Sikutegemea/Shime Tufurahi                           Swahili        1970


AB 7-5097     Julius Kimondi,                  Musolo/Ngene                                                Kikamba      1970

AS 704-05     Josphat Mutuku

                     & David Mwanza


AB 7-5113     Julius Kimondio                 Kisuki Road/Kindu Wakwa                               Kikamba      1971

AS 903-04


AB 7-5103    Julius Kimondio,                 Katumbe Otele/Kanini Na Nthenya                   Kikamba      1971

AS 773-74    Josphat Mutuku

                   & David Mwinza


AB 7-5105    Julius Kimondio,                 Kathambi/Saina Ivu-Yii Niyau                           Kikamba      1971

AS 795-96    Josphat Mutuku

                   & David Mwinza


PA series


PA 7-7002    Orch Lunna-Kidi                   Gimomiyo Otieno Pod Pek/Grace Okudho         Luo            1970

AS 701


PA 7-7021     A) Peter Owino Bachar        Oyengo Jerry/Yawuot G.U.B.                           Luo

                    B) Peter Owino Bachar

                    & Odhiambo Ossumba


PA 7-7036     Ogutu Mila Omondi             Isaac Were/Ougo Ochieng                               Luo             1971


PA 7-7049     Gichaka Kings Band            Kiugo Kuigwo/Ndunia Niikaukaga                     Kikuyu        1972


PA 7061        Lunna Jazz Band                Monica/Cele                                                    Luo             1972

AS 1591-2


PA 7-7080     Let's Go Group                    Anjel Amria/Difu Mwana Aburu                    


PA 7-7094     Kamagaga Band                  Bonface W. Matoka/Ishumael Wayoga             Luo             1974

AS 2364


PA 7-7148     Phonotex Success                ?/Tsilodging                                                  Luhya         1975


PA 7-7169     Kiluluma Band                    Vaa Nikwa King'oo No.2/Anna Mwende             Kikamba     1976 AS 3871-2


PA 7170        Orch Phonotex Success        Ukoni Khunjira/Kitotsa Wakora                       Luhya


PA 7-7179     Orch Muema Brothers          Kilumi No 2/Vika Kitui                                    Kikamba      1976


PA 7191        Machakos Jazz Band            Asanda Wayua/Ndelava Matatu                       Kikamba


PA 7-7192     Orch Muema Brothers         Wana Kilumi Pts 1 & 2


PA 7-7195     Phonotex Success               Makuru/Khayinga                                            Luhya

AS 4379-80


PA 7-7196      River Jazz Band                 Bereneda Anzamo/Jairo Angote Okonda            Luhya

AS 4365-6


PA 7202         Phonotex Success              Kikulacho/Mwanzo wa Mapenzi                        Swahili

AS 4363-4


PA 7205         Orch Okamm Stars            Beatrice Kageya/Abana Ba Okamm


PA 7-7206      Butere Sharpshooters        Mwana Anindo/Oteshie


PA 7210         Mawasa Band                    Anna Ni Nguia/Ndungia Mali Yakwa

 

PA 7212         Phonotex Success              Shakwa Nishi/Kalimunda Ketsanga                   Luhya

AS 4638-9


PA 7213         Phonotex Success              Basololi/Birenje                                              Luhya

AS 4651-2


PA 7216        Orch Abeingo Success         Musayire Kho/Salome                                     Luhya

AS 4668-9


PA 7219         Kabras Boys Band              Dinah Nanyama/Khwanyola Hasara                  Luhya

AS 4688-9


PA 7-7220      Okamm Stars Band           Jenifa Dumbe/George Ambuche                        Luhya         1980


PA 7-7221      Orch Abeingo Success       Mupere-Pere Pts 1 & 2


PA 7222         Orch Muema Brothers        Muthoni/Kw'Oka Kwa Mutaanisyo                      Kikamba


PA 7223         Butere Sharpshooters        Beatrice Ayuma Pts 1 & 2                                 Luhya


PA 7224         Orch Intumba Jazz            Pombe Pts 1 & 2                                              Swahili

AS 4717-8


PA 7226         Maroon Commandos          Liloba Pts 1 & 2                                               Luhya

                     (credited to Laban Ochuka & Maroon Commandos)


PA 7231         Butere Sharpshooters         Paulina Wanje Pts 1 & 2                                  Luhya         1980



PA 7234         Orch Abeingo Success        Iriba Nyanga Pts 1 & 2                                    Luhya         1980

AS 4772-3


PA 7236         Okkamm Stars                  Daudi Okwaro/Sablon Mayende                        Luhya         1980


PA 7243         Maendeleo Jazz Band         Orogendo Nairobi/Esikuru Nyamondo               Ekegusii      1981

AS 4823-4


PA 7247         Orch Muema Brothers         Jane Pts 1 & 2                                               Kikamba


PA 7250         Orch Webuye Young Stars   Mwalimu Raza Mwanzo/Makoso Nanyama       Kiswahili       1981


PA 7254         History Kumbuka Band       Kwondangung/Grace


PA 7255         Original Kilimambogo         Syindu Sya Mana/Mirembo Yikw'o

                     Brothers


PA 7258         Orch Intumba Jazz             Mulama Pts 1 & 2                                           Luhya         1982


PA 7260         Western Brothers               Shibuli Buyanzi Bwanje/?                                Luhya         1982


PA 7273         Orch Kaiti Brothers            Mundu Mue/?                                                  Kikamba

AS 5038 A/B


PA 7274         Maroon Commandos          Abaluhya Banje Pts 1 & 2


PA 7275         Orch Maroon Commandos  Alfred Otando Pts 1 & 2                                   Luhya

AS 5043A/B



PA 7276         Kibauni Brothers                Mwendwa Rose/Kulea Kusoma                        Kikamba


PA 7280         Utawala Ap Band               Mwendwa Mary Pts 1 & 2                                Kikamba

AS 5056-7


PA 7296         Yamu Muthetheni Boys       Kelitu Keu/Mukonyo Private










Catalogue       Group                                         A side/B side                                                               Language       Year

Number

AFRICAN BEAT

This label appears to have had two very different incarnations: one in the mid to late 1960s as an outlet primarily for Tanzanian releases in Kenya and then, as a Polygram subsidiary, from the early 1970s to the early 1980s as an outlet for a roster of regional bands from within Kenya.


Thanks to Greg Butler for sending in details of PA 7-7021. Although the label reads Peter Owino Bachar, it is a typo and  should be Peter Owino Rachar, who went on to form the Golden Ugenya Band and set up as a producer in his own right with his own Rachar label.


Thanks to Frank Schneider who sent in details and a scan of AB 7-5018, the oldest record found to date (March 2011 – it has since been superseded as the oldest record by two other tiles that turned up on eBay in September 2014 and AB 7-5004, which appeared on the Discogs website in February 2016) on this label. Frank also sent in info and scans of AB 7-5040 and AB 7-5068 and I’ve added the latter to this page. In October 2011 Miles Cleret of Soundway Records provided details of AB 7-5020. It’s obviously by the same artist despite the different spelling of his name.