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AIT

AIT is an important player in the Kenyan music industry with a publishing wing, EIT, and lots of subsidiary labels such as Africa, yet there seem to be very few records on its own label in circulation. Details of most of the original ones in this listing were provided by Peter Toll


The RAS prefixes are licensed from the Nigerian Roger All Stars label, while the CYB singles are licensed from City Special, a South African label. Presumably NGOZI-5, which is by a popular Zambian band, and SEY DP-3 are also licensed from other countries. Update: in July 2011, a single in the PAM series appeared on Ebay. It and others with the same prefix in AIT’s master catalogue appear to have been licensed from an Antilles label.


February 2011: many gaps in the listings have been filled by titles listed in AIT’s own records, which also added seven titles with an AIT/HIT prefix


AIT 102       Carrousels                                     Nasili Mpe Nalembi/Nazongi Kini


AIT 104       Orch Bana Mboka                           Na Yori Yo Na Nsango/Dit Georgette


AIT 105       Orch Bana Mboka                           Complice/Na Loti Tobalani


AIT 106       Orch Bana Mboka                           Mobali Ya Bandumba/Yo Mold Oyebi Dit Mama


AIT 107       Les Maestros                                  Zozo Abaloli Miso/Nakeyi Na Kozonga


AIT 108       Les Maestros                                  Kikunda Wapi Yo/L'Enfer


AIT 110       Super Mambo Jazz '69                    Gor Mahia FC/Matinda


AIT 111       Super Mambo Jazz '69                    Wangeci Mwendwa/Salome


AIT 113       Super Mambo Jazz '69                    Hoeny Wangu Ayuko/Naenda Nhkuta


AIT 114       La Crouche                                    Natongo Makambo/Elis Na Bukavu


AIT 117       Super Mambo Jazz '69                   Mzee Kenyatta/Bibi Washeke


AIT 119        Bwana na Memsahib                     Irikaniro Gitu Na Mwendwa/Thina Wa Sammy

                   Sammy Ngugi na Josaphat Kirori


AIT 120       Super Mambo Jazz '69                    Maria Ayebi/Jeanne Mopaya                        1972


AIT 121       Bana Afrika                                    Jane Pts 1 & 2


AIT 122       Orch Bella Succes                           Balobi No Somba Pupe/Muleke 1


AIT 126       Super Mambo Jazz '69                    Umoja Wa Africa/Karibuni Wana Muziki


AIT 128       Super Mambo Jazz '69                    A: Hongera Mayor Margret Kenyatt

                                                                       B: Hanney Sikia No 2


AIT 130       Super Mambo Jazz '69                    E.A. Challenge Cup '71/Oloo Mak Okinda


AIT 132       Jets                                               Tangu Nilipozaliwa/Dia Dia


AIT 133       Jets                                               Lily/Amina


AIT 139       Kange Brothers                              Agnes/Hee Africa


AIT 140        Afro 70 Band                                 Mpenzi Rida/Iza Mayele


AIT 141        Afro 70 Band                                Tembea Tembea/Kupondana                        1972


AIT 142       Gitonga Gathuma                           Ndinakieha/Good Bye


AIT 144       Super Mambo Jazz '69                    Veronica Bolingo/Souvenir Ya Bolingo


AIT 145       Super Mambo Jazz '69                    Moninga Pascaline/Mpasi Ya Mokili               1972


AIT 146       Super Mambo Jazz '69                    Hongera Mzee Kenyatta/Bibi Wa Sheke        1972


AIT 147       Super Mambo Jazz ’69                    Bwana Nipe Talaka/Teresa Nitafanya Nini


AIT 148       Super Mambo Jazz '69                    Dr Solomon Odera/Mado Aboyi Ngai             1972


AIT 149       Super Mambo Jazz '69                    Azimio La Mashambani/Maonyesho Ya Biasha


AIT 150       Super Mambo Jazz ’69                    Maselina/Mothema Marth


AIT 151       Super Mambo Jazz ’69                    Samedi/Delvo Mwana Ya Bato                      1972


AIT 152       Super Mambo Jazz ’69                    Sweeper Soul/Hot Pant


AIT 153       Athoni Boys                                   Karendi Ka Mami/Bibi Hadua



AIT/HIT


AIT/HIT 5     Hodi Boys                                    Sweet Mother Pts 1 & 2


AIT/HIT 6    Famous Hodi Boys                         Aki Special Pts 1 & 2                                 1977


AIT/HIT 11    Hodi Boys                                   Christiana Pts 1 & 2


AIT/HIT 12   Alli-Abbas & The Peace Makers      Sisi Zote/Fanya Haraka Urudi                     1978


AIT/HIT 14   Sniff'n'the Tears                            A: Driver's Seat                                       1980

                                                                      B: Carve Your Name on My Door


AIT/HIT 15    Slim Ali                                       Blessed Are The Meek Pts 1 & 2                 1980

                                                                      (Nyayo Philosophy)


AIT/HIT 16    The Banana Hill Gang                   Rapper's Delight/Ladies Night


AIT/HIT 17    Banana Hill Gang                         Disco/The Tide Is High


AIT/HIT 19    Rudy Grant                                 Lately/Your Loving Is Something Else          1981


AIT/HIT 24    Count Down                                Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)/Rapture


AIT/HIT 25    Harari                                         Party/You're So Sad


AIT/HIT 26    The Dude                                    Ai No Corrida/Japanese Boy


AIT/HIT 28    The Banana Hill Gang                  Da Da Da/Fantasy Island                            1982


AIT/HIT 31    Banana Hill Band                         Don't You Want Me/Do You Really Want To Hurt Me


AIT/HIT 37    Willie & Paul                                We Love It/We Love It (Instrumental)



RAS


AIT/RAS 1    Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil Jazz    Aki Special Pts 1 & 2                                  1976


RAS 2          Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil Jazz    Christiana Pts 1 & 2                                   1976


RAS 4          Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil Jazz    Wayo Inlaw Pts 1 & 2                                 1976


RAS 5          Ikenga Super Stars of Africa            Africa Unity Pts 1 & 2                                1976




CYB


CYB 152      The Movers                                     Hello Brothers, Hello Sisters/Star Press


CYB 213       Sophie/Thapedi                              Soweto/Woza Lapha                                  1976



PAM: this series features Sega artists from Reunion and Mauritius


PAM 107      Jos Henri                                         Cousin Cousine/Secret Nou L'Amour


PAM 108      Roland Fatime, Jos Ek So Troupe       S.I.L.V.I.E./Bal Souki Souki


PAM 109      Paolo                                              Allo! Madame/Mamzelle Annabelle

                  (avec Marclaine et Son Ensemble)


PAM 111      Jean-Claude                                     Corvee Zenfant L'Ecole/Coutou Coutou Madame


PAM 114       Georgie Joe                                    Valse Engloutie…/Sega Seychelles


PAM 116       Ramone                                         Ti Léard/Manjalay


PAM 117      Jocelyn Perreau                                Faudrait Voir Po Croire/Souvenir Paul et Virginie


PAM 120      Claudio                                           Chanson Creole/Manuel Soulard

                   (accompanied by

                    the Satanik Group)


PAM 121      Jean-Claude                                    Sega Souval/Bourico


PAM 122      Paolo                                              Vive Nou L'Amour/Mo Zolie Nana


PAM 123      Paolo                                              Toi Mo Paradis/Dodo Baba


PAM 125      Monique                                          Ti Touque/Di Vin Dans Bouteille



Miscellaneous


PP101           David Philoe                                   P'Tit Miserable/Dernier Jugement               1974


SEY DP 1       David Philoe                                  A: Monne Nee Dans Mauvais Chance           1974

                                                                        B: Sega L'Amitie


SEY PP 100   David Philoe                                   A: Non Merci S'Il Vous Plait                        1974

                                                                        B: Laisse Moi Vive Mon La Vie


SEY DP-3      David Philoe with the Volta Sounds   Dieu Toupuissant/Moi Rappe Mon Genoux   1976


AYS/SEY/      David Scolastique                           A: Mon Pocppse Mon Pirogue

SCH 2                                                               B: Kapitaine Mon Capitaine


NGOZI-5       Ngozi Family                                  Chisoni Kwanzatu Azimbabwe/Mwana Wanga


ZIM 1            Ocean City Band                            Zimbabwe Independence Pts 1 & 2             1980

                    B-side lists band as Muddy Face


NLB 2            John Wirtz and the New Les Boys     Mariage Ti Boy/Mon Tende Canard Crie      1975


NLB 3            John Wirtz & The New Les Boys       Chanter Danser/Mon Matelot                      1975


PV1               Patrick Victor                                 Marguerite/Tambour Moutia                       1975


PV 5              Patrick Victor                                 Nous Pe Vin Un Nation/La Coeur Riche


BPL 1            Oguilvy l'Etourdie                           Bruile La Pai/L'Independence                      1975

                    & the Footsteps


RMR 2           Essay Quatre                                 Sega Noel/Souffert Pou Gagne Au Salaire    1975

                    & the Footsteps


GRA 2           Gravity                                          Boogie Babie/Ride A Rainbow


Catalogue       Group                                                       A side/B side                                                        Year

Number