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Catalogue       Group                                                                A side/B side

Number

AS 801         Fadhili Mundi & Ithanga Brothers           Mzee Tama/Wakwa Sabethi


AS 802         Ithanga Brothers                                  Nyumba Ya Ndulu/Kyalo Kya Ekalakala


AS 803         Ithanga Brothers                                  Belita/Musala Ni Ngima


AS 805         Kiseve Happy Boys Band                       Ithukiisye Mwaitu/Osa Nthimo Sabethi


AS 807         Kilimambogo Brothers                           Kakali Ka Mukamba/Mbithe Kalinawa


AS 815         Kiboko Brothers                                    Kichinichini Ndikukyenda/Utwikite Matatu




Label dedicated to Kamba benga, that is a sister label to Kikuyu Sounds as both share the same Nairobi PO Box number.


The first three singles are by a band led by veteran musician Fadhili William, while AS 807 is by Kakai Kilonzo’s famous Kilimambogo Brothers, who also recorded for the Kakai Kilonzo Sound, Kilimambogo Brothers, Les Kilimambogo and New Mwania Sound labels.


The career of Kakai Kilonzo (1954-87) is documented on two first-rate compilation CDs, Best of Kakai Vols I & II (Shava). Doug Paterson did production work and wrote the sleevenotes for both. The great music aside, his writing and the lyrics translations make the two volumes well worth buying. Download them and you’ll miss out.

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