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Catalogue       Group                                          A side/B side                                                        Year

Number

Editions Chris


CJ 002        Les Eluka                             Omoloit Monica Nalinga Pts 1 & 2


Editions Chris R


CJ 004        Les Bwambe Bwambe           Maggy Awino Pts 1 & 2


CJ 015        Orch Special Liwanza            Sue Iko Pts 1 & 2


CJ 019        Orch Monama                      Mariamu Pts 1 & 2


CJ 020        Orch Monama                      Nabokola Mwanankoi Pts 1 & 2


CJ 021        Orch Les Monama                Marrie Chantale Pts 1 & 2


CJ 023        Les Bwambe-Bwambe          Massa Pts 1 & 2



Editions Chris Tetemeko


Chris 2        Orch Bana-Kin                     Diana wa Kisumu Pts 1 & 2


Chris 3       Et Son Ensembles                 Arrange Ngai Bongo Pts 1 & 2


Chris 4       Orch Special Liwanza            Liwa Ya Mama Pts 1 & 2


Chris 5        Orch Bana Likasi                  Mayopa Pts 1 & 2


Chris 6        Orch Bana Likasi                  Monni Pts 1 & 2


Chris 7        Orch Bana Likasi                  Lena Pts 1 & 2


Chris 8        Orch Les Kinois                    Monzele Pts 1 & 2


Chris 9        Orch G.O. Malebo                 Milangwa Pts 1 & 2


Chris 10      Les Raha Tele                       Africa Tupendane pts 1 & 2


Chris 11       Les Raha Tele                      Fitina Pts 1 & 2


Chris 14       Orch Super Bwambe            Odongo Pts 1 & 2


Chris 15       Orch Super Bwambe            Atikapo Pts 1 & 2


Chris 16       Orch Les Kinois                   Fwaya Pts 1 & 2


Chris 17       Orch Les Kinois                   Engebete Pts 1 & 2


Chris 18       Orch Nzube                        Kobota Na Nse Pts 1 & 2


Chris 19       Orch Les Kinois                   Juma Pts 1 & 2


Chris 21       Orch Les Kinois                   Yena Oboyi Libala Pts 1 & 2


Chris 22       Orch Mwana Mayi                Tangwa - Citoyen Pts 1 & 2


Chris 23       Orch Mwana Mayi                Elongi Ya Cherie Pts 1 & 2


Chris 24       Orch Bwambe Bwambe        Akinyi wa Homa Bay Pts 1 & 2


Chris 27       Orch G.O. Malebo                Botuli/Okomona Zaire


Chris 30       Orch Les Moto Moto             Jessica Pts 1 & 2


Chris 31       Orch Special Liwanza            Achachambala Pts 1 & 2


CJO series


CJO 005       Orch Celi Bitshou                 Tembe Na Tembe Pts 1 & 2


CJO 10        Orch Bana-Kin                      Mwana-Mboka Pts 1 & 2










A label for productions by Chris Ochuodho for Raha Tele in Nairobi, Editions Chris seems to have operated in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The difference between the label’s three incarnations is hard to tell, although it may be significant that Editions Chris, Editions Chris R and Raha Tele all feature productions by Chris and Kalle, but Editions Chris Tetemeko has dropped this joint byline.


CJO 005, which was spotted on Youtube in April 2012, doesn’t fit the usual run of catalogue numbers. While it claims to have been produced by CJ Ochuodho, it has almost certainly been licensed from a Congolese label. The band’s name is misspelt on the label as Orch Celi Bithsou, but I have corrected the error in this listing.


Both Les Kinois and Super Bwambe were Congolese bands based in Kenya, while Les Moto Moto were Les Wanyika recording under another name. Orch Monama features writing credits for Jean Monimambo, so they may well be Orch Shika Shika operating under another name too.


Many thanks to Fabian Altahone of the very fine Africolombia blog for alerting me to CJ 004’s existence in May 2012.

EDITIONS CHRIS