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Catalogue             Group                                          A side/B side                                          Language                    Year

Number

GB 7-001          AK '71 Band                        A: Wed Today Divorce Tomorrow    Swahili                   1974

                                                                 B: Rachel


GB 7-002          AK '71 Band                        Nyiego Hatari No 2/Selina              Luo                        1974


GB 7-003          Nyota Jazz Band                  John Ajola/Samy Otiendo               Luo                        1974


GB 7-008         Central Siaya Band                Dr J. Odero Jowi/Mary Atieno        Luo


GB 7-014         Apollo Komesha 71 Band       Omia Kadala/Nyar Magoya


GB 7-023          Gabriel Omolo                     A: Msi Danganyike                         Swahili

                                                                 B: I Am Still Teenager


GB 7-024          Draho Jazz Band                 James On'gou/Carilus Achie'ng        Luo                        1976


GB 7-025          Ugambe Jazz                      Jothumbe Ossumba/Nyako Nyamera                             1976


GB 7-026          Central Siaya Jazz               David Apuoyo/Enos Odhiambo         Luo                        1976




Like Apollo, a label dedicated to productions by Gabriel Omolo, leader of the Luo band Apollo Komesha ’71.


Details of the first three singles and the label scan were supplied by Ray Templeton. Wed Today Divorce Tomorrow can be found on the CD Kenya Dance Mania (Stern’s/Earthworks, 1991). Details of GB 7-025 were supplied by Michiel von Oosterhout and GB 7-014 and GB 7-008 by Sofiane of Groovy Record.


The remaining three singles are in the British Library’s National Sound Archive, where the label name is misspelt as Gabytone and the catalogue numbers appear to be wrong too (GB 7023 rather than GB 7-023, for example). The first is described as rumba, the second as benga and the third doesn’t say.

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