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Catalogue       Group                                                       A side/B side                                                        Year

Number

GTN 001      Orch Special Manga Kings               Jane Nyar Duse/Tunda Langu


GTN 002      Nyanza Success Proper                   Nancy/Atieno Pam


GTN 012      Gor Mahia Boys                              Mama Grace Achieng/Seby Atieno             1978





Luo bands on a mid to late 1970s label apparently distributed by Phonogram. Must admit that I know nothing about the bands.


Thanks to Chris Albertyn who turned up GTN 012 in South Africa in December 2009, which helped me date the label a bit more accurately than my initial thought that it was from the early 1970s.


The label appears to take its name from the hills around Ng’iya, a village in Nyanza Province on the Siaya-Kisumu road that has come to prominence in recent years as it is near Kogelo, the ancestral home of US president Barack Obama.



GOT-NG’IYA