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Catalogue       Group                                                       A side/B side                                                        Year

Number

HP 001         Orch Shika Shika                           Diana Pts 1 & 2


HP 002         Orch Shika Shika                           Ivete Pts 1 & 2


HP 003         Orch Shika Shika                           Jane Pts 1 & 2


HP 004         Orch Shika Shika                           Mati Pts 1 & 2


HP 005         Orch Shika Shika                           Shika Shika Pts 1 & 2


HP 006         Orch Shika Shika                           Bomoto Pts 1 & 2


HP 007         Orch Shika Shika                           Fifi Pts 1 & 2


HP 008         Orch Shika Shika                           Mangenge Pts 1 & 2


HP 009         Orch Shika Shika                           Massa Pts 1 & 2


HP 010         Orch Shika Shika                           Sisili Pts 1 & 2


HP 011         Orch Shika Shika                           Bibi Tamaa Pts 1 & 2


HP 012         Orch Shika Shika                           Halima Pts 1 & 2


HP 013         Orch Viva Makale                           Sugar Mummy Pts 1 & 2


HP 014         Orch Shika Shika                           Cherie Lala Pts 1 & 2


HP 015         Orch Shika Shika                           Tina (Marie) Pts 1 & 2


HP 016         Orch Shika Shika                           Feza Pts 1 & 2


HP 017         Orch Shika Shika                           Monica Acoch Pts 1 & 2


HP 018         Orch Shika Shika                           Tika Na Lela Pts 1 & 2


HP 019         Orch Shika Shika                           Mayatu Pts 1 & 2


HP 020         Orch Shika Shika                           Milando Pts 1 & 2


HP 021         Orch Shika Shika                           Liwa Pts 1 & 2


HP 022         Orch Shika Shika                           Rebeca Pts 1 & 2


HP 023         Orch Shika Shika                           Miya-Miya Pts 1 & 2


HP 024         Orch Shika Shika                           Mchanganyiko Ya Shika Shika Pts 1 & 2


HP 025         Orch Shika Shika                           Tabu Ni Tabu Tu Pts 1 & 2


HP 026         Orch Lemba Lemba                        Ezanga Pts 1 & 2                                            1982


HP 027         Orch Shika Shika                            Sera Mama Pts 1 & 2                                     1982



HP 101        Nyeri Honey Boys                           Ndikwenda Kwanangwo/Nowe Wecuka


HP 102        Nyeri Honey Boys                           Serikali Ya Nyayo/Kenya My Country


HP 103        Orch Mokano                                  Sala Zuwa Pts 1 & 2


HP 104        Orch Edjo                                       Mama Na Ali Pts 1 & 2


HP 106        Orch Kabelembe                             Bonanae Viva Christmas Pts 1 & 2


HP 107        Orch Les Kinois                               Kawendo Tuta Tuta Pts 1 & 2





Produced by Audio Productions of Nairobi, the company behind APL, Sound of Music and other labels, this is the main label for Jimmy Moni Mambo’s Orch Shika Shika of the late 1970s-early 1980s.


To read their history, go to www.muzikifan.com/shika.html which has a detailed account of Congolese bands in Kenya.


The label-hopping Orch Shika Shika also cut records for Bolingo, CBS, City Boom, Editions Jaca, Editions Musique Bénie, Makossa, Safari and Musiciana among others. See Bands Index for an up-to-date list.


Orch Viva Makale also released records on ASL.


Danish musicologist Flemming Harrev sent in details of HP 025, which suggests even more Shika-Shika tunes await rediscovery. In October 2013 Fredrik Lavik turned up HP 026. The song is written by Jimmy Monimambo who presumably had a good reason for releasing it as being by Orch Lemba Lemba.

HIT PARADE

In April 2011 two records appeared on Ebay which broaden the label’s scope. Parade 101 is by a Kikuyu band that also recorded for Boxer and Kikuyu Sounds, while HP 103 is by a Congolese band that also recorded for Editions Bakoka.


Update: In October 2013 Flemming Harrev sent me details of an Audio Productions catalogue, dated December 1982, that he located in the archives of Stern’s in London. It has filled in many of the gaps in this listing. The catalogue lists Parade 101 (see above) as HP 101 and I have amended the list accordingly. Apart from the Nyeri Honey Boys, all other bands in the 100 series sing in Lingala.