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Catalogue       Group                                                       A side/B side                                                        Year


Jojo 7-1       Kendu Revolution '72                      Simon A Aluoch/Amolo Belly                      1974

Jojo 7-4       Kendu Revolution '72                      Walter Mboya/Jaber Akeyo                        1974

Jojo 7-5       Gem Lucky Band                            Abong’o M K’Owuor/Joseph Onyango          1974

Jojo 7-6       Owilla Lakeside Voices                    H Otiende/Albert Ochaka No 2                    1974

Jojo 7-7       Ukwala Matata Jazz                        Ogendo Jowi/Albert Ochaka No 1                1974

JJP 7-15      Kalwande Six Jazz                          Margy de Koriema Pts 1 & 2                        1976

JJP 7-16      Owilo Lakeside Jazz                        Wend Mikeyini Kabudha/Gordon Ogolo         1976

Kendu Revolution are here produced by George Opiyo on a label distributed by AIT and dedicated to Luo benga bands. The driving forces within the band appear to be Sam Oketch and Samwel Ajock.

Kendu Jazz Band and variants on the name have singles on Kundi, Matata, Melodica, Sibuor and Sungura. As there are also Kendu Revolutions ’73 and ’74, it seems strange that these singles are both dated 1974 - unless, of course, the band was prone to frequent schisms and breakaways.

Both Gem Lucky and Owilla Lakeside recorded extensively for

other labels, but this is the only single encountered so far by Ukwala Matata Jazz.

Jojo 7-1 and 7-4 come from the collection of Op of the skafunkrastapunk forum, Jojo 5, 6 and 7 are from the VoA library.

The two singles with a JJP prefix are from the University of Mainz collection and were added in September 2011. It isn’t clear why the prefix changed.