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Catalogue       Group                                              A side/B side                                                           Year

Number

KRG prefixes


KRG 401        Naivasha Boys                     Mwendwa Penina/Uiluru Wailwa


KRG 402        Naivasha Boys                     Njoki Uthinitie/Icembe Ni Riega


KRG 404        Rift Valley Brothers              Ugutheka Ki?/Tiga Kumane


KRG 405        Rift Valley Brothers              Mundu Wa Itura/Ndiri Na Nja Nene                 1974


KRG 406        Rift Valley Brothers              Kana Ngurutu Ku?/Githioro Wa Ngurai


KRG 407        Rift Valley Brothers              Iyira Mindira/Njohi Ndikanywa


KRG 408        Nyeri Boys                          Wanjiru Ni Wandega/Boruri Muraya


KRG 409        Banana Hill Jazz                  Wari Wakwa/Ndunyenda


KRG 410        Nyeri Young Stars                Gikuu Kia Wendo/Uthiu Wa Wendo


KRG 411        Nyeri Boys                          Njokeria Ciana/Catherine


KRG 413        Rift Valley Brothers              Ndukandice/Ndwari Wakwa                          1975


KRG 413        Kiratu Brothers                    Mwendwa/Thaa Cia Maitu


KRG 414        Rift Valley Brothers              Kabiribiri/Wui Munyendi


KRG 416        Ofafa One Choir                   J.M. Mwana Wa Ngai/Ine Ngai Twakuhoya


KRG 418        Rift Valley Brothers              Tondu Murakunga/Ingiri Gitonga


KRG 420        Makueni Brothers                 Mwitu Mutethia/Kyalo Kya Makuli


KRG 7-421     Makueni Brothers Band         Paulina/Celina                                            1975


KRG 423        Machakos Central                 Nzui Mbai/Mutate Jehova

                     High School Choir


KRG 424        Kitanga Boys                        Monica/Kamanthe


KRG 425        Muka Mukuu Brothers           Margaret/Kaluki


KRG 426        Kitanga Boys                        Susana Yumbya/Waisie Ni Mukuu Pt. 2


KRG 427        Kilimambogo Brothers           Kakai Nina Utanu/Capt. Kathimbu


KRG 428        A.I.C. Kingoti Choir               Iwa We Mwene Nai/Nitwailwe Ithyi


KRG 430        Kiratu Brothers                     Mwana Wa Mumwe/Thina Wa Mucii


KRG 431        Kitanga Boys                        Bennita Mueni/Tata Wa Ngua


KRG 432        Kitanga Boys                        Bye Bye Mikayo/Harusi Nene


KRG 433        Kitanga Boys                        Ya Mapenzi Mbola/Wat Waiwe Utuku


KRG 7-434     Kitanga Boys Band                Lucy Nduku/Kavinda Kaku                          1977



KRG 7-500    Kamaru Celina Band              Ndiwa Mumwe/Ndukanatire                         1976


KRG 1000      Golden Kingeero Boys           Nii Ndiri Hiti/Sister Fatuma



KGA prefixes


KGA 12        Tarino Boys                           Mary Auma No.2/Peres Akinyi No.2


KGA 13        Tarino Boys                           Mary Akongo/Simba Jaber


KGA 7-503    Kanjunge Boys                      Kirabu Gia Karara/Reke Ngutare                  1976


KGA 7-504    Kanjunge Boys                      Nowe Ndathura/Kanini Gachumu                 1976


KGA 7-505    Mandaraka Boys Band            Kai Utari Tha/Nindonire Ungi                      1976


KGA 7-506    Mandaraka Boys Band            Mwendwa Susy/Conoka                             1976


KGA 511       Gwateneru Ya Agethi             Ni Wendo Muingi/Mukami


KGA 512       Lulus Band                            Sera/Mbeca Cia Ngugi                               1976


KGA 513       Lulus Band                            Cucu Witu/Ngwendeire Guita                     1977


KGA 514       Gatunyu Boys                       Nitwendane/Baba Njohera                          1977


KGA 515       Gatunyu Boys Band               Sex Machine/Tiga Kundega                         1977


KGA 516       Captain's Band                      Mwendwa Wa Ngoro/Muratina Ti Njuki         1976


KGA 517       Mbiri Hot Stars                      Brother Wibarabarie/Mbara Ti Ucuru


KGA 518       Kanjung'e Boys Band             Rejina Mwendwa/Ti Kuguruka                     1977


KGA 519       Dagoretti Boys Band              Dear Sarah/Campaign Ya Wendo                1977


KGA 520       Kanjung'e Boys Band             Ni Wanjuralize/Regret Cia Nyambura           1977


KGA 521       Karura Brothers                    Hannah/Sweet Martha                                1977


KGA 522       Karura Brothers                    Rora Aciari/Benedetta


KGA 523       Karura Brothers                    Amazon/Wi Wakwa                                    1977


KGA 524       The Nyaharuru Boys              Kilometer One O One Pts 1 & 2


KGA 526       CDM Kiratu                           Kanua Wariire Mbeu/Gitumbu Wa Ndonga    1978


KGA 527       Karura Brothers Band            Ndekera (Mwanake)/Wanduire Watchman    1978


KGA 528       Rift Valley Brothers                Kawangare/Karugano                                1978


KGA 529       Banana Hill Band                   Mwakira Niki/Muiritu Mwega                       1978


KGA 530       Rift Valley Brothers               Mwana/Maithori


KGA 531       Nyeri Boys                            Miriam/Ingiki Atia


KGA 532       West Laikipia Brothers           Nairobi Niri Tunyutu/Merinda


KGA 533       Rift Valley Brothers                Uka Uiyire/Kira Ngoro


KGA 534       Rift Valley Brothers                Yiaria Muhiki Na Muhikania/Kindu No Mwene












An AIT label that released records in both Kikamba and Kikuyu by a few well-known bands such as Kilimambogo Brothers, Kamaru Celina Band, Daniel Kamau’s Lulus Band and James Mbugua’s Karura Brothers Band as well as by other less familiar artists. These include the sole recordings I’ve found so far by the Kanjunge Boys, the Mandaraka Boys, the Gatunyu Boys Band and the Dagoretti Boys Band. The latter were presumably trying for the word “campaign” on their B-side but the label is misspelt.

The CDM on KGA 526 is presumably CDM Kiratu who also recorded for CDKS and Golden Rings Sautika.

AIT’s master catalogue, source of much of the information about this label, lists two singles as KRG 413. This is clearly a mistake, so I have highlighted them in bold until I can find evidence to rectify the error.

Update: September 2011: a listing in the University of Mainz African Music Archives confirmed the Rift Valley Brothers version of KRG 413 exists. I have left the other version in place as the songs may turn up with a different catalogue number.

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