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Catalogue       Group                                                  A side/B side                                                       Year

Number

RTS 1012     Orch Sele Sele                          Kombo La Mbanda Ekila Prs 1 & 2               1976


RTS 1013     Orch Sele Sele                          Mbaruku/Tobongisa Mosala                        1976


RTRS 1002   JKT Jazz                                   Jumamosi/Rafiki Zangu                             1976


RTRS 1003   JKT Jazz                                   A: TANU na AFRO (Muungano Wa Vyamo    1976

                                                                  B: Wazazi


RTRS 1004   JKT Jazz                                   Utukufu wa Chama Pts 1 & 2                      1976


RTRS 1007   J. Chocho                                 Dima Dima/Halo-Halo                                1976


RTRS 1009   Nyayembe Jazz                         Rangi Ya Chungwa/Kutupa Watoto              1976


RTRS 1026   Atomic Jazz Band                      Christina/Waubani                                     1976


RTRS 1027   Atomic Jazz Band                      Maimouna/Umeona Mwanangu                   1976


RTRS 1047   Tabora Jazz Band                      Hasira Hasara Pts 1 & 2


RTRS 1062   Black Stars                               Mzoea Vya Kumyonga/Matamani Kukwenzi


RTRS 1065   Les Ya Tupas                            Ezaleli Nayo Pts 1 & 2





Most of these are from Didier’s site, http://mwanasimba.online.fr/E_bands.htm, which now (June 2013) appears to be defunct.


Julius Nyerere’s socialist vision for Tanzania during his term as president from 1963-1984 meant that record labels were few and far between. Kwetu, Sindimba, TFC and Uhuru Stars are all products of the state-run Tanzania Film Company, which specialised in producing documentaries for government bodies and had its own recording studio.


Alex Perullo, in his book Live from Dar Es Salaam: Popular Music and Tanzania’s Music Economy (Indiana University Press, 2011), states that Kwetu was the third TFC label to be set up and released the most records.

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