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Catalogue       Group                                              A side/B side                                                       Language

Number

MT 1           Orch Simba National                Sweko No 2/Ogumga George                  Luo


MT 2           Orch Simba National                Kilio Cha Wazazi/Famili Masikini              Swahili


MT 3           Mawego Jazz Band                  Maggyee Nyabwana/Nyakwar Ag              Luo


MT 5           Orch Simba National                Betha Nyar Ambalo/Jalam                       Luo


MT 7           Orch Simba National                Doho/Wanjero Jnr


MT 8           Orch Simba National                Maria Go/Pick Pockets                             Swahili 


MT 10         Lulus Band                              Matarania Mangoro/Baba Ndaguthaitha    Kikuyu


MT 11         Orch Simba National                Potea Pata/Sado                                     Swahili


MT 12         Omondi Jassor                        Potea Pata No 2/Alfred Farewell                Luo


MT 13         Orch Simba National                Oluoch Naftal/Owino Dan                        Luo


MT 15        ASP - Youth Musical Club          Uliondoka Kwangu/Pendo La Khiyari         Swahili


MT 16         Orch GO Malebo                      A: Foreman Ali Welcome to Kinshasa        English/Lingala

                                                               B: Mbombo au Carre


MT 17         Orch Tino Mambo                    Libongo/Matakete et Albert                      Lingala


MT 17         Fathili & The Yahoos                Mpenzi Mahanjam/Mabala Pt 1                 Swahili


MT 18         Wanga Muana Gabio Band       Tu Es Mechant Bile Pts 1 & 2                    Lingala


MT 19         Loko Jazz Band                       Emi/Thum Ber                                         Luo


MT 20         Konganga New Jazz Band        Mpenzi Ayako/Margaret Ogaye                  Swahili/Luo


MT 21         Loko Jazz Band                       John Ndons/Rose Jaber                            Luo


MT 22         Revolution 1970                      Otina/Paro Siso Abala                              Luo


MT 23         Kit Mikayi Cisco Jazz Band        Emily Achieng Pts 1 & 2                           Luo


MT 24         Kit Mikayi Cisco Jazz Band        Karafuu/Bonn Olocho Bala                       Luo


MT 25         Kit Mikayi Cisco Jazz Band        A: Emilly Beauty Queen                           Luo

                                                               B: Benn Aluoch Okang'a


MT 28         A.S. Sululu Kiko Kids                Alphonsi/Chakubanga                             Swahili


MT 29         Kendu Band Original                Jack Oweso/Sura Lando                           Luo


MT 31         Sam Kimachia                          Ni Kigenyo/Nii Njui Rita

                  & New Sunshine Band


MT 32         Sam Kimachia & Yahoos Band   Kuga Ti Gwika Pts 1 & 2                          Kikuyu


MT 33         Sam Kimachia & Yahoos Band   Njoohi Ni Njohi Pts 1 & 2                         Kikuyu

The presence of Orch GO Malebo’s greeting to the Ali-Foreman fight puts a marker down for 1974 as the release date of MT 16. Otherwise, Matata is a diverse label that may emphasise Luo music but throws a bit of everything into the mix. I don’t know who released or distributed it, though.


In November 2012 Paul Becquart sent me a scan of MT17 by Fathili and the Yahoos, while Bolingo has MT17 as being by Orch Tino Mambo. The reason for the duplication is unclear.

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