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Catalogue                   Group                                                         A side/B side                                                       Year


Panther 003           Orch Super Malembe                        Elangwela Pts 1 & 2

Panther 004           Orch Moja One                                 Mapenzi Iko Wapi Pts 1 & 2

Panther 006           Wanyika Stars                                 Teresia Pts 1 & 2                                Mid 1980s


Doug Paterson, who supplied details of Panther 003, notes a connection with Parker Radio, though that isn’t apparent from the labels of the other two singles.

It’s also hard to tell whether Orch Super Malembe is a bit of opportunistic passing-off by an aspiring band or simply a spelling mistake for the well-respected Orch Super Mazembe.

For information on Moreno Batamba’s Orch Moja One, visit Muzikifan.

And the fractious world of the Wanyika groups is covered in the discography compiled by John Beadle with Doug Paterson and Peter Toll for Toshiya Endo’s website at