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Catalogue       Group                                                 A side/B side                                                                               Year

Number

HL series


HL 7-12       Cuban Marimba Band                Tulime Mashamba/Ubaya Ubaya


HL  7-13      Cuban Marimba Band                Tanzania Twist/Kazi Tanzania


HL 7-23       Kilwa Jazz Band                        Moto Moto Tanzania/It Can Be Done (Malimu Kitueleza)


HL 7-25        Kilwa Jazz Band                       Wawili Wawili/Tanu Yajenga Nchi


HL 7-29        Cuban Marimba Band                Salam Kwa Jumla/Wanawakw Wa Tanzania


HL 7-30        Cuban Marimba Band                Beberu/Ndio Hali Ya Duniya


HL 7-52        a) John Kalume                        Namba                       

                    b) Chembe Majid                     Mabu Mbumbu


HL 7-53        Michel Dudu & Beavers             Vijana Wa Beavers/Picha Ya Dudu


HL 7-55        D Sentamu & V Nsubuga           Amaka Mazibu/Nalongo


HL 7-59        Mac Group                               Hi-Life Mambo/Liverpool


HL 7-60        a) Dudu Michel Dereba              Vijana Wa Kenya

                    b) Amanuel Silo


HL 7-61        Nyamwezi Jazz Band                Kumbuka Sikuku Ya Taifu/Tanzania Ni Yetu


HL 7-69        Kilwa Jazz Band                       Ubani Wako Ureke/Kwela No 2


HL 7-73        Atomic Jazz Band                     Sarafu Zetu/We Zaina


HL 7-78        Cuban Marimba Band               Nalia Nalia/Cha-Cha Taifa


HL 7-80        Cuban Marimba Band               Shirikisho- Chechembo/Wetu Katutoka


HL 7-84       Western Jazz Band                    Afroshirazi Na Tanu/Pesa Nyingi Nimepoteza


HL 7-85       Western Jazz Band                    Karibu Bwana Harushi/Kipenzi Changu


HL 7-90       Akamba Mbeni                          Chama Cha Kanu/Maimandas


HL 7-91       Jamhuri Jazz Band                    Mpenzi Fikiri/Wananchi Msiwe Kupe


HL 7-92       Atomic Jazz Band                      Mapesa Si Kitu/Mpenzi Aisha


HL 7-93       Atomic Jazz Band                      Leo Nakupasulia/Tanzania Ni Nchi Ya Furaha


HL 7-94       Atomic Jazz Band                      Siku Ya Jumamosi/Twendeni Jamaa


HL 7-97       Mc. Atura Tsiso & Willis Toto      Joseph Odhiambo/Jack Anyango


HL 7-98       MC Atura Tsiso & Willis Toto      Joss Owimba/Super Mrembo


HL 7-101     Rumonge Jazz                          Yuma/Yumine Ya Mulinga


HL 7-104     Njohole Jazz Band                    Tanzania Yenye Sifa/Salamu Twazitoa


HL 7-117    Morogoro Jazz Band                   Morogoro Yapendeza/Mobutu Baba Congo


HL 7-123    Morogoro Jazz Band                   Wema/Tabu Nyingi Sana


HL 7-130     Cuban Marimba Band                Kusema Si Kutenda/Uluguru


HL 7-131    Cuban Marimba Band                 Njoo Mpenzi Wangu/Kioo Kinadanganya


HL 7-132    Morogoro Jazz Band                   Kula Hoteli/Dunia


HL 7-136    Juma Bhalo & Party                   Nimechoka Kusubiri/Howa Howa


HL 7-148    Mecco Success                          Balimi/Sissy


HL 7-149    Kigoma Jazz Band                      Kadebe/Mpenzi Yas'Touv


HL 7-181    Juma Bhalo & Party                    Sende Zako/Nyota


HL 7-204    S. Mundi & Munyao                    Kyalo Kyata/Atumia Aingi


HL 7-210     Black Star Musical Club             Pili Pili/Nilikupenda


HL 7-211    Juma Bhalo                               Mfupa/Kiliyo


HL 7-216    Kiko Kids Jazz                           Tucheze-buuti/Mwana TANU-buuti


HL 7-222    Nusrah Dramatic Society            Nafungua/Uliko Mpenzi


HL 7-224    Juma Bhalo and Party                Lipi Muhubina/Zuhura


HL 7-226    Tanga Police Jazz Band              Nina Mama/Eliza Uko Wapi


HL 7-233    Swaleh Al-Abdi & MSA Stars       Sini Wate/Hunishi


HL 7-236    Lucky Star Musical Club             Mpenzi Wanidhulumu/Kapu


HL 7-237    Lucky Star Musical Club             Ewe Kijana/Mtambuzi


HL 7-240     Black Star Musical Club             Enyi Wana Adamu/Mnazi Mkinda


HL 7-241    Black Star Musical Club              Bunduki/Walimwengu


HL 7-243    Black Star Musical Club             Chozi Lanitoka/Mpende Anae Kupenda


HL 7-250    Morning Star Orch                      Binti/Ndoto


HL 7-251    Juma Bhalo and Party                Malimwengu/Usghilibiwe


HL 7-252    Juma Bhalo and Party                 Zangu Mbiyo/Wasafiri


HL 7-253    Cuban Marimba Band                  Saidia/Shida

AL 505-06


HL 7-255    Zein Musical Club                       Simteke Nsonacho/Kunachanzo


HL 7-256    Zein Musical Club                      Alfu Leila/Siri Nitampa


HL 7-257    Zein Musical Club                       Wasi Wasi/Na Wapa Hakika


HL 7-258    Black Star Musical Club              Nazi/Mbweha No 1


HL 7-259    Black Star Musical Group            Amana/Ukuu Kuu


HL 7-260    Black Star Musical Club              Pendo/Sikio


HL 7-261    Black Star Musical Club              Salamu/Ulimi


HFP series


HFP 7-1      Charles Sonko & His Group         Mambo Ni Bam Bam!/Wacha Poozi                              1968

HFP 101-02


PK 7-9000 series


PK 7-9003  Isaya Mwinamo                          A: Nime Wacha Ulevi Catherine

                                                                 B: Lina Nyumba Ya City Council


PK 7-9005  Western Jazz Band                     Mimi Mtoto Wa Watu/Nilikupenda Sana                         1967

AS 201-2


PK 7-9006  Western Jazz Band                     Lipa Kodi Ya Nyumba/Unionapo Nikiandamana              1967


PK 7-9007  Western Jazz Band                     Nitafurahi Ukitumwa Tena/Tangu Umeondoka               1967


PK 7-9016  Western Jazz Band                     Mlango, Unapiha Yangu/Amina Tumeishi                       1967


PK 7-9018  A: Noah Serwadda,                     Lydia Yewange/Feyibe Eyabula                                    1967

                 Freddie Kigozi, & the Hodi Boys Band

                 B: Caesar Lumala & The HBB


PK 7-9019   Western Jazz Band                    Tuliya Mama/Sasa Tucheza Cha Cha                             1967


PK 7-9020   Hodi Boys Band                         Jane Nyalego/Mashetani                                              1968

AS 231-2


PK 7-9023    Western Jazz Band                        Huu Ndio Wakati Wangu/Dada Kidawa                                 1968


PK 7-9028   Western Jazz Band                     Pendo Lanipa Tabu/Salam Nimpe Nani                         1968


PK 7-9033   Orch Rumonge Jazz                   President Kenyatta/Rehema                                         1968


PK 7-9038   National Service Band                Nalia Lia Mama/Salaam Baba Na Mama                        1968


PK 7-9040   Western Jazz Band                    Mpenzi Nakutafuta/Tuliyo Tendeana Mama                    1968


PK 7-9042   Kilimanjaro Cha-Cha Band          Asha Wacha Ukali/Niaibu Kucheza Peke


PK 7-9046   Jamhuri Jazz Band                     Kiboko/Twamuomba Mola                                           1969


PK 7-9051   Jamhuri Jazz Band                     Mwenge/Marafiki Zangu                                              1969


PK 7-9052   Jamhuri Jazz Band                     Ahadi Yako/Maria Cha Cha                                          1969


PK 7-9053   Orch Spear                                Kimbelembele/Mpenzi Niliemtegemba                          1969


PK 7-9058   Jamhuri Jazz Band                     Sabasaba/Dunia Imenisonga                                       1969


PK 7-9061   Jamhuri Jazz Band                     Bibi Mwenye Chongo/Ewe Wangu Mpenzi                     1970


PK 7-9067   Continental Revolution 70           A.A.A. Macradding/Musa Ochon                                   1970


PK 7-9068   Continental Revolution 1970       Piny Otamo Wang'a/Otieno Jakowuor                           1970


PK 7-9069   Jamhuri Jazz Band                     Nafikiria Kurudi Shamba/Fikeni Jamhuri                       1970


PK 7-9070   Jamhuri Jazz Band                     Shingo ya Upanga/Kipande Cha Papa                           1970


PK 7-9072   Jamhuri Jazz Band                     Simba Mwituni/Wasiwasi Ondoa                                   1970


PK 7-9074   Nuta Jazz Band                         Ae Sipendi Tenda/Ndugu Zangu Leo                             1970


PK 7- 9077  Jamhuri Jazz Band                     Ulisema Sina Pesa/Ooh Masikini                                  1970


PK 7-9080   Orch Super Vea                         Taabu Za Mapenzi/Nakupenda Sana We Dada              1970


PK 7-9082   Nuta Jazz Band                          Bibi/Sabina                                                               1970


PK 7-9085   Nuta Jazz Band                         Vijiji Vya Ujamaa/Rehema                                           1971


PK 7-9086   Jamhuri Jazz Band                     Kisura/Usinichukie Bure                                              1971


PK 7-9087   Orch Super Vea                         Nikupe Almasi/Mwanguluka                                         1971


PK 7-9090   Jamhuri Jazz Band                     Kibodi/Fadhili Iwapi                                                    1971


PK 7-9091   Jamhuri Jazz Band                     Magdalena/Pesa Sina Mfukoni                                     1971


PK 7-9092   Jamhuri Jazz Band                     Susana/Sophia Amerika                                             1971


PK 7-9094   Nuta Jazz Band                          Katerine/Mbona Hivyo Dada                                        1971


PK 7-9096   Jamhuri Jazz Band                     Kwa Mapenzi/Ewe Mwana Usipayuke


PK 7-9097   Western Jazz Band                    Weka Akiba/Tulime Mashamba                                     1971


PK 7-9099   Western Jazz Band                    Salima/Masikini Mie                                                    1971


PK 7-9102   Butiama Jazz Band                    Ipo Siku Tutaonana/Jaribu Kujirekebisha                      1971


PK 7-9103   Nuta Jazz Band                         Wakulima/Ndugu Wa Unguja                                       1971


PK 7-9105  Jamhuri Jazz Band                      Mganga Pts 1 & 2                                                       1972


PK 7-9108   Western Jazz Band                     Sumu Ya Wivu/Anna                                                  1972


PK 7-9109   Nuta Jazz Band                          Mtake Radhi Mkeo/Dunia Jamani                                 1972


PK 7-9117   Nuta Jazz Band                          Ikiwa Kama Hunitaki/Nimechoka Kuwa Nawe               1972

AS 1187-8


PK 7-9122   Orch la Cloche                           Lowoza Kunze/Kimunga Mu Lukumi                             1972


PK 9124      Jamhuri Jazz Band                     Siku Yetu Ya Leo/Adelina                                            1972


PK 7-9125   Nuta Jazz Band                         Regina/Msondo No 4


PK 7-9126   Arusha Jazz Band                      Wanyika/Baba Wana, Vipi Leo                                     1972


PK 7-9129   Butiama Jazz Band                    Rizi Njoo Tuelekezane/Mpenzi Pole Mama                     1972


PK 7-9130   Jamhuri Jazz Band                    Ewe Ndege/Dada Rukia                                               1972


PK 7-9135   Western Jazz Band                    Uwongo Si Kitizuri/Kipende Chako                               1972


PK 7-9141   Djuvenae Sixe Band                  Suzzie Mpenzi/Wizi Ni Mbaya                                      1972


PK 7-9148   Arusha Jazz Band                      Nieleweshe Leo/Bwana Nimechoka                              1972


PK 7-9149   Arusha Jazz Band                      Ewe Kijana/Salaam Zetu Twatoa


PK 7-9150  Arusha Jazz Band                       Mama Makiwa/Tushau                                                1973


PK 9152     Musoma Eleven Stars Band         Zainabu/Christina                                                       1972


PK 7-9155   Nuta Jazz Band                         Nipeleke Kwa Baba/Kifo Cha Karume                           1972


PK 7-9157   Nuta Jazz Band                         Mpenzi Ninakukanya/Instrumental No. 2


PK 7-9166   Bongo Boys Band                      Vivian Rudi/Kifo Cha Joseph Inyanje                            1973


PK 7-9169   Peter Akwabi                            Bwana Kibogoyo/Lugha ya Taifa                                  1973


PK 7-9170   Arusha Jazz Band                      Afrika Nzima Tunalia/Mama Sofia                                1973


PK 7-9173   Nuta Jazz Band                         Dada Mwajuma/Dunia Ya Leo Mbaya                            1973


PK 7-9175   Nuta Jazz Band                         Nimuokoe Nani/Ukab'honaga Nsoni                             1973


PK 7-9178   Butere Jazz Band                      Peresilla Mpenzi Dada/Usinigeuke Helena                    1973


PK 7-9187  Tanzania Police Band             Vero Nakupenda/Hawa Mpenzi                             1973


PK 7-9187  Phonotex Success                   Keki ya Harussi/Mziki wa Kisasa                          1974


PK 7-9193   Nuta Jazz Band                         Niliuka Siamini/Ester Nakuita


PK 7-9194   Nuta Jazz Band                         Amina Punguza/Tucheze Chacha                                 1974


PK 7-9195   Nuta Jazz Band                         ?/Instrumental No 5


PK 7-9196   Nuta Jazz Band                         Rudi Nyumbani/Mwenzio Nateseka                              1974


PK 7-9197   Nuta Jazz Band                         Maisha ya Tabu/Asha Dada                                         1974


PK 7-9198   Afro Sounders                          Alo Mi Alo Pts 1 & 2


PK 9200      Jamhuri Jazz Band                    Taifa Cup/Ewa Hadija                                                  1974


PK 7-9201   Jamhuri Jazz Band                    Kety Subiri/Ulimwengu Uwanja Wa Fujo                       1975


PK 7-9205   Peter Akwabi                            A Jolly Girl/Walimu, K.N.U.T., T.S.C.                            1974


PK 7-9206   Peter Akwabi                            Caroline Washangaza/Mama Yowee!                            1974


PK 7-9209   Jamhuri Jazz Band                    Wivu Wa Urongo/Maselina                                          1974


PK 7-9210   Jamhuri Jazz Band                    Utamundi/Rafiki Siwema                                            1974


PK 7-9211   Jamhuri Jazz Band                    Mtoto Wa Kambo/Mokindo Nakupenda Mpenzi              1974


PK 7-9212   Jamhuri Jazz Band                     Dunia ni Matembezini/Heri Tuepukane                         1974


PK 7-9214   Bongo Boys Band                      Suzie Mpenzi/Nalia Monica                                          1974


PK 7-9217   Jamhuri Jazz Band                    Mtoto Mwari/Anna Vibaya                                            1975


PK 7-9224   Orch Queens                             Luo Union FC/W.R. Duyu                                            1977



PK 7-000 series


PK 7-001    NUTA Jazz Band                        Dada Fatuma Pts 1 & 2


PK 7-002    Orch Kumba Kumba National      Unaishi Wapi Asha/Kuguu Na Njia


PK 7-003    Jamhuri Jazz Band                     Joyce I Love You/Issabela


PK 7-004    Nuta Jazz Band                          Nirudishe Kwetu Pts 1 & 2


PK 7-005    Orch Jamhuri Jazz Band             Rose/Mariam


PK 7-006    Orch Kumba Kumba National      Kulala Bila Shuka/Sakina


PK 7-007    NUTA Jazz Band                         Viva Frelimo Pts 1 & 2


PK 7-009    Jamhuri Jazz Band                     Mashati Na Suruali Pts 1 & 2

I have also seen a pressing where the song title is Mashatina Pts 1 & 2


PK 012       Jamhuri Jazz Band                     Flomena Pts 1 & 2


PK 013       Jamhuri Jazz Band                     Nafisa Pts 1 & 2


PS series


PS 7-2011  Orch Vox National                      Amba Congo Kampala/Suku Ya Mbula                        1968

AS 341


PF series


PF 388 105  OK Jazz                                    A: President Leon Mba

                                                                  B: Albert Bernard Bongo Vice-President


EPs


HLE 7-4890 A: Gatanga & Party                   Ushini Tabukize/Sina Chitu

                  B: Kayamba Randingo               Nijela/Namba

[This is an Assanand & Sons (Mbsa) Ltd Mzuri recording with the A-side tunes sung in Kidigo and the B-side ones in Giriama]


PAS 2 7-EP  A: Dar es Salaam Jazz Band       Pongezi Kwa Mzee Kenyatta/Kweli Wanitafuta Mbaya    1969

                  B: Morogoro Jazz Band              Polyna Nenda/Esta Wangu



Locally produced carol

7ASP 7        St Martin's Singers                    Njooni Kwa Shangwe/Wachangaji Makondeni

AS 728-9


Probable imports from 1976-77

6109-144             Black Blood                       Amanda/Muko Wapi


6109-133             Black Blood & Thembi        Kirio Kirio/Yayaya Yayaya


Overseas pressings of Kenyan releases

UND 714 AAC-27  Dr NO Mengo & Orch Tausi Jazz 73   Sabina ya neli/Joseph Onyango Jadudi

(Ghana pressing)


SAN 7-9000         Kajulu Boys Band                            Oyugi Kaska/Odhiambo Jack                         1974

(Ghana pressing)


APL 7-618            Gabriel Omolo & Apollo Komesha 71  Lunch Time/Tutakula Vya Ajabu

(Philips WA)


Any ideas about this? Its catalogue number doesn’t seem to fit

3Y6539?              Thu Zaina                         Lokoko/Denise



















The record label was a division of Philips, the Dutch-based electronics giant , and was originally set up in 1950. Twelve years later, in 1962, Philips and Deutsche Grammophon, owners of the Polydor label, set up a joint venture, Phonogram. Both Philips and Polydor issued records in Africa during the 1960s, then in 1972 Phonogram merged with Polydor to form a new company, Polygram. At this point, the Philips label all but disappeared in East Africa, leading me to believe that the Black Blood releases from the mid 1970s may have been imports.


The majority of the releases are Tanzanian bands singing in Kiswahili, though the label also licensed occasional tracks from elsewhere in Africa.


Notable exceptions to the predominantly Swahili flavour of Philips releases are HL 7-52, which is in Giriyama, and HL 7-90 and HL 7-204, which are in Kikamba. The label credits on these and some other titles in the listings say they were produced by Assanand and Sons of Mombasa, who produced their own records in the 1960s on the Mzuri label, which also carry an HL prefix. It appears that trading took place between Philips and Mzuri with the labels’ licensing some of each others’ recordings.


That the Jamhuri Jazz Band is so well represented here is because the information has come from the Wanyika Groups discography compiled by John Beadle with Doug Paterson and Peter Toll for Toshiya Endo’s website, which you can find here


http://biochem.chem.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~endo/EAWanyika.html


PK 7-006 where, intriguingly, the writing credit is for I.S. Juma, who may well be Issy Juma of Les Wanyika fame, is one of a sequence of records in stereo, suggesting a relatively late release date.


In February 2012 Alan Wheeler alerted me to the existence of HFP 7-1 by the Ugandan singer Charles Sonko. The HFP catalogue prefix suggests it may have been licensed from another company.


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