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Catalogue       Group                                                 A side/B side                                    Language                         Year

Number                                                                                                                (Swahili, except where stated)


POL 7-001     Dar Es Salaam Jazz Band         Wengine Uni Fata Fata/Hayo Yote Ni Ya Dunia             1968


POL 7-002      Atomic Jazz Band                   A: Tulivyo Pendana Mimi Na Wewe

                                                                 B: Kwenda Na Kupumzika


POL 7-004      Atomic Jazz Band                   Njoo Mpenzi Njoo/Dunia Ina Mambo                            1969


POL 7-005      Atomic Jazz Band                   A: Usitamani Kitu                                                      1968

                                                                 B: Fika Uwone Mwenyewe


POL 7-009      Dar Es Salaam Jazz Band        Sivizuri Rukya/Mahindi Ya Amerika                              1968


POL 7-011      Dar Es Salaam Jazz Band       A: Mpenzi Umeniachia Huzuni                                      1969

                                                                B: Siku Tutaonana Dada


POL 7-013      Orch Mambo Jazz                  Saada/Soni Regine                                                      1969


POL 7-014      Dar-Es-Salaam Jazz Band       K. Maringo Mengi/Nilio Kwamba


POL 7-017      Atomic Jazz Band                  Wataka Nini Lina/Stella Yapunguze                               1969

AS 438-9


POL 7-019      Morogoro Jazz Band               Nalilia Raha/Penzi La Mashaka                                     1969


POL 7-021      Morogoro Jazz                       Kusemwa Nimechoka/Penzi Lako La Mapesa                  1969


POL 7-023      Atomic Jazz Band                  Aisha Sikia/Tumeishi Miaka Mingi                                  1969


POL 7-024      Atomic Jazz Band                  A: Atomic Tumetimia                                                   1971

                                                                B: Hata Mkisema Sana


POL 7-026      Mambo Jazz                          A: Tika Namona Mpasi                                          1969                                                                

                                                                B: Ozali Mama Bana


POL 7-028      Cosmas McOkoko                  Mboya Thuon Africa/Mboya Tom Mawuodwa                   1969

                     & Orch Air Amida


POL 7-030     Dar Es Salaam Jazz Band        Siyo Tunatorokana/Mpenzi Usemayo                              1969


POL 7-031     Morogoro Jazz                        Wakati Wa Shida/Lucia Rudi                                         1969


POL 032        Morogoro Jazz                        Eddy Mama/Moro Hoye                                                1969


POL 7-034     Atomic Jazz Band                    Kuolewa Na Mume/Mwenye Wivu


POL 7-036     Morogoro Jazz Band                Afrika Hoyee/Sitaki Tena                                             1970


POL 7-039     Orch Mambo Jazz                    Baboiye/Kombo Mariam                                              1970


POL 7-040     Atomic Jazz Band                    Mapenzi Yapapoanza/Siye Twapenda Sana                    1970


POL 7-046     Malika                                    Amin/Peleleza                                                            1970


POL 7-048     Mara Jazz                               Leo/Mwana Hawa                                                        1970


POL 7-050     Morogoro Jazz Band                 Watalii/Regina                                                            1970


POL 051        Morogoro Jazz Band                Pole Dada/Choyo Uache                                               1970


POL 7-052      Morogoro Jazz Band                Mkatae/Waandishi Wa Magazeti                                   1971


POL 7-053      Mara Jazz Band                      Kitenge/Dada Mpenzi                                                  1971


POL 7-054      Atomic Jazz Band                   Ewe Nikupendaye/Vijana Wa Atomic                            1971


POL 7-055      Njohole Jazz Band                   Furaha Yako/Elina Mpenzi                                           1971


POL 7-057      Mara Jazz Band                      Mpenzi Sikia/Baito Mara Jazz                                       1971


POL 7-060      Mara Jazz Band                      Bendera Yetu/Mapenzi Ya Pesa                                    1971


POL 061        Morogoro Jazz Band                Expo '70 No 1/Expo ’70 No 2                                       1971


POL 7-062     Morogoro Jazz Band                 Wanasoka/Kibena                                                      1971


POL 7-063     Morogoro Jazz Band                 Nasikia Mwaniteta/Mnzese                                          1971


POL 7-065      Mara Jazz Band                      Nashangaa No 1/Nashangaa No 2                                1971


POL 7-067      Maroon Commandos               Mpenzi Emili/Shangwe                                                1971


POL 7-068     Morogoro Jazz Band                Sina Pesa/Tina Turudiane                                            1971


POL 7-072     Mara Jazz Band                       Zabibu Mama/Doctor Cesilia


POL 7-075     Morogoro Jazz Band                Tambiko ya Wahenga/Mwongozo wa Tanu                    1972


POL 7-076     Morogoro Jazz Band                Helena/Wewe Basi Sasa                                              1972


POL 7-077     Mara Jazz Band                       Suzie Waniangamiza/Mie Si Tajiri                                1972


POL 7-079     Mara Jazz Band                       Kitenge No. 2/Kitenge No. 3                                        1972


POL 7-081     Morogoro Jazz Band                Sululu ya Moro/Zima Moto                                           1972


POL 7-082     King Bantou                            Sikia Nikuambie/Mambo Mawili                                    1972


POL 7-086     Mara Jazz Band                       Fatuma/Regina                                                           1972


POL 7-088     Lucky Star Musical Club           Naugua/Uganga                                                          1972

                    (Nyota Njema)


POL 7-089     Lucky Star Musical Club           Heko Mzee Kenyatta/Mpenzi                                        1972

                    (Nyota Njema)


POL 7-090     Morogoro Jazz Band                 F.A.T. na Timu ya Taifa/Wanamuziki                            1972


POL 7-095     The Strikers                            Wakati Wa Utotoni/Dada Beatrice                                 1972                                        

                    (Armed Forces Band)


POL 7-096      Lucky Star Musical Club          Nakupenda/Kupe                                                        1972


POL 7-098     Morogoro Jazz Band                Mapenzi Yanitesa/Dr Klerruu                                        1972


POL 7-099     Morogoro Jazz Band                 Kifo Cha Karume/Mitindo Yetu                                     1972


POL 7-100     Morogoro Jazz Band                 Matusi ya Nini?/Pesa No 1                                           1972


POL 7-102     Morogoro Jazz Band                Nisalimie Wana Zaire/Mrudishe                                    1972


POL 7-105      Lucky Star Musical Club          Nisubira Gani?/Tabu Na Mashaka                                 1972


POL 7-106      Lucky Star Musical Club          Mola Atanipa/Kitumbiri No.2                                        1972


POL 7-107      Lucky Star Musical Club          Papai Boyu/Lipi La Ajabu                                             1972


POL 7-108      Lucky Star Musical Club          Kifo Cha Karume/Hali Ya Masikitiko                              1972


POL 7-116      Mara Jazz Band                     Ndugu Na Shaka/Tuendeleze Mkowa                             1972


POL 122        King Daho Success                 A: Nora Opiyo Laktar                    Luo                          1972

AS 1464-65                                               B: Mikayi Joan Argwings


POL 7-124     Morogoro Jazz Band                Vijana wa Afrika/Mwidaha            Swahili                     1972


POL 7-129    Todi National '72                     Eunny/Amina                              Swahili                      1972


POL 7-132     Urafiki Jazz Band                    Eda Wanipa Machungu/Twanywa Chai                           1972


POL 7-135     King Daho Success                 Lolwe Kende/Lolwe Mege Oginga   Luo


POL 136        King Daho Success                 A: Onyango Omino                       Luo                          1973

                                                                B: Ondiegi Mac’Nyasuna


POL 7-137     The Cavaliers                         Nyangarisa/Mkono Hauna Macho                                   1972


POL 7-146     K.Z. Morogoro Jazz Band         Nirudie Mama/Mapenzi Shuleni                                    1973


POL 7-147     K.Z. Morogoro Jazz Band         Daktari ni Mimi/Ushamba Umekikutoka                         1973


POL 7-150     Olympia Success (Nakuru)      Sasa Mimi Mkristo/Dunia Si Njema                                1973


POL 151        King Daho Success                 Radier Engineer/Ajali Ya Victoria    Luo                          1973


POL 7-154    King Daho Success                  FC Luo Union/Rading Omolo          Luo                          1973


POL 155        King Daho Success                 Ayany Onyango Jalelo/Peugeot      Luo                          1973

AS 2034-35


POL 160        David Amunga &                    A: A Letter To My Melodie             English                     1973

KSPD 16-17   George Agade                        B: Economic War                         English/Swahili


POL 161        Ndumba Africa                       Heri Njema/Lena                                                         1973

AS 2104-05


POL 7-162     Ndumba Africa                        Damu Ya Kitoko/Mary                                                 1973


POL 7-165     KZ Morogoro Jazz Band           Mji Umekushinda/Thamani Ya Mapenzi                          1973


POL 7-166     KZ Morogoro Jazz Band           Saniye wa Moyo/Saka-Saka                                         1973


POL 7-171     Kitembe Juu Choir                   Washa Taa/Siku Ya Mwisho                                         1973


POL 7-174     Orch Leopard                         Kunusa Nusa Jikoni Nos 1 & 2      Swahili                      1973


POL 7-181     Hongera Jazz Band                 Sebo/Mazoea Yakizidi                                                  1973


POL 182        Morogoro Jazz Band                Sarakasi Ya Yasinta/Bivelina                                        1973


POL 7-183     Mara Jazz Band                      Siku Nyingi Zimepita/Mungu Uibariki Africa                   1973


POL 185        Arusha Jazz Band                   Mama Suzie/Mary Mtoto                                               1973


POL 186        Arusha Jazz Band                   Tutengane Salama/Mama Niache                                  1973


POL 187        Arusha Jazz Band                   Eliza Wangu/Jose Twende Zaire                                    1973


POL 7-188     Orch Super Volcano               Roho Ndiyo Mwamuzi/Africa                                          1973


POL 189        Orch Super Volcano               Utanikondesha Maria/Mama Chakula Bora                      1973

AS 2414-15


POL 7-190     Orch Super Volcano               Kasema Hakutaki/Bibi Wa Watu                                     1973


POL 199        KZ 2 Morogoro Jazz Band       Marafiki Wabaya/Bahati Yako                                        1973

AS 2493-94


POL 200        KZ 2 Morogoro Jazz Band       Kuropoka/Nitaacha Pombe                                           1973

AS 2495-96


POL 7-203      Lucky Star Musical Club        Heko Mwalimu Nyerere/ Tanu Yajenga Nchi                    1973

                     (Nyota Njema)


POL 7-207      Lucky Star Musical Club        Saba Saba/Nimebaki Ng'onda                                       1973


POL 7-208     Lucky Star Musical Club         Koma Manga/Utulize Moyo                                           

                    (Nyota Njema)


POL 7-211      Lucky Star Musical Club        Pendo La Dhereu/Ewe Darling                                        1973

                    (Nyota Njema)


POL 213        Semeni Band                        Adam Na Hawa/Nirudishe Kwetu                                    1973

AS 2610-11


POL 7-214     Cobra                                   Wari-Wa Pts 1 & 2                                                        1973


POL 7-217     Cobra                                   Tsawe/Mbondze                                                            1973

AS 2644-45


POL 7-218     Henry Braganza                     How Many Times/Follow That Star                                 1973

                    & The Scorpions


POL 7-221     Urafiki Jazz Band                   Ashura/Mwajuma Acha Ubaya                                       1973


POL 226        Orch Simba Wanyika              Roza Kipenzi/Tufurahize Leo                                         1973


POL 227        Orch Simba Wanyika              Uningoje/Regina Wangu                                               1973


POL 229        Orch Simba Wanyika              Riida Ukumbuhe/Chakula Juu Kwa Juu                           1974


POL 7-231     Orch Super Volcano               Nitatuma Mshenga/Afadhali Umerudi                              1974


POL 232        Orch Super Volcano 73           Unanitafuta Nini?/Makao Makuu Dodoma                        1974


POL 7-235     Orch Lunna Kidi                     Nyasaye Pts 1 & 2                                                        1973


POL 238        Kitembe Juu Choir                 Tokeni Dhambini/Yesu Anaomba Gethsemani                  1974

AS 2944


POL 241        KZ Morogoro Jazz Band          Heshima Kitu Cha Bure/Tulia Nikueleze                         1974

AS 2964-65


POL 2-242     KZ Morogoro Jazz Band          Sikutaki Tena/Devotta Moyo Wangu                              1974

AS 2966


POL 244        Orch Lunna Kidi                     Nyar-Gombe Pts 1 & 2                                                 1974


POL 245        Orch Intanda                         Muli-Bwanji/Leta Kalwimbo              Bemba/Mwambe    1974

AS 2964-65


POL 247        Orch Intanda                         Cheka Tumeonana/Wedding Ring                                 1974

AS 3026-27


POL 250        KZ Morogoro Jazz Band          Wanisikitisha Mpenzi Wangu/Ewe Mwana                      1974

AS 3052-53


POL 251        KZ Morogoro Jazz Band          Masimango/Nikupendeje?                                            1974

AS 3054-55


POL 256        Cuban Marimba Band              Betty No 2/Mwana Mkiwa                                            1974

AS 3202-03


POL 7-257     Cuban Marimba Band              Mwalimwengu Wabaya/Zakia                                      1974


POL 7-259     Orch Simba Wanyika              Kenya Yetu/Kibarua Sina


POL 7-260     A.J.B. Simba Wanyika             Dalili/Helena Wangu                                                   1974


POL 7-265     Orch Super Volcano                Masika No 2/Masika Zole-Zole                                     1974


POL 266        Orch Super Volcano                Walisema/Fulu Ilagala                                                 1974


POL 268        Orch Super Volcano                Harusi Imevunjika/Unaulizwa                                      1974


POL 7-269     Orch Super Volcano                Nipeleke Nikashuhudie/Masikitiko Yetu


POL 7-274     Bahari Boys                           Simba Yuna Nauruma/Mapenzi                                     1974


POL 278        Afro Shirazi Youth Party          Subalkheri Mpenzi Pts 1 & 2                                         1974

AS 2322 (?)


POL 7-279    Mzalendo Success                   Mama Mtoto/Nilipomuona Mwanya                                1974


POL 7-288    Toddy Six                               Wazee Wangu/Sikutaki Regina                                     1974


POL 7-300     Orch Simba Wanyika               Koleta/Wapangaji                                                       1975


POL 7-301    A.J.B. Simba Wa Nyika             Wataka Nini Mpenzi/Africa Yetu                                   1975


POL 7-303     Eagles Lupopo                        Mrembo Agnes/Bi Mama                                             1974

AS 3511


POL 304        Eagles Lupopo                        Emola Wangu/Esther Mauwa                                 1974


POL 7-306     Orch Super Volcano 73           Mapenzi ya Simu/Kwa nini Hupendeki?


POL 7-308     Orch Super Volcano                Taifa Cup Morogoro/Tina Sijakukosea                           1975


POL 7-319     Kitembe Juu Choir                  Angaza Macho/Kuna Mji Mzuri                                      1976


POL 7-326     Orch Super Volcano                Kukupenda Nimejichongea/Matrida Huna Siri


POL 327        Orch Super Volcano                Usiingilie Kiti No.2/Mngeni Mali Yake Yoke                    1976               


POL 7-330     Orch Super Volcano                Samora Machel na Frelimo/Bank Yako (NBC)


POL 7-333     Manu Dibango NCL                 Super Kumba Pts 1 & 2                                               1975


POL 335        Orch Simba Wanyika              Karolina/Wanyika No 2                                                1975


POL 336        Orch Simba Wanyika              Mombasa Kisiwani/Nafikiria Nitakujitu                           1975


POL 7-337     Orch Kiko Kids                       Mapunda/Mpenzi Muhisani                                           1975


POL 7-339     Usukuma Utamaduni              Shauri La Mungu/Siku Ya Tatu

                    Christian Choir


POL 7-341     Orch Super Volcano 75           Mikasa Harusini/Heshima                                             1976

AS 3827


POL 7-343     Orch Super Volcano                Kipi Nili Chokosa/Mseto Club Bingwa                             1976


POL 7-345    Orch Simba Wa Nyika              Pamela Pts 1 & 2                                                         1976


POL 346       Sinnon La Mara Choir               Ole Wenu/Ndugu Angalieni


POL 354        Orch Simba Wanyika              Yamebaki Mazoea/Mbele Ya Mungu                               1976


POL 7-355    Sinnon La Mara Choir               Ole Wenu/Ndugu Angalieni                                          1976


POL 359        Orch Simba Wanyika               Nakupenda Pts 1 & 2                                                  1977


POL 7-360     Orch Super Volcano                Talaka Kampa Nani/Mashetani


POL 7-362     Orch Simba Wanyika               Makulata Pts 1 & 2


POL 7-363     Machakos Seven Star Choir     Kuponya Kwa Yesu/Twaita Kwenye Imani


POL 7-364     Somajeko International           Amina Fungasha/Nateseka


POL 7-365      Night Star Musical Club              Pendo/Nalia Nalia


POL 7-367    Changwithya Choir Kitui          Ujumbw Wa Bwana/Maisha Yetu


POL 7-373     Orch Bassanga                       Wild Guy/Sweet and Soul Time


POL 7-374     Orch Simba Wanyika               Punguza Papara Zako Pts 1 & 2


POL 375        Orch Simba Wanyika               Pesa Taabu Sana Pts 1 & 2                                         1977


POL 7-376     Maroon Commandos                Weka Akiba/Mama Yu Wapi


POL 7-377     Maroon Commandos               Everlasting Love/What Will I Do


POL 7-378     Orch Simba Wanyika               Suzanna Mwana Mama Pts 1 & 2


POL 7-382     Orch Baba National                 Sweet Sweet Mbombo Pts 1 & 2


POL 7-383     Orch Super Volcano                Upasi Mkubwa/Vipi Posa (Mshenga No 2)


POL 7-386     A: Vienna Boys Choir              A: National Anthem/Salali

                    B: St Stephens Choir              B:Siri Ya Ushindi

                    (Jamhuri Jubilee Record)


POL 388        Nabil & the Savannahs            A: Karibuni Kenya                     Swahili/English

                                                                B: No More Joy No More Fun


POL 389        Sunrise Band                         Lushine Ikoru/Rahel Manamushuki


POL 7-390     Maroon Commandos               Nyota Yangu/Dada Rosa


POL 7-393     Orch Simba Wanyika               Mama Esta Pts 1 & 2


POL 7-394     Maroon Commandos               Penina Usiniharibie Jina/Mauko Mtoto Mbaya


POL 7-401     Nabil & The Savannahs           My Best Friend/Don't Play Your Magic


POL 7-406     Undugu 77 Choir                    Wakati Wa Nuu/Habari Njema Kwa Wa Israeli


POL 416        Maroon Commandos               Adeh-Deh/Silently


POL 417        Orch Super Volcano Lusona     Sema Kweli Yako Pts 1 & 2


POL 7-418     Orch Super Volcano Lusona     Mashemeji Wangapi Pts 1 & 2


POL 7-421     Orch Simba Wanyika              Tembea Uone Mengi Pts 1 & 2


POL 422        Orch Super Volcano                Shida Pts 1 & 2


POL 423        S.D.A. of Kitembe Juu Choir     Kutoka Babeli/Amini Yesu


POL 425        Maroon Commandos               Waona Kijicho Pts 1 & 2


POL 426        Orch Simba Wanyika              Daina Pts 1 & 2                                                    1979


POL 427        Orch Les Wanyika                   Paulina Pts 1 & 2                                                        1979


POL 431        Nabil & the Savannahs            Kwaheri Wageni/Amore (I Love You)


POL 432        Orch Les Wanyika                   Sina Makosa Pts 1 & 2                                                1979


POL 433        Orch Simba Wanyika              Sikujua Utabadilika Pts 1 & 2


POL 434        Maroon Commandos               Charonyi ni Wasi Pts 1 & 2               Taita

(credited to Laban Ochuka

& Maroon Commandos)


POL 435        Orch Super Volcano                Baba Mdogo/Hayati Ndugu Sambuli


POL 437        Orch Les Wanyika                   Pamela Pts 1 & 2


POL 438        Maroon Commandos               Wacheza na Maroon Pts 1 & 2


POL 439        Orch Simba Wanyika              Mary Tuyamalize Pts 1 & 2


POL 440        Mlimani Park Orch                  Sauda Unatia Aibu Pts 1 & 2


POL 441        Orchestra Mlimani Park           Kassim Amefilisika Pts 1 & 2                                        1980


POL 442        The Knightngale Boys             Tukutendereza/Goodbye


POL 443        St Andrews Church Choir        Kutembea na Bwana/Habari Njema


POL 444        Mlimani Park Orch                   Maudhi ya Kila Siku Pts 1 & 2


POL 445        St Andrews Church Kavoko     Tangu Zamani/Abrahamu


POL 446        Them Mushrooms                   Mombasa/Kenya Hakuna Matata


POL 447        Orch Les Wanyika                   Kwanza Jiulize Pts 1 & 2


POL 448        Orch Super Volcano                Koleta Pts 1 & 2


POL 449        Orch Les Volcano                    Makulata Jirekebishe Pts 1 & 2


POL 450        Orch Jambo Jambo                 Usiniangaishe/Yastini


POL 453        Nairobi International               Usidharau Masomo Pts 1 & 2


POL 454        Orch Les Wanyika                   Kajituliza Kasuku Pts 1 & 2


POL 455        Them Mushrooms                   Bonde Kwa Bonde/Mateseo


POL 456        Muema Brothers                     Stellah/Mwana Kilumi Naja


POL 457        Maroon Commandos               Bahati Haina Mwenyewe Pts 1 & 2


POL 458        Orch Les Wanyika                   Nisaidie Baba Pts 1 & 2


POL 459        The Black Devils Band             Maisha Ni Maisha Pts 1 & 2


POL 461        Orch Vijana Jazz                     Stella Mwenye Fikara Nzuri Pts 1 & 2


POL 462        Vijana Jazz Orch                     Hasira Hasara Pts 1 & 2                                              1980


POL 463        Orch Simba Wanyika               Dunia Pts 1 & 2                                                         1980


POL 464        Orch Les Wanyika                   Wazazi Pts 1 & 2


POL 466        Orch Jobiso                            Tujenge Chetu Pts 1 & 2                                             1980


POL 467        Orch Bana Sambo                   Uwongo Haufai Pts 1 & 2                                            1980


POL 468        Orch Les Wanyika                   Janet Pts 1 & 2                                                          1980


POL 469        The Green Rovers Band           Eliza Pts 1 & 2                                                           1981


POL 470        Orch Simba Wanyika               Nilipo Zaliwa Pts 1 & 2                                               1981


POL 472        Orch Mlimani Park                   Jirani Nimefanya Nini? Pts 1 & 2                                  1981


POL 473        Orch Les Wanyika (Les Les)     Ndugu Yangu Pts 1 & 2                                               1981


POL 474        Maroon Commandos                Uvivu Mbaya Pts 1 & 2                                               1981


POL 475        Abeingo Success                     Porojo Zako Pts 1 & 2                                                 1981


POL 478        The Black Devils                     Soweto's Voice/Sina Roho Ya Chuki                              1981


POL 482       Orch Les Wanyika                    Tafuta Wako Pts 1 & 2                                                1981


POL 483        Super Simba Wanyika             Mwana Rudi Nyumbani Pts 1& 2                                  1981


POL 484        Orch Mlimani Park                   Talaka Ya Hasira Pts 1 & 2                                          1981


POL 491        Mlimani Park Orch                    Nawashukuru Wazazi Wangu Pts 1 & 2                        1981


POL 493        Orch Nanga Boys                     Kukopa Harusi Kulipa Matanga/Daudi Rudi Nyumbani   1981


POL 494        Safari Sound                           Kenya Safari/Lala Salama                                          1981


POL 495        Orch Les Wanyika                    Mbaya Wako Rafiki Yako Pts 1 & 2                              1981


POL 496        Kurungenzi Jazz                      Kaipindua Serikali Pts 1 & 2                                  1982


POL 499        Zuhura & Party                        Singe Tema/Kisu                                                       1982


POL 500        Orch Simba Wanyika                Barua Ya Mapenzi Pts 1 & 2                                       1982


POL 502        Orch Les Wanyika                    AFC Leopard Pts 1 & 2                                               1982


POL 504        Orch Les Wanyika                    Naogopa Pts 1 & 2                                                    1982


POL 507        Maroon Commandos                Shida Za Wapangaji Pts 1 & 2                                    1982


POL 509        Olga Mvicane                           Ndiyazisola/Ndiyekeleni                                       1982


POL 510        Orch Super Rumba                  Sisi Hushangaa Pts 1 & 2                                     1982


POL 513        Orch Jobiso                             Maria Uko Wapi Pts 1 & 2                                           1982


POL 514        Them Mushrooms                    Mush-Dance/Maisha Marefu                                        1982


POL 515        Green Rovers                          Usinichukie Pts 1 & 2                                                 1982


POL 516        Orch Les Safaris                      Helena Pts 1 & 2                                                        1982


POL 517        Maroon Commandos                Dada Mdaku Pts 1 & 2


POL 520        Orch Super Volcano                 Angela Rudi Makwenu Pts 1 & 2                            1982


POL 521        Blue Rangers                          Nashangazika Sana Pts 1 & 2                                1982


POL 522        Orch Les Wanyika                    Nimebaki Upweke Pts 1 & 2                                       1982


POL 523        Western Brothers                    Pole Pts 1 & 2                                                            1982


POL 527        Orch Safari Sound                   Manyala/Kibunga Kimenisonga                             1983


POL 528        Orch Super Matimila                Hasira Hasara Jacqueline Pts 1 & 2                       1983


POL 529        Orch Magola International        Umenipa Mahangao Pts 1 & 2                                     1983


POL 530        Orch Les Wanyika                    Heshima Mbele (Tulia Ukae) Pts 1 & 2                        1983


POL 532        Orch Vijana Jazz                      Maisha Ya Amba Pts 1 & 2                                   1983


POL 533        Orch Toma Toma                     Kesa Chane Pts 1 & 2                                                1983


POL 534       Tabora Jazz Band                      Rosa Kwenu Ni Kwenu Pts 1 & 2                                 1983


POL 537        Western Brothers                     Kucha Za Chui Pts 1 & 2                                            1983


POL 539        Apollo Komesha                       Mavazi Pts 1 & 2                                                       1983


POL 542        Orch Uda Jazz Band                 Uchungu Wa Mwana Pts 1 & 2


POL 543        Orch Simba Wanyika                Shilingi Pts 1 & 2                                                      1983


POL 544        Orch KZ Afrika                        Amecheza Karata Tatu Pts 1 & 2                                1983


POL 546        Orch Les Wanyika                    Mony Pts 1 & 2                                                         1983


POL 547        Orch Safari Sound (Dar)           Siku Moja/CCM                                                         1983


POL 548        Them Mushrooms                    20 Great Years/Mateso


POL 549        Orch Super Matimila                Dunia Pts 1 & 2                                                         1983

(Credited to: Remmy Ongala

& Orch Super Matimila)


POL 550        Afro Souvenir Band                  Miaka 20 Ya Uhuru/Jambo Rafiki                                1983


POL 551        Orch Maroon Commandos         Karibuni Nairobi Pts 1 & 2


POL 552        Orch KZ Africa                         Taabu Ina Mwisho Pts 1 & 2                                       1983


POL 553        Orch KZ Afrika                         Ulinifukuza Mwenyewe Pts 1 & 2


POL 554        Orch Super Matimila                Mariamu Pts 1 & 2                                                 1983-84

(Credited to: Remmy Ongala

& Orch Super Matimila)


POL 556        Orch Jobiso                             Kizai-Zai Pts 1 & 2


POL 560        Mombasa Roots Band               Karibishe/Raggae Sound of Africa


POL 561        Mombasa Roots Band               Disco Cha-Ka-Cha Pts 1 & 2


POL 562        Orch Super Matimila                Munyonge Hana Haki Pts 1 & 2                                   1984

(Credited to: Remmy Ongala

& Orch Super Matimila)


POL 563        Orch Safari Sound Band            Mama Lea Mtoto Pts 1 & 2                                        1984


POL 565        Orch Jobiso                             Natafuta Mwali Pts 1 & 2


POL 567        Orch Simba Wanyika                Mwenda Pole Pts 1 & 2


POL 568        Maroon Commandos                 Naenda Safari Pts 1 & 2


POL 573        Orch Utawala (A.P.) Band         Jitetee Pts 1 & 2


POL 574        Orch Super Matimila                Yote Yana Mwisho Pts 1 & 2                                        1984


POL 575        Maroon Commandos                 Wakwe Wamezidi Pts 1 & 2


POL 576        Orch Mwanjelwa Jazz                Jane Mimi Nahangaika Pts 1 & 2


POL 7-577     Maroon Commandos                 Kenya Nchi Yangu Pts 1 & 2


POL 581        Orch Simba Wanyika                Mwana Sikia No 2 Pts 1 & 2                                        1985


POL 582        Orch Makaa Super                    Shangwe Krisimasi Pts 1 & 2

                    International Band


POL 583        Orch Safari Sound                    Noel Milele/Salaamu Kwa Wote


POL 585        Dhamira Musical Club               Wambili Havai Moja Pts 1 & 2


POL 587        Orch Utawala (AP) Band           Sagina Pts 1 & 2


POL 588        The Radi                                 She's Heard It All/Who Ae You Looking For?


POL 589        Vijana Jazz Orch                      Kaka Sadi Pts 1 & 2                                                   1985


POL 591        Safari Sound Band                   Disco Bui Bui/Disco Lele Mama                                   1985


POL 592        Mombasa Roots Band              Mezea Tu (Lele Mama)/Kasha Langu


POL 593        Them Mushrooms                    Ndogo-Ndogo/Msondo Ngoma                                    1985


POL 594        Them Mushrooms                    Save the Rhino/Jambo Bwana                                    1985


POL 596        Orch Les Wanyika                    Dunia Ki Geu-Geu Pts 1 & 2                                     


POL 597        Orch Simba Wanyika                Maicha Pts 1 & 2                                                       1985


POL 598        Safari Sound Band                   Pole Pole/Music In Africa                                             1985


POL 599        Orch Simba Wanyika                Haleluya Pts 1 & 2                                                     1985


POL 601        Orch Utamundi Jazz                Kimama Boronga Pts 1 & 2                                          1985


POL 602        Orch Super Volcano                Carolina/Mwenye Dada Hakosi Shemji


POL 604        Orch Simba Wanyika                Kanyama Pts 1 & 2                                                     1986


POL 605        Maroon Commandos               Fibi Akinyi Pts 1 & 2                                                     1986


POL 606        Orch Rega Stars International  Kiwele Pts 1 & 2


POL 607        Orch Les Wanyika                    Mama Niache Niteseke Pts 1 & 2                                 1986


POL 608        Orch Les Volcano                    Bagalala Pts 1 & 2                                                       1986


POL 609        Orch Maliky Stars                   Augustine Tarvena Pts 1 & 2                                         1986


POL 610        Moses Khayesa                      Aida Nihurumie Pts 1 & 2                                              1986

                    & Daudi Kabaka


POL 611        Butere Sharpshooters               Fatuma Pts 1 & 2                                                1986


POL 612        Orch Watoto                            Watoto Wa Nyayo/Time Is Money


POL 615        Ugenya Boys Band                   Lize/Lillian Aama                                                        1986


POL 616        Phonotex Success                    Malako/Malungu


POL 617        Orch Navongo Success             Masimango Pts 1 & 2                                         


POL 618        Nabongo Junior                       Pricilla/Imbilikongo


POL 620        Them Mushrooms                     A Little Love/Akumu Nyar Kisumu                             1987


POL 621        Kaimosi Jazz Band                    Saphina Achiza Pts 1 & 2                                    1987


POL 622        Orch Navongo Success             Bibi Muhuni Pts 1 & 2                                          1987


POL 625        Nairobi Stars                            Nimerudi Nyumbani Pts 1 & 2                                   1987


POL 626        Orch Ley Sepetuko                   Asha Pts 1 & 2                                                         1987


POL 627        African Vibration                      Hinde/Safari                                                             1987


POL 628        Alegros System                       Jamila Pts 1 & 2                                                        1987


POL 630        Isse Issee                               Dada Pili/Neema                                                         1988


POL 631        Orch Zaiken                             Zaiken Owa-Owa Pts 1 & 2                                        1988


POL 632        Maroon Commandos                 Salima Pts 1 & 2                                                       1988


POL 635        Watume                                  Freedom Struggle/Freedom Struggle (Dub)                 1988


POL 637        Sammy Katana                        Vilole (Maisha Ya Mjini)/Vilole Pt 2                              1988


POL 639        Simba Wanyika                       Dunia Ina Taabu Pts 1 & 2                                          1988


POL 642        Orch Les Wanyika                    Safari Si Kifo Pts 1 & 2                                              1989


POL 644        Orch Mavolo Kings                   Heshima Kidogo Pts 1 & 2                                          1989


POL 645        Nine Stars Orch                       Dada Batuli Pts 1 & 2                                                1989


POL 646        Orch Les Wanyika                     Afro Pts 1 & 2                                                           1989


POL 648        Les Wanyika                             Nimaru Pts 1 & 2                                                      1990


POL 649        Kahunbu Success                      Uthoni Wa Kagumoini/Cokereria Muci                         1990


POL 650        Orch Benga Africa                     Sina Kazi Pts 1 & 2                                                   1990


POL 652        Oasis Band                              Mandela Did Say/You Tonight                                     1990


POL 655        Maroon Commandos                 Bonya Kuche Pts 1 & 2                Taita                       1990


POL 657        Les Wanyika                            Shemeji Agnes Pys 1 & 2                                           1990


POL 658        Nine Stars Orch                       Mama Wa Kambo Pts 1 & 2                                        1990


POL 660        Orch Benga Africa                    Nyumabani Ni Nyumbani Pts 1 & 2                              1990


POL 661        Mburu Mucoki                          Kairitu Sandara Pts 1 & 2            Kikuyu                     1990


POL 665        Everest Kings                          Kujenga Nyumba Ni Kazi Ngumu Pts 1 & 2                  1990


POL 666        Orch Benga Africa                   Muomba Mungu Hachoki Pts 1 & 2                               1990


POL 670        Les Wanyika                           Kabibi Pts 1 & 2                                                         1991


POL 671        Orch Benga Africa                   Maneno Mengi Sipendelei Pts 1 & 2                              1991


POL 673        Maroon Commandos                Bernina Pts 1 & 2                                                       1991


POL 674        Maroon Commandos                A1: Ni Wewe Ulovuka Tanga                                       1991

                                                                 A2: Mapenzi Ya Kwetu Sisi

                                                                 B1: Waniuaua

                                                                 B2: Cha Upele Mpenzi


MWH 7-1       Kenya Taifa Band                    A: Mwito Wa Harambee (Gari La Wananchi)

                                                                 B: Mwito Wa Harambee (Hongera Kwa Daniel Arap Moi)


KRCS 001     Them Mushrooms                    Jikinge Na Ukimwi/Beware Of Aids


POL EP 005   Orch Toma Toma                     A: Wajibu Wetu Kwa Wazazi Pts 1&2                          1983

(Disc plays at 33 1/3rpm)                            B: Mtasemasema Pts 1&2


MWJ 001      Mwenda Joe                             My Little Angel/It's Like Heaven                                 1984








Although POL 7-004 is in the Library of Congress catalogue as dating from 1969, the label was set up in 1968. Early recordings were made at the Associated Sound studios in Nairobi and some 45s carry its logo as in the picture above right. Before 1972, Polydor was a subsidiary of Deutsche Grammophon. That year it merged with Philips and after that the label became the company’s main outlet for East African music.


With a roster that included Dar Es Salaam Jazz, Atomic Jazz, Morogoro Jazz and its successor Orch Super Volcano, Maroon Commandos, Orch Super Wanyika and its offshoots and, later, Remmy Ongala’s Orch Super Matimila, the label has a stability and consistency that sets it apart. Yet it also produced singles such as POL 238, a carol by the Kitembe Juu Choir, and MWH 7-1 a piece of boosterism for Kenya’s then president, Daniel Arap Moi.

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