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Catalogue               Group                                                   A side/B side                                                                Year

Number

SAN 7-9000        Kajulu Boys Band                       Oyugi Kaska/Odhiambo Jack                             1973


SAN 7-9004        UK Jazz Band                             Osumund Nyakwaka/Jasinta


SAN 7-9010        Kisumu Jazz Band                      Benny Muga/Paul Ouma                                   1973


SAN 7-9011        Onyango Rabala Band                Adero Ayunga/Peter Ochieng' Rateng'                1973


SAN 7-9012        Onyango Rabala Band                Poolo/Hezron Makoto                                        1973


SAN 7-9013        Yala River Jazz Band                  Gilbert Otieno/Rahel Adega                               1973


SAN 7-9015        Menya Success Band                  Were Karapemo/Wuod Gaoko                           1973


SAN 7-9016        Menya Success Band                  Walo Wayiera/Dan Nyakwar Akuno                   1973


SAN 7-9017       Menya Success Band                   Aginga Laktar/Majuma Ngimana                       1973


SAN 7-9018        Kajulu Boys Band                        Ajeni Noherowa/Saulo Outa                            1973


SAN 7-9019        Kajulu Boys Band                       Onyango Charles/Musa                                    1973


SAN 7-9020        Kajulu Boys Band                        Akelo Nyar Mama/Obonyo Super                     1973


SAN 7-9022        Kajulu Boys Band                       Jahere Wananere/Nyar Jo-Nyando                    1973


SAN 7-9026        Ecko Jazz Band                          Alice/Obogootwali                                            1973

AS 2038-39


SAN 7-9028        Uholo Jazz Band                        Flora Awino/Agustinus Osogo                            1973

AS 2042-43


SAN 7-9031        Soso Radio Jazz Band 72             Piny Orumo Yawa/Dr J. Odera Miruka                1973


SAN 7-9039       Gem Lucky Friends Band              Peterlis Nyangao/Jusai Diang'a                         1973

AS 2091-92


SAN 7-9042        Lolwe Jazz Band                         Alice Auma/Richard Were                                 1973


SAN 7-9049        Menya Success                           Were Baba/F.A. Ben


SAN 9055           Shirati Revolution                       O.C. Rambaya Jagem/Dr Omondi Oluo              1973


SAN 7-9059        Shirati Revolution “73”                ?/Dr. B.H. Omondi To Wuoyi                            1973

AS 2224


SAN 7-9070        Golden Ugenya Band                  Ken Jamiwa/G.O. MaC'Osieyo                           1973

AS 2287-88


SAN 7-9075        Apollo Komesha                         Antonina Anyango/Lucy Achieng                       1973

AS 2312-13


SAN 9106           Uholo Jazz Band                         Benda Atieno/John Omendo

AS 2509-10


SAN 7-9117        Shirati Revolution                      Achieng Dema Owewa/Paul Odongo                   1973

AS 2574-75


SAN 9120           Orch Lunna-Kidi                         Florida/Oruwa-Kitunguu

AS 2800-01


SAN 9131           King Daho Success                     Advocate Wanyanga/Gumbe Director


SAN 7-9147        Apollo Komesha '71                    Priscah Auma/Charles Awuor                            1974

AS 2756-57


SAN 7-9190        Kajulu Boys Band                       Musa Oguna/Tom Omin Mary                            1974

AS 3116-17


The South African stash


SAN 20               Orch Les Mangelepa                   Nyako-Konya Pts 1 & 2                                     1979             


SAN 21               Orch Les Wanyika                       Paulina Pts 1 & 2                                             1979


SAN 22               Orch Boma Liwanza                    Masua Mabe Pts 1 & 2                                      1979


SAN 23               Orch Super Volcano                    Shida Pts 1 & 2                                                1979


SAN 24               Maroon Commandos                   Maona Kijicho Pts 1 & 2                                    1979


SAN 26               Orch Les Noirs                            Mayaka Pts 1 & 2                                            1979


SAN 27               Orch Les Wanyika                       Sina Makosa Pts 1 & 2                                     1980



ASL 2240            Orch Les Noirs                           Tshiku Pts 1 & 2                                              1980


ASL 2250            Orch Les Mangelepa                   Dracula Pts 1 & 2                                             1980


ASL 2252            Orch Les Mangelepa                   Amua Pts 1 & 2                                               1980


ASL 2256            Orch Viva Makale                       Akamba Pts 1 & 2                                            1980


ASL 2254            Orch Baba National                    Assana-Nela Pts 1 & 2                                      1980


ASL 3380            Orch Pepelepe                           Baleki Nzela Pts 1 & 2                                      1980



PA 7205              Orch Okamm Stars                    Beatrice Kageya/Abana Ba Okamm                   1980


PA 7-7206           Orch Butere Sharpshooters        Mwana Anindo/Oteshie                                     1980


PA 7-7219           Kabras Boys Band                     Khwanyola Hasara/Dinah Nanyama                   1980


PA 7-7220           Okamm Stars Band                    Jenifa Dumbe/George Ambuche                        1980


PA 7-7221           Orch Abeingo Success                Mupere-pere Pts 1 & 2                                     1980



POL 426              Orch Simba Wanyika                  Daina Pts 1 & 2                                               1980


POL 434              Maroon Commandos                   Charonyi ni Wasi Pts 1 & 2                              1980


POL 435              Orch Super Volcano                    Baba Mdogo/Hayati Ndugi Sembuli                   1980


POL 437              Orch Les Wanyika                      Pamela Pts 1 & 2                                             1980


POL 438              Maroon Commandos                   Wacheza Na Maroon Pts 1 & 2                          1980


POL 439              Orch Simba Wanyika                  Mary Tumalize Pts 1 & 2                                   1980


POL 444              Mlimani Park Orch                      Maudhi ya Kilu Situ Pts 1 & 2                            1980


POL 446              Them Mushrooms                      Mombasa/Kenya Hakuna Matata                        1980


POL 447              Orch Les Wanyika                      Kwanza Jiulize Pts 1 & 2                                   1980


SANGO

There seem to be two very different histories attached to Sango. In the first instance, it was a Phonogram label of the early 1970s dedicated to Luo bands. All of these singles carry secondary AS numbers suggesting a link to Associated Sound (ASL).


The two best-known bands here are Gabriel Omolo’s band, Apollo Komesha ’71, who also recorded for Apollo and Gabbytone, and Shirati Revolution, evidently a breakaway from DO Misiani’s Shirati Jazz and a group who also recorded for Atudo.


Uholo Jazz also recorded for Atudo; Ochieng Kabaselleh’s Lunna-Kidi for Editions Kokise and Pathé among others. See the Bands Index for an up-to-date listing. Kabaselleh was jailed in 1986 for singing anti-government songs, which led to the band breaking up.


The second part of the Sango story is as a late 1970s-early 1980s label of convenience for East African records from the ASL, African Beat and Polydor catalogues that were evidently pressed up for export, many retaining their original catalogue numbers for those labels. In autumn 2008 Mat Temple of the Matsuli blog and his friend Chris Albertyn uncovered a stash of these records in a distributor’s storeroom in South Africa. Mat says there would have been no demand in South Africa for these songs, which suggests they may have been intended for the Zimbabwean market.


It is possible that records listed under Sango Jok may also be part of this label. I’m keeping them separate for now, until I have firm evidence they belong here.