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Catalogue                 Group                                                 A side/B side                                                          Language

Number

SOUND 001        Hi Fives Sheri Bondowe                Siveli Pts 1 & 2


SOUND 009        Orch Moja One                            Manimba Pts 1 & 2                                     Swahili


SOUND 010        Orch Moja One                            Dunia Ni Duara Pts 1 & 2                             Swahili


SOUND 011        Les Kizai Zai                               Jaqueline Pts 1 & 2                                     Swahili


SOUND 013        Orch Les Volcano                         Safari Pts 1 & 2                                         Swahili



SOUND 101        Orch Nairobi International            Mama Dolli Pts 1 & 2


SOUND 102        Orch Nairobi International            Mama Flora Pts 1 & 2                                 Swahili





Produced by Audio Productions of Nairobi, the company behind APL, Hit Parade and other labels.


Orch Moja One, Moreno’s band, also recorded for CBS and other labels. To read their history, go to www.muzikifan.com/shika.html which has a detailed account of Congolese bands in Kenya.


Sofiane of Groovy Record supplied details of SOUND 011 in March 2011, which is by a band that so far doesn’t feature anywhere else in this discography, although an Orch Les Kiza did record for Ken-Tanza.  The following month she provided information about SOUND 001 and SOUND 101. Hi Fives one of the Congolese bands that made Kenya their base and recorded extensively in the country, while Nairobi International are less well-known but did record for at least one other label, Rocket.


Alan Wheeler very kindly alerted me to SOUND 010, one of Orch Moja One’s most famous songs. Alan says: “This is the original with horns as on the tape “Best Of Moreno” and not the version on “The Most Beautiful Songs of Africa” compilation.”

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