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Catalogue                 Group                                                 A side/B side                                                                  Year

Number


000 series


SUL 7-001          Rift Valley Brothers                     Ngenaga Muno/Muire Oime Rungu

AS 4355-6


SUL 7-002          Banana Hills Band                       Sinyorita/Bururi Uyu Witu

AS 4357-8


SUL 7-004          Orch Sola Madoido                      Sor I Muno Rosa/Ithe Wa Babie


SUL 7-006          Rift Valley Boys                           Keki Ya Uhiki/Mawatho Ikumi Ma Wendo


SUL 7-010          Karura Brothers                          Gatuang'ong'o/Ngakuonera Ku?


SUL 7-012          New Sunshine Band                    Ndahota Kwiricukwo/Wendo No Ta Murimu




1000 series


SUL 1000            Banana Hill Band                        Ni Wahenirio/Nyumagaria


SUL 1003            Banana Hill Band                        Mwalimu Pts 1 & 2


3000 series


SUL 3000            Ndumba Afrika                           Kano Kobura/Kizunguzungu                             1972


SUL 3003            Ndumba Afrika                           Majirani Wa Baya/Tabia Nzuri


SUL 3004            Bana High Life Band                   Fily Mama/Luora Nyathina                                1972


SUL 3009            Sagana Boys                             Oha Mirigo/Ndirainira Kwenda                           1972


SUL 3012            Kamaru Celina Band                   Kaba Utinie Kiara Pts 1 & 2                               1972

AS 1677-8


SUL 3015            Golden Kabuku Boys                  Mwari Wa Munene/Mwendwa Maria                    1972

AS 1171-2


SUL 3020            Bernard Avuya                           Salome/Ulililanga Shina?

AS 1765-66


SUL 3037            Keru Young Players                     Nguonaga Ngakena/Nyumba Ya Jomo               1973

AS 1977-8


SUL 3045            Othaya Boys Band                      Coma Back Gacambi/Mpenzi Eliza


SUL 3050            Iyego Jazz Band                          Cucu Na Guka/Urata Wa Maheni                       1973

AS 2307-8


SUL 3070            Nyandarua Boys                         Chumbi Ni Kiro/Njogoo Twakie Mwaki                1973


SUL 3077            Sagana Boys                              Thauti Ya Mary/Tiri Uyu Ni Witu                        1974


SUL 3082            Mavuria Kiyo Boys Band              A: My Ex-Darling Ester No 1                              1974

AS 3026-7                                                           B: Twari Macanga Na Anes









SULULU

Initially a Phonogram and later a Polygram distributed label.


Francis Rugwiti’s Banana Hill Band also recorded for Njogu, Sibuor, Sokota in the 1970s. The group usually sang in Kikuyu but sing in Swahili on SUL 1003.


SUL 3020 is a Luhya single in the British Library’s National Sound Archive. Avuya was the writer of a song by Orch Mamula on Bonanza.


Thanks to Peter Toll for details of SUL 1003 and the scan. The other Banana Hill Band single, SUL 7-002, was spotted on Youtube in April 2012.


Doug Paterson contributed details of the single by Bana High Life band, who I suspect are the Banana Hill Band operating under a pseudonym for reasons unknown. Their record dates the label, though, to the early 1970s.


SUL 3077 surfaced on Ebay in March 2009 and features an otherwise unknown Kikuyu band.


Details of SUL 7-004 and SUL 7-006 were supplied by Sofiane of Groovy Record in Paris in April 2011. They suggest a third strand of catalogue prefixes, though it is possible records in the 000 and 1000 series were released after ones in the 3000 series.