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Catalogue       Group                                                  A side/B side                                                       Year

Number

US 1            Orch Nova Success                    Nela/Kula Ndambo                                    1974


US 4            JKT Kimulimuli Jazz                   74 Ukombozi/Mpenzi Aziza                         1974



US 5            Lucky Star                                Msinilaumu/Vijana Wa Tanzania                  1974


US 7-27       Nuta Jazz Band                         A: Punguza Chenga Zako                            1975

                                                                  B: Kisomo Cha Watu Wazima


US 7-32       Magereza Jazz Band                   Fatuma Mwanangu/Nalala Nakuota             1975


US 7-36       Usalama Jazz                            Chisanga/Dada Amina                                1975


US 7-37       Usalama Jazz                            Halima/Zubeda                                           1975


US 7-44       Tabora Jazz                              Zabibu/Visa Uache                                      1976


US 7-47       Black Stars                               Uache Masikitiko/Maskini Punda                   1976


US 59          Lucky Star                                TANU Yajenga Nchi/Viva Frelimo


US 60          Lucky Star                                Mapenzi Ya Asali/Njoo Nakwita



These are almost all from Didier’s site, http://mwanasimba.online.fr/E_bands.htm


Julius Nyerere’s socialist vision for Tanzania during his term as president from 1963-1984 meant that record labels were few and far between. Kwetu, Sindimba, TFC and Uhuru Stars are all products of one firm, the Tanzania Film Company, which specialised in producing documentaries for government bodies and had its own recording studio. Alex Perullo, in his book Live from Dar Es Salaam: Popular Music and Tanzania’s Music Economy (Indiana University Press, 2011), states that Uhuru Stars was the first TFC label, followed shortly afterwards by Sindimba.


AIT pressed and distributed the Kenyan version of the label with the same catalogue numbers.

UHURU STARS