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Catalogue                 Group                                                 A side/B side                                                            Language

Number

VMS 1                  Orch Kombe Kombe                  Nyako-Nzazi Pts 1 & 2                                  Lingala


VMS 2                  Orch Kombe Kombe                  Saba Saba Pts 1 & 2                                    Lingala


VMS

Self-named label from Victoria Music Stores, the company that was also behind numerous other labels, including Lake Victoria. Like releases on Lake Victoria, this is an Okoth Kodondi production. He is best-known for his extensive work with Luo benga bands on labels such as Ka-Ber and Kodondi but, as here, he also produced Congolese bands too.


Orch Kombe Kombe were an offshoot of Mopero’s Orch Shama Shama led by Coco Zigo Mike, credited here as Koko Mike M, who also recorded for Editions AIT. Congolese singer Coko Zigo Mike also worked in Kenya with Orch Viva Makale and later in the 1980s with Orch Moja One and Orch Virunga.


Coco Zigo Mike also produced records on the Melodica-distributed Editions Zigo label.