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Catalogue             Group                                                                 A side/B side                                                Year

Number

ZEZE 001        Victoria C Kings                                       Msafiri Mkafiri/Megg Osolo                  1980


ZEZE 003        Victoria C Kings                                      Joyce Aoko/Washington Owende          1980


ZEZE 004         Victoria C Kings                                      Phelly Awino/Ayoma Jossy                  1980


ZEZE 009        The Group Underground                          Good Time Looser/Funky Junkies          1980


ZEZE 008        Orch Los Afrikanos                                  Kwata Kwata Pts 1 & 2                        1980


ZEZE 012        Eagles Lupopo Band                                Masomo Kuvutsa/Shivela Sha Swahili


ZEZE 016        Joshwa Ogoma & Dr A Nyahone                Princess (Emo) Nya Samia /Inflation    1980


ZEZE 17          Joshwa Ogoma & Dr A Nyahone                Gor Mahia Pts 1 & 2


ZEZE 018        Maroon Commandos                                Selina Unirudie Pts 1 & 2


ZEZE 019        Maroon Commandos                                Abasili Muoyo Pts 1 & 2


ZEZE 020        Les Caro Trio 3                                       Sam Opasi/Margaret Adhiambo


ZEZE 21          Les Caro Trio 3                                       Dhi Mos/Jim Jabungu


ZEZE 22          U & I Western Brothers                           Mshira Kwe Lichungu Pts 1 & 2


ZEZE 23          U & I Western Brothers                           Ingo Ibuluhya Pts 1 & 2


ZEZE 25          Les Victoria Jazz                                     Dorine Adoyo/Dr. Remgius Okoda


ZEZE 27          Mighty Victoria "C" Kings                         Rusco Mammy Pts 1 & 2


ZEZE 28          Mighty Victoria                                       Mary Shika Adabu/Dan Abot


ZEZE 29          Mighty Victoria                                       Michael N'Gonga/Helen Alioth


ZEZE 30          Mighty Victoria "C" Kings                        Liza Oloo/Wambare Jagot


ZEZE 31          Mighty Victoria C Kings                           Dolly Auma/Dhako Ber Dala


ZEZE 32          Mighty Victoria C Kings                            Atieno Jossey Pts 1 & 2


ZEZE 36          Orch Ya Kalle-Kalle                                 Luciana Pts 1 & 2


ZEZE 38          Metric Jazz                                            Adhiambo Mary/Dr Robert Ouko


ZEZE 39          Orch Toddy National                               Obala Pts 1 & 2


ZEZE 40          Continental Revolution Senior                  Mary Atieno/Faiza Akinyi


ZEZE 41          Muranga Boys                                        Ninii Ndobite Nyawira/Niwainuka Njabi


ZEZE 46          The Mighty Kings                                    Achieng Jane Pts 1 & 2


ZEZE 47          The Mighty Kings                                    Ima Anyango/Otieno Ndege Ndege


ZEZE 48          William Osale                                         Safari Ya Kisumu/Nikifuata Ya Dunia


ZEZE 51          William Osale                                         Abakofu Abashiere/Abasiani Befwe


ZEZE 56          Nabongo Junior                                      Machanje Mulujendo/Ajitsa Ichilunji


ZEZE 58          Kiroboto Wa Matata                                Reke Ngutaare/Karumaindo


ZEZE 59          Makombora Boys (Munias)                      Judith Rapando/Dr Wameyo (MP)


ZEZE 63          Joshua Omwami                                     Panga Laini (Foleni)/Nyumba Mathare Valley


ZEZE 066        Kaiti Brothers                                         Ndungutu Pts 1 & 2



Probable overseas pressings


ZE 723          Eagles Lupopo Band                                Masomo Kuvutsa/Shivela Sha Swahili  1981


BOR 5           Vijana Stars                                            Christmass Pts 1 & 2


















A CBS label from the early 1980s. Victoria C Kings were an offshoot of top Luo benga band the Victoria Kings who also recorded for  Osogo Winyo Manyasi.


William Osale was a Luhya artist as were the Makombora Boys, a band presumably linked to Makombora Stars who released an LP on Polydor at around the same time.


ZEZE 012 has also turned up as ZE 723, dated 1981, in a batch of records found in South Africa by Chris Albertyn and Matt Temple. I’m pretty confident that ZEZE 012 is the original release, though it is hard to tell whether the latter is a licensed reissue for export or a bootleg. The record’s questionable status was confirmed when Sofiane of Groovy Record provided details of ZEZE 23 in March 2011.

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