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Catalogue                 Group                                                 A side/B side                                                                  Year


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

SUL 3020            Bernard Avuya                           Salome/Ulililanga Shina?

AS 1765-66

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

SUL 1003            Banana Hill Band                        Mwalimu Pts 1 & 2


Initially a Phonogram and later 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 this tune.

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 the Banana Hill Band single and the scan.

Doug Paterson contributed details of the single by Bana High Bife 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 featyres an otherwise unknown Kikuyu band.