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The great works of Orch Super Volcano under the leadership of Mbaraka Mwinshehe were almost all released on Polydor. After the bandleader and guitarist’s death in 1979, the band continued under Charles Ray Kasembe as Orch Les Volcano and cut sides for Mlima, Moto Moto, Superphonics.

This version of the band, I suspect, is an even later incarnation of the group. It is described as a Jaca production on the label, suggesting a link with Editions Jaca.

The songwriting credit to Daniel Buldoza on Big 17 must surely be a small personal homage to Orch Super Mazembe, whose name means

“earth-movers” or “bulldozers”.

More info is needed about the Wanyika Stars single in terms of chronology and band line-up. The band under this name also recorded for Disco Sounds, Isuni-Yilu, MMM Panther Sounds and Njangwa.

BIG 01         Special Baruti                                 Akoth Pts 1 & 2

BIG 5           Orch Les Volcano                            Kukataliwa Ni Kubaya Pts 1 & 2

BIG 6           Orch Les Volcano                            Tumonye Mwanangu Pts 1 & 2

BIG 7           Orch Les Volcano                            Onyesha Mapenzi Pts 1 & 2

BIG 8           Les Volcano                                   Hakuna Dawa Ya Mapenzi Pts 1 & 2

BIG 10         Orch Les Volcano                            Susana Pts 1 & 2

BIG 17         Orch Les Volcano                            Mwanamvua Pts 1 & 2

BIG 18         Orch Les Volcano                            Matatizo Ya Dunia Pts 1 & 2

BIG 21         Orch Wanyika Stars                        Ebu Songea Karibu Pts 1 & 2

Catalogue       Group                                                       A side/B side                                                  Year