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Catalogue       Group                                          A side/B side                                                        Year


SUNA 4        Jolly Boys Band                   Joyce Aoko/Bigernae Kata Kiru

JAM 7-21      Orch CK Dumbe Dumbe       R.A. Terry Wack/Dorry A.O.

I stumbled upon SUNA 4 in April 2011 by chance while looking at Carlos Montes Alcala’s Akabola Music blog for an entirely different reason. He had posted a small selection of benga singles yet to figure in this discography. Here’s one of them - and you can visit Akabola Music to download it and several others.

The label doesn’t give many clues about its origins. I suspect the catalogue number SUNA 4 may point to the label being from Suna, a small town near Migori in Nyanza Province, not far from the Tanzanian border and it is possible the label was later taken up by AC Kochomo of Kisumu as indicated by JAM 7-21.

Thanks to Sofiane of Groovy Record in Paris for supplying details of JAM 7-21, also in April 2011. It suggests more releases on this label await discovery.