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Catalogue                 Group                                                 A side/B side                                                                  Year


UMS 01                The Madics                               Fiona Pts 1 & 2

UMS 02                Orch Shika Shika                      Habari Yako Pts 1 & 2

UMS 03                Orch Shika-Shika                      Daina Akinyi Pts 1 & 2

UMS 1                  Orch Pole Pole                          Pezu Pts 1 & 2

UMS 3                  Orch Pole Pole                          Kisombe Pts 1 & 2

UMS 4                  Orch Shika Shika                      Bulula Pts 1 & 2

This label seems to have had two incarnations with, confusingly, the same catalogue numbers. The blue version is, I suspect, the earlier format, while the yellow one is a sister label to the Editions Mwana Mama label. To learn more, go to www.muzikifan.com/shika.html

I don’t know anything about the Madics. UMS 02, UMS 03, UMS 1, UMS 3 and UMS 4 were written by Jimmy Moni Mambo of Orch Shika Shika, a Congolese band based in Kenya who recorded prolifically in the late 1970s and early 1980s, most notably for Hit Parade and Editions Jaca. Orch Pole Pole was more of a studio-based operation.

Thanks to Sofiane of Groovy Record in Paris for the blue label scan of UMS 01.