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Catalogue             Group                                                                 A side/B side                                                Year


WW 5               Orch Les Mangelepa                               Kijana Pts 1 & 2                                1976

WW 004           Orch Las Medicos                                   Fotinata Pt 1/Fotinata Moto                 1976

WW 6               Orch Les Mangelepa                               Mbungu Pts 1 & 2

WW 11             Orch Lombe Lombe                                Maendeleo Kenya Pts 1 & 2

WW 101           Orch Lombe Lombe                                Balaa Nyumbani Pts 1 & 2                   1977

WW 102           Orch Lombe Lombe                                Wivu Hasara Pts 1 & 2

One of East Africa’s most popular bands, Les Mangelepa recorded primarily for ASL, but also cut sides for Editions Jojo and this label.

The best introduction to their music is the CD Endurance (RetroAfric, 2006).

Thanks to Peter Toll for the scan and details of WW 6.

Bonzo & Geraldi’s Orch Lombe Lombe are much less well-known, though they also recorded for His Master’s Voice, Kung Fu and Zombe, the latter being a label dedicated exclusively to their music.

Thanks to Sofiane of Groovy Record in Paris for details of WW 11 and WW 101 and to Chris Albertyn for info on WW 004.