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Catalogue             Group                                                                 A side/B side                                                Year


ZDS 001           Umfana Wembazo                                 Basizondelani/Isoyoyo Yo                    1983

ZDS 002           Abadhwnyana                                       Amagumede/Ntomb Futhi                    1983

ZDS 003           Amaswali Emvelo                                  Mama Ka Nomvula/Nangu Uyabaleka    1983

ZDS 005           Patience & The U Vees                           Angilalelanga/Tshela Bazali                  1983

ZDS 006           The Shoe Laces                                     Mtakwethu/U Baba                              1983

Doug Paterson alerted me to the existence of this Polygram label in October 2011. It is dedicated to Zulu-language records from South Africa.

ZDS 002 is licensed from the production arm of Dephon Records, the label best-known as the home of Yvonne Chaka Chaka. All the rest of the records are licensed from Mavuthela Music Co, a division of Gallo set up in 1964 that recorded many of the country’s top mbaqanga and jive artists.