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Catalogue       Group                                              A side/B side                                                       Year

Number

Main series


MOTO 7-2    Orch Bana Mike                     Masikini/Hatuna Chuki


MOTO 7-3    Orch Bella Success                Grace Isa Kunotupane/Kaunda Na Zambia


MOTO 7-5    Afro '70 Band                        Africa/Dirishani


MOTO 7-6    Dar Es Salaam Jazz Band       Amina Dada/Dhahabu Na Mapesa


MOTO 7-16   Kenya Police Band                Nakupa Wazo/Harambee Moto-Moto Harambee


MOTO 7-17   Kenya Police Band                Kenya Ni Taifa Yetu/Husia Kwa Vijana


MOTO 7-19   Orch Bella Success               Muleke No 2/Rukia Amuuza Mwanangu


MOTO 7-22   Milambo Jazz Band '72         GG Opiyo/Mary Duogi


MOTO 7-23   Milambo Jazz Band '72          Pesa Oketho Piny/Opiyo Rui


MOTO 7-28   Millambo Jazz Band '72         Odhiambo Rem/John Okeyo


MOTO 7-30   Millambo Jazz Band '72         Harambee Ninguvua/Awino Nyar Arego


MOTO 7-40   Afro 70 Band                        Harusi/Gharama Za Matibabu                              1972


MOTO 7-43   Western Jazz Band               Jela Ya Mapenzi/Naapa Kwa Mungu


MOTO 50      Afro '70 Band                       Week End/Niambie Kweli                                      1972


MOTO 52      Afro 70 Band                       Mapenzi Yako Dada/Pole Sithole                            1972


MOTO 54      Raha Leo Band                     Muiritu Tiga Haibu/Ndiakaguo Naya Wakini            1972


MOTO 59      Western Jazz Band                Sadaka/Helena No 2                                            1973


MOTO 7-62   Western Jazz Band               Helena No 1/?                                                     1973


MOTO 7-63   Western Jazz Band               Soko La Mapenyi/Mimi Naogopa                            1973


MOTO 7-70   Dar Es Salaam Jazz Band      Dora Acha Kutangatanga/Selina Ana Nini Leo        1973


MOTO 7-73  Dar Es Salaam Jazz Band       Wakati wa Kulima/Christina Mitaani

(Credited to M Enoch

& Dar Es Salaam Jazz Band)


MOTO 7-75   M Odindo                             Vijana wa Kisumu/Nimeshangaa

                   & the Drumland

                   Alliance Success '73


MOTO 7-76   Belese Kekere                       Anna Ulipendeka/Wanamziki

                   & Madaraka Jazz Band


MOTO 7-80  Atomic Jazz Band                    Betty/Harusi Haina Ficho


MOTO 7-81   Orch National                        Jemadari/Sabina                                                 1973


MOTO 7-82    Atomic Jazz Band                 Uzuri Sio Dhahabu/Mage Punguza Maringo


MOTO 7-83   Orch National                        Ana Acha Tabia Mbaya/Usicheze na Mapenzi          1973


MOTO 7-86    Atomic Jazz Band                 Hasira Ni Hasara/Mume Wanipa Tabu


MOTO 7-91    Orch Kni-Ben-Ta                   Kenya Yetu/Maria Wa' Kariakoo


MOTO 7-92    Orch National                       Majuto/Selija


MOTO 7-93   Madaraka Jazz Band             Mwavita/Zubeda


MOTO 7-94   Orch National                        Tijara/Hadija                                                      1973


MOTO 7-96    Western Jazz Band                Salama/Wifi


MOTO 7-97    Western Jazz Band                Rehema/Nitaona Mie


MOTO 7-98   Western Jazz Band                Tanzania/Majumba ya Kupanga                            1973


MOTO 7-99   Western Jazz Band               Baba Nitakuja/Saboso Moto-Moto                          1973


MOTO 7-104  Atomic Jazz Band                 Siku Ya Jumamosi/Uke Wenza


MOTO 7-107  Sunburst                             Let's Live Together/Black Is Beautiful                    1973

(label says ‘Sunbust’)


MOTO 7-108  Sunburst                             Enzi Za Utumwani/Matatizo Nyumbani                   1973

(label says ‘Sunbust’)


MOTO 7-123 The Safari Trippers                Tucheze Sokomoko/Barua Yako                            1974


MOTO 7-125 Dar Es Salaam Jazz Band       Rafiki Juu Ya Mlima/Christina No 2                        1974


MOTO 7-126 Dar Es Salaam Jazz Band       Moshi/Mpenzi Maryna                                          1974


MOTO 7-127 Dar Es Salaam Jazz Band       Ujanja/Umenitia                                                  1974


MOTO 7-128 Dar Es Salaam Jazz Band       Vyombo No 1/Vyombo No 2                                 1974


MOTO 7-129 Dar Es Salaam Jazz Band       Tulinde Kenya/Viongozi Wa Afrika                         1974


MOTO 7-130 Super Mambo Jazz                Mzee Kenyatta No 3/Miaka Kumi ya Uhuru             1974


MOTO 7-131 Orch Sola TV                        Weekend/Nimelala Sue                                         1975




900 series


MOTO 7-903 Afro 70 Band                        Ukombozi Wa Africa/Furaha - Happiness                1974


MOTO 7-904 Afro 70 Band                        Nakupenda Kama Lulu/Kabla Hujafa                      1974


MOTO 7-906 Afro 70 Band                        Wapi Heshima/Yatubidi                                         1974


MOTO 7-907 Vijana Jazz Band                   Sabina/Niliruka Ukuta


MOTO 7-910 Orch Sola TV                        Ulimwengu/Mapenzi Ya Kujoki                               1975


MOTO 7-916 Tinya Brothers                      Matata Angola/Mushirikina Wa Dunia                     1975


MOTO 917    Tinya Brothers                      Kenya History/President Kenyatta                         1975


MOTO 7-918 Vijana Jazz Band                   Magdalina No 2/Miaka Mingi                                 1975


MOTO 7-919 Vijana Jazz Band                   Stela Wa Kenya/Zwena                                        1975


MOTO 7-922 Vijana Jazz Band                   Koka Koka No 1/Ujirani Mwema                            1975


MOTO 7-923 Vijana Jazz Band                   Shangazi/Gwe Manetu Fii                                     1975


MOTO 925    Vijana Jazz Band                   Unatingisha Kibiriti/Kenyatta Day                          1976


MOTO 7-928 Vijana Jazz Band                   Pili Nihurumie/Zuhura Naondoka                           1976


MOTO 7-930 Vijana Jazz Band                   Unakufa Kiofisa/Wajue Vijana Jazz                        1976


MOTO 7-931 Vijana Jazz Band                   Bambo Naboyonga/Dada Mariana                          1976


MOTO 7-932 Taifa Band                            Baba Sukari/Ukweli Wa Maisha


MOTO 934    Bongo Boys Band                  Mombasa Pwani/Nifutieni Mchumba                       1977


MOTO 935    Bongo Boys Band                  Jirani Wanitesa/Zaina Usiniache                            1977


MOTO 7-938  Black Stars                          Matamani Kukwenzi/Mzoea Vya Kunyonga


Moto 7-999   Daudi Kabaka                       My Lovely Elizabeth / ?                                        1976

                    & Ken Cheeters 76


1000 series


MOTO 1000 D Kabaka, J Amalemba           Injoro Yamala Vandu/Bwana Omba-Omba             1976

                  & Ken-Cheeters 76


MOTO 1001  Daudi Kabaka                       Mama Bakia Salama/Inflation Ya Tutoa Jashu?        1976

                   & Ken-Cheeters 76


MOTO 1002  Peter J Tsotsi & T.A. Lupopo   Fanya Imani/Tamaa Ya Pesa                                1976


MOTO 1005 Daudi Kabaka                        Lord Mjinga/Matatizo Ya Inflation                          1976

                  & The T.B. Eagles


MOTO 1007  Juwata Jazz Band                  Mpenzi Zalina/Mkanyani Mwanangu                      1978

(Band name misspelt
on label as Juwaita)


MOTO 1010  Orch Dar-es-Salaam              Vipi Mwana/Sikitiko                                             1978

                   International


MOTO 1011 Juwata Jazz Band                   Vijana Tujitokeze/Selemani                                  1978


MOTO 1013  Urafiki Jazz Band                   CCM/Jembe Na Panga                                          1978


MOTO 1014  Juwata Jazz Band                  Sakina Pts 1 & 2


MOTO 1016  JKT Kimulimuli                      Mke Wangu Maria/Dada Tulia Kwa Mumeo


MOTO 1017 Juwata Jazz Band                   Aziza/Dawa ya Mapenzi


MOTO 1018 JKT Kimbunga                       Lawama Nyingi Pts 1 & 2


MOTO 1019  Orch Dar International          Zuwena Pts 1 & 2


MOTO 1020  Juwata Jazz Band                 Uzuri Si Shari Pts 1 & 2


MOTO 1021 Mlimani Park Orch                  Weekend Pts 1 & 2


MOTO 1022 Juwata Jazz Band                  Songea Karibu/Limenitoa Kivulini


MOTO 1023  Mlimani Park Orch                Barua Toka Kwa Mama Pts 1 & 2


MOTO 1025  Bantu Group                         Kidege Wangu Pts 1 & 2


MOTO 1026  Vijana Stars - Koka-Koka       Marsha Pts 1 & 2


MOTO 1027 Vijana Jazz Band                    Barua ya Christmas Pts 1 & 2


MOTO 1028 Orch Dar International           Mama Watoto Pts 1 & 2


MOTO 1030  Orch Les Volcano                  Christina Pts 1 & 2                                               early 1980s


MOTO 1031 Orch Dar International            Mateso Pts 1 & 2


MOTO 1032 Orch Les Volcano                    Margarate Pts 1 & 2

                  alias (Les-Zole Zole)


MOTO 1033 Original Kilimambogo              Sera Pts 1 & 2

                  Bros (OKB)


MOTO 1034 Vijana Jazz Band                    Matata Ndani ya Nyumba Pts 1 & 2


MOTO 1035  Les Volcano                          Sielewi Dunia Pts 1 & 2


MOTO 1036 Orch Les Mambo Jazz             Atemo Mama Pts 1 & 2


MOTO 1040 Orch Dar International            Rudi Nyumbani Pts 1 & 2


MOTO 1041 Vijana Jazz Band                    Chiku Pts 1 & 2


MOTO 1042 Orch Dar International            Ponda Mali Kufa Kwaja Pts 1 & 2



AIT/MOJA


AIT/MOJA 1  Orch First Moja One               Dunia Ni Duara Pts 1 & 2


AIT/MOJA 2  Orch First Moja One               Manimba Pts 1 & 2


AIT/MOJA 3  Orch Moja One                      Wakati Umefika Pts. I & 2                                    1982


AIT/MOJA 4  Orch First Moja One               Sitaki Mambo/Pili Mungwana


AIT/MOJA 5  Orch First Moja One               Bokila Pts 1 & 2


AIT/MOJA 6  Orch First Moja One               Matanga Pts 1 & 2




Moto Moto Dynamite


Three sources – AIT’s own master catalogue, Sofiane at Groovy Record and Fredrik Lavik – indicate that two separate Vijana Jazz singles singles were released as TNT 3. Alan Wheeler has clarified that TNT 7 is Ngoma and Lela rather than Lela Pts 1 & 2 as had been suggested. It’s a long single: Ngoma clocks in at 6:24 and Lela is faded out at 6:09 - the original recording of the song is over seven minutes long.


TNT 1          Vuria Mwangeka Brothers        Helena/Lilian                                                       1978


TNT 2          Green Rovers                         Masikini/Utapendwa Na Nani?                               1978


TNT 3          Vijana Jazz                            Kosa La Wazazi/Naogopa Ushahidi


TNT 3          Vijana Jazz                           Heka-Heka/Punguza Hasira                                    1978


TNT 4          Dar Special                            Lisaponge Pts 1 & 2                                             1978


TNT 5          Orch Buma                            Rehema Pts 1 & 2                                                1978


TNT 7          Vijana Jazz Band                    Ngoma/Lela                                                        1978


AH series


AH 2 and AH 3 are in the University of Mainz’s African Music Archives, which notes that both were produced by Ahid Ahmed. The catalogue gives a tentative date of 1970 for these records but the two-part format of AH 2 suggests they were released at a later date than that. Fredrik Lavik of the Afro7 website turned up AH 1 in October 2013. It credits Abidi Ahmed as the producer.


AH 1            Urafiki Jazz Band                   Stara Pts 1 & 2


AH 2            Juwata Jazz Band                  Talaka Pts 1 & 2


AH 3            Juwata Jazz Band                  Rejea Myumbani/Magdalena










One of AIT’s subsidiary labels. With the exception of the Milambo Jazz Band singles, which are in Dholuo, the rest of these singles are in Swahili and the majority appear to be by Tanzanian bands, suggesting this became AIT’s main conduit for releasing music licensed from Tanzania.


The catalogue numbering is in three distinct blocks and I’m not sure whether time of release is the sole guiding principle behind the system.


Moto Moto Dynamite is a spinoff from the original label.  Does the writing credit to Ramadhani suggest a connection to Tabora Jazz member Ramadhani H Angeliker?

MOTO MOTO

& MOTO MOTO DYNAMITE