Filed under: Kenya
Of all of the countries on the African continent, I have probably seen more records from Kenya than anywhere else. And that goes for the number of labels as well, especially considering that in many countries one label held a monopoly over all recordings.
Although CBS, HMV, Pathé, Philips and Polydor did release a few singles, the majority of Kenyan recordings were issued on countless small labels that must have only produced one or two releases each. According to the handy KenTanza Vinyl label index, there were over 450 labels that released singles in Kenya and neighboring Tanzania. What? Was there a record label on every corner in Nairobi and Dodoma? It makes you wonder, doesn’t it?
The only information that I have been able to find about the New Sunshine Band is that released one other single on the Sounds Express label. If you any information, please contact me or leave a comment.
Catalog number SUL 7-012 on Sululu of Kenya. No other information available.