for a start, I had the following, which are now part of the University
of California at Santa Barbara sound collection:
*78-Schellack-GESAMT* Präfix Katalog-Nummer Vorname Interpret Titel
AFC 204 The Boom Brothers Take It/Zulu Mthate
Hollywood Jazz Band (Wamala) Katisha/Ibaba In'Gombe
Hollywood Jazz Band (Wamala) Moonlight/Sunrise
BZ 1310 The Johannesburg Guitar Players Spono/Isono Sam
BZ 1137 Stiphen Kabengele I Am Clever/Itabafana
BZ 1075 Freddy Long's Marabi band Rag Time/G-Man
AFC 115 Dorothy Masuka Hot Music Ba Zali Bami/Suka Lapa
AFC 223 Dorothy Masuka Nu-Sentimental Monarchs Thandi/Into'Yam
Mombasa Swingsters Sauti Ya Mvita/Pendo leto
AFC 166 Benny G. Mwrebi Harlem Swingsters U-Mgibe/Kofifi
AFC 152 The Rhodesian Railways African Welfare band Georgie's
AFC 156 The Shanty Town Septet Mbube/Saduva
Sheshisha (Guitar) Emahlathini/Ingane Encane
AFK 44 The Southern Serenaders Never Mind//See Them Dance The Quela
AFC 218 Michael Xaba's Golden City Six Amadlosi/Uhlamkile
BZ 1313 The Young Evangelists Kenekelutse/Tsotsi
AFC 208 The Young Evangelists Twala U Mtwalo/Hamba Nozizwe
Zoutpansberg Merrymakers Vha Dan Luheni/Muvanya
Troubadour records were exported all over southern and eastern Africa.
Collectors of ethnic music cherish them, and many are of hot music
interest as well.
Am 28.04.2018 um 06:47 schrieb David Katznelson:
> One of the biggest record labels in South Africa in the 50s was
> Troubadour. The story is actually SUPER compelling and I know the family
> whose patriarch co-founded the label. Their masters were sold to gallo
> records but I am pretty sure after doing some research that they have lost
> the masters, or at least a majority of them.
> Between the internet, discogs, other sources, there are about 10-12 sides
> "out there" but not even a piece of the bigger pie.
> I am looking for Troubador recordings/masters/78s. I am looking for any
> help in putting back together this catalog. I have a project in mind for
> this music
> THANK YOU!
> David Katznelson
Dr. Rainer E. Lotz
53177 Bonn (Germany)