Last update: September 2014

Help Addis Ababa's oldest and most important cultural club - save a piece of Ethiopian heritage.

Please take a look at this fundraising campaign, trying to safe the FENDIKA CLUB in Addis Ababa - and support this unique club!

Check out the following website, where you can also watch an extract of the forthcoming documentary "Jamming Addis":
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On this website I try to put together a discography for Ethiopian 45s and LP albums of the 60s and 70s.
Labels include Amha, Kaifa, Philips and a few smaller labels. I hope many people out there will help to fill the gaps or will send missing scans or corrections. Maybe somebody is able to translate the titles to English?
If you have any more information please let me know.
Peter Piper, October 2007 (e-mail: peter@funkfidelity.de)
It looks like every Ethiopian 45 record was released with a picture sleeve. While records were pressed in India, Lebanon, Greece and East Africa, the sleeves were printet in Ethiopia.
Anyhow, this Lebanese pressing of Seifu Yohannes' "Mela Mela" (Amha AE 420) was found in this Lebanese printed company sleeve. SLD was the pressing plant that manufactured Ethiopian records from 1970 to 1971.


Click here for a bigger scan.


Many thanks to Andreas
Vingaard for sending the
scan!

NEW NEW NEW
Since 1997 the great éthiopiques CD series, compiled by Francis Falceto,

reissues the Ethiopian Amha, Philips and Kaifa catalogue. The CDs have great sound quality, recordings often taken from master tapes and each CD includes fantastic liner notes.
Here you can find the track lists including the catalogue numbers and year of the first publishing of each recording on these CDs.

Click HERE for the new éthiopiques list!!
There is an interesting interview with Mulatu Astatke in waxpoetics #14 by Miles Cleret and Will Holland.
Check waxpoetics here.

On the Horizon Ethiopia website you can find an interesting article about the traditional secular music of the Harari community of Southeast Ethiopia. The website includes music examples, you can download the complete article in pdf-format here. Written by Timkehet Teffera, who also contributet to this site. Many thanks for your work, Timkehet!

For modern Ethiopian Music reissue CDs / LPs check the great Ethiopiques series from French label Budamusique.
There is also a Mulatu Astatke 10' record from Soundway Records and a Mulatu Astatke compilation on Strut Records.
Please visit Stuart´s highly recommended website RADIODIFFUSION that focuses on non-Western music from the 60s and 70.
Each week, Stuart posts an article on a record with an audio file.
http://www.radiodiffusion.net
Here you can read his articles about Ethiopian music.
Click on the pictures for a selection of cool Ethiopian youtube clips!
Many thanks to the contributors to this site: Duncan Brooker, Geoff Bale, Stereopaul, Andreas Vingaard, Stuart (@ radiodiffusion), Danny Mekonnen, Francis Falceto, Timkehet Teffera Mekonen, Anders Christoffersson, Thomas Henry, Stephane Rebeschini, Hidehito Morimoto, Jacopo Rimoldi, Romina Kochius, Michael Yohannes, Steve Cormier, Lior Ainnes & Piotr Dubiel.
Special thanks to Brook Abdu for translating Amharic song titles!

On this website I try to put together a discography for Ethiopian 45s of the 60s and 70s. Labels will include Amha, Kaifa, Philips and Hitachi. I will include label scans and photos of picture sleeves as well. Even if this list is not too long at the moment I hope many people out there will help to fill the gaps or will send missing scans or corrections. Maybe somebody is able to translate the titles to English? If you have any more information please let me know. Peter Piper e-mail: amha@funkfidelity.de Amha Records was found by Amha Eshete in 1969. Amha released 103 45 singles and 12 LP albums from 1969 to 1975. ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Timarkialesh / ? Amha AE 100 A Alemayehu Eshete: Timarkialesh Amha AE 100 B Alemayehu Eshete: ? This was the very first Amha 45! Year: 1968/69 Record pressed in India MULATU ASTATKE: Asiyo Bellema / Nefsh Nesh Amha AE 120 A Mulatu Astatke: Asiyo Bellema Recorded in London featuring Frank Holder on vocals and Niaaza Alsherif Reissued on Soundway 10' SNDW10001 Amha AE 120 B Mulatu Astatke: Nefsh Nesh Year: 1969 Record pressed in India With picture sleeve ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Fiker Fiker Naw / Gizew Honeshyna Amha AE 130 A Alemayehu Eshete: Fiker Fiker Naw Arranged by: Lemma Demissew Written by: Lemma Demissew Amha AE 130 B Alemayehu Eshete: Gizew Honeshyna Arranged by: Lemma Demissew Written by: Alemayehu Eshete Year: 1969 Record pressed in India With picture sleeve ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Mekeyershene Salawke / Heiwote Abatei Naw Amha AE 140 A Alemayehu Eshete: Mekeyershene Salawke English translation: I Did Not Know You Have Changed Arranged by: Lemma Demissew Amha AE 140 B Alemayehu Eshete: Heiwote Abatei Naw English Translation: My Life Is My Father Arranged by: Lemma Demissew Year: 1969 Record pressed in ? GIRMA BEYENE: Yebekagnale / MULATU ASTATKE: Yegele Tezeta Amha AE 160 A Girma Beyene: Yebekagnale English translation: I give up Written by: Bahta Gebre Hiwot Arranged by: Girma Beyene Reissued on 'éthiopiques-8: Swinging Addis', (Buda Musique, France) as "Yebèqagnal" Amha AE 160 B Mulatu Astatke: Yegele Tezeta (instr.) English translation: My own memory Music by: Mulatu Astatke Arranged by: Mulatu Astatke Reissued on 'éthiopiques-4: Ethio Jazz', (Buda Musique, France) as "Yègellé tezeta" Year: 1969 Record pressed in India GIRMA BEYENE: Set Alamenme / TESFA MARIAM KIDANE: Yetesfa Tezeta Amha AE 170 A Girma Beyene: Set Alamenme English translation: I don´t trust girls anymore Written by: Girma Beyene Music by: Girma Beyene Arranged by: Mulatu Astatke Reissued on 'éthiopiques-8: Swinging Addis', (Buda Musique, France) as "Sét alamenem" Amha AE 170 B Tesfa Mariam Kidane: Yetesfa Tezeta English translation: ? Music by: Tesfa Miriam Kidane Arranged by: Girma Beyene Reissued on 'éthiopiques-8: Swinging Addis', (Buda Musique, France) as "Yètèsfa tezeta" Year: 1969 Record pressed in India With picture sleeve TESHOME METEKU: Gara Ser Now Betesh / MULATU ASTATKE: Meche Derische Amha AE 180 A Teshome Meteku: Gara Ser Now Betesh English translation: Your house is at the foot of the hill Written by: Teshome Meteku Music by: Teshome Meteku Arranged by: Mulatu Astatke Reissued on 'éthiopiques-1: Golden Years of modern Ethiopian music', (Buda Musique, France) as "Gara ser nèw bétesh" Amha AE 180 B Mulatu Astatke: Meche Derische English translation: When am I going to reach there? Music by: Mulatu Astatke Arranged by: Mulatu Astatke Reissued on 'éthiopiques-4: Ethio Jazz', (Buda Musique, France) as "Mètché dershé" Year: 1969 Record pressed in India With picture sleeve TESHOME METEKU: Hasabe / Yezmed Yebada Amha AE 200 A Teshome Meteku: Hasabe English translation: My toughts Written by: Teshome Meteku Music by: Mulatu Astatke Arranged by: Mulatu Astatke Reissued on 'éthiopiques-1: Golden Years of modern Ethiopian music', (Buda Musique, France) as "Hasabé" Amha AE 200 B Teshome Meteku: Yezmed Yebada English translation: Family or others Written by: Teshome Meteku Arranged by: Mulatu Astake Reissued on 'éthiopiques-1: Golden Years of modern Ethiopian music', (Buda Musique, France) as "Yèzèmed yèbaed" Year: 1969 Record pressed in India GIRMA BEYENE: Enken Yelelebish/ Ene Negne By Manesh Amha AE 210 A Girma Beyene: Enken Yelelebish English translation: You are flawless Written by: Getachew Degefu Music by: Girma Beyene Arranged by: Mulatu Astake Reissued on 'éthiopiques-8: Swinging Addis', (Buda Musique, France) as "Enkèn yèlélèbesh" Amha AE 210 B Girma Beyene: Ene Negne By Manesh English translation: Who is that saying 'it´s me'? Written by: Getachew Degefu Music by: Girma Beyene Arranged by: Mulatu Astake Reissued on 'éthiopiques-8: Swinging Addis', (Buda Musique, France) as "Ené nègn bay manèsh" Year: 1969 Record pressed in India ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Nefas Indagyeba / Ayalkem Tedenko Amha AE 290 A Alemayehu Eshete: Nefas Indagyeba Arranged by: Girma Beyene Accompained by: All Star Band Amha AE 290 B Alemayehu Eshete: Ayalkem Tedenko English translation: Boundless worship Written by: Alemayehu Eshete Arranged by: Girma Beyene Accompained by: All Star Band Reissued on 'éthiopiques-8: Swinging Addis', (Buda Musique, France) as "Ayalqem tèdènqo" Year: 1971 Record pressed in ? TEWOLDE REDDA: Ab Teqai Kerebi / ? Amha AE 330 A Tewolde Redda: Ab Teqai Kerebi Arranged by: Mulatu Astatke Amha AE 330 B ? Year: ? Record pressed in India MENELIK WOSSENACHEW: Belew Bedubaye / Tezeta Amha AE 350 A Menelik Wossenachew: Belew Bedubaye Arranger: Mulatu Astatke Band: All Star Band Amha AE 350 B Menelik Wossenachew: Tezeta Arranger: Mulatu Astatke Band: All Star Band Year: ? Record pressed in Greece With picture sleeve MAHMOUD AHMED: Nafkot Naw Yegodagne / Yasdestal Amha AE 360 A Mahmoud Ahmed: Nafkot Naw Yegodagne Arranger: Girma Beyene Accompanied by: Venus Band Amha AE 360 B Mahmoud Ahmed: Yasdestal Arranger: Girma Beyene Accompanied by: Venus Band Year: 1971 Record pressed in India ESSATU TESSEMA and SEIFU YOHANNES: Fikir Bekumena / Ayamaru Eshete Amha AE 410 A Essatu Tessema and Seifu Yohannes: Fikir Bekumena Arranged by: Tewolde Redda Amha AE 410 B Essatu Tessema: Ayamaru Eshete Arranged by: Tewolde Redda Year: 1972 Record pressed in Greece With picture sleeve HASSAN ATYA: Yamalak Yasada / Nenu Yanenu Amha AE 490 A Hassan Atya: Yamalak Yasada This recording probably was made in Sudan. Amha AE 490 B Hassan Atya: Nanu Yanenu This recording probably was made in Sudan. Year: 1972 Record pressed in Greece GETACHEW KASSA: Tezeta (slow) / Tezeta (fast) Amha AE 530 A Getachew Kassa: Tezeta (slow) English translation: Melancholy Music by: The Shebelles Arranged by: The Shebelles Reissued on 'éthiopiques-1: Golden Years of modern Ethiopian music', (Buda Musique, France) as "Tezeta slow" Amha AE 530 B Getachew Kassa: Tezeta (slow) English translation: Melancholy Music by: The Shebelles Arranged by: The Shebelles Reissued on 'éthiopiques-1: Golden Years of modern Ethiopian music', (Buda Musique, France) as "Tezeta fast" Year: 1972 Record pressed in ? With picture sleeve HIRUT BEKELE: Almokerkum Nebere / Esu Naw Meselegne Amha AE 570 A Hirut Bekele: Almokerkum Nebere English translation: I Have Never Tried Reissued on 'éthiopiques-3: Golden Years of modern Ethiopian music', (Buda Musique, France) as "Almokèrkum nèbèr" Amha AE 570 B Hirut Bekele: Esu Naw Meselegne English Translation: I Think This Is The One Reissued on 'éthiopiques-3: Golden Years of modern Ethiopian music', (Buda Musique, France) as "Essu nèw mèssèlègn" Year: 1972 Record pressed in ? Multi-colored vinyl SEYOUM GEBREYES: Hametegnaw / Yehagere Gegna Amha AE 580 A Seyoum Gebreyes: Hametegnaw Backed by the Alem-Girma Band Written by Girma Beyene Amha AE 580 B Seyoum Gebreyes: Yehagere Gegna Year: ? Record pressed in Greece Multi-colored vinyl ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Enhoy Nat Yabay Dar / Yesew Bet Yesew Naw Amha AE 640 A Alemayehu Eshete: Enhoy Nat Yabay Dar Amha AE 640 B Alemayehu Eshete: Yesew Bet Yesew Naw Arranger: Girma Beyene Year: ? Record pressed in Greece Multi-colored vinyl BEYENE HABTE: Embi Ila / Tefkereni Zeneberet Amha AE 680 A Beyene Habte: Embi Ila Arranger: Tekle Adhonom Reissued on 'éthiopiques-5: Tigrigna music', (Buda Musique, France) as "Embi ila" Amha AE 680 B Beyene Habte: Tefkereni Zeneberet Arranger: Tekle Adhonom Reissued on 'éthiopiques-5: Tigrigna music', (Buda Musique, France) as "Tèfquerèni zenèbèrèt" Year: 1973 With picture sleeve BAHTA GEBRE HIWOT: Gizie / Tessassategn Eko Amha AE 690 A Bahta Gebre Hiwot: Gizie Arranger: Girma Beyene Amha AE 690 B Bahta Gebre Hiwot: Tessassategn Eko Arranger: Girma Beyene Year: ? Record pressed in Greece Multi-colored vinyl With picture sleeve MAHMOUD AHMED: Ambasel / Mela Mela Amha AE 730 A Mahmoud Ahmed: Ambasel Music by the Ibex band Amha AE 730 B Mahmoud Ahmed: Mela Mela Music by the Ibex band Year: 1973? Record pressed in Greece Multi-colored vinyl With picture sleeve MENELIK WOSSENACHEW: Mekaberene Liyew / Chereka Amha AE 810 A Menelik Wossenachew: Mekaberene Liyew Arranger: Girma Beyene Amha AE 810 B Menelik Wossenachew: Chereka Arranger: Girma Beyene Year: ? Record pressed in Greece Multi-colored vinyl MAHMOUD AHMED: Etu Gela / Alemye Amha AE 850 A Mahmoud Ahmed: Etu Gela Amha AE 850 B Mahmoud Ahmed: Alemye TELAHUN GESSESSE: Zendro / Endewaza Amha AE 860 A Telahun Gessesse: Zendro Amha AE 860 B Telahun Gessesse: Endewaza Arranger: Tesfaye Lemma Composer: Teffera Kassa Year: 1975 Record pressed in Greece HIRUT BEKELE: Yekonjowoch Mender / Man Yawkal Yebetein Amha AE 950 A Hirut Bekele: Yekonjowoch Mender English translation: Village With Beautiful People Arranged by: Ayalew Abebe Reissued on 'éthiopiques-3: Golden Years of modern Ethiopian music', (Buda Musique, France) as "Yèkondjowotch mendèr" Amha AE 950 B Hirut Bekele: Man Yawkal Yebetein English Translation: Nobody Knows What Goes On Inside My House Arranged by: Ayalew Abebe Reissued on 'éthiopiques-3: Golden Years of modern Ethiopian music', (Buda Musique, France) as "Man yawqal yèbétén" Year: 1975 Record pressed in ? TADELE BEKELE: Enafkeshalehu / Anchie Honjo Amha AE 960 A Tadele Bekele: Enafkeshalehu Music by: Police Orchestra Written by: Lt. Ayalew Abebe Arranged by: Lt. Ayalew Abebe Amha AE 960 B Tadele Bekele: Anchi Honjo Music by: Police Orchestra Written by: Lt. Ayalew Abebe Arranged by: Lt. Ayalew Abebe Year: 1975 Record pressed in ? With picture-sleeve ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Afer Yemegnshale / Chiro Adaire Negne Amha AE ? A Alemayehu Eshete: Afer Yemegnshale English translation: I Talk About You Constantly Amha AE ? B Alemayehu Eshete: Chiro Adaire Negne English Translation: I Became So Lonely ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Nefas Indaygeba / Ayalkem Tedenko Amha AE ? A Alemayehu Eshete: Nefas Indaygeba Amha AE ? B Alemayehu Eshete: Ayalkem Tedenko MAHMOUD AHMED: Feqer Endegena / ? Amha AE ? Mahmoud Ahmed: Feqer Endegena Year: 1973? Record pressed in ? MAHMOUD AHMED: Kulun Mankwalesh / ? Amha AE ? Mahmoud Ahmed: Kulun Mankwalesh English translation: Who put the khol on your eyes? Reissued on 'éthiopiques-3: Golden Years of modern Ethiopian music', (Buda Musique, France) as "Kulun mankwalèsh" Year: 1973 Record pressed in ? ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Bechayane Tegodahu / Teredechewalehu Amha AE ? Alemayehu Eshete: Bechayane Tegodahu Amha AE ? Alemayehu Eshete: Teredechewalehu ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Kochen Messasate / Eurke Yalesew Amha AE ? Alemayehu Eshete: Kochen Messasate Amha AE ? Alemayehu Eshete: Eurke Yalesew Year: ? Record pressed in Greece Multi-colored vinyl SEYOUM GEBREYES: Hametegnaw / Yehagere Gegna Amha AE ? Seyoum Gebreyes: Hametegnaw Amha AE ? Seyoum Gebreyes: Yehagere Gegna Year: ? Record pressed in Greece Multi-colored vinyl MAHMOUD AHMED: Selam Almazeye / Lomiwen Tekebeletch Amha AE ? Mahmoud Ahmed: Selam Almazeye Amha AE ? Mahmoud Ahmed: Lomiwen Tekebeletch Kaifa Records was found by Ali Abdella Kaifa in 1973. Kaifa released 53 45 singles and 6 LP albums from 1973 to 1977. TELAHUN GESSESE: Ere Indet / Banch Yetenesa Kaifa KF 13 A Telahun Gessese: Ere Indet Kaifa KF 13 B Telahun Gessese: Banch Yetenesa Composed and arranged by Tesfaye Lemma Year: 1975 Record pressed in Greece TELAHUN GESSESE: Salasb / Altnalua Kaifa KF 14 A Telahun Gessese: Salasb Composed by Ayele Mamo Kaifa KF 14 B Telahun Gessese: Altnalua Year: 1975 Record pressed in Greece MAHMOUD AHMED: Asheweyna / Belomy Benna Kaifa KF 21 A Mahmoud Ahmed: Asheweyna Written by: Shewalul Mengistu / Mahmoud Ahmed Reissued on 'éthiopiques-7: Ere Mela Mela', (Buda Musique, France) as "Ashèwèyna" Kaifa KF 21 B Mahmoud Ahmed: Belomy Benna Written by: Abrar Abde / Mahmoud Ahmed Reissued on 'éthiopiques-7: Ere Mela Mela', (Buda Musique, France) as "Bèlomi Bènna" Year: 1975 With picture sleeve MAHMOUD AHMED: Sedegnashe Negne – Sameraye / Endenesh Gedawo Kaifa KF 23 A Mahmoud Ahmed: Sedegnashe Negne – Sameraye Reissued on 'éthiopiques-7: Ere Mela Mela', (Buda Musique, France) as "Sedètègnash nègn" and "Samerayé" Kaifa KF 23 B Mahmoud Ahmed: Endenesh Gedawo Reissued on 'éthiopiques-7: Ere Mela Mela', (Buda Musique, France) as "Endénèsh gèdawo" Year: 1975 With picture sleeve MAHMOUD AHMED: Tezeta / Eho Ho Gedama Kaifa KF 24 A Mahmoud Ahmed: Tezeta Reissued on 'éthiopiques-7: Ere Mela Mela', (Buda Musique, France) as "Tezeta" Kaifa KF 24 B Mahmoud Ahmed: Eho Ho Gedama Reissued on 'éthiopiques-7: Ere Mela Mela', (Buda Musique, France) as "Ohoho gèdama" Year: 1975 With picture sleeve ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Hedech Ashkbech / Wededkush Afkerkush Kaifa KF ? A Alemayehu Eshete: Hedech Ashkbech Kaifa KF ? B Alemayehu Eshete: Wededkush Afkerkush English Translation: I´m In Love, I Love You Written by: Alemayehu Eshete Reissued on 'éthiopiques-13: Ethiopian Groove', (Buda Musique, France) Year: 1976 Record pressed in Greece With picture sleeve HIRUT BEKELE: ? / ? Kaifa KF 34 A Hirut Bekele: ? Kaifa KF 34 B Hirut Bekele: ? Year: ? With picture sleeve HIRUT BEKELE: ? / ? Kaifa KF 36 A Hirut Bekele: ? Kaifa KF 36 B Hirut Bekele: ? Year: ? With picture sleeve ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Tashamanaletch / ? Kaifa KF 37 A Alemayehu Eshete: Tashamanaletch English Translation: She Stirs Up Covetousness Written by: Alemayehu Eshete Reissued on 'éthiopiques-13: Ethiopian Groove', (Buda Musique, France ) Kaifa KF 37 B Alemayehu Eshete: ? Year: 1976 With picture sleeve TAMRAT FERENGI: Ya Jaleleto / Bultiko Woya Kaifa KF 42 A Tamrat Ferengi: Ya Jaleleto English translation: My Beautiful Beloved Written by: Tamrat Ferengi Music by: Sensation Band Reissued on 'éthiopiques-13: Ethiopian Groove', (Buda Musique, France) Kaifa KF 42 B Tamrat Ferengi: Bultiko Woya Year: 1977 With picture sleeve BIZUNESH BEKELE: Bayn Yemitay Idil / Tigle New Kaifa KF 46 A Bizunesh Bekele: Bayn Yemitay Idil Kaifa KF 46 B Bizunesh Bekele: Tigle New English translation: It Is Struggle Written by: Tezera Hayle-Michael Arranged by: Tezera Hayle-Michael Reissued on 'éthiopiques-13: Ethiopian Groove', (Buda Musique, France) Year: 1977 With picture sleeve AYALEW MESFIN: Ketegegne Semi / Melyow Tela Alew Kaifa KF ? A Ayalew Mesfin: Ketegegne Semi Kaifa KF ? B Ayalew Mesfin: Melyow Tela Alew Year: ? With picture sleeve More info on Ethiopian music There is an interesting interview with Mulatu Astatke in waxpoetics #14 by Miles Cleret and Will Holland. Check waxpoetics here. For Ethio Jazz CDs / LPs check the great Ethiopiques series from French label Budamusique. There is also a Mulatu Astatke 10' record from Soundway records. PHILIPS RECORDS ETHIOPIA SEIFU JOHANNES: Ebo Lala / Verahege Shita PH 7-100 A Verahege Shita (Yehagere Shita) PH 7-100 B Seifu Johannes: Ebo Lala Music arranged: Mulatu Astatke Reissued on Soundway 10' SNDW10001 TILAHUN GESSESSE: Tiz Alegn Yetintu / MULATU ASTATKE: Emnete PH 7 - 101 A Tilahun Gessesse: Tiz Alegn Yetintu Arranged by Mulatu Astatke PH 7 - 101 B Mulatu Astatke: Emnete (instr.) English Translation: My Belief Arranged by Mulatu Astatke Year: ? Record pressed in ? TILAHUN GESSESSE: Sithed Siketelat / MULATU ASTATKE: Yefikir Tizita PH 7-103 A Tilahun Gessesse: Sithed Siketelat PH 7-103 B Mulatu Astatke: Yefikir Tizita (instr.) Written by: Mulatu AstatkeGETACHEW KASSA: Gumm Gumm / ? PH 7-104 A ? PH 7-104 B Getachew Kassa: Gumm Gumm 'Backed by: Mulatu Astatke & All Star Band TILAHUN GESSESSE: Kulun Manqualesh / Alegntaye PH 7-105 A Tilahun Gessesse: Kulun Manqualesh English translation: Who Put The Eye Liner On You Backed by Mulatu Astatke & All Star Band PH 7-105 B Tilahun Gessesse: Alegntaye English translation: Someone To Be Proud Of ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: ? / ? PH 7-111 A Alemayehu Eshete: ? PH 7-111 B Alemayehu Eshete: ? ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Wetader Negn / Min Tichiye Midritu PH 7-112 A Alemayehu Eshete: Wetader Negn English translation: I am a soldier Written by: Alemayehu Eshete Arranged by: Girma Beyene Reissued on 'éthiopiques-22: More vintage', (Buda Musique, France) as "Wètadèr nègn" PH 7-112 B Alemayehu Eshete: Min Tichiye Midritu English translation: How much more can this word take? Written by: Alemayehu Eshete Arranged by: Girma Beyene Reissued on 'éthiopiques-22: More vintage', (Buda Musique, France) as "Men tetchiyé medritu" Year: 1972 Record pressed in ? ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Inat Yenjera Inat / Alem Girma PH 7-116 A Alemayehu Eshete: Inat Yenjera Inat English translation: Mother, a stepmother Written by: "Haylu Mekurya" Reissued on 'éthiopiques-22: More vintage', (Buda Musique, France) as "Enat yèendjèra enat" PH 7-116 B Alemayehu Eshete: Alem Girma Year: 1972 Record pressed in ? TEWELDE REDA: Telsemki / Wuba PH 7 - 119 A Tewelde Reda: Telsemki PH 7 - 119 B Tewelde Reda: Wuba Year: ? Record pressed in ? With picture sleeve ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: ? / ? PH 7-120 A Alemayehu Eshete: ? PH 7-120 B Alemayehu Eshete: ? ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: ? / ? PH 7-121 A Alemayehu Eshete: ? PH 7-1 B Alemayehu Eshete: GETATCHEW MEKURIA: Aha Gedawo / Gedamay-Gedamay PH 7 - 124 A Getatchew Mekuria (Saxophone): Aha Gedawo (instr.) PH 7 - 124 B Getatchew Mekuria (Saxophone): Gedamay-Gedamay (instr.) Year: 1972 Record pressed in ? ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Abebaye / Yetintu Fikratchin PH 7-125 A Alemayehu Eshete: Abebaye Arranged by: Girma Beyene PH 7-125 B Alemayehu Eshete: Yetintu Fikratchin English translation: Our ancient love Music by: Alem Girma Band Written by: Alemayehu Eshete Arranged by: Girma Beyene Reissued on 'éthiopiques-22: More vintage', (Buda Musique, France) as "Yètentu feqratchen" Year: 1972 Record pressed in ? TILAHUN GESSESSE: Min Lebejegn / Libonash Biferdegn PH 7 - 132 A Tilahun Gessesse:Min Libejegn Written by: Tezera H.M. / Saifu H.M. Music by Imperial Body Guard Band PH 7 - 132 B Tilahun Gessesse: Libonash Biferdegn Written by: Tezera H.M. / Saifu H.M. Music by Imperial Body Guard Band Year: ? Record pressed in ? TIBERIH TESFAHUNEGN: Temeharu / Sewit Lemlem PH 7 - 139 A Tiberih Tesfahunegn: Temeharu PH 7 - 139 B Tiberih Tesfahunegn: Sewit Lemlem Year: ? Record pressed in ? With picture sleeve BEYENE FERE: ? / ? PH 7 - 143 A Beyene Fere: ? PH 7 - 143 B Beyene Fere: ? Year: ? Record pressed in ? With picture sleeve BEZUNESH BEKELE: Min Bedelkut Minew / Mehonu Asazenegn PH 7 - 146 A Bezunesh Bekele & Imperial Body Guard Band: Min Bedelkut Minew Written by: Ayalo Mommo / Sahla Degago Arranged by: Sahla Degago PH 7 - 146 B Bezunesh Bekele & Imperial Body Guard Band: Mehonu Asazenegn Written by ? Year: ? Record pressed in ? MAHMOUD AHMED: Fikir Bezebezegn / Hulum Begizew New PH 7 - 149 A Mahmoud Ahmed: Fikir Bezebezegn Written by: Shewanadagn Weldeyes Music by: Imperial Body Guard Band PH 7 - 149 B Mahmoud Ahmed: Hulum Begizew New Written by: Ayele Mammo-Zewge G.M. Music by: Imperial Body Guard Band Year: ? Record pressed in ? TEFERA KASSA: Tchimit Min Tegoda ISSATU TESSEMA: Des Yilal Begizew PH 7 - 160 A Tefera Kassa & Imperial Body Guard Band: Tchimit Min Tegoda Written by ? PH 7 - 160 B Issatu Tessema & Imperial Body Guard Band: Des Yilal Begizew Written by: Issatu Tessema / Tefera Kassa Year: ? Record pressed in ? ? / ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: ? PH 7-170 A ? PH 7-170 B Alemayehu Eshete: ? ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Ambassel / Tenageri PH 7-171 A Alemayehu Eshete: Ambassel Written by: Alemayehu Eshete Arranged by: Girma Beyene Reissued on 'éthiopiques-22: More vintage', (Buda Musique, France) as "Ambassèl (slow)" PH 7-171 B Alemayehu Eshete: Tenageri English translation: Speak Written by: Alemayehu Eshete Arranged by: Girma Beyene Reissued on 'éthiopiques-22: More vintage', (Buda Musique, France) as "Tènagèri" Year: 1973 Record pressed in ? ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Ittu Gela / Mushirit PH 7-172 A Alemayehu Eshete: Ittu Gela Music by: Alem Girma Band Written by: Alemayehu Eshete Arranged by: Alem Girma PH 7-172 B Alemayehu Eshete: Mushirit Music by: Alem Girma Band Written by: Girma Haile Arranged by: Alem Girma Year: 1973 Record pressed in ? ISSATU TESSEMA: Lemlemwa Hagere / Gena Benigigirwa PH 7 - 179 A Issatu Tessema: Lemlemwa Hagere Written by: Issatu Tessema PH 7 - 179 B Issatu Tessema: Gena Benigigirwa Written by: Issatu Tessema Year: 1973 Record pressed in ? ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: ? / ? PH 7-208 A Alemayehu Eshete: ? PH 7-208 B Alemayehu Eshete: ? BELAYNESH WUBANTE / ASSEGEDETCH ASFAW: Alemiye / ? PH 7-214 A Belaynesh Wubante / Assegedetch Asfaw: Alemiye Arranger: Mulatu Astatke Written by Belaynesh / Assegedetch PH 7-214 B ? Year: 1974 Record pressed in ? ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Hode Fera / Abeba Messeletch PH 7-220 A Alemayehu Eshete: Hode Fera English translation: I fear Written by: Alemayehu Eshete Arranged by: Girma Beyene Reissued on 'éthiopiques-22: More vintage', (Buda Musique, France) as "Hodé fèra" PH 7-220 B Alemayehu Eshete: Abeba Messeletch English translation: She resembles the flower Written by: Alemayehu Eshete Arranged by: Girma Beyene Reissued on 'éthiopiques-22: More vintage', (Buda Musique, France) as "Abèba mèssèlètch" Year: 1974 Record pressed in ? BEZUNESH BEKELE: Kentu Siga / Sintun Ayehu Bante PH 7 - 228 A Bezunesh Bekele & Imperial Body Guard Band: Kentu Siga Composer: Ayele Mamo Words: Sahle Degago Arranger: Hailu Wolde Mariam PH 7 - 228 B Bezunesh Bekele & Imperial Body Guard Band: Sintun Ayehu Bante Composer: Fanta K. Tegenu Arranger: Hailu Wolde Mariam Year: 1974 Record pressed in East Africa Many thanks to Geoff Bale for sending additional information and cover scans of this record! TILAHUN GESSESSE: Beyet New Mengedu / Sew New Yetchekene PH 7 - 245 A Tilahun Gessesse: Beyet New Mengedu Reissued on 'éthiopiques-17: Tlahun Gèssèssè', (Buda Musique, France) as "Bèyèt nèw mèngèdu" PH 7 - 245 B Tilahun Gessesse: Sew New Yetchekene Reissued on 'éthiopiques-17: Tlahun Gèssèssè', (Buda Musique, France) as "Sèw nèw yètchèkènè" Year: 1975 Record pressed in ? With picture sleeve MAHMOUD AHMED: Yeshiharegitu / Eneman Nebberu PH 7-? A Mahmoud Ahmed: Yeshiharegitu PH 7-? B Mahmoud Ahmed: Eneman Nebberu BEZUNESH BEKELE: Aha Gedawo / Kal Kidan PH 7-? A Bezunesh Bekele: Aha Gedawo PH 7-? B Bezunesh Bekele: Kal Kidan MAHMOUD AHMED: Mella Tistegn / Tizita PH 7-? A Mahmoud Ahmed: Mella Tistegn PH 7-? B Mahmoud Ahmed: Tizita MULATTU ASTATKE: Alemye / Gubiliye PH 7-? A Mulatu Astatke: Alemye (vocal!) PH 7-? B Mulatu Statke: Gubiliye (vocal!) HIRUT BEKELE: Hedetch Alu / Kal Kidan Arari PH 7-? A Hirut Bekele: Hedetch Alu PH 7-? B Hirut Bekele: Kal Kidan Arari Hitachi Thanks to Geoff Bale for translating the Amharic script! TILAHUN GESSESSE: Amsalu / MAHMOUD AHMED: Teteratershe Ende 005 (C-0283) Tilahun Gessesse: Amsalu 006 (C-0284) Mahmoud Ahmed: Teteratershe Ende Year: ? Record pressed in Japan With picture sleeve Distributed by E. A. K. Addis Ababa