TESHOME DEMISSIE: Ilelbei Agere / Tezeta
Africa TR 1 A

Teshome Demissie: Ilelbei Agere
Written by Teshome Demissie

Africa TR 1 B

Teshome Demissie: Tezeta
Written by Teshome Demissie

Year: 1978
Record pressed in Kenya
Sleeve maybe made in Djibouti

The prefix TR might stand for Teshome Records.

Note: Teshome Demissie is spelled 'Techome' on the sleeve.

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TILAHUN GESSESSE: Ere Tei / Terameji
Amin 001 A

Tilahun Gessesse: Ere tei
English translation: "Please Stop"
Composed by Tezera Haile Michael

Amin 001 B

Tilahun Gessesse: Terameji
English translation "Go ahead"
Composed by Tezera Haile Michael

Year: ?
Produced by Amin Abdulkader.
Record pressed in Greece by EMI.

Note: 'Tezera Haile Michael' is spelled 'Tezera Haile Micael' on the labels.

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TILAHUN GESSESSE: Tewat Mata tekazie / Besak Befegegeta
Amin 002 A

Tilahun Gessesse: Tewat Mata tekazie
English translation: "Sad all day long"
Composed by Afewerk Yohannes

Amin 002 B

Tilahun Gessesse: Besak Befegegeta
English translation: "With laughter"
Composed by Afewerk Yohannes

Year: ?
Produced by Amin Abdulkader.
Record pressed in Greece by EMI.

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BEYENE FIRE: Neaki Mimane / Shelel Beliyo
AS 101 A

Beyene Fire: Neaki Mimane
Lyrics written by Mengisteab Mehari
Music written by Mengisteab Mehari
Arranged by Asres Tesema
Accompanied by Asres & his Group
Krar players: Mr. Girmaye Solomon and Mr. Dawit Yifru
Organ player: Mr. Asres Tesema

AS 101 B

Beyene Fire: Shelel Beliyo
Lyrics written by Asres Tesema
Music written by Asres Tesema
Arranged by Asres Tesema
Accompanied by Asres & his Group
Krar players: Mr. Girmaye Solomon and Mr. Dawit Yifru
Organ player: Mr. Asres Tesema

Year: 1973
Record pressed in Greece
Published by Phonogram

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Many Thanks to Michael Yohannes for translating the amharic script!

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TELELA KEBEDE: Alemiye / Lomi Tera Tera
Axum A-001 A

Telela Kebede: Alemiye
Words written by Getachew Debalekie
Arranged by Dawit Yifru

Axum A-001 B

Telela Kebede: Lomi Tera Tera
Words written by Getachew Debalekie
Arranged by Dawit Yifru

Year: ?
Record manufactured in Greece by C.G.C.G. Ltd.

Green vinyl

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TEKLE TESFAZGI: Kowakbti / A - Iwaf
Axum A-003 A

Tekle Tesfazgi: Kowakbti
Written & composed by Tekle Tesfazgi
Arranged by Asgedom W. Mickael

Axum A-003 B

Tekle Tesfazgi: A - Iwaf
Written & composed by Tekle Tesfazgi
Arranged by Asgedom W. Mickael

Year: 1975
Record manufactured in Greece by C.G.C.G. Ltd.

Note: Kowakbti is spelled 'Kowakbt' on the sleeve.

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MULUKEN MELESSE: Che Belew / Wubit
Axum A-004 A

Mulu Ken Melesse (Muluken Melesse): Che Belew
Arranged by Mulatu Astatke

Axum A-004 B

Mulu Ken Melesse (Muluken Melesse): Wubit
Arranged by Mulatu Astatke

Year: 1975
Record manufactured in Greece by C.G.C.G. Ltd.

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BAHTA GEBRE HIWOT: Ruba Adey / Aitigray Indiki
Axum MKT 1 A

Bahta Gebre Hiwot: Ruba Adey
Words and music by Bahta Gebre Hiwot
Arranged by Tekle Adhanom

Axum MKT 1 B

Bahta Gebre Hiwot: Aitigray Indiki
Words by Asres Tessema
Music by Bahta Gebre Hiwot
Arranged by Tekle Adhanom

Year: ?
Record pressed in ?

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BAHTA GEBRE HIWOT: Aymelesen Iyu Ami / Tsemed Behrai
Axum MKT 2 A

Bahta G. Hiwot: Aymelesen Iyu Ami
Words by Asres Tessema
Music by Bahta G. Hiwot
Arranged by Tekle Adhanom

Axum MKT 2 B

Bahta G. Hiwot: Tsemed Behrai
Words by Asres Tessema
Music by Bahta G. Hiwot
Arranged by Tekle Adhanom

Year: ?
Record manufactured in Greece by C.G.C.G. Ltd.

Note: Aymelesen Iyu Ami is spelled 'Ay Milesen Eyu Ami' on the label, Tsemed Behrai is spelled 'Tsemed Bieray'.

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GIRMAY SOLOMON: Asmara / Ke-Alio
Axum MTK 3 A

Girmay Solomon: Asmara
Arranged by Tekle Adhanom

Axum MTK 3 B

Girmay Solomon: Ke-Alio
Arranged by Tekle Adhanom

Year: ?
Record manufactured in Greece by C.G.C.G. Ltd.

Note: Whatever the MKT prefix stands for, this label reads MTK instead of MKT...
Many thanks to Piotr Dubiel for sending the scans!
ASGEDOM W/MICHAEL: Guma Hamra Lamey / Guayla
Axum MKT 5 A

Asgedom W/Michael: Guma Hamra Lamey
Arranged by Tekle Adhanom

Axum MKT 5 B

Asgedom W/Michael: Guayla
Arranged by Tekle Adhanom

Year: ?
Record manufactured in Greece by C.G.C.G. Ltd.

Green vinyl!

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BEREKET MENGISTAB: Tserura / Kekeid Demo
Bereket Records BM 1 A

Bereket Mengistab: Tserura

Bereket Records BM 1 B

Bereket Mengistab: Kekeid Demo

Year: 1975
Record manufactured in Greece by C.G.C.G. Ltd.
Note: Bereket Mengistab is spelled 'Bereket Mengisteab' on the labels.

Address on the label: Melake Gebre – P.O.Box 3791 – Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

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BEREKET MENGISTAB: Dehai / Lemlem Meriet
Bereket Records BM 2 A

Bereket Mengistab: Dehai

Bereket Records BM 2 B

Bereket Mengistab: Lemlem Meriet

Year: 1975
Record manufactured in Greece by C.G.C.G. Ltd.
Note: Bereket Mengistab is spelled 'Bereket Mengisteab' on the labels.

Address on the label: Melake Gebre – P.O.Box 3791 – Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
BEREKET MENGISTAB: Tselaley / Meriet Arkobko Bai
Bereket Records BM 3 A

Bereket Mengistab: Tselaley

Bereket Records BM 3 B

Bereket Mengistab: Meriet Arkobko Bai

Year: 1975
Record manufactured in Greece by C.G.C.G. Ltd.
Note: Bereket Mengistab is spelled 'Bereket Mengisteab' on the labels.

Address on the label: Melake Gebre – P.O.Box 3791 – Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

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ORCHESTRA ETHIOPIA – The Blue Nile Group
7979

Orchestra Ethiopia: Muzika Ethiopia – An introduction to the sound of Ethiopian musical instruments
Composed by Tesfaye Lemma
Arranged by Tesfaye Lemma

7980

Orchestra Ethiopia: An amharic song about the rapid change in the world today
Singers: Kebede Wolde Mariam & Mamite Tenaw
Composed by Tesfaye Lemma
Arranged by Tesfaye Lemma

Year: ?
Record made in Lebanon by Flex

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ASSELEFETCH MOULAT: Ende Seounetou /
FEREW HAILOU: Yenefse Debegna
Columbia ETH 101 (7XCG 15001)

Asselefetch Moulat: Ende Seounetou
Accompanied by E.N.P.A. Orchestra

Columbia ETH 101 (7XCG 15011)

Ferew Hailou: Yenefse Debegna (የነፍሴ፡ደበኛ)
Accompanied by Imperial Guard & E.N.P.A. Orchestra

Year: ?
Record pressed in Greece

Note: Ferew Hailou (ፍሬው፡ኃይሉ) is also spelled Frew Hailu on Amha AE 300 (1971).

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ASSAFA ABATE: Ye M'Atbelah Off / Assebesh Assebesh
Columbia ETH 102 (7XCG 15002)

Assafa Abate: Ye M'Atbelah Off
Accompanied by E.N.P.A. Orchestra

Columbia ETH 102 (7XCG 15012)

Assafa Abate: Assebesh Assebesh
Accompanied by Imperial Guard & E.N.P.A. Orchestra

Year: ?
Record pressed in Greece
BELAINESH OUBANTE: Samai Dem Messele /
FEREW HAILOU: Ye Feker Adegha
Columbia ETH 104 (7XCG 15004)

Belainesh Oubante: Samai Dem Messele
Accompanied by E.N.P.A. Orchestra

Columbia ETH 104 (7XCG 15014)

Ferew Hailou: Ye Feker Adegha
Accompanied by Imperial Guard & E.N.P.A. Orchestra

Year: ?
Record pressed in Greece

Note: Belainesh Oubante is also spelled Belaynesh Wubante on Philips PH 213 and PH 214 (1974).

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ASSAFA ABATE: Shemounmoannaewa /
TILAHUN GESSESSE: Bei Dehna Hogni
Columbia ETH 105 (7XCG 15005)

Assafa Abata: Shemounmoannaewa
Accompanied by E.N.P.A. Orchestra

Columbia ETH 105 (7XCG 15015)

Tilahoun Gessesse: Bei Dehna Hogni
Accompanied by Imperial Guard & E.N.P.A. Orchestra

Year: ?
Record pressed in Greece

Note: Tilahun Gessesse is spelled 'Talahoun Gassasse' on the label.

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ASSELEFETCH MOULAT: Besebel Mekakel /
IMPERIAL GUARD ORCHESTRA: Marrengo Tcha Tcha
Columbia ETH 106 (7XCG 15006)

Asselefetch Moulat: Besebel Mekakel
Accompanied by E.N.P.A. Orchestra

Columbia ETH 106 (7XCG 15016)

Imperial Guard Orchestra: Marrengo Tcha Tcha

Year: ?
Record pressed in Greece
Thanks to Steve Cormier for transcribing the Amharic Script below the artist on the A-side: Yeheger Fikir Manber
SHISHIG TCHAKOL: Ehee Endenen /
TILAHUN GESSESSE: Aine Hulughize Yessassalishal
Columbia ETH 108 (7XCG 15008)

Shishig Tchakol: Ehee Endenen
Accompanied by E.N.P.A. Orchestra

Columbia ETH 108 (7XCG 15018)

Tilahun Gessesse: Aine Hulughize Yessassalishal
Accompanied by Imperial Guard & E.N.P.A. Orchestra

Year: ?
Record pressed in Greece

Note: Tilahun Gessesse is spelled 'Talahoun Gassasse' on the label.

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ASSAFA HAILE: Rook Nesh Yealou /
ADANETCH TASSAMA: Se La Meodish
Columbia ETH 109 (7XCG 15009)

Assafa Haile: Rook Nesh Yealou
Accompanied by E.N.P.A. Orchestra

Columbia ETH 109 (7XCG 15019)

Adanetch Tassama: Se La Meodish
Accompanied by Imperial Guard & E.N.P.A. Orchestra

Year: ?
Record pressed in Greece

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ZELEKE HAILOU: Ere Zeraff / FEREW HAILOU: Aine Alem
Columbia ETH 110 (7XCG 15010)

Zeleke Hailou: Ere Zeraff
Accompanied by E.N.P.A. Orchestra

Columbia ETH 110 (7XCG 15020)

Ferew Hailou: Aine Alem
Accompanied by Imperial Guard & E.N.P.A. Orchestra

Year: ?
Record pressed in Greece

Note: Ferew Hailou (ፍሬው፡ኃይሉ) is also spelled Frew Hailu on Amha AE 300 (1971).

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ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Chefaw Bereha / Sintoch Temareku
DJ-0010 A

Alemayehu Eshete: Chefaw Bereha
English translation: The Awful Desert
Arranged by Girma Beyene
Accompanied by Alem Girma´s Band

DJ-0010 B

Alemayehu Eshete: Sintoch Temareku
English translation: "You've mesmerized many"
Arranged by Girma Beyene
Accompanied by Alem Girma´s Band

Many thanks to Brook Abdu for translating the Amharic song title!

Year: ?
Record pressed in Greece

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ATEWE BERHAN SEGID: Bekutaki Wolel / Chifra Tedaali
DJ-0011 A

Atewe Berhan Segid: Bekutaki Wolel
Lyrics written by Atewe Berhan Segid
Music written by Atewe Berhan Segid

DJ-0011 B

Atewe Berhan Segid: Chifra Tedaali
Lyrics written by Niguse Haile
Music written by Niguse Haile

Year: ?
Record pressed in Greece

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Many Thanks to Michael Yohannes for translating the amharic script!

Note: Atewe Berhan Segid is named "Ato Atowebrhan Seghid" on the labels.

 
ZERAI DERRES BAND: Halhalta - Ficrichi / ?
ER 1

Zerai Derres Band: Halhalta - Ficrichi
Written by Haile Ghebru (?, hard to read on the scan)

ER 2

?

Year: ?
Record pressed in ?

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Does anybody have a scan of of the B side of this 45?
BESRAT HAILU & ITIYOPIA GIRMA MARIAM: Ashagedaw /
MAHMOUD BIRHAN GITA: Neidagado
ER 3

Besrat Hailu & Itiyopia Girma Mariam: Ashagedaw
Accompanied by the Eritrea Police Orchestra

ER 4

Mahmoud Birhan Gita: Neidagado
Accompanied by the Eritrea Police Orchestra

Year: ?
Record pressed in ?

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NEGASH TEKIE: Artibreie /
MULUGETA TLAHUN & NEGASH TEKIE: Yewyen Abebaie
ER 5

Negash Tekie: Artibreie

ER 6

Mulugeta Tlahun & Negash Tekie: Yewyen Abebaie

Year: ?
Record pressed in ?
Many thanks to Stuart @ radiodiffusion.net for sending the scans of this record!

Thanks also to Danny Mekonnen who send the following information:
"Atibreie" (Side 1) and "Yewyen Abebaie" (Side 2) - these are the titles, the text simply appears in both languages, Tigrigna/Amharic and English.
Below the title on side 1: Negash Tekie , below the title on side 2: Mulugeta Tilahun and Negash Tekie
Typed large across the bottom it says "YeEritrea Te. Gi. (Teklay Gizat) Police Muziqa Kifil" which translates "Province of Eritrea Police - Division of Music".

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GHIRMAY KIDANE (FILIPPO): Ay-Tih-Demini / Beli-Nifelale
2G1KW 16774

Ghirmay Kidane (Filippo): Aytihdemini
Written by Ghirmay Kidane
Arranged by Angelo Cirigottis
Accompanied by "I Cobra"

2G1KW 16775

Ghirmay Kidane (Filippo): Beli Nifelale
Written by Ghirmay Kidane
Arranged by Angelo Cirigottis
Accompanied by "I Cobra"

Year: ?
Record pressed Italy

Notes: Aytihdemini is spelled "Ay-Tih-Demini" on the label, Beli Nifelale is spelled "Beli-Nifelale"

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AMLESET ABAI: Aikermeny / Go Lemon
Ethiopian Folk Music 41191 A

Amleset Abai: Aikermeny
Arranged by Amleset Abai

Ethiopian Folk Music 41191 B

Amleset Abai: Go Lemon
Arranged by Amleset Abai

Year: ?
Record pressed ?

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GROUND FORCE BAND & CHOIR: Tsehay Sayil Harur / Issey Issey Tibel
ETP 7-001 A

Choir: Tsehay Sayil Harur
Lyrics written by Woiz. Desta Gebru (H.E.)
Music composed by Capt. Tadesse Teklu
Accompanied by the Ground Force Band

ETP 7-001 B

Choir: Issey Issey Tibel
Lyrics written by Woiz. Tenagne Teferra
Music composed by Capt. Tadesse Teklu
Accompanied by the Ground Force Band

Year: ?
Record made in ?

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OSMAN ABDULRAHIM: Bemelkaa Tezelile / Addei Alaitei
FR 1 A (2G2KW 19247)

Osman Abdulrahim: Bemelkaa Tezelile
Arranged & accompanied by the Flames

FR 1 B (2G2KW 19248)

Osman Abdulrahim: Addei Alaitei
Arranged & accompanied by the Flames & Vittorio

Released: 7/1972
Record made in Italy
 
ASGHEDOM W: MICHEAL: Temelesi / Almaz
FRK 4 A

Asghedom W. Micheal: Temelesi
Telle Adhanom (Composer?)

FRK 4 B

Asghedom W. Micheal: Almaz
Telle Adhanom (Composer?)

Year: 1972
Record made in ?

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OSMAN ABDULRAHIM: Intezifelit Nere / Inte Afkercus Y Hamyuni
Fikre-T 2G1KW 16996

Osman Abdulrahim: Intezifelit Nere
Accompanied by the Jaguars
Crossed out on the label: Arranged by Ghirmay Kidane (Filippo)

Fikre-T 2G1KW 16997

Osman Abdulrahim: Inte Afkercus Y Hamyuni
Accompanied by the Jaguars
Crossed out on the label: Arranged by Ghirmay Kidane (Filippo)

Released: 10/1971
Record made in Italy

Distributor: Kothari

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YEMANE G./MICHAEL: Wedebat Adey / Asmara
Harambee Asmara HM 100 A

Yemane G./Michael: Wedebat Adey
Arranged by Abedala Abubaker

Harambee Asmara HM 100 B

Yemane G./Michael: Asmara
Arranged by Abedala Abubaker

Year: ?
Record made in ?

Note: Wedebat Adey is spelled 'Wedebat-Adiy' on the label.'

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TILAHUN GESSESSE: Met'enu Sintinouw? /
BEZUNESH BEKELE: Yefikrihe Met'inu
Hitachi 001 (C-0279)

Tilahun Gessesse: Met'enu Sintinouw?
Composed by Shalka Girma Hadugu

Hitachi 002 (C-0280)

Bezunesh Bekele: Yefikrihe Met'inu
Composed by Shalka Girma Hadugu

Year: ?
Record pressed in Japan
Distributed by E. A. K. Addis Ababa

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Many thanks to Romina Kochius for transcribing the Amharic script!
MAHMOUD AHMED: Esuma Fikre /
BEZUNESH BEKELE: Wetate Selehu Gena
Hitachi 003 (C-0281)

Mahmoud Ahmed: Esuma Fikre
English translation: "That´s love"
Composed by Shalka Girma Hadugu

Hitachi 004 (C-0282)

Bezunesh Bekele: Wetate Selehu Gena
English translation: "When I was young"
Composed by Shalka Girma Hadugu

Year: ?
Record pressed in Japan
Distributed by E. A. K. Addis Ababa

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TILAHUN GESSESSE: Amsalu /
MAHMOUD AHMED: Teteratershe Ende
Hitachi 005 (C-0283)

Tilahun Gessesse: Amsalu
English translation: "Name of Person" but literally means "Someone's Likeness"
Composed by Shalka Girma Hadugu

Hitachi 006 (C-0284)

Mahmoud Ahmed: Teteratershe Ende
English translation: "Are you doubtful?"
Composed by Shalka Girma Hadugu

Year: ?
Record pressed in Japan
Distributed by E. A. K. Addis Ababa
The record sleeve included a booklet.
See the booklet here.

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Thanks to Geoff Bale for transcribing the Amharic script!
Many thanks to Brook Abdu for translating the Amharic song titles!
 
WENDYIFRAW WERETTA: Sean Aya / Fekri Husum
K 1 A

Wendyifraw Weretta: Sean Aya
Composed by Wendyifraw Weretta
Arranged by Tekle Adhanom

K 1 B

Wendyifraw Weretta: Fekri Husum
Composed by Wendyifraw Weretta
Arranged by Tekle Adhanom

Year: 1976
Record made in Greece by EMI

Note: "Fekri Husum" is spelled "Fikri Hesum" on the label.

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BERHANE MESSELE: Hemaki / Neaki Tebel
K 5 A

Berhane Messele: Hemaki
Accompanied by the All Star Band

K 5 B

Berhane Messele: Neaki Tebel
Accompanied by the All Star Band

Year: ?
Record pressed in ?

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ATOABRAHAM SEGHID: Mekri Shemaghelle / Nebeczay Ka Afeker
Kothari Fikre FR 2 A (2G2KW 19271)

Atoabraham Seghid: Mekri Shemaghelle
Arranged by Tewelde Redda
Accompanied by Tewelde Redda´s Orchestra

Kothari Fikre FR 2 B (2G2KW 19272)

Atoabraham Seghid: Nebeczay Ka Afeker
Arranged by Tewelde Redda
Accompanied by Tewelde Redda´s Orchestra

Released: 9/1972
Record pressed in Italia

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MAHMOUD AHMED: Yealem Baytewar Negne / Tidar Lenuroachin
MA-1 A

Mahmoud Ahmed: Yealem Baytewar Negne
Composed and arranged by Tezera Haile Michael
Accompanied by Dahlac Band

Notes:
"Yealem Baytewar Negne" is spelled "Yalem Baytewarnegn" on the picture sleeve.
"Dahlac Band" is spelled "Dahlack Band" on the picture sleeve.
"Tezera Haile Michael" is spelled "Tezera Hailemicael" on the picture sleeve.
MA-1 B

Mahmoud Ahmed: Tidar Lenuroachin
Composed and arranged by Tezera Haile Michael
Accompanied by Dahlac Band

Notes:
"Tidar Lenuroachin" is spelled "Tidar Lenurachem" on the picture sleeve.
"Dahlac Band" is spelled "Dahlack Band" on the picture sleeve.
"Tezera Haile Michael" is spelled "Tezera Hailemicael" on the picture sleeve.

Year: 1974
Produced by Mahmoud TV & Radio House
Record pressed in ?

Catalogue number on picture sleeve is MA 002.

MAHMOUD AHMED: Befikir Atkelidg / Yefikir Woha Timu
MA–2 A

Mahmoud Ahmed: Befikir Atkelidg
Composed and arranged by Tezera Haile Michael
Accompanied by Dahlac Band

Notes:
"Befikir Atkelidg" is spelled "Befikir Atkeligi" on the picture sleeve.
"Dahlac Band" is spelled "Dahlack Band" on the picture sleeve.
"Tezera Haile Michael" is spelled "Tezera Hailemicael" on the picture sleeve.
MA–2 B

Mahmoud Ahmed: Yefikir Woha Timu
Composed and arranged by Tezera Haile Michael
Accompanied by Dahlac Band

Notes:
"Yefikir Woha Timo" is spelled "Yefikir Wuha Temo" on the picture sleeve.
"Dahlac Band" is spelled "Dahlack Band" on the picture sleeve.
"Tezera Haile Michael" is spelled "Tezera Hailemicael" on the picture sleeve.

Year: 1974
Produced by Mahmoud TV & Radio House
Record pressed in ?

Catalogue number on picture sleeve is MA 001.

MAHMOUD AHMED: Gebtout Yehon Fikren? / Antchin Kalkhu
MA-3 A

Mahmoud Ahmed: Gebtout Yehon Fikren?
Composed and arranged by Tezera Haile Michael
Accompanied by Dahlac Band

'Gebtout Yehon Fikren?' was included in Mahmoud´s 1978 Album 'Jeguol Naw Betwa' on Mahmoud Ahmed Records as 'Gebtewat Yihon Fikrien?'

Notes:
"Dahlac Band" is spelled "Dahlack Band" on the picture sleeve.
"Tezera Haile Michael" is spelled "Tezera Hailemicael" on the picture sleeve.
"Gebtout Yehon Fikren?" is spelled "Gebtuat Yihon Fikire" on the label.
MA-3 B

Mahmoud Ahmed: Anchin Kalekugn
Composed and arranged by Tezera Haile Michael
Accompanied by Dahlac Band

Notes:
"Dahlac Band" is spelled "Dahlack Band" on the picture sleeve.
"Tezera Haile Michael" is spelled "Tezera Hailemicael" on the picture sleeve.
"Anchin Kalekugn" is spelled "Antchin Kalkhu" on the label.
Year: 1974
Produced by Mahmoud TV & Radio House
Record pressed in ?

Catalogue number on picture sleeve is MA 003.
 
BODY GUARD GROUP / YARED SCHOOL OF MUSIC / ETHIOPIAN AIR FORCE
ETO 001 A

Body Guard Group: Aktemwal
Yared School of Music: Tederaj Wez - Ader

ETO 001 B

Ethiopian Air Force: Tenesa Teramed
Body Guard Group: Gifu Aketeme

Notes: Label reads "Revolution Song - in commemoration of the 1st Ethiopian Revolution".

Year: ?
Manufactured for the Ethiopian Tourist Organization, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Record pressed by Sapra Ltd. in Nairobi, Kenya.

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IBRAHIM MAHMOUD: Enoki Koninenaki / Gual Aboy Reda
TG 101 A

Ibrahim Mahmoud: Enoki Koninenaki

Notes:
"Ibrahim Mahmoud" is spelled "Ibrahim Mahmud" on the labels.
"Enoki Koninenaki" is spelled "Inney Konninenani" on the label.
TG 101 B

Ibrahim Mahmoud: Gual Aboy Reda

Notes:
"Ibrahim Mahmoud" is spelled "Ibrahim Mahmud" on the labels.
"Gual Aboy Reda" is spelled "Gual Abboy Redda" on the label.

Year: ?
Record pressed in Greece by C.G.C.G Ltd.

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MUNAIE MENBERU: Tizitaie / Gublie
TG 102 A

Munaie Menberu: Tizitaie

TG 102 B

Munaie Menberu: Gublie

Year: ?
Record pressed in Greece by C.G.C.G Ltd.

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HABTAMU SHIFERAW: Iyadini / Deniw Deneba
W 001 A

Habtamu Shiferaw: Iyadini
Composed by Habtamu Shiferaw
Arranged by Hailu Mergia

W 001 B

Habtamu Shiferaw: Deniw Deneba
Composed by Habtamu Shiferaw
Arranged by Girma Beyene

Year: 1975
Record pressed in Greece, manufactured by C.G.C.G. Ltd.

Notes: "Deniw Deneba" is spelled "Deniew Deneba" on the labels.

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ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Bemegnot Atmera / Menem Akem - Yelegn
W 002 A

Alemayehu Eshete: Menem Akem - Yelegn
Composed by Seifu Haile Mariam
Arranged by Girma Beyene

W 002 B

Alemayehu Eshete: Bemegnot Atmera
Composed by Alemayehu Eshete
Arranged by Alemayehu Eshete

Year: 1975
Record pressed in Greece, manufactured by C.G.C.G. Ltd.

Notes: Alemayehu is not credited as composer and arranger on the sleeve, but on the label.

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ABEBE HAILE MICAEL: Marta / Ya Geberie
W 003 A

Abebe Haile Micael: Marta
Composed by Abebe Haile Micael
Arranged & produced and arranged by the Walias Band

W 003 B

Abebe Haile Micael: Ya Geberie
Composed by Abebe Haile Micael
Arranged & produced by the Walias Band

Year: 1976
Record pressed in Greece, manufactured by C.G.C.G. Ltd.

Notes: Abebe Haile Micael is spelled 'Abebe Hailemicael' on the sleeve. Marta is spelled 'Martie' on the label.

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Yared Records was owned by krar player and guitarist Tewelde Redda (see linernotes 'éthiopiques 5: Tigrigne Music', p. 24). The label was from Asmara, nowadays the capital city of Eritrea.

TEWELDE REDDA: Kab Nab / Enokis Entaido Belaki
Yared TDA 0010 A

Tewelde Redda: Kab Nab
Arranged by Tewelde Redda

Yared TDA 0010 B

Tewelde Redda: Enokis Entaido Belaki

Year: ?
Record manufactured in Greece by C.G.C.G. Ltd.
Green vinyl
TSEHAITU BERAKI: Ab May Jah Jah / Adieka Mirissa
Yared TDA 0020 A

Tsehaitu Beraki: Ab May Jahjah
Arranged by Tewelde Redda
Produced by Yared Music Shop, 108, Itegue Tsehaitu Street, Asmara Ethiopia

Yared TDA 0020 B

Tsehaitu Beraki: Adieka Mirissa
Arranged by Tewelde Redda
Produced by Yared Music Shop, 108, Itegue Tsehaitu Street, Asmara Ethiopia

Year: 1973
Record manufactured in Greece by C.G.C.G. Ltd.
Black vinyl

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OSMAN ABDURAHIM: Aifalkn Gerhnete / Aqli Tsbet
Yared TDA 0030 A

Osman Abdurahim: Aifalkn Gerhnete
Accompanied by the Zerai Derres Band

Yared TDA 0030 B

Osman Abdurahim: Aqli Tsbet
Accompanied by the Zerai Derres Band

Year: ?
Record manufactured in Greece by C.G.C.G. Ltd.
Green vinyl

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ASGHEDOM W. MICHAEL: Mesobey / Nai Tsabe Eki Kirsi
Yared TDA 0040 A

Asghedom W. Michael: Mesobey
Arranged by Asghedom W. Michael
Produced by Yared Music Shop, P.O. Box 678, Asmara Ethiopia

Yared TDA 0040 B

Asghedom W. Michael: Nai Tsabe Eki Kirsi
Arranged by Asghedom W. Michael
Produced by Yared Music Shop, P.O. Box 678, Asmara Ethiopia

Year: ?
Record manufactured in Greece by C.G.C.G. Ltd.
Green vinyl

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VITTORIO BOSSI: Beizakin / Enafeletkio
Yared TDA 0050 A

Vittorio Bossi: Beizakin
Arranged by Tewelde Redda
Produced by Yared Music Shop, P.O. Box 678, Asmara Ethiopia

Yared TDA 0050 B

Vittorio Bossi: Enafeletkio
Arranged by Tewelde Redda
Produced by Yared Music Shop, P.O. Box 678, Asmara Ethiopia

Year: ?
Record manufactured in Greece by C.G.C.G. Ltd.

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HUSSEIN M. ALI: Adjé / Hanun
Yared TDA 0060 A

Hussein M. Ali with Tewelde Redda: Adjé
Arranged by Tewelde Redda
Produced by Yared Music Shop

Yared TDA 0060 B

Hussein M. Ali with Tewelde Redda: Hanun
Arranged by Tewelde Redda
Produced by Yared Music Shop

Year: ?
Record manufactured in Greece by C.G.C.G. Ltd.
There are black and green vinyl copies.


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HAILE GHEBRU & ZERAI DERRES BAND: Temelesi / Itzbei Aleku
Yetba YC 1-1

Haile Ghebru & Zerai Derres Band: Temelesi
Arranged by Gaetano R.

Yetba YC 1-2

Haile Ghebru & Zerai Deresse Band: Itzbei Aleku
Arranged by Gaetano R.

Singer: Haile Ghebru
Members of the band mentioned on the sleeve: Abdella A. (organ), Arefaine G. (tenor saxophone), Aurelio G. (lead guitar), Brhane B. (drums), Tekle A. (bass)

Year: ?
Record pressed in ?

(Label?) address on the sleeve: Ytbarek Cuddus, Gambela St. N. 40, Asmara

Many thanks to Emerson Santiago Silva for helping to transcribe the script as follows:
Zeraye Deresse Band: Tamsesi / Zeraye Deresse Band: Atchebaye Aloku

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HAILE GHEBRU & ZERAI DERRES BAND: ቁርጹ ንገርኒ / ?
Yetba YC 2-1

Haile Ghebru & Zerai Derres Band: ቁርጹ ንገርኒ
Arranged by Gaetano R.

Yetba YC 2-2

Haile Ghebru & Zerai Derres Band: ?
Arranged by Gaetano R.

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(Label?) address on the sleeve: Ytbarek Cuddus, Gambela St. N. 40, Asmara

Please help! Can anyone transcribe the script, please!
 
MENELIK WOSSINATCHEW: Tibeb New Tekami
ASTATKE MANGASHA: Krar Song
88 181.1 F

Menelik Wossinatchew: Tibeb New Tekami (Modern Ethiopian Music)
Written by Wubishet Work Alemahu
Accompanied by the Haile Selassie I Theatre Band

88 181.2 F

Astatke Mangasha: Krar Song (Ethiopian Traditional Music)

Year: 1967
Record pressed in Holland

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Note: Astatke is spelled "Estatke" on the label.

On the sleeve there are liner notes, both in Amharic and English:
This Record is released as a momento on the occasion of the opening of the new Head Office of PHILIPS ETHIOPIA in April 1967. It symbolises present-day Ethiopia, where love for tradition is successfully blended with the acknowledgment of modern ideas and developments.
Menelik is one of the present-day Ethiopian singers unanimously acclaimed. Accompanied by H.S.I. Theatre Band, one of the best orchestras in the country for modern popular music, Menelik in "TIBEB NEW TEKAMI" a song composed by Ato Wubishet Work Alemahu, praises the progress brought about by science and technology.
The "KRAR", which resembles more the old lyre than the modern guitar, is, together with the "Masinko", the most popular of the traditional musical instruments in Ethiopia. Astatke has been playing the "KRAR" for many years. When he appears onTV, he is acclaimedby both old and young. Here, you can hear him play one of his favourite love songs.
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MULATU ASTATKE QUARTET: Ethiopian Jazz (EP)
EP- AA 1013-1

Mulatu Astatke Quartet: Maskaram Setaba
Mulatu Astatke Quartet: Hooha
Both Songs arranged by Mulatu Astatke

EP- AA 1013-2

Mulatu Astatke Quartet: Sha Gu
Mulatu Astatke Quartet: Gogoagaga
Both Songs arranged by Mulatu Astatke

Note: "Maskaram Setaba" and "Sha Gu" also appear on Mulatu´s Worthy LP "Afro-Latin Soul" (W-1014)
Year: 1966
Record pressed in the U.S.A. by Worthy Records

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