Philips 100 series

TILAHUN GESSESSE: Yehagere Shita /
SEIFU JOHANNES: Ebo Lala
Philips PH 100 A

Tilahun Gessesse: Yehagere Shita
Written by Tefera Makonnen
Arranged by Mulatu Astatke
Accompanied by the All Star Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-17: Tlahoun Gésséssé, (Buda Musique, France) as "Yèhagèré sheta".

Philips PH 100 B

Seifu Johannes: Ebo Lala
(Gurage folk song)
Arranged by Mulatu Astatke
Accompanied by the All Star Band
Reissued on Soundway 10' SNDW10001

Year: 1970
Record pressed in ?

Note: "Yehagere Shita" is spelled Yehagere Shitta" on the picture sleeve.

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Musicians mentioned on the sleeve:

Piano - Conga Drum Mulatu Astatke
Piano Girma Beyene
Drum Tesfaye Mekonnen
Saxophone Tenor Tesfa Mariam Kidane
Trumpet Tamerat Ferenj
Assela Bayisa
Bass Guitar Fekade Amde Masket
Guitar Tekle
Baritone Sax Telahun
 
TILAHUN GESSESSE: Tiz Alegn Yetintu /
MULATU ASTATKE: Emnete
Philips PH 101 A

Tilahun Gessesse: Tiz Alegn Yetintu
Arranged by Mulatu Astatke
Accompanied by: All Star Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-17: Tlahoun Gésséssé, (Buda Musique, France) as "Tezalègn yétentu"

Philips PH 101 B

Mulatu Astatke: Emnete (instr.)
English Translation: My Belief
Arranged by Mulatu Astatke
Reissued on Soundway 10' SNDW10001

Year: 1970
Record pressed in ?

Note: Emnete is spelled "Imnete" on the sleeve.

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Musicians mentioned on the sleeve:

Piano - Conga Drum Mulatu Astatke
Piano Girma Beyene
Drum Tesfaye Mekonnen
Saxophone Tenor Tesfa Mariam Kidane
Trumpet Tamerat Ferenj
Assela Bayisa
Bass Guitar Fekade Amde Masket
Guitar Tekle
Baritone Sax Telahun
 
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Philips PH 102
TILAHUN GESSESSE: Sithed Siketelat /
MULATU ASTATKE: Yefikir Tizita
Philips PH 103 A

Tilahun Gessesse: Sithed Siketelat
Rearranged by Mulatu Astatke
Accompanied by the All Star Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-17: Tlahoun Gésséssé, (Buda Musique, France) as "Sethéd sekètèlat"

Philips PH 103 B

Mulatu Astatke: Yefikir Tizita (instr.)
Written by Mulatu Astatke

Year: 1970
Record pressed in ?

Note: Tilahun Gessesse is spelled Telahun Gessesse on the label.

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TEWOLDE REDDA: Kirar Mistequane
GETACHEW KASSA: Gumm Gumm
Philips PH 104 A

Tewolde Redda: Kirar Mistequane
Tigrigna Song

Philips PH 104 B

Getachew Kassa: Gumm Gumm
Accompanied by Mulatu Astatke & All Star Band

Year: ?
Record pressed in ?

TILAHUN GESSESSE: Kulun Manqualesh / Lanchi Biye
Philips PH 105 A

Tilahun Gessesse: Kulun Manqualesh
English translation: Who Put The Eye Liner On You
Accompanied by Mulatu Astatke & All Star Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-17: Tlahoun Gésséssé, (Buda Musique, France) as "Kulun mankwlèsh [70]"

Philips PH 105 B

Tilahun Gessesse: Lanchi Biye
Accompanied by Mulatu Astatke & All Star Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-17: Tlahoun Gésséssé, (Buda Musique, France) as "Lantchi biyé"

Year: 1970
Record pressed in ?

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MENELIK WOSSENATCHEW: Fikratchin / Mambo Sambo
Philips PH 106 A

Menelik Wossenatchew: Fikratchin
Written by Mulatu Astatke
Accompanied by Mulatu & the All Star Band

Philips PH 106 B

Menelik Wossenatchew: Mambo Sambo
Written by Mulatu Astatke
Accompanied by Mulatu & the All Star Band

Year: ?
Record pressed in ?

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GETATCHEW KASSA: Min Yihon Mistiru / Fikrishin Eshalehu
Philips PH 107 A

Getatchew Kassa: Min Yihon Mistiru
Accompanied by the Venus Band

Philips PH 107 B

Getatchew Kassa: Fikrishin Eshalehu
Accompanied by the Venus Band

Year: ?
Record pressed in ?

MENELIK WOSSENATCHEW: Aderetch Arada /
TELELA KEBEDE: Kelemewa
Philips PH 108 A

Menelik Wossenatchew: Aderetch Arada
Produced by Getachew Degefu
Arranged by Nerses Nalbandian
Accompanied by the H.S.I. Theatre Band

Philips PH 108 B

Telela Kebede: Kelemewa
Produced by Getachew Degefu
Arranged by Nerses Nalbandian
Accompanied by the H.S.I. Theatre Band

Year: ?
Record pressed in ?

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AMLESET ABAI: Dekise Neire / Sadulaye
Philips PH 109 A

Amleset Abai: Dekise Neire

Philips PH 109 B

Amleset Abai: Sadulaye

Year: ?
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: "Sadulaye" is spelled "Sadulaie" on the label.
Both songs were also released on the LP 'Amleset Abai and her Kirar' (Philips PH 110).

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LP AMLESET ABAI and her Kirar
Philips LP PH 110

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ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Nei Nei Woleba / Yemaynega Lelit
Philips PH 111 A

Alemayehu Eshete: Nei Nei Woleba
Written by Alemayehu Eshete
Arranged by Girma Beyene
Accompanied by the All Star Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-22: More vintage', (Buda Musique, France) as "Nèy-nèy wèlèba"

Philips PH 111 B

Alemayehu Eshete: Yemaynega Lelit
Written by Alemayehu Eshete
Arranged by Girma Beyene
Accompanied by the All Star Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-22: More vintage', (Buda Musique, France) as "Yèmaynèga lélit"

Year: 1972
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Notes: 'Nei Nei Woleba' is spelled 'Ney Ney Woleba' on the label, 'Yemaynega Lelit' is spelled 'Yemagnega Lelit'.

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ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Wetader Negn / Min Tichiye Midritu
Philips PH 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"

Philips PH 112 B

Alemayehu Eshete: Min Tichiy 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 Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: 'Wetader Negn' is spelled 'Wetader Negne' on the labels, 'Min Tichiye Midritu' is spelled 'Min Titchiy Midritu'.

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MAHMOUD AHMED: Yeshiharegitu / Eneman Neberu
Philips PH 113 A

Mahmoud Ahmed: Yeshiharegitu
Written by Fikru W. Selassie
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-26: Mahmoud Ahmed & Imperial Bodyguard Band', (Buda Musique, France) as "Yèshiharègitu"

Philips PH 113 B

Mahmoud Ahmed: Eneman Neberu
Written by Seifu H. Mariam
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-26: Mahmoud Ahmed & Imperial Bodyguard Band', (Buda Musique, France) as "Enèman nèbèru"

Year: 1972
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: 'Eneman Neberu' is spelled 'Eneman Nebberu' on the label.

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LP KASSA TESSEMA
Philips LP PH 114

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BEREKET MENGISTAAB: Nibeyney Koyne / Imbaba
Philips PH 115 A

Bereket Mengistaab: Nibeyney Koyne
Arranged by Tewelde Reda
Accompanied by Tewelde´s Band

Philips PH 115 B

Bereket Mengistaab: Imbaba
Arranged by Tewelde Reda
Accompanied by Tewelde´s Band

Year: 1972 ('United Printers 2-72' printed on sleeve)
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Inat Yenjera Inat / Alem Girma
Philips PH 116 A

Alemayehu Eshete: Inat Yenjera Inat
English translation: Mother, a stepmother
Written by Hailu Mekurya
Arranged by Girma Beyene
Accompanied by the Shebel´s Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-22: More vintage', (Buda Musique, France) as "Enat yèendjèra enat"

Philips PH 116 B

Alemayehu Eshete: Alem Girma
Written by Girma Beyene
Arranged by Girma Beyene
Accompanied by the Shebel´s Band

Year: 1972
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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BEYENE FIRE: Kab Konki Tsibikti / Sei Esemhal
Philips PH 117 A

Beyene Fire: Kab Konki Tsibikti
Arranged by Tewelde Redda
Accompanied by Tewelde´s Band

Philips PH 117 B

Beyene Fire: Sei Esemhal
Arranged by Tewelde Redda
Accompanied by Tewelde´s Band

Year: 1972
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Notes: Kab Konki Tsibikti is spelled "Kabkonki Tsibikti" on the label, Sei Esemhal is spelled "Setesemhal".

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TSEHAYTU BARAKI: Le Bola / Akeza Koynu
Philips PH 118 A

Tsehaytu Baraki: Le Bola
Arranged by Tewelde Reda

Philips PH 118 B

Tsehaytu Baraki: Akeza Koynu
Arranged by Tewelde Reda

Year: 1972
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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TEWELDE REDA: Telsemki / Wuba
Philips PH 119 A

Tewelde Reda: Telsemki (vocals Tewelde Reda)
Arranged by Tewelde Reda
Accompanied by the Tewelde´s Band

Philips PH 119 B

Tewelde Reda: Wuba
Arranged by Tewelde Reda
Accompanied by the Tewelde´s Band

Year: 1972
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: Twelde Reda is also spelled Tewolde Redda
ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Tikur Gissila / Kenoru Lebitcha
Philips PH 120 A

Alemayehu Eshete: Tikur Gissila
Written by Alemayehu Eshete
Arranged by Girma Beyene
Accompanied by the Shebel´s Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-22: More vintage', (Buda Musique, France) as "Tequr gessela"

Philips PH 120 B

Alemayehu Eshete: Kenoru Lebitcha
Written by Alemayehu Eshete
Arranged by Girma Beyene
Accompanied by the Shebel´s Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-22: More vintage', (Buda Musique, France) as "Kènoru lèbetchahé"

Year: 1972
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Tsigeredaye / Yibekanal
Philips PH 121 A

Alemayehu Eshete: Tsigeredaye
Written by Alemayehu Eshete
Arranged by Girma Beyene
Accompanied by the Shebel´s Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-22: More vintage', (Buda Musique, France) as "Tsegérèdayé"

Philips PH 121 B

Alemayehu Eshete: Yibeqanal
Written by Alemayehu Eshete
Arranged by Girma Beyene
Accompanied by the Shebel´s Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-22: More vintage', (Buda Musique, France) as "Yebèqanal"

Year: 1972

Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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TEWELDE REDA: Hidri / Gamay
Philips PH 122 A

Tewolde Redda: Hidri
Arranged by Tewolde Redda
Accompanied by Zerai Deres Band

Philips PH 122 B

Tewolde Redda: Gamay
Arranged by Tewolde Redda
Accompanied by Zerai Deres Band

Year: 1972
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: Tewolde Redda is spelled 'Tewelde Reda' on the labels. Gamay is spelled 'Gamey' on the label.

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GETATCHEW MEKURIA: Antchi Hoye / Shilela
Philips PH 123 A

Getatchew Mekuria (Saxophone): Antchi Hoye (instr.)
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-14: Gétatchèw Mèkurya – Negus of Ethiopian Sax', (Buda Musique, France) as "Antchi hoyé"

Philips PH 123 B

Getatchew Mekuria (Saxophone): Shilela (instr.)
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-14: Gétatchèw Mèkurya – Negus of Ethiopian Sax', (Buda Musique, France) as "Shellèla"

Year: 1972
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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GETATCHEW MEKURIA: Aha Gedawo / Gedamay-Gedamay
Philips PH 124 A

Getatchew Mekuria (Saxophone): Aha Gedawo (instr.)
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-14: Gétatchèw Mèkurya – Negus of Ethiopian Sax', (Buda Musique, France) as "Aha gèdawo"

Philips PH 124 B

Getatchew Mekuria (Saxophone): Gedamay-Gedamay (instr.)
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-14: Gétatchèw Mèkurya – Negus of Ethiopian Sax', (Buda Musique, France) as "Gèdamay"

Year: 1972
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Abebaye / Yetintu Fikratchin
Philips PH 125 A

Alemayehu Eshete: Abebaye
Composed by Alem-Girma
Arranged by Alem-Girma
Accompanied by the Alem Girma Band

Philips PH 125 B

Alemayehu Eshete: Yetintu Fikratchin
English translation: Our ancient love
Composed by Alem-Girma
Arranged by Alem-Girma
Accompanied by the Alem Girma Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-22: More vintage', (Buda Musique, France) as "Yètentu feqratchen"

Year: 1972
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

BEREKET MENGISTAAB: Uffey Bireri / Shew Beli
Philips PH 126 A

Bereket Mengistaab: Uffey Bireri
Arranged and composed by Bereket Mengistaab
Accompanied by Bereket & his Group

Philips PH 126 B

Bereket Mengistaab: Shew Beli
Arranged and composed by Bereket Mengistaab
Accompanied by Bereket & his Group

Year: 1972
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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BEREKET MENGISTAAB: Meley / Imbeytey Weizero
Philips PH 127 A

Bereket Mengistaab: Meley
Arranged and composed by Bereket Mengistaab
Accompanied by Bereket & his Group

Philips PH 127 B

Bereket Mengistaab: Imbeytey Weizero
Arranged and composed by Bereket Mengistaab
Accompanied by Bereket & his Group

Year: 1972
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

TEFERA KASSA: Akale Wubie / Infelig Guadegna
Philips PH 128 A

Tefera Kassa: Akale Wubie
Written by Tefera Kassa
Accompanied by Lemma Demissew & his Group

Philips PH 128 B

Tefera Kassa: Infelig Guadegna
Written by Tefera Kassa
Accompanied by Lemma Demissew & his Group

Year: 1972
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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ISSATU TESSEMA: Yelijinet Fikir / Yikir Ayinesa
Philips PH 129 A
Issatu Tessema: Yelijinet Fikir
Arranged by Lemma Demissew
Accompanied by Lemma Demissew & his Group
Philips PH 129 B
Issatu Tessema: Yikir Ayinesa
Arranged by Lemma Demissew
Accompanied by Lemma Demissew & his Group

Year: 1972 ('United Printers 7-72' printed on sleeve)
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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Note: "Yikir Aynesa" is spelled "Yikir Ayinesa" on the sleeve.

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GETETCHEW MEKURIA
Philips LP PH 130

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KETEMA MEKONNEN
Philips LP PH 131

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TILAHUN GESSESSE: Min Libejegn / Libonash Biferdegn
Philips PH 132 A

Tilahun Gessesse: Min Libejegn
Composer: Tezera H. Michael
Author: Seifu H. Mariam
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Philips PH 132 B

Tilahun Gessesse: Libonash Biferdegn
Composer: Tezera H. Michael
Author: Seifu H. Mariam
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Year: ?
Record pressed in ?

Year: 1972 ('United Printers 6-72' printed on sleeve)
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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TILAHUN GESSESSE: Kunenie / Kesew Wedia Bemidir
Philips PH 133 A

Tilahun Gessesse: Kunenie
Composer: Fanta Ante Alehegn
Author: Seifu H. Mariam
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Note: Tezera H.M. (Tezera Haile Michael) is mentioned on the label, not Seifu H. Mariam
Philips PH 133 B

Tilahun Gessesse: Kesew Wedia Bemidir
Composer: Befekadu Tesfaye
Author: Seifu H. Mariam
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Note: Tezera H.M. (Tezera Haile Michael) is mentioned on the label, not Seifu H. Mariam

Year: 1972
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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TILAHUN GESSESSE: Mesak Isikalehu / Wedo Yetela Sew
Philips PH 134 A

Tilahun Gessesse: Mesak Isikalehu
Words written by Seifu H. Mariam
Music composed by Tezera H. Michael
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Philips PH 134 B

Tilahun Gessesse: Wedo Yetela Sew
Words written by Seifu H. Mariam
Music composed by Tezera H. Michael
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Year: 1972 ('United Printers 8-72' printed on sleeve)
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Notes:'Messak Isikalehu' is spelled 'Mesak Isikalehu' on the label, 'Wedo Yetella Sew' is spelled 'Wedo Yetela Sew'.

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BEZUNESH BEKELE: Aha Gedawo / Kal Kidan
Philips PH 135 A

Bezunesh Bekele: Aha Gedawo
Written by: Fanta Ante Alehegn
Music by Imperial Body Guard Band

Philips PH 135 B

Bezunesh Bekele: Kal Kidan
Written by: Fanta Ante Alehegn
Arranged by: Sahle Degago
Music by Imperial Body Guard Band

Year: 1972 ('United Printers 9-72' printed on sleeve)
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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BEZUNESH BEKELE: Yemisserek Bihon / Hilm Norual Leka
Philips PH 136 A

Bezunesh Bekele: Yemisserek Bihon
Written by: Fanta Ante Alehegn
Arranged by: Tezera Haile Michael
Music by Imperial Body Guard Band

Philips PH 136 B

Bezunesh Bekele: Hilm Norual Leka
Written by: Fanta Ante Alehegn
Arranged by: Sahle Degago
Music by Imperial Body Guard Band

Year: 1972 ('United Printers 9-72' printed on sleeve)
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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BEZUNESH BEKELE: Ayasayegn Chinkun / Ferenj Ager Sathed
Philips PH 137 A

Bezunesh Bekele: Ayasayegn Chinkun
Written by Fanta Ante Alehegn
Arranged by Sahle Degago
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Philips PH 137 B

Bezunesh Bekele: Ferenj Ager Sathed
Written and arranged by Solomon Tessemma
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Year: 1972 ('United Printers 9-72' printed on sleeve)
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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TIBERIH TESFAHUNEGN: Kuhulaye / Imeneni
Philips PH 138 A

Tiberih Tesfahunegn: Kuhulaye
Written, composed and arranged by Assress Tessema
Accompanied by Assress & his Group

Philips PH 138 B

Tiberih Tesfahunegn: Imeneni
Written, composed and arranged by Assress Tessema
Accompanied by Assress & his Group

Year: 1972 ('United Printers 10-72' printed on sleeve)
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: Tiberih Tesfahunegn is spelled 'Tiberih Tesfahuney' on the labels.

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TIBERIH TESFAHUNEGN: Temeharu / Sewit Lemlem
Philips PH 139 A

Tiberih Tesfahunegn: Temeharu
Written and composed by Assress Tessema
Accompanied by Assress & his Group

Philips PH 139 B

Tiberih Tesfahunegn: Sewit Lemlem
Written and composed by Assress Tessema
Accompanied by Assress & his Group

Year: 1972
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: Tiberih Tesfahunegn is spelled 'Tiberih Tesfahuney' on the labels.
Sewit Lemlem is spelled 'Senit Lemlem' on the label.

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TIBERIH TESFAHUNEGN: Bedilkani / Hadara Zikehadet
Philips PH 140 A

Tiberih Tesfahunegn: Bedilkani
Written by Assress Tessema
Accompanied by Assress Tessema & his Group

Philips PH 140 B

Tiberih Tesfahunegn: Hadara Zikehadet
Written by Assress Tessema
Accompanied by Assress Tessema & his Group

Year: 1972
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: Tiberih Tesfahunegn is spelled 'Tiberih Tesfahuney' on the labels.

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DANIEL YOHANNES: Wud Inate / Yesew Lij
Philips PH 141 A
Daniel Yohannes: Wud Inate
Written by Daniel Yohannes
Arranged by Daniel Yohannes
Accompanied by Panatos Band
Philips PH 141 B
Daniel Yohannes: Yesew Lij
Written by Daniel Yohannes
Arranged by Daniel Yohannes
Accompanied by Panatos Band

Year: 1972 ('United Printers 11-72' printed on sleeve)
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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ASSEGEDETCH KASSA: Marewa / Sewye
Philips PH 142 A

Assegedetch Kassa: Marewa
Written by Assegedetch Kassa
Arranged by Lemma Demissew
Accompanied by Lemma Demissew & Group

Philips PH 142 B

Assegedetch Kassa: Sewye
Written by Assegedetch Kassa
Arranged by Lemma Demissew
Accompanied by Lemma Demissew & Group

Year: 1972 ('United Printers 11-72' printed on sleeve)
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: "Sewye" is spelled "Sewie" on the sleeve.

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BEYENE FERE: Kedki Diki / Kemakira Ile Neyre
Philips PH 143 A

Beyene Fere: Kedki Diki
Written by Beyene Fere
Arranged by Tekle Adhanom
Accompanied by Beyene Fere and Group

Philips PH 143 B

Beyene Fere: Kemakira Ile Neyre
Written by Beyene Fere
Arranged by Tekle Adhanom
Accompanied by Beyene Fere and Group

Year: 1972
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: "Beyene Fere" is spelled "Beyene Fire" on the labels.

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BEYENE H. MARIAM: Aimenekuan / Bi-Iwanu Afkire
Philips PH 144 A

Beyene H. Mariam: Aimenekuan
Arranged by Tekle Adhanom

Philips PH 144 B

Beyene H. Mariam: Bi-Iwanu Afkire
Arranged by Tekle Adhanom

Year: 1972
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

MAHMOUD AHMED: Ebo Lala / Esset Mera
Philips PH 145 A

Mahmoud Ahmed: Ebo Lala
Written by Seyoum Baruda
Arranged by Hailu W. Mariam (Hailu Wolde Mariam)
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-26: Mahmoud Ahmed & Imperial Bodyguard Band', (Buda Musique, France) as "Ébo lala"

Philips PH 145 B

Mahmoud Ahmed: Esset Mera
Written by Mahmoud Ahmed / Habte W.E.
Arranged by Hailu W. Mariam (Hailu Wolde Mariam)
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-26: Mahmoud Ahmed & Imperial Bodyguard Band', (Buda Musique, France) as "Essèt mèra"

Year: 1972
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Notes: "Esset Mera" is spelled "Esset Merra" on the picture sleeve.
Habte W.E. is not mentioned on the sleeve.

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BEZUNESH BEKELE: Min Bedelkut Minew / Mehonu Asazenegn
Philips PH 146 A

Bezunesh Bekele: Min Bedelkut Minew
Music written by Ayele Mammo
Words written by Sahle Degago
Arranged by Sahle Degago
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Philips PH 146 B

Bezunesh Bekele: Mehonu Asazenegn
Music written by Tezera Haile Michael
Words written by Zewge G. Medhin
Arranged by Sahle Degago
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Year: 1972
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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BEZUNESH BEKELE & GEMETCHU ITANA:
Esse Menike / Keloto Yabale Shashi
Philips PH 147 A

Bezunesh Bekele & Gemetchu Itana: Esse Menike
Written by Sahle Degago
Arranged by Sahle Degago
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Philips PH 147 B

Bezunesh Bekele & Gemetchu Itana: Keloto Yabale Shashi
Written by Gemetchu Itana
Arranged by Sahle Degago
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Year: 1972
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: "Keloto Yabale Shashi" is spelled "Keloto Ya Baleshashi" on the label.

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MAHMOUD AHMED: Mella Tistegn / Tizita
Philips PH 148 A

Mahmoud Ahmed: Mella Tistegn
Written by Ayele Mammo
Arranged by Hailu W. Mariam
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-26: Mahmoud Ahmed & Imperial Bodyguard Band', (Buda Musique, France) as "Mèla testègn"

Philips PH 148 B

Mahmoud Ahmed: Tizita
Written by Mahmoud Ahmed
Arranged by Hailu W. Mariam
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-26: Mahmoud Ahmed & Imperial Bodyguard Band', (Buda Musique, France) as "Tezeta"

Year: 1972
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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MAHMOUD AHMED: Fikir Bezebezegn / Hulum Begizew New
Philips PH 149 A

Mahmoud Ahmed: Fikir Bezebezegn
Music and words written by Shewanadagn Weldeyes
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-26: Mahmoud Ahmed & Imperial Bodyguard Band', (Buda Musique, France) as "Feqer bèzèbèzègn"

Philips PH 149 B

Mahmoud Ahmed: Hulum Begizew New
Music written by Ayele Mammo
Words written by Zewge G. Mariam
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-26: Mahmoud Ahmed & Imperial Bodyguard Band', (Buda Musique, France) as "Hulum bègizéw nèw"

Year: 1972
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: Shewandagn Weldeyes is spelled Shewanadagn on the label.

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TILAHUN GESSESSE: Wey Min Tilik / Fikir Min Aynet New
Philips PH 150 A

Tilahun Gessesse: Wey Min Tilik
Music written by Tilahun Gessesse
Words written by Tefera Kassa
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Philips PH 150 B

Tilahun Gessesse: Fikir Min Aynet New
Music written by Tilahun Gessesse
Words written by Tefera Kassa
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Year: ?
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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TILAHUN GESSESSE: Lissak Weyis Lizen / Sigibgib Joroye
Philips PH 151 A

Tilahun Gessesse: Lissak Weyis Lizen (spelled 'Lisak Weyis Lizen' on sleeve)
Music written by Kebede Tirfe
Words written by Tegenu Balkew
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Philips PH 151 B

Tilahun Gessesse: Sigibgib Joroye
Music written by Tezera H. Michael
Words written by Befekadu Tesfaye
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Year: ?
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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TILAHUN GESSESSE: Ya Nikisie / Harkafune
Philips PH 152 A

Tilahun Gessesse: Ya Nikisie
Music and words by Tegenu Balkew
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Philips PH 152 B

Tilahun Gessesse: Harkafune
Music and words by Tegenu Balkew
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Year: ?
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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BIZUNESH BEKELE: Simhin Salanesaw / Yemaymot Gabitcha
Philips PH 153 A

Bizunesh Bekele: Simkin Salanessaw
Written by Fantahun K. Yimer
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Philips PH 153 B

Bizunesh Bekele: Yemaymot Gabitcha
Written by Shewandagn Woldeyes
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Year: ?
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: 'Simhin Salanesaw' is spelled 'Simkin Salanessaw' on the labels.

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ATEWEBERHAN SEGID: Kokeb Tsebah / Kidaney Telime
Philips PH 154 A

Ateweberhan Segid: Kokeb Tsebah
Composed by Ateweberhan Segid
Arranged by Tewelde Reda

Philips PH 154 B

Ateweberhan Segid: Kidaney Telime
Composed by Ateweberhan Segid
Arranged by Tewelde Reda

Year: ?
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: "Kokeb Tsebah" is spelled "Kokeb Tsibah" on the label.
Tewelde Reda is also spelled Tewolde Redda

MAHMOUD AHMED: Wubetwan Alisma / Kantchi Gar Kalhone
Philips PH 155 A

Mahmoud Ahmed: Wubetwan Alsima
Composed and written by Girma Hadgu & Afewerk Y.
Arranged by by Girma Hadgu
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-26: Mahmoud Ahmed & Imperial Bodyguard Band', (Buda Musique, France) as "Wubètwan alesma"

Philips PH 155 B

Mahmoud Ahmed: Kantchi Gar Kalhone
Composed and written by Girma Hadgu & Afewerk Y.
Arranged by by Girma Hadgu
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-26: Mahmoud Ahmed & Imperial Bodyguard Band', (Buda Musique, France) as "Kantchi gar kalhonè"

Year: 1973
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note "Wubetwan Alisma" is spelled "Wubetuan Alisma" on the label.

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BEREKET MENGISTAB: Libey Keygage / Bilen Ayney
Philips PH 156 A

Bereket Mengistab: Libey Keygage
Written by Bereket Mengistab

Philips PH 156 B

Bereket Mengistab: Bilen Ayney

Year: ?
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

BEREKET MENGISTAB: Amora Intezikewin / Neinay Indo
Philips PH 157 A

Bereket Mengistab: Amora Intezikewin
Written and composed by Bereket Mengistab
Arranged by Bereket Mengistab

Philips PH 157 B

Bereket Mengistab: Neinay Indo
Written and composed by Bereket Mengistab
Arranged by Bereket Mengistab

Year: ?
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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AMBAYE HABTE MICHAEL: Gotena Hidmo / Gamey Welelo
Philips PH 158 A

Ambaye Habte Michael: Gotena Hidmo
Written and composed by Bereket Mengistab
Arranged by Bereket Mengistab

Philips PH 158 B

Ambaye Habte Michael: Gamey Welelo
Written and composed by Bereket Mengistab
Arranged by Bereket Mengistab

Year: ?
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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TEFERA KASSA: Tilagnko Hedetch / Fikir Aygebatchew
Philips PH 159 A

Tefera Kassa: Tilagnko Hedetch
Music written by Tefera Kassa
Words written by Gezahegan Desta
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Philips PH 159 B

Tefera Kassa: Fikir Aygebatchew
Music and words written by Tefera Kassa
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Year: ?
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: "Gezahegan Desta" is spelled "Gezahegn Desta" on the label.

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ISSATU TESSEMA: Tchimit Min Tegoda / Des Yilal Begizew
Philips PH 160 A

Issatu Tessema: Tchimit Min Tegoda
Music written by Issatu Tessema
Words written by W/rit Yeshiwork Wondimieneh
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Philips PH 160 B

Issatu Tessema & Imperial Body Guard Band: Des Yilal Begizew
Music and words written by Issatu Tessema
Tefera Kassa is mentioned on the label only.
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Year: ?
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note Yeshiwork Wondimieneh is spelled "Yeshiwerk" on the label.

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TEZERA HAILE MICHAEL: Ayitchat Neber / Kewedet Tegegnesh
Philips PH 161 A

Tezera Haile Michael: Ayitchat Neber
Written by Tezera Haile Michael
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Philips PH 161 B

Tezera Haile Michael: Kewedet Tegegnesh
Written by Tezera Haile Michael (music) / Seifu H. Mariam (words)
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Year: ?
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: "Kewedet Tegegnesh" is spelled "Kewedet Tegetnesh" on the label.

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ISSATU TESSEMA: Endenesh Bebizu / Ken Ale
Philips PH 162 A

Issatu Tessema: Endenesh Bezibu
Issatu Tessema
Tefera Kassa
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Philips PH 162 B

Issatu Tessema: Ken Ale
Sahle Degago
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band

Year: ?
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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Philips PH 163
Wedding Songs:
LEMMA GEBRE HIWOT: Kulun Manqualeshi / Hay Loga
Philips PH 164 A

Lemma Gebre Hiwot: Kulun Man Qualesh
Arranged by Getatchew Degeffu

Philips PH 164 B

Lemma Gebre Hiwot: Hay Loga
Arranged by Getatchew Degeffu

Year: ?
Record pressed in Greece

Note: This and the related PH 165 and PH 166 are the only Philips 45s pressed in Greece I have seen.
Getatchew Degeffu is spelled is spelled 'Getachew Degefu' on other sleeves.
Kulun Manqualeshi is spelled "Kulun Man Qualesh" on the label.
Both songs also appear on Philips' Wedding Songs LP, recently reissued by Mitmitta Musika / Domino Sound. The instrumental introduction is the same on the LP and 45 issue.

Wedding Songs:
ZENEBETCH TESFAYE: Indalayish /
SELAMAWIT G. SELASSIE: Ahun Demeksh Abebaye
Philips PH 165 A

Zenebetch Tesfaye: Indalayish
Arranged by Getatchew Degeffu

Philips PH 165 B

Selamawit G. Selassie: Ahun Demeksh Abebaye
Arranged by Getatchew Degeffu

Year: ?
Record pressed in Greece

Alternative coloured sleeve

Note: This and the related PH 164 and PH 166 are the only Philips 45s pressed in Greece I have seen.
Getatchew Degeffu is spelled is spelled 'Getachew Degefu' on other sleeves.
Both songs also appear on Philips' Wedding Songs LP, recently reissued by Mitmitta Musika / Domino Sound. Both songs have an instrumental introduction on the LP that was omitted on the 45 issue.

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Wedding Songs:
ZENEBETCH TESFAYE & LEMMA GEBRE HIWOT: Asha Gedawo
LEMMA GEBRE HIWOT: Yeweyn Abebaye
Philips PH 166 A

Zenebetch Tesfaye & Lemma Gebre Hiwot: Asha Gedawo
Arranged by Getatchew Degeffu

Philips PH 166 B

Lemma Gebre Hiwot: Yeweyn Abebaye
Arranged by Getatchew Degeffu

Year: ?
Record pressed in Greece

Note: This and the related PH 164 and PH 165 are the only Philips 45s pressed in Greece I have seen.
Getatchew Degeffu is spelled is spelled 'Getachew Degefu' on other sleeves.
Both songs also appear on Philips' Wedding Songs LP, recently reissued by Mitmitta Musika / Domino Sound. Both songs have an instrumental introduction on the LP that was omitted on the 45 issue.

 
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Philips PH 167
TILAHUN GESSESSE: Kulun Manqualesh / Alegntaye
Philips PH 168 A

Tilahun Gessesse: Kulun Manqualesh
English translation: Who Put The Eye Liner On You
Arranged by Mulatu Astatke
Accompanied by All Star Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-17: Tlahoun Gésséssé, (Buda Musique, France) as "Kulun mankwlèsh [73] "

Philips PH 168 B

Tilahun Gessesse: Alegntaye
English translation: Someone To Be Proud Of
Written and arranged by Mulatu Astatke
Accompanied by All Star Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-17: Tlahoun Gésséssé, (Buda Musique, France) as "Alègntayé"

Year: 1973
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.
Note: "Astatke" is spelled "Astatkie" on the label, "Astatike" on the sleeve.

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Philips PH 169
ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Beliye / Temar Lije
Philips PH 170 A

Alemayehu Eshete: Beliye
Music and words written by Alemayehu Eshete
Arranged by Alem Girma (Girma Beyene)

Philips PH 170 B

Alemayehu Eshete: Temar Lije
Music and words written by Alemayehu Eshete
Arranged by Alem Girma (Girma Beyene)
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-22: More vintage', (Buda Musique, France) as "Tèmar ledjé"

Year: 1972??? (1972 mentioned as release date on ethiopiques-22)
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Ambassel / Tenageri
Philips PH 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)"

Philips PH 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 Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Ittu Gela / Mushirit
Philips PH 172 A

Alemayehu Eshete: Ittu Gela
Written by Alemayehu Eshete
Arranged by Alem Girma
Accompanied by the Alem Girma Band

Philips PH 172 B

Alemayehu Eshete: Mushirit
Written by Girma Haile
Arranged by Alem Girma
Accompanied by the Alem Girma Band

Year: 1973
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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BEYENE FIRE: Ketan Meanta / Woizerit Tsige
Philips PH 173 A

Beyene Fire: Ketan Meanta
Words and music by by Asres Tessema
Arranged by Asres Tessema
Accompanied by Asres Tessema and his friends

Philips PH 173 B

Beyene Fire: Woizerit Tzige
Words and music by by Asres Tessema
Arranged by Asres Tessema
Accompanied by Asres Tessema and his friends

Year: 1973
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Notes: Beyene Fire is spelled 'Beyene Fre' on the sleeve.
Ketan Meanta is spelled 'Ketan Meantta' on the label, Woizerit Tsige is spelled 'Wizerit Tsige'.
Asres Tessema is spelled 'Assress Tessema' on the labels.

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BEYENE FIRE: Ayneye / Meretseki
Philips PH 174 A

Beyene Fire: Ayneye
Words and music by by Asres Tessema
Arranged by Asres Tessema
Accompanied by Asres Tessema and his friends

Philips PH 174 B

Beyene Fire: Meretseki
Words and music by by Asres Tessema
Arranged by Asres Tessema
Accompanied by Asres Tessema and his friends

Year: 1973
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Notes: Beyene Fire is spelled 'Beyene Fre' on the sleeve.
Meretseki is spelled 'Meritseki' on the label.
Asres Tessema is spelled 'Assress Tessema' on the labels.

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Philips PH 175
GETACHEW TESSEMA: Nuro Aybelew / Tilagn Kobelelech
Philips PH 176 A
Getatchew Tessema: Nuro Aybelew
Written by Getachew Tessema
Arranged by Getachew Degefu
Philips PH 176 B
Getatchew Tessema: Tilagn Kobelelech
Written by Getachew Tessema
Arranged by Getachew Degefu

Year: 1973
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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MULUKEN MELESSE: Ishururu Belut / Dingetegna Fikir
Philips Philips PH 177 A

Muluken Melesse: Ishururu Belut
Music & words written by Muluken Melesse
Arranged by Dawit Yifru
Accompanied by the Venus Band

Philips Philips PH 177 B

Muluken Melesse: Dingetegna Fikir
Music written by Muluken Melesse
Words written by Teklu W/Michael
Arranged by Dawit Yifru
Accompanied by the Venus Band

Year: 1973
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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TEFERA KASSA: Lemin Tefashi / Kenu Ken Yitilal
Philips PH 178 A

Tefera Kassa: Lemin Tefashi – Amharic
Words and music by Tefera Kassa
Accompanied by the Orchestra Ethiopia

Philips PH 178 B

Tefera Kassa: Kenu Ken Yitilal – Amharic
Words and music by Tefera Kassa
Accompanied by the Orchestra Ethiopia

Year: 1973
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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ISSATU TESSEMA: Lemlemwa Hagere / Gena Benigigrwa
Philips PH 179 A

Issatu Tessema: Lemlemwa Hagere – Amharic
Music and words by Issatu Tessema
Accompanied by Orchestra Ethiopia

Philips PH 179 B

Issatu Tessema: Gena Benigigrwa – Amharic
Music and words by Issatu Tessema
Accompanied by Orchestra Ethiopia

Year: 1973
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: "Gena Benigigrwa" is spelled "Gena Benigigirwa" on the sleeve.

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HAGOS WERES: Harestay / Meaza
Philips PH 180 A

Hagos Weres: Harestay – Tigrigna
Composed and written by Hagos Weres
Accompanied by Asres & his Group (& his Friends)

Philips PH 180 B

Hagos Weres: Meaza – Tigrigna
Composed and written by Hagos Weres
Accompanied by Asres & his Group (& his Friends)

Year: 1973
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: Hagos Weres is spelled 'Hagos Weress' on the labels, Asres Tessema is spelled 'Assress Tessema'.

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MULUKEN MELESSE: Antarekm Wey / Bemistir Kiberign
Philips PH 181 A

Muluken Melesse: Antarekm Wey
Arranged by David Yifru
Accompanied by the Venus Band

Philips PH 181 B

Muluken Melesse: Bemistir Kiberign
Arranged by David Yifru
Accompanied by the Venus Band

Year: 1973
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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ZERIHUN BEKELE: Lekidame Atbiya /
ALEMAYEHU BOREBOR: Tew Irres
Philips PH 182 A

Zerihun Bekele: Lekidame Atbiya
Written, composed and arranged by Tesfaye Lemma
Accompanied by the Orchestra Ethiopia

Philips PH 182 B

Alemayehu Borebor: Tew Irres
Written & composed by Alemayehu Borebor
Arranged by Tesfaye Lemma
Accompanied by the Orchestra Ethiopia

Year: ?
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: Lekidame Atbiya is spelled ' Le Kidame Atbiya' on the label.
Alemayehu Borebor is also spelled Alemayehu Borobor (Kaifa KF 001).

BEKELETCH TSEGAYE: Hassabih / Abitchu
Philips PH 183 A

Bekeletch Tsegaye: Hassabih
Accompanied by the Orchestra Ethiopia
Written, composed and arranged by Tesfaye Lemma

Philips PH 183 B

Bekeletch Tsegaye: Hassabih
Accompanied by the Orchestra Ethiopia
Written and composed by Bekeletch Tsegaye
Arranged by Tesfaye Lemma

Year: ?
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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YIREFU MANYAZ & TESHOME AYELE: Ayal Begonder / Gonderna Gojam
Philips PH 184 A

Yirefu Manyaz & Teshome Ayele: Ayal Begonder
Traditional
Arranged by Tesfaye Lemma
Accompanied by the Orchestra Ethiopia

Philips PH 184 B

Yirefu Manyaz & Teshome Ayele: Gonderna Gojam
Traditional
Arranged by Tesfaye Lemma
Accompanied by the Orchestra Ethiopia

Year: 1973
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

YIREFU MANYAZ & TESHOME AYELE: Minjar /
KEBEDE ALI: Ittu Gela / Goradew Na
Philips PH 185 A

Yirefu Manyaz & Teshome Ayele: Minjar
Written by Yirefu Manyaz
Arranged by Tesfaye Lemma
Accompanied by the Orchestra Ethiopia

Philips PH 185 B

Kebede Ali: Ittu Gela
Written by Kebede Ali
Kebede Ali: Goradew Na
Written by Ferede Ali
Both arranged by Tesfaye Lemma
Both accompanied by the Orchestra Ethiopia

Year: 1973
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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YIREFU MANYAZ: Yantchin Huneta /
KEBEDE W/MARIAM & YIREFU MANYAZ: Weha / Iddil
Philips PH 186 A

Yirefu Manyaz: Yantchin Huneta
Written by Tesfaye Lemma
Arranged by Tesfaye Lemma
Accompanied by the Orchestra Ethiopia

Philips PH 186 B

Kebede W/Mariam & Yirefu Manyaz: Weha
Kebede W/Mariam & Yirefu Manyaz: Iddil
Both written by Tesfaye Lemma
Both arranged by Tesfaye Lemma
Both accompanied by the Orchestra Ethiopia

Year: 1973
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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SOLOMON SHIBESHI: Elil Bale Hoy / Lomi Wesheba
Philips PH 187 A

Solomon Shibeshi: Elil Bale Hoy
Music & Words by Solomon Shibeshi
Arranged by Lemma Demissew
Accompanied by the Army Band

Philips PH 187 B

Solomon Shibeshi: Lomi Wesheba
Music & Words by Solomon Shibeshi
Arranged by Lemma Demissew
Accompanied by the Army Band

Year: 1973
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: 'Lomi Wesheba' is spelled 'Lommi Wesheba' on the labels.

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ORCHESTRA ETHIOPIA: Ethiopian Folkloric Songs
Philips LP PH 188

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ALI MOHAMMED BIRRA: Awash / Sinhanbisin Werri
Philips PH 189 A

Ali Mohammed Birra: Awash
Traditional Kotu
Arranged by Getachew Degefu
Accompanied by the Alem Girma Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-28: Ali Mohammed Birra - Great Oromo Music', (Buda Musique, France)

Philips PH 189 B

Ali Mohammed Birra: Sinhanbisin Werri
Written by Ali Mohammed Birra
Arranged by Getachew Degefu
Accompanied by the Alem Girma Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-28: Ali Mohammed Birra - Great Oromo Music', (Buda Musique, France) as "Si inhanbisin warri"

Year: 1973
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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BEREKET MENGISTAB: Fikirey Telima / Harri Maetebey
Philips PH 190 A

Bereket Mengistab: Fikirey Telima

Philips PH 190 B

Bereket Mengistab: Harri Maetebey

Year: 1973
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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BEREKET MENGISTAB: Barih Getsa / Kewilowa Gime
Philips PH 191 A

Bereket Mengistab: Barih Getsa
Composed by Bereket Mengistab
Accompanied by Bereket Mengistab & his Group

Philips PH 191 B

Bereket Mengistab: Kewilowa Gime
Composed by Bereket Mengistab
Accompanied by Bereket Mengistab & his Group

Year: 1973
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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BEREKET MENGISTAB: Wessen / Kemey Aloki
Philips PH 192 A

Bereket Mengistab: Wessen
Written and composed by Bereket Mengistab
Arranged by Bereket Mengistab
Accompanied by Bereket Mengistab & his Group

Philips PH 192 B

Bereket Mengistab: Kemey Aloki
Written and composed by Bereket Mengistab
Arranged by Bereket Mengistab
Accompanied by Bereket Mengistab & his Group

Year: 1973
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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Philips PH 193
 
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Philips PH 194
 
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Philips PH 195
MISRAK KEBEDE
Philips LP PH 196

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Philips PH 197
ABDELLA AHMED: Beredu Jimma / Malo Ya Merole
Philips PH 198 A

Abdella Ahmed: Beredu Jimma – Galigna
Accompanied by the Police Force Band

Philips PH 198 B

Abdella Ahmed: Malo Ya Merole – Galigna
Accompanied by the Police Force Band

Year: 1973
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: "Beredu Jimma" is spelled "Bered Jima" on the label, "Malo Ya Merole" is spelled "Malo Ya Mereole".
There is also a LP record on Philips by Ketema Mekonnen using the same catalog number.

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KETEMA MEKONNEN
Philips LP PH 198

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Note: This LP uses the same catakog number as the 45 record above.

HIRUT BEKELE: Hedetch Alu / Kalkidan Akbari
Philips PH 199 A

Hirut Bekele: Hedetch Alu
Written by Girma Haile
Accompanied by the Police Force Band

Philips PH 199 B

Hirut Bekele: Kalkidan Akbari
Written by Direz Anteneh & Almaz Tefera
Accompanied by the Police Force Band

Year: 1973
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Philips Records 200 series