Radio Africa
Gambian vinyl discography
Compiled by Graeme Counsel

This discography presents vinyl recordings (78, 45, and 33.3 rpm discs) produced in The Gambia and/or which feature Gambian musicians.
If you own a recording not listed here please contribute to this discography by contacting me. All contributions will be acknowledged.

Brackets indicate approximate year of release.
 
African journey: A search for the roots of the blues. Volume 1
    
1974  Sonet. SNTF 666. 33.3 rpm disc.

African journey: A search for the roots of the blues. Volume 2
    
1974  Sonet. SNTF 667. 33.3 rpm disc

Vicky Blain
    [1967]
Noels d'Afrique. Nowal Sunui Musalkat / Tya Bethlehem
. Philips. B370951F. 45 rpm disc.
    [1968] Chante l'Afrique. RCA. 740.098. 33.3 rpm disc.
    [1968] Gambia / Nebon-nar / Petit fleur. RCA. 49.033. 45 rpm disc.
    [1968] Toi, tu m'as menti / Jolie Fatou. RCA. 49.045. 45 rpm disc.
    [1968] Black as night / Mandali Senegal. RCA. 49.056. 45 rpm disc.
    [1969]
Dolilbeignets / Mi maman norder / Ndarkander / Yawo mamie. RCA. 87.078. 45 rpm disc.


Gambian griot kora duets     
   
[1980] Folkways. FW 8514. 33.3 rpm disc.

Gambia’s music. Volume 1
    
1978  Ethnic Folkways. FE 4521. 2 x 33.3 rpm discs.

The griots. Ministers of the spoken word
    
1975  Ethnic Folkways.
FE 4178. 2 x 33.3 rpm discs.

Guelewar
    [1980] Sama yaye demna n’darr. Valerie. VAL 001. 33.3 rpm disc.
     1980  Guelewars. Tasito. Jambaar. 5001. 33.3 rpm disc.
    [1981] Guelewar Band of Banjul.
Warteef jigeen. Discafrique. DARL 007. 33.3 rpm disc.
     1982  Guelawar of Banjul. Dieuf dieul khadin rassoul. Sonafric. SAF 50110. 33.3 rpm disc.

Ifang Bondi
     1976  Saraba. Disque Griot. GR 7603 / Bellot. MAG 107. 33.3 rpm disc.
     1983  Mantra.
Interstate Records. LPH 2366. 33.3 rpm disc.
     
1989  Sanjo. D&K 860017. 33.3 rpm disc.

Jammeh, Boubacar
    [1980] Ma reggae musik / Kiang. Jammeh Records. 45 rpm disc.
     1982  Kiang jenyerr kulumba. Volume 1. Jammeh Records. JR 106. 33.3 rpm disc.

Jobarteh, Amadu Bansang
     1978  Master of the kora.
Eavadisc. EDM 101. 33.3 rpm disc.

Jobarteh, Malamini & Dembo Konte        
   
1985  Jaliya. Rounder / Sterns. 5021. 33.3 rpm disc.

Kabirr, Abdel
     1984  Mother-land dearest. Taument records. TALP 1.
33.3 rpm disc.

Francis "Koffi" Kingsley
    1976
Live in peace 1 / Live in peace 2. Société Ivoirienne du Disque. SID 01. 45 rpm disc.   
    1977
Assalam aleikoum Africa 1 / Assalam aleikoum Africa 2. Société Ivoirienne du Disque. SID 44. 45 rpm disc.
   [1977]
Wey lenn nobel. Société Ivoirienne du Disque. SID LP 07. 33.3 rpm disc.
   [1977]
Gougoumangou. Music Hall. MHLP 007. 33.3 rpm disc.

Konte, Alhaji Bai
    1973  Kora melodies from The Gambia, West Africa. Rounder. 5001. 33.3 rpm disc.

Konte, Alhaji Bai with Dembo Konte & Malamini Jobate
    1979  Gambian griot kora duets. Folkways. FW8514. 33.3 rpm disc.
    1979  Kora music and songs from The Gambia. Virgin. VX 1006. 33.3 rpm disc.

Konte, Dembo & Malamini Jobate
    1985  Jaliya. Rounder. 5021. 33.3 rpm disc.

Kora Manding: Mandinka music of The Gambia
   
1970  Ethnodisc. ER 12102. 33.3 rpm disc.

Mandingo, featuring Foday Musa Suso
    1984  Watto sita. Celluloid. CELL 6103. 33.3 rpm disc.


National Ensemble of Gambia
    1980 Traditional music. Melodiya. C80-14951. 2 x 33.3 rpm discs.

Sosseh, Laba
     1964  Dansons avec Laba Sosseh. Disques Comoe. 151. 33.3 rpm disc.
    [1966] Laba Sosseh and his Group. Gambia independence rumba / Neneh oy. Rahman. 12.165.
45 rpm disc.   
    [1966] Laba Sosseh and his Group. Banjul twist / Marari high life. Rahman. 12.166. 45 rpm disc.   
    [1971] Seyni / Que se funan.
Pathe / Marconi. 15122. 33.3 rpm disc.
    [1971] El manisero / Ojos para banos. Pathe / Marconi. 15122. 33.3 rpm disc.
    [1972] Laba Sosseh et Super Star de Dakar. La sitiera / El loco. N'dardisc. 45-08. 45 rpm disc.   
    [1972] Laba Sosseh et son Orchestre. Vedettes Band. Me voy pa el monte / Aminata / Recordando a noro morales. N'dardisc. 45-10. 45 rpm disc.   
    [1972] (with Dexter Johnson) Mini compay / La bicicletta / Seul. N'dardisc. 45-11. 45 rpm disc.
    [1972] Seyni / Que se funan. N'dardisc. 45-15. 45 rpm disc.
    [1972] Laba Sosseh y Super Conjunto. Los carreteros / Senegal an X. N'dardisc. 45-16. 45 rpm disc.
    [1972]
Laba Sosseh y su conjunto. El manisero / Ojos para banos. N'Dardisc 45-17.
    [1973] (with Dexter Johnson) Seyni kay fonema / Ayo nene / Aminata / Come my love. N'dardisc.
45.22. 45 rpm disc.
    [
1973] (with Dexter Johnson) Avec le Super Star de Dakar. Yolanda dime que si / Caminos de ayer. N'dardisc. 45.24. 45 rpm disc.
    [1973] En direct du Sangomar. Guantanamera / El manisero. N'dardisc. 45.25. 45 rpm disc.   
    [1973] Elisabeth / Senegal an XIV. N'dardisc. 45-26. 45 rpm disc.
    [
1973] El sonero de Africa. N'dardisc. 33.14. 33.3 rpm disc.   
    [1976] El sonero de Africa. Vol. 2. MAG. MAG 103.
33.3 rpm disc.  
    [1976] El sonero de Africa. Vol. 3. MAG.
33.3 rpm disc.    
    [1976] Star Band de Dakar. Sola. Ibra Kass
é et Laba Sosseh. IK 3022. 33.3rpm disc.
    [1976] Laba Sosseh & l'Orchestre Super International Band. Yo sin / Piro amor. Sacodis. SCD 4. 45 rpm disc.
     1977 
Lassissi présente a formidable Laba Sosseh - Special Liwanza Band. Sacodis. LS 5-77. 33.3 rpm disc.    
     1980 
Monguito El Unico Presents Laba Sosseh In USA. Salsa Africana vol. 1. Sacodis. LS 26. 33.3 rpm disc.   
     1980  Monguito El Unico Presents Laba Sosseh In USA. Salsa Africana vol. 2. Sacodis. LS 27. 33.3 rpm disc.   
     1980  Lassissi presents Laba Sosseh.
Salsa Africana vol. 4. Sacodis. 33.3 rpm disc.   
     1981  Roberto Torres presenta a... SAR Productions. SLP 1040. 33.3 rpm disc.
     1981  Laba Sosseh. SAR Productions. SLP 1029. 33.3 rpm disc.
    [1982] Maestro Laba Sosseh. Con l'Orquesta Aragon. Disco Stock. 33.3 rpm disc.

Super Eagles
     1968  Soul message / Tribute to Otis Redding. Ghana Film Studios. FNS 009. 45 rpm disc.
     1968  Feeling you got / Paradise on earth. Ghana Film Studios.
FNS 011. 45 rpm disc.
     1968  Su nous harit / Mandal ly. Ghana Film Studios. FNS 013. 45 rpm disc.
     1968  Bada Tourey / Dauda Sarge. Ghana Film Studios. FNS 015. 45 rpm disc.
     1969  Gambia Zambia - African Unity / Gail gain chi rabi. Decca. GWA 4272. 45 rpm disc.
    [1969] Tribute To Otis Redding / Sock It To Me. Decca. FN 28. 45 rpm disc.
     1969  Viva Super Eagles. Decca. WAPS 29. 33.3 rpm disc.

Suso, Foday Musa     
    1978  Kora music from The Gambia. Folkways. F 8510. 33.3 rpm disc.
    1980  Mighty rhythm. Flying Fish. FF 269. 33.3 rpm disc.
    1984  Hand power. Flying Fish. FF 318. 33.3 rpm disc.

Suso, Foday Musa & Don Cherry  
    1978  Mandingo Griot Society. Flying Fish. FF 076. 33.3 rpm disc.

Suso, Foday Musa & Herbie Hancock
    1985  Village life. CBS. 26397. 33.3 rpm disc.

Suso, Foday Musa with Jarju Kuyateh & Tamba Suso
    2000  Mansa bendung. Flying Fish Records.
FF380. 33.3 rpm disc.

Suso, Jali Nyama

    1977  Songs from The Gambia. Sonet. SNTF 729. 33.3 rpm disc.
   [1978] Kora Manding.
Ethnodisc. ER 12102. 33.3 rpm disc.
    1984  Kora music from Gambia.
FMP Records. SAJ 51. 33.3 rpm disc.


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The following people have contributed to this discography:

Craig Taylor
Scott Arnold
Florent Mazzoleni
Geoff Bale
Cheeku Bidani
This page was created on June 12 2008 and was laste updated on May 28 2013