Sportsman promotion single sung in ‘Swahili/English’

Happy new years, we’re back and it’s 2022, we promise to update the front page a little more often with new posts of vintage songs from the East African diaspora. Sportsman – a Cigarette brand from BAT (British American Tobacco company) which has been in the market for over 85 years and is sold in various Eastern Africa markets including Kenya, Uganda, and Somalia. So jack up a pack of Sportsman in the true sportsman fashion and you should be ready for any sports, and if lucky you can win a business worth 1000k Kenya shilling! This and many other singles are on this months monthly auctions at eBay, check ’em out here.

SportsmanA) SPORTSMAN ‘Sung in Swahili’
B) SPORTSMAN ‘Sung in English’

Them Mushrooms ‘A Little Love/Akumu Nyar Kisumu’ Polydor

Finally back with a blog post and it’s the release day of the special Them Mushrooms EP. Kenyan musical journalist Emmanuel Mwendwa has written a nice little article about the band, read it here. If you want to get your hands on our new twelve you can order direct from us, or you can check out what shops stock our releases in this interactive map. Here is the original single that has the cathcy ‘A Little Love’ and ‘Akumu Nyar Kisumu’song on the flip. As Emmanuel describes the lyrics Akumu Nyar Kisumu is a coyly crafted love song, a suitor’s lamentations about sleepless nights and desires to propose nuptials to the lakeside beauty…

PolydorA) Them Mushrooms ‘A Little Love’
B) Them Mushrooms ‘Akumu Nyar Kisumu’