The Music of Africa Series - Anthologies
Kaleidophone - P.1972
KMA 1 Musical Instruments 1 - Strings
KMA 2 Musical Instruments 2 - Reeds (Mbira)
KMA 3 Musical Instruments 3 - Drums
KMA 4 Musical Instruments 4 - Flutes and Horns
KMA 5 Musical Instruments 5 - Xylophones
KMA 6 Musical Instruments 6 - Guitar 1
KMA 7 Musical Instruments 7 - Guitar 2
KMA 8 Rhodesia 1
KMA 9 Tanzania 1
KMA 10 Uganda 1
Here is another label that I will start posting titles from. I will eventually post all of them but in the initial stage I have only made ready the series Musical Instruments 1-7.
The 10 titles I know of were produced in the United States as a selection from the magnum opus of Hugh Tracey and also edited by him.
To complicate matters further there are these volumes on various labels numbered and named differently. I will go into more detail on that in a while.
The Kaleidophone LP's were compiled from an allegedly 118 LP's series that appeared over the years from the forties, either on Decca or Gallotone, or both of them. Maybe they started on Decca and continued on Gallotone, and there were different numbered sseries. I am not sure! If anyone has more specific details please share them with us!
Samples of record covers from those catalogues as an illustration of some of the complexity.
LF 1084 Music of Africa series - No.1 - Tanganyika Territory
- Songs & Instrumental Music of Tanganyika
LF 1172 Music of Africa series - No.7 - Congo - Songs and Dances
LF 1173 Music of Africa series - No.8 - Music of The Uganda Protectorate
LF 1224 Music of Africa series - No.10 - The best recordings from 1953 - part 1
GALP 1320 The Music of Africa Series No. 25 - Tanganyika