Philips 200 series

HIRUT BEKELE: Tchir Aletch Gojoye / Yebakela Abeba
Philips PH 200 A

Hirut Bekele: Tchir Aletch Gojoye – Amharic
Written by Tesfaye Abebe
Accompanied by the Police Force Band

Philips PH 200 B

Hirut Bekele: Yebakela Abeba – Amharic
Written by Hirut Bekele
Accompanied by the Police Force Band

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

TADELE BEKELE: Fikre Min Askotat / Fikir Lenuroye
Philips PH 201 A

Tadele Bekele: Fikre Min Askotat – Amharic
Music composed & lyrics written by Tadele Bekele
Arranged by Ayalew Abebe
Accompanied by the Police Force Band

Philips PH 201 B

Tadele Bekele: Fikir Lenuroye – Amharic
Music composed & lyrics written by Tadele Bekele
Arranged by Ayalew Abebe
Accompanied by the Police Force Band

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

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HIRUT BEKELE: Kehone Kunene / Yetignaw New Desta
Philips PH 202 A

Hirut Bekele: Kehone Kunene – Amharic
Written by Girma Haile
Accompanied by the Police Force Band

Philips PH 202 B

Hirut Bekele: Yetignaw New Desta – Amharic
Written by Tesfaye Abebe
Accompanied by the Police Force Band

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

Note: Kohene Kunene is spelled 'Kohene Kunenie' on the label.

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SEYOUM GEBREYES: Yihedal Wetader / Messelal Ayisham
Philips PH 203 A

Seyoum Gebreyes: Yihedal Wetader – Amharic
Written by Seyoum Gebreyes
Accompanied by Seyoum & his Group

Philips PH 203 B

Seyoum Gebreyes: Messelal Ayisham – Amharic

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

 
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Philips PH 204
 
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Philips PH 205
MAHMOUD AHMED: Tchila Atibey / Inku Messay
Philips PH 206 A

Mahmoud Ahmed: Tchila Atibey – Amharic
Composed by Lemma Demissew
Arranged by Lemma Demissew
Accompanied by the Army Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-26: Mahmoud Ahmed & Imperial Bodyguard Band', (Buda Musique, France) as "Tchela atbèy"

Philips PH 206 B

Mahmoud Ahmed: Inku Messay – Amharic
Composed by Lemma Demissew
Arranged by Lemma Demissew
Accompanied by the Army Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-26: Mahmoud Ahmed & Imperial Bodyguard Band', (Buda Musique, France) as "Enqu mèssay"

Year: 1974
Record pressed in East Aftrica

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MAHMOUD AHMED: Alem Alem / Indet Lilefew
Philips PH 207 A

Mahmoud Ahmed: Alem Alem – Amharic
Composed by Lemma Demissew
Arranged by Lemma Demissew
Accompanied by the Army Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-26: Mahmoud Ahmed & Imperial Bodyguard Band', (Buda Musique, France) as "Alèm Alèm"

Philips PH 207 B

Mahmoud Ahmed: Indet Lilefew – Amharic
Composed by Lemma Demissew
Arranged by Lemma Demissew
Accompanied by the Army Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-26: Mahmoud Ahmed & Imperial Bodyguard Band', (Buda Musique, France) as "Endét lelèfèw"

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Gubiliye / Yikir Ayinessa
Philips PH 208 A

Alemayehu Eshete: Gubiliye – Amharic
Arranged by Girma Beyene
Accompanied by the Marathon Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-22: More vintage', (Buda Musique, France) as "Gubelyé"

Philips PH 208 B

Alemayehu Eshete: Yikir Ayinessa – Amharic
Composed and arranged by Girma Beyene
Accompanied by the Marathon Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-22: More vintage', (Buda Musique, France) as "Yeqer aynèssa"

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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MENELIK WESENATCHEW: Bati / Min Nekash
Philips PH 209 A

Menelik Wesenatchew: Bati
Traditional
Arranged by Girma Beyene
Accompanied by the Marathon Band

Philips PH 209 B

Menelik Wesenatchew: Min Nekash
Composed by Menelik Wesenatchew
Arranged by Girma Beyene
Accompanied by the Marathon Band

Year: 1974
Manufactured by E. A. Records for Phonogram in E. Africa

Note: Menelik is spelled "Menilik" on the labels.

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BEREKET MENGISTAB: Fanaye / Tsigereda
Philips PH 210 A

Bereket Mengistab: Fanaye – Tigrigna
Composed by Bereket Mengistab
Arranged by Bereket Mengistab
Accompanied by Bereket Mengistab & his Group

Philips PH 210 B

Bereket Mengistab: Tsigereda – Tigrigna
Composed by Bereket Mengistab
Arranged by Bereket Mengistab
Accompanied by Bereket Mengistab & his Group

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

WERES G. EGZIABIHER: Imbaba Adey / Weizerit Lemlem
Philips PH 211 A

Weres G. Egziabiher: Imbaba Adey – Tigrigna
Written and arranged by Beyene Fire
Accompanied by Beyene & his Group

Philips PH 211 B

Weres G. Egziabiher: Weizerit Lemlem – Tigrigna
Written and arranged by Beyene Fire
Accompanied by Beyene & his Group

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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BEYENE FRE: Bikolay Afkire / Misay Kuni
Philips PH 212 A

Beyene Fre: Bikolay Afkire

Philips PH 212 B

Beyene Fre: Misay Kuni

Year: ?
Record pressed in ?

BELAYNESH WUBANTE & ASSEGEDETCH ASFAW:
Ereye Demamu/Belayiye / Sabiye
Philips PH 213 A

Belaynesh Wubante & Assegedetch Asfaw: Ereye Demamu/Belayiye – Amharic
Arranged by Mulatu Astatke

Philips PH 213 B

Belaynesh Wubante & Assegedetch Asfaw: Sabiye – Amharic
Written by Belaynesh / Assegedetch
Arranged by Mulatu Astatke

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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BELAYNESH WUBANTE & ASSEGEDETCH ASFAW:
Alemiye / Gubiliye
Philips PH 214 A

Belaynesh Wubante & Assegedetch Asfaw: Alemiye – Amharic
Arranged by Mulatu Astatke

Philips PH 214 B

Belaynesh Wubante & Assegedetch Asfaw: Gubiliye – Amharic
Arranged by Mulatu Astatke

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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ASNAKETCH WORKU
Philips LP PH 215

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TILAHUN GESSESSE: Tchuheten Bitsemu / Ene Negn Woy Antchi
Philips PH 216 A

Tilahun Gessesse: Tchuheten Bitsemu – Amharic
Written by Tezera Haile Mikael
Arranged by Teshome Sisay
Accompanied by the Army Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-17: Tlahun Gèssèssè', (Buda Musique, France) as "Tchuhetén betsèmu".

Philips PH 216 B

Tilahun Gessesse: Ene Negn Woy Antchi – Amharic
Written by Tezera Haile Mikael
Arranged by Teshome Sisay
Accompanied by the Army Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-17: Tlahun Gèssèssè', (Buda Musique, France) as "Ené nègn wèy antchi".

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: Tilahun is spelled "Tilahoun" on the labels, Tezera Haile Mikael is spelled "Tezera Haile Michael".
"Ene Negn Woy Antchi" is spelled "Ine Negn Woy Antchi" on the label.

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TILAHUN GESSESSE: Aikedashim Libe / Yene Mastawesha
Philips PH 217 A

Tilahun Gessesse: Aikedashim Libe – Amharic
Music & words by Tezera Haile Michael
Arranged by Teshome Sisay
Accompanied by the Army Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-17: Tlahun Gèssèssè', (Buda Musique, France) as "Aykèdashem lebé"

Philips PH 217 B

Tilahun Gessesse: Yene Mastawesha – Amharic
Music & words by Teshome Sisay & Sirak Taddese
Arranged by Teshome Sisay
Accompanied by the Army Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-17: Tlahun Gèssèssè', (Buda Musique, France) as "Yèné mastawèsha"

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: Aikedashim Libe is spelled "Aykedashim Libe" on the label.

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ALAMIN ABDEL-LATIF: Tsebhi Tsom / Mehretki Habini
Philips PH 218 A

Alamin Abdel-Latif: Tsebhi Tsom – Tigrigna
Written by Alamin Abdel-Latif
Arranged by Bereket Mengistab
Accompanied by Mekalih Guayla

Philips PH 218 B

Alamin Abdel-Latif: Mehretki Habini – Tigrigna
Written by Alamin Abdel-Latif
Arranged by Bereket Mengistab
Accompanied by Mekalih Guayla

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

ALAMIN ABDUL-ATIF: Selam Blessi / Awalid Aje
Philips PH 219 A

Alamin Abdul-Atif: Selam Blessi – Tigrigna
Composed by Alamin Abdul-Atif
Arranged by Bereket Mengistab
Accompanied by Mekalih Guayla

Philips PH 219 B

Alamin Abdul-Atif: Awalid Aje – Tigrigna
Composed by Alamin Abdul-Atif
Arranged by Bereket Mengistab
Accompanied by Mekalih Guayla

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: Alamin Abdul-Atif is spelled 'Alamin Abdel-Latif' on the lables.

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ALEMAYEHU ESHETE: Hode Fera / Abeba Messeletch
Philips PH 220 A

Alemayehu Eshete: Hode Fera – Amharic
English translation: I fear
Written by Alemayehu Eshete
Arranged by Girma Beyene & Alemayehu Eshete
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-22: More vintage', (Buda Musique, France) as "Hodé fèra"

Philips PH 220 B

Alemayehu Eshete: Abeba Messeletch – Amharic
English translation: She resembles the flower
Written by Alemayehu Eshete
Arranged by Girma Beyene & Alemayehu Eshete
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-22: More vintage', (Buda Musique, France) as "Abèba mèssèlètch"

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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TILAHUN GESSESSE: Siko Menor / Ballen Iniwekibet
Philips PH 221 A

Tilahun Gessesse: Siko Menor – Amharic
Composed by Tilahun Gessesse
Lyrics written by Sahle Degago
Arranged by Sahle Degago
Accompanied by the Body Guard Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-17: Tlahun Gèssèssè', (Buda Musique, France) as "Seqo mènor"

Philips PH 221 B

Tilahun Gessesse: Ballen Iniwekibet – Amharic
Composed by Ayele Mamo and Sahle Degago
Arranged by Hailu Wolde Mariam
Accompanied by the Body Guard Band

Year: 1974
Record pressed in ?

Note: Titles spelled different on the labels, "Siko Menor" is spelled "Sko Menor" and "Ballen Iniwekibet" is spelled "Ballen Injwekibet".

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TILAHUN GESSESSE: Yikir Yibelatchew / Leyto Biaskerew
Philips PH 222 A

Tilahun Gessesse: Yikir Yibelatchew – Amharic
Composed by Tezera Haile Michael
Lyrics written by Sahle Degago
Arranged by Sahle Degago
Accompanied by the Body Guard Band

Philips PH 222 B

Tilahun Gessesse: Leyto Biaskerew – Amharic
Composed by Seyum B. & Tezera Haile Michael
Arranged by Hailu Wolde Mariam
Accompanied by the Body Guard Band

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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TILAHUN GESSESSE: Ras-Hin Bitcha / Min Bileshin Neber
Philips PH 223 A

Tilahun Gessesse: Ras-Hin Bitcha – Amharic
Composed by Tezera H. Michael
Words written by Kifleyesus Abebe Yesholaw
Arranged by Sahle Degago
Accompanied by the Body Guard Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-17: Tlahun Gèssèssè', (Buda Musique, France) as "Ras-hen betcha"

Philips PH 223 B

Tilahun Gessesse: Min Bileshin Neber – Amharic
Composed by Tefera Kassa
Arranged by Hailu Wolde Mariam
Accompanied by the Body Guard Band

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Notes:
Tilahun is spelled "Tilahoun" on the labels.
"Ras-Hin Bitcha" is spelled "Rassihin Bitcha" on the label, "Min Bileshin Neber" is spelled "Min Bileshign Neber" on the label

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TILAHUN GESSESSE: Atinkugn / Ine Alamaregnim
Philips PH 224 A

Tilahun Gessesse: Atinkugn – Amharic
Written by Tezera H. Mikael (Tezera Haile Michael)
Arranged by Hailu W. M. (Hailu Wolde Mariam)*
Accompanied by the Body Guard Band

Philips PH 224 B

Tilahun Gessesse: Ine Alamaregnim – Amharic
Written by Ayele M. (Ayele Mamo) & Kifleyesus A.Y.
Arranged by Hailu W. M. (Hailu Wolde Mariam)*
Accompanied by the Body Guard Band

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: Tilahun is spelled "Tilahoun" on the labels.
*Sahle Degago is credited as arranger for both sides on the sleeve!
Kifleyesus A.Y. is not credited on the sleeve.

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TILAHUN GESSESSE: Ketero Yikeber / Ewnet Marign
Philips PH 225 A

Tilahun Gessesse: Ketero Yikeber – Amharic
Written by Selomon Tessema
Arranged by Sahle Degago
Accompanied by the Body Guard Band

Philips PH 225 B

Tilahun Gessesse: Ewnet Marign – Amharic
Written by Sahle Degago
Arranged by Sahle Degago
Accompanied by the Body Guard Band

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: Tilahun is spelled "Tilahoun" on the labels, Selomon Tessema is spelled "Solomon Tessema".

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BEZUNESH BEKELE: Yichenkegnal / Aiwetagnim Kefu
Philips PH 226 A

Bezunesh Bekele: Yichenkegnal – Amharic
Written by Tezera Haile Michael
Arranged by Hailu Wolde Mariam
Accompanied by the Body Guard Band

Philips PH 226 B

Bezunesh Bekele: Aiwetagnim Kefu – Amharic
Written by Tezera Haile Michael
Arranged by Sahle Degago
Accompanied by the Body Guard Band

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Notes: 'Aiwetagnim Kefu' is spelled 'Aywetagnim Kifu' on the label, 'Yichenkegnal' is spelled 'Yitchenkegnal'.

Sahle Degago is also mentioned as composer of Aiwetagnim Kefu on the label.

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BEZUNESH BEKELE: Filagote / Min Neber
Philips PH 227 A

Bezunesh Bekele: Felagote – Amharic
Composed and arranged by Sahle Degago
Accompanied by Body Guard Band

Philips PH 227 B

Bezunesh Bekele: Min Neber – Amharic
Composed and arranged by Sahle Degago
Accompanied by Body Guard Band

Year: 1974
Record pressed in ?

Notes: 'Filagote' is spelled 'Felagote' on the label.

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BEZUNESH BEKELE: Kentu Siga / Sintun Ayehu Bante
Philips PH 228 A

Bezunesh Bekele & Imperial Body Guard Band: Kentu Siga – Amharic
Composer: Ayele Mamo
Words: Sahle Degago
Arranger: Hailu Wolde Mariam  

Philips PH 228 B

Bezunesh Bekele & Imperial Body Guard Band: Sintun Ayehu Bante – Amharic
Composer: Fanta K. Tegenu
Arranger: Hailu Wolde Mariam  

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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BEZUNESH BEKELE: Addis Fiker / Mindinew Tizitah
Philips PH 229 A

Bezunesh Bekele: Addis Fiker – Amharic
Written by Kebede Tefera
Arranged by Hailu W.M. (Hailu Wolde Mariam)
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band  

Philips PH 229 B

Bezunesh Bekele: Mindinew Tizitah – Amharic
Written by Abubaker A. / Zemene A.
Arranged by Sahle Degago
Accompanied by the Imperial Body Guard Band  

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Notes:
"Addis Fiker" is spelled "Addis Fikir" on the picture sleeve.

MENBERE BEYENE - Yindiet Kerematchihu / Salazin Alkerim
Philips PH 230 A

Menbere Beyene: Yindiet Kerematchihu
Written by Sahle Degago
Arranged by Hailu Wolde Mariam
Accompanied by the Body Guard Band

Philips PH 230 B

Menbere Beyene: Salazin Alkerim
Composed by Hailu Wolde Mariam
Words written by Abebe G. Michael
Arranged by Hailu Wolde Mariam
Accompanied by the Body Guard Band

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: Yindiet Kerematchihu is spelled 'Endet Kerematchihu' on the label.

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WUBSHAW SILESHI: Yih New Getinet / Yemidir Fetena
Philips PH 231 A

Wubshaw Sileshi: Yih New Getinet – Amharic
Composed by Sahle Degago
Arranged by Hailu Wolde Mariam
Accompanied by the Body Guard Band

Philips PH 231 B

Wubshaw Sileshi: Yemidir Fetena – Amharic
Composed by Sahle Degago
Arranged by Hailu Wolde Mariam
Accompanied by the Body Guard Band

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Notes:'Yih New Getinet' is spelled 'Yihe New Getinet' on the label, 'Yemidir Fetena' is spelled 'Yemdir Fetena''.
Wubshaw is spelled 'Woubishaw' on the labels.

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EYAYE MAN YAZAL: Lomi Tera Tera / Fitey Tibeb Shema
Philips PH 232 A

Eyaye Man Yazal: Lomi Tera Tera (Amharic)
Written by Eyaye Man Yazal
Arranged by Hailu Wolde Mariam
Accompanied by the Body Guard Band

Philips PH 232 B

Eyaye Man Yazal: Ftey Tibeb Shema (Amharic)
Written by Eyaye Man Yazal
Arranged by Sahle Degago
Accompanied by the Body Guard Band

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Notes: Eyaye Man Yazal is spelled "Iyaye Manyazal" on the labels, "Fitey Tebeb Shema" is spelled "Ftey Shema".

MULUGETA H. MIKAEL: Enewaded Neber / Kantchi Lela
Philips PH 233 A

Mulugeta H. Mikael: Enewaded Neber – Amharic
Composed by Mulugeta H. Mikael
Arranged by Teshome Sissay
Accompanied by Army Band

Philips PH 233 B

Mulugeta H. Mikael: Kantchi Lela – Amharic
Composed by Mulugeta H. Mikael
Arranged by Teshome Sissay
Accompanied by Army Band

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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SELOMON SHIBESHI: Endiet Zenagashiw / Fikre Techawechi
Philips PH 234 A

Selomon Shibeshi: Endiet Zenagashiw – Amharic
Composed by Selomon Shibeshi
Arranged by Teshome Sissay
Accompanied by Army Band

Philips PH 234 B

Selomon Shibeshi: Fikre Techawechi – Amharic
Composed by Selomon Shibeshi
Arranged by Teshome Sissay
Accompanied by Army Band

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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Philips PH 235
 
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Philips PH 236
GETATCHEW KASSA: Yene Alem / Wededkuh Maletish Layker
Philips PH 237 A

Getatchew Kassa: Yene Alem – Amharic
Traditional
Arranged by Girma Beyene
Accompanied by the Walias

Philips PH 237 B

Getatchew Kassa: Wededkuh Maletish Layker – Amharic
Music: Hailu M.
Words: Tadeos
Arranged by Girma Beyene
Accompanied by the Walias

Note: Walias is spelled Wallias on the picture sleeve.

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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MESFIN KEBEDE: Belomi Deretishin / Meraja
Philips PH 238 A

Mesfin Kebede: Belomi Deretishin – Amharic
Composed by Teshome Sisay
Accompanied by the Army Band

Philips PH 238 B

Mesfin Kebede: Meraja – Amharic
Composed by Teshome Sisay
Accompanied by the Army Band

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

LEMMA G. HIWOT: Jiw Jiw / Tekelkey Bawaj
Philips PH 239 A

Lemma G. Hiwot: Jiw Jiw – Amharic
Traditional
Accompanied by Lemma & Group

Philips PH 239 B

Lemma G. Hiwot: Tekelkey Baway – Amharic
Traditional
Accompanied by Lemma & Group

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

TAMIRAT MOLLA: Eswa Gin Yeletchim / Beand Igir Lay Tchama
Philips PH 240 A

Tamirat Molla: Eswa Gin Yeletchim – Amharic
Words & music composed by Tamirat Molla
Arranged by Teshome Sissay
Accompanied by Tamirat & Group

Philips PH 240 B

Tamirat Molla: Beand Igir Lay Tchama – Amharic
Words written by Bayuh Eshete
Music composed by Melaku Tegegn
Arranged by Teshome Sissay
Accompanied by Tamirat & Group

Note: Teshome Sissay is spelled "Sisay" on the labels, Bayhu Eshete is spelled "Bayehu Eshete" on the label. Beand Igir Lay Tchama is spelled "Band Igir Lay Tchama" on the label.

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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TAMIRAT MOLLA: Yaltemare Awaki / Amalaj Alikim
Philips PH 241 A

Tamirat Molla: Yaltemare Awaki – Amharic
Words written by Amaha Tewedaj
Music composed by Demeke W. Amanuel
Arranged by Teshome Sissay
Accompanied by Tamirat & Group

Philips PH 241 B

Tamirat Molla: Amalaj Alikim – Amharic
Words & music composed by Tamirat Molla
Arranged by Teshome Sissay
Accompanied by Tamirat & Group

Note: Teshome Sissay is spelled "Sisay" on the labels, Amaha is spelled "Ameha" on the label.

Year: 1974
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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Philips PH 242
 
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Philips PH 243
TILAHUN GESSESSE: Yene Filagote / Bedehna Iskigetimen
Philips PH 244 A

Tilahun Gessesse: Yene Filagote – Amharic
Written by Tezera H. Michael
Accompanied by the Exhibition Band
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-17: Tlahun Gèssèssè', (Buda Musique, France) as "Yèné felagoté".

Philips PH 244 B

Tilahun Gessesse: Bedehna Iskigetimen – Amharic
Written by Tezera H. Michael / Afewerk Yohannis
Accompanied by the Exhibition Band

Year: 1975
Record pressed in ?
TILAHUN GESSESSE: Beyet New Mengedu / Sew New Yetchekene
Philips PH 245 A

Tilahun Gessesse: Beyet New Mengedu – Amharic
Composed by Tezera Haile Michael
Lyrics written by Afewerk Yohannis
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-17: Tlahun Gèssèssè', (Buda Musique, France) as "Bèyèt nèw mèngèdu"

Philips PH 245 B

Tilahun Gessesse: Sew New Yetchekene – Amharic
Composed by Tezera Haile Michael
Lyrics written by Afewerk Yohannis
Reissued on 'éthiopiques-17: Tlahun Gèssèssè', (Buda Musique, France) as "Sèw nèw yètchèkènè"

Year: 1975
Record pressed in ?
BIRKINEH URGA: Atishegnwatim Wei /
SIRAK TADDESSE & BIRKINEH URGA: Gena Lij Nat Game
Philips PH 246 A

Birkineh Urga: Atishegnwatim Wei – Amharic
Arranged by Teshome Sisay
Accompanied by Teshome & Group

Philips PH 246 B

Sirak Tadesse & Birkineh Urga: Gena Lij Nat Game – Amharic
Arranged by Teshome Sisay
Accompanied by Teshome & Group

Year: 1975
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Note: 'Gena Lij Nat Game' is spelled 'Gena Lij Nat Gamme' on the label, Atishegnwatim Wei is spelled 'Atishenwatim Wey'.

I suppose Birkineh Urga and Birkineh Wurga (see Philips 258) is the same singer. Anyhow, this is not a transcription mistake, his name is spelled differently also in Amharic script.

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MERAWI YOHANNES: Wube Keremella / Teleyshign
Philips PH 247 A

Merawi Yohannes: Wube Keremella

Philips PH 250 B

Merawi Yohannes: Teleyshign

Year: 1975
Record pressed in ?

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Philips PH 248
GETATCHEW KASSA: Birtukan Wey Lommi / Gofere Hugnilign
Philips PH 249 A

Getatchew Kassa: Birtukan Wey Lommi – Amharic
Accompanied by the Walking Brothers

Philips PH 249 B

Getatchew Kassa: Gofere Hugnilign – Amharic
Accompanied by the Walking Brothers

Year: 1975
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

Notes:
"Birtukan Wey Lommi" is spelled "Birtukan Wey Lomi" on the picture sleeve.

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TILAYE CHEWAKA: Ite Amaljign / Yejegna Zer Negn
Philips PH 250 A

Tilaye Chewaka: Ite Amaljign – Amharic
Composed by Tilaye Chewaka
Arranged by Lemma Demissew
Accompanied by the Army Band

Philips PH 250 B

Tilaye Chewaka: Yejegna Zer Negn – Amharic
Composed by Tilaye Chewaka
Arranged by Gezahegn Abebe
Accompanied by the Army Band

Year: 1975
Record pressed in ?

TILAYE CHEWAKA: Zematch Ashewyna / Tsegure Zenfalawa
Philips PH 251 A

Tilaye Chewaka: Zematch Asheweyna – Amharic
Composed by Tilaye Chewaka
Arranged by Gezahegn Abebe
Accompanied by the Army Band

Philips PH 251 B

Tilaye Chewaka: Yejegna Zer Negn – Amharic
Composed by Tilaye Chewaka
Arranged by Lemma Demissew
Accompanied by the Army Band

Year: 1975
Record pressed in ?

TILAYE CHEWAKA: Endiandia Belut / Ney Telakign Wofe
Philips PH 252 A

Tilaye Chewaka: Endiandia Belut – Amharic
Composed by Tilaye Chewaka
Arranged by Lemma Demissew
Accompanied by the Army Band

Philips PH 252 B

Tilaye Chewaka: Ney Telakign Wofe – Amharic
Composed by Tilaye Chewaka
Arranged by Gezahegn Abebe
Accompanied by the Army Band

Year: 1975
Record pressed in ?

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TILAHUN GESSESSE: Atkelidge / Fikir Sew Ayimertim
Philips PH 253 A

Tilahun Gessesse: Atkelidge
Written by Tesfaye Lemma
Arranged by Tesfaye Lemma
Accompanied by the Orchestra Ethiopia

Philips PH 253 B

Tilahun Gessesse: Fikir Sew Ayimertim
Written by Tefera Kassa
Arranged by Tefera Kassa
Accompanied by the Orchestra Ethiopia

Year: 1975
Record pressed in ?

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TILAHUN GESSESSE: Antchin / Turuwork
Philips PH 254 A

Tilahun Gessesse: Antchin
Written by Tefera Kassa
Arranged by Tefera Kassa
Accompanied by the Orchestra Ethiopia

Philips PH 254 B

Tilahun Gessesse: Turuwork
Written by Tesfaye Lemma
Arranged by Tesfaye Lemma
Accompanied by the Orchestra Ethiopia

Year: 1975
Record pressed in ?

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HIRUT BEKELE: Antenis Letidar / Zimam Nehwoy
Philips PH 255 A

Hirut Bekele: Antenis Letidar
Words & music written by Nigussie Dagne
Arranged by Nigussie Dagne
Accompanied by the Police Orchestra

Philips PH 255 B

Hirut Bekele: Zimam Nehwoy
Words & music written by Hirut Bekele
Arranged by Selomon W/Agegn
Accompanied by the Police Orchestra

Year: 1975
Record pressed in ?

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TESFAYE BELAY: Hamet Aigedlegnm / Kuri Kuri
Philips PH 256 A

Tesfaye Belay: Hamet Aigedlegnm
Written by Tesfaye Belay
Arranged by Mekonnen Mersha
Accompanied by the Police Orchestra

Philips PH 256 B

Tesfaye Belay: Kuri Kuri
Written by Tesfaye Belay
Arranged by Mekonnen Mersha
Accompanied by the Police Orchestra

Year: 1975
Record pressed in ?

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HIRUT BEKELE: Mela Mela / Lene Malet Kertoal
Philips PH 257 A

Hirut Bekele: Mela Mela
Words & music written by Hirut Bekele
Arranged by Mekonnen Mersha
Accompanied by the Police Orchestra

Philips PH 257 B

Hirut Bekele: Lene Malet Kertoal
Words & music written by Nigussie Dagne
Arranged by Nigussie Dagne
Accompanied by the Police Orchestra

Year: 1975
Record pressed in ?

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BIRKINEH WURGA: Alkedashim / Hedjalehu Getter
Philips PH 258 A

Birkineh Wurga: Alkedashim
Written by Getachew Alemu
Arranged by Teshome Sissay
Accompanied by the Army Band

Philips PH 258 B

Birkineh Wurga: Hedjalehu Getter
Written by Birkineh Wurga
Arranged by Teshome Sissay
Accompanied by the Army Band

Year: 1975
Record pressed in ?

I suppose Birkineh Wurga and Birkineh Urga (see Philips 246) is the same singer. Anyhow, this is not a transcription mistake, his name is spelled differently also in Amharic script.

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TILAHUN GESSESSE: Erishiw / Ihud
Philips PH 259 A

Tilahun Gessesse: Erishiw
Written by Tesfaye Lemma
Arranged by Tesfaye Lemma
Accompanied by the Ethiopia Orchestra

Philips PH 259 B

Tilahun Gessesse: Ihud
Written by Tesfaye Lemma
Arranged by Tesfaye Lemma
Accompanied by the Ethiopia Orchestra

Year: 1976
Record pressed in ?

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TILAHUN GESSESSE: Sak / Asbiatchew
Philips PH 260 A

Tilahun Gessesse: Sak
Written by Tesfaye Lemma
Arranged by Tesfaye Lemma
Accompanied by the Ethiopia Orchestra

Philips PH 260 B

Tilahun Gessesse: Asbiatchew
Written by Tesfaye Lemma
Arranged by Tesfaye Lemma
Accompanied by the Ethiopia Orchestra

Year: 1976
Record pressed in ?

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KASSA TESSEMA
Philips LP PH 261

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TAMIRAT MOLLA: Metche New / Fikir Ingida New
Philips PH 262 A

Tamirat Molla: Metche New
Composed by Thomas Abebe
Arranged by Teshome Sissay
Accompanied by the Army Band

Philips PH 262 B

Tamirat Molla: Fikir Ingida New
Composed by Thomas Abebe
Arranged by Teshome Sissay
Accompanied by the Army Band

Year: 1976
Record pressed in ?

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TAMIRAT MOLLA: Meleyetish Keffa / Ireft Atta Libe
Philips PH 263 A

Tamirat Molla: Meleyetish Keffa
Arranged by Tamirat Molla
Accompanied by the Army Band

Philips PH 263 B

Tamirat Molla: Ireft Atta Libe
Arranged by Teshome Sissay
Accompanied by the Army Band

Year: 1976
Record pressed in ?

ASTER HAILE: Irabkegn / Tatariye Neh
Philips PH 264 A

Aster Haile: Irabkegn
Composed by Aster Haile
Arranged by Teshome Sissay
Accompanied by the Army Band

Philips PH 264 B

Aster Haile: Tatariye Neh
Composed by Aster Haile
Arranged by Teshome Sissay
Accompanied by the Army Band

Year: 1976
Record pressed in ?

ABEBE TESSEMA: Yimama / Yam Loga
Philips PH 265 A

Abeba Tessema: Yimama
Arranged by Abduki Kefene
Accompanied by Orchestra Rainbow

Philips PH 265 B

Abeba Tessema: Yam Loga
Arranged by Abduki Kefene
Accompanied by Orchestra Rainbow

Year: 1976
Record pressed in ?

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TESHOME ASSEGED: Tizita / Bati
Philips PH 266 A

Teshome Asseged: Tizita
Composed by Bekele Haile Selassie
Arranged by Zemede Gebre Amlak
Accompanied by Orchestra Rainbow

Philips PH 266 B

Teshome Asseged: Bati
Composed by Mesfin Zeleke
Arranged by Abduki Kefene
Accompanied by Orchestra Rainbow

Year: 1976
Record pressed in ?

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ABEBE HAILE MICHAEL: Birtukan / Indihim
Philips PH 267 A

Abebe Haile Michael: Birtukan
Written by Abebe Haile Michael
Arranged by Yitagges Mamo
Accompanied by the Admas Band

Philips PH 267 B

Abebe Haile Michael: Indihim
Written by Abebe Haile Michael
Arranged by Yitagges Mamo
Accompanied by the Admas Band

Year: 1976
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

ABEBE HAILE MICHAEL: Imbaye Dereke / Godadaye
Philips PH 268 A

Abebe Haile Michael: Imbaye Dereke
Written by Abebe Haile Michael
Arranged by Yitagges Mamo
Accompanied by the Admas Band

Philips PH 268 B

Abebe Haile Michael: Godadaye
Written by Abebe Haile Michael
Arranged by Yitagges Mamo
Accompanied by the Admas Band

Year: 1976
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.

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Philips PH 269
TILAHUN GESSESSE: Sinibit / Bey Dehina Kiremy
Philips PH 270 A

Tilahun Gessesse: Sinibit
Composed by Bekele Haile Selassie
Arranged by Solomon Haile Selassie
Accompanied by the Orchestra Rainbow

Philips PH 270 B

Tilahun Gessesse: Bey Dehina Kiremy
Composed by Wondimu Tefera
Arranged by Negussie Haile
Accompanied by the Orchestra Rainbow

Year: 1976
Record pressed in ?

Note: "Sinebit" is spelled "Sinebitt" on the label.

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GETACHEW TESSEMA: Antchi Mengedegna / Yetintu Fikratchin
Philips PH 271 A

Getachew Tessema: Antchi Mengedegna
Composed by Getachew Desta
Arranged by Zemed Gebre Amlak
Accompanied by the Orchestre Rainbow

Philips PH 271 B

Getachew Tessema: Yetintu Fikratchin
Composed by Getachew Tessema
Arranged by Abduki Kefene
Accompanied by Orchestra Rainbow

Year: 1976
Record pressed in ?

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ALI SHEBBO
Philips LP PH 272

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