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The London based label and African record shop Stern's, was set up by Don Bayramian, a naturalised Armenian, Robert Urbanus from Holland and Charles Easmon from Ghana, using the name of an old electric shop. Since the 1980s, Stern's Africa deserves acclaim for their repeated efforts to release African classics. Their strength is not only the instinct to release music that was due to be unveiled for a long time, but the albums were actually well marketed and distributed world-wide. Thanks to contracts with Syllart, quite a few albums from francophone West Africa, recorded in Africa or in Paris, were released for the UK market as well as the international market. Within their classic release series STCD3000, there is now a small catalogue with recordings by the old Guinean state record company Syliphone. The 2007 compilation, compiled by Graeme Counsel and Paul Hayward, are followed by two more albums with songs from Balla et ses Balladins and Keletigui et ses Tambourinis.

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  The Syliphone Years : Bembeya Jazz National - November 2004   The Syliphone Years : Authenticité 1965-1980 - May 2007  
Bembeya Jazz National:
The Syliphone Years
Sterns STCD3021-22, 2004
2 CD



Tracks CD 1:
1. Republique Guinee
2. Sabor De Guajira
3. Armee Guineenne
4. Dembaty Galant
5. Air Guinee
6. Guinee Hety Horemoun
7. Montuno De La Sierra
8. Waraba
9. Dagna
10. Doni Doni
11. Camera Mousso
12. Super Tentemba
13. Mami Wati
14. Alalake

Tracks CD 2:
1. Beyla
2. Fatoumata
3. Moussogbe
4. Sou
5. N'gamokoro
6. Ballake
7. Mussofing
8. Dya Dya
9. Sina Mousso
10. N'temenna
11. Telephone
12. Petit Sekou
  Various Artists:
Authenticité - the Syliphone Years - Guinea's Orchestres Nationaux and Federaux 1965-1980
Sterns STCD3025-26, 2007
2 CD


Track titles CD 1:
Guinean Orchestras 1965 – 1972
1. Keletigui et ses Tambourinis – Soundiata (1968) SYL 501A
2. Balla et ses Balladins – Diaraby (1968) SYL 505A
3. Kebendo Jazz – Soumba (1971) SLP 25
4. Horoya Band National – Karan-gbegne (1972) SYL 546A
5. Bembeya Jazz National – Djanfamagni (1967) SLP 4
6. Orchestre de la Paillote – Kankan-yarabi (1967) SLP 3
7. Orchestre de Dabola – Semba (1965) SLP 5
8. Orchestre de Beyla – O.U.A. (1965) SLP 5
9. Palm Jazz – P.D.G.-R.D.A. (1965) GUI 1
10. Bembeya Jazz National – Minuit (1967) SYL 509A
11. Orchestre du Jardin de Guinιe – P.D.G. (1965) GUI 1
12. Orchestre de Beyla – Koukou befo (1965) SLP 5
13. Kebendo Jazz – Information (1967) Unreleased
14. Orchestre de Kindia – La Guinιe wodi (1965) GUI 1
15. Super Boiro Band – Mariama (1972) SLP 32
16. Bembeya Jazz National – Boiro (1970) SLP 15
Track titles CD 2:
Guinean Orchestras 1972 – 1983
1. "22 Novembre" Band – Kouma (1973) SLP 42
2. Keletigui et ses Tambourinis – Miri magnin (1972) SYL 548A
3. Pivi et les Balladins / Balla et ses Balladins – Samba (1972) SYL 545A
4. Bembeya Jazz National – Bembeya (1973) SYL 555A
5. Horoya Band National – Wθrθ wθrθ (1973) SYL 558B
6. Sombory Jazz – Nana (1976) SLP 50
7. Palm Jazz – Zimaο (1976) SLP 50
8. Syli Authentic – Fabara (1976) SLP 57
9. Camayenne Sofa – Karomoko (1977) SLP 60
10. Tropical Djoli Band de Faranah – Soko (1980) SLP 70
11. Nimba Jazz – Ziko (1980) SLP 71
12. Le Simandou de Beyla – Festival (1980) SLP 72




  The Syliphone Years : Bembeya Jazz National - July 2007   The Syliphone Years : Balla et ses Balladins - May 2008  
Bembeya Jazz National:
Authenticité: The Syliphone Years - Hits and Rare Recordings (New Edition)
Sterns STCD3029-30, 2007
2 CD



Tracks CD 1:
1. Republique Guinee
2. Sabor De Guajira
3. Armee Guineenne
4. Guantanamera-Seyni
5. Dembaty Galant
6. Air Guinee
7. Guinee Hety Horemoun
8. Montuno De La Sierra
9. Waraba
10. Dagna
11. Doni Doni
12. Camera Mousso
13. Super Tentemba
14. Mami Wati
15. Alalake

Tracks CD 2:
1. Beyla
2. Fatoumata
3. Moussogbe
4. Sou
5. N'gamokoro
6. Ballake
7. Mussofing
8. Dya Dya
9. Sina Mousso
10. N'temenna
11. Telephone
12. Petit Sekou
  Balla et ses Balladins
Authenticité: The Syliphone Years
Sterns STCD3035-36, 2008
2 CD




Tracks CD 1:
1. N'na Soba (4:21)
2. Bandian (3:38)
3. Toure (3:02)
4. Belebele (3:37)
5. J.R.D.A (3:32)
6. Yo Te Contres Maria (4:23)
7. Bedianamo (3:47)
8. Soumbouyaya (4:56)
9. Tara (4:39)
10. Limania (4:45)
11. Sara '70 (9:59)
12. Moi Ca Ma Fout (3:59)
13. Sakhodougou (5:06)
14. Kaira (4:50)
15. Bi Diamana Moo (4:22)

Tracks CD 2:
1. Kogno Koura (5:16)
2. Manta Lokoka (5:27)
3. Yahadi Gere (4:31)
4. Keba Mirima (4:19)
5. Sankaran Ka (4:23)
6. Ka Noutea (5:08)
7. Ancien Combatant (6:49)
8. Nyo (4:33)
9. Wilikabo (5:25)
10. Fadakudu (5:45)
11. Lumumba (5:56)
12. Bambo (7:37)
13. Paulette (7:42)



  The Syliphone Years : Kélétigui et ses Tambourinis - July 2009    
Kélétigui et ses Tambourinis
Authenticité: The Syliphone Years
Sterns STCD3031-32, 2009
2 CD




Track titles CD1:
1. Sabougnouma
2. Mariama
3. La Guinee Moussolou
4. Fruitaguinee
5. Kadia Blues
6. Famadenke
7. Cigarettes Allumettes
8. Djoute Wassa
9. Kesso
10. I Boyein-Boyein
11. Tambourinis Sax Parade
12. Quinzan
13. Il Tomatero
14. Banankoro
15. La Loma De Belen
16. J.R.D.A.

Track titles CD2:
1. Guajira Con Tumbao
2. Toubaka
3. N'nadia
4. La Bicycletta
5. Illole Gbanina
6. Tambourinis Cocktail
7. Kiss My Nose (a.K.a. Kiss My Noose)
8. M'bongi Eyi
9. Bebe
10. Talassa
11. Donsoke
12. I Dyoolaro
13. Mande
14. Bakary-Dian
15. I Kanan N'djanfa
16. Kabakele
 



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