Jambo (East Africa) / c. 1958

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Design: A lively image, which loses some of its impact because of the equal hue of the red and gold colour combination. The lettering splays outward as if from the rays of the rising sun, which is represented by the solid semicircle above the spindle hole.

History: Label scan courtesy of music researcher and collector Bill Dean-Myatt of the U.K., who notes: "Lot of Arabic and some Hindustani language items among the African language items." The word 'Jambo' is likely drawn from the root word 'Jamboree,' meaning a 'festive regional folk musical gathering.'

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