Senafone FAO series

LABEL HISTORY

The Senafone label existed c.1952-1959 and released several hundred 78 rpm shellac and a couple of 10 inch (25 cm) vinyl albums with West African bands. The label was “setup by Accra business man Samir Eid, [and was] quickly established as a very successful label for modern, hip highlife music in the mid-1950s. With the [trading company] C.F.A.O. (Companie Francaise de l’Afrique Occidentale) as a distributor, the music of Spike Anyankor’s Rhythm Aces, King Bruce’s Black Beats, the Star Rockets (a.k.a. Tempos No. 2) and the Delta Dandies spread all over West Africa.”

Quote from Palmwinemusic LINK

GALLERY

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Advertisement in West African Review (Liverpool),
February 1958, p. 159.

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78 rpm sleeve

FAO LP 101
10 inch (25 cm) vinyl album

RhythmAces

The Rhythm Aces led by Spike Anyankor

ChicBrothersBand

The Chic Brothers

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