The Drive - Slow Drive to Soweto
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LINER NOTES

 

Photography by Creative Photography
Car by Kind Courtesy of Williams Hunt Motors
 

THE DRIVE
SLOW DRIVE TO SOWETO


recorded 1971c
issued 1971c
Atlas City
Teal
made in South Africa
AYL 1009
matrix AYL 1009 A
matrix AYL 1009 B
33 rpm
first issue
cover images by Creative Photography
cover printed by Artone Press
source: flatinternational Archive

TRACK LISTING

 

1.1Sweet Lips

(The Drive)

1.2Do it Again

(The Drive)

1.3Let it Be Me

(Lennon, McCartney)

1.4Spinning Wheel

(Thomas)

1.5Yesterday

(Lennon, McCartney)

2.6What's on Your Mind

(DeCaro)

2.7Love and Peace

(Adams)

2.8For friends

(The Drive)

2.9Howl

(The Drive)

2.10Slow Drive to Soweto

(The Drive)

ARTISTS

 

THE DRIVE
ADOLPHUS 'BUNNY' LUTHULI - guitar
HENRY SITHOLE - alto sax
LUCKY MBATHA - vocals, drums
STANLEY SITHOLE - tenor sax
MIKE MAKHALEMELE - tenor sax
ANTHONY SAOLI - bass

NOTES

 

The Drive were formed in 1971 after Bunny Luthuli approached Henry Sithole and his brother Stanley about entering a band competition. Luthuli had performed with the two brothers in Almon's Jazz 8 and the Heshoo Beshoo Group (Eshoo Beshoes) in the late 1960s.

It is not clear to me who is in the lineup on this particular album but Yvonne Huskisson has the group as Bunny Luthuli, Henry Sihole, Stanley Sithole, Mike Makhalemele, Lucky Mbatha and Anthony Saoli.

Sadly both Luthuli and Henry Sithole died in a car accident in Tzaneen on May 5th, 1977.

The album Drive Live is also featured in this archive.