a wonderful David Thekwane production in today’s post, written by Henry Sithole and performed by The Drive.  A studio recording released as a 45 rpm in 1976, just a year before both Luthuli and Henry Sithole died in a car accident on May 5th, 1977.

Rare title,  not found on any of the albums known so far…

The recording was probably done with the same personnel as on the album Drive Live  from 1975.

The Drive -Iphi Intombiyam Pt 1 label

The Drive -Iphi Intombiyam Pt 1

The Drive -Iphi Intombiyam Pt 2 label

The Drive -Iphi Intombiyam Pt 2


HENRY SITHOLE – leader, alto sax

STANLEY SITHOLE – tenor, baritone sax

D. SITHOLE – trumpet


BHEKI H. MSELEKU – synthesizer, electric piano, hammond organ

ANTHONY SAOLI – fender bass

NELSON MAGWAZA – drums, percussion, congas

source: flatinternational

see also David Thekwane & The Boyoyo Boys -Township Jive 1977

One thought on “a rare one from The Drive -Iphi Intombiyam 1976 -SA Jazz

  1. Thanks for sharing on the Drive. I am Bunny Luthuli’s wife and am trying to collect all their music for our son who was nine months old when his father died. Please help

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