The Drive "Can You Feel It" 1xLP Black Vinyl [45rpm]

Regular price $25.00
Original Label: RCA/Teal/ Gallo (1975)
Current Label: We Are Busy Bodies
Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul, Cape Jazz
Format: LP

The Drive were indisputably the most talented group on the scene in South Africa during this period, renown throughout the country. By the time of the 1975 album Can You Feel It?, sales were buoyed with rotation radio plays of the hit 'Way Back 50's', the first track on the album, which is still revered in South Africa to this day. The Drive were formed by the nucleus of The Heshoo Beshoo Group's horn section, Henry and Stanley Sithole, along with drummer Nelson Magwaza. These three had been crucial to the sound of the Heshoo Beshoo Group's solitary 1970 Armitage Road album. The brothers were approached by guitarist Adolphus "Bunny" Luthuli to form a band to compete in the Alco Best Band Competition at Jabulani Stadium in April 1971. The Drive won the Alco competition and stayed together touring throughout South Africa. In September 1972 they also won best band at the Pina Culo festival in Umgababa.


  • Slow Down Select - hand picked by Grover
  • 1 x LP Black Vinyl (45rpm)
  • Audio Source: Original Tape Files
  • Lacquers: Channel Mastering
  • Plating & Pressing: Precision Record Pressing
  • Print & Paper: tbc
  • Original Release Date: 1975

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