The Tulips

South Africa The Tulips

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#1 the-tulips-uskhandamayeza.jpg 1978 [12, 35:50] The Tulips - Uskhandamayeza (Ring RG-K-1025) studio • new music 5.26 “Below average” Africana; Pop
date.png 11-Jul-2014
notes.png Unable to complete. It is nearly impossible to tell whether this is the only LP that The Tulips ever made. In lieu of any further information I will guess that it is so.


There is nothing to be found on the internet on The Tulips – only the most basic information can be gleaned from the information given on their “Uskhandamayeza” LP. From this information I make a guess that they may have formed circa 1977. They recorded for the EMI sub-label, Ring Records. It is told that, prior to this LP, The Tulips had released two 7” singles - Mshoza / Banomona (Ring 280) and Ungiphoxile / Umthandazo (Ring 286). The “Uskhandamayeza” LP (Ring RG 1025) was recorded and released in 1978, produced by Roxy "Black Cat" Butelezi who also has several songwriting credits on the album. The album front and back cover suggests that there could be six group members – four male and two female. Intriguingly, aside from Roxy’s credits, there are a further six songwriters credited on the LP. They are Moses Ngwenya, Paul Hlatshwayo, M. Nene, W. Ndlovu, J. Ndlela and I. Mathunjwa. Could these be The Tulips?

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