The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight

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  2. *For this week: Doo-Wop :D* Purtroppo, per cause di forza maggiore, *questa rubrica parte con un po' di ritardo*. Dunque.. ero li che vagabondavo su YouTube, stavo pensando a cosa proporre per questo *mini-ciclo*, doveva essere qualcosa di *semplice e non troppo impegnativo*. Da li... beh, mi si è accesa la lampadina: *DOO-WOP!!! :D* Ecco, per chi non lo sapesse (u,u) *questo genere si basa principalmente sull'uso di cori*, non come voci vere e proprie... ma come *accompagnamento simil-strumentale* (è chiaro.. no? O.o) Beh.. bando alle ciance. Direttamente da "Il Re Leone"... *The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight* (1961) Ciaoooooo :D :D
  3. RIP (Feb 1, 2015) high soprano Anita Darian -- your marvelous work here on the classic "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" has moved into legendary now. I wouldn't be surprised if your work here stayed in the mind of Roger Waters' of Pink Floyd who went on to record "The Great Gig In the Sky" with Clare Torry. It certainly reminds me of you. I still get chills when I listen to this. 
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  5. Shhhh. Don't wake the lion. A classic covered by many groups. :-)
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  7. You people come on here and say the most retarded things. Pathetic. Just enjoy the song ffs. I don't know if any of you geniuses have noticed but all humanity has been doing for many generations is 'copying' each other. It's almost like we've all run out of individual ideas or if anyone has an original idea, it's not recognized nor appreciated. It's not about race, idiots.
  8. Anita Darian in 1962. Credit Don Hunstein/Sony Music Entertainment For the singer Anita Darian, getting to Carnegie Hall not only took practice, it also took a kazoo. Ms. Darian’s versatile voice took her there in 1960, where she sang and played kazoo with the New York Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein’s baton. But she reached many more listeners with her keening, uncredited background singing on the Tokens’ 1961 hit “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” She died on Sunday at 87 in Oceanside, N.Y. Lynda Wells, a longtime friend and an executor of her estate, said that the cause was complications after intestinal surgery. Ms. Darian was a session singer and stage performer when she was asked by the producers Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore and the songwriter George David Weiss to provide backing vocals for “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” which Mr. Weiss had adapted from a South African song. Her soaring, high-pitched vocal provided a counterpoint to the lead vocals and the harmonized lower-register “wimowehs,” and the record spent three weeks atop the Billboard pop chart. She also sang behind Mickey & Sylvia on their 1957 hit “Love Is Strange” and recorded with Burt Bacharach, Dinah Washington, Patti Page and others, usually without credit and often emulating the eerie sound of a theremin. Her talents were more frequently acknowledged onstage. She made her Carnegie Hall debut performing Mark Buzzi’s “Concerto for Kazoo and Orchestra” as part of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra’s Young People’s Concerts program. (The concert was broadcast on CBS.) A City Center regular, Ms. Darian performed Natalie in Strauss’s “Die Fledermaus” and Pitti-Sing in Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado” there in 1959, and played Julie in “Show Boat” in 1961. She also played Lady Thiang in several different City Center productions of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The King and I.” “As the King’s head wife, Anita Darian sings ‘Something Wonderful’ with a patience, belief and clarity that are wonderful in their own right,” the New York Times critic Brooks Atkinson wrote in a review of a 1960 City Center production that starred Farley Granger and Barbara Cook. She was born Anita Margaret Esgandarian in Detroit on April 26, 1927, to Anna and Garo Esgandarian, Armenian immigrants. She shortened her name when she went into show business. She graduated from Cooley High School in Detroit and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and later studied at the Juilliard School. Ms. Darian lived in East Atlantic Beach on Long Island. Varham Fantazian, a cousin and co-executor of her estate, said that no immediate family members survive.
  9. I never tire of this, just listening to the vocalizations!
  10. Anyone else remember the animation of the dog and the hippo?
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  12. Try to get this out of your head tonight???
  13. *GOODNIGHT ALL* #thetokens The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight:
  14. Europe ruined Africa. Imperialism, "Rape of the Congo," Apartheid, etc. Poor African people.
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  16. Remember when this was worked into a comedy classic after John Bobbit lost his pee-pee to wife, Lorena's knife? In the bedroom, the quiet bedroom, John Bobbit sleeps tonight in the kitchen, the darken kitchen, Lorena sharpes a knife... A weenie whack a weenie whack, a weenie whack, a weenie whack... eeeee. my pee-pee's gone away! oooooo, my pee-pee's gone away...!
  17. in the jungle, the Nigerian Jungle, Boko Harum sleeps tonight near the village the peaceful village the Islamists scums sleep tonight
  18. well am awake lol :))))
  19. I've been loving this song since 1961.. Bought it new... Yeaaa...
  20. Something special about the Tokens, a great song, a great group
  21. Anyone else think of that episode of Friends with Marcel?
  22. This group is from Brighton Beach. No wonder the lead singer looks Russian with those high cheek bones.He looks lion like and he had a great voice. Much like their classic singers. It must be the heritage.
  23. The lion going to sleep...:)))))
  24. I like so much this music. (Eu gosto muito desta música.)
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