The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight

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  1. Questo pezzo è stato scritto negli anni '40 sulla base di una melodia africana e fu portato al successo poi negli anni '60 dai The Tokens, un altro celebre gruppo Doo-wop. Nei tempi moderni è divenuta famosa come colonna sonora del film Disney "Il re leone". Il titolo del brano è "The Lion Sleeps Tonight". Buona serata.
  2. miłego popołudnia happy weekend !!!!!!
  3. White people: copying black people since 1961
  5. The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
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  7. Lion Sleeps Tonight- I remember this song *:D*
  8. Solomon Linda A BLACK MAN wrote and created this song, like most blacks, he didn't get the credit for it, and died broke, whites took it, made a trickle down version of it, and got filthy rich without giving proper credit to the rightful owner, well, now you know folks
  9. The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight Return to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Daily Brew
  10. The Lion Sleeps Tonight
  11. God Bless the Black man who created this song. Hope his family will receive some money for a so beautiful arts job. Ray Goldstein Severino: God Bless Black America
  12. Timon and Pumpa....... heeeeeee
  13. is that drew carey?
  14. Sure brings back memories of my childhood-this has always been a favorite of mine!
  15. being a very long time i did hear that song
  16. 1961 The Tokens ~ The Lion Sleeps Tonight ( Hush my darling, don't fear my darling )
  17. stato sulla una melodia divenuta moderni colonna brano titolo
  18. Considering there are only guys singing, the falsetto are amazing. I never knew it was only men singing.
  19. Well crafted folk song here, kiddies if you haven't heard it.!!
  21. is this the original??? amazing
  22. styll waitin on da trap remix nigguh
  23. for those of you concerned ... here is the history of 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' ... The song that topped the Billboard pop chart on December 18, 1961, was an instant classic that went on to become one of the most successful pop songs of all time, yet its true originator saw only a tiny fraction of the song's enormous profits. The story begins in Johannesburg, South Africa, where in 1938, a group of Zulu singers and dancers called Solomon Linda and the Evening Birds stepped into the first recording studio ever set up in sub-Saharan Africa and recorded a song called "Mbube"—Zulu for "the lion." "Mbube" was a regional hit, and it helped make Solomon Linda into a South African star. But the story might have ended there had a copy of the record not made its way to New York City in the early 1950s, where it was saved from the slush pile at Decca Records by the legendary folklorist Alan Lomax. Without actually hearing any of the records in a box sent from Africa, Lomax thought a friend of his might be interested in the box's contents. That friend was the folksinger Pete Seeger. Unable to understand the lyrics of "Mbube," Seeger transcribed the central chant as "Wimoweh," and that became the name of the song as recorded by the Weavers and released in early 1952, just as the group was about to be blacklisted thanks to the McCarthy hearings. Eventually, Jay Siegel, the teenage lead singer of the Tokens, would hear and fall in love with "Wimoweh" through the Kingston Trio's cover version of the Weavers' song. The Tokens' label commissioned English-language lyrics for the song, which was re-titled "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" and went on to become not just a #1 song on this day in 1961, but one of the most-covered, most successful pop songs of all time. In an excellent article for Rolling Stone magazine in 2000, South African journalist Rian Malan followed both the music and the money associated with "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," exposing the sequence of business arrangements that ended up making millions for a handful of prominent U.S. music publishers while yielding only a $1,000 personal check from Pete Seeger to Solomon Linda during Linda's lifetime. Because his composition was treated as public-domain "folk" material by Seeger and by the subsequent writer of the English-language lyrics in the Tokens' version, Linda never participated in the royalty stream generated by either "Wimoweh" or "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." And prior to reaching an undisclosed settlement in 2006, his heirs received only a tiny fraction of the millions of dollars they might have been due had Linda retained his songwriting credit on what Malan rightly calls "The most famous melody ever to emerge from Africa."
  24. You never count the number of a danse I have made on this music