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1001 Songs - 1934 - 1940

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Mal hombre – Lydia Mendoza (1934)

What strikes me most here is that it is just her and her guitar. 774 more words

In Progress

Mbube/Wimoweh/The Lion Sleeps Tonight: Solomon Linda, Pete Seeger and The Tokens

Hello there! This edition of Tim’s Cover Story tells the fascinating story of a song that originated as a popular tune in South Africa in the 1930s, then morphed into a folk classic in the 50s and finally emerged as a #1 rock song in 1963. 1,671 more words

Rock And Roll

The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Robert John – 1972

A two hit wonder, Robert John peaked at #3 on the US charts in 1972 with The Lion Sleeps Tonight, sometimes called The Wimoweh Song.  Seven years later he made it to #1 with Sad Eyes. 407 more words

Seventies Music

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

My next Big Fat Music Party is coming up, where all my students get together and play. For a sing along number I’m planning on doing The Lion Sleeps Tonight. 308 more words

Music Teaching

De geschiedenis achter "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"

Het nummer ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ ken een lange, nogal turbulente geschiedenis. Aan het beginnen van de tijdslijn, we schrijven, 1939, vinden we Solomon Linda & The Evening Birds. 496 more words


The Lion Sleeps Tonight :: The Long Hard Journey of a Lost African Melody.

Anyone that’s seen one of this year’s best documentaries Searching For Sugarman can attest that the music industry has been blind to many injustices committed to musicians since it’s very inception. 157 more words


The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Just occasionally I find little gems of musical interest, and feel compelled to share them with you… I have what was once described as a “catholic” taste in music (note, small ‘c’… I don’t listen to Ave Maria over and over…) and I think it’s fair to say that this one is somewhat ‘off piste’. 272 more words