Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Lion Links

You can hear some of the original ''Mbube" here:

or with some pictures at YouTube.

A little longer clip (not from the Evening Birds but in the traditional African style:)

If you want to know the whole sad history -- even though the song earned millions in America when recorded by the Tokens, more millions when it became a hit again covered by Robert John and yet more millions in "The Lion King," the man who wrote it, Solomon Linda, died a pauper -- it's all here:

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