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Subject: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Written By: whistledog on 05/23/06 at 12:08 pm

Here are clips of 4 of the 5 versions ...

The Tokens
Robert John
Tight Fit
The Nylons

Subject: Re: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 05/23/06 at 1:13 pm

I always liked the version that was sung by The Tokens.  This song reminds me of my younger years, as it was our theme song in high school because we were the "Golden Lions". ;)

Subject: Re: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/06 at 1:44 pm

Other:

Wimoweh by Karl Denver

Subject: Re: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Written By: Paul on 05/23/06 at 2:39 pm


Other:

Wimoweh by Karl Denver


Very strange version, that...

Sounded like he was in pain, or constipated, (or both) in some parts...

Subject: Re: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 05/23/06 at 3:14 pm

I like the version by The Tokens best... :)

Subject: Re: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Written By: Bobby on 05/23/06 at 3:34 pm


Very strange version, that...

Sounded like he was in pain, or constipated, (or both) in some parts...


Definitely a very different take on the song. No vocals just strange vocal patterns that sounds like was being choked to death.

Subject: Re: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Written By: FaultyDog on 05/23/06 at 3:37 pm

I like the Tight Fit version best.


There's also a version by Cooldown Caf

Subject: Re: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Written By: Bobby on 05/23/06 at 3:37 pm


I like the version by The Tokens best... :)


I totally went with The Tokens too. It has a great rawness about it.

Oh quick trivia for you . . .

The man who really sung 'Tight Fit's version of the song was the guy in the gorilla outfit in the video.

Subject: Re: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Written By: whistledog on 05/23/06 at 3:39 pm


Cooldown Caf

Subject: Re: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/06 at 3:41 pm

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Subject: Re: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Written By: Bobby on 05/23/06 at 3:44 pm

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Subject: Re: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Written By: Paul on 05/23/06 at 3:50 pm

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Subject: Re: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Written By: Bobby on 05/23/06 at 3:56 pm


Leave it, Jason...leave it!


Heh heh.  ;D

Subject: Re: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Written By: whistledog on 05/23/06 at 4:00 pm


Leave it, Jason...leave it!


;D

I almost bought the single once, but I advised against it.  I made the right choice O0

Subject: Re: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Written By: Bobby on 05/23/06 at 4:06 pm

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Subject: Re: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Written By: whistledog on 05/23/06 at 4:08 pm


I couldn't avoid it - it's on one of my 'Now' compilations.  ;D


;D

Subject: Re: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Written By: schmartypantz on 05/26/06 at 10:54 am

The Tokens own that song. :)

Subject: Re: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Written By: Wurzlsepp on 05/30/06 at 5:21 pm

Did you know the origin of this song?  It has been written in the 1939s by Solomon Linda, a Zulu, who was inspired by a traditional dance of his people. He called it "Mbube" which means "Lion"

Subject: Re: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/06 at 5:22 pm


did you know the origin of this song. It has been written in the 1939s by Solomon Linda, a Zulu, who was inspired by a traditional dance of his peoples. He called it "Mbube" which means "Lion"
Is there someone trying to claim copyright at the moment?

Subject: Re: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Written By: Wurzlsepp on 05/30/06 at 5:35 pm

Copyright has been adjudicated to the issues after long lawsuits

Subject: Re: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Written By: Bobby on 06/14/06 at 5:16 am


Did you know the origin of this song?  It has been written in the 1939s by Solomon Linda, a Zulu, who was inspired by a traditional dance of his people. He called it "Mbube" which means "Lion"


Blimey! Who'd a thunk it?

k. for the info.  8)

Subject: Re: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Written By: Sister Morphine on 06/16/06 at 1:29 am

The Tokens, without a doubt.  I don't think I've heard the cover versions, but I'm fairly certain they pale in comparison to the original.  Covers are very rarely on par or better than the original version.

Subject: Re: The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Written By: mandamoo on 06/16/06 at 7:54 am

Robert John

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