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Sun Aug 2, 2020, 07:27 PM

Version 2 of The Liar Tweets Tonight (Lion Sleeps Tonight) parody is even better than the first! [View all]


Also participating are Peggy Seeger (Pete's sister), Jay Siegel (of the Tokens, who sang the original "Lion Sleeps Tonight" pop hit in 1961).

Here's a little history on version 2:
http://www.royzimmerman.com/blog/archives/05-2020

"A nostra culpa: We do recognize that the lack of diversity in the first iteration of “Vote Him Away” looks intentional and exclusionary, and just .... not good. We were so blown away by everyone's heartfelt individual contributions that we didn't consider the overall look. That was a failing on our part.

The good news is that we've decided to make a new video of “Vote Him Away” with new lyrics and a new group of chorus members every month until the election -- getting more and more people singing together -- and these next videos will certainly reflect the beautiful diversity of our world. Would you like to sing along? If so, please sign up for the mailing list as we’ll be organizing these Virtual Sing-Ins through our newsletters."

(Lots more at link)

Did you all know that the original Lion Sleeps Tonight was written and recorded by Solomon Linda, the Zulu tribesman who wrote “Mbube” (Zulu for lion) in the 1920s. Here he is performing his song in 1939 with his band The Evening Birds ...English lyrics not added till The Tokens recorded it.

see link: http://www.royzimmerman.com/blog/archives/05-2020




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