Song, Sport, Self

Sleeps Tonight

Episode: “The Greatest Hits of the World - Part 2” | Podcast: The Documentary | 18m31s

Troubling history of the song known as “Wimoweh”, or “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”. Originally recorded in Zulu in 1939 by the South African musician and composer Solomon Linda, it has been covered and adapted by many artists in subsequent decades, topping th…

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