What should i do tonight?
"Mbube" Zulu for "lion" was first recorded by its writer, Solomon Linda, and his group, The Evening Birds, in one thousand, nine hundred and thirty-nine. Gallo Record Company paid Linda a single fee for the recording and no royalties. "Mbube" became a hit throughout South Africa and sold about one hundred,zero copies during the one thousand, nine hundred and fortys. The song became so popular that Mbube lent its name to a style of African a cappella music, though the style has since been mostly replaced by isicathamiya a softer version.
Alan Lomax brought the song to the attention of Pete Seeger of the folk group The Weavers. It was on one of several records Lomax loaned to Seeger.one After having performed the song for at least a year in their concerts, in November, one thousand, nine hundred a ...more