Monday Morning , the Young People’s Chorus of New York City has fun singing outdoors at Lincoln Center.
Monday morning, the lion awakens. In addition to this recording by The Tokens, Pete Seeger and the Weavers had a version called “Wimoweh” based on Solomon Linda’s “Mbube,” and the song was used in Disney’s The Lion King. A lawsuit was brought by the Linda family to recover their royalties from the various versions of the song.
I can remember as a boy trying to wail those high notes the way those Brooklyn Tokens did, but even my pre-adolescent voice could not reach those glorious heights.
Wake up to Pete’s tenor on Monday morning.
The Weavers, Reunion at Carnegie Hall: