the king of the south

So for some reason, I started singing The Lion Sleeps Tonight and I realised I don’t really know who originally wrote it. Turns out, it was written in 1939 as Mdube by Solomon Linda in Zulu and performed by The Evening Birds.

He was completely ripped off by The Weavers and other western musicians because they thought his music was “simply tribal”. That’s not all.

Like, what the fuck? He wrote one of the most iconic songs of all time and died in poverty. This wasn’t the 1800s. Black artists are still disenfranchised because of western ignorance and institutionalised racism.

Since it’s black history month, I thought I’d share this.

Listen to the original song, it’s brilliant.

I feel the sky tumbling down, January 31 2017.

More pictures of the Grosvenor.

I Feel the Earth Move - Carole King

More Carole King on Sheffield On Record.

The signs as cartoons
  • Aries: Family Guy
  • Taurus: Adventure Time
  • Gemini: Tom and Jerry
  • Cancer: Bob's Burgers
  • Leo: Spongebob Squarepants
  • Virgo: The Cleveland Show
  • Libra: Simpsons
  • Scorpio: South Park
  • Sagittarius: American Dad
  • Capricorn: King of the Hill
  • Aquarius: Futurama
  • Pisces: Gravity Falls