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The TOKENS – The Lion Sleeps Tonight

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THE TOKENS name is of course synonymous with their biggest hit, the chart-topping, multi-million selling ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’, a song which has continually reinvented itself over the decades.

The Brooklyn DooWoppers had cut their first 45 five years earlier, whilst still at school, but broke up shortly afterwards (Neil Sedaka was, famously, a founder-member and he both wrote and sang on their first record).

After re-emerging in 1959 as the short-lived Darrell & The Oxfords, they reverted to their original name and in early 1961, cut their first million-seller, ‘Tonight I Fell In Love’.

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THE TOKENS name is of course synonymous with their biggest hit, the chart-topping, multi-million selling 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight', a song which has continually reinvented itself over the decades.

The Brooklyn DooWoppers had cut their first 45 five years earlier, whilst still at school, but broke up shortly afterwards (Neil Sedaka was, famously, a founder-member and he both wrote and sang on their first record).

After re-emerging in 1959 as the short-lived Darrell & The Oxfords, they reverted to their original name and in early 1961, cut their first million-seller, 'Tonight I Fell In Love'.

During 1961 and 1962 they also charted with 'Sincerely', 'B'Wa Nina' and 'La Bomba', and the albums 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' and 'We Sing Folk'.

This collection presents all The Tokens (together with their satellite identities) 45s issued between 1956-1962, plus the strongest sides from their first two LPs.

This is the first time that this body of work has been thus compiled; many of these sides are surprisingly difficult to find elsewhere, while a couple of the real collectors' rarities have never previously appeared on CD.

Track Listing

1. I LOVE MY BABY
2. WHILE I DREAM
3. PICTURE IN MY WALLET (Darrell & The Oxfords)
4. ROSES ARE RED (Darrell & The Oxfords)
5. CAN'T YOU TELL (Darrell & The Oxfords)
6. BUT YOUR MOTHER SHE SAID NO (Darrell & The Oxfords)
7. TONIGHT I FELL IN LOVE
8. I'LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU
9. WHEN I GO TO SLEEP AT NIGHT
10. DRY YOUR EYES
11. SINCERELY
12. WHEN SUMMER IS THROUGH
13. THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT
14. TINA
15. THE WRECK OF THE JOHN B.
16. MICHAEL
17. CHILDREN GO WHERE I SEND THEE
18. BIG BOAT
19. HINDI LULLABYE
20. THE RIDDLE
21. B'WA NINA
22. WEEPING RIVER
23. LA BOMBA
24. A TOKEN OF LOVE
25. THE FLY SWATTER (D.D.T. & The Repellents)
26. BEE SIDE (D.D.T. & The Repellents)
27. I'LL DO MY CRYING TOMORROW
28. DREAM ANGEL GOODNIGHT
29. A BIRD FLIES OUT OF SIGHT
30. WISHING
31. MONKEY VENDOR
32. A BOY WITHOUT A GIRL
33. THE MOUNTAIN BOY
34. A TALE OF TWO LOVERS

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Weight 100 g
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604988111323

Release Date

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11 June 2021

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June 2021

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