Solomon Linda  (1909-1962)
Last updated: 01.03.21
According to the Internet source given below, Solomon Popoli Linda, also known as Solomon Ntsele ("Linda" was his clan name), was a South African musician, singer and composer born near Pomeroy, on the labor reserve Msinga, Umzinyathi District Municipality in Ladysmith in Natal.
He is best known as the composer of the song "Mbube", which later became the popular music success The Lion Sleeps Tonight, and gave its name to the Mbube style of isicathamiya a cappella later popularized by Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

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Title Parts Choir Remarks
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg Mbube 2:43 Solomon Linda & The Evening Birds S. Linda  The Lion Sleeps Tonight
youtube15.jpg Mbube: 1st Recording (1939): 2:42 Solomon Linda's Original Evening Birds S. Linda  The Lion Sleeps Tonight
youtube15.jpg The Lion Sleeps Tonight 3:03 Anne Reburn S. Linda  The Lion Sleeps Tonight
youtube15.jpg The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Jugend Singt 2014) 2:23 Der Lagenser Jugendchor "Soundtrack" S. Linda  The Lion Sleeps Tonight