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Timeline of trends in music (1930-1939)

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Timeline of trends in music
Before 1799 1800-1899
1900-1909 1910-1919
1920-1929 1930-1939
1940-1949 1950-1959
1960-1969 1970-1979
1980-1989 1990-1999
2000-present
List of musical events
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1939 in music

"Mbube" was recorded in 1939 and became a major hit in Swaziland. The song was in a traditional Zulu choral style, which soon came to the attention of American musicologist Alan Lomax, who brought to the song to folk singer Pete Seeger, then of The Weavers. They made the song a Top 15 American hit in 1952 (as "Wimoweh"), though creater Solomon Linda was not credited; later, the Kingston Trio released a cover of it [2] (http://www.sigidiart.com/Docs/Behind%20The%20Hits%20The%20Lion%20Sleeps%20Tonight.htm). Later still, The Tokens turned the song into "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", and it became a #1 American hit.

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