The Tokens - Greatest Hits
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||The Lion Sleeps Tonight (European Mix)||The Tokens||4:42||$0.69||View In iTunes|
||Portrait of My Love||The Tokens||2:20||$0.69||View In iTunes|
||He's in Town||The Tokens||2:38||$0.69||View In iTunes|
||I Hear Trumpets Blow||The Tokens||2:31||$0.69||View In iTunes|
||La Bamba||The Tokens||1:56||$0.69||View In iTunes|
||I'll Always Love You||The Tokens||2:29||$0.69||View In iTunes|
||Don't Worry Baby||The Tokens||2:20||$0.69||View In iTunes|
||The Lion Sleeps Tonight||The Tokens||2:44||$0.69||View In iTunes|
||Diamonds and Pearls||The Tokens||1:51||$0.69||View In iTunes|
||She Lets Her Hair Down||The Tokens||2:53||$0.69||View In iTunes|
||Please Write||The Tokens||2:23||$0.69||View In iTunes|
||Little Darlin'||The Tokens||3:22||$0.69||View In iTunes|
||Morse Code of Love||The Tokens||2:40||$0.69||View In iTunes|
||Tonight I Fell in Love||The Tokens||1:41||$0.69||View In iTunes|
||The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Club Mix)||The Tokens||4:51||$0.69||View In iTunes|
There are other hits collections out on the Tokens, but this release, a compact 35 minutes long but covering the proper bases, has virtues lacking in some of the competition. For one thing, it covers three decades of material, from the 1959 Warwick Records hit "Tonight I Fell in Love" through their 1970 cover of "Don't Worry Baby." In between are the shoulda-been-a-big-hit "When I Go to Sleep at Night," the requisite "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," the failed follow-ups "B'Wa Nina" and "La Bamba," their minimally successful attempt at a folk crossover, "Hear the Bells (Ringing Bells)," attempts at car songs ("Let's Go to the Drag Strip"), the middling mid-'60s single hits "I Hear Trumpets Blow" and "Portrait of My Love," and their re-recording of the Clairol jingle "She Lets Her Hair Down." The sound quality on most of this release rivals the best work done on the Beach Boys' classic Capitol CDs: not only clear and close (in glittering stereo on all but the first track), but loud; the only exceptions are the two late-'60s Warner Bros. tracks, which are merely clean and sharp, not awesome. The disc covers a wide range of styles as the group sought to adapt to changing public tastes. They weren't suited to car songs, singing well enough on "Let's Go to the Drag Strip" but sounding a bit too elegant, but they did capture the festive mood of the mid-'60s (in a manner similar to their West Coast rivals the Association) on numbers like "I Hear Trumpets Blow." The notes by Colin Escott explain a great deal about the group's history, although they have some minor holes. It's as much of the Tokens as anyone will ever want, but hardcore fans will need this disc, which restores some deserving recordings to the catalog.
Mixed up tracks
Downloaded "Lion Sleeps tonight" and got "don't worry baby", iTunes is messed up I guess :(
Tracks mixed up...
Track 7, "Don't worry baby" is actually "The Lion Sleeps tonight" and track 8 is actually "Don't worry baby"
Formed: 1960 in Brooklyn, NY
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '90s, '00s