The Dirty Hyenas

Sydney band The Dirty Hyenas have given the classic theme song to the 1960s TV show Kimba The White Lion a new arrangement. This came about when Dougie, the drummer, wanted the band to record a whole bunch of TV and movie themes. When “Kimba” was chosen, it was a unanimous decision that the tune was a bit naff and an overhaul was due.

Dougie started playing some sort of jungle drum beat and Jimmy the singer channelled the Andrew Sisters with a new melody to the lyrics. Full credit still goes to the songwriters Bernie Baum, Bill Giant and Florence Kaye, who wrote a lot of songs for those debatable 60s Elvis Presley movies. Their most well-known song is “(You’re The) Devil in Disguise”.

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Kimba The White Lion  (via595)
Released November 2020

Recorded by Nic Dalton at the Nook, August 2020
Mastered by Tim Kevin at Tempe River Studio October 2020

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