“In the Jungle”, “Shosholoza”, from the Front Row Choir
The Front Row Choir (TTBB) seemed to have developed this track by putting together two songs of South African origin. “In the Jungle” started its life as “Mbube” first recorded in 1939 by Solomon Linda and his group the Evening Birds.
The original in 1939 focusses almost entirely on the chorus “wimoweh”, and is much slower. Their track when then smoothly, but oddly, into a different song, Shosholoza, which is also South African. It wasn’t popularised in the west but still huge in South Africa it seems. My choir choir sings Shosholoza with a chorus the Front Row choir ommitted.
William Pati, in his late teens, directed the choir with confidence.
About the Front Row Choirs recording of "In The Jungle" and "Shosholoza"