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Covering Up With Covers

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You won't need to hide from this week's World Music Show covers. (Photo: Pexel)

Like a game of hide and seek or “Where’s Waldo?” when I throw together a show of cover songs, I like to hope that people are trying to place “what song is that?” Or, “Who did this song again?” That's the gist on this week's World Music Show (4/11).

It’s a fun game to play. But the main fun is that it’s just great to play almost two hours of cover songs that we’ve all grown accustomed to hearing over the years. Plus, hearing musicians from all over the world, singing a song like “Pretty in Pink,” covered by Ceci Bastida, sung in Spanish, is just a fresh way to hear a familiar song.

So, who’s being covered this week? 

Here’s a list of the original musicians/singers with who they’re covering:

Nancy Sinatra ------ Eileen

Tears for Fears ----- Los Crema Paraiso

Depeche Mode ------ Los Crema Paraiso 

Serge Gainsbourg
Serge Gainsbourg

Serge Gainsbourg --------- Feist/Gonzales

Blondie------Gaby Moreno 

Debbie Harry
Debbie Harry

Lou Reed ------- Carla Morrison

Lou Reed ----- Monica da Silva

Psychedelic Furs ---- Ceci Bastida

Richard Butler
Richard Butler of Psychedelic Furs

Morrissey ---- Mexrrissey 

The Ramones ---------- Nouvelle Vague 

Burt Bacharach/Hal David ------- Fishbone/Los Fabulosos Cadillacs

Paul Simon ---------- Ladysmith Black Mambazo/Melissa Etherdige/Joe McBride


Bob Dylan--------Ladysmith Black Mambazo/Dolly Parton

Echo and The Bunnyman ------- Seal

David Bowie ------- Seu Jorge

The Doors ------- The Jolly Boys

Jim Morrison

The Eurhythmics ----- Senor Coconut

U2----------- Soweto Gospel Choir 

Phil Collins ---- Toure Kunda

The Beatles ----- Dobby Dobson

Of course, there’s a few more great tracks mixed in through the show. Plus, I’ve got some film music lined up--and in some cases, the film songs are also covers! 

The World Music Show airs Saturday night at 8pm on VPM Music, 93.1 or 107.3FM or can be streamed on this website, where you can also see track listings of what I’m playing. Follow me on Twitter @VPM_IanStewart or find the show on Facebook at The World Music Show on VPM.