Global Cover Songs (STG #1143)

A slew of cover songs this week — with artists from Brazil, Tuva, Benin, Cuba, Russia, and beyond covering songs by Guns N’ Roses, The Clash, Iron Butterfly, Talking Heads, Queen, Michael Jackson, and much more.

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Hour 1
Wilman De Jesus – Walk Like an Egyptian – Walk Like an Egyptian – EP
Toussaint & The China Band – Heard It Through the Grapevine – Love the Almighty High
Ester Rada – I Wish – I Wish – EP
Angelique Kidjo – Once in a Lifetime – Remain in Light
Corneille – Africain a New York – The Birth of Cornelius
Lungiswa – Inner City Blues Xhosa – Ekhaya
Albert Pla – El Lado Mas Bestia de la Vida (Walk on the Wild Side) – Albert Pla Supone a Fonollosa
Meirelles – Also Sprach Zarathustra – Blue Brazil Vol. 2
Cuban Jazz Combo – Long Train Running – Cuban Disco Connection
Lila Downs – Medley: Pastures of Plenty/This Land Is Your Land/Land – Border/La Linea
Yat-Kha – Play With Fire – Re-Covers (feat. Albert Kuvezin)
Rachid Taha – Rock El Casbah (Rock the Casbah) (Edit) – Rock El Casbah – The Best Of
Fanfare Ciocărlia – 007 (James Bond Theme) – Gili Garabdi
Incredible Tabla Band – Inna Gadda da Vida – Tabla Rock (Shawn Lee Presents Incredible Tabla Band)

Hour 2
Ritmo Masacote – Take 5 – Fantagious
Malik Adouane – Papa Was a Rolling Stone – Orientale Fever and Funk Music – Spectacle
Tony Succar – I Want You Back (feat. Tito Nieves) – Unity: The Latin Tribute To Michael Jackson
Shabi – Sweet Child of Mine – Sweet Child of Mine
Leningrad Cowboys – Yellow Submarine – Total Balalaika Show Helsinki Concert
Dolapdere Big Gang – Billie Jean – Local Strangers
Los Miticos Del Ritmo – Otro Muerde el Polvo (Another One Bites the Dust) – Los Míticos del Ritmo (Soundway Records) [feat. Quantic]
Bugotak – Maadai-Kara (Mission Impossible) – Coverlar
Los Mocosos – The Bed’s Too Big Without You – Backspin: A Six Degrees 10 Year Anniversary Project
Celia Cruz – Yo Viviré (I Will Survive) – Siempre Viviré
Fatboy Slim – Weapon of Choice (feat. Olodum) – Fatboy Slim presents Bem Brasil

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