Covering the World

Listen to the bossa nova bounce of Nouvelle Vague’s latest collection of 80’s and post-punk music all-done up on this edition of New Sounds. Perhaps you’ll recognize their versions of songs by Blondie, Echo & the Bunnymen and the Buzzcocks. Then Tuvan singer, electric guitarist and experimentalist Albert Kuvezin and his punk band Yat-Kha re-interpret tunes by Joy Division and Iron Butterfly, among others. Plus, The Yoshida Brothers, a shamisen duo, perform an arrangement of Brian Eno’s “By This River.” And we sample some acoustic renditions of David Bowie in Portuguese by Brazilian pop heavyweight Seu Jorge.

PROGRAM # 2595, World Music Covers (First aired on Wed. 10/17/06)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Stairway To Heaven [3:30]

Ato #0030 www.rodgab.com*

Albert Kuvezin & Yat Kha

Recovers

In A Gadda Da Vida [4:00]

World Village #468061** www.worldvillagemusic.com

Nouvelle Vague

Bande A Part

The Killing Moon [3:30]

Luaka Bop #90064 ** www.luakabop.com*

Seu Jorge

The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions

Rebel Rebel [3:00]

Hollywood Records #762576 Available at Amazon.com*

Various Artists: Angelique Kidjo

Cover the World

Voodoo Child (Slight Return) [4:00]

Putumayo #208 ** www.putumayo.com *

Opium Jukebox

Never Mind the Bhangra, A Tribute to the Sex Pistols

Anarchy In The UK [5:30]

Underground Inc. # 421028 Available at www.cduniverse.com
Or download from Emusic.com

Albert Kuvezin & Yat Kha

Recovers

Love Will Tear Us Apart [3:00]

See above.

Nouvelle Vague

Bande A Part

Heart of Glass [3:30]

See above.

Seu Jorge

The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions

Suffragette City [3:30]

See above.

Yoshida Brothers

III

By This River [4:00]

Domo #73058 www.domo.com

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Orion [4:00]

See above.