Coverville 1174: Cover Stories for Curtis Mayfield and Kanye West

June 7, 2017

Celebrating what would have been Curtis Mayfield’s 75th birthday and what will be Kanye’s 40th. How well do covers of these two artists fit together? Find out in this episode! (74 minutes)



Title Artist Length Artwork Album Original Artist Versions Buy
Fool For You David Gogo 4:07 Skeleton Key Curtis Mayfield
Keep on Moving UB40 4:37 Labour of Love Impressions/Curtis Mayfield 2
Now You’re Gone Dr. Robert 4:07 ...Other Folk Curtis Mayfield
Move On Up The Jam 3:53 About The Young Idea: The Very Best Of The Jam Curtis Mayfield 5
People Get Ready Eva Cassidy 3:22 Songbird Unknown Artist
We Gotta Have Peace The Charlatans 3:31 Peace Songs Curtis Mayfield 2
We People Who Are Darker Than Blue Sinéad O'Connor 4:24 Theology: London Sessions Curtis Mayfield
It’s Alright Four Shadow 2:36 Four Curtis Mayfield
Gold Digger The Possum Posse 4:51 Rap Attack, Vol. 1 - EP Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx
Love Lockdown Glass Animals 2:35 Triple J: Like A Version 10 Kanye West
All Of The Lights Skepta 2:48 BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge Vol. 6 Kanye West 2
Runaway Oberhofer 4:53 Soundcloud Kanye West 5
I’ll Fly Away (Edited) Kanye West 1:09 The College Dropout [Clean] Albert E. Brumley
Lost In the World Chamberlin 4:36 Cabin Covers EP Kanye West/Bon Iver
Heartless William Fitzsimmons 3:59 Ministry of Sound: Uncovered 2 Kanye West 4
Stronger 30 Seconds To Mars 6:04 BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge Vol. 2 Kanye West 3


  1. The Curtis Mayfield cover story was great, esp. the Eva Cassidy song.

    That being said, I love the ‘cast, I’m OG Coverville Citizen. Came on board c. episode 300, quickly got caught up, with you til the bitter end.

    If my choice was having T. Swizzle and ScarJo give me a soapy scrub in my shower while singing a Kanye West song, or Meatloaf giving me a colonoscopy while covering Tiny Tim, I’d be doing some tulip tiptoe-ing and making sure my uke was tuned up. Wouldn’t even give the ladies a second chance to pick a different artist.

    Just my humble opinion.

    P.S. Also Beiber and Miley cyrus.

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