Coverville 535: Mbube to Wimoweh – The Lion Sleeps Tonight Cover Story

December 16, 2008

Here’s on what’s on the show tonight:

Title (with link to iTunes, if available) Artist (with link to the artists’ website, if available) Album (with link to Amazon.com, if available) Original Artist
Mbube Solomon Linda's Original Evening Birds - South African Jazz and Jive (1954-1960) - Mbube Solomon Linda’s Original Evening Birds Mbube Roots: Zulu Choral Music From South Africa Solomon Linda
Wimoweh Yma Sumac - Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 1: Mondo Exotica - Wimoweh Yma Sumac Ultra Lounge Volume 1: Mondo Exotica Solomon Linda
Wimoweh The Weavers - On Top of Old Smoky - Wimoweh The Weavers On Top Of Old Smokey Solomon Linda
Le Lion Est Mort Ce Soir (The Lion Is Dead Tonight, Fr.) Henri Salvador - Henri Salvador : L'indispensable - Le lion est mort ce soir Henri Salvador L’indispensable Solomon Linda
Rise Jah Jah Children Various Artists - Trojan Box Set: Nyahbinghi - Rise Jah Jah Children (The Lion Sleeps) Ras Michael Trojan Nyahbinghi Box Set Solomon Linda
Hey, u dzhungliakh (Ukranian) Olya Fryz - Shcho Za Hamir... - Hey U Dzhungliakh - In the Jungle Olya Fryz Shcho Za Hamir… Solomon Linda
The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) They Might Be Giants - Apollo 18 - The Guitar They Might Be Giants Apollo 18 Solomon Linda
The Lion Sleeps Tonight Les Black's Amazing Pink Holes - Breakfast With the Holes - The Lion Sleeps Tonight Les Black’s Amazing Pink Holes Breakfast With The Holes Solomon Linda
Touma (Wimoweh) Mory Kanté - Best of Mory Kanté - Touma (Wimowe) Mory Kanté Best Of Mory Kanté Solomon Linda

41 minutes |

Special thanks to my “studio audience” for this episode: Brian Schwartz from the book and website “50 Interviews” (where you’ll soon be able to watch a video of the recording of this episode), and Chad and Isaac from Leap: The Movie (leapmovie.com). Check them out!

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  1. And there was much rejoicing, even in lands where people ride kangaroos to the shops, and teach koala bears to talk.

    Cheers Brian mate.

  2. Hi Brian,
    I was an earlier listener and someone stopped listening somewhere along the way. This is a great way to let me catch up on the episodes that I missed. I hope that you do it again when you reach 1000 shows.


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