Coverville: The Cover Music Podcast (AAC Edition)
By Brian Ibbott
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Coverville presents the best in cover songs, 2 to 3 times per week. Recent episodes have included the Skatalites' cover of the Beatles "I Should Have Known Better", and an all-Tom Petty cover story!
||Coverville 1026: Brought to you by letter E (as in Erasure, and Sheena Easton), thank you very much||It’s a show brought to you by the letter E. Covers of and by Erasure and Sheena Easton, as well as my way of saying thank you for this. (101 minutes) This episode sponsored by: Tracklist: 1. I Thank You – Phil Vassar (orig. Sam & Dave) 2.||4/24/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 1025: An ounce of prevention and a pound of Cure Cover Story!||They say an ounce of prevention’s worth a pound of cure, but let’s put that to the test! A set of music about things you can do to get & stay healthy, followed by a Cure Cover Story in honor of Robert Smith’s 55th birthday! (105 min||4/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 1024: Requests, Indie Hodgepodge, and Cover Stories for Brian Setzer, Dusty Springfield and Dave Edmunds||Let’s get to a set of your requests and some indie hodgepodge, as well as cover stories for birthday folks, like Dave Edmunds, Brian Setzer of the Stray Cats and the Brian Setzer Orchestra, and Dusty Springfield! (93 minutes) This episode sponsored||4/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 1023: Cover Stories for Tracy Chapman, Norah Jones and Marvin Gaye||Some great birthdays this week! Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman, and Marvin Gaye would have been celebrating his 75th. You know the drill. Cover time! (84 minutes) This episode sponsored by: Tracklist: 1. Give Me One Reason To Stay Here – Ruth (orig. Tra||3/31/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 1022: Cover Stories for Diana Ross & The Supremes and Jane’s Addiction. Because you know those go together.||Well, sometimes you just can’t control the combinations that come up. Diana Ross and Perry Farrell’s birthdays surround the date for the episode – but it might surprise you how well their songs go together when performed by other artists||3/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 1021: Cover Stories for Ric Ocasek & Nick Lowe as well as a tribute to Spring!||Cover stories for Ric Ocasek (The Cars) and Nick Lowe, as well as a tribute to the first day of spring! (109 minutes) This episode sponsored by: Tracklist: 1. Time of the Season – Snowden (orig. Zombies) 2. Rainy Day, Dream Away – Proud Mary (||3/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 1020: Cover stories for Maroon 5 and Heart, and I pay penance for my Experts loss||Cover stories for Nancy Wilson (Heart) and Adam Levine (Maroon 5), and songs in tribute of my performance on the game show The Experts (I lost) (103 minutes) This episode sponsored by: Tracklist: Tracklist: 1. Because – Elliott Smith (orig. Beatles)||3/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 1019: A Wang Chung Mini-Cover Story and This Day In Covers 1984||A mini tribute to Wang Chung, and (covered) proof that this day in 1984 was one of the greatest days on the Billboard Music Charts! (79 minutes) This episode sponsored by: Tracklist: 1. To Live And Die In LA – Le Concorde (orig. Wang Chung) 2. The F||3/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 1018: Covers of the Who in honor of Daltrey’s 70th, and Justin Bieber covers to keep everything balanced||Music by the incomparable Roger Daltrey, who has given us years and years of amazing music as part of the legendary band, The Who, and is celebrating his 70th birthday this weekend! And Justin Bieber songs. (93 minutes) This episode sponsored by: Tracklis||2/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 1017: Birthday Cover Stories for the Plain White T’s, The Manic Street Preachers, and Rihanna||A triple-birthday spectacular, featuring covers of and by Rihanna, The Manic Street Preachers, and the Plain White T’s! (115 minutes) This episode sponsored by: Tracklist: 1. Hey There Delilah – Natalie Gelman (orig. Plain White T’s) 2.||2/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 1016: Cover stories for UB40′s Ali Campbell and Robbie Williams, and a tribute of sorts to love and marriage||Celebrating the birthdays of Ali Campbell from UB40 and Robbie Williams, as well as a tribute (?) to love and marriage for Valentine’s Day! (117 minutes) This episode sponsored by: Tracklist: 1. Love Will Keep Us Together – Terry, Blair &||2/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 1015: A Gerry Goffin Cover Story, The Beatles on Sullivan and tributes to Holly, Valens and Richardson||A good mix of modern and not-so-modern, as we revisit the Beatles’ first appearance on Ed Sullivan, the “Day The Music Died”, and the amazing body of work of Mr. Gerry Goffin. And more! (81 minutes) This episode sponsored by: Tracklist:||2/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 1014: Pete Seeger, Leadbelly, Bobby Brown and a salute to Girl Groups of the 60′s||A tribute to Pete Seeger, mini-cover stories for Leadbelly and Bobby Brown, and a salute to 60′s girl groups by male-fronted bands! (85 minutes) This episode sponsored by: Tracklist: 1. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – The French Kicks (orig.||1/30/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 1013: Planes, Trains, A Cappella and Belushi||A tribute to Planes, Trains and Automobiles, a ton of great collegiate a cappella music, and a tribute to the music of John Belushi! (95 minutes) This episode sponsored by: Tracklist: 1. Mess Around – Tri-State Conspiracy (orig. Ray Charles) 2. Red||1/23/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 1012: Requests, Hodgepodge, a Cover Story for Sade, and a tribute to the Gregorian Calendar||Kicking off 2014 with a tribute to the months of the year, by suggestion, along with your requests, hodgepodge and a birthday tribute to Sade! (104 minutes) This episode sponsored by: Tracklist: 1. Kids in America – Strawberry Slaughterhouse (orig.||1/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 1011: The Coverville Countdown: Best Covers of 2013, Part II||Continuing to count down the 50 best covers of 2013, moving to numbers 25 down to 1 for this episode, culled from your nominations and requests from 2013! (127 minutes) This episode sponsored by: Tracklist: 25. Trouble – Matthew Sweet & Susanna||12/30/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 1010: The Coverville Countdown: Best Covers of 2013, Part I||Counting down the 50 best covers of 2013, starting with numbers 50 down to 26 for this episode, culled from your nominations and requests from 2013! (113 minutes) This episode sponsored by: Tracklist: 50. Mack the Knife – Mark Lanegan (orig. Kurt We||12/23/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 1009: A Very Coverville Christmas 2013||Your annual Holiday cavalcade of covers, from traditional classics to new modern pop songs, animated favorites, and of course Led Zeppelin. What? (86 minutes) This episode sponsored by: Tracklist: 1. White Christmas – Erasure (orig. Irving Berlin/Bi||12/19/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 1008: Cover stories for Keith Richards, The Waterboys and The Alan Parsons Project, plus your requests!||Celebrating the birthdays of the Waterboys’ Mike Scott, The Stones’ Keith Richards, and the Project’s Alan Parsons, and of course, your requests! (112 minutes) This episode sponsored by: Tracklist: 1. Cult Of Personality – SKAndalo||12/12/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 1007: Ozzy and J.J. get cover stories, you get your requests, and we take a trip back in time!||Celebrating the birthdays of J.J. Cale and Ozzy Osbourne with cover stories, and we fire up the time machine to look at the top 20 from 1983! Plus, something special at the end if you’re a Coverville Citizen: The return of Bonus Tracks! (102 minutes||12/5/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 1006: The 10th Annual All-Beatles Thanksgiving Show||Our annual tradition – we’ll feast on a show full of Beatles covers until we burst! (90 minutes) This episode sponsored by: Tracklist: Tracklist: 1. I Want To Hold Your Hand – Remington Super 60 (orig. Beatles cover) 2. I Saw Her Standin||11/27/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 1005: Cover Stories for Furtado, Newman and Lightfoot, and “selfies”||Celebrating the birthdays of Randy Newman, Gordon Lightfoot, and Nelly Furtado (she’s like a bird), as well as a tribute to the Oxford American Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2013! (115 minutes) This episode sponsored by: Tracklist: 1. Tom̵||11/21/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 1004: Cover stories for XTC, ELP and The Coasters, and some elevator music!||Celebrating the birthdays of Andy Partridge of XTC, Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer, and Cornell Gunter of the Coasters, as well as a ride in an elevator! Cue up The Girl from Ipanema… (97 minutes) This episode sponsored by: 1. Comfortably Num||11/14/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 1003: Cover stories for Lulu, Joni Mitchell and Glenn Frey, your requests and more!||Joni Mitchell, Lulu and Glenn Frey all get honored with mini cover stories, a few folks get their requests played, and I beg for your votes at Podcast Awards. I’m not ashamed. (83 minutes) This episode sponsored by: Tracklist: 1. Time Won’t Le||11/6/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 1002: A tribute to Lou Reed, Cover Stories for Marr and Merchant, Halloween covers and more!||Cover stories for Johnny Marr & Natalie Merchant, some Halloween tunes and a very special tribute to Lou Reed. Topped off by the post-1000 return of Musically Challenged!(107 minutes) This episode sponsored by: Tracklist: 1. Ghostbusters – Atta||11/1/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 1001: Shaggy, Shelby, your requests and more!||Requests, Indie Hidgepodge and a Cover Story for Shelby Lynne and another for Shaggy (who were both born on the same exact day!). Taking the new format out for its very first dance. (93 minutes) This episode sponsored by: Tracklist: 1. We Can’t Stop||10/24/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 1000: Live, from Nerdtacular 2013!||Recorded live at Nerdtacular 2013 in Salt Lake City in July 2013, the concerts that continue the tradition of Live Coverville celebrations. Starring the amazing music of George Hrab, The Andrew Allen Trio, John Anealio and Same Sex Mary! Now, where should||10/17/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 999: Almost…||(“Almost There…” Photograph by Kelli Reed) We’re almost to episode 1000, so let’s listen to a show of covers of songs that were hugely popular, but only made it to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It’s a show of almos||10/15/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 998: The Van Halen Cover Story II||Getting you ready for the weekend with a little classic rock as (most frequent) lead singer David Lee Roth turns 59: Van Halen covers, tonight on Coverville! (49 minutes) This episode sponsored by: Tracklist: 1. Ain’t Talking About Love / Money Mone||10/10/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||Coverville 997: This Day In Covers – October 8, 1973||It was 40 years ago today, I heard the originals of these songs to play. And the covers are this podcast’s style, so they’re guaranteed to raise a smile. (55 minutes) This episode sponsored by: Tracklist: 1. Brother Louie – Hot Chocolate||10/8/13||Free||View In iTunes|
Top notch podcast
Coverville figured out how to make licensed music work in a podcast. Top notch music and each show tends to have some tidbits. Brian has favorite generes but keeps the selection very eclectic.
Coverville was, is and, by all indications, will continue to be one of the most entertaining, interesting music podcasts available. Brian somehow finds cover songs in the widest variety of musical styles and genres and somehow makes them play well togehter. Whether it's single-artist cover stories, all-request shows, theme shows (acapella, anyone?) or just plain hodgepodge shows, Coverville is always fun, interesting and entertaining. Long live Coverville!
Since its inception, Coverville has been the best music podcast going. The mix of music is fantastic, and the host, Brian Ibbott, keeps it fresh with a variety of theme shows. His knowledge and love of the music he plays makes the show even better. If you're a music geek, you can't go wrong with Coverville.