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People's Choice: International Covers, Classic Songs

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This week's Sound Travels is all about you. Yep, people are pickin the topic that we're playing on the noon-time spot and today we had some interesting choices; Tango, Roots Reggae and International Covers...

...and clearly, the covers got hot and we went with some well-worn tunes that play like the original, but when the lyrics drop, it a language lesson. I always love songs like these, that are different enough that you notice them. A different way to dust off an original, and more than a few in the mix on today's show. Here's what happened...

Sweeney's Men "Tom Dooley" covers The Kingston Trio's original


Sylvie Vartan "Le Grand Amour" covers Al Green's "Son of A Preacher Man"


I Califfi "Ti Giuro e Cosi" covers The Kinks' "You Really Got Me"


Jimmy Cliff "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall" covers Dylan's original


Noreil Vilela "16 Toneladas" covers Tennessee Ernie Ford's "16 Tons"


Sroeng Santi "Kuen Kuen Lueng Lueng" covers Black Sabbath's "Iron Man"