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7/9/2007 10:37am EDT
Angelique KidjoFor the second season in a row, a diverse slate of artists have recorded special renditions of "Little Boxes," the theme song of Showtime's award-winning comedy series Weeds.

Originally penned and recorded by Malvina Reynolds in 1962, the tune will be performed by a bevy of acclaimed artists, including Grammy Life Achievement Award winner Joan Baez; iconic singer-songwriter Donovan; ex-Spearhead frontman Michael Franti; hip-hop band The Individuals; four-time Grammy nominated Afro-Pop singer Angelique Kidjo; Latin band Kinky; experimental rockers Man Man; the renowned, multiple-Grammy winning Randy Newman (whose version kicks off premiere night, Monday, August 13th at 10 p.m. PT/ET); Oakland-based glam pop band Persephone's Bees; indie pop band The Shins; and Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton.

Each of the third season's 15 episodes will feature a new version. Last season's roster included Grammy winner Elvis Costello, Englebert Humperdinck, Death Cab for Cutie and Regina Spektor, among others.
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