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Mermaid Avenue - The Complete Sessions, Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg

April 21st, 2012

Birth Name:
Stephen William Bragg

Born:
Billy Bragg

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Essentials

Billy Bragg
Billy Bragg
Alt Country
Alt Country
Modern Folk
Modern Folk



Billy Bragg

Biography

Finding inspiration in the righteous anger of punk rock and the socially conscious folk tradition of Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, Billy Bragg was the leading figure of the anti-folk movement of the '80s. For most of the decade, Bragg bashed out songs alone on his electric guitar, singing about politics and love. While his lyrics were bitingly intelligent and clever, they were also warm and humane, filled with detail and wit. Even though his lyrics were carefully considered, Bragg never neglected to write melodies for songs that were strong and memorable. Throughout the '80s, he managed to chart consistently in Britain, yet he only gathered a cult following in America, which could be due to the fact that he sang about distinctly British subject matter, both politically and socially.

Top Albums

Mermaid Avenue - The Complete Sessions, Billy Bragg
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4. Mermaid Aven..
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6. Mr. Love &am..
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7. Workers Play..
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Life's a Riot With Spy vs. Spy, Billy Bragg
9. Life's a Rio..
Mr. Love & Justice, Billy Bragg
10. Mr. Love &am..
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11. Brewing Up W..
Don't Try This At Home, Billy Bragg
12. Don't Try Th..
The Internationale / Live & Dubious (Audio Version), Billy Bragg
13. The Internat..
Fight Songs, Billy Bragg
14. Fight Songs
Reaching to the Converted, Billy Bragg
15. Reaching to ..
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17. England, Hal..
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Mermaid Avenue, Vol. II, Billy Bragg
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Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.
California Stars Mermaid Avenue 4:58 $0.99
2.
Way Over Yonder In the Minor Key Mermaid Avenue 4:07 $0.99
3.
Remember the Mountain Bed Mermaid Avenue, Vol. II 6:26 $0.99
4.
Airline to Heaven Mermaid Avenue, Vol. II 4:50 $0.99
5.
When the Roses Bloom Again Mermaid Avenue, Vol. III 4:07 $1.29
6.
When the Roses Bloom Again Mermaid Avenue – The Comple.. 4:07 $1.29
7.
Milkman of Human Kindness Must I Paint You a Picture?.. 2:55 $1.29
8.
New England Must I Paint You a Picture?.. 2:15 $1.29
9.
Ain'ta Gonna Grieve Mermaid Avenue, Vol. III 4:47 $1.29
10.
Chain of Broken Hearts Mermaid Avenue, Vol. III 3:27 $1.29
11.
Listening to the Wind That Blows Mermaid Avenue, Vol. III 5:03 $1.29
12.
Ain'ta Gonna Grieve Mermaid Avenue – The Comple.. 4:47 $1.29
13.
Jolly Banker Mermaid Avenue – The Comple.. 3:26 $1.29
14.
Give Me a Nail Mermaid Avenue – The Comple.. 1:38 $1.29
15.
Don't You Marry Mermaid Avenue – The Comple.. 3:14 $1.29
16.
Jailcell Blues Mermaid Avenue – The Comple.. 2:23 $1.29
17.
Chain of Broken Hearts Mermaid Avenue – The Comple.. 3:27 $1.29
18.
Go Down to the Water Mermaid Avenue – The Comple.. 4:31 $1.29
19.
Listening to the Wind That Blows Mermaid Avenue – The Comple.. 5:03 $1.29
20.
Ought to Be Satisfied Now Mermaid Avenue – The Comple.. 3:30 $1.29
21.
My Thirty Thousand Mermaid Avenue – The Comple.. 2:36 $1.29
22.
Gotta Work Mermaid Avenue – The Comple.. 2:12 $1.29
23.
Bugeye Jim Mermaid Avenue – The Comple.. 3:14 $1.29
24.
Lay Down Your Weary Tune Chimes of Freedom – The Son.. 4:17 $1.29
25.
Talkin' World War III Blues Freewheelin' Bob Dylan .. 3:06 $0.99

Top Music Videos

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4. I Keep Faith
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