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Bragg, Billy

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Most widely held works by Billy Bragg
Roots, radicals and rockers : how skiffle changed the world by Billy Bragg( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emerging from the jazz clubs of the early 1950s, skiffle -- a uniquely British take on American folk and blues -- caused a sensation among a generation of kids who had grown up during the dreary post-war years. These were Britain's first teenagers, looking for a music of their own in a culture dominated by crooners and mediated by a stuffy BBC. Sales of guitars rocketed from 5,000 to 250,000 a year, and -- as with the punk rock that would flourish two decades later -- all you needed to know were three guitar chords to form your own group, with your mates accompanying on tea-chest bass and washboard. Against a backdrop of Cold War politics, rock and roll riots and a newly assertive working-class youth, Billy Bragg charts -- for the first time in depth -- the history, impact and legacy of Britain's original pop movement. It's a story of jazz pilgrims and blues blowers, Teddy Boys and beatnik girls, coffee-bar bohemians and refugees from the McCarthyite witch-hunts, who between them sparked a revolution that shaped pop culture as we have come to know it"--Page 2 of dust jacket
For the kids by Caspa( Recording )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of children's music mixing traditional tunes, pop classics, and originals
Chimes of freedom : the songs of Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amnesty International presents a collection that pays homage to the work of Bob Dylan while also spotlighting various issues in the fight for human rights
Mermaid Avenue by Billy Bragg( Recording )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mermaid Avenue, Coney Island is where Woody Guthrie lived with his family in the late 1940's and early 1950's. Here he wrote hundreds of songs which he never recorded. When he died he left only the lyrics. Billy Bragg and Wilco have written new tunes to these songs."--Shrink wrap
Where have all the flowers gone : the songs of Pete Seeger by Pete Seeger( Recording )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features all new recordings by various artists
There but for fortune( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the life and career of the 1960s folk iconoclast Phil Ochs
Don't mourn-- organize! : songs of labor songwriter Joe Hill by Joe Hill( Recording )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs, poems, and speeches by or about labor organizer Joe Hill
Daddy-O Daddy! : rare family songs of Woody Guthrie by Woody Guthrie( Recording )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of songs that Woody Guthrie wrote for children, featuring six previously unrecorded songs
Lead Belly, baby! by Dan Zanes( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a young boy, GRAMMY-winning children's artist Dan Zanes was drawn to the music of Lead Belly in all of its magic, imagination, and mystery. This discovery completely changed his view of the world and his place in it. Zanes now presents a fresh vision of Lead Belly's music for a new generation with a little help from his friends. Experience Lead Bellys songs through a new lens as Dan Zanes and Valerie June, Chuck D., Billy Bragg, Aloe Blacc, and many others celebrate an American musical icon
Mermaid Avenue by Billy Bragg( Recording )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Internationale by Peter Miller( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary film recreates the history, memory, and meanings of a song that has shaped the imagination and practice of internationalism for over a century and whose continuing popularity is a sign of "globalization from below." Eugène Pottier wrote the original French verses in the aftermath of the Paris Commune in 1871, and seventeen years later Pierre Degeyter put the words to music. A remarkable collection of sound recordings, film footage, and still images trace how the song has changed, developed, and sometimes stagnated in specific historical and political contexts. The contested meanings of the song are discussed, along with its use in a globalizing world shaped by migration, diaspora, and multi-national activism, to negotiate rather than suppress differences--of gender, ethnicity, and sexuality--that compose our common humanity
Shine a light : field recordings from the great American railroad by Billy Bragg( Recording )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Bragg once toured the UK by British Rail, rocking up in cities with guitar in hand and loudspeakers on his shoulders. More than 30 years later, he boarded the Texas Eagle with American singer friend Joe Henry and rode across the US, recording this album of old folk railroad songs on platforms and in waiting rooms along the way
Tooth & nail by Billy Bragg( Recording )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British singer-songwriter returns with Tooth & Nail (his first release in five years). Bragg took a long, hard look at who he is and what he does. This album is the result: a return to the rootsy sound of 1998's Mermaid Avenue sessions
Left of the dial : dispatches from the 80's underground( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleepytime : soothing songs for baby and parents( Recording )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rise again : a group singing songbook( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features words, chords, and sources for 1,200 songs, ranging from ballads to the Beatles, from Bob Dylan to Broadway, and from camp songs to hymns
Sowing the seeds : the 10th anniversary by Pete Seeger( )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mermaid Avenue : [the complete sessions] by Billy Bragg( Visual )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When American folk legend Woody Guthrie died in 1967 at the age of 55, he left behind a trove of more than one thousand sets of complete lyrics with no music. In 1995, his daughter Nora approached English singer-songwriter and activist Billy Bragg and about the possibility of bringing these unheard songs to life by setting them to new music. Wilco came aboard soon after, and in 1998 Mermaid Avenue was released to critical acclaim, receiving a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Folk Album
Pressure drop by Mick Gordon( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maverick theatre makers On Theatre join forces with legendary singer-songwriter Billy Bragg to explore what it means to be English in contemporary Britain. A drama of passion and predjudice, Pressure Drop takes us to the heart of one family's struggle to define home
Last Shop Standing: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of the Independent Record Shop( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than a piece of nostalgia, Last Shop Standing takes a tantalizing look into the future--the stores that are opening, who is succeeding, and the individual, and unique passion that drives those who remain--and intend to be here long after the supermarkets have given up and the last chain store has closed
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Alternative Names
Bard of Barking

Bill Bragg

Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg and His Band

Billy Bragg britischer Singer-Songwriter

Billy Bragg Brits singer-songwriter

Billy Bragg cantautore, chitarrista e attivista britannico

Billy Bragg cantor inglés

Billy Bragg chanteur-guitariste anglais de folk-rock, producteur de disques

Billy Bragg chanteur-guitariste de folk-rock, producteur de disques

Billy Bragg englischer Singer-Songwriter

Billy Bragg English singer-songwriter and left-wing political activist

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