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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 )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 685 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 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of children's music mixing traditional tunes, pop classics, and originals
Rebel footprints : a guide to uncovering London's radical history by David Rosenberg( )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The radical response to conservative heritage tours and banal day-tripper guides, Rebel Footprints brings to life the history of social movements in the capital. Transporting readers from well-known landmarks to history-making hidden corners,David Rosenberg tells the story of protest and struggle in London from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. From the suffragettes to the socialists, from the Chartists to the trade unionists, the book invites us to step into the footprintsof a diverse cast of dedicated fighters for social justice. Individual chapters highlight particular struggles and their participants, from famous faces to lesser-known luminaries. Rosenberg sets London's radical campaigners against the backdrop of the city's multi-faceted development. Self-directed walks pair with narratives that seamlessly blend history, politics and geography. Specially commissioned maps and illustrations immerse the reader in the story of the city. Whether visiting it for thefirst time, or born and raised in it, Rosenberg invites you to see London as you never have before: the nation's capital as its radical centre
Chimes of freedom : the songs of Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 405 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 )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 373 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 365 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 352 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 )

13 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 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 )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of songs that Woody Guthrie wrote for children, featuring six previously unrecorded songs
Mermaid Avenue by Billy Bragg( Recording )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lead Belly, baby! by Dan Zanes( Recording )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 244 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
The Internationale by Peter Miller( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 244 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 )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 209 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
Left of the dial : dispatches from the 80's underground( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tooth & nail by Billy Bragg( Recording )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 179 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
The three dimensions of freedom by Billy Bragg( Book )

10 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We live in a world where strongman politics are rising; neo-liberalism has hollowed out political parties; and corporations have undermined democracy. Ordinary voters feel helpless to effect change, resulting in outbreaks of populist anger, and traditional platforms for debate are losing their viability as readers source information online. In this short and vital polemic, progressive thinker and activist Billy Bragg argues that accountability is the antidote to authoritarianism, and that without it, we can never truly be free. He shows us that Freedom requires three dimensions to function: Liberty, Equality, and Accountability - and the result is a three dimensional space in which freedom can be exercised by all
Sleepytime : soothing songs for baby and parents( Recording )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sowing the seeds : the 10th anniversary by Pete Seeger( )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rise again : a group singing songbook( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 157 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
Mermaid Avenue : [the complete sessions] by Billy Bragg( Visual )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 143 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
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Roots, radicals and rockers : how skiffle changed the world
Rebel footprints : a guide to uncovering London's radical historyRise again : a group singing songbook
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 canwr seisnig

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

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

Billy Bragg Engelsk sångare, låtskrivare och politisk aktivist

Billy Bragg englischer Singer-Songwriter

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

Bragg, Bill 1957-

Bragg Billy

Bragg, Stephen William

Bragg, Steven

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Stephen William Bragg

Билли Брэгг

בילי בראג סופר בריטי

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English (173)

German (4)

Spanish (2)

Italian (1)

Dutch (1)