Got some of these taped from the radio when I was a kid so ggod to have them again in a more friendly format. Ta loads - you guys are stars! Amazing response. Both Andy and I were impressed with the reaction. Greater things are still to come! I'm living in new York at themoment so I've not had my usual Glasto of following Billy around the site, this has made up for thinga a little cheers nick.
Looks great! Thanks to both of you. Sorry for the late thanks; just saw the post today. I don't know if it's been mentioned in the other Billy Bragg posts, but archive. Many times since and his radio sessions were always a treat. The links don't work now. If any of your lucky individuals who downloaded them when they work, could you send them to me at Lawrence live. Or show me a place where they are temporarily? Much obliged! Now that you're here,I should mentions that without reader feedback blogs slowly wither and die.
I was wrong. And now, thanks to a most generous reader, Andy Campbell, you all get this mind-bogglingly expansive five CD set for yourself. Support the artist! MySpace Homepage Amazon iTunes. Labels: Billy Bragg. Eric June 25, at AM. Unknown June 25, at AM. Anonymous June 25, at AM. Vic June 25, at AM. Anonymous June 25, at PM. The Hamzinger June 25, at PM.
Jay June 25, at PM. BarrieB June 25, at PM. Dale Farrington June 26, at AM. Simon June 26, at PM. PintMan June 26, at PM. Anonymous June 26, at PM. The death of Margaret Thatcher is nothing more than a salient reminder of how Britain got into the mess that we are in today. Of why ordinary working people are no longer able to earn enough from one job to support a family; of why there is a shortage of decent affordable housing Raising a glass to the death of an infirm old lady changes none of this.
The only real antidote to cynicism is activism. Don't celebrate — organise! According to a BBC News report, the video-streaming site was offering "non-negotiable contracts" to its planned, Spotify -like music-subscription service to labels such as XL Recordings , 4AD , Cooking Vinyl and Domino "accompanied by the threat that music videos they have posted to their YouTube channels will be blocked from site altogether if they do not agree to the terms.
Bragg supports both Scottish and Welsh independence. Bragg wrote an article for the Guardian publication on 16 September, in which he addressed the objections he had previously received from people who conflated Scottish nationalism with the far-right ethos of the BNP. He described the independence campaign as "civic nationalism" and his opinion piece concluded:.
Support for Scottish self-determination might not fit neatly into any leftwing pigeonhole, but it does chime with an older progressive tradition that runs deep in English history — a dogged determination to hold the over-mighty to account. If, during the constitutional settlement that will follow the referendum, we in England can rediscover our Roundhead tradition, we might yet counter our historic weakness for ethnic nationalism with an outpouring of civic engagement that creates a fairer society for all.
Bragg was one of several celebrities who endorsed the parliamentary candidacy of the Green Party 's Caroline Lucas at the general election. He said: "His [Corbyn's] success so far shows you how bland our politics have become, in the aim of winning those swing voters in middle England the Labour Party has lost touch with its roots.
We live in a time of austerity and what you want from that is not more austerity, you want compassion. In August , The Times reported that at the Edinburgh Book Festival , Bragg had said: "I worry about Jeremy that he's a kind of twentieth century Labour man", and that "we need to be reaching out to people".
Described as a "previously loyal supporter", who has "lent his support to Mr Corbyn on numerous occasions since he became Labour leader", The Times quoted Bragg: "I don't have a simple answer.
My hope is that the party does not split and that we resolve this stalemate". Corbyn at the time was campaigning in an enforced second leadership election in the summer of Labour has fires to fight on different fronts. This would be happening even without Corbyn if any of the other candidates had won last year, these problems would still be there". During the general election campaign in May , Bragg added his signature to a letter published in The Guardian calling for Labour to withdraw its candidates in two constituencies; Brighton Pavilion and the Isle of Wight and potentially allowing the Green Party to defeat the Tories in both, where Labour were running second.
The initiative was shut down by Jeremy Corbyn. In June , Bragg publicly criticised fellow singer-songwriter Morrissey for his recent political comments and endorsement of a far-right political party, and accused him of dragging the legacy of Johnny Marr and the Smiths "through the dirt". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. English singer-songwriter and left-wing political activist.
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Goodbye, Goodbye. There Will Be a Reckoning. Chasing Rainbows. Your Name on My Tongue. Tomorrow's Going to Be a Better Day. Levi Stubbs Tears [Video]. Greetings to the New Brunette [Video]. She's Leaving Home [Video]. Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards [Video]. Sexuality [Video]. Accident Waiting to Happen [Video]. Upfield [Video]. Boy Done Good [Video]. Take Down the Union Jack [Video]. Lay Down Your Weary Tune. Lay Down Your Weary Tune [ ]. Which Side Are You On.
I Keep Faith. When the Roses Bloom Again. My Thirty Thousand. Chain of Broken Hearts. The Jolly Banker. Walt Whitman's Niece. California Stars. Birds And Ships. Hoodoo Voodoo.
She Came Along To Me. Ingrid Bergman. Christ For President. I Guess I Planted. Eisler On The Go. Hesitating Beauty. Another Man's Done Gone. The Unwelcome Guest. Airline To Heaven. My Flying Saucer. Feed Of Man. Hot Rod Hotel. Secret Of The Sea. Stetson Kennedy. Remember The Mountain Bed.
Blood Of The Lamb. Aginst Th' Law. All You Fascists. Joe Dimaggio Done It Again. Meanest Man. Black Wind Blowing. Someday Some Morning Sometime. When The Roses Bloom Again. Chain Of Broken Hearts. Levi Stubbs' Tears. Bring Them Home. I Almost Killed You. The Beach Is Free. Sing Their Souls Back Home. You Make Me Brave.
Something Happened. If You Ever Leave. The Johnny Carcinogenic Show. I Keep Faith [Band Version]. M for Me [Band Version]. Beach Is Free. Something Happened [Band Version]. O Freedom [Band Version]. Johnny Carcinogenic Show. Farm Boy [Band Version]. She Came Along to Me. The Saturday Boy. Like Soldiers Do.
Talking Wag Club Blues. You've Got the Power. Greetings to the New Brunette. Help Save the Youth of America. Only Bad Signs.
The Marching Song of the Covert Battalions. Days Like These [D. The Milkman of Human Kindness. To Have and to Have Not. The Man in the Iron Mask. The Busy Girl Buys Beauty. Lovers Town Revisited. The Cloth 1 [Bonus CD][ ]. Speedway Hero [Bonus CD][ ]. McKendree Spring. Hobo's Lullaby. The Texas Drifter Goebel Reeves. In the Pines. Joe Hill. John Henry. Fiddlin' John Carson. Just One Victory. Memphis Jug Band.
Kilroy Was Here. Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger. Lay Down Your Weary Tune. Lonesome Whistle. Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys. Love Has No Pride. Mansion on the Hill. My Father's Mansions Many Rooms. Never Had No One Ever. On a Good Day. One by One. Raglan Road. Railroad Bill. Reason to Believe. Religious Persuasion.
Rock Island Line. Rock Island Colored Booster Quartet. She's Leaving Home. She Smiled Sweetly. The Rolling Stones. Sin City. Billy Bragg with Hank Wangford.
The Flying Burrito Brothers. That's Entertainment. Less Than Jake featuring Billy Bragg. The Internationale. Pierre De Geyter. The Last Time. The Midnight Special. There Is Power in a Union.From: [email protected] (William Vaughan) Subject: Billy Bragg - The Warmest Room C Am C Am Am C Am C Am A rainy afternoon Am C Am C Am Spent in the Warmest Room G She lied before me and said F C Am C Am yes its true, I have seen some hairy men (same) She made for the door Leaving me on the floor I wish i'd known biology for.