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Monday, 11 July 2011

Gems From My Collection: Billy Bragg

I've always liked Billy Bragg. He has a wonderful way of putting things into a song that you just wouldn't expect from anyone else. The song below was written on Friday 8th July 2011 and performed live for the first time at the Garforth Arts Festival on Saturday 9th July 2011 and the video was shot in his dressing room prior to his performance.

Never Buy The Sun

Hearing that got me thinking about the works of Billy Bragg and I thought I'd share here a number of my favourite tracks from the Bard of Barking.

Between the Wars (Top of the Pops)

Days Like These (The Tube)

She's Got A New Spell (Town & Country Club 1991 Live)

Accident Waiting to Happen (Town & Country Club Live 1991)

Levi Stubbs Tears (Roundhouse 2008)

Tank Park Salute (Town & Country Club 1991 Live)

St. Swithin's Day (Germany 1985)

Greetings To The New Brunette (The Filmore, SF 2008)

New England (1983 John Peel Session)

The World Turned Upside Down (Greenbelt 2007)

Help Save The Youth Of America (American TV 1989)

The Short Answer (John Peel Session)

Must I Paint You A Picture (Extended Version)

Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key (with Natalie Merchant)
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