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A New England
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Levi Stubbs' Tears
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The Saturday Boy
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To Have And To Have Not
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Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards

Albums

  • Best of Billy Bragg at the BBC 1983 - 2019

    Sep 2019 • 38 songs

  • A New England (John Peel Session, 27th July 1983)
  • Bridges Not Walls

    Nov 2017 • 6 songs

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  • Billy Bragg
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    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, h...
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