Billy Bragg Fight Songs



Wiggy Podcast Collection

A collection of Podcasts created by Wiggy and Braggy

Podcast 1   Podcast 2
PODCAST 1
Prehistory to the end of Riff Raff
  PODCAST 2
Oliver's army to the Tunnel
Podcast 3   Podcast 4
PODCAST 3
PJ to the top of the Indie Charts
  PODCAST 4
Brewing up with the Burns
Podcast 5   Podcast 6
PODCAST 5
Brewing up with Political Pop
  PODCAST 6
Taxman
Podcast 8   Podcast 8
PODCAST 7
The Internationale
  PODCAST 8
Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards
Podcast 9   Podcast 10
PODCAST 9
Where's my Playtex?
  PODCAST 10
Victim of Geography
Podcast 11   Podcast 12
PODCAST 11
Don't try this at home
  PODCAST 12
William Bloke
Podcast 13   Podcast 14
PODCAST 13
There ain't nobody that can sing like me
  PODCAST 14
Half Bragg Half Bloke

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Wiggy Podcast 13
There ain't nobody that can sing like me

In the early 1990s, Nora Guthrie, daughter of Woody Guthrie, sees Billy in concert in the States and adds him to her shortlist of musicians to write new music to her late father’s undiscovered lyrics.

Later that decade, and with the participation of alt-country rockers Wilco, led by Jeff Tweedy, Mermaid Avenue is born. Widely admired and commercially successful in the USA, Mermaid Avenue volumes 1 and 2 are each nominated for a Grammy, and bring Billy a new audience in America.

Billy tells the story behind the making of the albums, and offers the prospect of unreleased tracks from the sessions becoming available in the next few years.

Recorded by Wiggy at Billy’s home in Dorset in February 2007
Edited & produced by Wiggy