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Mermaid Avenue CD - GRAMMY Award Nominee!

Mermaid Avenue CD - GRAMMY Award Nominee!


Artists: Billy Bragg & Wilco
(with special guests Natalie Merchant and Corey Harris)



1. Walt Whitman's Niece
2. California Stars
3. Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key
4. Birds and Ships
5. Hoodoo Voodoo
6. She Came Along to Me
7. At My Window Sad and Lonely
8. Ingrid Bergman
9. Christ for President
10. I Guess I Planted
11. One by One
12. Eisler on the Go
13. Hesitating Beauty
14. Another Man's Done Gone
15. Unwelcome Guest

*GRAMMY Award Nominee for Best Contemporary Folk Album

In 1995, Nora Guthrie approached Billy Bragg with the idea of setting music to many of Woody's lyrics to which there had been no music. These lyrics/poems came out of the Woody Guthrie Archive. Billy joined with the band Wilco and they set music to these songs. The album was released in 1998 to critical acclaim, made bestseller lists, and earned a Grammy nomination. The album's title comes from the street in Coney Island, Brooklyn where Woody and his family lived.

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Elektra Records. 1998. CD

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