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Mermaid Avenue : [the complete sessions], Billy Bragg and Wilco, (sound recording)

Label
Mermaid Avenue : [the complete sessions]
Title
Mermaid Avenue
Title remainder
[the complete sessions]
Statement of responsibility
Billy Bragg and Wilco
Title variation
Man in the sand
Title variation remainder
[the making of Mermaid Avenue]
Contributor
Performer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When American folk legend Woody Guthrie died in 1967 at the age of 55, he left behind a trove of more than one thousand sets of complete lyrics with no music. In 1995, his daughter Nora approached English singer-songwriter and activist Billy Bragg and about the possibility of bringing these unheard songs to life by setting them to new music. Wilco came aboard soon after, and in 1998 Mermaid Avenue was released to critical acclaim, receiving a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Folk Album
Accompanying matter
  • libretto or text
  • historical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Credits note
DVD presented by Union Productions
Dewey number
782.42166
Form of composition
rock music
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
M1630.18.G87
LC item number
M47 2012
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Billy Bragg, vocals, guitars, bouzouki, tenor banjo, mandolin ; Wilco (Jeff Tweedy, vocals, guitars, harmonica, keyboards ; Jay Bennett, background vocals, guitars, keyboards, drums, bouzouki, bass, dulcimer, banjo, percussion, mandolin, harmonica ; John Stirrat, background vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass ; Ken Coomer, background vocals, drums, percussion, whistle ; Bob Egan, slide guitar, pedal steel) ; with Natalie Merchant, vocals ; Corey Harris, background vocals, guitar, lap steel ; Eliza Carthy, violin ; and additional musicians
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1912-1967
  • 1963-2009
  • 1967-
  • 1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bragg, Billy
  • Guthrie, Woody
  • Guthrie, Nora
  • Guthrie, Arlo
  • Merchant, Natalie
  • Harris, Corey
  • Bennett, Jay
  • Tweedy, Jeff
  • Carthy, Eliza
  • Kotche, Glenn
  • Cline, Nels
  • Sansone, Pat
  • Feist
  • Wilco (Musical group)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rock music
  • Guthrie, Woody
  • Folk singers
  • Folk musicians
  • Folk music
Target audience
general
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Mermaid Avenue : [the complete sessions], Billy Bragg and Wilco, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Words by Woody Guthrie; except When the roses bloom again by Will D. Cobb
  • Disc 1 originally issued by Electra Records in 1998, disc 2 in 2000; DVD issued in 2001
  • Subtitle from container; DVD subtitle from disc surface
  • Compact disc accompanied by DVD
  • Program notes by Nora Guthrie and lyrics ([44] pages : illustrations) inserted in container
  • DVD contains the film "Man in the sand : the making of Mermaid Avenue," feat. Woody Guthrie, Nora Guthrie, Billy Bragg, Wilco, Natalie Merchant, Corey Harris, with Arlo Guthrie
Accompanying material
1 videodisc (88 min. : sound, color, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
performed music
Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Way over yonder in the minor key
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (4:06)
  • Birds and ships
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (2:13)
  • Hoodoo voodoo
  • music, Wilco, Billy Bragg, Corey Harris
  • (3:12)
  • She came along to me
  • [Disc 1],
  • music, Billy Bragg, Jeff Tweedy, Jay Bennett
  • (3:26)
  • At my window sad and lonely
  • music, Jeff Tweedy
  • (3:27)
  • Ingrid Bergman
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (1:50)
  • Christ for President
  • music, Jeff Tweedy, Jay Bennett
  • Mermaid Avenue, volume I.
  • (2:39)
  • I guess I planted
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (3:32)
  • One by one
  • music, Jeff Tweedy
  • (3:22)
  • Eisler on the go
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (2:56)
  • Walt Whitman's niece
  • Hesitating beauty
  • music, Jeff Tweedy
  • (3:04)
  • Another man's done gone
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (1:34)
  • The unwelcome guest
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (5:09)
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (3:53)
  • California stars
  • music, Jay Bennett, Jeff Tweedy
  • (4:57)
  • Feed of man
  • music, Jeff Tweedy
  • (4:08)
  • Hot Rod Hotel
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (3:17)
  • I was born
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (1:50)
  • Secret of the sea
  • [Disc 2],
  • music, Jay Bennett, Jeff Tweedy
  • (2:42)
  • Stetson Kennedy
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (2:39)
  • Remember the mountain bed
  • music, Jeff Tweedy, Jay Bennett
  • (6:26)
  • Blood of the Lamb
  • music, Jay Bennett, Jeff Tweedy
  • Mermaid Avenue, volume II.
  • (4:16)
  • Against th' law
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (3:03)
  • All you fascists
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (2:43)
  • Joe DiMaggio done it again
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (2:31)
  • Airline to heaven
  • Meanest man
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (3:46)
  • Black wind blowing
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (3:00)
  • Someday some morning sometime/
  • music, Jeff Tweedy
  • (2:53)
  • music, Jay Bennett, Jeff Tweedy
  • (4:50)
  • My flying saucer
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (1:45)
  • Gotta work
  • music, Corey Harris
  • (2:12)
  • My thirty thousand
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (2:37)
  • Ought to be satisfied now
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (3:30)
  • Listening to the wind that blows
  • [Disc 3],
  • music, Jeff Tweedy
  • (5:04)
  • Go down to the water
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (4:32)
  • Chain of broken hearts
  • music, Jeff Tweedy
  • (3:27)
  • Jailcell blues
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • Mermaid Avenue, volume III.
  • (2:23)
  • Don't you marry
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (3:14)
  • Give me a nail
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (1:38)
  • The jolly banker / words and music, Woody Guthrie
  • (3:27)
  • Union prayer
  • Bugeye Jim
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (4:09)
  • Be kind to the boy on the road
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (3:42)
  • Ain'ta gonna grieve
  • music, Jeff Tweedy, Jay Bennett
  • (4:48)
  • Tea bag blues
  • music, Corey Harris
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (4:00)
  • I'm out to get
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (3:56)
  • (3:13)
  • When the roses bloom again
  • words, Will D. Cobb ; music, Jeff Tweedy
  • (4:07)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
3 audio discs
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2014624983
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
  • 075597962604
  • 00075597962604
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
529926-2
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 893939234
  • (OCoLC)893939234
System details
DVD; widescreen; Dolby digital 2.0 stereophonic
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Mermaid Avenue : [the complete sessions], Billy Bragg and Wilco, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Words by Woody Guthrie; except When the roses bloom again by Will D. Cobb
  • Disc 1 originally issued by Electra Records in 1998, disc 2 in 2000; DVD issued in 2001
  • Subtitle from container; DVD subtitle from disc surface
  • Compact disc accompanied by DVD
  • Program notes by Nora Guthrie and lyrics ([44] pages : illustrations) inserted in container
  • DVD contains the film "Man in the sand : the making of Mermaid Avenue," feat. Woody Guthrie, Nora Guthrie, Billy Bragg, Wilco, Natalie Merchant, Corey Harris, with Arlo Guthrie
Accompanying material
1 videodisc (88 min. : sound, color, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
performed music
Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Way over yonder in the minor key
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (4:06)
  • Birds and ships
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (2:13)
  • Hoodoo voodoo
  • music, Wilco, Billy Bragg, Corey Harris
  • (3:12)
  • She came along to me
  • [Disc 1],
  • music, Billy Bragg, Jeff Tweedy, Jay Bennett
  • (3:26)
  • At my window sad and lonely
  • music, Jeff Tweedy
  • (3:27)
  • Ingrid Bergman
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (1:50)
  • Christ for President
  • music, Jeff Tweedy, Jay Bennett
  • Mermaid Avenue, volume I.
  • (2:39)
  • I guess I planted
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (3:32)
  • One by one
  • music, Jeff Tweedy
  • (3:22)
  • Eisler on the go
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (2:56)
  • Walt Whitman's niece
  • Hesitating beauty
  • music, Jeff Tweedy
  • (3:04)
  • Another man's done gone
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (1:34)
  • The unwelcome guest
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (5:09)
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (3:53)
  • California stars
  • music, Jay Bennett, Jeff Tweedy
  • (4:57)
  • Feed of man
  • music, Jeff Tweedy
  • (4:08)
  • Hot Rod Hotel
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (3:17)
  • I was born
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (1:50)
  • Secret of the sea
  • [Disc 2],
  • music, Jay Bennett, Jeff Tweedy
  • (2:42)
  • Stetson Kennedy
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (2:39)
  • Remember the mountain bed
  • music, Jeff Tweedy, Jay Bennett
  • (6:26)
  • Blood of the Lamb
  • music, Jay Bennett, Jeff Tweedy
  • Mermaid Avenue, volume II.
  • (4:16)
  • Against th' law
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (3:03)
  • All you fascists
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (2:43)
  • Joe DiMaggio done it again
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (2:31)
  • Airline to heaven
  • Meanest man
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (3:46)
  • Black wind blowing
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (3:00)
  • Someday some morning sometime/
  • music, Jeff Tweedy
  • (2:53)
  • music, Jay Bennett, Jeff Tweedy
  • (4:50)
  • My flying saucer
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (1:45)
  • Gotta work
  • music, Corey Harris
  • (2:12)
  • My thirty thousand
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (2:37)
  • Ought to be satisfied now
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (3:30)
  • Listening to the wind that blows
  • [Disc 3],
  • music, Jeff Tweedy
  • (5:04)
  • Go down to the water
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (4:32)
  • Chain of broken hearts
  • music, Jeff Tweedy
  • (3:27)
  • Jailcell blues
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • Mermaid Avenue, volume III.
  • (2:23)
  • Don't you marry
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (3:14)
  • Give me a nail
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (1:38)
  • The jolly banker / words and music, Woody Guthrie
  • (3:27)
  • Union prayer
  • Bugeye Jim
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (4:09)
  • Be kind to the boy on the road
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (3:42)
  • Ain'ta gonna grieve
  • music, Jeff Tweedy, Jay Bennett
  • (4:48)
  • Tea bag blues
  • music, Corey Harris
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (4:00)
  • I'm out to get
  • music, Billy Bragg
  • (3:56)
  • (3:13)
  • When the roses bloom again
  • words, Will D. Cobb ; music, Jeff Tweedy
  • (4:07)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
3 audio discs
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2014624983
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
  • 075597962604
  • 00075597962604
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
529926-2
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • 893939234
  • (OCoLC)893939234
System details
DVD; widescreen; Dolby digital 2.0 stereophonic
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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