Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions Image

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Summary: Woody Guthrie's daughter Nora contacted Billy Bragg about using some of the songs her father wrote in the 1940s. Bragg in turn, recruited the band Wilco to help complete the project. The Complete Sessions collects the two previously released volumes with a new third volume of songs, and a documentary about the creating the music to go with the folk legend's lyrics.
Record Label: Nonesuch
Genre(s): Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Folk, Anti-Folk, Protest Songs
Credit: Producer Producer Primary Artist Producer
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Track Listings

1-01 Walt Whitman's Niece 2-10 Against th' Law
1-02 California Stars 2-11 All You Fascists
1-03 Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key 2-12 Joe DiMaggio Done It Again
1-04 Birds and Ships 2-13 Meanest Man
1-05 Hoodoo Voodoo 2-14 Black Wind Blowing
1-06 She Came Along to Me 2-15 Someday Some Morning Sometime
1-07 At My Window Sad and Lonely 3-01 Bugeye Jim
1-08 Ingrid Bergman 3-02 When the Roses Bloom Again
1-09 Christ for President 3-03 Gotta Walk
1-10 I Guess I Planted 3-04 My Thirty Thousand
1-11 One by One 3-05 Ought to Be Satisfied Now
1-12 Eisler on the Go 3-06 Listening to the Wind That Blows
1-13 Hesitating Beauty 3-07 Go Down to the Water
1-14 Another Man's Done Gone 3-08 Chain of Broken Hearts
1-15 The Unwelcome Guest 3-09 Jailcell Blues
2-01 Airline to Heaven 3-10 Don't You Marry
2-02 My Flying Saucer 3-11 Give Me a Nail
2-03 Feed of Man 3-12 The Jolly Banker
2-04 Hot Rod Hotel 3-13 Union Prayer
2-05 I Was Born 3-14 Be Kind to the Boy on the Road
2-06 Secret of the Sea 3-15 Ain'ta Gonna Grieve
2-07 Stetson Kennedy 3-16 Tea Bag Blues
2-08 Remember the Mountain Bed 3-17 I'm Out to Get
2-09 Blood of the Lamb 4-01 Man in the Sand [DVD]

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