Thursday, September 2, 2010

Variations on the Folkie: Bragg, Prine, and Sexsmith

Folk music often gets maligned in certain quarters for a variety of perceived flaws. Heck, even I have often made jokes about folk music (and musicians). :) So, in defense of folk music and all its variations, I offer you a mixtape of Billy Bragg (folk-punk, well sorta), John Prine (folk-country), and Ron Sexsmith (folk-pop/rock).

Update: Something messed up the last third of the cd when I initially burned it, so I got rid of the whole thing and replaced it. So if you downloaded it the first couple of days it was up, you should probably just delete it and download it again.

Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian [Live] John Prine
Tell Me Again Ron Sexsmith
Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key Billy Bragg & Wilco
Love Has No Pride Billy Bragg
Ring Them Bells Ron Sexsmith
Souvenirs John Prine
The Only One Billy Bragg
If You Don't Want My Love John Prine
Almost Always Ron Sexsmith
Summer Blowin' Town Ron Sexsmith
The Warmest Room Billy Bragg
All The Best John Prine
Strawberry Blonde Ron Sexsmith
Glory Of True Love John Prine
A Good Time John Prine
The Milkman Of Human Kindness Billy Bragg
Gold In Them Hills Ron Sexsmith
Beautiful World [Live] John Prine
When the Ship Comes In Billy Bragg
Dolphins Billy Bragg
Seem To Recall Ron Sexsmith


klf said...

just want to say that you do great stuff, here. and i'm glad that you don't do that horrendous begging for comments thing. love from pennsylvania.

Ishkabibliophile said...


Thanks a lot! (And I try to limit my begging to offline activities. :)

Lisa said...

this is a gorgeous mix - thanks!

Ishkabibliophile said...


They do sound pretty good together, don't they? I wasn't so sure about including Mr. Bragg, but I think he blended in quite nicely.