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singer Billy Bragg
and the American
collaborated to put to music and perform previously unheard lyrics written by American folk
singer Woody Guthrie
. The project was organized by Guthrie's daughter, Nora Guthrie. The ensuing album "Mermaid Avenue
" was released on the Elektra Records
label on June 23, 1998. A second volume of recordings, "Mermaid Avenue Vol. II
", followed in 2000. The projects are named after a song "Mermaid's Avenue
" written by Guthrie. This was also the street in Coney Island, Brooklyn
, New York
on which Guthrie lived.
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