Billy Bragg issues tribute album to the International Brigades

May 18, 2012

Billy Bragg, the Bard Of Barking, has just cut a new album to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War, Let the Jukebox Keep Playing reports; the CD features, among other SCW songs, “Jarama Valley.”

The disc also features Maxine Peake, backed by Urban Roots dub ensemble, as she delivers the famous speech by Spanish Republican leader Dolores Ibarruri – (aka La Pasionaria) – at the farewell parade to the International Brigades in Barcelona on October 28 1938. … Specially produced for the International Brigade Memorial Trust (IBMT), the artists have donated their talents for free and proceeds from the CD go towards the trust’s work.

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