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CooP - Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 1, No. 3)

Various Artists
CooP - Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 1, No. 3)

This is the third in the long-running (1982–1997) series of recordings issued by Fast Folk Musical Magazine, whose principal mission was to identify and develop a new generation of American folksingers and songwriters. The musical themes in this collection of 10 songs range from songs of hope ("When I Build My Home Sweet Home," performed by Ray Lambiase) to songs of loss ("Small Town on the River," performed by Bill Morrissey). The album also includes an early recording by Shawn Colvin ("I'm Talkin' to You") and David Massengill's iconic song, "The American Dream." Singers were encouraged to record their songs in a single "take." The liner notes―the complete April 1982 edition of The CooP magazine―feature song lyrics, articles on the Weavers, and an interview with former Byrds front man Roger McGuinn.

Track Listing

When I Build My Home Sweet Home Ray Lambiase, Jack Gakis, and Mark Dann 3:44
Small Town on the River Bill Morrissey and Mark Dann 4:05
El Hijo De Villanueva Cynthia Gooding, Peter Spencer, and Mark Dann 2:45
Gayle Michael Fracasso, Elliot Simon, and Mark Dann 4:10
I'm Talkin' To You Shawn Colvin and Mark Dann 3:50
Wild Willow Josh Joffen and Mark Dann 4:15
Still Life Nancy Lee Baxter and Mark Dann 3:51
The Time Has Come Elliot Simon, Greg Simon, and Mark Dann 6:28
Gallery 14 Thom Morlan and Mark Dann 5:23
The Great American Dream David Massengill and chorus 10:30