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CooP - Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 2, No. 1) First Anniversary

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CooP - Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 2, No. 1) First Anniversary

Fast Folk Musical Magazine began its second year with a first anniversary celebration of song. This collection of 12 tracks features new songs by veteran folk singer Tom Paxton ("Little Bitty Gun"), emerging singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega ("The Queen and the Soldier"), and singer and The CooP editor Jack Hardy performing his protest song "Porto Limon." Also on this collection is Tom Russell singing his composition "St Olav’s Gate," which was later popularized by Nanci Griffith, and "Say It Ain't So Sam" by Left Field―as politically relevant today as it was in 1983. Songs of love gone wrong ("A Year Ago" by Janet Macklin and "Careless Hearts" by Ray Lambiase) are also featured. A 24-page edition of The CooP is included with this recording.

Track Listing

Porto Limón Jack Hardy, Jeff Hardy, and Mark Dann 4:12
Beggarman's Pearl David Massengill, Jeff Hardy, Jack Hardy, and Mark Dann 4:50
Little Bitty Gun Tom Paxton 2:33
Queen and the Soldier Suzanne Vega and Mark Dann 4:31
Say it Ain't so Sam Left Field 2:51
Tenement Stairs Brian Rose and Mark Dann 3:33
Better Every Day Skip Barthold and Mark Dann 3:41
St. Olav's Gate Tom Russell, Andrew Hardin, and Mark Dann 3:21
Jive Town Richard Meyer and Mark Dann 3:00
Careless Hearts Ray Lambiase and Mark Dann 5:55
A Year Ago Janet Macklin and Mark Dann 2:24
The Strong in Spirit Hugh Blumenfeld and Mark Dann 2:24