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Fast Folk: A Community of Singers and Songwriters

Various Artists
Fast Folk: A Community of Singers and Songwriters
Fast Folk Musical Magazine helped jumpstart the careers of musicians such as Shawn Colvin, Steve Forbert, John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky, Christine Lavin, Richard Shindell, Suzanne Vega, and many others. This double CD set comprises honest, intimate versions of their songs, available in retail stores for the first time! Guided by the venerable Dave Van Ronk, singer-songwriter Jack Hardy formed Fast Folk in 1982 in New York City. The dominant theme in the 100-plus Fast Folk Musical Magazine issues was an emphasis on the song rather than the singer—music for its own sake. It quickly became an important showcase for the new folk scene, which continued to flourish for nearly twenty years. By drawing on both the new wave and the old guard of American folk music, Fast Folk developed into a significant chapter in the history of folk music. Compiled and annotated by Richard Meyer, Jack Hardy and Jeff Place.

Track Listing

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American Jerusalem Rod MacDonald 05:58
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What's Wrong with the Man Upstairs? David Massengill 04:38
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Old Factory Town Gerry Devine 05:12
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You Just Need a Home (Spotlight) Lucy Kaplansky 03:38
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Another Time and Place Dave Van Ronk 04:31
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I Don't Know Why Shawn Colvin 03:45
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Geza's Wailing Ways John Gorka 03:53
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Ragman! David Indian 04:03
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High Times Tom Intondi 04:36
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Don't Ever Call Your Sweetheart by His Name Christine Lavin 02:21
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Where Were You Last Night? Frank Christian 04:19
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Introduction to Corpo Gracile Germana Pucci 00:28
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Corpo Gracile Germana Pucci 05:13
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Kilkelly, Ireland Laura Burns & Roger Rosen 05:58
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Introduction to The Viking Rag Erik Frandsen 01:32
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The Viking Rag Erik Frandsen 02:37
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Forget-Me-Not Jack Hardy 04:20
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Vacation Ensemble 02:42
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Gypsy Suzanne Vega 04:16
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Thirty Thousand Men Steve Forbert 04:31
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Margaret Frank Tedesso 04:04
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Share the Failure Elaine Silver 02:56
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Bourbon as a Second Language Patrick John Brayer 03:47
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King of Hearts Paul Kaplan 04:10
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Heart on Ice Judith Zweiman 05:04
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The Courier Richard Shindell 05:00
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By Your Eyes Wendy Beckerman 03:22
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Danton Lillie Palmer 04:27
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Long Black Wall Michael Jerling 04:27
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Railroad Bill Andy Breckman 03:32
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Gravedigger Richard Julian 03:18
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January Gold Richard Meyer 05:11
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Disenchanted Eric Wood 04:37
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Raphael Hugh Blumenfeld 03:35
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Your Face Louise Taylor 03:18
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Crazy Horse Josh Joffen & Late for Dinner 03:19