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Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 1, No. 1)

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

Fast Folk Musical Magazine debuted in January 1984 as the successor to The CooP folk music magazine. The editorial goal of Fast Folk was to promote the performance of "noncommercial artistic music," also known as American folk music. This collection of includes performances by veteran folk singer Eric Anderson ("The Girls of Denmark") and emerging singer-songwriters Christine Lavin (the witty "Don’t Ever Call Your Sweetheart By His Name") and Suzanne Vega ("Tom's Diner"). Itinerant street performer Baby Gramps contributes "Don't Play No Andrews Sisters," longtime folk singer Jim Glover performs "Rain," and Left Field, formed during the 1981 baseball strike, adds their political song "A Big Mistake" to the mix. A 20-page copy of the magazine accompanies the music.

Track Listing

101
Drummer Boy David Indian and Mark Dann 6:26
102
Don't Ever Call Your Sweetheart by His Name Christine Lavin and Mark Dann 2:21
103
The Girls of Denmark Eric Andersen 5:08
104
Ottomanelli Germana Pucci, Jill Burkee, Peter Lewy, and Mark Dann 4:26
105
Indiana Tom McGhee and Mark Dann 3:34
106
Tom's Diner Suzanne Vega 2:15
201
So Long to Love Brian Rose, Mark Dann, Christine Lavin, and Jack Hardy 3:22
202
I Saw a Stranger with Your Hair John Gorka and Mark Dann 3:36
203
Big Mistake, As performed by Left Field Left Field 2:31
204
Rain Jim Glover, Ned Treanor, M.G. Ivice, and Mark Dann 2:42
205
Don't Play No Andrews Sisters Baby Gramps 2:36
206
Don't Slip Away Cyrus Clarke 4:05

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