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Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 1, No. 6) The Blues

Various Artists
Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 1, No. 6) The Blues

This edition of Fast Folk Musical Magazine focuses on traditional blues, with 10 vocal and two instrumental numbers. The instrumentals are Thomas "Fats" Waller's "Viper's Drag" performed by Howie Wyeth on piano and "Country Rag," a traditional string band composition performed by Raoul and Amos Otis. As for the blues vocals, Dave Van Ronk performs Blind Willie Johnson's "Motherless Children," John Hammond Jr. sings Sleepy John Estes’ "Drop Down Mama," Paul Geremia performs Pink Anderson's "Ain't Nobody Home But Me," and Bob Zaidman performs "1919 Influenza Blues." In a more modern vein, the group Rhythm & Romance offers up "I Like You Fine" with vocalist Nikki Mathenson. A 16-page facsimile of Fast Folk Musical Magazine is included with the recording.

Track Listing

101
Ain't Nobody Home But Me Paul Geremia and Del Lord 3:14
102
Worried Blues Bob Guida 2:35
103
Walkin' Blues Tucker Smallwood 2:33
104
Viper's Drag Howie Wyeth 2:22
105
1919 Influenza Blues Bob Zaidman 3:09
106
Drop Down Mama John Hammond Jr. 5:12
201
Hot Time in Old Town Tonight Ari Eisinger and Joe Lauro 1:55
202
I Like You Fine Rhythm & Romance 5:03
203
April Blues Peter Spencer 3:12
204
Country Rag The Otis Brothers 1:45
205
Motherless Children Dave Van Ronk 3:12
206
What Are They Doing in Heaven Today Pat Conti 2:54

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