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Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 2, No. 10)

Various Artists
Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 2, No. 10)

Fast Folk Musical Magazine, established in 1982, was a songwriter/performer cooperative to support and spotlight folk singers working primarily in the New York City area. The dozen performances in this “live” recording features both established and emerging performers. Headlining the collection is Tom Paxton singing “The Death of Steven Biko.” Biko was a South African anti-apartheid activist who died of massive head trauma while in police custody in 1977. New England–based (and Washington, DC, favorite) Schooner Fare perform “Calgary,” a song about a home away from home. Lou Perryman sings about the joys of cleaning out the refrigerator (“When Did We Have Sauerkraut?”), and David Mallett sings “Coming Apart at the Seams,” later covered as “Hometown Heroes” by country singer Marty Stuart. A 20–page facsimile of the December 1985 issue of the magazine is included.

Track Listing

The Death of Steven Biko Tom Paxton, Anne Hills, and Mark Dann 4:01
Grandmother's Song Pierce Pettis 4:51
When Did We Have Sauerkraut? Lou and Peter Berryman 3:56
Coming Apart at the Seams David Mallet and Chris Neville 3:54
Waltzing Around in the Nude Dick McCormack 3:32
Our Children Sally Rogers 3:26
Speed Trap Boogie Greg Brown 2:42
That's What the Waltz is For Bob Franke and John Miller 2:37
Calgary Schooner Fare 5:12
Unrequited Cliff Eberhardt and Mark Dann 4:25
While You Sleep Anne Hills, Lucy Kaplansky, and Ilene Weiss 3:01
Take Me to the Moon Cindy Kallet 3:00