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Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 2, No. 5) Live at Arlington Town Hall

Various Artists
Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 2, No. 5) Live at Arlington Town Hall

In March 1985, a dozen of New York’s best folksingers went on the road to Boston (actually to Arlington, MA, a suburb northwest of Boston) to perform in concert at Town Hall. Eight of the performers are heard in this recording. Backed by a three-piece band (guitar, bass, and drums), and led by veteran folksinger and series producer Jack Hardy, the performers present music ranging from songs about evil men (“Ragman”) and lost marriages (“Rock Breaks Scissors”) to audience participation (“May Day”) and silly songs (“Prince Charles” and “Viking Rag”). Performers include Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, Christine Lavin, Lucy Kaplanski, and Rod McDonald. A 20-page copy of the magazine is included.

Track Listing

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Spotlight Lucy Kaplansky and Shawn Colvin 3:48
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Ragman Jack Hardy, Richard Meyer, and John Gorka 4:23
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Prince Charles Christine Lavin 2:52
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Sightseer David Massengill, Lucy Kaplansky, and Shawn Colvin 5:17
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Small Blue Thing Suzanne Vega 3:58
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May Day Jack Hardy, Rod MacDonald, Richard Meyer, John Gorka, Shawn Colvin, David Massengill, Lucy Kaplansky, and Chuck Hancock 4:56
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Crazy Horse John Gorka, Richard Meyer, Jack Hardy, Lucy Kaplansky, and Shawn Colvin 3:34
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I Don't Know Why Shawn Colvin, Lucy Kaplansky, and John Gorka 3:46
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Rock Breaks Scissors Richard Meyer, John Gorka, and Lucy Kaplansky 3:28
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Viking Rag Erik Frandsen 4:07
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Downtown Tonight John Gorka, Richard Meyer, Jack Hardy, Lucy Kaplansky, and Shawn Colvin 3:12
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Song of My Brothers Rod MacDonald, Lucy Kaplansky, Chuck Hancock, and chorus 4:56

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