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Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 2, No. 9) Women in Song

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Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 2, No. 9) Women in Song

Fast Folk Musical Magazine devotes this issue to a dozen female singer–songwriters performing in New York City. Musical themes range from passengers on the bus (“The Bus” by Julie Gold) to opposition to war (“Grandma’s Battle Cry” sung by 72-year-old Faith Petric). Christine Lavin has fun warning women of the “Biological Time Bomb,” Elaine Silver delivers an a cappella version of life on the “Road to Rock and Roll,” and Susan Vosburgh reminds everyone “What It Is.” Other noteworthy performances are Ruan MacKinnon singing “All In All” and Michal Shapiro’s “Winter Sky.” The 20–page liner notes include an article about Folkways Records founder Moses Asch.

Track Listing

Follow Me Down Judith Zweiman with Summer Solstice and Folkano 3:42
All in All Raun MacKinnon Burnham 6:30
What It Is Susan Vosburgh 2:01
Somebody's Home Lucy Kaplansky 4:14
Chocolates and Shame Germana Pucci, Peter Lewy, and Jill Burkee 4:02
Biological Time Bomb Christine Lavin and Mark Dann with Handclaps and Fingersnaps 2:19
Local Color Lillie Palmer, Gladys Bragg, Tom Duval, John Siomas, and Mark Dann 4:28
Road to Rock and Roll Elaine Silver 3:09
The Bus Julie Gold 3:03
Knowing What I Know Now Shawn Colvin, John Leventhal, and Mark Dann 3:11
Winter Sky Michal Shapiro, Marty Cutler, Gary Oleyar, and Erik Udel 4:04
Grandma's Battle Cry Faith Petric 5:03