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Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 3, No. 4) Boston One

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Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 3, No. 4) Boston One

New York–based Fast Folk Musical Magazine heads to the Boston area for two recordings at the Nameless Coffeehouse in Cambridge in early 1986. Beginning with Tracy Chapman’s “For My Lover” and ending with Talitha Nelson’s a cappella (and probably semi-autobiographical) “Ballad of a Female Shanty Singer,” this release finds the local folk music scene to be alive and well. Leo Kretzner’s “United Tool and Die,” a song about unemployment in the auto industry, still resonates, and Marian Streetpeople and Barbara Herson have fun with “Everybody Needs a Hug” (even President Ronald Reagan). A 20–page facsimile of Fast Folk Musical Magazine is included.

Track Listing

101
For My Lover Tracy Chapman 3:15
102
United Tool and Die Leo Kretzner 3:45
103
Que Lindo Tener Papel Flor de Caña 3:15
104
May They Be Blessed Scott Alarik 4:45
105
Nobody But You Cormac McCarthy and Rick Watson 3:20
106
Everybody Needs a Hug Marian Streetpeople and Barbara Herson 3:00
107
One More Round Catherine David 2:49
201
Breakfast in Bed Bob Halpern and Rick Watson 2:52
202
Love Comes to a Simple Heart Chuck Hall 3:28
203
Close to Dreams Sue Krantz 3:27
204
Take Me, I Want to Go With You Jason Threlfall and Nan Donald 4:37
205
The Rain Today S. Amelia White and Jennifer Staton 3:36
206
House Full of Fortune Deborah Silverstein 3:57
207
Ballad of a Female Shanty Singer Talitha Claypool Nelson 3:33

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