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Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 6, No. 1) Shut Up and Sing the Song: The Songwriter's Exchange

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Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 6, No. 1) Shut Up and Sing the Song: The Songwriter's Exchange

At the Songwriters Exchange, which was begun in New York City in 1977, aspiring folk song writers would meet on a weekly basis at the apartment of Fast Folk Musical Magazine founder Jack Hardy to try out new songs and to improve their songwriting skills. When they went on too long in introducing a new work, Hardy would be known to shout, “Shut up and sing the song.” Hardy himself opens this edition of the magazine with a love song, “The Black Hole.” He is followed by newcomer Melissa Rosen singing “Scarecrow,” another song about love. Along the way David Massengill sings of gangs and the city (“Bloods and Crips”), yet another love song. The set closes with “Fever,” a love song by Margie Rylatt. A facsimile of the magazine is included.

Track Listing

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The Black Hole Jack Hardy, Richard Julian, Mark Dann, and Wendy Beckerman 4:17
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Scarecrow Melissa Rosen, David Lawrence, and Susan Biegler 3:18
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Ain't it Almost Jim Allen and David Cantor 3:00
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By Your Eyes Wendy Beckerman and Mark Dann 3:22
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Bloods and Crips David Massengill 6:06
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Sleep Will Come George Gerney and Richard Julian 4:02
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The Muse Jean-Paul Vest, Deirdre Gallagher, Rachel Denys, Sean O'Heir, and Pemberton Roach 3:45
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The Statue Brian Rose 4:13
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I Don't Know Her Very Well The Lazy Susans 5:38
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The Places You Will Go Christian Bauman and Jeff Tareila 5:55
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Shoot the Ghost Jeff Tareila 4:02
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Whispers Richard Meyer 4:47
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Let Them Go The Lazy Susans 3:15
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The Pinhead's Lullaby Carol Lipnik and Barbara Kriegh 4:22
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Florida Time David Cantor 4:09
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Cafe Tango Alex and Cesar Vuksic, and David Cantor 3:22
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A Fever Margie Rylatt and John Harrington 3:17

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