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Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 7, No. 4) Old Vienna Tapes 2 - Live at the Old Vienna Kaffehaus

Various Artists
Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 7, No. 4) Old Vienna Tapes 2 - Live at the Old Vienna Kaffehaus

Founded in 1982, Fast Folk Musical Magazine was a New York cooperative record label and magazine dedicated to reviving the city’s folk scene. As its title suggests, this album was recorded live at the Old Vienna Kaffeehaus in Westborough, MA, and serves as a celebration of the New England musical cafes whose open mics assisted many an aspiring folk singer. “The New England folk coffeehouse,” the liner notes explain, “is a volunteer organization that puts artistic and cultural control into the hands of the community.” This collection presents a mix of New England–based performers delivering classic folk sounds as well as more experimental tracks such as “Stress,” a tongue-in-cheek depiction of the rat race, and the spoken-word “Thoughts of a Would-Be Pony Rider.” A 16-page facsimile of the liner notes is included.

Track Listing

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Witness to Joy Vance Gilbert 3:44
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The One Who Got Away Diane Ziegler and Geoffrey Cary Sather 4:55
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Sidewalk Sam Diana Kirk, Seth Connelly, and Al Gould 4:33
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Can't Let Love Pass By Kim Trusty and David Eure 4:06
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105
Ghost Dance Greg Greenway and Doug Wray 5:53
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Thoughts of a Would be Pony Rider Timothy Mason 3:03
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107
Run for Your Lives Rick Tarquinio, Seth Connelly, and Al Gould 5:52
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108
Just Like Christopher Columbus The Nields 3:37
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109
Stress Jim Infantino 4:26
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Conversation with a Ghost Ellis Paul 3:47
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111
Charlie and Maureen Don White 5:13
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Living on the Edge Amanda Carr 3:43
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Mexico Scott Alarik 4:03
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The Glider Ride Greg and Michelle McConnell 4:26
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The Bottom Rung Thomas Keene 3:26
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Uranus Mike Duffy 3:25
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