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Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 8, No. 2) Live at the Bottom Line 1994

Various Artists
Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 8, No. 2) Live at the Bottom Line 1994

To note the beginning of their twentieth year as a music venue, the Bottom Line invited the Fast Folk Music Revue to perform. The result is 18 songs performed by 9 singers accompanied by a three-piece band. They sing songs about foreign places (“Cats in the Coliseum,” “The Viennese Drinking Song,” and “Dachau”), love (“Thin Ice,” “Wedding Song,” and “Sex and Consequences”), road rage (“Blow ‘em Away”), losing contact with a brother (“Rider on an Orphan Train”), the challenge of being dyslexic (“Dyslexia”)—and Dave Van Ronk, the “Mayor of MacDougal Street,” makes an appearance with “Loser.” The liner notes include an in-depth interview with Van Ronk discussing his guitar picking style, Reverend Gary Davis, playing in a jug band, and songwriting.

Track Listing

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Foolish Game Buddy Mondlock, Jack Hardy, and Richard Julian 3:40
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Three Kinds of News Jack Hardy, Louise Taylor, and Wendy Beckerman 4:16
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Gillianna Wendy Beckerman and Louise Taylor 2:22
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Cats of the Colosseum Buddy Mondlock, Louise Taylor, and Richard Julian 5:02
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The Viennese Drinking Song Camille West 4:16
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Troubled Mind Catie Curtis 4:03
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Losers Dave Van Ronk 2:45
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Sex and Consequenses Wendy Beckerman, Louise Taylor, and Catie Curtis 4:53
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Dachau Jack Hardy and Wendy Beckerman 6:17
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Blow 'em Away Richard Julian and the Cast 4:10
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Last Chance Dance Louise Taylor 4:34
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Hole in the Sky Richard Julian, Buddy Mondlock, and Catie Curtis 3:15
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Rider on an Orphan Train David Massengill 4:14
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Dyslexia Camille West 3:03
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Thin Ice Louise Taylor, Wendy Beckerman, and Catie Curtis 4:18
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Wedding Song Richard Julian 3:11
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Judy Wendy Beckerman 4:36
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Hole in the Bucket Catie Curtis and Cast 4:47

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