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Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 8, No. 8) 1996 Fast Folk Revue-Live at the Bottom Line

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Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 8, No. 8) 1996 Fast Folk Revue-Live at the Bottom Line

This issue of Fast Folk Musical Magazine features 15 performances recorded January 27, 1996, at the Bottom Line. Richard Meyer opens with a song about a loner whose life is interrupted by a sweet interloper (“I Was a Loner”). Along the way, Louise Taylor sings of “Katie’s Smile,” Jack Hardy sets his song in Ireland (“The Passing”), Tim Robinson is caught “Drinkin’ Alone,” Wendy Beckerman sings “Balloons” and “The Widow’s Lament”—and is joined by Louise Taylor and Annie Gallup on “Carriage Horse”—and Chuck Brodsky introduces “Bill and Annie,” who love one another but are married to other people. David Hamburger’s dobro and steel guitar accompaniment throughout the recording adds a touch of “country” to the musical proceedings. A facsimile of the magazine is included.

Track Listing

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I Was a Loner Judith Zweiman and Duane Bergman 2:33
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The Next Best Western Richard Meyer, Jack Hardy, Chuck Brodsky, and Catie Curtis 4:19
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Katie's Smile Louise Taylor 3:30
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The Fool's Last Mile Richard Meyer and Richard Shindell 4:11
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Phoney Phrench Tim Robinson, Jack Hardy, Chuck Brodsky, and Richard Meyer 2:52
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Balloons Wendy Beckerman 2:34
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The Passing Jack Hardy, Wendy Beckerman, Louise Taylor, and Dave Anthony 4:30
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Drinkin' Alone Tim Robinson, Jack Hardy, and Wendy Beckerman 2:44
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The Flood Annie Gallup 5:57
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Intro-Straight Life Patrick Brayer 1:21
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Straight Life, No Chaser Patrick Brayer, Wendy Beckerman, and Louise Taylor 4:31
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What's Wrong with the Man Upstairs? David Massengill and Wendy Beckerman 4:34
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The Widow's Lament Wendy Beckerman, Louise Taylor, Annie Gallup, and Catie Curtis 3:21
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Bill and Annie Chuck Brodsky 4:40
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Carriage Horse Wendy Beckerman, Louise Taylor, and Annie Gallup 6:29
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Diamond Mines Chuck Brodsky and the Company 6:12
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