Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 4, No. 9) Los Angeles

Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 4, No. 9) Los Angeles

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This issue of Fast Folk Musical Magazine travels to Los Angeles. In an essay for the magazine, Los Angeles Times music critic Steve Hochman suggests that the acoustic music scene in LA during the late 1980s was “a marking of the simultaneous ending of a musical cycle and the beginning of new one.” The music in this collection reflects that assessment, with selections ranging from acoustic pop to acoustic country and lots of modern folk songs filling out the set. Emerging West Coast musicians on this recording include Peter Case, previously with The Plimsouls, his future wife Victoria Williams, singer and music producer Marvin Etzioni, Joyce Woodson, and Milo Binder singing an early performance of “New Toys.” A 20-page facsimile of the magazine is included.

Year Released 1989
Record Label Fast Folk Musical Magazine
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1989 Fast Folk Musical Magazine
Genre(s) American Folk
Country(s) United States
Instrument(s) Guitar
Subject(s) Folksong revival; Singer-Songwriters

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101 Man of Principle Show of Hands 3:18
102 The Arms Race Marvin Etzioni 4:48
103 On Time Victoria Williams 3:04
104 Policeman Kyle Johnson 5:04
105 You're in My Blood John Bossman 3:23
106 Sprinklers of Salinas Joyce Woodson, Denny Croy, and Marty Rifkin 4:00
201 Feel Like Makin' Art Life is Grand Band 3:25
202 New Toys Milo Binder 2:07
203 The Good Years Richard Goldman, Debbie Holland, and Denny Croy 2:27
204 Ashes and Coal Richard Ferriera 4:00
205 Apache Tears Hirth Martinez 3:57
206 Jason's Song Sandy Ross 2:29
207 Punch and Sacco Peter Case 2:33
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