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Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 6, No. 9) Lost in the Works

Various Artists
Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 6, No. 9) Lost in the Works

Founded in 1982, Fast Folk Musical Magazine was a New York cooperative record label and magazine dedicated to reviving the city’s folk scene and serving as an outlet for performers to release their first recordings. The magazine depended on the availability of independent volunteer recording engineers to record musicians. Occasionally, these recordings became “lost in the works.” The songs on this compilation are paired thematically. “Goodbye Heart” and “Of All of the Sorrows” present lighter and darker takes on heartbreak. “Steam Pipes” and “’Round Midnight” depict smoky urban backdrops. The final track is performed in Japanese by Hidaefuso Matsomoto, whose dream to become a New York folksinger was aided by a Japanese TV show that sponsored his trip. The liner notes apologize that full musician credits remain, like the songs themselves, “lost in the works.”

Track Listing

101
The Kid Buddy Mondlock 5:27
102
Come on Down Dude Stewart 2:15
103
Goodbye Heart Julie Gold 3:01
104
Of All of the Sorrows Jack Hardy 4:01
105
Steampipes Eric Wood 2:54
106
'Round Midnight Peter Spencer 4:26
107
Fisherman's Wife Nikki Matheson 4:01
108
Dream Astronette Paul Jay 5:47
109
Bright Lights of Memphis Richard Ferriera 2:43
110
Sweeping Richard A. Meyer 5:17
111
Philosophical Statement Rod MacDonald 4:19
112
Eye of the Immigrant Eric Andersen 6:58
113
Love Calling Richard Goldman 3:54
114
Russian River Flood Kim Wallach 3:13
115
Ballad of a Garage Band Cindy Lee Berryhill 4:27
116
Legend of the One-Eared Rabbit Hidaefuso Matsomoto 4:02

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