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

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

Various Artists FFFF609

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.”

Year Released 1992
Record Label Fast Folk Musical Magazine
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1992 Fast Folk Musical Magazine
Genre(s) American Folk
Country(s) United States
Instrument(s) Guitar; Piano
Subject(s) Folksong revival; Singer-Songwriters

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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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