Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 7, No. 4) Old Vienna Tapes 2 - Live at the Old Vienna Kaffehaus

Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 7, No. 4) Old Vienna Tapes 2 - Live at the Old Vienna Kaffehaus

Various Artists FFFF704

Founded in 1982, Fast Folk Musical Magazine was a New York cooperative record label and magazine dedicated to reviving the city’s folk scene. As its title suggests, this album was recorded live at the Old Vienna Kaffeehaus in Westborough, MA, and serves as a celebration of the New England musical cafes whose open mics assisted many an aspiring folk singer. “The New England folk coffeehouse,” the liner notes explain, “is a volunteer organization that puts artistic and cultural control into the hands of the community.” This collection presents a mix of New England–based performers delivering classic folk sounds as well as more experimental tracks such as “Stress,” a tongue-in-cheek depiction of the rat race, and the spoken-word “Thoughts of a Would-Be Pony Rider.” A 16-page facsimile of the liner notes is included.

Year Released 1993
Record Label Fast Folk Musical Magazine
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1993 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 Witness to Joy Vance Gilbert 3:44
102 The One Who Got Away Diane Ziegler and Geoffrey Cary Sather 4:55
103 Sidewalk Sam Diana Kirk, Seth Connelly, and Al Gould 4:33
104 Can't Let Love Pass By Kim Trusty and David Eure 4:06
105 Ghost Dance Greg Greenway and Doug Wray 5:53
106 Thoughts of a Would be Pony Rider Timothy Mason 3:03
107 Run for Your Lives Rick Tarquinio, Seth Connelly, and Al Gould 5:52
108 Just Like Christopher Columbus The Nields 3:37
109 Stress Jim Infantino 4:26
110 Conversation with a Ghost Ellis Paul 3:47
111 Charlie and Maureen Don White 5:13
112 Living on the Edge Amanda Carr 3:43
113 Mexico Scott Alarik 4:03
114 The Glider Ride Greg and Michelle McConnell 4:26
115 The Bottom Rung Thomas Keene 3:26
116 Uranus Mike Duffy 3:25
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