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With My Banjo on My Knee

The Minstrel Songs of Stephen Foster

With My Banjo on My Knee

The Minstrel Songs of Stephen Foster

Series: Banjo Publisher: Centerstream Publications Format: Softcover with CD Composer: Stephen Foster Arranger: Daniel Partner

Here are some of the first and most popular songs ever written for banjo. Fascinating historical notes accompany this collection, describing the meaning of the songs, their place in history, the significance of the musicians who first performed them, and Foster himself, America's first professional songwriter. The complete original lyrics of each song and an extensive bibliography are included. The CD contains recordings of each arrangement performed on solo minstrel banjo.

  • A CATCHING, MELODIC ITCH
  • A DULCEM MELODY
  • A SONG LIKE NO OTHER
  • AN ENDURING STEREOTYPE
  • COMPLETE LYRICS
  • DEATH UP NORTH
  • DREAMING OF MINSTRELS
  • I LIKE DAT GOOD OLD SONG
  • STEPHEN FOSTER & THE BANJO: A MUSICAL TRANSFORMATION
  • THE AMERICAN SONGWRITER
  • THE BEGINNING OF MELANCHOLY
  • THE CELEBRATORY SLAVE
  • THE ENCHANTMENT OF DOO-DAH
  • THE INTOLERABLE BURDEN
  • THE LAST MINSTREL SONG
  • THE MASTER STORYTELLER
  • THE SECOND-PRIZE WINNER
  • THE SOLD AWAY SLAVE
  • THE STORY AND SPIRIT OF THE ANTEBELLUM BANJO
  • THE YEARNING OF A FREEDOM
  • TWO CENTS A COPY
  • WORKS CITED
  • Banjo

$19.95 (US) Inventory #HL 00001179 ISBN: 9781574242294 UPC: 884088211615 Width: 9.0" Length: 12.0" 64 pages

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