Sunday, October 31, 2010

Stephen Foster




This is Stephen Foster.


This is his gravestone.

He's also known as the "father of American music". His songs, such as "Oh! Susanna", "Camptown Races", "Old Folks at Home" ("Swanee River"), "Hard Times Come Again No More", "My Old Kentucky Home", "Old Black Joe", and "Beautiful Dreamer" are still played today; although, it's usually by elementary-school kids on a recorder.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stephen Foster: The Father of Rock 'N' Roll!

-danno

Chris Sobieniak said...

It's funny thinking I was probably one of those grade school kids having to jam away at one of those songs on a recorder in music class!

Dr. Mila said...

Not that I would besmirch the reputation of the recorder in any way....

Duane said...

This is one of my favorite songs of all time.

 
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