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With My Banjo on My Knee
With My Banjo on My Knee
The Minstrel Songs of Stephen Foster
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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.

64 pages.

Publisher: Centerstream Publications
Style: Banjo
Format: Book/CD Pack

Song List

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

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