Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster

Stephen Collins Foster (July 4, 1826 – January 13, 1864), known as the "father of American music", was an American songwriter primarily known for his parlour and minstrel music. Foster wrote over 200 songs; among his most well-known are "Oh! Susanna", "Camptown Races", "Old Folks at Home", "My Old Kentucky Home", "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair", "Old Black Joe", "Massa's in the Cold Ground", "Nelly Bly", "Old Uncle Ned" and "Beautiful Dreamer". Many of his compositions remain popular more than 150 years after he wrote them.

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List Of Musicals By Composer: A To L - F
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A New Wonder, A Woman Never Vexed - Synopsis
... The play opens with two London merchants and partners, Old Foster and the Alderman Bruin, anticipating major profits from their successful trading ... quickly turns to personal matters Old Foster's reprobate brother Stephen is in Ludgate prison for his debts, and Old Foster has fallen out with his son Robert over the son's efforts to alleviate the prisoner ... The Foster family situation is complicated by Old Foster's recent marriage to a wealthy widow the new Mistress Foster is no friend of her brother-in-law and son-in-law ...
Stephen Foster (sculpture)
40.443427 -79.951782 Public sculpture of Stephen Foster in Pittsburgh Artist Giuseppe Moretti Year 1900 (1900) Type Sculpture Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Stephen Foster is a ... in close proximity to the University of Pittsburgh's Stephen Foster Memorial, the Foster statue is one of the city's best known and most controversial ... The work of art is composed of two figures a seated Stephen Collins Foster, the famous Pittsburgh-born songwriter with a notebook in hand, catching inspiration from a Negro slave at his feet strumming a banjo ...
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... and others - "My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night" (Music and lyrics by Stephen Foster) Hattie McDaniel - "Aunt Dilsey's Improvisation" (Written by Hattie McDaniel) "Love's Old Sweet Song (Just a Song at Twilight ... Lamar Trotti) "Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)" (Written by Stephen Foster) "Old Black Joe" (Written by Stephen Foster) "(I Wish I Was in) Dixie's Land" (Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett) Hattie McDaniel - "The ...
Stephen Foster - In Popular Culture
... Nellie Bly took her pseudonym from the title character of Foster's song Nelly Bly ... "Stephen Foster Super Saturday" is a day of thoroughbred racing during the Spring/Summer meet at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky ... the call to the post, selections of Stephen Foster songs are played by the track bugler, Steve Buttleman ...

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    Gone are the days when my heart was young and gay,
    Gone are my friends from the cotton fields away,
    Gone from the earth to a better land I know,
    I hear their gentle voices calling “Old Black Joe.”
    —Stephen Collins Foster (1826–1864)