Stephen Foster, the "father of American music" died before age 37 in an impoverished state. In his wallet a slip of paper simply saying "Dear friends and gentle hearts" along with 35 cents in Civil War scrip and three pennies. My favorite work of his, "Beautiful Dreamer," was published after his death. He also wrote classics "Old Susannah," "Camptown Races," "My Old Kentucky Home," "Old Folks at Home" ("Swanee River"), "Old Black Joe," and "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair." His music…

Stephen Foster, the "father of American music" died before age 37 in an impoverished state. In his wallet a slip of paper simply saying "Dear friends and gentle hearts" along with 35 cents in Civil War scrip and three pennies. My favorite work of his, "Beautiful Dreamer," was published after his death. He also wrote classics "Old Susannah," "Camptown Races," "My Old Kentucky Home," "Old Folks at Home" ("Swanee River"), "Old Black Joe," and "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair." His music…

Stephen Foster's America [CD], 05895694

Stephen Foster's America [CD]

Stephen Foster's America [CD], 05895694

The Vital Spark/Sings Stephen Foster [CD]

The Vital Spark/Sings Stephen Foster [CD]

Sings Stephen Foster [CD]

Sings Stephen Foster [CD]

Stephen Foster in Contrast [CD]

Stephen Foster in Contrast [CD], 12459605

Stephen Foster in Contrast [CD]

Stephen Foster: A Family Album [CD], 08338075

Stephen Foster: A Family Album [CD]

Stephen Foster: A Family Album [CD], 08338075

Squirrel nut zippers  “The ghost of Stephen Foster”  ~Love the goin's on at the Hotel Paradise

Squirrel nut zippers “The ghost of Stephen Foster” ~Love the goin's on at the Hotel Paradise

If you like Minnie The Moocher this animated music video might be right up your alley: The Squirrel Nut Zippers: Ghost of Stephen Foster from the album Perennial Favorites. Winner of Best Animated Music Video at the 1999 Vancouver Animation Festival. Directed by Raymond Persi and Matthew Nastuk. Anyone else remember this?

If you like Minnie The Moocher this animated music video might be right up your alley: The Squirrel Nut Zippers: Ghost of Stephen Foster from the album Perennial Favorites. Winner of Best Animated Music Video at the 1999 Vancouver Animation Festival. Directed by Raymond Persi and Matthew Nastuk. Anyone else remember this?

Stephen Foster Memorial Carillon, White Springs, FL

Stephen Foster Memorial Carillon, White Springs, FL

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