Friday, August 2, 2013

Fact of the Day: Father of American Music

July 4th, 1826 saw the passing of two founding fathers and presidents of the United States. While America lost Thomas Jefferson and John Adams that day, the country gained the father of American music. Stephen Foster grew up and wrote over 200 songs. Including the famous "Camptown Races" and "My Old Kentucky Home". 

14 comments:

DWei said...

And I don't think I'd recognize very many of those songs.

Pilar Domínguez said...

This fact was totally unknown for me. Thanks for teaching us.Kisses:)

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

So interesting.. Thanks for sharing.. Cheers!!!..

Dana said...

He was quite prolific.

Happy Saturday!

DEZMOND said...

can't say I've ever heard of those songs, Adam

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I didn't know these songs!

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Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I'm not sure I've heard of Stephen Foster.

Bob Bushell said...

Don't blame him, he didn't write so bad, hee hee hee

Pat Hatt said...

No the titles, but don't think I've heard the song

Joke (Joke's Camera) said...

I remember these songs, Adam. My mother was ironing and we both listened to the "country hour" on the radio. I was very young then and didn't speak a word English. But my mother and I sang together with the radio. The only words I could sing was: Doo-dah! doo-dah! Thanks for letting me remember this. Greetings, Joke

Julie Ann Lozada said...

nice topic, i've heard one of his masterpiece in our music class before.

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have a good weekend Marie :)
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MEcoy said...

well having that title is enough to say he was a great man