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:

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

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

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

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  4. He was quite prolific.

    Happy Saturday!

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

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

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

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  9. 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

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

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

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