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With My Banjo on My Knee

The Minstrel Songs of Stephen Foster

By Stephen Foster

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With My Banjo on My Knee (The Minstrel Songs of Stephen Foster). Composed by Stephen Foster (1826-1864). Arranged by Daniel Partner. For Banjo. Banjo. Softcover with CD. 64 pages. Published by Centerstream Publications (HL.1179).

ISBN 1574242296. 9x12 inches.

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.

  • 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