Skip to comments.FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 16 Feb 2013
Posted on 02/15/2013 6:11:05 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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In 1962, John Glenn made history as the first American to orbit the Earth. As the rocket ascended, ground control said, Godspeed, John Glenn. Godspeed comes from the expression, May God prosper you.
Though we dont often hear this word today, the apostle John used it in his second epistle: If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him Godspeed (2 John 1:10 kjv).
John has been referred to as the apostle of love, so why would he warn believers against pronouncing a blessing on others? Traveling evangelists were dependent on the hospitality of Christians to provide them with room and board. John was telling the believers that biblical truth is important. If itinerant missionaries were not preaching doctrine consistent with apostolic teaching, believers were not to bless their work by providing lodging or financial assistance.
This is also true for believers today. We are to treat everyone with kindness because God is kind to us. But when asked to financially support an endeavor, its important to always ask Him for wisdom. The Spirit who guides us into truth (John 16:13) will show us when it is appropriate to bid Godspeed to those we encounter.
Read: 2 John 1:1-11
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The Fourth of July 1826 was a red letter day for America. It was the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died that day at ripe old ages, although thanks to the primitive communications of the era, neither man knew of the others demise. And on that day Stephen Foster was born in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, just east of Pittsburgh, as the last surviving infant of a large family.
In an era before widespread public schooling, Stephen received private tutoring and went to private schools in the region. He hated it. But music was the one thing that excited his imagination, and his musical training from a German immigrant was thorough. It was music that led to Stephens avid reading, and he became a literate man by the standards of his era.
Stephen had as his friends sons of some of the best families in Pittsburgh. He founded an all-male club, the Knights of the Square Table, which met in the Foster home, where he acted as a song leader and then composer. His first works came from this little gathering of friends.
In 1844, at the age of 18, Stephen had one of his songs, written for the Knights, published in Philadelphia. Thomas Hampson is one of our great operatic baritones, and he has made a specialty of Fosters music, which is finally being taken seriously.
Having a real tough time posting tonight.
Hope you & the fam have a great weekend.
Aloha Bigs! *Hugs*
Your doing well? Sonboy & wahines all healthy & happy?
Good evening, Publius...((HUGS))...I really enjoy a lot of Stephen Foster’s music. Looking forward to listening when I get home.
Good evening Mayor & thank you for our daily inspiration.
Trust you & the family are well & enjoying a restful weekend! *Hugs*
Very interesting subject tonight. I guess we all grew up singing some of his songs in school. :)
Good evening Prof & hope all is well with you this fine Friday! *Hugs*
Well, the Ol’ Prof has stopped coughing, sniffling and sneezing, and that’s worth a little celebration.
It's Tunes For Our Troops Time!
Going to try a reboot to see if my posting woes are on my end. Cross yer digits for me ok?!:)
Thanks for your hard work!
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YOU ROCK OUT LOUD!!
God bless our troops!!!
Okey-doke! I’ve had my share of ‘em lately. Some of mine turned out to be my wifi card in the computer itself. I got a new one and it’s way better now. :)
Hope yours are easy to fix! (((hugs)))
Thanks, Connie, for the red, white, and blue Tribute To Our Troops.
LONG day today....I never had 5 minutes to myself, altho I took time to have lunch with an old friend. We ate at Longstar...yummy!
Did you have a good Friday? Easy commute? Any more piggie/coyote issues? *HUGS*
Hope you get some resting time this weekend.
Oh! Susanna was a hit, but you never would have known it from the contents of Fosters wallet. He had been burned badly, but he learned two important lessons from the experience: (1) he could write successful songs, and (2) he needed to protect his artistic property.
Foster understood that the minstrel shows of the era were the way to gain an audience for his songs, but he decided to humanize the people in his songs and convey a sense that everyone shared the same needs, free or slave. He told the performers of his songs not to make fun of slaves, but to get their audiences to feel compassion for them. Foster was the reforming figure of the minstrel movement in American entertainment. Some of this came from the fact that Pittsburgh was a center for abolitionism in Pennsylvania, and one of Pittsburghs great abolitionist figures, Charles Shiras, was a boyhood friend of Fosters.
|The music page will open in a new window. There is the option of clicking on individual songs or clicking the Jukebox link. If you choose the Jukebox link then the page can be minimized while you continue surfing:
Here is a list of the songs in the Jukebox:
Artist/s - Song Names:
Afro-Cuban All-Stars - A Toda Cuba Le Gusta
Afro-Cuban All-Stars - Alto Songo
Afro-Cuban All-Stars - Amor Verdadero
Afro-Cuban Jazz Project - Campina- Son
Afro-Cuban Jazz Project - Campina
Afro-Cuban Jazz Project - Changuii Para Gozar
Afro-Cuban Salsa - Africando
Barbarito Diez - Desvelo De Amor
Beny More - Cienfuegos
Beny More - Compay Seboruco
Beny More - Corazon Rebelde
Blanca Rosa Gil - Toda Una Vida
Cachao - A Gozar Con Mi Combo
Cachao - Cachao's Guiro
Cachao - Club Social De Marianao ( Marianao Social Club )
Caravana Cubana - Afrekete Suite
Caravana Cubana - Alborada Islena [ Bolero - Son ]
Caravana Cubana - Anga Y Jimmy
Caravana Cubana - Barroso
Caravana Cubana - Cajon Abakua
Caravana Cubana - Calabazon
Celia Cruz - Sopita En Botella
Celio Gonzalez - Total
Cuba Jazz Millenium All-Stars - Apuruneme Mujeres
Cuba Jazz Millenium All-Stars - Cachao Y Frank Emilio
Cuba Jazz Millenium All-Stars - Chanchullo
Cuba Jazz Millenium All-Stars - Entrega La Clave
Cuba Jazz Millenium All-Stars - Mania Tintin
Cubanismo - Idilio
Cubanismo - Petit Mambo
Cubanoson - A Bailar Con Cubanoson
Lino Borges - Vida Consentida
Los Fabulosos - Callecita De Mi Habana
Los Fabulosos - Clave A Marti
Los Fabulosos - Cuando Sali De Cuba
Los Fabulosos - De Colores
Los Fabulosos - El Padre ( Poema ) Interpreta- Carlos Estrada
Miguel Matamoros - A Donde Has Ido
Miguel Matamoros - Bailare Tu Son
Miguel Matamoros - Echale Candela
Miguel Matamoros - En Mi Casa Oyen La Rumba
Nico Membiela - Contigo Besos Salvajes
Olga Guillot - Mienteme
Orlando Contreras - Mi Corazonada
Orlando Vallejo - Que Murmuren
Orquesta America - No Camino Mas
Orquesta America - Besala Y Casate
Orquesta America - Carita De Fiesta
Orquesta America - Constancia
It has been snowing lightly all day. I am off for home, VERY slowly. Back in a bit. *HUGS*
The Robert Shaw Chorale recorded an album of Foster songs in 1958, and it sold well.
At the end of 1849, Foster quit his job in Cincinnati, returned to Pittsburgh, and signed a contract with a New York publisher, beginning his professional life as a songwriter.
Nite, Conor! (((hugs)))
I really like Stephen Foster’s Songs.
My students like them too.
I tell them that in Foster’s day, there were NO iPads, iPods, Nanos, MP3 Players, cd’s, videos, or even Cassettes or RECORDS. Everybody had a piano in the Parlor, and if you wanted to hear a Stephen foster song, you could play it on the piano.
Which meant you HAD to be able to READ Sheet Music!
While almost everybody had a piano in the parlor, almost every family also had someone who could play fiddle. Most churches had someone who could play the pump organ. Most towns had amateur brass bands. Many towns had fiddlers, banjo pickers and others who could play dances. This was a very musical country.
This is one of his most famous tunes. It turned up in countless TV westerns in the Fifties.
You cant help but dance to this one.
This is synonymous with Foster and is a critical part of American song.
A good example of the slow, sentimental songs of the era. Thats Jay Ungar of Ashokan Farewell on fiddle.
With successful songs like this under his belt, Foster felt prosperous enough to marry Jane MacDowell in 1850. Their daughter was born a year later.
The syncopation and melodies that Foster employed showed admiration and affection for emerging Black musical forms. During the 1960’s, there were those who decried Stephen Foster’s songs as racist, but they were not. Even though some of the language seemed pejorative by late Twentieth Century standards, they were NOT racist terms in the early 19th century. Foster’s lyrics never mocked or demeaned Black people. The lyrics were mostly about home, family, poverty, nostalgia, elderly people, love, and humor.
I especially like the funny oxymorons in “Oh! Susanna”. My students do too. They get the humor, where perhaps their parents do not.
“Political Correctness” can take a lot of joy out of life!
We will encounter quite a bit of the challenge of political correctness in the next few segments.
The second problem was financial. Foster, like Irving Berlin a century later, counted every nickel and knew where it went. After having Oh! Susanna pirated out from under him, he took great care to make sure that the royalties from the sales of his sheet music went to his bank account, not somebody elses. That of course assumed the honesty of his publishers in a rough business. He made nothing from performing rights. Foster insisted on his own handwritten contracts with his publishers, and they are the earliest known contracts between publishers and individual songwriters in America.
This tune is best known for Irish tenor John McCormacks 1934 performance. As a student of Schuberts songs, I cant help but notice that the piano accompaniment sounds a lot like his classic song Alinde. That German music teacher was thorough!
Political correctness has kept this one under wraps in the modern era, which is why the melody is often heard, but not the lyrics. Its a great toe-tapper.
Beautiful and contemplative. This is one from the heart.
This is the song with its original, politically incorrect lyrics. It was not a hit during Fosters lifetime, but became popular in the early 20th Century. Its now his most popular tune and the Florida state song.
A fine song, beautifully sung.
This is another one of his plantation songs.
Looks like I am gonna have lots of opportunities for wallerin’ this weekend! :) You’re doin’ good stuff!
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