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Lincoln's Music

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An exploration of just some of Abraham Lincoln’s favorite music and the music of his lifetime. Read the full description.
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Happylincolnday_small We’ll explore the music Lincoln loved along with the music he heard throughout his life stretching from childhood … through presidency … and ultimately assassination. We’ll hear some of the musical anecdotes that have been passed down through the years. And we’ll also find out more about period instruments and the origins of mid-nineteenth century popular songs.

Guests include: Chris Vallillo, Erwin Thompson and Todd Cranson.

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We’ll explore the music Lincoln loved along with the music he heard throughout his life stretching from childhood … through presidency … and ultimately assassination. We’ll hear some of the musical anecdotes that have been passed down through the years. And we’ll also find out more about period instruments and the origins of mid-nineteenth century popular songs.

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Great Selections and Muscial Instrument Comparisons

I not only liked the musical selections played but the descriptions of the 1860's musical instruments and how they differed from our 21st century instruments. Great Job

Timing and Cues

:30 avail for local break at 0:32:05 to 0:32:35

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Black Mountain Rag Larry Keel – Guitar, Steve McMurry – Mandolin, Jenny Keel - Bass Return To Cold Mountain: songs inspired by the film. Compendia Records 2004 :00
Barbara Allen J.D. Cornett Mountain Music of Kentucky. Smithsonian Folkways 1996 :00
Goober Peas 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band. Disc Makers 1997 :00
The Yellow Rose of Texas 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band. Disc Makers 1997 :00
Nellie Grey Bill Emerson Bill Emerson - Banjo Man. Pinecastle Records 1996 :00
Battle of New Orleans The Fritts Family The Fritts Family - Home Grown Tomatoes. Atteiram Records 1994 :00
Battle Hymn of the Republic Kirk Browne - Guitar Civil War Guitar - Campfire Memories. Star Line Productions 1991 :00
Hard Times Come Again No More Chris Vallillo Abraham Lincoln in Song. Gin Ridge Music 2007 :00
Hoosen Johnny Chris Vallillo Abraham Lincoln in Song. Gin Ridge Music 2007 :00
Darling Nelly Gray Chris Vallillo Abraham Lincoln in Song. Gin Ridge Music 2007 :00
Let the Band Play Dixie Chris Vallillo Abraham Lincoln in Song. Gin Ridge Music 2007 :00
Oh! Susanna Douglas Jimerson - Tenor Stephen Foster’s America. Amerimusic, Inc 1998 :00
Skip To My Lou (Anon.) Douglas Jimerson - Tenor Foster, Gounod, Et Al … Lincoln’s Favorite Music. Amerimusic, Inc 1999 :00
Kathleen Mavourneen (F.W.N. Crouch) Douglas Jimerson - Tenor Foster, Gounod, Et Al … Lincoln’s Favorite Music. Amerimusic, Inc 1999 :00
Old Sister Phoebe (Anon.) Douglas Jimerson - Tenor Foster, Gounod, Et Al … Lincoln’s Favorite Music. Amerimusic, Inc 1999 :00
Silver Bell Waltz (A.A. Hopkins) Douglas Jimerson - Tenor Foster, Gounod, Et Al … Lincoln’s Favorite Music. Amerimusic, Inc 1999 :00
Hurrah Storm Galop The United States Marine Band none. N/A 2008 :00
Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean Civil War Comrades, Douglas Jimerson & The Federal City Brass Band Civil War. Amerimusic, Inc 2007 :00
Hail to the Chief Civil War Comrades, Douglas Jimerson & The Federal City Brass Band Civil War. Amerimusic, Inc 2007 :00

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