American Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster

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All Music Guide - Tim Sheridan
Stephen Foster was the father of the popular song, and his music is indelibly stamped in the nation's consciousness. It is hard to believe that one man wrote "I Dream of Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair," "Camptown Races," "Beautiful Dreamer," and the heartbreaking "Hard Times Come Again No More." That's why this recording of his music is so special. Rather than drowning the tunes in full orchestration, a simple outfit of fiddle, piano, and guitar accompanies Thomas Hampson's superb voice. It seems this is as close as one can come to realizing the original style of this music. Due credit should be given to Jay Ungar, who provides excellent musical direction and violin ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sheridan
Stephen Foster was the father of the popular song, and his music is indelibly stamped in the nation's consciousness. It is hard to believe that one man wrote "I Dream of Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair," "Camptown Races," "Beautiful Dreamer," and the heartbreaking "Hard Times Come Again No More." That's why this recording of his music is so special. Rather than drowning the tunes in full orchestration, a simple outfit of fiddle, piano, and guitar accompanies Thomas Hampson's superb voice. It seems this is as close as one can come to realizing the original style of this music. Due credit should be given to Jay Ungar, who provides excellent musical direction and violin playing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/20/1992
  • Label: Angel Records
  • UPC: 077775462128
  • Catalog Number: 54621
  • Sales rank: 57,141

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Thomas Hampson Primary Artist, Vocals, Human Whistle, Baritone (Vocal)
Tony Trischka Banjo
Garrison Keillor Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Matt Glaser Violin
Dave Bargeron Tuba
Peter Ecklund Cornet
John Kirk Vocals
Molly Mason Bass, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Michael Parloff Flute
Mark Rust Vocals
Evan Stover Bass, Violin, Viola
Jay Ungar Mandolin, Violin
Arnie Kinsella Percussion
David Alpher Piano
Technical Credits
Thomas Hampson Concept
Michael Berniker Producer
Paul Goodman Engineer, Remixing, Remastering
Molly Mason Arranger
Jay Ungar Arranger, Director
David Foil Liner Notes
Emil Micha Art Direction
David Alpher Arranger
Guy Martin Liner Notes
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