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As a friend for whom a made a copy of the Shilkret CD mentioned, it's interesting that "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair" is pronounced in the Irish way as "Jenny".

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On Mon, 4/27/15, Steven Smolian <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Pittsburgh's Stephen Foster Memorial Museum
 To: [log in to unmask]
 Date: Monday, April 27, 2015, 12:03 PM
 
 And he also wrote some
 very beautiful songs.  
 
 "Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair",
 as done by Bjoerling on an RCA recital LP is absolutely
 stunning.  
 
 Steve
 Smolian
 
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 On Behalf Of Tom Fine
 Sent: Monday, April
 27, 2015 11:38 AM
 To: [log in to unmask]
 Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Pittsburgh's
 Stephen Foster Memorial Museum
 
 Hi David:
 
 This
 is the politically "correct" thought police at
 work. It's a cancer on American society, created and
 nurtured in academia. It's disgusting to me, because
 it's dishonest and anti-truth. It's straight out of
 George Orwell, as are most far-left academic notions.
 Totally agree about Stephen Foster. He was a major part of
 American musical and cultural history, whether his lyrics
 "offend" 
 people whose default
 stance is moral "outrage" or not.
 
 -- Tom Fine
 
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 From: "DAVID BURNHAM" <[log in to unmask]>
 To: <[log in to unmask]>
 Sent: Monday, April 27, 2015 11:21 AM
 Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Pittsburgh's
 Stephen Foster Memorial Museum
 
 
 >I think one of the sadest
 developments in American musical history is the ostracizing
 of Stephen 
 >Foster's music because
 he is described as being "racist". Stephen Foster
 wrote prolifically about a 
 >period in
 history which was cruel to African Americans, (although, of
 course, he never used that 
 >expression),
 but he always described them as honest, God fearing, family
 oriented, loving people. 
 >Sure, some of
 his songs containg the "N" word, but he lived in a
 time when that word wasn't used as 
 >offensively as it is today.
 > Gilbert, of Gilbert and Sullivan was a
 very morally upright person who would not knowingly offend
 
 > anyone, but he used the "N"
 word twice in "Mikado", (which is occasionally
 described as offensive 
 > to the
 Japanese).
 > "Showboat" is
 often described as racist. When it was to be shown in
 Toronto to open a new concert 
 > venue
 over 20 years ago, there were huge outcries from protesters
 who obviously didn't understand 
 >
 the work at all. "Showboat" was a curageous
 statement AGAINST racism at a time when racist 
 > sentiments were quite acceptable, (late
 '20s). The very first word in "Showboat" is
 the "N" word, 
 > (I'm not
 spelling it out because I don't want to offend anybody
 and if there is automatic 
 > monitoring
 of ARSC posts, the presence of the word would cause the post
 to be rejected), and that 
 > word is used
 throughout "Showboat", but anyone who knows
 "Showboat" knows it's anything but 
 > racist. Paul Robeson was a very outspoken
 critic of anything racist and would not participate in 
 > anything which was offensive to anyone,
 yet he was proud to appear in "Showboat" and
 "Old Man 
 > River" almost
 became his theme song.
 > db
 >
 >
 >     On Monday, April 27, 2015
 10:56 AM, "Williams, Tim" <[log in to unmask]>
 wrote:
 >
 >
 > Though not as big or eccentric as the
 Bayernhof Museum, Pittsburgh's Stephen Foster Memorial
 
 > Museum is much more accessible and
 quick to tour:
 >
 >
 > http://www.pitt.edu/~amerimus/Museum.htm
 >
 >
 >
 It's on Forbes Avenue (lots of buses go from Downtown up
 Forbes) in Oakland, at the foot of the 
 >
 University of Pittburgh's gigantic Cathedral of Learning
 and across the street from the Carnegie 
 > Museums and Library and the Dippy the
 Dinosaur statue.
 >
 >
 >
 >
 See lots of you folks a month from now!
 >
 > Tim
 >
 >
 >
 Timothy R. Williams
 >
 > Librarian
 >
 > Music, Film & Audio Department
 >
 > Carnegie Library of
 Pittsburgh
 >
 >
 >
 > Check out this list
 of Pittsburgh jazz musicians:
 >
 > http://carnegielibrary.org/research/music/pittsburgh/pittsburghjazzmusicians.html
 >
 >
 >
 >