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His songs are legendary, but his name is little known

Artists give Stephen Foster new recognition on tribute CD

By Devra First
Globe Staff / December 5, 2004

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It has long been the fate of Stephen Foster to be one of the best-loved and least-recognized American composers. Everyone knows his songs: ''Oh! Susanna," ''Camptown Races," ''Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair," ''Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)." It's just that few know they are his . ''Beautiful Dreamer," one of the year's most distinctive tribute CDs, pays homage ... (Full article: 1185 words)

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