Angelina Baker (Stephen Foster)
Here's a setting of "Angelina Baker," a Stephen Foster minstrel-show number that moved into the string-band tradition, where it gained a separate part that wasn't part of Foster's song at all. I have always liked the song, so I do an amalgam of the string-band tune and the minstrel melody. I leave out the most embarrassing verse from Foster's, since the other three are a compelling love song, but the left-out one is an attempt at minstrel-show humor which doesn't work at all.
I play minstrel banjo, basic fiddle, tambourine and bones on this, emulating the original minstrel bands of the 1840s-50s.
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