Jan. 28, 2022

24. The Everlasting Minstrel Show

24. The Everlasting Minstrel Show

The story of one of America's most infamous - and influential - performance traditions, as it specifically relates to the history of theater in Philadelphia.


The story of one of America's most infamous - and influential - performance traditions, as it specifically relates to the history of theater in Philadelphia.

For blog post with images and more thoughts about this topic, go to:
https://www.aithpodcast.com/blog/where-our-mothers-and-fathers-laughed-their-troubles-away/

An additional blog post, with the complete entry from The New York Clipper about the 'Ira Aldridge Troupe' in 1863, can be found here: https://www.aithpodcast.com/blog/the-ira-aldridge-troupe-play-franklin-hall-in-philadelphia-1863/

Music heard on this episode: 

1) Intro music (Philadelphia Minstrels): from "Minstrel First Part, No. 4, by The Georgia Minstrels"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RawRdkmRZJQ

2) "An Evening with Minstrels, No. 6" 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvfF_Ly7snE

3) "Ring the Banjo" by Stephen Foster
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSi6RyS4a0Q&list=PLP9MbExcjbO1fSfv2Xg0jq54PC3qUKdmz&index=7

4) "I Cannot Sing the Old Songs" sung by Richard J. Jose
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTXphaFNjro

5) "Oh, Susanna!" by Stephen Foster
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RWDb9EawGE

6) "Old Dan Tucker" sung by Jack Nuckols, Mark Meadows and Stephanie Meadows 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA3uo75HyzU

7) "Buffalo Gal", played by The Pickard Family
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8CANw0gblY

8) "Listen to the Mockingbird", played by the Foggy Mountain Boys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAOrJES_beo

9) "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny", by James Bland, sung by Marian Anderson (1944)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti7TnAQs3BI

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