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Richard Dyer-Bennet, Vol. 11 (Stephen Foster Songs Sung by Richard Dyer-Bennet)

Richard Dyer-Bennet, Vol. 11 (Stephen Foster Songs Sung by Richard Dyer-Bennet)

Richard Dyer-Bennet (1913–1991) played a major role in the folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s. He founded his own record label in 1955 in order to maintain artistic control over the sound quality, repertory, and style of his performances. (For an extended biography of Dyer-Bennet, written by his daughter, Bonnie, see the liner notes for SFW40078.)

Stephen Foster, probably the best-remembered composer of popular song in the 19th century, managed to compose 188 songs in his brief 37 years, many of which have become American standards. Dyer-Bennet finds himself drawn to 12 pieces suggestive of "languorous airs of nostalgia, sad remembrance and idyllic love."

Liner notes include a biography of Stephen Foster, and information about each song.

Track Listing

Linger in Blissful Repose Richard Dyer-Bennet 3:01
Gentle Annie Richard Dyer-Bennet 3:29
Come with Thy Sweet Voice Again Richard Dyer-Bennet 2:52
If You've Only Got a Moustache Richard Dyer-Bennet 2:41
Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair Richard Dyer-Bennet 4:21
For Thee, Love, for Thee Richard Dyer-Bennet 4:54
Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway! Richard Dyer-Bennet 3:30
Beautiful Dreamer Richard Dyer-Bennet 2:40
Sweetly She Sleeps, My Alice Fair Richard Dyer-Bennet 2:53
There Are Plenty of Fish in the Sea Richard Dyer-Bennet 2:23
Open Thy Lattice, Love Richard Dyer-Bennet 2:26
Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming Richard Dyer-Bennet 4:17