CAMPTOWN RACES, DE

Latest update on 21/04/2010

Artist: Billy Murray
Author: Stephen Foster
Label: Victor
Year: 1911

Written in 1850. Creole 19th century composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869) used De Camptown Races' main theme in the intro of The Banjo, Op. 15 and it even inspired Jingle Bells in a way.

Covers:

1939:

Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney [in Babes In Arms]

1942:

Spike Jones

1945:

Frank Sinatra & Lawrence Tibbett [in a Stephen Foster medley]

1955:

Mac Wiseman

1958:

Lonnie Donegan

1959:

Julie London

1959:

Dave Brubeck

1961:

Don Gibson

1961:

Frankie Laine

1961:

Sam Cooke [as Camptown Twist]

1963:

Dave Clark Five [as Doo Dah; B-side of English single Do You Love Me]

1964:

Eric Rogers Chorale

1965:

Robert Merrill

1997:

Jay Unger

1998:

Cartoons [as DooDah; hit all over Europe]

2004:

Duhks [on Stephen Foster tribute Beautiful Dreamer]

Stephen Foster rides again, the man who also wrote Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair, Oh! Susanna, My Old Kentucky Home and The Old Folks At Home (Way Down Upon The Swanee River). See also A Pub With No Beer.

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