Swanee River

Old Folks at Home is the state song of Florida. The song is better known as “Swanee River” or “Suwannee River”. The song was written by Stephen Foster in 1851 for a minstrel show. Foster had completed the majority of the lyrics but was still struggling with the opening line. His brother made a few Read More

Desperado

The hit by the Eagles, first appeared on the 1973 album by the same name. Don Henley began writing parts of the song in the late 1960s.  After he and Glenn Grey teamed up, the song was finished.  This was the first of many songs the duo wrote together. Henley explained in the liner notes Read More

Songs Heard on the Titanic

The White Star Line Songbook Had More than 150 Songs for the musicians to learn. The songs were mainly upbeat and consisted of ragtime and waltzes. Hymns would have been appropriate for Sunday services. The musicians were expected to know all of these songs by memory and play any of them upon request from a Read More