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Singer and songwriters Rosanne Cash, right, performs at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in June 2014, in Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)
Singer and songwriters Rosanne Cash, right, performs at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in June 2014, in Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)
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Songwriter Stephen Foster. (Courtesy Shore Fire Media)
Songwriter Stephen Foster. (Courtesy Shore Fire Media)

You can make a strong case that Stephen Foster wrote the American songbook, with songs such as "Oh! Susannah," "Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair," "My Old Kentucky Home" and "Camptown Races."

A new CD, "American Originals," collects some of those songs, performed by the Cincinnati Pops and Joe Henry, Aoife O'Donovan and Rosanne Cash among others.

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Rosanne Cash who says these songs couldn't be more American.

Stephen Foster's American Songbook

"Beautiful Dreamer," performed by Rosanne Cash and the Cincinnati Pops

"My Old Kentucky Home," performed by Johnny Cash

"Hard Times Come Again No More," performed by Over The Rhine and the Cincinnati Pops

Guest

  • Rosanne Cash, singer-songwriter and author. She tweets @rosannecash.

This segment aired on September 21, 2015.

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