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January 20, 2011
This post Civil War song became a minstrel show 'standard.' First published in 1,874, this is one of probably little more than 20 American songs composed in the 1,870's that remained popular through the next century. American folk music historians have termed the period between 1,865 and 1,900 as the 'dead zone,' claiming that new and original music had all but ceased to exist. They believe that most 'new' music of the day was simply recycled from the first half of the 1,800's CD is available at: http://tomroush.us/ or https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/silver-threads-among-the-gold/id940,257,648