Tin Pan Alley: An Encyclopedia of the Golden Age of American Song

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Taylor & Francis, Jul 10, 2003 - Music - 464 pages
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For nearly a century, New York's famous 'Tin Pan Alley' was the centre of popular music publishing in the US. It was where song writing became a profession and where songs were made-to-order for the biggest stars. Covering the full history of Tin Pan Alley, from its humble beginnings in the 1860s to its demise following World War II, this is the first resource to identify its major publishers, composers, lyricists, singers, dances and bands. Entries are arranged alphabetically and include names, birth and death dates, brief biographies and bibliographical listings. This will be an eminently useful reference work for libraries catering to music teachers, students, professors, musicians, writers and fans of popular song.

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In this fine complement to Thomas Hischak's The Tin Pan Alley Song Encyclopedia, Jasen (communication arts, C.W. Post Campus, Long Island Univ.) offers 431 entries highlighting the people ... Read full review

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