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Tin Pan Alley

An Encyclopedia of the Golden Age of American Song

By David A. Jasen

Routledge – 2012 – 384 pages

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    978-0-415-93877-8
    June 25th 2003

Description

For nearly a century, New York's famous "Tin Pan Alley" was the center of popular music publishing in this country. It was where songwriting became a profession, and songs were made-to-order for the biggest stars. Selling popular music to a mass audience from coast-to-coast involved the greatest entertainment media of the day, from minstrelsy to Broadway, to vaudeville, dance palaces, radio, and motion pictures. Successful songwriting became an art, with a host of men and women becoming famous by writing famous songs.

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"[A] fine compendium… Recommended for public and academic libraries." -- Bruce R. Schueneman, Texas A&E University, Library Journal (starred review)

Name: Tin Pan Alley: An Encyclopedia of the Golden Age of American Song (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By David A. Jasen. For nearly a century, New York's famous "Tin Pan Alley" was the center of popular music publishing in this country. It was where songwriting became a profession, and songs were made-to-order for the biggest stars. Selling popular music...
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