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

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

by David A. Jasen, A. Jasen David
     
 

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

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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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ISBN-13:
9780415938778
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/25/2003
Pages:
492
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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