For nearly a century, New York's famous "Tin Pan Alley" was the center of popular music publishing in this country.
Author: 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 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.
Hajduk, John C. “Tin Pan Alley on the March: Popular Music, World War II, and
the Quest for a Great War Song.” Popular Music and Society 26, ... Hischak,
Thomas S. The American Musical Film Song Encyclopedia. Westport, CT:
Author: Thomas P. Walsh
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
In this innovative resource, Thomas P. Walsh has compiled a unique collection of some 1,400 published and unpublished American musical compositions related to the Philippines during the American colonial era from 1898 to 1946. The book reprints a number of hard-to-find song lyrics, making them available to readers for the first time in more than a century. It also provides copyright registration numbers and dates of registration for many published and unpublished songs. Finally, more than 700 notes on particular songs and numerous links provide direct access to bibliographic records or digital copies of sheet music in libraries and collections.
America's Songs: The Stories behind the Songs of Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley. New York: Routledge, 2006. Gammond, Peter. The Oxford Companion
to Popular Music. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. Green, Stanley.
Author: Thomas S. Hischak
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Songs written for Disney productions over the decades have become a potent part of American popular culture. Since most Americans first discovered these songs in their youth, they hold a special place in one's consciousness. The Disney Song Encyclopedia describes and discusses hundreds of famous and not-so-famous songs from Disney films, television, Broadway, and theme parks from the 1930s to the present day. Over 900 songs are given individual entries and presented in alphabetical order. The songwriters and original singers are identified, as well as the source of the song and other venues in which it might have been used over the years. Notable recordings of the song are also listed. But most important, the song is described and what makes it memorable is discussed. This is not a reference list but a true encyclopedia of Disney songs. The book also contains a preface describing the criteria for selecting the songs, a glossary of song terms, a list of all the Disney songs and their sources, a songwriter's directory in which every song by each composer/lyricist is listed, a bibliography, a guide to recordings and DVDs of Disney productions, and an index of people and titles.
Tin Pan Alley Beyond its namesake as the music publishing industry in New York
from 1880 to approximately 1950, “Tin Pan Alley” is also associated with a
specific type of American popular music song form. The Tin Pan Alley form has
Author: Andrew R. Martin
With entries on topics ranging from non-Western instruments to distinctive rhythms of music of various countries, this one-stop resource on global music also promotes cultural appreciation of other countries and cultural groups. A perfect resource for students and music enthusiasts alike, this expansive three-volume set provides readers with multidisciplinary perspectives on the music of countries and ethnic groups from around the globe. Students will find Music around the World: A Global Encyclopedia accessible and useful in their research, not only for music history and music appreciation classes but also for geography, social studies, language studies, and anthropology. Additionally, general readers will find the books appealing and an invaluable general reference on world music. The volumes cover all world regions, including the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and Asia and the Pacific, promoting a geographic understanding and appreciation of global music. Entries are arranged alphabetically. A preface explains the scope of the set as well as how to use the encyclopedia, followed by a brief history of traditional music and important current influences of music in each particular world region. Presents information that is accessible for general readers but will also be useful to specialists and music scholars Examines music from a geographical and cultural viewpoint, allowing students to make cross-cultural comparisons Includes numerous sidebars and appendices that provide even more compelling information of interest to readers, such as information on top-selling artists and albums in various countries, biographies of well-known musicians, and other fascinating "fun facts" and statistics Supports the National Geography Standards and AP Human Geography topics by examining cultural patterns, experiences, and influences
By the time the popular music publishers were setting up operations along 28th
Street the use of a 32-bar chorus was becoming fashionable, and it became the
standard in Tin Pan Alley songs. Lengthening the chorus to 32 bars in practice ...
Author: John Shepherd
Publisher: A&C Black
The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music Volume 8 is one of six volumes within the 'Genre' strand of the series. This volume discusses the genres of North America in relation to their cultural, historical and geographic origins; technical musical characteristics; instrumentation and use of voice; lyrics and language; typical features of performance and presentation; historical development and paths and modes of dissemination; influence of technology, the music industry and political and economic circumstances; changing stylistic features; notable and influential performers; and relationships to other genres and sub-genres. This volume features over 100 in-depth essays on genres ranging from Adult Contemporary to Alternative Rock, from Barbershop to Bebop, and from Disco to Emo.
America's Songs : The Stories Behind the Songs of Broadway , Hollywood , and
Tin Pan Alley . New York : Routledge , 2006 . Hischak , Thomas S. The Tin Pan Alley Song Encyclopedia . Westport , CT : Greenwood Press , 2002 . Jasen ,
Author: Thomas Allen Greenfield
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Performing Arts
Explores the influence of the "Great White Way" on American life via 200 entries spanning the era from the mid-19th century to the present. Includes spotlights on 30 landmark productions.
It provides indexing to so many songs and books not covered elsewhere that it is
a useful and necessary addition to the reference ... Libr J Includes bibliographical
references The Tin Pan Alley song encyclopedia ; ( by ] Thomas S . Hischak .
Author: John Greenfieldt
Publisher: Hw Wilson Company
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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Written for performance in short cabaret skits or full - length musical plays , Tin Pan Alley songs were lively , witty , and built upon a memorable , singable chorus
. A song formula eventually developed , in which a long introductory verse was ...
Author: Susan Auerbach
Category: Cultural pluralism
Provides information on the impact of a wide variety of racial, ethnic, national, religious, and other groups, and the forces that have shaped them.
Tin Drum, The Tin, a soft si/very white metal of low melting point, is obtained from
cassilerite, a heavy oxide ore. ... R. M. Ford Tin Pan Alley Originally, Tin Pan Alley
referred to the popular songwriting trade centered in New York City, but
eventually the phrase came to include ... Aggressive marketing of popular sheet
music began in the 1880s, and by the 1890s sales of hit songs had reached the
With the early Tin Pan Alley song ( ca . 1890 ) , solo performance throughout
became the norm , and the chorus tended to expand to something like the same
length as the verse . This process continued in the Tin Pan Alley and Broadway ...
Author: John Shepherd
Category: Social Science
The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music Volume 1 provides an overview of media, industry, and technology and its relationship to popular music. In 500 entries by 130 contributors from around the world, the volume explores the topic in two parts: Part I: Social and Cultural Dimensions, covers the social phenomena of relevance to the practice of popular music and Part II: The Industry, covers all aspects of the popular music industry, such as copyright, instrumental manufacture, management and marketing, record corporations, studios, companies, and labels. Entries include bibliographies, discographies and filmographies, and an extensive index is provided.
Hischak , Thomas S. The Tin Pan Alley Song Encyclopedia . Westport ,
Connecticut : Greenwood Press , 2002 . Jasen , David A. Tin Pan Alley : The
Composers , The Songs , The Performers , and Their Times : The Golden Age of
Author: Paul Buhle
Category: Artistes du spectacle juifs
This three-volume work tells the story of how Jewish Americans overcame anti-Semitism, anti-immigrant biases, and poverty to shape American film, television, music, sports, literature, food, and humor.
Author: Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum (Nashville, Tenn.)Publish On: 1998
Since a major product of this pop music industry during the 1880s and 1890s was
the sentimental ballad , it has sometimes been convenient to use the terms “ Tin Pan Alley music ” and “ sentimental songs ” interchangeably , notwithstanding ...
Author: Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum (Nashville, Tenn.)
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
An authoritative encyclopedia of American country music offers nearly 1,300 articles
Ragtime: An Encyclopedia, Discography, and Sheetography is the definitive reference work for this important popular form of music that flourished from the 1890s through the 1920s, and was one of the key predecessors of jazz.
Author: Dave Jasen
Ragtime: An Encyclopedia, Discography, and Sheetography is the definitive reference work for this important popular form of music that flourished from the 1890s through the 1920s, and was one of the key predecessors of jazz. It collects for the first time entries on all the important composers and performers, and descriptions of their works; a complete listing of all known published ragtime compositions, even those self-published and known only in single copies; and a complete discography from the cylinder era to today. It also represents the culmination of a lifetime’s research for its author, considered to be the foremost scholar of ragtime and early twentiethh-century popular music. Rare photographs accompany most entries, taken from the original sheets, newspapers, and other archival sources.
Containing 27,000 entries and over 6,000 new entries, the online edition of the Encyclopedia of Popular Music includes 50% more material than the Third Edition. Featuring a broad musical scope covering popular music of all genres and periods from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music, the Encyclopedia also offers thousands of additional entries covering popular music genres, trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system.
The new firms conducted market research and commissioned songs by their in-
house composers to conform to what they thought would sell. Tin Pan Alley
acquired its name from the tinny- sounding pianos everywhere audible on West
It provides indexing to so many songs and books not covered elsewhere that it is
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