The Way to Tin Pan Alley

This book analyzes the place of popular music in American culture from 1866 to 1910, and the way in which it reflected American values.

The Way to Tin Pan Alley

This book analyzes the place of popular music in American culture from 1866 to 1910, and the way in which it reflected American values. Tawa has examined over 1000 songs, the methods of their composition, publication and performance, and how they were received by the public. He contends that many of these songs, though light in character, measure up to the highest standards of musical craftsmanship and invention.

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The Way to Tin Pan Alley
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Nicholas E. Tawa
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990 - Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

This book analyzes the place of popular music in American culture from 1866 to 1910, and the way in which it reflected American values. Tawa has examined over 1000 songs, the methods of their composition, publication and performance, and how they were received by the public. He contends that many
God Bless America: Tin Pan Alley Goes to War
Language: en
Pages: 274
Authors: Kathleen E.R. Smith
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

"Neither group, however, could foresee to what extent the war effort would be defined by advertisers and merchandisers. One advertiser described morale as "a lot of little things," and those little things included beer, chewing gum, tobacco, breakfast cereal - virtually every product on the American market. Selling merchandise was
Tin Pan Alley
Language: en
Pages: 158
Authors: John Shepherd
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-14 - Publisher: Routledge

In Tin Pan Alley we see the beginnings of the pop world as we now know it: commercial, constantly capturing, exploiting or even occasionally creating a public mood. The Alleymen were workers as much as artists. This book, first published in 1982, explores how the change occurred, the ways in
Tin Pan Alley
Language: en
Pages: 214
Authors: Keith Hayward
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Soundcheck Books

With first-hand accounts from the people who knew him best, this book details Sir Elton's formative years: from training as a classical pianist at the Royal Academy of Music; his time as a jobbing songwriter in London's Tin Pan Alley; performing his first live gigs; and his eventual rise to
From Saginaw Valley to Tin Pan Alley
Language: en
Pages: 191
Authors: R. Grant Smith
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Wayne State University Press

From Saginaw Valley to Tin Pan Alley documents the work of more than sixty popular songwriters who hailed from Saginaw, and provides background information and anecdotes about the most famous songwriters and their most famous songs. Among the greatest of the Saginaw songwriters were Charles K. Harris ("After the Ball'),