1st Edition

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

By David A. Jasen Copyright 2003
    384 Pages
    by Routledge

    492 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Introduction, A – Z, Bibliography, General Index, Index of Songs


    David A. Jasen

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