Tin Pan Alley

  1. a city district (originally in New York) where composers and publishers of popular music do business
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  • Yet they were also the subject of tracts, sermons, poems, memoirs, illustrations, and not a few Tin Pan Alley tearjerkers.
  • A fascination with the sloganlike rhetoric of Tin Pan Alley runs through the collection, culminating in the title poem: 'So be a girly man/ & sing this gurly song/ Sissies & proud/ That we would never lie our way to war.'”—Publishers Weekly The Chicago Blog: Press Release: Bernstein, Girly Man
  • Yes, he was an ecstatic Broadway mystic and a Tin Pan Alley shaman during those moments when his heart opened and threw out a rope that lassoed a song, a tune holding the heightened longings of love. The Bushman Way of Tracking God
  • The songs popular with youth, you may have noticed, belie the old Tin Pan Alley cliche that a hit can't be MADE on the theme of married love.
  • America's Songs: The Stories Behind the Songs of Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley.
  • He assesses the development of major record companies and pop songwriting from the Tin Pan Alley songsmiths to rap, reggae, and rock composers and noisemakers.
  • The composers and lyricists are scarcely remembered today, but the music-hall song set the wheels of Tin Pan Alley in motion, established the practice of song plugging, and founded a new industry.
  • It was differentiated from the typical tin pan alley popular music of the times by dark tonal qualities which were the result of mixing major, minor and 7th chords with the music.
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