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The Tin Pan Alley Song Encyclopedia

Thomas S. Hischak
Hardcover: 552 pages
Greenwood Press
September 30, 2002
ISBN: 0313319928

This guide to the songs of Tin Pan Alley includes information on their periods, their styles, and their performers. Hischak also includes information on alternate song titles, ASCAP’s and NEA’ Hit Parades, standards from stage and screen plus a select bibliography and index.

With regard to study of the jazz standards, The Tin Pan Alley Song Encyclopedia is an indispensable reference book, containing over 1200 song abstracts which are, on the average, about 175 words. Most of the jazz standards may be found in this book or one of two others, also by Hischak: The American Musical Theatre Encyclopedia or The American Musical Film Song Encyclopedia.

Thomas S. Hischak is also the author of Word Crazy: Broadway Lyricists from Cohan to Sondheim and Stage It with Music: An Encyclopedic guide to the American Musical Threatre. He is Professor of Theatre History and Criticism at the State University of New York College at Cortland.

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