Tin Pan Alley

When Tin Pan Alley (English: Blech-/Zinnpfannengasse ) 28th Street between Fifth Avenue and Broadway in Manhattan, New York is called. Here in 1900 and 1930, most U.S. publishers were between resident.

Your nickname was the road by the then journalists Monroe H. Rosenfeld, who compared the constant strumming of the sample pianos with the rattling of tin pans in the New York Herald. One also suspected Context " Steel Drum " thus does not exist.

The Tin Pan Alley was from 1890, the power center of the American music industry. For publishers worked for a large number of composers and lyricists, who were engaged in the composition of popular hit. These titles were so -called Sheet Music published in notation of, a first major success of this kind was after the ball in the era of Tin Pan Alley, the so-called Great American Songbook began, a not well-defined canon of outstanding songs of the American Popular music from the 1930s to 1950s.

Well-known songwriter, which are brought in connection with the Tin Pan Alley era are, for example, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Peter DeRose, Irving Berlin, Sid Robin or the German -born Fred Fisher. Even stars such as Bing Crosby, the Rat Pack ( Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin), Ella Fitzgerald and Leon Redbone justified their fame on songs of Tin Pan Alley.

The blues musician Stevie Ray Vaughan dedicated to the Tin Pan Alley on the album Could not Stand the Weather a song and described it as the " roughest area of ​​town. "

Only after the increasing emergence of folk music styles like the mambo in the 1940s and the revolution of rock ' n ' roll in the 1950s, the music publishers quickly lost their influence to the record companies.