Spreadin' Rhythm Around: Black Popular Songwriters, 1880-1930
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Spreadin' Rhythm Around: Black Popular Songwriters, 1880-1930

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Tin Pan Alley easily conjures images of the most popular ditties of the 1920s and 1930s, though most people associate them with the such classic White songwriters as Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Cole Porter. An integral part of the popular music scene, African-American performers often earned fame, while the hundreds of composers, writers, directors and agents rarely foun...more
Hardcover, 452 pages
Published August 1st 1998 by Schirmer Trade Books
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