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...The songwriter and lyricist Irving Berlin produced some of the most memorable entries in the Great American Songbook. Born in 1888 in the Russian Empire, Berlin’s family immigrated to the United States when he was five. At eight, Berlin...

Popular Hits of the War Years

Don Tyler

Don Tyler is a retired music professor from the College of Central Florida in Ocala, FL. He has more than two dozen choral compositions and/or arrangements published by various publishing companies. Tyler is author of Hit Parade 1920–1955: An Encyclopedia of the Top Songs of the Jazz, Depression, Swing, and Sing Eras; Hit Songs, 1900–1955: American Popular Music of the Pre-Rock Era; The Great Movie Musicals: A Viewer's Guide to 168 Films That Really Sing; and Music of the Post-War Era. He has also contributed to Facts Behind the Songs: A Handbook of American Popular Music from the Nineties to the ‘90s and Popular Musicians. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Music of the First World War

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2016

Scholarly Books

...Love Songs Love is big business. Not only on Valentine’s Day but also all year around: sales of cards expressing love to a special someone, candy or flowers to show affection, and what would the jewelry business do without lovers? Date...

Stage Music during the War Years

Don Tyler

Don Tyler is a retired music professor from the College of Central Florida in Ocala, FL. He has more than two dozen choral compositions and/or arrangements published by various publishing companies. Tyler is author of Hit Parade 1920–1955: An Encyclopedia of the Top Songs of the Jazz, Depression, Swing, and Sing Eras; Hit Songs, 1900–1955: American Popular Music of the Pre-Rock Era; The Great Movie Musicals: A Viewer's Guide to 168 Films That Really Sing; and Music of the Post-War Era. He has also contributed to Facts Behind the Songs: A Handbook of American Popular Music from the Nineties to the ‘90s and Popular Musicians. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Music of the First World War

ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2016

Scholarly Books

...There were several types of stage music during the First World War that will be covered: the British music hall, American vaudeville, revues, operettas, and musicals. The British Music Hall The British music hall is the equivalent...

Revue, American

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Revue is a form of musical theater that is given coherence by a central theme – such as a season, a single composer or a topical reference – but that lacks a coherent narrative structure. It consists of a sequence of sketches but can also...

Ragtime

Susan C. Cook

Dr Sherril Dodds is Chair and Professor of Dance at Temple University, USA. Her scholarship centres on popular, social and screen dance practices and she has authored two books: Dance on Screen: Genres and Media from Hollywood to Experimental Art (2001) and Dancing on the Canon: Embodiments of Value in Popular Dance (2011). She is a founding member of the UK research group PoP Moves and sits on the Board of Directors and Editorial Board of the Congress on Research in Dance and the Editorial Boards of the Korean Society of Dance and Society of Dance History Scholars. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...In the years 1890–1920 in the United States ‘rag-time’ came to be used as a collective term to identify a variety of musical practices and new social dances. Through the commercial availability of instrumental works and songs...

New York City, NY: Tin Pan Alley

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...The term ‘Tin Pan Alley’ is said to have been coined around 1903 by Monroe Rosenfeld, a full-time newspaperman and sometime songwriter, after he visited the publishing house of songwriter Harry Von Tilzer, whose office...

Tin Pan Alley

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...The term ‘Tin Pan Alley’ began as a playful nickname for West 28th Street in New York City, where a number of new-style music publishers had begun establishing offices in the 1890s, and has since taken on a variety of meanings. Composer...

New York City, NY: Broadway

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...It may not be unusual for a place to give its name to a genre (vaudeville, habanera, schottische) or a musical style or ‘sound’ (Nashville, Motown); but perhaps only two well-known art forms are named after streets: the Tin Pan Alley song...

Ballad (North American)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Emergence From the standpoint of the early twenty-first century, common usage suggests the American popular ballad can be defined as a slow or slow-ish song with romantic lyric content, emotional in manner, intimate in feeling...

Broadway Musical

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...The Broadway musical is a type of musical theater that developed a distinct identity through shows created for the theaters of Broadway, New York, although the term is also commonly applied to shows created elsewhere which are thought...