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A Trip To Tin Pan Alley

A Trip To Tin Pan Alley

[2015-11-30 13:00:00] The American Songbook – those classics from the first half of the 20th Century – has seen a resurgence in recent years. This hour, we'll talk about why the music of Gershwin, Porter and other greats fell out of favor and how those tunes found a new audience with Ben Yagoda. He's the author of "The B Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song" (Riverhead Books), out tomorrow in paperback.

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