Tin Pan Alley: Now and Now

More music and New York (but what better city for music).  Lost City has a post on Tin Pan Alley up.  Tin Pan Alley was a street in midtown Manhattan where, in the bleak days before recorded music, sheet music was written and sold by the million.  You used to walk down the street and have people in every window to plug you with a reason to buy their hit song.  Now, in the bleak 00s where ringtones are sometimes more popular than albums, it's a Nextel store away from erasing every trace of its past.  If you have any interest in remembering the place where Irving Berlin's 'God Bless America' and 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' first hit, click here.  

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