From the early days of rock and roll to the present day, it seems there’s always been more artists than material. That’s why so many rock acts “popped over” to a place called Tin Pan Alley. And they still do, including several established acts creating new classics out of old ones. In many cases, the composers who crafted them could never have dreamed their pop songs would be repurposed as rock and roll. And at least one unsuccessfully tried to put a stop to some of it.
On this part one of two podcasts, Radio Dave takes you on a trip to the rock and roll side of Tin Pan Alley. You’ll visit with the music of Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Hoagy Carmichael, Rodgers & Hart, Harold Arlen & Yip Harberg, and George & Ira Gershwin among others. Hear how their music unintentionally made rock and roll history. It’s all right here.
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