Tin Pan Alley and the Philippines: American Songs of War And by Thomas P. Walsh

By Thomas P. Walsh

In this cutting edge source advisor, Thomas P. Walsh has compiled a different number of a few 1,400 released and unpublished American musical compositions touching on indirectly to the Philippines throughout the American colonial period within the nation from 1898 to 1946. In getting ready the advisor, Walsh surveyed a big selection of resources: released songs indexed in WorldCat, the net catalogs of sheet track collections of collage libraries and significant private and non-private study libraries, bibliographic compilations of well known song, the periodical literature on song and pop culture, released collections of “soldier songs,” and sheet track indexed on the market on advertisement public sale web pages. additionally, for the 1st time within the coaching of a examine bibliography, the consultant additionally identifies, from music registrations within the US Copyright Office’s Catalog of Copyright Entries (CCE), forty eight years of musical compositions in terms of the Philippines. In systematically dealing with the CCE, yr through 12 months, Walsh chanced on 1000s of unpublished songs written by means of standard americans expressing their diversified perspectives approximately ancient occasions and their own stories with regards to America’s far-off colony in Southeast Asia.

Of the 1,400 chronologically-listed songs integrated within the consultant, such a lot could be new fabrics for students and scholars alike to check. Songs like “Ma Little Cebu Maid,” “My personal Manila Sue,” “My Fillipino Belle,” “Down at the Philippine Isles,” “Beside the Pasig River,” “My Philippino Pearl,” and “I desire a Filipino guy” have been all released and largely promoted by way of Tin Pan Alley and have been played on level and listened to at domestic on files and piano rolls throughout the US. The lyrics usually illustrate well known American attitudes, from shrilly patriotic numbers concerning the conflict of Manila Bay and, later, the autumn of Bataan and Corregidor to wistful, romantic, or even fascinating recollections of satisfied days spent in “old” Manila to racially charged items rife with deprecating stereotypes of Filipinos. This advisor reprints a few those hard-to-find track lyrics, making them to be had to readers for the 1st time in over a century. as well as together with the lyrics to the various songs, the advisor additionally offers copyright registration numbers and dates of registration for plenty of of the printed and unpublished songs. additionally supplied are a few seven hundred “notes” on specific songs and over 750 hyperlinks that offer direct entry to bibliographic documents or maybe electronic copies of the sheet track in libraries and collections.

Exhaustive in its scope, Tin Pan Alley and the Philippines is a useful study source for students and scholars of yank heritage, Pacific experiences, pop culture, and ethnomusicology.

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