R. Grant Smith, Author and Local Musican
presented the program last night at the Saginaw Enrichment Center. Part of the SVSU Humanities Series 2005, Celebrating 25 Years, the topic was 'Tin Pan Alley's Greatest Songwriters.' Smith authored a book, From Saginaw Valley to Tin Pan Alley - Saginaw's Contribution to American Popular Music, 1890-1955
My friend Howard told me about this fellow before. Yesterday Howard & his wife, Florence, invited me to attend a concert featuring Tin Pan Alley songs. I'm so glad I said yes! It was a delightful experience. Smith introduced the performers, all locals and extremely talented! We smiled, we laughed, we cried. What a wonderful noise!
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