Saturday, March 23, 2013

Lawlor, Blake and the Origins of the Most Famous Song about New York City

Notwithstanding the (deserved) popularity of Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind" (made popular by Alicia Keys) and the (much less deserved) earlier popularity of Kander and Ebbs' "New York, New York" (made popular by Sinatra), arguably the most popular (and certainly the most recorded) song about New York City remains the turn of the (last) century tune from by James , "The Sidewalks of New York." 

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