New Arrivals · Music Books

August 22, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Judy Garland on Judy Garland : interviews and encounters

August 21, 2014
Garland, Judy.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2014].
xxiv, 456 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Elvis and Ginger

August 21, 2014
Alden, Ginger.
New York, NY : Ace Books, 2014.
xiv, 383 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm

Highway 61 : crossroads on the blues highway

August 13, 2014
Bright, Derek, author.
Stroud : The History Press, [2014].
192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 x 26 cm.
Down on the killing floor: Chicago -- Lord, sixty one highway: Joliet to Rock Island -- Down to St. Louis: St. Louis -- Big train goes to Memphis: Memphis -- Casinos and cotton: Walls to Robinsonville -- Pass the biscuits-- it's King Biscuit time: Helena -- Juke joints, shacks and BBQ: Clarksdale -- The ghosts of Emmett Till: Tutwiler to Greenville -- Beyond catfish row: Vicksburg to Natchez -- Carry me down on Rampart Street: New Orleans.

A tempo.

August 12, 2014
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
[Cincinnati, Ohio : Cincinnati Conservatory of Music]
v. : ill., ports. ; 29 cm.

Ball's manual of Gretsch guitars : 1950s

August 12, 2014
Ball, Edward, 1966- author.
©2014
136 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
History of Gretsch serial numbers -- Primary features : 1950s -- 1950s model line -- 1950s gallery -- Gretsch production history : 1950s.
"The ultimate go-to book for information about vintage Gretsch guitars of the 1950s...supported by compelling photography and an extensive, batch-by-batch recreation of the Gretsch Brooklyn factory's lost production history."--Jacket flap.

Elvis has left the building : the death of the king and the rise of punk rock

August 6, 2014
Jones, Dylan, 1960- author.
New York ; London : Overlook Duckworth, 2014.
307 pages ; 23 cm

George Clinton & the cosmic odyssey of the P-Funk Empire

August 6, 2014
Needs, Kris, author.
©2014.
352 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm

GarageBand

August 6, 2014
Plummer, Mary, author.
[Berkeley, California] : Peachpit Press, [2015]
xvi, 316 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
"Apple certified."

Who did it first? : great rock and roll cover songs and their original artists

August 6, 2014
Leszczak, Bob, 1959-
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
xxviii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

AC/DC's Highway to hell

August 5, 2014
Bonomo, Joe, 1966-
New York : Continuum, 2010.
ix, 131 p. : ill. ; 17 cm.
First chord -- Second chord -- Third chord.

Achtung baby : meditations on love in the shadow of the Fall

August 5, 2014
Catanzarite, Stephen.
New York : Continuum, 2007.
xvi, 110 p. ; 17 cm.
Straight outta Eden -- Subterranean lovesick blues -- A word from our sponsor -- Things fall apart -- Towering babble -- Fear of woman -- There is a light that never goes out.

Use your illusion I and II

August 5, 2014
Weisbard, Eric.
New York : Continuum, 2007.
125 p. ; 17 cm.
Sunset Boulevard : the metal years -- UYI and I -- Suck on that -- Before and after -- Get in the ring.

The Who sell out

August 5, 2014
Dougan, John M., 1954-
New York : Continuum, 2006.
131 p. ; 17 cm.
I'm a boy -- This is tomorrow -- Pop art music -- Tonite let's all make love in London -- Educate, inform, and entertain -- We want the airwaves, baby -- The highly successful sound of wonderful Radio London -- Running the pirates aground -- Meanwhile, back in the States -- Jaguar and Coca-Cola -- Disgusting, unsuitable for children -- Genius, masterpiece-- failure.
Explores the making of the Who's third album within the context of Britain's culture in the 1960s.

Born in the U.S.A.

August 5, 2014
Himes, Geoffrey.
New York : Continuum, 2005.
144 p. ; 17 cm.
Nowhere to run -- Laughing thinking -- Three-minute record -- Trying to write this book -- Dance down at the union hall.

Glow : the autobiography of Rick James

August 4, 2014
James, Rick, 1948-2004, author.
New York : Atria Books, 2014.
342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"Hitmaker, singer, innovator, producer, award-winning pioneer in the fusion of funk groove and rock, the late Rick James collaborated with go-to music biographer David Ritz, in this wildly entertaining and profound expression of a rock star's life and soul"-- Provided by publisher.

Aja

August 4, 2014
Breithaupt, Don.
New York : Continuum, 2007.
viii, 130 p. ; 17 cm.
This one's for real : introduction -- Blueprint blue : context -- Heard this one before : influences -- This is the day : seventies -- Throw out the hardware : production -- Like a Roman : words -- Get to bendin' my ear : harmony -- Book of numbers : sidemen -- Angular banjoes : guitar -- Talk it out till daylight : process -- Somebody else's favorite song : FM (no static at all) -- You know how to hustle : fallout -- Those of my kind : historical moment -- Lay down the law and break it : conclusion.

Listen out loud : a life in music--managing McCartney, Madonna, and Michael Jackson

August 4, 2014
Weisner, Ron author.
Guilford, CT : Lyons Press, 2014.
xi, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Buddah -- Sports -- Knight -- Mayfield -- Withers -- Sha Na Na -- The Jacksons -- Michael -- Madonna -- Winwood -- McCartney -- Production -- Epilogue : Music biz 101.

Classical music in a changing culture : essays from the American Record Guide

August 1, 2014
Vroon, Donald, 1942-
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014].
ix, 225 pages ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- Elitism -- Education & culture -- Don't educate us ; Entertain us -- Fun -- Fads and trends -- The romantic art -- Orchestra finances -- The new and news -- Contemporary music -- Airheads -- Marketing and image -- Marketing idiocy -- Marketing and its discontents -- Seeking out the best things in life -- Multiculturalism -- Later : black musicians and marketing -- Attracting a young crowd -- The land of the obvious -- On spiritual matters -- Attentiveness and judgment -- Attentiveness II -- Absorption -- Feeling -- Does quality have a future -- Performance practice -- Aesthetics and criticism -- PPP and true authenticity -- PPP II -- Cultural suicide -- Cultural suicide 2 -- The golden age -- The nostalgia trap -- Surtitles -- The death of service -- Distribution -- Browsing -- Is the Internet the end of records?

Beethoven : anguish and triumph : a biography

August 1, 2014
Swafford, Jan, author.
New York, New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
xxi, 1077 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits (some color), music ; 24 cm
Bonn, electorate of Cologne -- Father, mother, son -- Reason and revolution -- Loved in turn -- Golden age -- A journey and a death -- Bildung -- Stem and book -- Unreal city -- Chains of craftsmanship -- Generalissimo -- Virtuoso -- Fate's hammer -- The good, the beautiful, and the melancholy -- The new path -- Oh, fellow men -- Heaven and Earth will tremble -- Geschrieben auf Bonaparte -- Our hearts were stirred -- That haughty beauty -- Schemes -- Darkness to light -- Thus be enabled to create -- Myths and men -- My angel, my self -- We finite beings -- The queen of the night -- What is difficult -- The sky above, the law within -- Qui venit in nomine Domini -- You millions -- Ars longa, vita brevis -- Plaudite, amici -- Appendix.
An esteemed music historian provides a rich, detailed overview of the life of Ludwig van Beethoven, traveling from Enlightenment-era Bonn to the musical capital of Europe, Vienna, to vividly describe the composer's career, ill health and romantic rejections.

Exile in Guyville

August 1, 2014
Arnold, Gina author.
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, [2014].
vii, 123 pages ; 17 cm.

Smile

August 1, 2014
Sanchez, Luis A.
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, [2014].
viii, 130 pages ; 17 cm.

American recordings

August 1, 2014
Tost, Tony.
New York : Continuum, [2011].
xiii, 202 pages ; 17 cm.
At head of title on cover: Cash.
Permanence (1) -- Permanence (2) -- Americana (1) -- Independence Day -- The gift -- Americana (2) -- Delia -- Let the train blow the whistle -- The beast in me -- Drive on -- Why me Lord -- Bad luck wind -- Cowboy prayers -- Precedence -- To be free -- He had the nerve and he had the blood -- Where are your guts? -- Where the train goes slow -- Redemption -- Like a soldier -- Permanence (3) -- The man who couldn't cry -- The old, weird American.

Tusk

August 1, 2014
Trucks, Rob, 1961-
New York : Continuum, 2011.
vii, 131 pages ; 17 cm.
Warning shot -- Chapter one -- What we talk about when we talk about Tusk / Jonathan Segel of Camper Van Beethoven -- Chapter three -- What we talk about when we talk about Tusk / Walter Egan -- Chapter five -- What we talk about when we talk about Tusk / Kaki King -- Chapter seven -- What we talk about when we talk about Tusk / A.C. Newman of the New Pornographers -- Chapter nine -- What we talk about when we talk about Tusk / Gretchen Heffler of the USC Spirit of Troy marching band -- Chapter eleven -- What we talk about when we talk about Tusk / Dan Boeckner and Hadji Bakara of Wolf Parade -- Chapter thirteen -- What we talk about when we talk about Tusk / Dave Portner, aka Avey Tare, of Animal Collective -- Chapter fifteen -- What we talk about when we talk about Tusk / Michael G of Tusk, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band -- Chapter seventeen.
Here, Rob Trucks talks to Lindsey Buckingham, as well as members of Animal Collective, Camper Van Beethoven, the New Pornographers, Wolf Parade, the Fleetwood Mac tribute band Tusk, and the USC Trojan marching band in order to chart both the story and the impact of an album born of personal obsession and a stubborn unwillingness to compromise. --Book Jacket.

Kid A

August 1, 2014
Lin, Marvin.
New York : Continuum, 2011.
149 p. ; 17 cm.

In utero

August 1, 2014
Gaar, Gillian G., 1959- author.
©2006
105 pages ; 17 cm.
"First published in 2006 by the Continuum International Publishing Group Inc."--Title page verso.

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