New Arrivals · Music Books

January 23, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

How to play guitar, acoustic and electric - learn to play like a rock hero

January 22, 2018
Total Guitar Magazine, author.
©2017
208 pages : color illustrations, scores ; 29 cm
Mostly text with examples of chord scores and fret positions throughout.
Includes index.
GET STARTED : Guitar anatomy ; Guitar icons ; Essential accessories ; Altered tunings -- LESSONS : Tab guide ; Essentials (Open chords, Strumming, Barre chords, Pentatonic licks) ; Rhythm guitar workout (Chord playing, Chord variation, Basic chord progression, Riffing, 20 inspiring chords) ; Lead guitar lessons (Rhythmic lead, Blues style vibrato, Arpeggio lead, Octave soloing, Pentatonic licks, String bending, Alternate picking, Chordal soloing) -- GEAR : 50 guitar hacks ; Tips for better tone ; FX Pedals ; J Mascis -- Rig Tour -- MAKING MUSIC : Collaborating ; Playing in a two-piece band ; Gigging essentials ; Record your band ; Record your guitar (What you need to record, Get connected, Understand audio interface, Understanding microphones, Amp modelling, Recording your acoustic, Recording your guitar amp) ; Make money (Become a tech, Record remote sessions, Start a function band, Buy and sell gear, Start teaching, Become a demo guy) -- SONGWRITING : Start writing songs today ; Stay inspired ; Song stories ; Beatlemania Masterclass ; Write your first guitar solo ; Building songs ; Song structure study ; Getting lyrical ; Writing better lyrics ; Playing & singing ; Riff writing ; Promoting your songs online ; Music publishing ; The Law: copying ; Ed Sheeran on songwriting ; Choosing your acoustic -- FIX YOUR GUITAR : Restringing your guitar ; Adjusting your guitar's neck ; Adjusting your guitar's intonation ; Broken jack socket ; The art of soldering ; Switching pickups ; Replace your pots ; Making your own guitar leads ; How to shield your guitar -- Index.
"This pracitcal guide teaches you everything you need to know and nothing you don't. It is filled with easy-to-follow lessons and advice for perfect playing and performing ... Written by the experts at Total Guitar magazine, How to Play Guitar includes hundreds of photographs and step-by-step exercises, top advice for improvement, tips for getting the most from your gear and even sections about songwriting and performing. Suitable for all ability levels, this book will take you from beginner to intermediate level, without any of the stuffiness of learning to play the guitar!"--Back cover.

Smithsonian rock and roll : live and unseen

January 12, 2018
Bentley, Bill, 1950- author.
Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, [2017]
216 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Intro : that fine, fine music -- The big bang : blues & country collide while the world trembles -- The British invasion and beyond : the future is revealed -- Acid, incense & balloons : from soul queens to New Orleans -- Inner visions & outlandish trips : the land of the free and the saved -- The wild side moves in : fasten seat belts now -- Safety pins & flashy spins : everyone wants to have fun -- Beats, bravado & beauty : rock and roll to the rescue.
In December 2015, the Smithsonian called on rock and roll lovers around the world to collect photos and stories of their favorite moments in music. Fans dug through attics, basements, closets, shoeboxes, digital cameras, and photo albums to post great rock shots to rockandroll.si.edu. From Woodstock to the Whisky a Go Go, from Lollapalooza to the 9:30 Club, and all the rockin' places in between, fans overwhelmingly responded with their favorite rock and roll moments. Iconic artists ranging from the Who to Nirvana to Chuck Berry to the Jimi Hendrix and many more are celebrated here. There are early photographs of everyone from Run-D.M.C. to the Runaways, and contemporary shots of some of the biggest names in music, including Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, and Metallica. Presented together, these photographs create a kaleidoscopic history of the artists, the musical styles, the venues, the concerts, and the fans. This is rock and roll as it has never been seen before.--Amazon.com.

Cover me : the stories behind the greatest cover songs of all time

January 12, 2018
Padgett, Ray, author.
©2017
232 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Elvis Presley "Hound dog" (Big Mama Thornton cover) -- The Beatles "Twist and shout" (Isley Brothers/Top Notes cover) -- The Righteous Brothers "Unchained melody" (Todd Duncan cover) -- Aretha Franklin "Respect" (Otis Redding cover) -- Jimi Hendrix "All along the watchtower" (Bob Dylan cover) -- Joe Cocker "With a little help from my friends" (The Beatles cover) -- The Who "Summertime blues" (Eddie Cochran cover) -- Creedence Clearwater Revival "I heard it through the grapevine" (Marvin Gaye cover) -- Gladys Knight & the Pips "Midnight train to Georgia" (Jim Weatherly cover) -- Patti Smith "Gloria" (Them cover) -- Talking Heads "Take me to the river" (Al Green cover) -- Devo "Satisfaction" (The Rolling Stones cover) -- "Weird Al" Yankovic "Polkas on 45" (various artists cover) -- Pet Shop Boys "Always on my mind" (Elvis Presley/Brenda Lee cover) -- Whitney Houston "I will always love you" (Dolly Parton cover) -- Fugees "Killing me softly" (Roberta Flack/Lori Lieberman cover) -- The Gourds "Gin and juice" (Snoop Doggy Dogg cover) -- Johnny Cash "Hurt" (Nine Inch Nails cover) -- Adele "Make you feel my love" (Bob Dylan cover).
"From the creator of the popular website covermesongs.com comes the perfect book for music fans: the inside stories behind 20 iconic cover songs and the artists who turned them into classics. A great cover only makes a song stronger. Jimi Hendrix's version of Bob Dylan's 'All Along the Watchtower.' The Beatles rocking out with 'Twist and Shout.' Aretha Franklin demanding 'Respect.' Without covers, the world would have lost many unforgettable performances. This is the first book to explore the most iconic covers ever, from Elvis's 'Hound Dog' and Joe Cocker's 'With a Little Help from My Friends' to the Talking Heads' 'Take Me to the River' and Adele's 'Make You Feel My Love.' Written by the founder of the website covermesongs.com, each of the 19 chapters investigates the origins of a classic cover -- and uses it as a framework to tell the larger story of how cover songs have evolved over the decades. Cover Me is packed with insight, photography, and music history"--Publisher's website.

Woman walk the line : how the women in country music changed our lives

January 11, 2018
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2017.
xi, 220 pages ; 23 cm.
Maybelle Carter : the root of it all / Caryn Rose -- Lil Hardin : that's how I got to Memphis / Alice Randall -- Wanda Jackson : when she starts eruptin' / Holly George-Warren -- Hazel Dickens : the plangent bone / Ronni Lundy -- June Carter Cash : eulogy for a mother / Rosanne Cash -- Brenda Lee : rare peer / Taylor Swift -- Bobbie Gentry : let the mystery be / Meredith Ochs -- Loretta Lynn : The pill / Madison Vain -- Dolly Parton : Long Island down home blues / Nancy Harrison -- Emmylou Harris : common ground in an uncommon love / Ali Berlow -- Barbara Mandrell : Lubbock in the rearview mirror / Shelby Morrison -- Tanya Tucker : punk country and sex wide open / Holly Gleason -- Rita Coolidge : a dark-eyed Cherokee country gal / Kandia Crazy Horse -- Linda Ronstadt : canciones di corazón salvajge / Grace Potter -- Rosanne Cash : expectations and letting go / Deborah Sprague -- The Judds : comfort far from home / Courtney E. Smith -- k.d. lang : flawless, fearless / Kelly McCartney -- Lucinda William : flesh & ghosts, dreams + marrow / Lady Goodman -- Mary Chapin Carpenter : every hometown girl / Cynthia Sanz -- Patty Loveless : beyond what you know / Wendy Pearl -- Shania Twain : but the little girls understand / Emily Yahr -- Alison Krauss : draw your own map / Aubrie Sellers -- Terri Clark : better things to do / Amy Elizabeth McCarthy -- Taylor Swift : dancing on her own / Elysa Gardner -- Kacey Musgraves : follow your arrow / Dacey Orr -- Rhiannon Giddens : a gift past the songs / Caroline Randall Williams -- Patty Griffin : remembering to breathe / Kim Ruehl.
Full-tilt, hardcore, down-home, and groundbreaking, the women of country music speak volumes with every song. From Maybelle Carter to Dolly Parton, k.d. lang to Taylor Swift--these artists provided pivot points, truths, and doses of courage for women writers at every stage of their lives. Whether it's Rosanne Cash eulogizing June Carter Cash or a seventeen-year-old Taylor Swift considering the golden glimmer of another precocious superstar, Brenda Lee, it's the humanity beneath the music that resonates.

Parental discretion is advised : the rise of N.W.A and the dawn of gangsta rap

January 8, 2018
Kennedy, Gerrick, author.
New York : Atria Books, 2017.
273 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Compton's n the house -- Panic zone -- Dopeman -- Something 2 dance 2 -- LA is the place -- I ain't tha 1 -- Niggaz ... with attitude -- Gangsta gangsta -- Parental discretion iz advised -- AmeriKKKa's most wanted -- Appetite for destruction -- SA prize -- Who got the camera? -- Nuthin' but a 'G' thang -- Eternal E.
"Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren, and DJ Yella caused a seismic shift in hip-hop when they decided to form N.W.A in 1986. Suddenly rap became gangsta and relevant on the West Coast. With their hard-core image, bombastic sound, and lyrics that were by turns poetic, lascivious, socially conscious, and downright in-your-face, N.W.A spoke the truth about life on the streets of Compton, California--at the time a hotbed of poverty, drugs, gangs, and unemployment. Their hood tales offered a sharp contrast to the cozy, comfortable images of thriving middle-class life emanating from television screens across America. For the group, making music was not about being nice or projecting a false reality. It was all about expressing themselves. Through firsthand interviews and exhaustive research, Los Angeles Times music reporter Gerrick D. Kennedy transports readers back in time and offers a front-row seat to N.W.A's early days and the drama and controversy that followed the incendiary group as they rose to become multiplatinum artists. Kennedy leaves nothing off the table in his pursuit of the full story behind the group's most pivotal moments, including Ice Cube's decision to go solo after their debut studio album became a smash hit, the forming of Ruthless Records, the group's confrontation with the FBI over their inflammatory lyrics, incidents of physical assault, Dr. Dre's decision to launch Death Row Records with Suge Knight, N.W.A's impact on the 1992 LA riots, Eazy-E's battle with AIDS, and much more. A riveting and illuminating work of music journalism, [this book] captures a defining moment in rap music, when N.W.A made it altogether social, freaky, enterprising, and gangsta. They forced us all to take notice. For that reason alone, their story must be told."--Dust jacket flap.

Through the lens : the remaking of Cincinnati's Music Hall

January 8, 2018
Zory, Matthew, photographer.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Cincinnati Book Publishing, 2017.
271 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 x 32 cm
"Beneath the velvet and crystal, Cincinnati's Music Hall has exquisite bones. In his stunning photographic essay documenting the hall's historic renovation, photographer and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra musician Matthew Zory uncovers a side of Music Hall Cincinnatians have never seen before--and will never see again. Zory's photos capture the raw-beamed beauty of Music Hall as craftsman strip away floors and ceilings and refashion Samuel Hannaford's iconic building for 21st century use. Through the lens: the remaking of Cincinnati's Music Hall is a portrait of a grande dame without her makeup and at her most beautiful"--Back cover.

Garth Brooks : the anthology. Part one, the first five years

January 8, 2018
Brooks, Garth, author.
©2017
240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm + 5 audio discs (4 3/4 in.)
Introduction -- Year one. 1989 -- Year two. 1990 -- Year three. 1991 -- Year four. 1992 -- Year five. 1993 -- Stories from Music Row -- Conclusion.
Part 1: The First Five Years, looks at Brooks' meteoric rise to superstardom from 1989-1993 in his own words, as he tells the stories behind creating, recording and promoting his first five albums for Capitol Nashville. His memories are supplemented by others who were there, including the songwriters, musicians, and Brooks' longtime manager, Bob Doyle. The book also includes more than 150 never-before-seen photos, tracking sheets, session charts, and even Brooks' job application for Cowtown Boots, the shoe store where he worked in Nashville while he was a struggling artist. Also included are 5 CDs of outtakes, first takes, demos and masters. Of the 52 songs included on the CDs, 19 are new, unreleased or demo versions.

David Bowie made me gay : 100 years of LGBT music

January 3, 2018
Bullock, Darryl W., author.
©2017
358 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Introduction: Once upon a time in a disco far, far away... -- David Bowie made me gay -- Pretty baby -- Bull dyker blues -- The pansy craze -- Europe before the war -- Strange fruit -- Camp records -- Do you come here often? -- Electronic sounds -- After Stonewall -- Living with lesbians -- Lavender country -- Can't stop the music -- The 1970s: political and pink -- The aggressive style punk rock -- The 1980s: small town boys -- Hope and homophobia -- Scandal -- Out and proud in the twenty-first century.
"This revealing and timely book is a must-have for anyone passionate about music. LGBT musicians have shaped the development of music over the last century, with a sexually progressive soundtrack in the background of the gay community's struggle for acceptance worldwide. With the advent of recording technology, LGBT messages were for the first time transferred from the cabaret stage and brought to the homes of millions. David Bowie Made Me Gay is the first book to cover the breadth of history of recorded music by and for the LGBT community: How have those records influenced the evolution of the music we listen to today? How have they inspired whole generations of disenfranchised youth? How could we ever have the Scissor Sisters or Lady Gaga without Billie Holiday, Disco and David Bowie? Through new interviews and contemporary reports, David Bowie Made Me Gay uncovers the lives of the people who made these records, and offers a lively canter through the scarcely documented history of LGBT music-makers. Bullock discusses the invaluable influence gay men, lesbians and bisexuals had on the growth of Jazz and Blues; looks at the almost forgotten world of gay life in the years between the two World Wars when many LGBT performers enjoyed a fame and freedom that would not be seen again until the 1970s and '80s; explores the emergence of Disco and Glamrock that gave birth to today's most legendary out-gay pop stars: Elton John, Boy George, Freddie Mercury, George Michael; and asks where we are today." -- Publisher's description

Uncommon people : the rise and fall of the rock stars

January 2, 2018
Hepworth, David, 1950- author.
©2017
xii, 305 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
September 14, 1955, Rampart Street, New Orleans, Louisiana : Enter the first rock star -- September 26, 1956, from Memphis to Tupelo : The first rock idol -- July 6, 1957, Woolton Village Fete, Liverpool, England : The first rock fans form a band -- May 22, 1958, London Airport, England : A bad boy flies in -- February 3, 1959, Clear Lake, Iowa : A good boy flies out -- July 1, 1960, London, England : Enter the guitar hero -- September 25, 1961, Gerde's Folk City, New York City : A boy invents himself -- September 28, 1962, Sefton Street, Liverpool, England : The man who fit in -- May 1, 1963, London, England : The man who didn't fit in -- December 23, 1964, Los Angeles airport : The rock star as tragic genius -- September 26, 1965, Aarhus, Denmark : The rock band as perpetual drama -- October 1, 1966, Central London Polytechnic, England : A new sheriff in town -- June 18, 1967, Monterey, California : The first female rock star -- May 15, 1968, New York City : The view from Olympus -- August 9, 1969, Birmingham, England : The devil's business -- June 24, 1970, New York City : Rock god embraces the occult -- May 16, 1971, New York City : The comeback -- July 26, 1972, Madison Square Garden, New York City : Rock goes high society -- July 3, 1973, Hammersmith, London, England : A "rock star" retires -- August 6, 1974, 914 Studios, Blauvelt, New York : Rock in a complicated world -- July 18, 1975, the Lyceum, London, England : The best rock isn't always rock -- July 4, 1976, Tampa, Florida : The X-factor -- August 16, 1977, Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee : Death is good for business -- December 9, 1978, London, England : A raspberry on top of the charts -- August 4, 1979, Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, England : Twilight of the gods -- December 8, 1980, New York City : Death by fan -- August 13, 1981, Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex, England : Sex, violence, and television -- March 19, 1982, Leesburg, Florida : Road fever -- September 31, 1983, the Continental Hyatt House, Hollywood, California : The absurdity of rock stars -- January 27, 1984, the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California : A superstar on fire -- July 13, 1985, Wembley Stadium, London, England : From dumper to sainthood -- July 16, 1986, Madison Square Garden, New York City : Rock royalty up close -- August 1, 1987, Greyhound bus station, Hollywood and Vine, Los Angeles, California : Looking the part -- September 9, 1988, Sotheby's, London, England : Elton John clears out his closet -- March 21, 1989, United States of America : Clean and sober -- May 29, 1990, Toronto SkyDome, Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Rock star as celeb -- November 24, 1991, Kensington, London, England : The party's over -- May 7, 1992, Tokyo, Japan : Man overboard -- June 7, 1993, Minneapolis, Minnesota : Career suicide -- April 5, 1994, Seattle, Washington : The last rock star -- August 9, 1995, Mountain View, California : Revenge of the nerds
"The age of the rock star, like the age of the cowboy, has passed. Like the cowboy, the idea of the rock star lives on in our imaginations. What did we see in them? Swagger. Recklessness. Sexual charisma. Damn-the-torpedoes self-belief. A certain way of carrying themselves. Good hair. Interesting shoes. Talent we wished we had. What did we want of them? To be larger than life but also like us. To live out their songs. To stay young forever. No wonder many didn't stay the course. In Uncommon People, David Hepworth zeroes in on defining moments and turning points in the lives of forty rock stars from 1955 to 1995, taking us on a journey to burst a hundred myths and create a hundred more. As this tribe of uniquely motivated nobodies went about turning themselves into the ultimate somebodies, they also shaped us, our real lives and our fantasies. Uncommon People isn't just their story. It's ours as well."--Dust jacket flap.

Dear Evan Hansen : through the window

December 28, 2017
Levenson, Steven, 1984- author.
©2017
223 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Includes libretto and photographs from the musical, as well as an account of the creation of the musical, from it's inception a decade ago to winning six Tony Awards in 2017.
An official compendium offers a behind-the-scenes look at the hit musical, Dear Evan Hansen, in a visual journey that includes interviews with the cast and crew, behind-the-scenes photos, a deeper look into Evan's fictional world and the show's visual world, unreleased lyrics, the libretto and much more.

Nick Cave : mercy on me

December 27, 2017
Kleist, Reinhard, 1970- author.
London : Self Mad Hero, 2017.
321 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm
In Nick Cave: Mercy on Me, Reinhard Kleist employs a cast of characters drawn from Cave's music and writing to tell the story of a formidable artist and influencer. Kleist paints an expressive and enthralling portrait of Cave's childhood in Australia; his early years fronting The Birthday Party; the sublime highs of his success with The Bad Seeds; and the crippling lows of his battle with heroin.

Why Bob Dylan matters

December 21, 2017
Thomas, Richard F., 1950- author.
New York, NY : Dey St., 2017.
358 pages ; 20 cm
Bob Dylan's discography -- Why does Dylan matter to us? -- Together through life -- Dylan and ancient Rome: "That's where I was born" -- "Vibrations in the universe": Dylan tells his own story -- The early thefts: "Mine've been like Verlaine's and Rimbaud's" -- "The gift was given back": Time Out of Mind and beyond -- Mature poets steal: Virgil, Dylan, and the making of a classic -- Modern Times and the world's ancient light: becoming Homer -- The show's the thing: Dylan in performance -- Conclusion: Speechless in Stockholm.
When the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Bob Dylan in 2016, a debate raged. Some celebrated, while many others questioned the choice. How could the world's most prestigious book prize be awarded to a famously cantankerous singer-songwriter who wouldn't even deign to attend the medal ceremony? In 'Why Bob Dylan matters', Harvard Professor Richard F. Thomas answers this question with magisterial erudition. A world expert on Classical poetry, Thomas was initially ridiculed by his colleagues for teaching a course on Bob Dylan alongside his traditional seminars on Homer, Virgil, and Ovid. Dylan's Nobel Prize brought him vindication, and he immediately found himself thrust into the spotlight as a leading academic voice in all matters Dylanological. Today, through his wildly popular Dylan seminar - affectionately dubbed "Dylan 101" - Thomas is introducing a new generation of fans and scholars to the revered bard's work. This witty, personal volume is a distillation of Thomas's famous course, and makes a compelling case for moving Dylan out of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and into the pantheon of Classical poets.

Gold dust woman : the biography of Stevie Nicks

December 20, 2017
Davis, Stephen, 1947- author.
©2017
xviii, 332 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
An in-depth portrait of the classic-rock artist covers her role in the stardom of Fleetwood Mac, the affairs that inspired her greatest songs, her struggles with addiction, and her successful solo career.-- From the publisher.

Beethoven's Eroica : the first great romantic symphony

December 19, 2017
Hamilton-Paterson, James, author.
New York : Basic Books, 2017.
vii, 180 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

Bad singer : the surprising science of tone deafness and how we hear music

December 19, 2017
Falconer, Tim, 1958- author.
Toronto : House of Anansi Press, 2016.
325 pages ; 22 cm
Side one: Music and human evolution -- "Sweet dreams (are made of this)" -- "It's only rock 'n' roll (but I like it)" -- "For the sake of the song" -- "The harder they come" -- Side two: The science of tone deafness -- "I've got news for you" -- "Tell it like it is" -- "Can you hear the music" -- "Blue highways" -- Side three: How we hear music -- "Cum on feel the noize" -- "Wordy rappinghood" -- "Small change" -- "Come undone" -- Side four: Unlocking a surprising secret of music -- "Teacher teacher" -- "If I only had a brain" -- "Smells like teen spirit" -- "Higher ground" -- Bonus track: "Silver and gold."
"In the tradition of Daniel Levitin's This Is Your Brain on Music and Oliver Sacks' Musicophilia, Bad Singer follows the delightful journey of Tim Falconer as he tries to overcome tone deafness--and along the way discovers what we're really hearing when we listen to music. A work of scientific discovery, musicology, and personal odyssey, Bad Singer is a fascinating, insightful, and highly entertaining account from an award-winning journalist and author."-- Provided by publisher.

The ballad of John Latouche : an American lyricist's life and work

December 19, 2017
Pollack, Howard, author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
xxi, 565 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

What does this button do? : an autobiography

December 14, 2017
Dickinson, Bruce, 1958- author.
©2017
x, 371 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"Originally published as What Does This Button Do? in the UK in 2017 by HarperCollinsPublishers"--Title page verso.
Born in '58 -- Life on Mars -- If you want skool, you got it -- Angelic upstart -- The kipper's revenge -- An unexpected journey -- Lock up your daughters -- Minibusted -- Going to the dogs -- Dope opera -- A heavy metal crusade -- Ham of the gods -- Neighbour of the beast -- The big dipper -- On the bandwagon -- New battery -- Organ pipes -- Powerslave -- Iron curtains -- Snow, leather and bondage -- The boys from Brazil -- Much ado about cutting -- You'll believe a drummer can fly -- Double dutch -- You cannot be serious -- Moonchild -- Slaughtering daughters -- Fault lines -- Wing nut -- Out of the frying pan -- Into the fire -- Radio pirate -- Edison and the light bulb moment -- Brain swap -- Feet wet in the goose -- To fly, to swerve -- Black September -- A close shave -- The spruce Bruce -- What could possibly go wrong? -- Bruce air -- Alchemy -- Bitter experience -- To ride the storm -- Fuck cancer.
Pioneers of Britain's nascent Rock & Metal scene back in the late 1970s, Iron Maiden smashed its way to the top, thanks in no small part to the high-octane performances, operatic singing style, and stage presence of its second, but twice-longest-serving, lead singer, Bruce Dickinson. But Iron Maiden's front man -- first from 1981 to 1993, and then from 1999 to the present -- is just one of the many hats Bruce wears. In addition to being a singer and songwriter, he is an airline captain, aviation entrepreneur, motivational speaker, beer brewer, novelist, radio presenter, and film scriptwriter. He has competed as a world-class level fencer. Dickinson turns his unbridled creativity, passion, and anarchic humor to reveal stories from his life, including his thirty years with Maiden, his solo career, his childhood within the eccentric British school system, his early bands, fatherhood and family, and his recent battle with cancer.

Maestros and their music : the art and alchemy of conducting

December 14, 2017
Mauceri, John, author.
©2017
viii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
A short history of conducting -- The technique of conducting -- How do you learn an orchestral score? -- How do you learn to be a conductor? -- What makes one conductor's performance different from another's? -- Relationships. The relationship with the music ; The relationship with the musicians ; The relationship with the audience ; The relationship with the critics ; The relationship with the owners and management -- Who's in charge? -- The loneliness of the long-distance maestro -- Recordings vs. performances (vs. recordings of performances) -- The mystery: everything and its opposite.
John Mauceri brings a lifetime of experience to bear in an unprecedented, hugely informative, consistently entertaining exploration of his profession, rich with anecdotes from decades of working alongside the greatest names of the music world. With candor and humor, Mauceri makes clear that conducting is itself a composition: of legacy and tradition, techniques handed down from master to apprentice?and more than a trace of ineffable magic. He reveals how conductors approach a piece of music (a calculated combination of personal interpretation, imagination, and insight into the composer?s intent); what it takes to communicate solely through gesture, with sometimes hundreds of performers at once; and the occasionally glamorous, often challenging life of the itinerant maestro. Mauceri, who worked closely with Leonard Bernstein for eighteen years, studied with Leopold Stokowski, and was on the faculty of Yale University for fifteen years, is the perfect guide to the allure and theater, passion and drudgery, rivalries and relationships of the conducting life.

The official Vintage guitar magazine price guide.

December 6, 2017
Bismarck, ND : Vintage Guitar,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for <2001-2018> by Alan Greenwood and Gil Hembree.
Numeric designation dropped beginning with volumes for 2007.

Kiss : 1977-1980

December 4, 2017
Goldsmith, Lynn, photographer, writer of added text.
New York : Rizzoli International, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
A pictorial history of the rock group KISS.
Published in conjunction with the band, KISS: 1977 - 1980 is the definitive photographic chronicle of KISS at the height of their popularity, showcasing the band on and off stage, in the photo studio, and in unguarded candid moments. From her archive, Goldsmith has compiled fan favorites as well as many never-before-seen photographs, all which perfectly capture the enduring phenomenon that is KISS.

Why vinyl matters

December 4, 2017
Bickerdike, Jennifer Otter, author.
©2017
223 pages : illustrations, portraits (some color) ; 27 cm
Subtitle on cover: A manifesto from musicians and fans.
"In 2015, vinyl sales in the US increased by 30% - a raise for the tenth year in succession - and 1.29 million vinyl albums were sold in the UK in 2014, the first time the million mark has been surpassed since 1996. Vinyl, once thought to be a dying market, is now facing a major revival. Pop culture writer and historian Jennifer Otter Bickerdike interviews some of our most iconic artists, including hip-hop stars, Indie legends, DJs, producers, album cover designers, photographers, label founders and record store owners. Each superstar and superfan talks about their own experiences of vinyl and what it means to them, and the importance of its re-emergence - seemingly against all odds - as a physical format in the era of the digital economy. Why Vinyl Matters is part history, part future forecasting, part nostalgia and all celebration. A collection of more than 25 interviews, all illustrated with photos, sidebars, quotes, album covers, outtakes and much more. This is the book for anyone who has ever gone to the store and bought music on vinyl. Includes interviews with: Fat Boy Slim; Tim Burgess (Charlatans); Henry Rollins (musician, actor, writer, comedian); Gaz Coombes (Supergrass); Lars Ulrich (Metallica); Maxi Jazz (Faithless); Rob da Bank (DJ and founder of Bestival); Clint Boone (Inspiral Carpets); Mike Ness (Social Distortion); Chief Xcel (Blackalicious); Cut Chemist (Jurassic 5); Fab 5 Freddy (hip hop pioneer, visual artist); Fat Mike (NOFX); Julia Ruzicka (Future of the Left); Steve Hackett (Genesis); Nick Hornby"--Publisher's description.

Hit so hard : a memoir

November 27, 2017
Schemel, Patty, 1967- author.
©2017
viii, 280 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Come back when you grow up -- Flaming youth -- One o' the girls -- New town -- Credit in the straight world -- Doll squad -- Sybil -- Jabberjaw -- Godsend -- Son of a gun -- Rock and Rio -- Heavy -- Asking for it -- Beautiful son -- Live through this -- Loaded -- Playing your song -- Take everything -- How to buy drugs in New York City -- Patient Pat -- The art of the four-day detox -- Sister -- Shut the door -- I'm drumming as fast as I can -- One way or another -- Use once and destroy -- Soon -- Taking care of business -- Walks up on St. Andrews -- Buying drugs in L.A. -- Six months gone -- Bringing it all back home -- The end of the line -- Pink turns to blue -- Occupational hazards -- A day in the life -- Rock bottom no. 1 -- Back to school -- Re/lapse -- Privilege set me free -- Temperatures rising -- Je t'aime...moi non plus -- Walking with a ghost -- In and out of grace -- A northern soul -- Something electrical -- The difference.

First day of issue ceremony : historic preservation postal card honoring Cincinnati Music Hall.

November 24, 2017
[Cincinnati, Ohio?] : United States Postal Service, 1978.
1 volume (4 unnumbered pages) : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 booklet (4 unnumbered pages : illustration ; 19 cm) + 1 postcard
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection has tan paper wrappers with facsimile program and postcard attached.
"Music Hall Cincinnati, Ohio May 12, 1978"--Cover.
Program and canceled postal card honoring the 100th anniversary of Cincinnati Music Hall. This ten-cent, first-day-of-issue postcard was a part of the United States Postal Service series marking the United States Bicentennial, 1976-1981. Listed participants at ceremony include Daniel E. Pilarczyk, Bishop of Cincinnati, officials with the United States Postal Service, the Music Hall Centennial Committee, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra with conductor Zdenek Macal.

Never look at the empty seats : a memoir

November 22, 2017
Daniels, Charlie, 1936- author.
©2017
xvi, 271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"Readers will experience a soft, personal side of Charlie Daniels that has never before been documented. In his own words, he presents the path from his post-depression childhood to performing for millions as one of the most successful country acts of all time and what he has learned along the way. The book also includes insights into the many musicians that orbited Charlie's world, including Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette and many more."--Google Books.

The Jacksons legacy

November 20, 2017
©2017
319 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
First published in the United Kingdom in 2017 by Thames & Hudson Ltd.
"From the family archives - the 50th anniversary book" -- cover.
2300 Jackson Street -- The Motown years -- An epic decision -- Victory & beyond.
A visual history of the Jacksons combines exclusive interviews, anecdotes, quotes, and previously unseen family archive photographs to trace their meteoric rise and history-making tours.

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