New Arrivals · Music Books

October 21, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The encore : a memoir in three acts

October 20, 2017
Tillemann-Dick, Charity, author.
©2017
xii, 304 pages ; 24 cm
"Charity Tillemann-Dick was a vivacious young American soprano studying at the celebrated Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest when she received devastating news: her lungs were failing, her heart was three and a half sizes too big, and she would die within five years. Inexplicably, despite her fatal pulmonary condition, she could still sing. Medical experts advised Charity to abandon her musical dreams, but if her time was running out, she wanted to spend it doing what she loved. In just three years, she endured two double lung transplants. Teetering between life and death, she slowly learned to breathe, walk, talk, eat, and sing again. With new lungs and fierce determination, she eventually fell in love, rebuilt her career, and reclaimed her life. Over a decade after her diagnosis, she has a chart-topping album, performs around the globe, and is a leading voice for organ donation. Weaving Charity’s extraordinary tale of triumph with those of opera's greatest heroines, The Encore illuminates the indomitable human spirit. It's the story of confronting devastating challenges with love: the intimate love of a mother for her daughter, a man for a woman, a doctor for her craft, and a singer for her music. Ultimately, grace from God and strangers enabled the work of love to save one young woman's breath and allowed her to reclaim her life"--Inside dust jacket.

Adios, motherfucker : a gentleman's progress through rock and roll

October 18, 2017
Ruffino, Michael.
©2017
xi, 331 pages : 21 cm
"An Anthony Bourdain book"--Cover.
"The riotous and unbridled confessions of a debauched rock and roller and his adventures in excess while touring Middle America on the hair-metal nostalgia circuit. The Unband emerged from the suburbs of late New England and drank, drugged, crashed, and burned their way across the United States until, on the brink of the new century and with the help of their dominatrix manager, a drug-dealing patron bent on revolution, and a willful record executive or two, the band got their Big Break, in a collapsing music industry where boy-band pop ruled and rock music had been declared dead. Equal parts This Is Spinal Tap and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Adios, Motherfucker is the candid and hilarious account of that experience, now updated and expanded from the version published in 2004 as Gentlemanly Repose. In this epic, intoxicated memoir, Unband bassist Michael Ruffino takes readers along on a raucous tear across a surrealistic landscape populated with crack-smoking Girl Scouts, beer-drinking chimps, two-fisted femmes fatales, and murderous headbangers by the horde, while on tour with giants of heavy metal including Ronnie James Dio, Lemmy Kilmister, Def Leppard, Anthrax, and a veritable Who Was Who of reunited hair bands. Into that volatile mix, The Unband brought do-it-yourself pyrotechnics, a giant inflatable hand (for making giant inflatable gestures), a high tolerance for substance abuse of all kinds, and an infectious love of rock and roll and everything it stands for. Chronicling everything from the drug-fueled chaos in the underground caverns of California to shotgun-toting barmaids on Hamburg's Reeperbahn, Adios, Motherfucker is a reader's all-access pass, a comic odyssey through the netherworld of heavy rock."--Publisher's description.

Highway star : the autobiography of Deep Purple's lead singer

October 18, 2017
Gillan, Ian, author.
New York, NY : Lesser Gods, 2017.
220 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Co-written by David Cohen.
"Originally published in the United Kingdom by Smith Gryphon in 1993 as Child in time. This edition is based on the revised paperback published in the United Kingdom by John Blake Publishing in 2016 as Ian Gillan: the autobiography of Deep Purple's lead singer."--Title page verso.

Lou Reed : a life

October 13, 2017
DeCurtis, Anthony, author.
©2017
viii, 519 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Introduction: Anything for you -- From Brooklyn to the crotch of Long Island -- Corner table at the Orange -- Fellini squared -- The destructive element -- Aggressive, going to God -- All the things that are missing -- Transformer -- A city's divided soul -- Rock n roll animal -- One machine talking to another -- A speed-addled, leather-clad Virgil -- This gender business -- Fucking faggot junkie -- Growing up in public -- Just an average guy -- New sensations -- New York -- I hate Lou Reed -- Magic and loss -- Between thought and expression -- Me burger with I sauce -- Fourteenth chance -- Sadly listening -- This is today -- Metallica -- The measure of a man -- The afterlife.
"The essential biography of one of music's most influential icons: Lou Reed As lead singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground and a renowned solo artist, Lou Reed invented alternative rock. His music, at once a source of transcendent beauty and coruscating noise, violated all definitions of genre while speaking to millions of fans and inspiring generations of musicians. But while his iconic status may be fixed, the man himself was anything but. Lou Reed's life was a transformer's odyssey. Eternally restless and endlessly hungry for new experiences, Reed reinvented his persona, his sound, even his sexuality time and again. A man of contradictions and extremes, he was fiercely independent yet afraid of being alone, artistically fearless yet deeply paranoid, eager for commercial success yet disdainful of his own triumphs. Channeling his jagged energy and literary sensibility into classic songs--like "Walk on the Wild Side" and "Sweet Jane"--and radically experimental albums alike, Reed remained desperately true to his artistic vision, wherever it led him. Now, just a few years after Reed's death, Rolling Stone writer Anthony DeCurtis, who knew Reed and interviewed him extensively, tells the provocative story of his complex and chameleonic life. With unparalleled access to dozens of Reed's friends, family, and collaborators, DeCurtis tracks Reed's five-decade career through the accounts of those who knew him and through Reed's most revealing testimony, his music. We travel deep into his defiantly subterranean world, enter the studio as the Velvet Underground record their groundbreaking work, and revel in Reed's relationships with such legendary figures as Andy Warhol, David Bowie, and Laurie Anderson. Gritty, intimate, and unflinching, Lou Reed is an illuminating tribute to one of the most incendiary artists of our time."--Jacket.

Joni : the anthology

October 12, 2017
©2017
310 pages ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Urges for going (1943-1967) -- Our Lady of the Canyon (1968-1972) -- A dream to fly (1972-1977) -- Singing clear notes without fear (1978-1988) -- Doomsday Joan (1991-1998) -- Both sides, then (2000-2014).
"From album reviews, incisive commentary, and candid conversations, Joni: The Anthology includes, among other things, a review of Mitchell's first-ever show at LA's Troubadour in June of 1968, a 1978 interview by musician Ben Sidran on jazz great Charles Mingus, a personal reminiscence by Ellen Sander, a confidant of the Los Angeles singer-songwriter community, and a long 'director's cut' version of editor Barney Hoskyns' 1994 MOJO interview. A time capsule of an icon, the anthology spans the entirety of Joni's career between 1967-2007, as well as thoughtful commentary on her early years"--Amazon.com.

Discovering Orff : a curriculum for music teachers

October 11, 2017
Frazee, Jane.
New York : Schott, 1987.
224 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm
Sources : p. 244.
"This book is intended for those who want detailed, practical assistance in how and why to use Orff techniques and materials in the classroom. Goals are outlined and the best ways to achieve them are explored, but the principal focus is on the arrangement of the curriculum in a logical sequence. Such a structure provides a reasonable progression from simple to more complex objectives not only from day to day but from year to year. Structured learning need not be the enemy of improvisation but rather the best way to provide students with the tools they need to improvise. The book contains an introduction to the development of Orff-Schulwerk and a discussion of the distinguishing features of this approach. Chapter Two introduces the activities children use in their music-making. The teaching procedure that structures those activities is taken up in Chapter Three while Chapter Four explains the vocabulary and accompaniment theory essential to the Orff teacher. Part Two applies these elements in a sequential curriculum designed for Grades One through Five. Especially important in each chapter is the inclusion of supporting activities designed to aid in teaching the various skills and concepts"--Amazon.com

Willie Nelson : American Icon

October 10, 2017
Vaughan, Andrew, author.
©2017
197 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm

What is it all but luminous : notes from an underground man

October 5, 2017
Garfunkel, Art, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
241 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
From the golden-haired, curly-headed half of Simon & Garfunkel--a memoir (of sorts): artful, moving, lyrical; the making of a musician; the evolution of a man, a portrait of a life-long friendship and collaboration that became one of the most successful singing duos of their time. He writes about his life before, during, and after Simon & Garfunkel . . . about their folk-rock music in the roiling age that embraced and was defined by their pathbreaking sound.

So let it be written : the biography of Metallica's James Hetfield

October 5, 2017
Eglinton, Mark, author.
©2017
219 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, color portraits ; 23 cm
Originally published as: James Hetfield : the wolf at Metallica's door. Church Stretton : Independent Music, 2010.

Sensing the rhythm : finding my voice in a world without sound

October 4, 2017
Harvey, Mandy, author.
New York, NY : Howard Books, 2017.
226 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
The inspiring true story of Mandy Harvey—a young woman who became deaf at age nineteen while pursuing a degree in music—and how she overcame adversity and found the courage to live out her dreams.

Lightfoot

October 2, 2017
Jennings, Nicholas, 1953- author.
©2017
328 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Biography of Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, examining how his success as a folk-pop artist in the 1960s and '70s affected his personal life -- including his troubled relationships, his battle with alcohol and his near-death experiences --and the extraordinary drive and tenacity that pulled him through it all. -- Adapted from Amazon.com summary.

The gospel side of Elvis

October 2, 2017
Moscheo, Joe, author.
©2007
xv, 255 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Includes index.
A shared passion -- The making of a superstar -- Return to the stage -- Onstage and in the studio with Elvis -- Trials, faith, and a giving heart -- All the king's men-- and women -- For the love of music -- Stirrings in the soul -- August 18, 1977 -- The last thirty years.
Explores the role of gospel music in the rock-and-roll icon's developmental years, showing how the genre brought him comfort and strength throughout his turbulent rise to fame.

The seeker king : a spiritual biography of Elvis Presley

October 2, 2017
Tillery, Gary.
Wheaton, Illinois : Quest Books,Theosophical Publishing House, 2013.
ix, 230 pages ; 23 cm
Mystery train. Tupelo ; Memphis ; Sun -- Flaming star. Phenomenon ; Patriot ; Star -- Many mansions. Awakening ; Revelation ; Mission -- Restless exile. Comeback ; Showman ; Agent -- Lonely Street. Breakup ; Descent ; Divorce ; Reckoning -- Epilogue. Saint Elvis.
"An intimate portrait of Elvis Presley's struggle for spiritual transformation amidst the turmoil of unprecedented fame. A woman in the audience once handed Elvis a crown saying, "You're the King." "No, honey," Elvis replied. "There is only one king -- Jesus Christ. I'm just a singer." Gary Tillery presents a coherent view of Elvis's thoughts through such anecdotes and other recorded facts. We learn, for instance, that Elvis read thousands of books on religion; that his crisis over making bimbo movies like Girl Happy led him to writers such as Gurdjieff,Krishnamurti, and Helena Blavatsky; and that, while driving in Arizona, an epiphany he had inspired him to learn Hindu practice. Elvis came to believe that the Christ shines in everyone and that God wanted him to use his light to uplift people. And so he did. Elvis's excesses were as legendary as his generosity, yet, despite his lethal reliance on drugs, he remained ever spiritually curious. When he died, he was reading 'A Scientific Search for the Face of Jesus.' This intimate, objective portrait inspires new admiration for the flawed but exceptional man who said, "All I want is to know and experience God. I'm a searcher, that's what I'm all about."--Publisher.

Into the mystic : the visionary and ecstatic roots of 1960s rock and roll

September 29, 2017
Hill, Christopher, 1953- author.
Rochester, Vermont : Park Street Press, [2017]
ix, 294 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"The 1960s were a time of huge transformation, sustained and amplified by the music of that era: Rock and Roll. During the 19th and 20th centuries visionary and esoteric spiritual traditions influenced first literature, then film. In the 1960s they entered the realm of popular music, catalyzing the ecstatic experiences that empowered a generation. Exploring how 1960s rock and roll music became a school of visionary art, Christopher Hill shows how music raised consciousness on both the individual and collective levels to bring about a transformation of the planet. The author traces how rock and roll rose from the sacred music of the African Diaspora, harnessing its ecstatic power for evoking spiritual experiences through music. He shows how the British Invasion, beginning with the Beatles in the early 1960s, acted as the 'detonator' to explode visionary music into the mainstream. He explains how 60s rock and roll made a direct appeal to the imaginations of young people, giving them a larger set of reference points around which to understand life. Exploring the sources 1960s musicians drew upon to evoke the initiatory experience, he reveals the influence of European folk traditions, medieval Troubadours, and a lost American history of ecstatic politics and shows how a revival of the ancient use of psychedelic substances was the strongest agent of change, causing the ecstatic, mythic, and sacred to enter the consciousness of a generation. The author examines the mythic narratives that underscored the work of the Grateful Dead, the French symbolist poets who inspired Bob Dylan, the hallucinatory England of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper, the tale of the Rolling Stones and the Lord of Misrule, Van Morrison’s astral journeys, and the dark mysticism of Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground. Evoking the visionary and apocalyptic atmosphere in which the music of the 1960s was received, the author helps each of us to better understand this transformative era and its mystical roots"--Back cover.

Electri_city : the Düsseldorf school of electronic music

September 28, 2017
Esch, Rüdiger, 1966- author.
©2016
415 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Translated from the German.
"Translated by Rudi Esch with Rob Keane" -- Title page verso.
Creamcheese -- Origins -- Early stages ; I knew Conny for ages -- Social background ; Ruckzuck -- . Neu! ; Conny ; Neu! live -- Neu!2 the second album ; Ralf & Florian & Wolfgang ; Aspekte TV show -- Conny's studio ; Autobahn ; Oskar Sala ; Neu! 75 ; Hero ; Harmonia ; Dingerland ; Ratingen, Blauer See -- Tour the USA ; Bartos ; Broadway ; Beach Boys ; Outside View UK ; Radio-Activity -- Bowie ; Role models ; La Düsseldorf ; Klaus and Thomas ; Silver Cloud -- Mata Hari shopping mall ; New German style ; Trans-Europe Express ; Flammande Herzen ; Moroder Munich Sound -- The Man-Machine ; Riechmann ; Viva ; New wave -- Ratinger Hof ; DIY ; Noise performances ; DAF -- DAF.co.UK ; Fehlfarben ; Der Plan ; Experimental performances ; Individuellos -- Der Mussolini ; New wave style ; Stahlwerksinfonie ; Pure Freude record label ; German Unity Festival ; Wahre Arbeit: Wahrer Lohn -- Computer World ; Full steam ahead! ; Liaisons dangereuses ; Tech stuff -- Belfegone ; Tour De France ; Dazzledorf -- Propaganda ; Techno pop ; JaPlan -- Entering the arena ; Néondian -- Electric Café ; Ex & Pop ; Outro ; Reprise.
"The definitive account of Düsseldorf's most influential bands, including Kraftwerk, NEU!, La Düsseldorf, Rheingold, DAF, Propaganda and many others. Rudi Esch, bass player of industrial band Die Krupps, has carried out more than 50 exclusive interviews to create this fascinating insight into the secretive scene. He has followed the trail of those who shaped and lived through this era, as well as those who were genuinely influenced by it; bands like OMD, Heaven 17, Visage and Ultravox, all of whom became ambassadors of this revolutionary new form of music" -- Back cover.

For the sake of heaviness: the history of Metal Blade Records

September 27, 2017
Slagel, Brian, author.
©2017
xiii, 176 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
"For The Sake Of Heaviness is an inside look at how Slagel built Metal Blade from a one-man operation in his mom's non-air-conditioned garage to the preeminent international home of heavy music that it is today. The book recounts the early beginning of a metal-obsessed Southern California kid who launched a fanzine and landed a record store job, before cobbling together what he assumed would be a one-off compilation of fledgling bands from the L.A. scene. Released in 1982, the Metal Massacre LP included the debut recordings of local groups such as Steeler, Malice, Ratt, and Metallica. For The Sake Of Heaviness pulls back the curtain to reveal the definitive look at how Metal Blade began, what they've accomplished, and where they're going. Slagel reveals the early advice he gave that helped guide Mötley Crüe's career; how he helped Metallica replace their bassist -twice; his detailed work on Thin Lizzy and Alice Cooper reissues; his behind-the-scenes role in the careers of Slayer, Gwar, Mother Love Bone, Alice in Chains, Faith No More, Goo Goo Dolls, and Lamb of God; and his unlikely ventures with kindred metal heads from hockey star Ken Baumgartner, to celebrity chef Chris Santos, to The Howard Stern Sho's Richard Christy, to comedians Jim Florentine, Don Jamieson and Jim Breuer"--Publisher's description.

David Bowie : a life

September 27, 2017
Jones, Dylan, 1960- author.
New York : Crown Archetype, 2017.
xxii, 521 pages ; 25 cm
Living in lies by the railway line: 1947-1969 -- Commencing countdown engines on: 1969-1970 -- So I turned myself to face me: 197-1972 -- Jamming good with Weird and Gilly: 1972-1973 -- Battle cries and champagne: 1973-1974 -- Gee my life's a funny thing: 1974-1976 -- Sit in back rows of city limits: 1976-1979 -- Put on your red shoes and dance the blues: 1980-1985 -- Who's gonna tell you when?: 1985 -- I've nothing much to offer: 1986-1989 -- It's confusing these days: 1990-1999 -- As long as there's you: 2000-2015 -- For in front of that door is you: 2016.
Drawn from over 180 interviews with friends, rivals, lovers, and collaborators, some of whom have never before spoken about their relationship with Bowie, this oral history weaves a hypnotic spell as it unfolds the story of a remarkable rise to stardom and an unparalleled artistic path. Tracing Bowie's life from the English suburbs to London to New York to Los Angeles, Berlin, and beyond. It sparks with admiration and grievances, lust and envy, as the speakers bring you into studios and bedrooms they shared with Bowie, and onto stages and film sets, opening corners of his mind and experience that transform our understanding of both artist and art. Including illuminating, never-before-seen material from Bowie himself, drawn from a series of Jones's interviews with him across two decades.--Provided by Publisher.

Goodnight, L.A. : the rise and fall of classic rock-the untold story from inside the legendary recording studios

September 27, 2017
Hartman, Kent.
New York, NY : Da Capo Press, [2017]
viii, 280 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

The autobiography of Gucci Mane

September 26, 2017
Gucci Mane, 1980- author.
©2017
xv, 286 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Rapper Gucci Mane takes us to his roots in Alabama, the streets of East Atlanta, the trap house, and the studio where he found his voice as a peerless rapper. He reflects on his inimitable career and in the process confronts his dark past -- the murder charge, years behind bars, addiction, career highs and lows -- the making of the Trap God"-- Adapted from book jacket.

A sick life : TLC 'n me : stories from on and off the stage

September 21, 2017
Watkins, Tionne, author.
©2017
x, 246 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
As the lead singer of Grammy-winning supergroup TLC, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins has seen phenomenal fame, success, and critical acclaim. But backstage, she has lived a dual life. In addition to the balancing act of juggling an all-consuming music career and her family, Tionne has struggled since she was a young girl with sickle-cell disease?a debilitating and incurable condition that can render her unable to perform, walk, or even breathe. A Sick Life chronicles Tionne?s journey from a sickly young girl from Des Moines who was told she wouldn?t live to see 30 through her teen years in Atlanta, how she broke into the music scene, and became the superstar musician and sickle-cell disease advocate she is today. Through Tionne?s tough, funny, tell-it-like-it-is voice, she shares how she found the inner strength, grit, and determination to live her dream, despite her often unpredictable and debilitating health issues. She dives deep into never-before-told TLC stories, including accounts of her friendship with Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes and her tragic death. Tionne?s unvarnished discussion of her remarkable life, disease, unending strength, and ability to power through the odds offers a story like no other.

Teaching general music : approaches, issues, and viewpoints

September 21, 2017
New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
xii, 376 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Introduction : teaching general music / Carlos R. Abril and Brent M. Gault -- Untangling general music education : concept, aims, and practice / Carlos R. Abril -- Orff Schulwerk : releasing and developing the musical imagination / Amy Beegle and Judith Bond -- Teaching music with a social constructivist vision of learning / Jackie Wiggins -- Kodâaly-inspired teaching : a bridge to musical fluency / Brent M. Gault -- World music pedagogy : where music meets culture in classroom practice / Patricia Shehan Campbell -- Learning with digital media and technology in hybrid music classrooms / Evan S. Tobias -- The Dalcroze approach : experiencing and knowing music through embodied exploration / Marja-Leena Juntunen -- Adopting an interdisciplinary approach to general music / Janet R. Barrett -- Music learning theory : a theoretical framework in action / Cynthia Crump Taggart -- Informal learning in general music education / Ruth Wright -- Thinking about and responding to culture in general music / Carlos R. Abril and Jacqueline Kelly-McHale -- Shifting landscapes in the 21st century : adaptability and flexibility in general music teaching / Chee-Hoo Lum -- Questioning the unmusical ways we teaching children music / Peggy D. Bennett -- Applying the principles of universal design for learning in general music / Alice-Ann Darrow -- Teaching general music in the digital age / Ann Clements -- "Reading" methods / Cathy Benedict -- Conclusion : looking back, moving forward / Brent M. Gault.
General music is informed by a variety of teaching approaches and methods. These pedagogical frameworks guide teachers in planning and implementing instruction. Established approaches to teaching general music must be understood, critically examined, and possibly re-imagined for their potential in school and community music education programs. Teaching General Music brings together the top scholars and practitioners in general music education to create a panoramic view of general music pedagogy and to provide critical lenses through which to view these frameworks. The collection includes an examination of the most prevalent approaches to teaching general music, including Dalcroze, Informal Learning, Interdisciplinary, Kodály, Music Learning Theory, Orff Schulwerk, Social Constructivism, and World Music Pedagogy. In addition, it provides critical analyses of general music and teaching systems, in light of the ways children around the world experience music in their lives. Rather than promoting or advocating for any single approach to teaching music, this book presents the various approaches in conversation with one another. Highlighting the perceived and documented benefits, limits, challenges, and potentials of each, Teaching General Music offers myriad lenses through which to re-read, re-think, and re-practice these approaches.

Good things happen slowly : a life in and out of jazz

September 20, 2017
Hersch, Fred, author.
New York : Crown Archetype, [2017]
x, 307 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
"Good Things Happen Slowly is [Fred Hersch's] memoir. It's the story of the first openly gay, HIV-positive jazz player; a deep look into the cloistered jazz culture that made such a status both transgressive and ground-breaking; and a profound exploration of how Hersch's two-month-long coma in 2007 led to his creating some of the finest, most direct, and most emotionally compelling music of his career." -- From book jacket.

What I found in a thousand towns : a traveling musician's guide to rebuilding America's communities--one coffee shop, dog run, and open-mike night at a time

September 13, 2017
Williams, Dar.
New York : Basic Books, 2017.
xiv, 272 pages ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Introduction: positive proximity -- Spaces. Beacon, New York: the power of created spaces ; Moab, Utah: natural space ; Wilmington, Delaware: waterfronts -- Identity building. Phoenixville, Pennsylvania: history ; Carrboro, North Carolina: culture ; Finger Lakes, New York: food -- Translation. Middletown, Connecticut: partnerships ; Gainesville, Florida: conscious bridgers ; Bringing positive proximity to your town.

Liner notes : on parents & children, exes & excess, death & decay & a few of my other favorite things

September 7, 2017
Wainwright, Loudon, III, 1946- author.
©2017
306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The influential singer, songwriter, and actor shares meditative personal reflections on relationships and creativity, tracing the struggles with alcoholism, infidelity, and competitiveness that have challenged his celebrity family.

Soul survivor : a biography of Al Green

August 30, 2017
McDonough, Jimmy, author.
New York, NY : Da Capo Press, 2017.
vii, 403 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Talking in tongues -- Little Al, country boy -- Hit instrumentals -- The reducer -- I've been searchin' -- Silky on top, rough on the bottom -- Masculine Al, feminine Al -- Al and the women (an interlude) -- Black Elvis -- Strong as death -- On the run -- Hand lotion and dead dogs -- Him that I need -- Too close -- Boxing with God -- Get behind me, Satan -- Al Green don't do cats -- Put your hat on the floor -- Holy roller.

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