New Arrivals · Music Books

December 20, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Cinderella : [the complete book and lyrics of the Broadway musical]

December 19, 2014
Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979.
Montclair, NJ : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2014.
xiii, 143 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (mostly color) ; 22 cm

Primus : over the electric grapevine ; insight into Primus and the world of Les Claypool

December 18, 2014
Prato, Greg, author.
©2014
366 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Welcome to this world -- Dad, what's a primate? -- The gig that should not be -- How to make sausage -- Then along came ler -- Herb the ginseng drummer -- Suck on this -- They call me the frizzle fry -- "C" is for cock -- The magical Mr. Whalley -- Sailing the seas of cheese -- Spreading the cheese -- Grab yourself a can of pork soda -- The prawn remains the same -- Tales from the punchbowl -- Tim has left the building -- Mackerel and the brain -- Lunatics run the asylum -- Rhinoplasty -- I am the antipop -- The wheels fall off -- Oysterhead -- Colonel Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade -- Return of the bastards -- The onion, the pumpkin, and other adventures -- From pumphouse to festeroo -- Green naugahyde -- Los bastardos -- In glorious hindsight -- The roller coaster continues.
This fascinating and beautifully curated oral history tells the tale of this truly one-of-a-kind band. Compiled from nearly fifty all-new interviews conducted by journalist/author Greg Prato, including Primus members past and present and many more fellow musicians, this book is sure to appeal to longtime fans of the band, as well as admirers of the musicians interviewed for the book.

108 rock star guitars

December 16, 2014
Johnson, Lisa S., photographer.
Milwaukee, WI : Hal Leonard Books, 2014.
395 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm.

Ludacris : hip-hop mogul : an unauthorized biography

December 15, 2014
Torres, John Albert, author.
©2015
48 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Includes discography (page 45).
In this biography of Hip-Hop mogul Ludacris, read everything about him from his life-changing internship at a radio station to his rise to fame as a rapper and movie star.

Jay-Z : hip hop mogul : an unauthorized biography

December 15, 2014
Torres, John Albert, author.
©2015
48 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Includes discography (page 45).
In this biography of Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z, read everything about him from his rough childhood in Brooklyn to his rise to fame as a rapper and entrepreneur.

Paul Simon : an American tune

December 11, 2014
Bonca, Cornel, 1958- author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
xxxvi, 173 pages ; 24 cm.
A kid from Queens -- The struggle for originality : 1957-1970 -- In the age's most uncertain hours : 1970-1977 -- Mistakes on top of mistakes on top of mistakes : 1978-1983 -- Days of miracle and wonder : 1984-1998 -- Thinking about God : 1998-2014.

Experiencing Leonard Bernstein : a listener's companion

December 11, 2014
LaFave, Kenneth, author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
xxii, 197 pages ; 25 cm.
Father, son, and music -- Celebrity -- Age of anxiety -- Trouble in Tahiti and Wonderful town -- On the waterfront and Serenade after Plato's Symposium -- Candide -- West side story -- Kaddish and Chichester Psalms -- Mass and the Norton lectures -- Last works and legacy.

The greatest albums you'll never hear : unreleased records by the world's greatest artists

December 9, 2014
London : Cassell Illustrated, 2014.
256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm

Clothes, clothes, clothes, music, music, music, boys, boys, boys

December 9, 2014
Albertine, Viv, 1954-
New York, N.Y. : Thomas Dunne Books, 2014.
ix, 421 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"A raw chronicle of music, fashion, love, sex, feminism, and more that connects the early days of punk to the Riot Grrl movement and beyond ... [Songwriter and musician] Viv Albertine's ... memoir is the story of an empowered woman staying true to herself and making it on her own in the modern world"--Amazon.com.

Ed Sheeran : a visual journey

December 9, 2014
Sheeran, Ed, 1991- author.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Running Press, 2014.
208 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 26 cm
Nurturing the spark -- Finding my sound -- London life -- Making waves -- + -- X -- Keeping the flame burning -- How the artist works / by Phillip Butah.
Ed Sheeran is the soulful singer-songwriter from England who has captivated American audiences. With words by Ed Sheeran and illustrations by his childhood friend, artist Phillip Butah (who produces artwork for Sheeran's albums and singles), and accompanying photos, "Ed Sheeran: A Visual Journey" is an exclusive, fully authorized, first-person account by Ed of how he became an internationally renowned singer-songwriter. In the book, Ed explores his early musical experiences and influences as well as his time recording and touring, right up to the release of his second album, 'x'. The book reveals what drives and inspires Ed as he continues to evolve as an artist, while coping with stratospheric success. With close to 100 photographs and illustrations this is a book that all Ed Sheeran fans would love to own and cherish.

The Jesus and Mary Chain : barbed wire kisses

December 9, 2014
Howe, Zoë, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
xi, 306 pages ; 25 cm
Includes index.

The Clash : the only band that mattered

December 8, 2014
Egan, Sean, author.
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.
viii, 231 pages ; 24 cm
"In The Clash: The Only Band That Matters, respected music critic Sean Egan examines The Clash's career and art through the prism of the uniquely interesting and fractious UK politics of the Seventies and Eighties, without which they simply would not have existed. Tackling subjects such as The Clash's self-conscious tussles with their record label, the accusations of sell-out that dogged their footsteps, their rivalry with the similarly leaning but less purist Jam, the paradoxical quality of their achieving multi-platinum success and even whether their denunciations of Thatcherism were proven wrong, Egan has come up with new insights into a much discussed group"--Provided by publisher.

Patti Smith : America's punk rock rhapsodist

December 8, 2014
Wendell, Eric, 1984-
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.
xxiii, 181 pages ; 24 cm.

Walk to beautiful: the power of love and a homeless kid who found the way

December 8, 2014
Wayne, Jimmy, 1972- author.
Nashville, Tennessee : W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2014]
xix, 380 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Prologue: FTW: twenty-seven years earlier -- A wake-up call. Big time! ; Back home -- The crazy years. Life with Carroll ; Vance street vice, mayhem, and murder ; Matinee madness ; Hangover street ; Ghost tales ; I think I know how Jesus felt ; Foster kid ; Hungry ; Baptized ; Grandpa's place ; A light in the darkness ; Money for mama ; Sparkles ; The nightmare begins ; Sante shoot-out ; On the run ; Facing the bullies ; Faith farm ; Doctor death ; Didn't she always come back? ; My worst birthday ever ; Bumping into angels ; Family affairs -- Saved by love. The most beautiful woman in the world ; My first band ; It's not where you've been, it's where you're goin' ; Working inside ; Country bust ; Nashville novice ; Good-bye Jimmy, good-bye Bea ; Some dreams really do come true ; You never know ; Who me? a country star? ; House of cards ; Exposure ; Second change -- The walk. Walking away or walking toward? ; Walk on! ; New friends, snakes, and a dog ; Pie town ; Not complainin', just explainin' ; First steps to a new journey -- Epilogue: be somebody.
Imagine yourself a thirteen-year-old hundreds of miles away from home, in a strange city, and your mom leaves you at a bus station parking lot and drives off into the night with her lover. That's the real life story of country music star Jimmy Wayne. It's a miracle that Jimmy survived being hungry and homeless, bouncing in and out of the foster care system, and sleeping in the streets. He now uses his country music platform to help children everywhere.

The sonic boom : how sound transforms the way we think, feel, and buy

December 8, 2014
Beckerman, Joel.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
xx, 188 pages ; 24 cm
"A surprising look at the hidden power of sound, revealing how people and brands can use it to inspire and persuade -- or annoy From horror movie scores to national anthems to the crunchy sound of potato chips, sound and music greatly impact how we feel about our lives and the messages and products we encounter every day. With the right tools and understanding, anyone can cut through the meaningless noise competing for our attention and learn to use sound as a rich storytelling strategy. You don't need to be a musician or a composer to harness the power of sound. Joel Beckerman explains how companies, brands, and individuals can strategically use sound to get to the core of their mission, influence how they're perceived by their audiences, and gain a competitive advantage. The key to these sonic strategies involves creating "boom moments" -- transcendent instants when sound connects with a listener's emotional core. The Sonic Boom draws surprising insights from real world examples: the way Disney parks score every second of their guests' experience; how Chili's restaurants uses lessons from evolutionary psychology to sell tons of sizzling fajitas, how the sound of a special edition Mustang's engine is designed to make drivers feel like action-movie heroes. Sure to appeal to fans of Made to Stick and This Is Your Brain on Music, The Sonic Boom offers readers a powerful new vocabulary for sharing impactful messages with sound"-- Provided by publisher.

On Highway 61 : music, race, and the evolution of cultural freedom

December 5, 2014
McNally, Dennis, author.
Berkeley : Counterpoint, [2014]
471 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Race and the freedom principle in nineteenth-century America -- African American music and the White response -- The man who brought it all back home.
Explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties. Searches for the deeper roots of American cultural and musical evolution for the past 150 years by studying what the Western European culture learned from African American culture in a historical progression that reaches from the minstrel era to Bob Dylan.

The blues : a visual history : 100 years of music that changed the world

December 5, 2014
Evans, Mike, 1941 October 30- author.
©2014
256 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 29 cm.
Roots of the blues -- Classic blues -- Country blues -- Big city blues -- Rhythm & blues -- The blues revival -- Blues rock -- The blues today -- A selected blues playlist -- Blues turning gold.
Charts the history of the blues from its rural roots int he American South, focusing on the key musicians and singers who brought it recognition worldwide.

Ross Lynch : actor, singer, dancer, superstar

December 5, 2014
Schwartz, Heather E., author.
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, 2015.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Rising star Ross -- Leading man -- Movies, music, and more.
Chronicles the life and career of the young actor and singer know for his role in the television series "Austin & Ally."

Let's go crazy : Prince and the making of Purple rain

December 4, 2014
Light, Alan, author.
New York City : Atria Books, 2014.
298 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"Purple Rain is a song, an album, and a film--each one a commercial success and cultural milestone. How did this semi-autobiographical musical masterpiece that blurred R&B, pop, dance, and rock sounds come to alter the recording landscape and become an enduring touchstone for successive generations of fans? Purple Rain is widely considered to be among the most important albums in music history and often named the best soundtrack of all time. Coinciding with the thirtieth anniversary year of Purple Rain's release, Light takes a timely look at the making and incredible popularizing of this once seemingly impossible project."-- Provided by publisher.

Producing music with Pro Tools 11

December 4, 2014
Lorbecki, Glenn.
Milwaukee, WI : Hal Leonard Books, 2014.
xiii, 135 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.

One Direction : who we are : our autobiography.

December 1, 2014
One Direction (Musical group), author.
London : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
350 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
In their first in-depth autobiography, pop sensations Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis tell the story of their lives. From nervously auditioning for the X Factor and meeting each other for the first time, to filming their hit movie This Is Us and releasing their bestselling third album, Midnight Memories, it really has been one incredible journey. For the first time, the boys' loyal fans will be given an unprecedented insight into all of it, from their humble beginnings and lives before the X Factor, to recording their first single, touring the world, winning awards, breaking records, and much, much more--Amazon.com.

Kurt Cobain : the last session

November 28, 2014
Frohman, Jesse.
New York : Thames & Hudson, 2014.
142 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 33 cm

Gil Scott-Heron : pieces of a man

November 28, 2014
Baram, Marcus, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
305 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Can't go home again -- Scotty, why you run so fast? -- Broken and then unbroken -- Sounds of the city -- Unleashed -- The protest and the rage -- The black and blues -- Who am I? -- Brothers in arms -- "Whitey's been kicking my ass for too long" -- Revolution of the mind -- "I saw the thunder and heard the lightning" -- The urban strange -- Spider and the stickman -- Free jazz and wild stuff -- Bluesology -- The prince of chocolate city -- The rhythm of rebirth -- "Black Bob Dylan" -- What's the word? -- My father's house -- The griot -- "Do we have enough love?" -- Keeping it real -- Peace go with you, brother -- Fire and water -- Turning corners -- Hotter than July -- Facing backward -- Black wax -- Long dark night of the soul -- The godfather of rap -- Reunited -- Deep in exile -- Don't give up -- Hanging on to hope -- "Doing time in places I don't want to be" -- Me and the devil -- Back from the dead -- Hitting a wall -- The last holiday -- Spirits.

The official Vintage guitar magazine price guide.

November 25, 2014
Bismarck, ND : Vintage Guitar,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for <2001-2015> by Alan Greenwood and Gil Hembree.
Numeric designation dropped with volumes for <2007>- .

South Pacific : the complete book and lyrics of the Broadway musical

November 24, 2014
Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979, author, lyricist.
Milwaukee, WI : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard Corporation, 2014.
xi, 173 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
"Adapted from the Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel 'Tales of the South Pacific' by James A. Michener."

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