New Arrivals · Music Books

October 21, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Songwriter's market.

October 20, 2014
Cincinnati : Writer's Digest Books,
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.

The history of music in fifty instruments

October 20, 2014
Wilkinson, Philip, 1955- author.
Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books, 2014.
224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

John Williams's film music : Jaws, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the return of the classical Hollywood music style

October 20, 2014
Audissino, Emilio, author.
xxvi, 317 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The classical Hollywood music style. The classical Hollywood music : a chronicle ; The classical Hollywood music : a stylistic definition -- John Williams and the classical Hollywood music style. The modern Hollywood music style ; the context of Williams's restoration ; Star wars : an oppositional score ; Williams's early years : spotting the first traces of neoclassicism ; Jaws : Williams's neoclassicism floats up to the surface ; Williams's neoclassisicm : style and habits ; Williams's naysayers : a deconstruction of classical and new criticisms ; Raiders of the lost ark background : a neoclassical film ; Raiders of the lost ark analysis : the return of Max Steiner ; Beyond the films : conductor John Williams.


October 20, 2014
Hancock, Herbie, 1940- author.
New York : Viking, 2014.
344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"In Possibilities, Herbie Hancock reflects on a career that has spanned seven decades. From his beginnings as a child prodigy to his work in Miles Davis's second great quintet; from his innovations as the leader of his own groundbreaking sextet to his collaborations with everyone from Wayne Shorter to Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder; Herbie Hancock reveals the method behind Hancock's undeniable musical genius. Hancock shares his musical influences, colorful behind-the-scenes stories, his long and happy marriage, and how Buddhism inspires him creatively and personally. Honest, enlightening, and as electrifyingly vital as the man who wrote it, Herbie Hancock promises to be an invaluable contribution to jazz literature and a must-read for fans and music lovers"-- Provided by publisher.

Respect : the life of Aretha Franklin

October 17, 2014
Ritz, David.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
viii, 520 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm

Blues all day long : the Jimmy Rogers story

October 17, 2014
Goins, Wayne E., author.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2014]
xvi, 387 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm.
From Minter City to Madison Street (1924-1960). Money, marbles, and chalk ; Chicago bound ; Chess moves ; Headhunters and wolfmen ; The world's in a tangle ; Blues leave me alone -- Rising from the ashes (1970-1989). Walkin' by myself ; Shelter from ther storm ; Gold tailed bird ; Feelin' good ; Out on the road -- Fathers and sons (1989-1997). Changing lanes ; That's all right ; Long gone -- Coda. The last time.

Brothers be, yo like George, ain't that funkin' kinda hard on you? ; a memior

October 16, 2014
Clinton, George, 1940- author.
New York : Atria Books, [2014].
x, 404 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

Wayfaring strangers : the musical voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia

October 16, 2014
Ritchie, Fiona, 1960- author.
xx, 361 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm + 1 audio disc (CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
CD. Barbara Allen (Dolly Parton with Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Altan) (5:22) -- It was a' for our rightfu' king (Dougie MacLean) (3:40) -- Dh'fhalbh mo nighean chruinn donn (Colum Sands & Maggie MacInnes) (4:13) -- Benton's jig/Benton's dream (Patrick Street) (3:33) -- The rambling Irishman (Len Graham & Brían ÓhAirt) (4:09) -- The winding river Roe (Cara Dillon) (4:30) -- The gypsy laddie (Jack Beck) (4:07) -- Gypsy Davy (Julee Glaub) (4:04) -- Pretty Saro (John Doyle) (3:38) -- Indian whoop (James Bryan & Carl Jones) (2:00) -- The Devil and the farmer's wife (Alan Burke) (4:40) -- The farmer's curst wife (Pete Seeger) (2:48) -- Young hunting/Elzig's farewell (Sheila Kay Adams) (5:45) -- Black is the color (Sara Grey) (2:43) -- Old George's Square (Jean Ritchie) (3:08) -- Single girl, married girl (Atwater Donnelly) (4:11) -- Shady Grove (Doc Watson & David Holt) (6:17) -- Willie's lady (Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Mitchell) (6:71) -- Wayfaring stranger/British field march (Timothy Cummings) (3:49) -- The parting glass (Al Petteway & Amy White) (4:10).

Chris Stein/negative : me, Blondie, and the advent of punk

October 15, 2014
Stein, Chris, 1950- author, photographer.
New York : Rizzoli, 2014.
207 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 31 cm

The words and music of Melissa Etheridge

October 10, 2014
Perone, James E.
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, [2014]
viii, 156 pages ; 25 cm.
Early career -- Yes, I am -- Turbulence and recovery -- Maturity.

Leonard Bernstein : an American musician

October 7, 2014
Shawn, Allen, author.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
347 pages ; 22 cm

Special deluxe

October 7, 2014
Young, Neil, 1945- author.
383 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee traces his six-decade career through the cars he has owned, discussing how they are reflecting new understandings about the environmental impact of automobiles.

U2 : the definitive biography

October 6, 2014
Jobling, John, 1980-
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, [2014].
x, 372 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Into the heart -- Street mission -- Fortune favors the bold -- Boy meets man -- A kind of religion -- The battle cry -- The professor and his students -- The rising flame -- The two Americas -- The ground beneath their feet -- Standing on the shoulders of giants -- Achtung, Berlin! -- Under an atomic sky -- Staring into the flash -- Billion-dollar dreams -- The goal is $oul? -- Love and money or else -- The ecstasy of gold -- The wrong compromise.
"John Jobling takes readers beyond the myth in this unauthorized biography to present the first comprehensive account of the illustrious Irish rockers in 25 years. Drawing on extensive interviews with insiders including record label scouts, studio presidents, politicians, music critics, and childhood friends, Jobling investigates the U2's most personal relationships and controversial business practices, delivering a vivid portrait that traces the rock phenomenon from its conception to post-punk champions to political crusaders. Filled with captivating revelations, reader will learn: How Bono, the Edge, and Larry Mullen, Jr. worshipped with a Charismatic Christian church that practiced speaking in tongues during the band's early days Insider stories of the genesis and recording of classic albums such as The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby Creative tensions within the band and power struggles among management How the disappointments of the Rattle and Hum film and PopMart Tour spurred the band to greater creative heights Both the successes and controversies of Bono's wide-sweeping philanthropic and political ventures The disconnect between the band's personal lives and public personas Sure to inspire debate with every music lover, this book humanizes the band and paints an honest picture of a band's rise to the top, plunging into the heart and underlying soul of this iconic rock and roll band"-- Provided by publisher.

Far and near : on days like these

October 6, 2014
Peart, Neil, author.
Toronto, Canada : ECW Press, [2014].
xii, 383 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.

Mavericks of sound : conversations with artists who shaped indie and roots music

September 30, 2014
Ensminger, David, 1971- author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
xi, 231 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The song is the territory : singer songwriters : Tom Russell, Peter Case, Dave Alvin, Billy Joe and Eddy Shaver, Jason Ringenberg, Robert Earl Keen -- Rockabilly and honky tonker renegades : Junior Brown, Deke Dickerson, Reverend Horton Heat -- Indelible indie rock icons : Janet Bean, member of 11th Dream Day, Dave Thomas, member of Pere Ubu, Robert Schneider, member of Apples in Stereo, Michael Gira, members of The Swans and Angels of Light, Jarboe, members of The Swans, Richard Buckner and Alejandro Escovedo -- The other side of the pond : voices from Britain and New Zealand : James Stevenson, member of Chelsea, Gen X, Gene Loves Jezebel, Mike Scott, member of Waterboys, Richard Thompson, David Gedge, member of Wedding Present and Cinerama, David Kilgour, member of The Clean -- Short cuts : concise interview with icons : Merle Haggard, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Wayne Kramer, member of MC5, the Mekons, Ralph Stanley, Yo La Tengo, Neko Case, Rob Younger, member of Radio Birdman and New Christs.

Dancing with myself

September 29, 2014
Idol, Billy.
New York : Touchstone, 2014.
ix, 326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
In this memoir, Billy Idol shares his life story—from his childhood in England to his rise to fame during the height of the punk-pop revolution—revealing intimate details about the sex, drugs, and rock and roll that he is so fabulously famous for—all told in his own voice. An member of the punk rock revolution whose music crossed over into ’80s pop mainstream—and one of MTV’s first stars—Billy Idol remains an iconic music legend. Now, in his long-awaited Dancing With Myself, he delivers a lively, candid account of his journey to fame—including intimate and unapologetic details about his life’s highs and lows—all rendered with the in-your-face attitude and exuberance his fans have embraced. Idol brings to life the key events that shaped his life, his music, and his career, including his early childhood in England, his year at Sussex University, and his time spent hanging out with the Sex Pistols and as a member of punk bands Chelsea and Generation X. He shares outtakes from his wildly and unexpectedly successful solo career and stories behind his string of popular hits, including “White Wedding,” “Eyes Without a Face,” and “Rebel Yell,” which involved close collaboration with Steve Stevens.

The art of noise : conversations with great songwriters

September 29, 2014
Rachel, Daniel, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.
xiv, 514 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"The art of noise offers an unprecedented collection of insightful, of-the-moment conversations with twenty-seven of the great songwriters. They discuss everything from their individual approaches to writing, to the inspiration behind their most successful songs, to the techniques and methods they have independently developed to foster their creativity. Contributors include: Sting, Ray Davies, Robin Gibb, Jimmy Page, Joan Armatrading, Noel Gallagher, Lily Allen, Annie Lennox, Damon Albarn, Noel Gallagher, Laura Marling, Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, and many more. Each interview is approached with depth of understanding--of the practice of songwriting, but also of each musician's catalog. The result is a collection of conversations that's probing, informed, and altogether entertaining--what contributor Noel Gallagher called "without doubt the finest book I've ever read about songwriters and the songs they write." The collected experience of these artists makes this book the essential word on songwriting--as spoken by the songwriters themselves. "-- Provided by publisher.

Rocks : my life in and out of Aerosmith

September 29, 2014
Perry, Joe, 1950- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
xiv, 416 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (somecolor) ; 25 cm
Includes index and selected discography.
The lead guitarist of Aerosmith shares behind-the-scenes perspectives into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band, discussing such topics as his teen decision to drop out of school, enduring relationship with Steve Tyler and experiences with fame and recovery.

The Beatles invade Cincinnati : the 1964 & 1966 concerts

September 29, 2014
v, 150 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 28 cm.
Foreword by Dusty Rhodes.
"This book reveals many unknown facts behind the concerts and features candid interviews with those most closely involved, and of course, with the fans themselves. Relive Beatlemania as you enjoy page after page of rare photographs, newspaper clippings and memorabilia from the Fab Four's two visits to Cincinnati."--Page [4] of cover.

Facing the music : my story

September 29, 2014
Knapp, Jennifer, 1974- author.
New York : Howard Books, 2014.
292 pages ; 22 cm

Aces back to back : the history of the Grateful Dead (1965-2013)

September 25, 2014
Allen, Scott W., author.
169 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Originally published as: Aces back to back : a guide to the Grateful Dead / Scott W. Allen. New York : PierceAxiom, c1992.
Jack Straw -- Fire on the mountain -- The golden road (to unlimited devotion) -- Sitting on top of the world -- Playing in the band -- That's it for the other one -- Dark star -- Uncle John's band -- Big boss man -- Black-throated wind -- Eyes of the world -- China cat sunflower -- I know you rider -- Drums -- Space -- Dear Mr. Fantasy -- The wheel -- All along the watchtower -- Victim or the crime -- Morning dew -- Sing me back home.
The Dead's music reflected the people's tide of emotions and changing lives throughout the 1960s. Allen updates the Grateful Dead's history through the fall of 2013. He provides a thorough account of the Dead's career, from their inception, through the death of Jerry Garcia, and on to their incarnations over the years.

Guitar amps & effects for dummies

September 24, 2014
Hunter, Dave, 1962-
xii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started with guitar amps & effects -- Grab a guitar : it's your signal generator -- The amplifier : more than just loud -- Effects pedals : fuzz, filth, wobble, and echo -- The part of tens.

Becoming Belafonte : black artist, public radical

September 24, 2014
Smith, Judith E., 1948- author.
xiii, 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
From Harlem, Jamaica, and the segregated navy to New York City's interracial left-wing culture, 1927/1948 -- Black left, white stage, Cold War : moving into the spotlight, 1949/1954 -- Multimedia stardom and the struggle for racial equality, 1955/1960 -- Storming the gates : producing film and television, 1957/1970.

Mudhoney : the sound and the fury from Seattle

September 23, 2014
Cameron, Keith (Music journalist), author.
Minneapolis, MN : Voyageur Press, 2014.
xix, 281 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Reprint. Previously published: London : Omnibus Press, 2013.
No place like home -- Take a shot at forever -- Drag you through the mud -- An inside job -- Our future of fun -- Penetrate and pull the strings -- All I got was a rock -- Everybody's got a price -- In the blood -- Wait, I'm not done.

Softly, with feeling : Joe Wilder and the breaking of barriers in American music

September 22, 2014
Berger, Edward, author.
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2014.
xviii, 378 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The making of a musician : Philadelphia (1922-1938) -- From student to pro (1938-1943) -- Integration of the Armed Forces : the Montford Point Marines (1943-1946) -- Big band odyssey (1946-1950) -- New York (1950-1953) -- On the road again : Count Basie (1953-1954) -- Back on Broadway and into the studios (1955-1957) -- On staff : African American musicians and the network orchestras (1957-1964) -- A dream realized : return to classical music (1964-1975) -- Freelance : the end of the staff orchestras (1974-1989) -- New outlets : jazz repertory and jazz parties (1989-2000) -- Passing it on : teaching, awards, and honors (2000- ).
In this biography the author tells trumpeter Joe Wilder's remarkable story, from his growing up in working-class Philadelphia to becoming one of the first 1,000 black Marines during World War II, and his achievements in the worlds of jazz, classical, and popular music. Wilder is also known as a pioneer who broke down racial barriers, the first African American to hold a principal chair in a Broadway show orchestra, and one of the first African Americans to join a network studio orchestra. Reminiscences by Wilder and his colleagues, including renowned Philadelphia-area musicians Jimmy Heath and Buddy DeFranco place Wilder's experiences within a broader context of American musical and social history.

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