These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
January 10, 2017
Bismarck, ND : Vintage Guitar,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for <2001-2017> by Alan Greenwood and Gil Hembree.
Numeric designation dropped beginning with volumes for 2007.
January 6, 2017
Marr, Johnny, author.
New York, NY : Dey St., 
ix, 463 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Reprint. Originally published: UK : Century, 2016.
Emily's -- Ardwick Green -- Petrol blues -- Terraces -- Wythenshawe -- West Wythy -- Town -- Angie -- Stagewear for the street -- X -- Crazy Face -- Morrissey and Marr -- The Smiths it is -- The Ritz -- Portland Street -- 'Hand in glove' -- London -- The heatwave -- Marple Bridge -- Top of the pops -- New York -- Earls Court -- Glastonbury -- Meat is murder -- America -- The queen is dead -- High on intensity, 1986 -- Crash -- Talking Heads: 88 -- Talk of the town -- The new thing -- 'Get the message' -- Nile -- Dusk -- Sonny -- High court -- Boomslang -- The end of a perfect day -- Portland -- The good ship Modest Mouse -- The new fellas -- 'We share the same skies' -- Inception -- Individual citizen -- Too late to stop now.
Johnny Marr was born in 1960s Manchester to Irish emigrant parents and knew from an early age that he would be a musician. Forming his first band at thirteen, Marr spent his teenage years in public housing, playing guitar, devouring pop culture, and inventing his own musical style. It wasn't until the early eighties, when he turned up on the doorstep of a singer named Steven Morrissey, that both a unique songwriting partnership and the group recognized as one of the most iconic bands of all time were formed. In 1983, The Smiths released their first single, and within a year their eponymous debut album reached number two in the UK chart. But by 1987, tensions within the band and desire for a wider musical scope led to Marr's departure. The end of The Smiths was just the beginning for Marr. This book explores a musical journey that has spanned decades, styles, and genres--from forming Electronic with Bernard Sumner of New Order and then The Healers, to playing with Bryan Ferry, Talking Heads, Pet Shop Boys, Billy Bragg, Nile Rodgers, The Pretenders, The The, Modest Mouse, and The Cribs to collaborating with Hans Zimmer and receiving acclaim and worldwide success in his own right as a solo artist, Marr has never stopped making captivating music. Here, for the first time, he tells his own side of the story. From roaming the streets of Manchester to constantly pushing musical boundaries as a true icon and one of the most revered guitarists in the world, Set the Boy Free is the memoir of a man who has followed his dream and made himself a legend.--Adapted from dust jacket.
January 5, 2017
Power, Martin, author.
vi, 698 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Part 1: Your time is gonna come. Mama don't allow no skiffle round here ; Baby let's play house ; Be bop a lula ; Killing floor ; Diamonds ; She just satisfies ; Out of time ; Muzak ; Shapes of things ; Stroll on ; White summer ; Dazed and confused -- Part 2: Dancing days. Babe, I'm gonna leave you ; You shook me ; Whole lotta love ; Bron-y-aur ; Stairway to heaven ; Zofo ; Over the hills and far away ; Going to California ; The song remains the same ; Kashmir ; In the light ; Achilles last stand ; Unharmonics ; Nobody's fault but mine ; Wearing and tearing ; For your life -- Part 3: In the evening. Who's to blame? ; Bird on a wing ; Crackback ; You've lost that lovin' feeling ; The only one ; Absolution blues ; Upon a golden horse ; Blue train ; The ocean ; In the evening -- Coda: The fourth life of Jimmy Page.
A genuine musical legend, Jimmy Page was the mastermind behind Led Zeppelin, among the most successful bands in the history of rock 'n' roll. As their leader, producer, principal songwriter and guitarist, Page not only shaped the sound of seventies hard rock but also created a musical and artistic legacy that stands him proudly to this day. Already one of London's most in-demand session musicians, in 1966 he joined the Yardbirds, contributing greatly to the rise of psychedelic and hard rock, thus laying the foundations for the mighty Zep and the worldwide acclaim and multi-platinum sales they enjoyed. When Led Zeppelin dissolved in 1980 after the death of drummer John Bonham, Page carried on--first as a film composer, then as band leader of the Firm and later as a solo artist. During the nineties, his collaborations with former Zeppelin singer Robert Plant laid the groundwork for the group to return one last time in 2007. Since then, Jimmy has played at the Beijing Olympics and, among other awards, received the Kennedy Center Honor. This book is the definitive account of his musical, professional and personal journey. Researched through numerous interviews with colleagues and friends from the sixties to the present day, No Quarter also casts light on one of rock's most mysterious figures, delving into Jimmy's interests in alternative religions and philosophies and his life after the Led Zeppelin bubble burst, and telling the full story of a man many believe to be "the greatest guitarist in the greatest rock band in history."--Adapted from dust jacket.
January 4, 2017
Cash, Johnny, author.
132 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Ballad of Johnny Capman -- Big-hearted girl -- Body on body -- California poem -- The captain's daughter -- Chinky Pin Hill -- Crowley's Ridge -- Dark and bloody ground -- Does anybody out there love me? -- The dogs are in the woods -- Don't make a movie about me -- Don't take your gun to town -- Forever -- Going, going, gone (version 2) -- Gold all over the ground -- Gold in Alaska -- He bore it all for me -- Hey, baby, wake up -- I have been around (version 2) -- I heard on the news -- I wish you a Merry Christmas -- If you love me -- I'll still love you -- I'm comin', honey -- Jellico coal man -- Job -- Let's put it to music -- Lost my money in a buffalo track -- Muscadine wine -- My song -- Room 1702 -- Silk and denim -- Slumgullion -- Spirit rider -- Tecumseh -- Tenderfoot from the city -- The things we're frightened at -- The walking wounded -- What would I dreamer do -- Who's gonna grease my skillet? -- You never knew my mind.
Present a collection of previously unpublished poems and lyrics by the legendary music icon that is complemented by original handwritten documents sharing insights into his observations about culture, family, fame, freedom, mortality and Christmas.
January 4, 2017
Lennon, John, 1940-1980, author.
xii, 468 pages ; 24 cm
Radio interview / Doreen Kelso (June 21, 1964, St. George Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand) -- Press conference (August 11, 1966, Astor Towers, Chicago) -- Radio interview / Fred Robbins (October 29, 1966, Carboneras, Spain) -- TV interview / Joe Garagiola (May 14, 1968, NBC Studios, New York) -- Conversation / Maurice Hindle & friends (December 2, 1968, Kenwood (Lennon's home), Surrey, UK) -- Press conference (March 31, 1969, Hotel Sacher, Vienna, Austria) -- Conversation / Timothy Leary & Rosemary Leary (May 29, 1969, Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal) -- Radio interview / Howard Smith (December 17, 1969, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) -- Conversation / Tariq Ali & Robin Blackburn (January 21, 1971, Tittenhurst Park (Lennon's home), Berkshire, UK) -- TV interview / Dick Cavett (September 8, 1971, ABC Studios, New York) (Broadcast September 11, 1971) -- TV interview / Dick Cavett (September 8, 1971, ABC Studios, New York) (Broadcast September 24, 1971) -- Radio interview / Howard Smith (January 23, 1972, 105 Bank Street (Lennon's home), New York) -- Press conference (February 1972, Philadelphia) -- TV interview / Dick Cavett (early May 1972, ABC Studios, New York) -- Radio interview / Dennis Elsas (September 28, 1974, WNEW-FM studios, New York) -- Long night's journey into day : a conversation with John Lennon / Pete Hamill (early February 1975, the Dakota (Lennon's home), New York) -- He said, she said / Frances Schoenberger (March 1975, New York) -- The real John Lennon / Barbara Graustark (circa August 1980) -- John Lennon : the man, the memory / Dave Sholin (December 8, 1980, the Dakota (Lennon's home), New York) (Broadcast December 14, 1980, RKO Radio Network).
"John Lennon had become one of the most famous people on the planet. Lennon on Lennon is an authoritative anthology of some of Lennon's most illuminating interviews. The majority have not been previously available in print, and several of the most important have not been widely available in any format. This material paints a revealing picture of the artist in his own words and offers a window into the cultural atmosphere of the sixties and seventies"-- Baker & Taylor.
January 4, 2017
Rathey, Markus, author.
x, 234 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm
A female voice : Mary in Bach's Magnificat settings BWV 243 and 10 -- From love song to lullaby : the Christmas oratorio BWV 248 -- Divine glory and human suffering : the St John passion BWV 245 -- The passion and the passions : the St Matthew passion BWV 244 -- Seeing and understanding : the oratorios for Easter and Ascension BWV 249 and 11 -- Between opera and architecture : the B minor mass BWV 232.
"Every year, Johann Sebastian Bach's major vocal works are performed to mark liturgical milestones in the Christian calendar. Written by a renowned Bach scholar, this concise and accessible book provides an introduction to the music and cultural contexts of the composer's most beloved masterpieces, including the Magnificat, Christmas Oratorio, and St. John Passion." -- Publisher's description.
January 3, 2017
Bach, Sebastian, author.
New York, NY : Dey St., 
431 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Prologue: Youth gone wild -- Let's begin at the beginning -- Growing up Sebastian -- Bach formations -- From Park Avenue to Skid Row -- Pretty bad boys -- Rock it to Russia -- Feelgood, and then feel better -- Bach this way -- Bunch of booze, mountain of blow, Quaaludes, and tennis: my time with Metallica -- Lose your illusion! -- Everybody is mad at me. All of the time. -- Just jokin': end of the row -- From Skid Row to Savile Row: Bach on Broadway -- Jesus Christ: oh the horror -- Bach in the saddle -- The last frontier -- Epilogue: Hey dude? When are you getting the band back together?.
"In his memoir, Bach recounts lurid tales of excess and debauchery as he toured the world with Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Motley Crue, Soundgarden, Pantera, Nine Inch Nails and Guns N' Roses. Filled with backstage photos from his own personal collection, 18 And Life on Skid Row is the story of hitting it big at a young age, and of a band that broke up in its prime."--Provided by publisher.
January 3, 2017
Azhar, Mobeen, author.
New York : Sterling, 2
144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Includes discography (pages 140-141).
This book pays homage to the glamour, the sexiness and originality that Prince embodied: the artist is no more, but his music - and his legend - will live forever.
December 22, 2016
Hamilton, Jack, 1979- author.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016.
340 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Darkness at the break of noon: Sam Cooke, Bob Dylan and the birth of Sixties music -- The White Atlantic: cultural origins of the "British Invasion" -- Friends across the sea: Motown, the Beatles, and sites and sounds of crossover -- Being good isn't always easy: Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Dusty Springfield, and the color of soul -- House burning down: race, rock writing, and Jimi Hendrix's war -- Just around midnight: the Rolling Stones and the end of the Sixties.
Just around Midnight explores the interplay of popular music and racial thought in the 1960s by asking how, when, and why rock and roll music "became White."-- Provided by publisher.
December 19, 2016
Judd, Naomi, author.
New York : Center Street, 2016.
xv, 300 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Foreword / by Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz -- Shhh... Don't tell a soul -- Leaving home -- Who turned off the spotlight? -- Potato salad on the hood of the car -- One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small -- The future isn't what it used to be -- Do your genes fit? -- Paging Doctor Schulz -- The cuckoo's nest -- The trauma egg -- Reliving the past -- The last dirty secret -- On the good ship Lollipop -- May I borrow your hammer? -- When you live in a glass house -- Somewhere, upon some bright new dawn... -- Radical acceptance -- What Michelangelo knew -- Every ending is a new beginning -- The toothpaste is out of the tube -- Postscript: Bridge? What bridge? -- A note from Dr. Jerrold Rosenbaum.
She was a country music superstar facing nonstop success-- but offstage she struggled with harsh family secrets, absent emotional support, teenage motherhood, rape, and hepatitis. Here, Judd uncovers her struggles with depression, PTSD and addiction, a journey that included extended hospital stays and moving lessons about how to find hope and help. She has persevered-- and shares a message for anyone whose life has been scarred by trauma.
December 18, 2016
Trott, Josephine, 1874-1950.
Denver : Printed by Nelson, 1925.
53 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
December 8, 2016
Bennett, Tony, 1926- author.
New York, N.Y. : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.
xii, 270 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Anna Suraci Benedetto -- Bob Hope -- Bing Crosby -- Louis Armstrong -- Fiorello La Guardia -- Pyrites -- Count Basie -- Judy Garland -- San Francisco -- Harold Arlen -- Harry Belafonte -- Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Fred Astaire -- Cary Grant -- Cole Porter -- Nat "King" Cole -- Rosemary Clooney -- Bill Evans -- Jackie Kennedy -- Pablo Picasso -- Sadie Vimmerstedt -- Lena Horne -- Maurice Chevalier -- Frank Sinatra -- Jimmy Durante -- Astoria, Queens, New York -- Abraham Lincoln -- Jack Benny and George Burns -- Sammy Cahn -- Al Jolson -- Duke Ellington -- John Singer Sargent -- Ella Fitzgerald -- Pearl Bailey -- Charlie Chaplin -- Johnny Mercer -- Louis Prima -- Amy Winehouse -- Ralph Sharon -- Lady Gaga -- Susan Benedetto -- Giovanni "John" Benedetto.
At ninety, Bennett's career as a musician and artist is as productive as ever. Here, he pays homage to the remarkable people who inspired his life lessons: family, friends and entertainers that have enriched his own life through the principles they imparted to him.
December 8, 2016
DJ Khaled, author.
212 pages : illustration ; 19 cm
The hip-hop impresario and social-media guru presents a collection of motivational success strategies based on his "keys" video posts and drawing from his personal experiences, sharing the philosophies behind some of his most enigmatic catchphrases.
December 7, 2016
Ward, Ed, 1948- author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2016.
xi, 402 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
How to use this book -- In the beginning -- The record industry : race and country -- Independence -- Blues, birds, and a Moondog -- Black voices in the heartland -- 1953-1954 : the stars align -- 1955 : rock and roll is born... maybe -- 1956 : into the big time -- Interlude in another land -- 1957 : annus mirabilis 1 -- 1958 : hoodlum friends outside -- 1959 : death and soul -- 1960 : oldies, newies, and payola -- 1961 : let's twist again -- 1962 : teen pan alley -- Second interlude in another land -- Third interlude : England and Germany --1963 : the end of the world.
December 6, 2016
Ozawa, Seiji, 1935- author.
xix, 325 pages ; 21 cm
Translated from the Japanese.
Originally published in Japan as Ozawa Seiji-san to, ongaku ni tsuite hanashi o suru by Shinchosa, Tokyo, in 2011.
Mostly on the Beethoven Third Piano Concerto -- On manic record collectors -- Brahms at Carnegie Hall -- The relationship of writing to music -- What happened in the 1960s -- Eugene Ormandy's baton -- On the music of Gustav Mahler -- From Chicago blues to Shin'ichi Mori -- The joys of opera -- In a little Swiss town -- "There's no single way to teach. You make it up as you go along."
"Internationally acclaimed, best-selling author Haruki Murakami sits down with his friend Seiji Ozawa, the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, for a series of conversations on their shared passion: music."--Provided by publisher.
December 6, 2016
Robertson, Robbie, author.
New York : Crown Archetype, 
500 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"Robbie Robertson's singular contributions to popular music have made him one of the most beloved songwriters and guitarists of his time. With songs like 'The Weight,' 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,' and 'Up on Cripple Creek,' he and his partners in the Band fashioned music that has endured for decades, influencing countless musicians. In this captivating memoir, written over five years of reflection, Robbie Robertson employs his unique storyteller's voice to weave together the journey that led him to some of the most pivotal events in music history. He recounts the adventures of his half-Jewish, half-Mohawk upbringing on the Six Nations Indian Reserve and on the gritty streets of Toronto; his odyssey at sixteen to the Mississippi Delta, the fountainhead of American music; the wild early years on the road with rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks; his unexpected ties to the Cosa Nostra underworld; the trial by fire of 'going electric' with Bob Dylan on his 1966 world tour, and their ensuing celebrated collaborations; and the formation of the Band and the forging of their unique sound, culminating with history's most famous farewell concert, brought to life for all time in Martin Scorsese's great movie The Last Waltz. This is the story of a time and place--the moment when rock 'n' roll became life, when legends like Buddy Holly and Bo Diddley crisscrossed the circuit of clubs and roadhouses from Texas to Toronto, when the Beatles, Hendrix, the Stones, and Warhol moved through the same streets and hotel rooms. It's the story of exciting change as the world tumbled through the '60s and early '70s, and a generation came of age, built on music, love, and freedom. Above all, it's the moving story of the profound friendship among five young men who together created a new kind of popular music. Testimony is Robbie Robertson's story, lyrical and true, as only he could tell it."--Dust jacket.
December 5, 2016
Greenfield, Robert, author.
x, 270 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Prologue. The Muir Beach acid test -- Bluegrass roots -- Growing up absurd -- Shape-shifting -- Berkeley, 1964 -- Making acid -- Pranksters and Angels -- Trips Festival -- LA fadeaway -- Olompali -- Print the legend -- Monterey Pop, and beyond -- Getting busted -- Two festivals -- Set up like a bowling pin -- Wall of sound -- Growing weed -- Bear's dream -- The land down under -- Real love -- Old and in the way -- A visit from Bear -- On the way home -- Epilogue. More anthems for the Bear.
Award winning author and biographer Robert Greenfield brings readers the definitive biography of a Grateful Dead legend Augustus Owsley Stanley III, known better by his nickname, Bear. From extensive interviews with Bear and a major Rolling Stone piece, Greenfield brings readers unparalleled access to one of the most important forces in the rise of the counter-culture of the sixties.
December 1, 2016
DJ Semtex (Disc jockey), author.
447 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
"With more than 1,000 illustrations in color and black and white."
November 29, 2016
Cincinnati : Writer's Digest Books,
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
November 29, 2016
Grace, Laura Jane, 1980- author.
New York : Hachette Books, 2016.
306 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Walking is still honest -- I was a teenage anarchist -- We're Never going home -- Borne on the FM waves -- Thrash unreal --Don't abandon me -- White crosses -- High pressure low -- Bamboo bones -- Paralytic states of dependency --Black me out -- Epilogue (or Mandatory happiness with Laura Jane Grace).
The provocative transgender advocate and lead singer of the punk rock band Against Me! provides a searing account of her search for identity and her true self.
November 29, 2016
Myers, Marc, 1956-
New York : Grove Press, 
xii, 323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Lawdy Miss Clawdy / Lloyd Price -- K.C. Loving / Little Willie Littlefield -- Shout / The Isley Brothers -- Please Mr. Postman / The Marvelettes -- Runaround Sue / Dion Dimucci -- Chapel of love / The Dixie Cups -- You really got me / The Kinks -- You've lost that lovin' feelin' / The Righteous Brothers -- My girl / The Temptations -- Reach out I'll be there / The Four Tops -- Darling be home soon / John Sebastian -- Light my fire / The Doors -- Groovin' / The Young Rascals -- White rabbit / Jefferson Airplane -- Different drum / The Stone Poneys -- (Sittin' on) The dock of the bay / Otis Redding -- Fist City / Loretta Lynn -- Street fighting man / The Rolling Stones -- Stand by your man / Tammy Wynette -- Magic carpet ride / Steppenwolf -- Proud Mary / Creedence Clearwater Revival -- Oh happy day / The Edwin Hawkins Singers -- Suspicious minds / Elvis Presley -- Whole lotta love / Led Zeppelin -- Mercedes Benz / Janis Joplin -- Moonlight mile / The Rolling Stones -- Maggie May / Rod Stewart -- Carey / Joni Mitchell -- Respect yourself / The Staple Singers -- The harder they come / Jimmy Cliff -- Midnight train to Georgia / Gladys Knight and The Pips -- Ramblin' man / The Allman Brothers -- Rock the boat / The Hues Corporation -- Walk this way / Aerosmith -- Love's in need of love today / Stevie Wonder -- Deacon blues / Steely Dan -- (The angels wanna wear my) Red shoes / Elvis Costello -- Heart of glass / Blondie -- Another brick in the wall / Pink Floyd -- London calling / The Clash -- Brother John/Iko Iko / The Neville Brothers -- Big city / Merle Haggard -- Time after time / Cyndi Lauper -- Nick of time / Bonnie Raitt -- Losing my religion / R.E.M.
Believing that every great song has a fascinating backstory, Myers brings to life five decades of music through oral histories of forty-five transformative songs woven from interviews with the artists who created them.From "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" by Lloyd Price to "Losing my religion" by R.E.M., leading artists reveal the emotions, inspirations, and techniques behind their influential works. The result is a love letter to the songs that have defined generations.
November 29, 2016
Jensen, Sarah, author.
viii, 274 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
In the first authorized biography of the musician best known as the lead vocalist in the bands Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer, as well as a successful vintner, gives unique insight into his history and career trajectory.
November 23, 2016
Tolhurst, Laurence, author.
ix, 287 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I: (What It Was Like) -- The First Punks in Crawley -- The Day the Music Died -- Thirteen -- The Bridge -- The Lost Boys of Suburbia -- The Rocket -- Fiction -- Part II: (What Happened) -- Gen X -- The Holy Trinity -- Three Imaginary Boys -- Seventeen Seconds in the USA -- S.O.S. -- Faith -- Porn -- In France -- The Top -- The Head on the Door -- Kiss Me -- Part III: (What It's Like Now) -- Broken -- Disintegrate -- The Royal Courts -- Despair in the Desert -- House by the Sea -- The Palace -- Reflections -- Ghosts -- Standing on a Beach.
"A deeply moving and engaging memoir by Laurence "Lol" Tolhurst, co-founder of The Cure, detailing the origins and creation of one of the most beloved bands of all time and Tolhurst's own return from the brink of self-destruction,"--Amazon.com.
November 18, 2016
Turner, Steve, 1949- author.
454 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm
Prologue -- December 1965 -- January 1966 -- February -- March -- April -- May -- June -- July -- August -- September -- October -- November -- December -- Epilogue -- Appendix A. Chronology of events -- Appendix B. The Beatles jukeboxes.
November 18, 2016
Dylan, Bob, 1941- author.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 
vi, 679 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bob Dylan -- The freewheelin' Bob Dylan -- The times they are a-changin' -- Another side of Bob Dylan -- Bringing it all back home -- Highway 61 revisited -- Blonde on blonde -- John Wesley Harding -- Nashville skyline -- Self portrait -- New morning -- The basement tapes -- Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid -- Planet waves -- Blood on the tracks -- Desire -- Street legal -- Slow train coming -- Saved -- Shot of love -- Infidels -- Empire burlesque -- Knocked out loaded -- Down in the groove -- Oh mercy -- Under the red sky -- Time out of mind -- "Love and theft" -- Modern times -- Together through life -- Tempest.
This collection contains Bob Dylan's lyrics, from his first album, Bob Dylan, to 2012's Tempest.