New Arrivals · Music Books

August 17, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A special concert in celebration of the life of J. Ralph Corbett : July 17, 1989

August 16, 2017
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : Riverbend Music Center, The Hulbert Taft Jr. Center for the Performing Arts J. Ralph Corbett Pavilion, [1989]
16 unnumbered pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Cover title.
Program from a memorial concert held at Riverbend Music Center on July 17, 1989. Includes biography and information about J. Ralph Corbett, concert program, biographies of participants, and reminiscences about Mr. Corbett who died October 3, 1988 at the age of 91. J. Ralph Corbett made his fortune from the NuTone doorbell company and funded many arts organizations in the Cincinnati area.

Chord connections : a comprehensive guide to guitar chords and harmony

August 14, 2017
Brown, Robert, guitarist.
Van Nuys, CA : Alfred, ©1996.
111 pages : music ; 31 cm
"National Guitar Workshop."
"With this comprehensive guide to guitar chords and harmony, you will learn all the chords in every key, on any combination of strings, everywhere on the neck. It includes hundreds of easy-to-read chord diagrams. Expand your knowledge of harmony and learn to move smoothly from chord to chord"

Foo Fighters : learning to fly

August 11, 2017
Wall, Mick, author.
277 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.

This is the noise that keeps me awake

August 11, 2017
Garbage (Musical group), author.
206 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Something beautiful -- A little success -- Three producers and a girl -- The second album -- Definitive Garbage -- Oh by the way -- Bad for the boys -- Seven years -- Epilogue.
"Garbage are known around the world for songs that mix pop sweetness with the dour thunder of industrial music and the rhythmic punch of hip-hop. Now, for the first time, the four band members tell the story of that music in their own words. Packed with rare photos and personal snapshots, this book examines how Garbage make their music, and how they've kept it together (or not) for more than twenty years."--Jacket

Fanfare Cincinnati.

August 10, 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio : Cincinnati Magazine, [2013/14]-
volumes : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Magazine-style program books featuring Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops, CSO Chamber Players, Lollipops Family Concerts, and other special concert events.


August 10, 2017
Matinée Musicale Club of Cincinnati, Ohio, issuing body.
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : Matinée Musicale Club of Cincinnati, Ohio
volumes ; 22 cm
Title supplied by cataloger.

Music in the Museum

August 10, 2017
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : Cincinnati Museum Center
volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Programs for a series of concerts held at the Cincinnati Museum Center and featuring various artists performing with the E.M. Skinner organ located in the rotunda.

Music theory 101 : from keys and scales to rhythm and melody, an essential primer on the basics of music theory

August 9, 2017
Boone, Brian.
New York : Adams Media, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Inc., 2017.
256 pages : ilustrations, music ; 20 cm
Includes index.
The basics of music -- Intervals -- The major and minor scales -- Musical keys and key signatures -- Modes and other scales -- Chords -- Chord inversions and progressions -- Exploring harmony -- Reading music -- Expression markings and other symbols -- Applying musical theroy knowledge -- Final Exam: Analyzing a piece of music.
Covers everything novice musicians and lifelong learners need to know. Full of music trivia, music history, comprehensive instruction and visual aids, music symbols, and cords throughout. This is a crash course in music therory that even professionals will enjoy.

I am the wolf : lyrics and writings

August 8, 2017
Lanegan, Mark.
Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, 2017
236 pages ; 24 cm
"A collection of lyrics and autobiographical commentary by singer Mark Lanegan, with a preface by John Cale and a foreword by Moby. With a voice that Pitchfork has called 'as scratchy as a three-day beard yet as supple and pliable as moccasin leather,' former Screaming Trees and Queens of the Stone Age vocalist Mark Lanegan draws frequent comparisons to masters like Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen. Lanegan's voice is one of the most distinct and recognizable in rock, but his talents aren't limited to his vocal skills. Lanegan's lyrics are on par with the best of them, exploring with Blake-like insight the stark and scorched emotional terrain that exists somewhere beyond sadness, addiction, trauma, and spiritual longing. With a body of work that now includes seven albums with the Screaming Trees, eleven acclaimed solo albums, three albums of duets with Belle and Sebastian's Isobel Campbell (including the Mercury Prize-shortlisted Ballad of the Broken Seas), and collaborative albums and singles with the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Moby, Soulsavers, Twilight Singers, and countless others, Mark Lanegan occupies a singular space in rock music. Now, for the first time ever, the reclusive singer presents a comprehensive look at his lyrics, the stories behind them, and the making of his albums" --Inside dust jacket.

The man who carried Cash : Saul Holiff, Johnny Cash, and the making of an American icon

August 3, 2017
Chadwick, Julie, author.
392 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The white coat -- "Showbiz had to be my life" -- When Saul met Johnny -- The singin' storyteller -- Carnegie Hall and June Carter -- "My career is zooming" -- The flames went higher -- One hundred percent top billing -- "Saul, help me!" -- Carrying Cash -- The proposal -- The crash -- Camelot, Nixon, and the fairy tale that wasn't -- From jails to Jesus -- The richest man in the cemetery -- The gospel road -- The wisest man I know -- Cinnamon Hill.
"Before there was Johnny and June, there was Johnny and Saul. But in 1973, at the zenith of Cash's career, Saul quit. Until now, no one knew why."-- From publisher's website.

Maximum volume : the life of Beatles producer George Martin, the early years: 1926-1966

August 3, 2017
Womack, Kenneth, author.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 2017.
xv, 351 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plated : illustrations ; 24 cm
Made in Great Britain -- The big smoke -- A house in St. John's wood -- "Frustration has many fathers" -- An instant friendship -- "I don't like your tie" -- "Liverpool? You're joking!" -- 585 minutes -- Yeah, yeah, yeah! -- El dorado -- A really big shew --The four mop-tops -- Maritn's revenge -- Off the Beatle track -- "Can we have that on the record?" -- Yesterday and today -- Something in the AIR --Plastic soul.

Mozart : the man revealed

August 2, 2017
Suchet, John, 1944- author.
xii, 274 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Originally published: London : Elliott and Thompson Limited, 2016.

Sgt. Pepper at fifty : the mood, the look, the sound, the legacy of the Beatles' great masterpiece

August 1, 2017
McInnerney, Mike, author.
176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"Five decades after it's release in 1967, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band remains a keystone of the Beatles' career -and of popular music as a whole. Regularly cited as the greatest album of all time, it is a record soaked in, and thrillingly evocative of, the sights, sounds, and modd of the sixties at their most joyously psychedelic" --Back cover.

1967 : a complete rock music history of the summer of love

July 26, 2017
Kubernik, Harvey, 1951- author.
264 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Preface: Between the lines -- Prologue: 1966 was (also) a very good year -- 1 January: Aboard the frigate -- 2 February: Hearing a new frequency -- 3 March: The ramifications of involvement -- 4 April: Cool clarity -- 5 May: Sound and vision with a mission -- 6 June: Stax of wax -- 7 July: The rave new world -- 8 August: The realm of the possible -- 9 September: Barefoot in the park -- 10 October: An autumn shade of pale -- 11 November: With appropriate flashbacks -- 12 December: Psychedelic supermarket -- Epilogue: Fifty years on.
During late spring 1967, tens of thousands of young people began streaming into San Francisco, kicking off a counterculture revolution and cultural explosion that was the Summer of Love. Now, on the 50th anniversary of that revolutionary event, acclaimed journalist and pop culture historian Harvey Kubernik takes us on an insider's look at the happenings in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and beyond--in the months leading up to, during, and after that seminal summer--through the lens of rock music. This lush volume features a trove of little-known and previously unpublished interviews with scenemakers and musicians of the time and the people who knew them; psychedelic festival posters, concert flyers, and other 1960s ephemera; and stunning images from acclaimed photographers of the era.

Fearless : the making of post-rock

July 26, 2017
Leech, Jeanette, author.
London : Jawbone Press, 2017.
375 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Proto- -- Bring the noise -- You push a knife into my dreams -- Spirit is everything -- Interested in female vocalists write 1864 Douglas Blvd Louisville, KY 40205 -- Tooled up -- Too bloody-minded -- 1994: the year post-rock broke -- The slow-down -- Vertical flux -- Splitting the root -- Sharks & courtesan -- Badtimes -- Young teams -- Regret, desire, fear, hope -- There's a lot of dust in the air -- The national anthem -- Notes & sources -- Index.
"In 1994, the music critic Simon Reynolds coined a new term: post-rock. It was an attempt to give a narrative to music that used the tools of rock but did something utterly different with it, broadening its scope by fusing elements of punk, dub, electronic music, minimalism, and more into something wholly new. Post-rock is an anti-genre, impossible to fence in. Elevating texture over riff and ambiance over traditional rock hierarchies, its exponents used ideas of space and deconstruction to create music of enormous power. From Slint to Talk Talk, Bark Psychosis to Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Tortoise to Fridge, Mogwai to Sigur Ros, the pioneers of post-rock are unified by an open-minded ambition that has proven hugely influential on everything from mainstream rock records to Hollywood soundtracks and beyond. Drawing on dozens of new interviews and packed full of stories never before told, Fearless explores how the strands of post-rock entwined, frayed, and created one of the most diverse bodies of music ever to huddle under one name" --Inside cover.

Billy Joel : America's piano man

July 24, 2017
Duchan, Joshua S., author.
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
xxxii, 183 pages ; 24 cm.

Roots, radicals and rockers : how skiffle changed the world

July 20, 2017
Bragg, Billy, author.
xv, 431 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

The Ohio Valley Jazz Festival

July 20, 2017
Santangelo, Scott M., author.
Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, [2017]
95 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection has original color pictorial wrappers.
"Cincinnati, Ohio, might have seemed like an unlikely choice to host the nation's largest annual R&B concert, but thanks to local promoter Dino Santangelo, the Ohio Valley Jazz Festival would become the 'Granddaddy of them all.' The first festival was held in 1962 at the Carthage Fairgrounds, but the event would continue to grow--moving to Crosley Field in 1964 and then Riverfront Stadium in 1971--to become the nation's biggest two-day stadium concert. The Ohio Valley Jazz Festival would eventually feature the most popular R&B artists of the day and draw audiences from as far as 500 miles away. The festival pioneered stadium concert production, generated millions for the regional economy, and eased the Greater Cincinnati community's difficult cultural transition throughout the turbulent 1960s and 1970s"--Back cover.

Once upon a time in Shaolin : the untold story of Wu-Tang Clan's million dollar secret album, the devaluation of music, and America's new public enemy no. 1

July 17, 2017
Bozorgmehr, Cyrus, author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2017.
viii, 274 pages ; 22 cm
Reveals how the Wu-Tang Clan secretly recorded a single-copy album before auctioning it for millions to one of the most hated men in America, detailing how they prevented leaks using strategies that reflect present-day views on creative property and music devaluation.

Billie Holiday

July 14, 2017
Sampayo, Carlos, 1943- author.
New York : NBM, [2017]
62 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 31 cm
Based on the life of Billie Holiday the legendary jazz singer.

Queen of bebop : the musical lives of Sarah Vaughan

July 13, 2017
Hayes, Elaine M., author.
x, 419 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I: An artist is born, 1924-1947. "There was no sign of any kind of voice" ; "Ah mon vieux, this chick is groovy!" ; "I'm not singing other people's ideas" ; "The most talked about voice in America" -- Part II: A star is born, 1948-1958. "The girl with the magic voice" ; "She's vaughanderful. She's marvelous" ; "Sarah Vaughan and her Pygmalion" ; "Sarah Vaughan is finally on the way to the pot of gold" ; "The high priestess of jazz" -- Part III: A career is reborn, 1959-1990. "They say you can't teach new tricks to old dogs--so get new dogs!" ; "The no. 1 singer of a decade ago" ; "I'm not a jazz singer. I'm a singer" ; "Here I go again" ; "The Marian Anderson of modern jazz" ; "I'm just coming into my prime" -- Epilogue: "The greatest vocal artist of our century"
An account of the life of the influential jazz singer and civil rights advocate shares insights into her contributions as an African-American artist, drawing on inside sources to discuss her creative process and challenge misperceptions about her character.

So much things to say : the oral history of Bob Marley

July 11, 2017
Steffens, Roger, author, photographer.
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2017]
xxvii, 434 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: the people speak / by Linton Kwesi Johnson -- Where is my mother? -- Trench town rocks -- The Wailers at Studio One -- Good good rudies -- Love and affection -- Rasta shook them up -- Wailers a go wail -- Nine Mile exile -- The JAD years -- Leslie Kong meets the Tuff Gang -- Lee Perry and Jamaican politricks -- Cold cold winters in Sweden and London -- Island's kinky reggae -- Burnin' out in London -- The end of the beginning -- Natty Dread -- Hope Road runnings -- Cindy Breakspeare and the 1975 tour -- Rastaman vibration and fatal reissue -- Ambush in the night -- The CIA and the assassination attempt -- Smile, you're in Jamaica -- Who shot Bob Marley? -- Exodus to London -- Blackwell, Bob and business -- The bloody toe in the Paris match -- The One Love Peace concert -- Babylon by bus from the U.N. to Ethiopia -- Charity and survival -- From the Apollo to Gabon -- Natty mash it inna Zimbabwe -- Uprising -- Madison Square Garden then everything crash -- Dr. Issels and the final days -- Marley's legacy and the Wailers' favorite songs.
Draws on forty years of intimate interviews with band members, family, lovers, and confidants, many speaking publicly for the first time, to offer an oral history depicting the reggae icon's life.

History is our mother: three libretti : Nixon in China, The death of Klinghoffer, The magic flute

July 11, 2017
Goodman, Alice.
New York : New York Review Books, [2017]
xxviii, 202 pages ; 21 cm

Vinyl freak : love letters to a dying medium

July 7, 2017
Corbett, John, 1963- author.
x, 250 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Track one. Formation of a freak -- Track two. "News of my death, greatly exaggerated," quoth the record -- Column one. 2000-2003 -- Philly Joe Jones, Philly Joe Jones -- Paul Gonsalves, Cookin' -- Takashi Furuya with The Freshmen, Fanky drivin' -- Carsten Meinert Kvartet, To you -- Melvin Jackson, Funky skull -- Gloria Coleman Quartet featuring Pola Roberts, Soul Sisters -- Elmo Hope Ensemble, Sounds from Rikers Island -- Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath, Brotherhood -- Morris Grants presents J.U.N.K. -- Tom Stewart, Sextette / Quintette -- Kenny Graham and his Satellites, Moondog and Suncat Suites -- John Coltrane, Cosmic music -- André Hodeir, Jazz et jazz: Jazz experiments; Triple play stereo, Pop + jazz = Swing -- Bill Russo Orchestra, Stereophony -- George Davis Sextet, various acetates -- Staffan Harde, Staffan Harde -- Art Pepper, Chile Pepper -- Jack Wilson, The Jazz Organs -- Craig Harris, Tributes -- Quintet Moderne, The Strange and the commonplace -- A.K. Salim, Afro-soul / Drum orgy -- Tristan Meinecke, Home recordings, 1939-43 -- Chico Hamilton Quintet, Sweet smell of success -- Lehn-Strid, Here there; Klapper-Küchen, Irregular -- Bill Leslie, Diggin' the chicks; Thornel Schwartz with Bill Leslie, Soul cookin?' -- Tony Scott and his buddies, Gypsy -- Herbie Mann, Great ideas of western Mann -- Track three. Freak, not snob -- Column two. 2004-2006 -- Afreaka!, demon fuzz -- Contemporary sound series -- Beaver Harris / Don Pullen 360-degree experience, A Well-kept secret -- Mike Osborne Trio, Border Crossing -- The Three Souls, Dangerous Dan Express -- Steve Lacy, Raps -- Halki Collective, Halki Collective -- The Amram-Barrow Quartet, The Eastern scene -- Charlie Parker acetates -- Tommy "Madman" Jones, A different sound and Just friends -- New York Art Quartet, Mohawk -- Paul Gonsalves / Tubby Hayes, Just friends; Paul Gonsalves All Stars featuring Tubby Hayes, Change of setting -- Anthony Braxton, New York, Fall 1974 -- Herbie Fields Sextet, A night at Kitty's -- Air, 80° below '82 -- Guy Warren with Red Saunders Orchestra, Africa speaks-America answers! -- Barry Altschul, Another time, another place -- The Korean black eyes, "Higher" -- Rufus Jones, Five on eight -- Johnny Shacklett Trio, At the Hoffman House -- The Mad-Hatters, The Mad-Hatters at Midnight -- Klaus Doldinger, Doldinger goes on -- Max Roach, Solos -- Dick Johnson, Most likely ... -- Phil Seamen, The Phil Seamen story -- Paul Smoker Trio, QB -- Khan Jamal, Drumdance to the Motherland; Franz Koglmann, For Franz / Opium -- Track Four. Brand new secondhand : record collector subcultures -- Column Three. 2006-2012 -- Walt Dunn seven-inch singles -- Leonard Feather, The night blooming jazzmen -- Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Modern jazz expressions -- Archie Shepp, Plays the music of James Brown; Cozy Eggleston, Grand slam -- Black Grass, Black grass -- Yoke & Yohs seven-inch 45 -- The Bill Dixon Orchestra, Intents and purposes -- Orchestre Régional de Mopti, Orchestre Régional de Mopti -- The Jihad, Black & beautiful ... Soul & madness -- Milford Graves / Don Pullen, Milford Graves & Don Pullen at Yale University -- Heikki Sarmanto Sextet, Flowers in the water; G.L. Unit, Orangutang! -- Ernie and Emilio Caceres, Ernie & Emilio Caceres -- Maarten Altena, Papa Oewa -- London Experimental Jazz Quartet, Invisible roots -- Sunny Murray, Big chief; Solidarity Unit, Inc., Red, black and green -- Dick Wetmore, Dick Wetmore -- United Front, Path with a Heart -- Joseph Scianni, Man Running -- The residents, the Beatles play the Residents and the Residents play the Beatles -- John Carter / Bobby Bradford Quartet, Flight for Four and Self Determination Music -- Johnny Lytle Trio, Blue Vibes -- Orchid Spangiafora, Flee Pasts Ape Elf -- Noah Howard, Space dimension -- Baikida Carroll, The spoken word -- Randy Weston, Blues -- Charles Bobo Shaw Human Arts Ensemble Çonceré Ntasiah -- Lee "Scratch" Perry, Double-7 -- Eddie Shu / Joe Roland / Wild Bill Davis, New Stars-New Sounds -- Cecil Taylor / Tony Oxley, Ailanthus / Altissima -- Unidentified Kenyan highlife band, seven-inch test pressing -- Track Five. Specialty of the house -- Track Six. Anything can happen Day : Sun Ra, Alton Abraham, and the Taming of the Freak -- Column Four. 2016 -- Le Sun-Ra and his Arkistra, "Saturn"; Tom Prehn Quartet, Axiom -- Track Seven. Run-Off Groove.
From scouring flea markets and eBay to maxing out their credit cards, record collectors will do just about anything to score a long-sought-after album. Music writer, curator, and collector John Corbett burrows deep inside the record fiend's mind, documenting and reflecting on his decades-long love affair with vinyl. Discussing more than 200 rare and out-of-print LPs, Vinyl Freak is composed in part of Corbett's long-running Downbeat magazine column of the same name, which was devoted to records that had not appeared on CD. In other essays where he combines memoir and criticism, Corbett considers the current vinyl boom, explains why vinyl is his preferred medium, profiles collector subcultures, and recounts his adventures assembling the Alton Abraham Sun Ra Archive, an event so all-consuming that he claims it cured his record-collecting addiction. Perfect for vinyl newbies and veteran crate diggers alike, "Vinyl Freak" plumbs the motivations that drive Corbett and collectors everywhere.

I scare myself

June 30, 2017
Hicks, Dan, 1941-2016, author.
237 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
The California kid -- America the beautiful -- In head first -- Sizzlin' Licks -- Tunnel vision -- On music -- The best days / by Kristine McKenna.

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