New Arrivals · Music Books

March 18, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

California dreamin'

March 17, 2017
Bagieu, Pénélope, author, artist.
New York : First Second, 2017.
266 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm.
Originally published in 2015 in French by Gallimard.
"Cass Elliot before the Mamas & the Papas"--Cover
"Before she was the legendary Mama Cass of the folk group The Mamas and the Papas, Ellen Cohen was a teen girl from Baltimore with an incredible voice, incredible confidence, and incredible dreams. She dreamed of being not just a singer but a star. Not just a star--a superstar. So, at the age of nineteen, at the dawn of the sixties, Ellen left her hometown and became Cass Elliot. At her size, Cass was never going to be the kind of girl that record producers wanted on album covers. But she found an unlikely group of co-conspirators, and in their short time together this bizarre and dysfunctional band recorded some of the most memorable songs of their era. Through the whirlwind of drugs, war, love, and music, Cass struggled to keep sight of her dreams, of who she loved, and most importantly who she was."--Jacket.

Never say no to a rock star : in the studio with Dylan, Sinatra, Jagger, and more

March 14, 2017
Berger, Glenn, 1955-
Tucson, AZ : Schaffner Press, [2016]
xx, 287 pages ; 23 cm
Includes discography (pages 283-286)
Prelude. "It was all me" -- Day one: Yes, sir, James Brown! -- The schlepper -- Phil Ramone plucks me from obscurity -- Paul Simon : the superstar -- Bob Dylan's Blood on the tracks : the untold story -- Judy Collins and Arif Mardin : a Turkishly delightful New Years -- Too much too soon : The New York Dolls -- Oddballs and angels : Phoebe Snow -- The freaks, the pricks, and the gems -- The night I didn't have sex with Bette Midler -- Fifty ways to leave your mentor -- "The saddest thing of all" : my thirty minutes with Frank Sinatra -- All that Bob Fosse -- How Paul Shaffer almost got me killed -- The time Mick Jagger sang "Honky tonk women" just for me -- Postlude. It was all them.
"It is 1973 in New York City. A young man is about to embark on his life-changing journey to become apprentice to the legendary recording engineer and producer Phil Ramone at A&R Studios. Join Glenn Berger as he steps into this magical world and takes part in music-making history on sessions with some of the greatest recording artists and rock and roll icons of the 20th century."--Back cover.

Yearbook and directory

March 13, 2017
West Hills Music Club (Cincinnati, Ohio), issuing body.
Cincinnati, Ohio : West Hills Music Club
volumes ; 14-15 cm
Volumes for 1986/87 through 2009/10 lack title. Title appears on 2010/11 directory.
Copies in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room (1986/87-1995/96, 1998/99-2013/14) have original blue printed wrappers.
Includes officers, membership roster, yearly program of musical presentations, and list of past presidents.

How to make it in the new music business : practical tips on building a loyal following and making a living as a musician

March 10, 2017
Herstand, Ari, author.
New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2017]
xviii, 457 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Why music? -- The new industry -- Recording -- The release -- Building a fanbase one fan at a time -- Playing live -- Booking and promotion -- Touring -- How to make real money playing colleges -- Sponsorships and investments -- How to master the Internet -- The new Asking Economy : the difference between asking and begging -- How to get all the royalties you never knew existed (and other business things you need to know) -- How to get music placed in film and television -- Bump everyone else off the cover -- Outro.
"In the last decade, no industry has been through as much upheaval and turmoil as the music industry. If you're looking for quick fame and instant success, you're in the wrong field. It's now a democratic, "DIY" business, and any guide to success in these new waters must be told by someone who's already survived them. Giving today's aspiring musicians the practical tools they need to build and maintain a lifelong career, How to Make It in the New Music Business becomes not only a brilliantly compiled tutorial on how to accomplish specific tasks--routing a tour, negotiating contracts, getting paid for Spotify and Pandora plays, or even licensing music to commercials, film, and television--but also a manifesto that encourages musicians to pave their own path. Written in clear, easy-to-follow chapters, Ari Herstand's necessary and definitive handbook promises to redefine what it means to "make it" in the brave new world of professional music,"--WW Norton.

More songwriters on songwriting

March 10, 2017
Zollo, Paul, 1958- author.
©2016
xiv, 658 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Marjorie Guthrie. On Woody Guthrie -- Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. A bridge built on the blues -- Richard Sherman. Writing songs for Disney -- Jeff Barry. River deep mountain high -- Paul Anka. From "Diana" to "My way" -- Kenny Gamble. Inventing the Philly sound -- Norman Whitfield. Through the grapevine -- Loretta Lynn. Songs from Butcher Holler -- Sheldon Harnick. Of Fiddlers on the roof -- Peter, Paul and Mary. The power of song -- Herbie Hancock. On a journey of jazz -- John Stewart. Daydream believing -- John Sebastian. A Loving Spoonful -- Gene Clark. Still the Byrds -- Stephen Stills. The one you're with -- Paul Simon. Love and hard times -- Ringo Starr. The Beatles and beyond -- Brian Wilson. Beyond the Beach Boys -- Kris Kristofferson. Another word for freedom -- Bernie Taupin. Writing with Elton -- Paul Williams. Only just begun -- Maurice White. Inside Earth, Wind & Fire -- Bryan Ferry. Of Roxy Music -- Elvis Costello. A man out of time -- Joe Jackson. Night and day -- Rickie Lee Jones. Flying with the cowboys -- Daryl Hall. Of Sacred songs -- Patti Smith. Still Dancing barefoot -- Chrissie Hynde. On the chain gang -- John Prine. Mailman of miracles -- Michael Smith. Tulips beneath the snow -- Dave Stewart. Eurythmics and beyond -- Joan Armatrading. Walking under ladders -- Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook. Being Squeeze -- Aimee Mann. On memory lane -- James Taylor. The secret o' songwriting -- Randy Newman. The world isn't fair -- Alice Cooper. Inventing Alice -- Donald Fagen. Being Steely Dan -- Jorge Calderon. On writing with Zevon -- Don McLean. American pie and beyond -- Richard Thompson. Inside the beeswing -- Rob Zombie. Doing the impossible -- Jo Henry. With Blood from stars -- Sia. On a Chandelier -- Matisyahu. Darkness into light.

Between heaven and the real world : my story

March 8, 2017
Chapman, Steven Curtis, author.
Grand Rapids : Revell, 2017.
437 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Carnegie Hall Y'all -- Unresolved Chords -- A Transformed Family -- Showtime! -- A Little Tribute to George -- The Call -- Red Lobster and a Blue Speedo -- Fifty Dollars and a Green Ford Pinto -- The Cool Kids and a Country Boy -- Divorce Is Not an Option -- More to This Life -- It's an Honor Just to Be Nominated -- Tears for Cheers -- Breakdown -- His Strength Is Perfect -- A Road Called Adoption -- Tuesday's Child -- Two Trips to Prison -- God Follower -- The Tattoo -- With Hope -- Never Say Never -- Maria -- Cinderella -- Does God Really Have a Big, Big House? -- The Ladybug That Lost Its Dots -- The Accident -- Clarity -- The Land of the Living -- Waiting and Watching for Beauty to Rise -- Maria's Big House of Hope -- Step by Step -- Together -- New Beginnings -- A Glorious Unfolding.
"Christian music legend Steven Curtis Chapman shares intimate details of his personal journey, his family life, and stories behind some of the most beloved songs of his iconic career,"--NoveList.

This life I live : one man's extraordinary, ordinary life and the woman who changed it forever

March 1, 2017
Feek, Rory Lee, author.
©2017
ix, 252 pages ; 24 cm
Famous for love -- Stronger -- The middle of nowhere -- Trailer trash -- Mama Bare -- A hero's story -- Things that go away -- Uncle Goombah -- Froot loots -- Nashville -- Joining up to sing -- Your first time lasts -- Forgiven greatly -- Marine biology -- From Texas to Tennessee -- Song Righter -- Baggage claim -- Father figure -- Duct-tape parenting -- Self-help was no help -- Die living -- Never gonna happen -- A new family -- Circa 1870 -- Something good -- Farmer boy -- Killing myself -- My name is Joey -- A girl, a dog, and a truck -- Nothing to remember -- Sign language -- The right left hand -- A clean slate -- Crossing our hearts -- Alter call -- Sexual healing -- Honeymooners -- Love doesn't exist -- A green heart -- Changing lives one sip at a time -- Nothing matters -- Money -- Rhymes with Tex -- The name game -- Ten percent -- On the same page -- Baby crazy -- Almond eyes -- Life is complicated -- Fame to farm -- Turn, turn, turn -- Ups and downs -- Hurt people hurt people -- Josephine -- Something worse -- Surgery and more -- No more -- Crying and driving -- Indiana home -- Saying good-bye -- Second guesses -- Life imitating art imitating life.
"Joey Martin and her husband Rory Feek were enjoying a steadily growing fan base in country music when Joey was diagnosed with a rapidly spreading cancer. By inviting so many into the final months of Joey's life as she battled cancer, they captured hearts around the world. In this vulnerable book, Rory takes us into his own challenging life story"-- Provided by publisher.

The skin above my knee : a memoir

February 28, 2017
Butler, Marcia.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
vii, 258 pages ; 25 cm
"Music was everything to Marcia Butler. Growing up in an emotionally desolate home with an abusive father and a distant mother, she devoted herself completely to the discipline and rigor of the oboe and quickly became a young prodigy on the rise in New York City's competitive music scene. But haunted by troubling childhood memories while balancing the challenges of a busy life as a working musician, she succumbed to dangerous men, drugs, and self-destruction. In her darkest moments, Marcia asked the hardest question of all: could music truly save her life?"--Jacket flap.

Instrumental : a memoir of madness, medication, and music

February 27, 2017
Rhodes, James, 1975- author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.
xx, 281 pages ; 22 cm
Prelude -- Track one: Bach, 'Goldberg variations', Aria (Glenn Gould, piano) -- Track two: Prokofiev, Piano concerto no. 2, finale (Evgeny Kissin, piano) -- Track three: Schubert, Piano trio no. 2 in E flat, second movement (Ashkenazy, Zukerman, Harrell trio) -- Track four: Bach-Busoni, Chaconne (James Rhodes, piano) -- Track five: Beethoven, Piano sonata no. 32, op. 111, second movement (Garrick Ohlsson, piano) -- Track six: Scriabin, Piano concerto, last movement (Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano) -- Track seven: Ravel, Piano trio (Vladimir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell) -- Track eight: Shostakovich, Piano concerto no. 2, second movement (Elisabeth Leonskaja, piano) -- Track nine: Bruckner Symphony no. 7, second movement (Herbert von Karajan, conductor) -- Track ten: Liszt, 'Totentanz' (Sergio Tiempo, piano) -- Track eleven: Brahms, 'German requiem', first movement (Herbert von Karajan, conductor) -- Track twelve: Mozart, Symphony no. 41 ('Jupiter'), fourth movement (Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor) -- Track thirteen: Chopin Étude in C major, op. 10/1 (Maurizio Pollini, piano) -- Track fourteen: Chopin, Fantasie in F minor, op. 49 (Krystian Zimerman, piano) -- Track fifteen: Ravel, Piano concerto in G, second movement (Krystian Zimerman, piano) -- Track sixteen: Schumann, 'Geister variations' for piano (Jean-Marc Luisada, piano) -- Track seventeen: Schubert, Sonata no. 20, D959, second movement (Alexander Lonquich, piano) -- Track eighteen: Beethoven, Piano concerto no. 5 ('Emperor'), second movement (Radu Lupu, piano) -- Track nineteen: Rachmaninov, 'Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini' (Zoltán Kocsis, piano) -- Track twenty: Bach, 'Goldberg variations', Aria da capo (Glenn Gould, piano).
James Rhodes' passion for music has been his lifeline--the thread that has held through a life of abuse and turmoil. But whether listening to Rachmaninov on a loop as a traumatized teenager or discovering a Bach adagio while in a hospital ward, he survived his demons by encounters with musical miracles. These--along with a chance encounter with a stranger--inspired him to become the renowned concert pianist he is today. Instrumental is a memoir like no other: unapologetically candid, boldly outspoken, and surprisingly funny--shot through with a mordant wit, even in its darkest moments. It's also an impassioned tribute to the therapeutic powers of music, weaving in fascinating facts about how classical music actually works and about the extraordinary lives of some of the great composers. It explains why and how music has the potential to transform all of our lives. -- from book jacket.

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 : the journey of a new musical to Broadway

February 24, 2017
Malloy, Dave, 1976- author.
©2016.
ix, 208 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm + 1 audio disc (4 3/4 in.).
Presents the annotated script of the musical inspired by Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace," and includes behind-the-scenes photographs, interviews with the cast and crew, and details on the costumes, set design, and lighting.

The beginner's guide to vinyl : how to build, maintain, and experience a music collection in analog

February 23, 2017
Miles, Jenna.
©2017
256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Includes index.
The history of vinyl : how a record is made. Phonautograph ; Phonograph ; Graphophone ; Gramophone ; Commercialization of records : The record labels ; The first record labels (1880s-1930) ; Rpms : recording time and space ; Vinyl record materials ; Unusual, obscure, and creative records -- How records are made. An overview ; Record the sound ; Sound playback ; Creating the lacquer ; Plating ; Test pressings ; Pressing a record ; Vinyl record jackets and artwork -- Turntables 101. Anatomy of a turntable ; Other turntable terminology ; The preamp ; Receiver ; Speakers -- Purchasing a turntable. What are your needs? ; Turntable setup components ; Buying a used or vintage turntable ; Purchasing a new turntable ; Setting up your turntable ; A few don'ts for caring for your turntable ; Cleaning the stylus ; Replacing your cartridge/stylus -- Vinyl collectors' terminology. The plural of vinyl is not vinyls or is It? ; Audiophile ; Remastered ; Mastered from the original source ; Direct metal mastering (DMM) ; Matrix area/Dead WAX ; Record weight ; Etching ; Jacket types ; 2LP, 3LP, 4LP quad LP, double LP, and more! ; Record sleeves ; Old versus new -- Purchasing used records. Examining and inspecting used records ; Grading used records ; Where to buy used vinyl ; Purchasing used vinyl online -- Purchasing new vinyl. New vinyl-specific considerations ; Where to buy new vinyl ; Bootleg records -- Storing records. How to properly handle a record ; Proper methods for storing your collection ; Record sleeves ; Record storage ideas ; Insuring your record collection -- Cleaning and repairing records. Always start with a clean record ; Wet cleaning ; Dry cleaning ; Record-cleaning methods to avoid ; How to fix a warped record ; Fixing scratches on records -- More advanced collecting. You'll find so many records to choose from! ; Different pressings of the same album ; Original and first pressings ; Vinyl reissues ; Vinyl reissues from record labels ; Promotional records ; Test pressings ; Valuable records ; Record store day -- Vinyl and the internet. Exactly how did the internet fuel the vinyl revival? ; Online communities ; Vinyl media and news Online ; Fun sites to visit ; Resourceful websites ; Phone and tablet apps ; Youtube.

The Beatles : all our yesterdays

February 21, 2017
Quinn, Jason, author.
New Dehli : Kalyani Navyug Media, [2016]
145 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Part one. A beginning -- Part two. 1960 -- Part three. 1961 -- Part four. 1962 -- Epilogue.
"The Beatles are the world's most enduring and biggest rock band ever! This is the story of their struggle for success. Taking us through the early days of rock 'n' roll, and their lives in Liverpool during the 1950s, we journey with them to Hamburg as they come of age and through grit, determination and masses of talent became the lads who made the sixties swing!,"--Back cover.

David Bowie : the golden years

February 17, 2017
Griffin, Roger (Writer on music), author.
©2016
463 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 32 cm
A textual and pictorial chronology of David Bowie's music career from 1970 to 1980, adapting materials the author gathered for his website, bowiegoldenyears.com.

Substance : inside New Order

February 9, 2017
Hook, Peter, 1956-
New York, NY : Dey Street, an imprint of William Morrow, [2017]
xiv, 752 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Originally published in Great Britain in 2016 by Simon & Schuster.

Die young with me : a memoir

February 8, 2017
Rufus, Rob, author.
New York : Touchstone Books, 2016.
382 pages ; 22 cm
Unknown road -- My basement life -- Everyone you'll never know -- Shitsville, USA -- Parked cars -- The outline of a heart -- Kids today -- The days just get away from you -- Dead boys -- Die young with me -- Half in/half out -- Staggered rays of color and light -- A/S/L -- Cheap thrills -- Pity tucks -- A sense of an ending -- Skeleton crew -- This nightmare place -- The summer that was -- Prodigal son/weeping saint -- Skin-deep -- The blackest black -- Symptoms of me -- The imprints of angels -- Out of time -- Miracle child.

Hank : the short life and long country road of Hank Williams

February 6, 2017
Ribowsky, Mark, author.
©2017
xxiii, 472 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Part one: 1923-1937. King Hiram ; An American twang ; "Country music ain't nothin' but white people's blues, anyway" ; I got a home in Montgomery -- Part two: 1938-1948. "Don't tell mama" ; Drydock ; "Audrey, get me a bottle" ; "It ain't a funny song" ; Bottle up and go ; From a mean bottle -- Part three: 1948-1950. "Syrup sopper" or "populist poet" ; "The sorriest thing I ever did hear" ; "Never put me on after Hank Williams!" ; Pettin' parties, cigarettes, and gin ; "It's never too country" ; A brand-new recipe -- Part four: 1950-1953. "Don't he kill an audience?" ; "The gun shot four times" ; "Almost a continuous nightmare" ; Hurting from inside ; So far gone ; "I see Jesus comin' down the road" ; "Don't worry about ol' Hank" ; Then came that fateful day.
"Tracing the singular rise of a music legend from the street corners of the Depression-era South to the now-immortal stage of the Grand Ole Opry, and finally to a haunting, lonely end on New Year's Day 1953, Hank uncovers the real man beneath the myths, reintroducing us to an American original whose legacy, like a good night at the honkytonk, promises to carry on and on."--Provided by publisher.

Set your voice free : how to get the singing or speaking voice you want

January 26, 2017
Love, Roger, author.
©2016
xiii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Every time we open our mouths, we have an effect on ourselves and the way others perceive us. The ability to speak clearly and confidently can make or break a presentation, an important meeting, or even a first date. Now, with the advent of Skype, YouTube, podcasting, Vine, and any number of reality talent competitions, your vocal presence has never been more necessary for success or more central to achieving your dreams. Roger Love has over 30 years of experience as one of the world's leading authorities on voice. Making use of the innovative techniques that have worked wonders with his professional clients, Love distills the best of his teaching in SET YOUR VOICE FREE, and shares exercises that will help readers bring emotion, range, and power to the way they speak. This updated edition incorporates what he's learned in the last 15 years as the Internet and talent competitions have completely changed the role your voice plays in your life. These are the new essentials for sounding authentic, persuasive, distinctive, and real in a world that demands nothing less.

The official Vintage guitar magazine price guide.

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.

Set the boy free : the autobiography

January 6, 2017
Marr, Johnny, author.
New York, NY : Dey St., [2016]
ix, 463 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Reprint. Originally published: UK : Century, 2016.
Includes index.
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.

No quarter : the three lives of Jimmy Page

January 5, 2017
Power, Martin, author.
©2016
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.

Forever words : the unknown poems

January 4, 2017
Cash, Johnny, author.
©2016
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.

Lennon on Lennon : conversations with John Lennon

January 4, 2017
Lennon, John, 1940-1980, author.
©2017
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.

Bach's major vocal works : music, drama, liturgy

January 4, 2017
Rathey, Markus, author.
©2016
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.

18 and life on Skid Row

January 3, 2017
Bach, Sebastian, author.
New York, NY : Dey St., [2016]
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.

Prince : chapter and verse : a life in photographs

January 3, 2017
Azhar, Mobeen, author.
New York : Sterling, 2[016]
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.

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