New Arrivals · Music Books

August 30, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Hip hop family tree

August 29, 2014
Piskor, Ed.
Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics Books, 2014-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 33 cm.
v. 1. 1970s-1981 -- v. 2. 1981-1983

Death punch'd : surviving Five Finger Death Punch's metal mayhem

August 29, 2014
Spencer, Jeremy, 1973- author.
New York : It Books, 2014.
vii, 291 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

Benson : the autobiography

August 28, 2014
Benson, George, 1943- author.
©2014
xvii, 222 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm
The steel city -- Little Georgie goes to New York -- Those doo-wop sounds -- Interlude #1. A quick tour of Pittsburgh -- Brother Jack -- Interlude #2. Catching the early Trane -- Discovered -- Playing with Verve ... and Miles ... and A&M -- Interlude #3. Miles ahead and Miles beyond -- The sound of the seventies -- Interlude #4. Chops vs. vibes -- From Breezin' to Broadway and beyond -- Final interlude -- I keep going.

The beat of my own drum : a memoir

August 27, 2014
E., Sheila (Escovedo), 1959-
New York : Atria Books, 2014.
xiii, 321 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
The singer, drummer, and percussionist traces her career through four decades of Latin and pop music, sharing details from her tours with fellow artists and her solo career while revealing how her faith has helped her heal from sexual abuse.

Cold sweat : my father James Brown and me

August 25, 2014
Brown, Yamma, author.
Chicago : Chicago Review Press, [2014].
202 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Being the child of a global superstar is never easy, but being the daughter of the "Hardest Working Man in Show Business"--that's a category unto itself. Like every little girl, Yamma Brown wanted her father's attention, but fame, drugs, jail, and the complicated women in James Brown's life set the stage for an uncommon childhood. She got caught in the same trap as her mother, doing things in her adult life and troubled marriage that, as a child, she'd promised herself she'd never do. The struggles she went through, both as a child and as an adult, make for a gripping read and, in the end, a profound examination of the nature of celebrity, violence, and survival. Though packed with celebrity appearances ranging from Michael Jackson to Al Sharpton, Cold Sweat ultimately focuses on an everyday issue faced by millions of women--domestic violence--and in this book Yamma faces it in an honest and powerfully moving way"-- Provided by publisher.

The history of rock 'n' roll in ten songs

August 25, 2014
Marcus, Greil.
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2014]
307 pages ; 24 cm
Shake some action: 1976 -- Transmission: 2007/1979/2010 -- In the still of the nite: 1956/1959/2010 -- All I could do was cry: 2013/1960/2008 -- Crying, waiting, hoping: 1959/1969 -- Another history of rock 'n' roll -- Money (that's what I want): 1959/1963 and Money changes everything: 1978/1983/2008/2005 -- This magic moment: 2007/1959 -- Guitar drag: 2006/2000 -- To know him is to love him: 1958/2006.

Joni Mitchell : in her own words

August 25, 2014
Mitchell, Joni.
©2014
xxv, 259 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

Beatleness : how the Beatles and their fans remade the world

August 25, 2014
Leonard, Candy.
New York : Arcade Publishing, [2014]
xxiv, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

Judy Garland on Judy Garland : interviews and encounters

August 21, 2014
Garland, Judy.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2014].
xxiv, 456 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Elvis and Ginger

August 21, 2014
Alden, Ginger.
New York, NY : Ace Books, 2014.
xiv, 383 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm

Highway 61 : crossroads on the blues highway

August 13, 2014
Bright, Derek, author.
Stroud : The History Press, [2014].
192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 x 26 cm.
Down on the killing floor: Chicago -- Lord, sixty one highway: Joliet to Rock Island -- Down to St. Louis: St. Louis -- Big train goes to Memphis: Memphis -- Casinos and cotton: Walls to Robinsonville -- Pass the biscuits-- it's King Biscuit time: Helena -- Juke joints, shacks and BBQ: Clarksdale -- The ghosts of Emmett Till: Tutwiler to Greenville -- Beyond catfish row: Vicksburg to Natchez -- Carry me down on Rampart Street: New Orleans.

A tempo.

August 12, 2014
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
[Cincinnati, Ohio : Cincinnati Conservatory of Music]
v. : ill., ports. ; 29 cm.

Ball's manual of Gretsch guitars : 1950s

August 12, 2014
Ball, Edward, 1966- author.
©2014
136 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
History of Gretsch serial numbers -- Primary features : 1950s -- 1950s model line -- 1950s gallery -- Gretsch production history : 1950s.
"The ultimate go-to book for information about vintage Gretsch guitars of the 1950s...supported by compelling photography and an extensive, batch-by-batch recreation of the Gretsch Brooklyn factory's lost production history."--Jacket flap.

Elvis has left the building : the death of the king and the rise of punk rock

August 6, 2014
Jones, Dylan, 1960- author.
New York ; London : Overlook Duckworth, 2014.
307 pages ; 23 cm

George Clinton & the cosmic odyssey of the P-Funk Empire

August 6, 2014
Needs, Kris, author.
©2014.
352 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm

GarageBand

August 6, 2014
Plummer, Mary, author.
[Berkeley, California] : Peachpit Press, [2015]
xvi, 316 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
"Apple certified."

Who did it first? : great rock and roll cover songs and their original artists

August 6, 2014
Leszczak, Bob, 1959-
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
xxviii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

AC/DC's Highway to hell

August 5, 2014
Bonomo, Joe, 1966-
New York : Continuum, 2010.
ix, 131 p. : ill. ; 17 cm.
First chord -- Second chord -- Third chord.

Achtung baby : meditations on love in the shadow of the Fall

August 5, 2014
Catanzarite, Stephen.
New York : Continuum, 2007.
xvi, 110 p. ; 17 cm.
Straight outta Eden -- Subterranean lovesick blues -- A word from our sponsor -- Things fall apart -- Towering babble -- Fear of woman -- There is a light that never goes out.

Use your illusion I and II

August 5, 2014
Weisbard, Eric.
New York : Continuum, 2007.
125 p. ; 17 cm.
Sunset Boulevard : the metal years -- UYI and I -- Suck on that -- Before and after -- Get in the ring.

The Who sell out

August 5, 2014
Dougan, John M., 1954-
New York : Continuum, 2006.
131 p. ; 17 cm.
I'm a boy -- This is tomorrow -- Pop art music -- Tonite let's all make love in London -- Educate, inform, and entertain -- We want the airwaves, baby -- The highly successful sound of wonderful Radio London -- Running the pirates aground -- Meanwhile, back in the States -- Jaguar and Coca-Cola -- Disgusting, unsuitable for children -- Genius, masterpiece-- failure.
Explores the making of the Who's third album within the context of Britain's culture in the 1960s.

Born in the U.S.A.

August 5, 2014
Himes, Geoffrey.
New York : Continuum, 2005.
144 p. ; 17 cm.
Nowhere to run -- Laughing thinking -- Three-minute record -- Trying to write this book -- Dance down at the union hall.

Glow : the autobiography of Rick James

August 4, 2014
James, Rick, 1948-2004, author.
New York : Atria Books, 2014.
342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"Hitmaker, singer, innovator, producer, award-winning pioneer in the fusion of funk groove and rock, the late Rick James collaborated with go-to music biographer David Ritz, in this wildly entertaining and profound expression of a rock star's life and soul"-- Provided by publisher.

Aja

August 4, 2014
Breithaupt, Don.
New York : Continuum, 2007.
viii, 130 p. ; 17 cm.
This one's for real : introduction -- Blueprint blue : context -- Heard this one before : influences -- This is the day : seventies -- Throw out the hardware : production -- Like a Roman : words -- Get to bendin' my ear : harmony -- Book of numbers : sidemen -- Angular banjoes : guitar -- Talk it out till daylight : process -- Somebody else's favorite song : FM (no static at all) -- You know how to hustle : fallout -- Those of my kind : historical moment -- Lay down the law and break it : conclusion.

Listen out loud : a life in music--managing McCartney, Madonna, and Michael Jackson

August 4, 2014
Weisner, Ron author.
Guilford, CT : Lyons Press, 2014.
xi, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Buddah -- Sports -- Knight -- Mayfield -- Withers -- Sha Na Na -- The Jacksons -- Michael -- Madonna -- Winwood -- McCartney -- Production -- Epilogue : Music biz 101.

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