New Arrivals · Music Books

June 27, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Ringo : with a little help

June 26, 2015
Starr, Michael, 1961- author.
Montclair, NJ : Backbeat Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard Corporation, 2015.
xi, 426 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

Allen Klein : the man who bailed out the Beatles, made the Stones, and transformed rock & roll

June 26, 2015
Goodman, Fred.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
xv, 302 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"An Eamon Dolan Book."
Prologue : London, August 1969 -- A foundling's tale -- Allen Klein and company -- Sam Cooke -- The Yiddish invasion -- "People keep asking me if they're morons" -- The King of America -- ABKCO -- A rock 'n' roll circus -- The prize -- With the Beatles -- Mr. Popularity -- Some time in New York City -- A sport and a pastime -- No Sympathy for the devil.
"The story of notorious manager Allen Klein, revealing new, behind-the-scenes details about some of the biggest rock bands in history"-- Provided by publisher.

I am Charlie Wilson

June 25, 2015
Wilson, Charlie, 1953- author.
New York : 37 INK/Atria, 2015.
241 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The "memoir of nine-time Grammy-nominated artist Charlie Wilson, the iconic R&B and funk singer/songwriter/producer--including his recollections of jamming with fellow artists such as Stevie Wonder, Kanye West, and Snoop Dogg"--Dust jacket flap.

World on a string : a musical memoir

June 25, 2015
Pizzarelli, John, author.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2013]
xxii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Lincoln Center."
When I was a little boy -- Rock and roll high school -- Travels with Bucky -- How I met my mother -- Sing, sing, sing -- The king of swing : Benny -- My mother's eggplant -- Raised on radio -- On the road -- Counting my blessings : Loving Rosie -- Come fly with me : My travels with Mr. Sinatra -- Team Dream -- On Broadway -- On the road (again) -- Let me off uptown (but with a stop at 76th and Madison) -- This old guitar -- The long and winding country road : James Taylor and Paul McCartney -- Finale : The best is yet to come.

Camerata : a guide to organizing and directing small choruses

June 24, 2015
Wenk, Arthur, 1943- author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
ix, 170 pages : music ; 25 cm.
What you need to know -- Getting started -- Recruiting singers -- Planning programs -- Rehearsing music -- Publicizing concerts -- Sharing responsibilities -- Financing the operation -- Knowing the law -- Getting better.

Deadheads : stories from fellow artists, friends, and followers of the Grateful Dead

June 24, 2015
Kelly, Linda.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2015]
xxi, 228 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

MusicHound jazz : the essential album guide

June 24, 2015
New York : Schirmer Trade Books, ©1998.
xxiv, 1390 pages : illustrations, ports. ; 24 cm
Originally published: Detroit : Visible Ink Press, 1998.
Includes indexes.
List of sidebars -- Foreword / T.S. Monk -- Introduction / Steve Holtje -- musicHound owner's manual -- Credits -- Acknowledgments -- A -- z guide to jazz acts -- Compilation of albums -- Books, magazines, and newsletters -- Web sites -- Record labels -- Radio stations -- Music festivals -- Five-bone album index -- Band member index -- Producer index -- Roots index -- Category index.

Blood, sweat, and my rock 'n' roll years : is Steve Katz a rock star?

June 19, 2015
Katz, Steve, 1945- author.
ix, 244 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The birth of the blues -- Is this any way to earn a living? -- Mimi -- Blues explosion -- Submarine race watching -- What do I do with all this money? -- You've made me so very happy -- Spinning our wheels -- Living the dream -- Rock 'n' roll animal -- The fifth Beatle -- The suit -- Ashes to ashes.

The first collection of criticism by a living female rock critic

June 15, 2015
Hopper, Jessica.
Chicago, Illinois : Featherproof Books, [2015]
201 pages ; 23 cm.
On spine: "fp14".
"Jessica Hopper's music criticism has earned her a reputation as a firebrand, a keen observer and fearless critic not just of music but the culture around it. With this volume spanning from her punk fanzine roots to her landmark piece on R. Kelly's past, The First Collection leaves no doubt why The New York Times has called Hopper's work "influential." Not merely a selection of two decades of Hopper's most engaging, thoughtful, and humorous writing, this book documents the last 20 years of American music making and the shifting landscape of music consumption. The book journeys through the truths of Riot Grrrl's empowering insurgence, decamps to Gary, IN, on the eve of Michael Jackson's death, explodes the grunge-era mythologies of Nirvana and Courtney Love, and examines emo's rise. Through this vast range of album reviews, essays, columns, interviews, and oral histories, Hopper chronicles what it is to be truly obsessed with music. The pieces in The First Collection send us digging deep into our record collections, searching to re-hear what we loved and hated, makes us reconsider the art, trash, and politics Hopper illuminates, helping us to make sense of what matters to us." -- viewed on May 19, 2015.

Official program.

June 12, 2015
Cincinnati : Robert Clarke & Co., printers
v. : map, music ; 22-26 cm.
Vols. for 1972- issued without title: "Official program."
At head of title: 1873-1954 [Official].

Psychedelic bubble gum : Boyce & Hart, the Monkees, and turning mayhem into miracles

June 12, 2015
Hart, Bobby.
New York : SelectBooks, Inc., [2015]
xiv, 336 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Songwriter, singer, and producer Bobby Hart tells how he and Tommy Boyce created many top hit songs of the sixties and seventies, enabling The Monkees to outsell the Beatles and the Rolling Stones in 1967-68 and Boyce and Hart to become performers and recording artists. He discusses his relationships, political activism, and his religious and spiritual journey"-- Provided by publisher.

Dreams to remember : Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the transformation of Southern soul

June 12, 2015
Ribowsky, Mark.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2015]
xxix, 365 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Son of a preacher man -- Heebie jeebies -- Rockin' Redding -- "It's something called soul" -- "A lousy singer" -- "Wait, we got time for another kid" -- Chops like a wolf -- Turning the knife -- The king of soul -- Just one more day -- Crossing over -- The whole damn body -- Making the white feel black -- "The only son-of-a-gun this side of the sun" -- London calling -- Peace, love, and Otis Redding -- Hard to handle -- "So I guess I'll remain the same" -- Amen.
"A soul icon and the southern music he helped popularize come to life in this moving requiem,"

The music business (explained in plain English) : what every artist and songwriter should know to avoid getting ripped off!

June 11, 2015
Naggar, David.
San Francisco, CA : DaJe Pub., ©2013.
167 pages ; 22 cm
Basics for the artist -- Basics for the songwriter -- Other important basics -- Music, motion pictures, television & multimedia.
An invaluable aid to anyone who feels like they are at the mercy of industry pros. Not only does this book provide practical career-building and money-saving answers for both artists and songwriters, but it is also a must-have deal-making reference guide.

Snakes! Guillotines! Electric chairs! : my adventures in the Alice Cooper group

June 9, 2015
Dunaway, Dennis, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2015.
x, 290 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
"As the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame says: "Before the world heard of KISS, the New York Dolls, Marilyn Manson or Ozzy Osbourne, there was Alice Cooper, the original shock-rock band." When Alice Cooper became the stuff of legend in the early '70s, their shows were monuments of fun and invention. Riding on a string of hits like "I'm 18" and "School's Out," they became America's highest-grossing act, producing four platinum albums and hitting number one on the U.S. and U.K. charts with Billion Dollar Babies in 1973. Their utterly original performance style and look, known as Shock Rock, was swiftly copied by countless bands. Dennis Dunaway, the bassist and co-songwriter for the band, tells a story just as over-the-top crazy as their (in)famous shows. As teenagers in Phoenix, Dennis Dunaway and lead singer Vince Furnier, who would later change his name to Alice Cooper, formed a hard-knuckles band that played prisons, cowboy bars and teen clubs. Their journey took them from Hollywood to the ferocious Detroit music scene, along the way adding new dimensions of rock theater. From struggling for recognition to topping the charts, the Alice Cooper group was entertaining, outrageous, and one-of-a-kind. Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs! is the riveting account of the band's creation in the '60s, strange glory in the '70s, and the legendary characters they met along the way"-- Provided by publisher.

Elvis is king : Costello's My aim is true

June 5, 2015
Crouse, Richard, 1963- author.
126 pages ; 18 cm.
"Pop classics ; 4"--Spine.

Getting started with music production

June 4, 2015
Willey, Robert.
Milwaukee, WI : Hal Leonard Books, 2015.
xvii, 159 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Input -- Volume -- Mixing with volume -- Editing -- Tone -- Ambience -- Mix session : pop and rock -- Mix session : funk/soul -- Mix session : bossa nova -- Mix session : electronics -- Setting up your studio -- Digital audio.

Your band sucks : what I saw at indie rock's failed revolution (but can no longer hear)

June 3, 2015
Fine, Jon, author.
New York, New York : Viking, [2015]
xviii, 302 pages ; 25 cm
"Jon Fine spent nearly thirty years performing and recording with bands that played various forms of aggressive and challenging underground rock music, and, as he writes in this memoir, at no point were any of those bands 'ever threatened, even distantly, by actual fame.' Yet when members of his first band, Bitch Magnet, reunited after twenty-one years to tour ... diehard longtime fans traveled from far and wide to attend those shows, despite creeping middle-age obligations of parenthood and 9-to-5 jobs, testament to the remarkable staying power of the indie culture that the bands predating the likes of Bitch Magnet--among them Black Flag, Mission of Burma, and Sonic Youth --willed into existence through sheer determination and a shared disdain for the mediocrity of contemporary popular music"

Cincinnati Boychoir : the first 50 years

June 1, 2015
Doane, Kathleen, author.
77 pages : chiefly color illustrations, music ; 28 cm
Forward by Christopher Eanes, artistic director.
"50th anniversary, CincinnatiBoychoir, 1965-2015"--Back cover.
"For the past 50 years, thousands of boys have been a part of the Cincinnati Boychoir, proving performance after performance that singing is a powerful motivation to succeed. And succeed they have, winning praise on stages throughout the world. They are, by musical reputation, one of the best."--Back cover.

Wurlitzer of Cincinnati : the name that means music to millions

May 20, 2015
Palkovic, Mark, author.
Charleston, SC : History Press, 2015.
206 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Rudolph Wurlitzer -- How the business began -- The Farny family -- The marriage of Rudolph and Leonie -- The artist Henry Farny -- The second generation -- The sons enter the business -- Transitions -- The Wurlitzer factories -- The Wurlitzer retail stores -- Automatic musical instruments -- The mighty Wurlitzer -- Pianos and harps -- Jukeboxes -- Other Wurlitzer products.
"Established in Cincinnati in 1856 by German immigrant Franz Rudolph Wurlitzer, the music dealer became the largest outlet for band instruments in the United States by 1865. During the silent film era in the early twentieth century, Wurlitzer manufactured nearly 2,250 theater organs, affectionately dubbed Mighty Wurlitzers. Many of these instruments still provide concert music today. During the Big Band era of the 1930s to 1950s, the company's colorful coin-operated jukeboxes were such popular fixtures in bars and dance halls that the U.S. Postal Service honored them with a commemorative stamp. Although the company was sold in 1988, the Wurlitzer name continues to be held in high esteem by the city of Cincinnati."--Provided by publisher.

After the dance : my life with Marvin Gaye

May 20, 2015
Gaye, Jan, author.
viii, 290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
A "cautionary tale about the ecstasy and dangers of loving Marvin Gaye, a performer passionately pursued by all--and a searing memoir of drugs, sex, and old school R&B from the wife of [the] legendary soul icon"

Morrissey FAQ : all that's left to know about the Pope of Mope

May 15, 2015
McKinney, D., author.
Montclair, New Jersey : Backbeat Books, 2015.
xix, 366 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Guitar world presents metal guitar lessons.

May 15, 2015
Milwaukee, WI : Hal Leonard Corporation, [2015]
159 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
"More than 75 instructional guitar columns from some of the world's most respected six-string heavy metal titans, including Zakk Wylde, Tony Iommi, Dave Mustaine, Kirk Hammett, and more!"--Cover.

Super Mario Bros.

May 15, 2015
Schartmann, Andrew.
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.
146 pages : illustrations, music ; 17 cm.
Contexts. An unlikely hero is born ; Mario grows up ; Kondo's compositional philosophy ; Kondo's instruments -- Music. Overworlds and underworlds ; The "underwater waltz" ; Bowser's "castle" theme & other endings ; Sound effects.

Fresh fruit for rotting vegetables

May 15, 2015
Foley, Michael S., author.
New York ; London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.
177 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm.
I don't need this fucking world -- Mellow out or you will pay -- The sun beams down on a brand new day -- It's time to taste what you most fear -- There's no way like the American way.

Ode to Billie Joe

May 15, 2015
Murtha, Tara, author.
New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.
xv, 142 pages : illustrations ; c 17 cm.
Foreword / by Jill Sobule -- Out of a swamp fog -- Where is Bobbie Gentry? -- The Bobbiebilia -- Chickasaw County child -- Becoming Bobbie Gentry -- "Produced by Kelly Gordon and Bobby Paris" -- The summer of "Ode to Billie Joe" -- Capitol Pre-orders five times as many records as Meet the Beatles -- The Capitol years -- Viva Las Vegas -- What the song didn't tell you, the movie will -- So I'm packin' up and I'm checking out.

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