New Arrivals · Music Books

May 27, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The new Bach reader : a life of Johann Sebastian Bach in letters and documents

May 26, 2016
New York : W.W. Norton, ©1999.
liv, 551 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Rev. and enl. ed. of: The Bach reader. Rev. ed. 1966.
Johann Sebastian Bach : a portrait in outline -- Bach's life in his own writings and other documents -- Early biographical documents on Bach -- Bach as viewed by his contemporaries -- Bach in the second half of the Eighteenth Century -- Forkel's biography of Bach (1802/1820) -- Bach in the Romantic era -- Appendix : Money and living costs in Bach's time.
Through hundreds of letters, family papers, anecdotes, and records, the Bach Reader established a new approach to biography by offering original documents in impeccable translations. In The New Bach Reader, Christoph Wolff has incorporated numerous facsimiles and added many newly discovered items, reflecting the current state of scholarship about the composer's life and music. The readings in this volume provide an accurate and vivid picture of Bach's world and of his far-reaching influence.

George Hamlin, American singer, 1868-1923: a resumé of his career

December 18, 2016
Trott, Josephine, 1874-1950.
Denver : Printed by Nelson, 1925.
53 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

Woody Guthrie and the dust bowl ballads

May 24, 2016
Hayes, Nick (Illustrator), author, artist.
New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm

Music 4.1 : a survival guide for making music in the Internet age

May 20, 2016
Owsinski, Bobby, author.
Montclair : Hal Leonard Books, 2016.
xviii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The life stages of the music industry -- How the music world has changed -- The new music industry -- The new masters of the domain -- The new marketing : part 1 -- The new marketing : part 2 -- Marketing with social media -- Social media management -- Making money in today's music world -- The new distribution -- The new publishing paradigm -- When music is your product -- Monetizing video views -- The music 4.1 rules for survival -- Living in music 4.1.

How to listen to jazz

May 17, 2016
Gioia, Ted.
New York : Basic Books, [2016]
xiv, 253 pages ; 22 cm

Porcelain : a memoir

May 16, 2016
Moby, author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2016.
406 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Parking lot, 1976. The future -- Dirty Mecca, 1989-1990. One hundred square feet ; Vegan cookies ; Night moves ; Hands in the air ; Garbage-filled shaftway ; Goat-skin bucket ; Tic-tac-toe with a chicken ; L train conductor ; Orange sodium light ; Quarters on needles ; Bloody skateboard wheels ; Wet socks on the radiator ; Smeared black magic marker -- Moby Go!, 1990-1992. Yams ; Crossed arms ; Silver radio ; Black lacquer ; Baby food ; Giant loop of keys ; Thin gray curtains ; Brown floral bedspread ; Lights through the trees ; Yellow hard hat ; Trillions of miles -- Distortion, 1992-1995. Beanbag chairs ; Plywood dance floor ; Sunburn ; Monochromatic strobes ; Juniper bush ; Biology textbook ; Dental floss ; Lemon zinger ; Cracks between the floorboards ; Dust motes ; Snakes in cages -- Alcohol enthusiast, 1995-1997. Thousands of leather jackets ; A mullet the size of a poodle ; Neon-green muppet monster fur ; Ants and thumbnails ; PVC bodysuit ; Rose-colored lights ; Wet sweater ; Sugarcane fields ; Acoustic foam ; Cheetos on the casino floor ; Orange jacket ; Condensation on freezing glass ; Dark water ; Eighteen inches of mud ; Stagnant green water -- The rave's progress, 1997-1999. Oak trees ; Wedding reception ; Rain on the skylights ; Windowless bedroom ; Chair with cigarette burns ; Melting pools of snow ; Beige Camry.
From Moby, one of the most interesting and iconic musicians of our time, comes a piercingly tender, funny, and harrowing account of the path from suburban poverty and alienation to a life of beauty, squalor, and unlikely success. It's about making it, losing it, loving it, and hating it. It's about finding your people, your place, thinking you've lost them both, and then, somehow, when you think it's over, from a place of well-earned despair, creating a masterpiece. -- adapted from book jacket.

Prince : an artist's life, 1958-2016

May 13, 2016
New York, NY : Time Books, an imprint of Time Inc. Books, [2016]
95 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Parts of this edition were published previously by Time and Entertainment weekly.
"This commemorative edition combines classic and rarely seen photographs and text from the Time Inc. archives, as well as the story behind the movie Purple Rain; a look inside Prince’s famed home and studio, Paisley Park; his unprecedented approach to the zbusiness of Princey; exclusive tributes from Sheila E., Seal and Lenny Kravitz; and a rundown of 25 essential Prince songs plus a handful of lesser-known gems."

Your favorite band is killing me : what pop music rivalries reveal about the meaning of life

May 12, 2016
Hyden, Steven, author.
New York : Back Bay Books : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
x, 294 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Don't believe the truth (Oasis vs. Blur) -- Bruce dreams (Nirvana vs. Pearl Jam) -- A quirky theory about quirk theory (Prince vs. Michael Jackson) -- Gorilla meets gorilla (White Stripes vs. Black Keys) -- We crash into each other just so we can feel something (Taylor Swift vs. Kanye West) -- We finally talk about Beatles vs. Stones -- Right to the ways and the rules of the world (Eric Clapton vs. Jimi Hendrix) -- The Pope > Robin Thicke (Sinead O'Connor vs. Miley Cyrus) -- Competing with yourself and losing (Roger Waters vs. the rest of Pink Floyd) -- Why does the thunder pass me by? (A short history of unfought celebrity boxing matches, starring Axl Rose and Vince Neil with cameos by Scott Stapp, Fred Durst, Kid Rock, Tommy Lee, Kurt Cobain, DMX, and George Zimmerman) -- Geek USA (Smashing Pumpkins vs. Pavement) -- A tour of three ultimatum prison cells (Dr. Dre vs. Eazy-E; Dave Mustaine vs. Metallica; David Lee Roth vs. the Van Halen brothers) -- Everyone must stand alone (Madonna vs. Cyndi Lauper and Britney Spears vs. Christina Aguilera) -- Heritage, not hate (Neil Young vs. Lynyrd Skynyrd) -- You're nobody (till somebody kills you) (Biggie vs. Tupac) -- Actual otter (Toby Keith vs. the Dixie Chicks).

Dave Grohl : times like his : Foo Fighters, Nirvana & other misadventures

May 12, 2016
James, Martin (Music journalist), author.
351 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 20 cm.
First published in 2003.
Introduction -- From Freak Baby to Fumble -- MTV meltdown : selling punk to the masses -- Reclaiming punk from the MTV masses -- Alone and an easy target -- What have we done with innocence? -- There is nothing left to lose -- Done, done, and then I'm on to the next one -- Looking for relief in your miserable life? -- Always was the lucky one -- What if I say I'm not like the others? -- Deserve the future -- These are my famous last words -- If I were me -- In the clear.
Fully updated edition of the bestselling and first biography on one of modern rock s most influential figures. The Foo Fighters emerged from the morass of suicide and potent musical legacy that was Nirvana to establish themselves against all odds as one of the most popular rock bands in the world. Deflecting early critical disdain, Dave Grohl has single-handedly reinvented himself and cemented his place in the rock pantheon. This is his story, from his pre Nirvana days in hardcore band Scream to his current festival conquering status as a Grammy winning, platinum selling grunge legend reborn. Across the entire body of Foo Fighters albums, the whole sordid yet legendary Nirvana tale, the pre-history in the nascent Seattle scene and right up to date via Grohl s flirtations with bands such as Queens of the Stone Age and his mega-band side-project Them Crooked Vultures, this is an utterly comprehensive and insightful chronicle of Dave Grohl s remarkable life. Drawing on new interviews with key figures in the Grohl story, this definitive biography of one of modern rock s most influential figures is now updated to include the world conquering double album In Your Honour, the multi platinum opus Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace and their latest 2011 album which marks a return to high voltage rock and sees Grohl reunited with Nirvana producer Butch Vig.


May 11, 2016
Lecrae (Musician), author.
xi, 212 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Red Carpet Treatment -- Daddy Issues -- Nowhere To Run -- A Fragmented Life -- Lost Man On Campus -- Take Me As I Am -- Who Am I Foolin'? -- Welcome To Rehab -- Confessions Of A Christian Rapper -- Memphis Moment -- Kicking Down Hell's Door -- The Outsiders -- God's Poetry -- Acknowledgments -- About Lecrae -- Notes.
Two-time Grammy winning rap artist, Lecrae, learned the lesson "if you live for people's acceptance, you'll die from their rejection" through more than his share of adversity--childhood abuse, drugs and alcoholism, a stint in rehab, an abortion, and an unsuccessful suicide attempt. Along the way, Lecrae attained an unwavering faith in Jesus and began looking to God for affirmation. Now as a chart-topping industry anomaly, he has learned to ignore the haters and make peace with his craft. The rap artist holds nothing back as he divulges the most sensitive details of his life, answers his critics, shares intimate handwritten journal entries, and powerfully models how to be a Christian in a secular age.

Sounds and sweet airs : the forgotten women of classical music

May 11, 2016
Beer, Anna R., 1964- author.
London : Oneworld Publications, 2016.
xi, 368 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Notes from the silence -- Caccini -- Strozzi -- Jacquet de la Guerre -- Martines -- Hensel -- Schumann -- Boulanger -- Maconchy -- Endnote.
Sounds and Sweet Airs reveals the hidden stories of eight remarkable female composers, taking the reader on a journey from seventeenth-century Medici Florence to London in the Blitz.

The sun & the moon & the Rolling Stones

May 10, 2016
Cohen, Rich.
New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2016]
x, 381 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Rich Cohen enters the Stones epic as a young journalist on the road with the band and quickly falls under their sway; privy to the jokes, the camaraderie, the bitchiness, the hard living. Inspired by a lifelong appreciation of the music that borders on obsession, Cohen's chronicle of the band is informed by the rigorous views of a kid who grew up on the music and for whom the Stones will always be the greatest rock and roll band of all time.

My life with Wagner : fairies, rings, and redemption : exploring opera's most enigmatic composer

May 9, 2016
Thielemann, Christian, 1959- author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.
xiv, 267 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm
Translated from German: Mein leben mit Wagner. München : C.H. Beck, 2012.
Reprint. Originally published in English: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2015.

Go big or go home : the journey toward the dream

May 9, 2016
McCreery, Scotty, 1993- author.
Grand Rapids, MI : Zondervan, 2016.
254 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Go Big or Go Home is the story of a kid with country songs in his soul. The special thing with Scotty McCreery, however, is that he has this God-given ability to sing those tunes the exact way they should be sung. Daring to enter the limelight at such a young age, Scotty finds himself embraced by the nation, and even overseas, as he competes on "American Idol". This is his journey from his North Carolina roots to winning America's most popular singing competition and launching a musical career he had always dreamt about.

Lobotomy : surviving the Ramones

May 9, 2016
Ramone, Dee Dee, author.
xvii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
pt. I. Childhood -- Deutschland Deutschland über alles -- The summer of hate -- Teenage runaway -- pt. II. Blitzkrieg bop! -- Forbidden fruit -- The boy met Johnny -- Home is where hell is -- Take it! -- Connie -- pt. III. Ramones leave home -- Rock and roll star -- It's alive! -- High school confidential -- End of the century -- Chicken Beak Boy -- pt. IV. Road to ruin -- One for the road -- Hard pressed -- Psycho therapy -- Los Ramones -- Endless bummer -- Heart of poison -- Connie: part two -- Alligator Alley -- Happy family -- End of the road -- Back to the village -- pt. V. Survivor -- Paris -- The liquid concentration camp -- Westbourne Park -- Cold turkey at the Chelsea Hotel -- The Blues -- Buenos Aires -- Holland -- Mechelen -- Epilogue: Argentinian farewell.

The complete Pink Floyd : [the ultimate reference]

May 6, 2016
Povey, Glenn, author.
446 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Subtitle from cover.
"Illustrated with rare photographs and magnificent items of memorabilia, The complete Pink Floyd contains biographical accounts of the bandmembers' collective and individual careers, as well as previously unpublished insights into the band's recordings at the famous Abbey Road Studios"--Back cover.

The ultimate guide to great reggae : the complete story of reggae told through its greatest songs, famous and forgotton

May 2, 2016
Garnice, Michael, 1959-
Bristol, CT : Equinox Publishing Ltd., 2014.
vi, 604 pages ; 24 cm

Key change : new musicals for young audiences

May 2, 2016
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2016]
xii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Tale of a West Texas marsupial girl / Lisa D'Amour ; music by Sxip Shirey -- Madeline and the gypsies / Barry Kornhauser ; music by Michael Koerner ; based on the book by Ludwig Bemelmans -- Buccaneers! / Liz Duffy Adams ; music by Ellen Maddow -- A year with frog and toad / Willie Reale ; music by Robert Reale ; based on the books by Arnold Lobel.

Paul McCartney : the life

April 28, 2016
Norman, Philip, 1943- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
853 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.

The complete singer-songwriter : a troubadour's guide to writing, performing, recording and business

April 27, 2016
Rodgers, Jeffrey Pepper, 1964- author.
Milwaukee, WI : Backbeat Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard Corporation, [2016]
xi, 236 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"HL00145576"--Back cover.
First verse. Love and theft -- The myth of perfection -- Fact and fiction -- In search of style -- Commercial considerations -- Starting points. Fishing for ideas -- Songwriting tools -- Free writing -- Songwriting games -- Song form. Parts of a song -- Using rhyme -- Understanding chord progressions. Songwriting by number -- Progressions in major keys -- Progressions in minor keys -- Simple substitutions -- Blues/rock changes -- On the drawing board. The editing process -- Collaborating -- Onstage. Getting ready to perform -- Finding venues -- Gear matters -- Booking basics -- Agents and helpers -- In the studio. Getting ready to record -- Home vs. Studio recording -- Engineering and producing -- Making tracks -- The label connection -- Taking care of business. Copyrighting your songs -- Tapping into the public domain -- Music publishings basics -- Digital royalties -- Surviving and thriving in the DIY age.
The Complete Singer-Songwriter is the ultimate guide for the modern performer, chock-full of tips, tools, and inspiration for both aspiring troubadours and those looking to take their craft and career to the next level. Author Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers draws on firsthand interviews with songwriting legends and rising stars; expert advice from managers, agents, lawyers, and publishers; and his own experiences as a performing songwriter. He offers this invaluable companion for singer-songwriters on their journey from idea to song to the stage, studio, and beyond.

Under the big black sun : a personal history of LA punk

April 27, 2016
xxii, 277 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Under the Big Black Sun explores the nascent Los Angeles punk rock movement and its evolution to hardcore punk as it's never been told before. Authors John Doe and Tom DeSavia have woven together an enthralling story of the legendary west coast scene from 1977-1982 by enlisting the voices of people who were there. The book shares chapter-length tales from the authors along with personal essays from famous (and infamous) players in the scene.

The art of singing onstage and in the studio : understanding the psychology, relationships, and technology in performing and recording

April 26, 2016
Hamady, Jennifer, author.
Montclair : Hal Leonard Books, 2016.
vii, 181 pages ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Goldmine standard catalog of American records.

April 18, 2016
Iola, WI : Krause Publications,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for 1st ed. (1998)-<5th ed. (2006)> contain listings of 45 rpm singles, LPs, extended play 7-inch singles, and 12-inch singles plus picture sleeves and promotional items for artists whose first record was released in the U.S. from 1950 to 1975 ; <7th ed. (2010)>- contain listings for artists whose first record was released in the U.S. from 1948-1991.

Old records never die : one man's quest for his vinyl and his past

April 14, 2016
Spitznagel, Eric, author.
xiii, 274 pages ; 21 cm

Blowin' up : rap dreams in South Central

April 14, 2016
Lee, Jooyoung, 1980- author.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
xiii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Preface: Down Crenshaw Boulevard -- Introduction: rap dreams and existential urgency -- Becoming rappers -- Growing up in gangland -- Masters of ceremony -- Freestyle -- Battle -- Trying to blow up -- Cautionary tales -- Almost famous -- Ditching the day job -- Gang violence and dreams derailed -- Conclusion: nurturing the creative lives of young black men -- Shout outs -- Methods appendix: videos in ethnography.

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