New Arrivals · Music Books

May 19, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Pulse of the people : political rap music and black politics

May 18, 2018
Bonnette, Lakeyta M. (Lakeyta Monique), 1981- author.
219 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction : Watch for the hook -- Behind the music : Black political attitudes and rap music -- Music and political resistance : The cultural foundation of black politics -- It's bigger than hip-hop : Rap music and black nationalism -- Beyond the music : Black feminism and rap music -- the future of politics : The implications of rap music and political attitudes -- Conclusion : It's still bigger than hip-hop : The future of rap and politics.
"Pulse of the People lays a foundation for the study of political rap music and public opinion research and demonstrates ways in which political attitudes asserted in the music have been transformed into direct action and behavior of constitutents"--Jacket.

Fanfare Cincinnati.

May 17, 2018
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.

Twilight of the gods : a journey to the end of classic rock

May 16, 2018
Hyden, Steven, 1977- author.
305 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Side 1: "The hero is born and learns about the world...". Track 1: "The song is over" -- Track 2: "Welcome to the machine" -- Track 3: "Rock and roll"-- Track 4: "I know there's an answer" -- Side 2: "The hero meets the spirit guides who will point him toward greatness...". Track 5: "Bob Dylan's dream" -- Track 6: "Hello there" (Live at Budokan) -- Track 7: "My love will not let you down" -- Track 8: "Turn the page" -- Track 9: "Draw the line" -- Side 3: "The hero is corrupted...". Track 10: "Mr. Crowley" -- Track 11: "So bad" -- Track 12: "Dog eat dog" -- Track 13: "Keep on loving you" -- Track 14: "You can't always get what you want" -- Track 15: "Rock is dead" -- Side 4: "The hero discovers the meaning of life, transcending death, and finding god...". Track 16: "You enjoy myself" -- Track 17: "Junior dad" -- Track 18: "Pressing on" -- Track 19: "Death don't have no mercy".
By mixing personal memoir, criticism, and journalism, Hyden explores the ways that classic rock changed the culture -- how it established the album as music's answer to the novel, and rock concerts as the secular equivalent to church -- and asks whether any of these signposts can endure. He investigates the rise and fall of classic rock radio and determines whether the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is telling the right version of Rock history. He revisits favorite live bootlegs, rereads all the great tell-all rock biographies, and excavates deep down into the liner notes of rock's greatest masterpieces to explain what we can all learn from rock gods and their music.

On the road & off the record with Leonard Bernstein : my years with the exasperating genius

May 15, 2018
Harmon, Charlie, author.
xi, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The ad under "M" -- Indiana bound -- The rebbe in wolf's clothing -- The cabin fever ward -- Composers, conductors, a celebrated cellist, and a charred cork -- "Chich" and a concussion -- What universe is this? -- On your mark -- The maestro dines out -- At home in the parallel universe -- Princess Margaret can't go shopping -- Speaking Hebrew in only one lesson -- Souvenirs picked up on the road -- A touchy situation -- A day for distraction -- Far from Tanglewood -- "People like me for what I do, not for who I am" -- Name the nine muses! -- What takes nine months to gestate? -- The two (other) women in Leonard Bernstein's life -- A quiet place in a noisy, noisy world -- Houston "grand" opera -- The restorative greens of Tanglewood -- Bi-coastal blues -- "Why do I have to work so hard?" -- How pleads the defendant? -- Down for the count! -- Who's in charge here? -- Lifetime achievement = lifetime therapy -- I should stay here and work -- The ends of the earth -- C'mon, it'll be fun! -- And then what happened? An epilogue.

Astral weeks : a secret history of 1968

May 10, 2018
Walsh, Ryan H., author.
357 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Prologue: in the beginning -- Against electricity -- God's underground newspaper -- The silver age of television -- Paul Revere is shamed: being a brief history of the Bosstown sound -- The white light underground -- Scenes from the real world -- I saw you coming from the cape -- A little more light into the darkness of man -- The noises that roar in the space between the worlds -- Something in the bricks -- We have all been astrals many times -- Epilogue: afterwards.
Documents the story of the creation of Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks" album against a backdrop of the political and cultural turmoil of 1968 Boston, examining how other artists raised awareness about key historical events and issues.

Official program.

May 8, 2018
Cincinnati : Robert Clarke & Co., printers
v. : map, music ; 22-26 cm.
Vols. for 1972- issued without title: "Official program."
An additional announcement program was published in 1878 celebrating the opening of Music Hall.


May 7, 2018
Matinée Musicale Club of Cincinnati, Ohio, issuing body.
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : Matinée Musicale Club of Cincinnati, Ohio
volumes ; 22 cm
Title supplied by cataloger.

Comparing notes : how we make sense of music

May 7, 2018
Ockelford, Adam, 1959- author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2018.
viii, 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Prelude : Insights from the blind -- How does music work? -- The zygonic conjecture -- How we construct musical meaning -- We are all musical -- Composing, performing and lsitening -- Postlude : Notes compared.

Don't stop believin' : the man, the band, and the song that inspired generations

May 4, 2018
Cain, Jonathan, 1950- author.
303 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Opening interlude -- "Just a city boy". "Foolish heart" ; "Don't let the stars get in your eyes" ; "Rock around the clock" ; "Whole lotta shakin' goin' on" ; "Great balls of fire" ; "Smoke gets in your eyes" -- "Born to sing the blues". "Johnny B. Goode" ; "House of the rising sun" ; "Beginnings" ; "Hold what you've got" ; "You better think twice" -- "The midnight train goin' anywhere". "Rock it down" ; "Isn't it time" ; "Turn and walk away" ; "Lay it down" ; "Liberty" ; "Running alone" -- "Shadows searching in the night". "My old man" ; "Working class man" ; "Best of what I got" ; "Back to the innocence" ; "Trial by fire" -- "It goes on and on and on and on". "To be alive again" ; "Gone crazy" ; "Wildest dreams" ; "After all these years" ; "Shine" ; "Ashes to beauty" -- Closing interlude -- Acknowledgments -- "The songs you leave behind".
From One of the Greatest Bands in History Comes a Reminder to Never Give Up Hope. In this long-awaited memoir, complete with color photographs, songwriter and keyboardist Jonathan Cain takes us on an odyssey from center stage with Journey when all America was listening to songs like "Don't Stop Believin', "Faithfully," and "Open Arms," to his hope and faith today. He tells of the thrilling moments when the music came together and offers an inside look at why Steve Perry left and the extraordinary story of their gifted new vocalist, Arnel Pineda.

Visualizing the Beatles : a complete graphic history of the world's favorite band

May 4, 2018
Pring, John (Graphic designer), author, illustrator.
New York : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, 2018.
xi, 276 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Originally published in 2016 as 'Visualising the Beatles' in the UK.
A visual history of The Beatles illustrates the evolution of their style and sound through infographics that examine the songs on every album, cover designs, chart positions, instruments used, and a wealth of other details.

Among my souvenirs : the real story. Vol. 1

May 1, 2018
Francis, Connie, author.
609, xii pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
1. She'd rather sing lullabies ; (by Earl Wilson) -- 2. The night when all the music died ; (Daddy: "Tell 'er she's lucky she's married to a guy like Joe.") -- 3. Growing up Franconero ; ("Even the Gotti kids could learn a thing or six from me!") ; The ghastly era of the old squeezebox ; Mein Yiddishe Welt ; The dead end kids -- 4. School days ; (Connie: "I better get my own gang real soon.") ; The powerful impact of dedicated teachers -- 5. Stage fathers are the freakin' worst ; (Was this man too incredible for words, or what?) ; The Ted Mack Amateur Hour ; Three telling letters Daddy wrote to the Ted Mack staff -- 6. The world's most hated men ; My attack on the clergy ; Atlantic City, the Steel Pier and me -- 7. Dear diary ; ("George Hanz - first among men") -- 8. Ape man ; (Connie: "You don't wanna get in the ring with me, Buster!") -- 9. A tear in her voice ; (Daddy: "Hey, Connie, how come you can't do that?") -- 10. Some might big lessons ; ("Daddy, what is the Mafia - I mean, really?") -- 11. Daddy's little girl ; ("It's all who you know, girlie!") ; The Arthur Godfrey Show ; Meeting all the boxers and the bad men, too -- 12. The Startime Kids ; (Why I was the only regular who made it big) -- 13. Good ol' Belleville High ; ("Moments to remember") ; Daddy: "The prom's out, sister, and that's that!" -- 14. Demo days ; (That Connie Francis sound) -- 15. An offer he hadda refuse ; (Daddy: "Sorry, boys, but we'll make it on our own with no bosses.") ; My father, the visionary ; Some sage advice from Daddy -- 16. Jukeboxes, Elvis and the Mob ; (Connie: "Elvis is the king, you know.") ; An epic idea goes bust ; A tragic irony -- 17. Hail hail rock 'n' roll -- 18. One of my two second mothers ; (My precious Aunt Rose in heaven and her "unsolved" murder) -- 19. My first real love - the true love story of Bobby Darin and me ; (Star-crossed lovers) -- 20. Connie: "A blind date with Frankie who again? I told you I'm dating that boy, Pete, from Corona." -- 21. Who's sorry now ; (Dick Clark: "She's headed straight for the #1 spot!") ; Dick Clark, my mentor, my savior, my very dear friend ; Blinnie's and me -- 22. Charlotte and Lou ; (My treasured second family) -- 23. The story of Neil Sedaka, Howie Greenfield and me -- 24. My intro to the world of haute couture ; (Connie: "$400.00! That's extortionate!") -- 25. Frankie, my darlin' -- 26. The first of the superstardom years -- 27. The golden era of the great fan magazines ; The Connie Francis national look-a-like contests -- 28. Dorothy Kilgallen - she really delved into things ; Dick Clark / Connie Francis: "The hottest rumor of the year" -- 29. "An all Italian album - you must be kiddin' Daddy, right!" ; Mein Yiddishe Momme -- 30. Daddy and Melody Mike ; ("My daughter? She don't listen to nobody no more.") -- 31. God bless America and you, too, Irving Berlin -- 32. Daddy: "Perry Como's no show business kook" ; Mama - the song that changed my world -- 33. Language is a girl's best friend ; (Everybody's somebody's fool) ; Germany and our mutual fascination -- 34. Where the boys are (1960-1961) ; (Daddy: "Did you read this piece of garbage?") ; Where the boys are - 1985 ; Where the boys are - 2010 -- 35. No Oscar for boys -- 36. Nashville - my home away from home -- 37. Connie at the Copa ; (The true story of the feud between Big Julie Podell and me) -- 38. This is your life ; (Another milestone, another heartache) -- 39. Darin at the Copa ; (Connie: "So how's married life treating you, BD?") -- 40. Blame it on my youth, Francis Albert ; (Daddy: "I don't care who the hell he is!") -- 41. Oi (Way) Marie - my two Maries ; ("Maria: this job may be a major change for me") ; My Aunt Marie and me -- 42. Follow the boys - do I have to? ; My dream home ; Some like it not and my fabulous masquerade parties -- 43. Viva Las Vegas ; (The swinging '60s and me) ; He's a nice guy, that Rickles ; "Nice to meet you too, Frank" (Some opening line, huh?) ; The Sinatra I knew (That special side) ; Bobby Darin, Sandra Dee, Charlie Mafia and me ; Over the rainbow (with Garland) ; How you gonna keep 'em down? (Uncle Ray: "Cut the shit, Princess") ; Las Vegas, the mob and a little girl from Jersey (My hidden netherworld) -- 44. The Godfather and me ; (And still, there was humor) -- 45. "A rrrreally big shoo ... " ; (The Sullivan years 1958-1970) ; (Our special relationship) -- 46. I'm glad I waited for you ; (The honeymoon from hell).

Queen City records : stores of Cincinnati

April 26, 2018
Spitz, Mike, photographer, author.
xi, 223 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
C & D Record Bar -- Moles CD & Record Exchange -- Everybody's Records -- Phil's Records -- A brief history of Cincinnati area record stores -- Shake It Records -- Another Part of the Forest -- Black Plastic Records -- Sugarcube Records -- Torn Light Records -- Plaid Room Records -- Hail Dark Aesthetics -- Metamodern Music -- Jet Age Records -- Herzog Music -- King Records Inc. tribute.
"Queen City Records delves into the history of Cincinnati record stores, the owners that run them, and how they have shaped the city. With stunning full-color photographs and little-known facts about these still existing and legendary places to buy music in and around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, Queen City Records is a must read for any music enthusiast and a great gift for any vinyl collector"--Back cover.

Dylan on Dylan : interviews and encounters

April 24, 2018
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2018]
xiii, 544 pages ; 24 cm
"Dylan on Dylan is an authoritative, chronologically arranged anthology of interviews, speeches, and press conferences, as well as excerpts from more than eighty additional Q&As spanning Dylan’s entire career—from 1961 through 2016. The majority have not been previously anthologized and some have never before appeared in print. The material comes from renowned media outlets like Rolling Stone and TV's 60 Minutes and from obscure periodicals like Minnesota Daily, a student newspaper at Dylan’s alma mater. Interviewers include some of the top writers of our time, such as Jonathan Lethem, Douglas Brinkley, and Mikal Gilmore, as well as musicians like Pete Seeger and Happy Traum. Introductions put each piece in context and, in many cases, include the interviewer’s reminiscences about the encounter."--Inside dust jacket.

K-pop now! : the Korean music revolution

April 20, 2018
Russell, Mark James, 1970- author.
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes discographies.
The state of K-pop -- The land of K-pop -- What is K-pop? Interview with Eat Your Kimchi ; Interview with Kevin Kim from Ze:A ; Interview with Brian Joo from Floy to the Sky -- Boy groups. Big Bang ; Super Junior ; TVXQ! ; 2AM ; 2PM ; B.A.P. ; Beast ; Busker Busker ; CN Blue ; EXO ; FT Island ; Infinite ; MBLAQ ; Shinee ; Ze:A -- Girl groups. Girls' Generation ; 2NE1 ; Wonder Girls ; 4Minute ; After School ; Brown Eyed Girls ; Davichi ; F(X) ; Kara ; Miss A ; Secret ; Sistar ; T-ara -- Solo artists. Psy ; BoA ; Jay Park ; Rain ; Yoon Mi-rae ; IU -- K-pop's future.
In 2012, Psy's song and music video "Gangnam Style" suddenly took the world by storm. Russell takes a look at Korea's high-energy pop music, and gives you insider's look at the groups and singers have made it to the top. With infectious melodies and high-energy fun, attractive and talented singers and eye-popping visuals, K-Pop is the music of now.

Boys keep swinging : a memoir

April 18, 2018
Shears, Jake, author.
326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Part 1. Youth -- Part 2. New York -- Part 3. Scissor Sisters.
The lead singer of the glam rock band Scissor Sisters examines his life and career.

Cincinnati opera.

April 13, 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio : Cincinnati Opera Association.
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Title from cover.

Summermusik festival

April 13, 2018
Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, issuing body.
Cincinnati, OH : Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, 2015-
volumes : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Programs for an annual summer festival, a series of concerts performed by the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and soloists at the Corbett Theater of the School for Creative & Performing arts. The 2015 Summermusik Festival offered thirteen concerts in twenty days through three series of performances.

Lennon : the New York years

April 13, 2018
Corbeyran, 1964- author.
151 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 29 cm
Adapted from the story by David Foenskinos.
"In 1975 John Lennon moved to New York City, stopped being a Beatle, and started being a father. Now, experience life from Lennon's perspective as David Foenkinos' mesmerizing story is adapted to graphic form by Corbeyran and Horne. Though his life was cut tragically short in front of his home by a fan, John Lennon's forty years on earth changed millions of lives and shaped the course of pop culture. Many know the Beatle, the activist, the man gone balmy over Yoko--but more lies beneath the surface. From the imagined couch of a fictional therapist in NYC's posh Dakota building, Lennon recounts the many joys, shortcomings, failures, and triumphs that marked this pop culture juggernaut's rise to superstardom. Journey through an icon's isolated homelife, prying classmates, violent behaviour and self-destructive tendencies as the building blocks of explosive creativty fall into place."--Back cover

Bruce Springsteen : from Asbury Park, to Born to Run, to Born in the USA

April 4, 2018
Gahr, David, photographer.
New York : Rizzoli, 2018.
192 pages : illustrations (some colored), portraits ; 29 cm.
"An unprecedented look at Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on their path to becoming rock legends, from the group's early New Jersey Shore days in 1973, to their meteoric rise, to the band's seminal Born in the U.S.A. tour. David Gahr (1922-2008) was tapped by Columbia Records designer John Berg to shoot cover art for Springsteen's second album, The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle. Gahr's earliest photographs of the musician showcase a youthful Bruce Springsteen, not even aged twenty-three, in New Jersey, on the eve of a career breakthrough. Gahr befriended the rising star, and from 1973 to 1986 he photographed Springsteen countless times both on and off stage. Rare captures include Springsteen recording music, performing at the famous West Village venue The Bottom Line weeks before the release of his seminal 1975 album Born to Run, and playing to legions of fans during his Born in the U.S.A. tour"--Inside book jacket.

Of potato heads and polaroids : my life inside and out of Pearl Jam

March 20, 2018
McCready, Mike, 1965- author.
Brooklyn NY : PowerHouse Books, 2017.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Pearl Jam. Not many bands have achieved a status needing no adjective or description. Pearl Jam has. And fewer still have had an insider, much less a member, obsessively capture onstage and offhand pics of the experiencethe friends, family, and fans... and one very famous plastic toy. Luckily for us lead guitarist Mike McCready didtrusty Polaroid camera in hand.

U2 and the religious impulse : take me higher

March 14, 2018
London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2018.
xiii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Raw : my journey into the Wu-Tang

March 13, 2018
U-God, 1968-
New York : Picador, 2018.
292 pages ; 24 cm
Started off on the island -- Growing up on the crime side -- RUUUUMBLEEE!! -- The 5 percenters -- Hip-hop was our way of life -- Crack hits the hill -- It's yourz -- Cash rules everything around me -- Enter the Wu-Tang -- Turbulence -- On the inside -- Headed up north -- When you come home -- Saber-tooth tiger in the booth -- The night the earth cried -- Redemption -- Tour life -- Cracks in the foundation -- The legacy.
An unforgettable first-person account of Hawkins? journey - from the streets of Brooklyn to some of the biggest stages around the world - is not only thoroughly affecting, unfiltered, and explosive, but paints, in vivid detail, the making of one of the greatest acts in American music history. It is an explosive, never-before-told story behind the historic rise of the Wu-Tang Clan, as told by one of its founding members, Lamont "U-God" Hawkins.


March 12, 2018
Lloyd Webber, Andrew, 1948- author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
viii, 517 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Overture and beginners -- Perseus & co. -- Some enchanted ruin -- Auntie Vi -- A whiter shade of something that didn't taste very nice in the first place -- "Mr Lloyd Webber, do you like cats?" -- Enter Timothy Miles Bindon Rice -- Teenage operas, pop cantatas -- Elvis with mellotron and tambourines -- Any dream won't do -- "Did Judas Iscariot have God on his side?" -- Love changes everything, but... -- JCS meets RSO -- Jesus goes to Broadway -- A bad case of the Edward Woodwards -- Suddenly there's a valet -- Syd -- Driverless juggernauts hurtling down a hill -- Eva and Juan -- The long hot summer and the sound of a Paraguayan harp -- The song that cleared the dance floors -- Imogen and Niccolò -- Variations -- Really useful -- Tell me on a Sunday -- "This artfully produced monument to human indecency" -- Shaddap and take that look off your face -- Mr Mackintosh -- "All the characters must be cats" -- Growltiger's last stand -- Body stockings, leg warmers and meat cleavers -- Song and dance, and sleep -- "The most obnoxious form of 'music' ever invented" -- Miss Sarah Brightman -- "Brrrohahaha!!!" -- Requiem -- Epiphany -- "Big change from book" -- Year of the phantom -- In another part of the West End forest... -- Mr Crawford -- "Let your soul take you where you want to be!" -- Playout music.
"One of the most successful and distinguished artists of our time, Andrew Lloyd Webber has reigned over the musical theatre world for nearly five decades. The winner of numerous awards, including multiple Tonys and an Oscar, Lloyd Webber has enchanted millions worldwide with his music and numerous hit shows, including Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera--Broadway's longest running show--and most recently, School of Rock. In Unmasked, written in his own inimitable, quirky voice, the revered, award-winning composer takes stock of his achievements, the twists of fate and circumstance that brought him both success and disappointment, and the passions that inspire and sustain him"--Dust jacket flap.

And the band plays on : the life story of Larry Dodson of the Bar-Kays

March 12, 2018
Dodson, Larry, author.
[United States] : Lamarie's Entertainment Complex, 2017.
177 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Finally, it's here! The much anticipated and surprisingly candid memoir of songwriter, producer, gold and platinum-selling artist, Larry Dodson, lead singer of the iconic Funk and R&B band, The Bar-Kays. With the help of author/editor Shelia E. Bell, Dodson opens up to let the world in on what this journey has been like for him. From overcoming difficult family problems to battling and overcoming drug addiction and alcohol abuse, industry controversy, and all of the demons that often come along with being a living Funk legend for almost five decades, Larry recalls and talks candidly about the peaks and valleys of The Bar-Kays' career. His wonderful wife, Marie, without a doubt has been the saving grace that has gotten him to this point. Only a handful of bands share the history that The Bar-Kays share. With Larry's recent surprise announcement to his band, family, fans, and friends that he is retiring from The Bar-Kays, fans will find this book to be not only an extra special read, but a collector's item. Backing up soul legends such as Otis Redding and countless other soul and R&B icons both in and out of the recording studio, teaming up with music giants like Isaac Hayes to help create the Oscar-winning sound tracks theme from Shaft, collaborating with Funk legends such as Sly Stone, Larry Dodson and The Bar-Kays have done it all and Larry talks about it all in "And the Band Plays On."

3 kings : Diddy, Dr. Dre, Jay Z, and hip-hop's multibillion-dollar rise

March 7, 2018
Greenburg, Zack O'Malley, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
xii, 307 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
The originators -- Writing on the wall -- Bad boys -- Studio gangsters -- Aftermath -- Fashion fortunes -- A fourth King? -- The beats generation -- Grape expectations -- Sound investments -- Ice in the einter -- State of the art -- Kings, queens, presidents, and precedents.

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