New Arrivals · Music Books

August 25, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Altamont : the Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the inside story of rock's darkest day

August 24, 2016
Selvin, Joel, author.
©2016
x, 358 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Pipe dreams -- Money trouble -- Hippie business ethics -- Hollywood -- On the road -- Back to Hollywood -- $500 for beer -- Back on the road -- On to San Francisco -- Friday -- The day dawns -- Alan and Patti -- Santana -- The Airplane -- The Flying Burrito Brothers -- CSNY -- Sympathy for the devil -- Under my thumb -- Gimme shelter -- The day after -- The news breaks -- Crime story -- New speedway boogie -- Angel on trial -- Love in vain.
In this breathtaking cultural history filled with exclusive, never-before-revealed details, celebrated rock journalist Joel Selvin tells the definitive story of the Rolling Stones' infamous Altamont concert in San Francisco, the disastrous historic event that marked the end of the idealistic 1960s. The product of 20 years of research and dozens of interviews with many key players, including medical staff, Hells Angels members, the stage crew, and the musicians who were there, this is the ultimate account of the final event in rock's formative and most turbulent decade.

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

A stray cat struts : my life as a rockabilly rebel

August 12, 2016
Phantom, Slim Jim, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2016.
viii, 277 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm.
Early moments of clarity and the luck of the draw -- Escape from New York -- A little time with the Rolling Stones -- LA to Tokyo -- I married a Bond girl -- Our day : the U.S. festival -- The killer -- Marbella -- Where's me Pepper suit? -- Lemmy -- A few stories with Keith -- Don't worry about it, son -- Bird -- A quick flight with John Lee Hooker -- Live from the Sunset Strip -- The candy man -- Life with Harry -- Come with me, kid -- Do it for Johnny -- Whatever I can do to help -- A new chapter -- The boys in the band -- Full circle.
"A memoir from the drummer of the 80s rockabilly band The Stray Cats shares stories of a rock 'n' roll life, friendships with icons like George Harrison and Keith Richards and his marriage to Britt Ekland,"--NoveList.

Uproot : travels in twenty-first-century music and digital culture

August 11, 2016
Clayton, Jace, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
274 pages ; 19 cm
Confessions of a DJ -- Auto-tune gives you a better me -- How music travels -- World music 2.0 -- Red Bull gives you wings -- Cut & paste --Tools -- Loops -- How to hold on? -- Active listening.

Official program.

August 10, 2016
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].

Cincinnati opera.

August 10, 2016
Cincinnati, Ohio : Cincinnati Opera Association.
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Title from cover.

The humorless ladies of border control : touring the punk underground from Belgrade to Ulaanbaatar

August 10, 2016
Nicolay, Franz, author.
New York : The New Press, 2016.
371 pages : map ; 20 cm
The humorless ladies of border control (Ukraine) -- Party for everybody (Rostov-on-Don to Saint Petersburg) -- A real Lenin of our time (Moscow) -- God-forget-it house (Trans-Siberian) -- The knout and the pierogi (Tomsk to Baikal) -- The hall of sufficient looking (Trans-Mongolian) -- Drunk nihilists make a good audience (Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia) -- A fur coat with morsels (Hungary, Poland) -- Poor, but they have style (Romania) -- You are an asshole big time (Bulgaria) -- Don't bring your beer in church (Bucharest to Vienna) -- Changing the country, we apologize for the inconvenience (Ukraine after the flood).
In 2009, musician Franz Nicolay left his job and over the next five years, he crossed the world with a guitar in one hand, a banjo in the other, and an accordion on his back, playing the anarcho-leftist squats and DIY spaces of the punk rock diaspora. While engaging with the works of literary predecessors from Rebecca West to Chekhov and the nineteenth-century French aristocrat the Marquis de Custine, Nicolay explores the past and future of punk rock culture in the post-Communist world.

Emotional rescue : essays on love, loss, and life--with a soundtrack

August 5, 2016
Greenman, Ben, author.
©2016
235 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes discographies and indexes.
Introduction. Why songs mean everything if you let them -- Communication/Miscommunication -- Friendship/Self-interest -- Effort/Ease -- Like/Love -- Trust/Distrust -- Pain/Pleasure -- Distance/Nearness -- Sadness/Happiness -- Generosity/Selfishness -- Fear/Bravery -- One/None -- Optimism/Pessimism -- Stuff/Unstuff -- Sense/Nonsense -- Articulation/Inarticulation -- Up/Down -- Lies/Truth -- Text/Voice -- Secrets/Revelations -- Questions/Answers -- Attention/Inattention -- Location/Dislocation -- Originality/Imitation -- Cliché/Inspiration -- Loneliness/Company -- Childhood/Adulthood -- Novelty/Convention -- Craziness/Sanity -- Learning/Unlearning -- Publicity/Privacy -- Beginnings/Ends -- Silence/Conversation.

Boss : Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band : the illustrated history

August 4, 2016
Gaar, Gillian G., 1959- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Voyageur Press, 2016.
208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Greetings from Aubury Park -- From Jersey to Jungleland -- "I saw rock and roll future and its name is Bruce Springsteen." -- Prove It All Night -- I'm on Fire -- 57 Channels (and Nothin' On) -- The Rising -- Jesus Was an Only Son -- Land of Hope and Dreams.
"Find out how legendary musician Bruce Springsteen earned his monicker. There's only one Boss; his story is revealed here,"--Amazon.com.

Waking the spirit : a musician's journey healing body, mind, and soul

August 4, 2016
Schulman, Andrew, 1952- author.
New York : Picador, 2016.
x, 290 pages : music ; 22 cm
The ultimate reality -- Code blue -- The passion of Wendy and Bach -- Awakenings -- Returning -- Goin' home -- Everything vibrates -- Alice Blue Gown -- Better than a standing ovation -- Getting to the other side of the rainbow -- Through the gate -- Just don't kill the patient -- The music of poetry, the poetry of music -- Steppin' out with my baby -- The memory of all that -- Wild horses.
"The astounding story of a critically ill musician who is saved by music and returns to the same hospital to help heal others."--Provided by publisher.

Hip hop family tree

August 3, 2016
Piskor, Ed.
Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics Books, 2014-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 33 cm.
v. 1. 1970s-1981 -- v. 2. 1981-1983 -- v. 3. 1983-1984 -- v. 4. 1984-1985

Sick on you : the disastrous story of the Hollywood Brats, the greatest band you've never heard of

August 3, 2016
Matheson, Andrew.
©2015
318 pages : illustrations, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ; 23 cm
First published in Great Britian in 2015 by Ebury Press.
With only a guitar, a tatty copy of the Melody Maker, and his template for the perfect band, Andrew Matheson set out, in 1971, to make music history. His band, the Hollywood Brats, were pre-punk prophets—uncompromising, ultrathin, wild, and untamable. Thrown into the crazy world of the 1970s London music scene, the Brats recorded one genius-but-ignored album and ultimately fell foul of the crooks who ran a music industry that just wasn't quite ready for the punk revolution.

Led Zeppelin : day by day

August 2, 2016
Roberty, Marc.
Milwaukee, WI : Backbeat Books, 2016.
265 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm

The record store book : fifty legendary and iconic places to discover new and used vinyl

August 2, 2016
Spitz, Mike, photographer, author.
Los Angeles, Calif. : Rare Bird Books, [2015]
ix, 223 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
From the older to the newer generations of record stores in California, each owner shares facts, history, and distinctive points of view regarding patrons' styles of searching for, finding, and experiencing second-hand music.

Ramones at 40

July 27, 2016
Popoff, Martin, 1963- author.
©2016
208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
1974-1975 : "A bunch of degenerate weirdos hanging out" -- 1976-1977 : "The antithesis of everything" -- 1978-1979 : Road to ruin and the end of punk -- 1980-1981 : "A bunch of kids in a sandbox" -- 1983-1985 : The death and life of the Ramones -- 1986-1992 : "All he cared about was the hardcore fans" -- 1993-1994 : Cover me -- 1995-1996 : "It wasn't like it was going to kill him ... " -- 1997-2014 : "Eternal teenagers."
"Ramones at 40 chronicles in words and photos the music of the legendary band that helped spearhead the punk rock movement, from their early days in New York City to their last tour and album. Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of their first album, and with a foreword by Ramones bassist CJ Ramone, this book is a must-have for all fans of the kings of punk"--Jacket.

Banjo : an illustrated history

July 25, 2016
Carlin, Bob, author.
©2016
256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 x 29 cm
From Africa to America -- The banjo "passes" in white America -- The American banjo in foreign lands -- White faces in black tuxedos -- The banjo and all that jazz -- Down home on the farm -- "Can't you hear me callin'?" -- "If I had a hammer" -- Sweethearts of the radio -- The banjo today.

Fleetwood Mac on Fleetwood Mac : interviews and encounters

July 25, 2016
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, [2016]
xi, 431 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
In the press Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine and John McVie, and Mick Fleetwood have all regularly been astoundingly candid. This collection of interviews across the entirety of Fleetwood Mac's career features previously published articles, as well as interviews that have never previously appeared in print. Here is the only place you can learn the Fleetwood Mac story from the band members' own mouths.

Music theory

July 21, 2016
Miller, Michael, 1958- author.
Indianapolis, Indiana : Alpha, a member of Penguin Random House LLC, 2016.
xx, 348 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Previously published as: The complete idiot's guide to music theory : Alpha, 2005.
Includes index.
"This helpful guide breaks down all the complicated concepts and teaches you music theory in easy-to-understand terms with lots of examples and over 100 practice exercises."-- Provided by publisher.

Jeff Lynne : Electric Light Orchestra : before and after

July 19, 2016
Van der Kiste, John, author.
United Kingdom : Fonthill Media, 2015.
190 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

Lost rockers : broken dreams and crashed careers

July 15, 2016
Blush, Steven, author.
Brooklyn, NY : Powerhouse Books, 2016.
159 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Evie Sands -- Alan Merrill -- Chris Robison -- Ginger Bianco -- Brett Smiley -- Betty Davis -- Pat Briggs -- Bobby Jameson -- Rik Fox -- Charlie Farren -- Gloria Jones -- Gass Wild & Johnny Hodge -- Rick Rivets -- Cherry Vanilla -- Robert Fleischman -- Kenny Young -- Marge Raymond -- Jake Holmes
"To become a star you need talent, charisma, dedication, intelligence, energy, intensity and a helluva lot of luck." -- page [4] of cover.

Ten ways not to commit suicide : a memoir

July 12, 2016
DMC (Musician), author.
©2016
viii, 225 pages ; 22 cm
Unchained melancholy: dealing with darkness, depression, and a death wish -- You drink, you die: escaping the grip of alcohol abuse -- Career decisions: owning my truths, forging my path -- Closed circles: life is better with supportive friends -- Identity crisis: a family secret revealed -- Balancing act: from a strong body comes a sound mind -- Losing a little of myself: coping with violence and death -- The great "I am": a search for spiritual contentment -- Family value: discovering love, finding fatherhood -- Remixed: bringing out the best in me.
The legendary rap star and cofounder of Run D.M.C. speaks out about his battle with depression and overcoming suicidal thoughts -- one of the most devastating yet little known health issues plaguing the black community today.

Some enchanted evenings : the glittering life and times of Mary Martin

July 11, 2016
Kaufman, David, 1951-
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
420 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"David Kaufman's 'Some Enchanted Evenings' is the delectable story of the one and only Mary Martin, a woman who described herself as a chicken farmer from Texas only to become Peter Pan and capture America's heart."--Provided by publisher.

Teen idol on the rocks : a tale of second chances

July 11, 2016
Rydell, Bobby, author.
Cherry HIll, NJ : Doctor Liks Publishing, [2016]
xvi, 249 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
Includes discography and filmography.
"From his vivid childhood on the fabled mid-20th-century streets of South Philadelphia, to his reign as the Justin Bieber of the "Camelot" era, his battles with alcoholism, and his lifesaving double-transplant surgery, multitalented entertainer Bobby Rydell has one hell of a story to tell. ... Co-written with award-winning musician-author-filmmaker Allan Slutsky (Standing in the Shadows of Motown), Teen Idol on the Rocks not only tells the story of Bobby Rydell, but that of American pop culture through the past six decades ... But, Teen Idol on the Rocks also is a very personal - and often-painful - story. Bobby delves into the darker and more dramatic aspects of his life, including the death of his beloved first wife, Camille, his decades of alcohol abuse, and the last-ditch transplant surgery that saved his life."--Publisher web page.

Warren Zevon : desperado of Los Angeles

July 7, 2016
Plasketes, George, author.
©2016
xliv, 251 pages ; 24 cm.
Join me in L.A. -- The asylum IconocLAst -- Knee deep in Gore with Glee -- Rock bottom : the crack up and resurrection -- Swear to god I'll change -- Looking for the next best thing -- Intruder in the dirt -- That amazing grace sort of passed you by -- Die another day : a desperado deteriorata.

On Bowie

July 7, 2016
Sheffield, Rob, author.
New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow Publishers, [2016]
197 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm
The night David Bowie died -- The London boy -- Major Tom (1969-1980-2016) -- The queen bitch who sold the world -- The Starman -- The night Ziggy met America -- Aladdin Sane -- The cracked actor -- Young Americans -- The plastic soul brother -- The man who fell to Earth -- The thin white duke -- The dictator -- The low profile -- The DJ -- The lodger -- The modern lover -- Let's not dance -- Looking for satellites -- Where are we kow? -- The Blackstar.
"A thoughtful and loving meditation on the life of the late David Bowie explores his creative legacy and the enduring and mutual connection he enjoyed with his fans,"--NoveList.

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