New Arrivals · Music Books

September 21, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Original gangstas : the untold story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the birth of West Coast rap

September 20, 2016
Westhoff, Ben, author.
viii, 422 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
The stash -- Sir Romeo -- We'll pull your card -- OG -- I'm not giving you shit -- A little bit of gold and a pager -- All hell breaks loose -- Most wanted -- Me and Allah go back like cronies -- Like winning the lottery -- The enforcer -- L.A.'s on fire -- Silencing the messenger -- The funk -- The heir and the janitor -- It's on -- What's my name? -- Negative rap -- The one by his side -- Time to testify -- Political prophet -- My .44 make sure y'all kids don't grow -- Potential leads -- Trepidation and bravado.
"A monumental, revealing narrative history about the legendary group of artists at the forefront of West Coast hip-hop: Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac Shakur,"

Playing for their lives : the global El sistema movement for social change through music

September 20, 2016
Tunstall, Tricia, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
xxiii, 408 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
What Is El Sistema? -- To Play and to Struggle: El Sistema in Venezuela -- The Global Spread of the El Sistema Vision -- Understanding El Sistema: A Few Key Ideas -- Key Elements of the El Sistema Learning Environment -- Radical Inclusion -- Ensemble Learning -- Peer Learning -- Music as Passion and Expressivity -- Intensity -- High Musical Aspiration -- Family and Community Involvement -- Overview of a Movement -- Different Cultures, Different Needs -- Following the Money -- Connecting the Dots -- What We Can Learn from El Sistema -- A Reflection and a Celebration.
"An eye-opening view of the unprecedented global spread of El Sistema--intensive music education that disrupts the cycles of poverty."

Good vibrations : my life as a Beach Boy

September 20, 2016
Love, Mike, 1941- author.
New York : Blue Rider Press, [2016]
436 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
California is the ultimate -- Teenage groove -- Surfing the cultural waves -- Our own wall of sound -- What good is the dawn -- Keeping up with the Beatles -- A sonic oasis -- A blossom world -- The unraveling -- Holy grounds on the Ganges -- A violent age -- Demons among us -- Exporting the American dream -- Stolen legacy -- Our toughest competitor -- Brian's back -- The fracturing -- The ocean blue -- America's band -- My house in order -- The glue that binds us -- A special place in hell -- Universal truth -- My greatest teachers -- My radio is on -- Epilogue: Chasing the sun.
"Mike Love tells the story of his legendary, raucous, and ultimately triumphant five-decade career as the front man of The Beach Boys, the most popular American band in history -- timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of 'Good Vibrations.' Love describes the stories behind his lyrics for pop classics such as 'Good Vibrations,' 'California Girls,' 'Surfin' USA,' and 'Kokomo,' while providing vivid portraits of the turbulent lives of his three gifted cousins, Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson. His partnership with Brian has few equals in American pop music, though Mike has carved out a legacy of his own -- he co-wrote the lyrics to eleven of the twelve original Beach Boy songs that were top 10 hits while providing the lead vocals on ten of them.

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

Paul Yandell : second to the best : a sideman's chronicle

September 12, 2016
Van Maastricht, Norm, author.
288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

All these things that I've done : my insane, improbable rock life

September 12, 2016
Pinfield, Matt, 1961- author.
New York : Scribner, 2016.
viii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
50 Essential Rock Albums: The '60s -- Metal Gurus and Other Discoveries -- Encounters: Lou Reed -- ...And Then My Brain Exploded -- Encounters: The Ramones -- The Joy of Access: Getting in the Door -- Encounters: Billy Idol -- 50 Essential Rock Albums: The '70s -- Music Appreciation 101: Majoring in Rock Studies "Modern Rock on the Jersey Shore" -- 50 Essential Rock Albums: The '80s -- The Great Northwest: How Nirvana Saved the World -- Encounters: Oasis -- M(att)TV -- Buzz Clips and Twists of Fate -- 50 Essential Rock Albums: The '90s -- Jimmy and Doug's Farm: LA and the Dawn of the Digital Age -- Encounters: U2 -- Encounters: KISS -- My Brilliant A&R Career (or: As the Industry Crumbles) -- Encounters: Coheed and Cambria -- Pursuing the Killers (and Other Adventures in A&R) -- 50 Essential Rock Albums: The '00s -- Encounters: Bowie -- Coda: Is Rock Dead?.
"A memoir from a music personality, TV host and MTV and VH1 veejay chronicles the songs and artists that informed and molded his childhood and teenage years to ultimately inspire his career, relationships and life and shares his stories from the front lines of rock and roll,"--NoveList.

Recording unhinged : creative and unconventional music recording techniques

September 9, 2016
Massy, Sylvia, author.
244 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Adventures in recordingland -- Engineers and demolition experts -- All the world's a studio -- Vocals -- Bass -- Drums -- Guitar -- Piano and organ -- Strings, horns, and orchestra -- Keys, synths, and samplers -- Percussion and other noise -- Production approach -- Mixing.
It's time to unlearn the safe, plain-vanilla recording techniques you've been using all these years! Massey and Johnson introduce you to music industry professionals who discarded fixed notions of how music should be recorded, and created sounds and effects that made people sit up and notice. Think outside the box-- by getting into this book!

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

August 24, 2016
Selvin, Joel, author.
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.

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.
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,"

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.
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.
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.
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

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