New Arrivals · Music Books

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

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.

The rough guide to heavy metal

February 16, 2018
Berelian, Essi.
London ; New York : Rough Guides, 2005.
vi, 410 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes discographies and index.
A comprehensive guide to heavy metal music that profiles three hundred bands and artists, describes all the sub-genres, highlights memorable performances, and offers a detailed discography.

Audio culture : readings in modern music

February 13, 2018
xviii, 646 pages ; 23 cm
Theories. I. Music and its others: noise, sound, silence. Introduction ; Noise and politics / Jacques Attali ; The art of noises : futurist manifesto / Luigi Russolo ; The liberation of sound / Edgard Varᥳe ; The joys of noise / Henry Cowell ; The future of music : credo / John Cage ; The music of the environment / R. Murray Schafer ; The gender of sound / Anne Carson ; Queer sound / Drew Daniel ; The quiet of blackness : Miles Davis and John Coltrane / Kevin Quashie -- II. Modes of listening. Introduction ; Visual and acoustic space / Marhsall McLuhan ; Acousmatics / Pierre Schaeffer ; Profund listening and environmental sound matter / Francisco L⯰ez ; Ambient music / Brian Eno ; Auralizing the sonosphere : a vocabulary for inner sound and sounding / Pauline Oliveros ; Perceptual geography : third ear music and structure borne sound / Maryanne Amacher ; Hearing essay / Evelyn Glennie ; The aural walk / Iain Chambers ; Ubiquitous listening / Annahid Kassabian ; Forensic listening / Lawrence Abu Hamdan ; Organizing the silence / Ulta-red -- III. Music in the age of electronic reproduction. Introduction ; The prospects of recording / Glenn Gould ; The studio as compositional tool / Brian Eno ; Bettered by the borrower : the ethics of musical debt / John Oswald ; Plunderphonia / Chris Cutler ; Operating system for the redesign of sonic reality / Kodwo Eshun ; Six file-sharing epiphanies / Kenneth Goldsmith ; Cultivating activist lives in sound / Tara Rodgers -- Practices. IV. The open work. Introduction ; Poetics of the open work / Umberto Eco ; Composition as process : indeterminacy / John Cage ; Every sound you can imagine : on graphic scores / Christoph Cox ; Transformations and developments of a radical aesthetics / Earle Brown ; The game pieces / John Zorn ; Introduction to Catalog of works / Anthony Braxton ; Notes on conduction / Lawrence "Butch" Morris -- V. Experimental musics. Introduction ; Towards (a definition of) experimental music / Michael Nyman ; Introduction to Themes & variations / John Cage ; Generating and organizing variety in the arts / Brian Eno ; Scratch music draft constitution / Cornelius Cardew ; The generation game : experimental music and digital culture / David Toop ; The new discipline / Jennifer Walshe ; Re-invent : experimetnal music in China / Yan Jun -- VI. Improvised musics. Introduction ; Change of the century / Ornette Coleman ; Notes (8 pieces) : creative music / Wadada Leo Smith ; Free improvisation / Derek Bailey ; Little bangs : a nihilist theory of improvisation / Frederic Rzewski ; Improvised music after 1950 : afrological and eurological perspectives / George E. Lewis ; Improvisation : terms and conditions / Vijay Iyer ; Going fragile / Mattin ; 27 questions for a start...and some answers to begin with / Trio Sowari et al. -- VII. Minimalisms. Introduction ; Thankless attempts at a definition of minimalism / Kyle Gann ; Basic concepts of minimal music / Wim Mertens ; Musical as a gradual process / Steve Reich ; Conversation with Richard Kostelanetz / La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela ; LYssophobia : on Four violines / Tony Conrad ; Rap, minimalism and structures in time in late twentieth-century culture / Susan McClary ; Draw a straight line and follow it : minimalism in contemporary electronic dance music / Philip Sherburne -- VIII. DJ Culture. Introduction ; Production-Reproduction : potentialities of the phonograph / L⡳zl⯠Moholy-Nagy ; D⥴ournement as negation and prelude / Situationist International ; The invisible generation / William S. Burroughs ; Algorithms : erasures and the art of memory / Paul D. Miller ; Replicant : David Toop ; Post-rock / Simon Reynolds ; A few notes on production and playback / Marina Rosenfeld -- IX. Electronic music and electronica. Introduction ; Introductory remarks to a program of works produced at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center / Jacques Barzun ; Electronic and instrumental music / Karlheinz Stockhausen ; Stockhausen vs the technocrats / Karlheinz Stockhausen et al. ; The mysterious power of the infiniteimal / Elaine Radigue ; The aesthetics of failure : post-digital tendencies in contemporary computer music / Kim Cascone ; Laptop intimacy and platform politics / Holly Herndon.

Prince : purple reign

February 9, 2018
Wall, Mick, author.
200 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm

Michael Jackson : the making of "Thriller" : 4 days/1983

February 6, 2018
Kirkland, Douglas, 1934-
192 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
The story of "Thriller" -- Introduction / by Nancy Griffin -- Q & A with Douglas Kirkland -- Outside the palace -- Creating the make-up for Michael's werewolf -- Different: The 1950s werewolf "Thriller" -- Creating the make-up for Michael's zombie -- The abandoned house -- Between takes: Michael as himself.
The only photographer permitted on the set of Michael Jackson's iconic 1983 "Thriller" video offers a collection of more than two hundred behind-the-scenes photographs that depict Jackson in performance, relaxing, and being transformed into the video's characters.

Live wires : a history of electronic music

February 1, 2018
Warner, Daniel, 1954- author.
205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Tape recorder -- Circuits -- Turntable and record -- Microphone -- Computers.
"We live in an electronic world. Electronic sounds and electronic music have long permeated our sonic landscape. What began as the otherworldly sounds of the film score for the 1956 film Forbidden Planet and the rarefied, new timbres of Stockhausen's Kontakte a few years later, is now a common soundscape in technology, media and an array of musical genres and subgenres. More people than ever before can produce and listen to electronic music, from isolated experimenters, classical and jazz musicians, to rock musicians, sound recordists and the newer generations of electronic musicians making hip-hop, house, techno and ambient music. Increasingly we are listening to electronic sounds, finding new meanings in them, experimenting with them and rehearing them as listeners and makers. Live Wires explores how the five key electronic technologies - the tape recorder, circuit, computer, microphone and turntable - revolutionized musical thought. Featuring the work of major figures from Schaeffer, Varese, Xenakis, Babbitt and Oliveros to Eno, Keith Emerson, Grandmaster Flash, Juan Atkins and Holly Herndon, Live Wires presents many of the powerful musical ideas that are being recycled, rethought and remixed by some of the most electrifying composers and musicians today."--Dust jacket

Everything's bigger in Texas : the life and times of Kinky Friedman

January 30, 2018
Sullivan, Mary Lou, author.
xii, 332 pages,16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Foreword / by Kinky Friedman -- Growing up in the Lone Star State -- Austin and the University of Texas -- Peace Corps in Borneo -- Jewish cowboy in Nashville -- On the road with the Texas Jewboys -- Banned at Austin City Limits -- Bob Dylan and the L.A. scene -- Running wild in the Big Apple -- Back at the ranch with a Smith-Corona -- Friends in high places -- The man in the arean -- The lasting legacy of Kinky Friedman.
Best known as an irreverent cigar-chomping Jewish country-and-western singer, turned author, turned politician, Kinky has dined on monkey brains in the jungles of Borneo, supped with presidents, and vacationed with Bob Dylan in the tiny fishing village of Yelapa, Mexico. A satirist who loves pushing the envelope, he's been attacked onstage, received bomb threats, and put on the only show in Austin City Limits' history deemed too offensive to air. From the 1970s music scene in L.A. with Tom Waits and the Band, to political platforms advocating legalized marijuana, to friendships with John Belushi, Joseph Heller, Don Imus, Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam, and Billy Bob Thornton, this is the candid account based on dozens and years of interviews of the larger-than-life Texan who is still writing books and songs, recording albums, and performing for enthusiastic audiences throughout the world.

Stranded in the jungle : Jerry Nolan's wild ride--a tale of drugs, fashion, the New York Dolls, and punk rock

January 25, 2018
Weiss, Curt, author.
vi, 310 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm

Hip-hop music

January 23, 2018
Lüsted, Marcia Amidon, author.
112 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
The birth of the scratch -- The roots of hip-hop -- Mainstream music -- Hip-hop goes political -- East Coast versus West Coast -- World music -- New hip-hop -- Hip-hop's future.
"Since its introduction in the 1970s, hip-hop has become a way of life. This title takes an inside look at hip-hop music. Hip-Hop Musicexamines the origins of many styles of hip-hop music, such as crunk and gangsta rap, and explores how they burst into the mainstream and went global. Features include a timeline, a glossary, essential facts, references, websites, source notes, and an index."--

Using computer science in digital music careers

January 23, 2018
Culp, Jennifer, 1985- author.
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2018.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Coding and music : where to begin? -- Producers : architects of audio -- Technicians, engineers, wizards of sound -- Sounds, space, software, and solutions -- Digital music masters.
Creating music twenty years ago was done very differently from the way it s created today. Musicians can write, record, and mix their own music from a laptop, rather than waiting to make it big through more traditional means. This guide to the modern age of digital music and careers that can be found within that field takes readers through basic coding concepts, real-world career advice, and some of the career paths that can be explored by the music and technology savvy.

The women of hip-hop

January 23, 2018
Llanas, Sheila Griffin, 1958- author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Essential Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing, [2018]
112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Lauryn Hill's night -- Founders of hip-hop -- Standing out -- Changing images for women -- Women in charge -- Rap, pop, and women -- Mainstream and indie stars -- Hip-hop moves forward -- Timeline -- Essential facts -- Glossary.
"Since its introduction in the 1970s, hip-hop has become a way of life. This title takes an inside look at the women of hip-hop. The Women of Hip-Hop Groups follows the careers of hip-hop's top female acts, examining their contributions to the genre as it burst into the mainstream and went global. Features include a timeline, a glossary, essential facts, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards."--Publisher's website.

How to play guitar, acoustic and electric - learn to play like a rock hero

January 22, 2018
Total Guitar Magazine, author.
208 pages : color illustrations, scores ; 29 cm
Mostly text with examples of chord scores and fret positions throughout.
Includes index.
GET STARTED : Guitar anatomy ; Guitar icons ; Essential accessories ; Altered tunings -- LESSONS : Tab guide ; Essentials (Open chords, Strumming, Barre chords, Pentatonic licks) ; Rhythm guitar workout (Chord playing, Chord variation, Basic chord progression, Riffing, 20 inspiring chords) ; Lead guitar lessons (Rhythmic lead, Blues style vibrato, Arpeggio lead, Octave soloing, Pentatonic licks, String bending, Alternate picking, Chordal soloing) -- GEAR : 50 guitar hacks ; Tips for better tone ; FX Pedals ; J Mascis -- Rig Tour -- MAKING MUSIC : Collaborating ; Playing in a two-piece band ; Gigging essentials ; Record your band ; Record your guitar (What you need to record, Get connected, Understand audio interface, Understanding microphones, Amp modelling, Recording your acoustic, Recording your guitar amp) ; Make money (Become a tech, Record remote sessions, Start a function band, Buy and sell gear, Start teaching, Become a demo guy) -- SONGWRITING : Start writing songs today ; Stay inspired ; Song stories ; Beatlemania Masterclass ; Write your first guitar solo ; Building songs ; Song structure study ; Getting lyrical ; Writing better lyrics ; Playing & singing ; Riff writing ; Promoting your songs online ; Music publishing ; The Law: copying ; Ed Sheeran on songwriting ; Choosing your acoustic -- FIX YOUR GUITAR : Restringing your guitar ; Adjusting your guitar's neck ; Adjusting your guitar's intonation ; Broken jack socket ; The art of soldering ; Switching pickups ; Replace your pots ; Making your own guitar leads ; How to shield your guitar -- Index.
"This pracitcal guide teaches you everything you need to know and nothing you don't. It is filled with easy-to-follow lessons and advice for perfect playing and performing ... Written by the experts at Total Guitar magazine, How to Play Guitar includes hundreds of photographs and step-by-step exercises, top advice for improvement, tips for getting the most from your gear and even sections about songwriting and performing. Suitable for all ability levels, this book will take you from beginner to intermediate level, without any of the stuffiness of learning to play the guitar!"--Back cover.

Smithsonian rock and roll : live and unseen

January 12, 2018
Bentley, Bill, 1950- author.
Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, [2017]
216 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Intro : that fine, fine music -- The big bang : blues & country collide while the world trembles -- The British invasion and beyond : the future is revealed -- Acid, incense & balloons : from soul queens to New Orleans -- Inner visions & outlandish trips : the land of the free and the saved -- The wild side moves in : fasten seat belts now -- Safety pins & flashy spins : everyone wants to have fun -- Beats, bravado & beauty : rock and roll to the rescue.
In December 2015, the Smithsonian called on rock and roll lovers around the world to collect photos and stories of their favorite moments in music. Fans dug through attics, basements, closets, shoeboxes, digital cameras, and photo albums to post great rock shots to From Woodstock to the Whisky a Go Go, from Lollapalooza to the 9:30 Club, and all the rockin' places in between, fans overwhelmingly responded with their favorite rock and roll moments. Iconic artists ranging from the Who to Nirvana to Chuck Berry to the Jimi Hendrix and many more are celebrated here. There are early photographs of everyone from Run-D.M.C. to the Runaways, and contemporary shots of some of the biggest names in music, including Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, and Metallica. Presented together, these photographs create a kaleidoscopic history of the artists, the musical styles, the venues, the concerts, and the fans. This is rock and roll as it has never been seen

Cover me : the stories behind the greatest cover songs of all time

January 12, 2018
Padgett, Ray, author.
232 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Elvis Presley "Hound dog" (Big Mama Thornton cover) -- The Beatles "Twist and shout" (Isley Brothers/Top Notes cover) -- The Righteous Brothers "Unchained melody" (Todd Duncan cover) -- Aretha Franklin "Respect" (Otis Redding cover) -- Jimi Hendrix "All along the watchtower" (Bob Dylan cover) -- Joe Cocker "With a little help from my friends" (The Beatles cover) -- The Who "Summertime blues" (Eddie Cochran cover) -- Creedence Clearwater Revival "I heard it through the grapevine" (Marvin Gaye cover) -- Gladys Knight & the Pips "Midnight train to Georgia" (Jim Weatherly cover) -- Patti Smith "Gloria" (Them cover) -- Talking Heads "Take me to the river" (Al Green cover) -- Devo "Satisfaction" (The Rolling Stones cover) -- "Weird Al" Yankovic "Polkas on 45" (various artists cover) -- Pet Shop Boys "Always on my mind" (Elvis Presley/Brenda Lee cover) -- Whitney Houston "I will always love you" (Dolly Parton cover) -- Fugees "Killing me softly" (Roberta Flack/Lori Lieberman cover) -- The Gourds "Gin and juice" (Snoop Doggy Dogg cover) -- Johnny Cash "Hurt" (Nine Inch Nails cover) -- Adele "Make you feel my love" (Bob Dylan cover).
"From the creator of the popular website comes the perfect book for music fans: the inside stories behind 20 iconic cover songs and the artists who turned them into classics. A great cover only makes a song stronger. Jimi Hendrix's version of Bob Dylan's 'All Along the Watchtower.' The Beatles rocking out with 'Twist and Shout.' Aretha Franklin demanding 'Respect.' Without covers, the world would have lost many unforgettable performances. This is the first book to explore the most iconic covers ever, from Elvis's 'Hound Dog' and Joe Cocker's 'With a Little Help from My Friends' to the Talking Heads' 'Take Me to the River' and Adele's 'Make You Feel My Love.' Written by the founder of the website, each of the 19 chapters investigates the origins of a classic cover -- and uses it as a framework to tell the larger story of how cover songs have evolved over the decades. Cover Me is packed with insight, photography, and music history"--Publisher's website.

Woman walk the line : how the women in country music changed our lives

January 11, 2018
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2017.
xi, 220 pages ; 23 cm.
Maybelle Carter : the root of it all / Caryn Rose -- Lil Hardin : that's how I got to Memphis / Alice Randall -- Wanda Jackson : when she starts eruptin' / Holly George-Warren -- Hazel Dickens : the plangent bone / Ronni Lundy -- June Carter Cash : eulogy for a mother / Rosanne Cash -- Brenda Lee : rare peer / Taylor Swift -- Bobbie Gentry : let the mystery be / Meredith Ochs -- Loretta Lynn : The pill / Madison Vain -- Dolly Parton : Long Island down home blues / Nancy Harrison -- Emmylou Harris : common ground in an uncommon love / Ali Berlow -- Barbara Mandrell : Lubbock in the rearview mirror / Shelby Morrison -- Tanya Tucker : punk country and sex wide open / Holly Gleason -- Rita Coolidge : a dark-eyed Cherokee country gal / Kandia Crazy Horse -- Linda Ronstadt : canciones di corazón salvajge / Grace Potter -- Rosanne Cash : expectations and letting go / Deborah Sprague -- The Judds : comfort far from home / Courtney E. Smith -- k.d. lang : flawless, fearless / Kelly McCartney -- Lucinda William : flesh & ghosts, dreams + marrow / Lady Goodman -- Mary Chapin Carpenter : every hometown girl / Cynthia Sanz -- Patty Loveless : beyond what you know / Wendy Pearl -- Shania Twain : but the little girls understand / Emily Yahr -- Alison Krauss : draw your own map / Aubrie Sellers -- Terri Clark : better things to do / Amy Elizabeth McCarthy -- Taylor Swift : dancing on her own / Elysa Gardner -- Kacey Musgraves : follow your arrow / Dacey Orr -- Rhiannon Giddens : a gift past the songs / Caroline Randall Williams -- Patty Griffin : remembering to breathe / Kim Ruehl.
Full-tilt, hardcore, down-home, and groundbreaking, the women of country music speak volumes with every song. From Maybelle Carter to Dolly Parton, k.d. lang to Taylor Swift--these artists provided pivot points, truths, and doses of courage for women writers at every stage of their lives. Whether it's Rosanne Cash eulogizing June Carter Cash or a seventeen-year-old Taylor Swift considering the golden glimmer of another precocious superstar, Brenda Lee, it's the humanity beneath the music that resonates.

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