Calling all music fans! The New Book Section is brimming with selections featuring musicians in many genres, with more on the way. As the saying goes, there is something for everyone!
Pop/Rock: “America the Band: An Authorized Biography,” by Jude Warne; “Resistance: A Songwriter’s Story of Hope, Change, and Courage,” by Tori Amos; “The Meaning of Mariah Carey,” by Mariah Carey with Michaela Angela Davis; “Do You Feel Like I Do: A Memoir,” by Peter Frampton with Alan Light; “George Harrison on George Harrison: Interviews and Encounters,” edited by Ashley Kahn; “Wild Thing: The Short, Spellbinding Life of Jimi Hendrix,” by Philip Norman; “Let Love Rule,” by Lenny Kravitz with David Ritz; “Relentless: Unleashing a Life of Purpose, Grit, and Faith,” by John Tesh; “Black Diamond Queens: African American Women and Rock and Roll,” by Maureen Mahon.
Rap: “Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter,” by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson; “The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America,” by Marcus J. Moore; “I Am Restored: How I Lost My Religion But Found My Faith,” by Lecrae with Tyler Burns; “Bring that Beat Back: How Sampling Built Hip-Hop,” by Nate Patrin.
Folk/Country: “Joan Baez: The Last Leaf,” by Elizabeth Thomson; “Odetta: A Life in Music and Protest,” by Ian Zack; “Gentle on My Mind: In Sickness and Health with Glen Campbell,” by Kim Campbell; “Me and Patsy Kickin’ Up Dust: My Friendship with Patsy Cline,” by Loretta Lynn with Patsy Lynn Russell; “She Come by It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs,” by Sarah Smarsh; “Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics,” by Dolly Parton with Robert K. Oermann.
Jazz: “Dave Brubeck: A Life in Time,” by Philip Clark; “Peggy Lee: A Century of Song,” by Tish Oney; “Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Life and Music of Nat King Cole,” by Will Friedwald; “Sittin’ In: Jazz Clubs of the 1940s and 1950s,” by Jeff Gold.
Classical: “Mozart: The Reign of Love,” by Jan Swafford; “Composers: Their Lives and Works;” “The Complete Classical Music Guide;” “Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music,” by Alex Ross.
Indian Classical: “Indian Sun: The Life and Music of Ravi Shankar,” by Oliver Craske.
Browse the library catalog online for these and other titles at www.akspl.org. Books are currently available for checkout through our Books to Go program. Also, watch for an announcement about the library reopening to the public with limited hours and special precautions…