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Polley Picks – May 2009


Carolyn D.Polley Picks: Recent Memoirs, Biographies and Other Music Books
Gere Branch Books Talk, May 18, 2009
Carolyn D.

Marvelous Melba: The Extraordinary Live of a Great Diva
by Ann Blainey [Music 782.109 Melba]

Challenges: A Memoir of My Life in Opera
by Sarah Caldwell with Rebecca Matlock [Music 782.109 Caldwell]

Music of the Alamo [accompanying CD with period music] by William R. Chemerka and Allan J. Wiener [Music 781.599 Che]

The Music Room: A Memoir
by Namita Devidayal [Music 780.954 Devidayal ]

Got the Life: My Journey of Addiction, Faith, Recovery and Korn
by Fieldy with Laura Morton [Music 781.66 Fieldy]

Hitman: Forty Years Making Music, Topping Charts and Winning Grammys
by David Foster with Pablo F. Fenjves [Music 781.64 Foster]

When We Get to Surf City: A Journey Through America in Pursuit of Rock and Roll, Friendship and Dreams
by Bob Greene [Music 781.66 Greene]

Backstage at the Revolution: How the Royal Paris Opera Survived the End of the Old Regime
by Victoria Johnson [Music 782.1 Joh]

Accordion Dreams: A Journey Into Cajun and Creole Music
by Blair Kilpatrick [Music 788.86 Kilpatrick]

Journey of a Thousand Miles: My Story
by Lang Lang with David Ritz [Music 786.2 Lang ]

Will You Take Me as I Am: Joni Mitchell’s Blue Period
by Michelle Mercer [Music 781.64 Mitchell]

Lift Every Voice: The History of African American Music
by Burton W. Peretti [Music 781.629 AfrAYp]

The Voice: A Memoir
by Thomas Quasthoff [Music 782.109 Quasthoff]

Don’t Stop Believin’: How Karaoke Conquered the World and Changed My Life
by Brian Raferty [Music 782.4 Raf]

A Devil to Play: One Man’s Year-Long Quest to Master the Orchestra’s Most Difficult Instrument
by Jasper Rees [Music 788.94 Rees]

W.C. Handy: The Life and Times of the Man Who Made the Blues
by David Robertson [Music 781.643 Handy]

On Some Faraway Beach: The Life and Times of Brian Emo
by Daivd Sheppard [Music 781.66 Eno]

Wish You Were Here: An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenes — From Punk to Indie and Everything in Between
by Leslie Simon [Music 781.66 Sim]

Yo-Yo Ma: A Biography
by Jim Whiting [Music 787.4 Ma]

Who Are You: The life of Pete Townshend
by Mark Wilkerson [Biography Townshend]

Tin Pan Alley Girl: A Biography of Ann Powell
by Tighe E. Zimmers [Music 781.64 Ronell]