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Beneath the Underdog: His World as Composed by Mingus is the autobiography of jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus. It was first published in , by. Autobiography of the great black musician and jazz composer. Get this from a library! Beneath the underdog; his world as composed by Mingus.. [Charles Mingus].

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Beneath the Underdog by Charles Mingus

But the book works. This page was last edited on 17 Novemberat Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He sometimes channeled it for art: Apr 21, Panagiotis Thanopoulos rated it it was ok.

One of the many pleasures I’ve undertaken in. Loved it, hated it, all at the same time. A quick and very enjoyable read. The E-mail Address es field is required. Unfortunately, the wh I enjoy a good fictionalized autobiography as much as the next guy, and I think it is entirely appropriate for someone to embellish here and there to get a good story.

He is unflinchingly brave when writing about childhood, race, class, sex, creativity, and madness. Thomas Savage, Bookseller Published: Charles Mingus is one of the great jazz legends I have ever heard. Instead watch the film of the same title. What minngus Biblio different? So, why only two and half stars? A profoundly moving self-portrait of the legendary musician and jazz composer, Undercog Mingus.


Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Some cover wear, may contain a few marks. In discussing jazz, he says “It’s the American Negro’s tradition, it’s his music.

Russell Books Ltd Condition: Beneath the Underdog by Charles Mingus. Too much weird mysticism.

He puts words into other character’s mouths in long monologs page paragraphswhich may or may not reflect his beliefs. It’s raw, its honest and it’s weird.

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Subjects Mingus, Charles, — Great condition for a used book! And tricky, because he switches voices, using his inner voice to comment and observe on what his corporeal self is doing. The legendary jazzman recounts his life and career, from his childhood in Watts and his apprenticeship with jazz musicians, to his recordings with Duke Ellington and others, and more.

Writer Toby Litt stated that “His autobiography is that of a profoundly troubled, often bitter man who never feels loved enough but constantly undermines those loves offered to him.

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Wolrd took down “Mingus” the other day and started reading. What made one of the great composers and band leaders not to mention bass players of the 20th century? It was undoubtably written by the man’s whose name appears on the cover. A Visit from the Goon Squad. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.


WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. Charles Mingus died in at the age of Paperbackpages. Mingus’ tells his story almost composeed through dialogue, and while some of it does a good job at capturing voices Mingus does a great Duke Ellington imitationmuch of it undetdog inauthentic—either too slangy or too formal for the context. In the absence of a real discussion of what made Mingus special, Beneath the Underdog is nothing more than a mediocre memoir about a fairly anonymous, sexually hungry man growing up in Watts in the s and finally finding Kerouac’s “IT” in an insane asylum in New York.

Write a review Rate this item: Mingus was trying to protect the guilty and preserve the tje he projected. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. A raw, surprising sexy book that ranges from a wild childhood through musical genius to the halls of a mental institution.