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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A must read for any fan of his. This book isn’t about how Mingus lived through jazz history. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: It tells of his God-haunted childhood in Watts during the s and s; his ynderdog adolescent years; his apprenticeship, not only with jazzmen but also with pimps, hookers, junkies, and hoodlums; and his golden years in New York City with such legendary figures as Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie.
Beneath the Underdog autobiography. For all the fictitious elements on the page, Mingus manages to inject his personality directly into the narrative. Admittedly I just finished Miles’ biography and the style of Mingus threw me for a bit of a loop.
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Sexually escapist, and scatological? Log-in or create an account first! As for the book, I read it in en route to Austin in early after a minbus Xmas vacation home to NJ — really all I remember is the aforementioned technique. Mingus’ note gives kudos to his editor, wonder why. And tricky, because he switches voices, using his inner voice to comment and observe on what his corporeal self is doing.
Please enter the message. The E-mail message field is required. Views Read Edit View history. Jul 15, Lee rated it liked it. But, it’s Mingus, so you have to take it warts and all, and the parts that do succeed are worth the wait, as they give the reader a dream of how grand this sort of expression could be. The reviewer for the journal Notes commented that “the reader is forced to plow through page after page of erotica some might label it pornography in order to ferret out the most basic kind of information about the man and his music.
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It was first published inby Alfred A. First published inBeneath the Underdog is a masterpiece of memoir, a riveting insight into one of the giants of twentieth century music. But the book works. Biography Biographies Additional Physical Format: Buy from us and you get great service as well as a great price! I am astonished at how few reviewers seem to “get” this book — I knew it was a masterpiece, that much is obvious to me — and it has fueled my love of Charles Mingus and his music to even greater heights than before.
Please try again later. The dustjacket has some fraying, edge and surface wear. Can you imagine a musician of his caliber having to have money problems?
Beneath the underdog; his world as composed by Mingus.
San Francisco Book Company Published: Apr 21, Panagiotis Thanopoulos rated it it was ok. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. The work tends to well reflect the chaotic nature of this genius. What made one of the great gis and band leaders not to mention bass players of the 20th century?
Much of it is hiss indeed, bouts of wisdom and foolishness that are at turns equally impressive. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.
This should have been great. Charles Mingus Find more information about: May 12, Graeme rated it liked it. Mingus’ tells his story almost completely through dialogue, and while some of it does a good job at capturing voices M A book of earnest erotica posing as a jazz memoir, Beneath the Underdog chronicles Mingus’ childhood and early career as a lover and a pimp with nary of undrdog mention of the music into which he poured his more worthwhile thoughts.
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The pimping, the badly written erotica, the fights Beneath the underdog; his world as composed by Mingus. Preview this item Preview this item. Pages with related products. A benexth, surprising sexy book that ranges from a wild childhood through musical genius to the halls of a mental institution.
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