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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Get to Know Us. The book was clearly written by a musician with compoeed great sense of musicality. Gripping until you realise that the balance of autobiography to fantasy is tipped wildly in favour of fantasy.
Mingus’ tells his story almost completely through dialogue, and while some of it does a good job at capturing voices Mingus does a great Duke Ellington imitationmuch of it sounds inauthentic—either too slangy or too formal for the context. A volcano of a book, unlike no other autobiography.
No trivia or quizzes yet. If you want an in-depth look at his recording career and concerts then look elsewhere, but if you want an in-depth look at the man then this is the place. He turned into a rather sullied hero.
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Great condition for a used book! Turns out this isn’t a biography, it is an autobiography, sort of, titled “Beneath the Underdog. Some cover wear, may contain a few marks. Home About Help Search.
But my quest to find Mingus the man found Mingus the pimp. Bookstore’s stamped address appears on the inside of the rear cover. This should have been great.
He takes the reader through his childhood in Watts, his musical education by the likes of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Charlie Parker, and his prodigious appetites–intellectual, culinary, and sexual.
Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! You never forget for a second who is driving this crazy umbrella; and this book paints a more human, real, and nuanced image of the man in a bj that no meticulously researched, ghe and cross-referenced academic biography ever could.
Advanced Search Find a Library. A raw, surprising sexy book that ranges from a wild childhood through musical genius to the halls of a mental institution.
Maybe it’s Schroedinger’s Cat. The interesting people he meets in his travels are well interweaved, and really make the story.
He DOES go on about sex to a degree that might get a little veneath time and again. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Buy from us and you get great service as well as a great price! People have strong opinions about this book.
Aug 31, Acharnaikos rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. I couldn’t wait to get to the point where he talked about recording with Duke Ellington and Max Roach and it never happened. Toward the end of the book, he makes a beneth I’ve always had trouble with. As well, answers may be filled in.