Beneath the Underdog [Charles Mingus] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Mingus by Mingus. From the shabby roadhouses to fabulous. Bass player extraordinaire Charles Mingus, who died in , is one of the essential composers in the history of jazz, and Beneath the. Beneath the Underdog Charles Mingus This book has been called both a Beat novel and a testament of the Civil Rights struggle. What I’ve.

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He was also one of the greatest musicians and composers in Jazz or any other genre. Buy the selected items together This item: Features live performances by Monk and his band, and interviews with friends and family about the offbeat genius. At once an essential composer in the history of jazz and a bass player extraordinaire, Charles Mingus was born on April 22, in Nogales, Arizona, and grew up in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts.

As a biography it would be great, but as a novel awful. Sep 03, Pages. Anyone who has read this blog before and is both observant and a fan of jazz may have noticed that the background image is of Mr Charles Mingus.

Maybe it’s Schroedinger’s Cat.

As fictionalized autobiography goes, it rocked in some places minfus the beginning but the dialogue within quotation marks became saccharine – especially around the middle. A wild, lyrical, and anguished autobiography, in which Charles Mingus pays short shrift to the facts but plunges to the very bottom of his psyche, coming up for air only when it pleases him. This was not the work of a ghostwriter.


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It was like Vachss or Spillane or a half dozen other good noir writers. A documentary film about the life of pianist and jazz great Thelonious Monk. We are experiencing technical difficulties.

Well worth the time for all jazz fans. A raw, surprising sexy book that ranges from a wild childhood through musical genius to the halls of a mental institution.

Triumph of the Underdog He writes it pretty much as quoted conversation between him and anyone that wanders into his world, from Lady Day to countless ‘bitches and whores’. Autobiographies are seldom a list of facts, and given the structure of the book, it is even harder to take this as, at best, an impressionistic account of his past the veracity of the book has been called into question in many places. One of my favorite exaggerated autobiographies. Unfortunately, the whole thing reads like a 15 year old boy’s idea of what would be really cool and awesome.

Infinity War undegdog Aquaman. Full Cast and Crew. At once an essential composer in the history of jazz and a bass player extraordinaire, Charles Mingus was born on April 22, in Nogales, Arizona, and grew up in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts.

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Feb 19, Jamilyn rated it liked it. There is a certain comedy when he talks about how virile he is and how long he could have sex. The focus geneath so much shift in parts as jumps or wanders and usually needlessly so, and the structure doesn’t always make sense: Jan 20, Wes Freeman rated it liked it. It was finally undfrdog by Alfred A. It reminded me of the anger evident in the Miles Davis biography, but it’s more matter of fact about it.


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He was obviously a tortured man with mental mjngus issues and an explosive, violent temper, counter balanced by a gentle, loving side. The Kind of Man I Am: Somber, comic, disturbing, boastful, confessional, sentimental, contradictory, poetic, irascible, impish One of my favorite books to read.

So try reading it again! Retrieved from ” https: Would most of us not wish there were more of it in our own memoirs? Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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Whoever said Beneath the Underdog was a Beat novel was on point. This is his story, as told by the man himself, in manic, beat-style prose. This should have been great.