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He tells it using third person, even though it’s an autobiography, which is weird. It’s mnigus, its honest and it’s weird. I would give it two and a half stars. 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 beneatg before. Inspired by Your Browsing History. This did not have the feel of a book that was written: Chzrles it doesn’t have either particularly when it comes to the sexually explicit passages that often come off as juvenile though, one could argue that these passages are often spoken through the thee, but still The book is a jumble, but a glorious one, by a certified American genius.
Negro Music in White America. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. 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.
He DOES go on about sex to a degree that might get a little tedious time and again. Mingus’ verbal play is Joycean, his humor Rabelaisian.
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In Beneath the Underdog you get pure Mingus in all his lovable, maniacal glory.
We are experiencing technical difficulties. Feb 19, Jamilyn rated it liked it. Unfortunately, the whole thing reads like a 15 year old boy’s idea mingks what would be really cool and awesome. 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.
Intensely philosophical, the role of jazz in Mingus’ life or at least the parts of it he put in this book seems to be so all-encompassing that its incidental; like why is a dude gonna waste time talking about air in his autobiography?
This is the kind of candor, self-exhibition and self-delusion that only the most truthful autobiographical fiction achieves. Mar 29, Robert Gustavo rated it it was ok. Return to Book Page. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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 mingua has been called into question in many places.
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The home of the Proms and classical music on the BBC. Books by Charles Mingus. Sure, it’s got some arguable flaws. Feb 04, larrytheimp rated it it was amazing Shelves: Stay in Touch Sign up. Many concerts are broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.
But I had no idea it were possible that it could be such a woefully and widely misunderstood masterpiece. May 12, Graeme rated it liked it. He is filthily obscene and tenderly naive. Love the music, but would like mings hear about him from someone less kooky. See and discover other items: An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus.
Well, for passionate seekers, this book is literature, and it’s far from a waste of time – it is, in fact, a crucial document.
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Overall it was ok, I didn’t love it but didn’t hate it I like his approach of attempting to take the reader into his ‘subconscious’ so to speak but parts of the Admittedly I just finished Miles’ biography and the benfath of Mingus threw me for a bit of a loop. Foremost among them is Mingus himself. He writes of his struggle, growing up poor in Watts and trying to succeed as a musician in a racist society. Read reviews that mention beneath the underdog charles mingus miles davis along the lines love his music ever read jazz giant must read read this book listen to his music chsrles the man get this book music of mingus mingus the music autobiography musician sex american artist brilliant.
Mingus’ voice in Beneath the Underdog is convincingly organic and eccentric, and a must read or any casual Mingus fan. Paperbackpages. Mingus worked on his autobiography for more than two decades.