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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You do learn a lot about Mingus from this, but nothing you would want to know. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Please try again later. The book was clearly written by a musician with a great sense of musicality.
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One person found this helpful. Music – instead of staining himself with this revolting mixture of obscenity and infantile romanticism. Foremost among them is Mingus himself. His picture of s LA has a vibrancy and spark that is missing in later parts of the book.
Aug 12, JDK rated it it was ok. Murphy rated it liked it Recommends it for: Whoever said Beneath the Underdog was a Beat novel was on point.
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This book has sat on my shelf for 46 years. Pages with related products. Aug 27, Chris Q. A raw, surprising sexy book that ranges from a wild childhood through musical genius to the halls of a mental institution. As a biography it would be great, but as a novel awful.
To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I always thought it was titled “Mingus”; thought it was serious jazz writing, like the other classics from those days. Mar 06, Eric rated it did not like it. Jan 11, Matthew rated it really liked it.
A quick and very enjoyable read. Minguus trivia or quizzes yet.
It’s more world-weary, but not much more profound, than a beeneath thoughts on metaphysics. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. I love his music and his writing. Would most of us unferdog wish there were more of it in our own memoirs? Unfortunately, the whole thing reads like a 15 year old boy’s idea of what would be really cool and awesome.
Sometimes chapters ramble on, hopping through disjointed scenes, acts, and themes, while chharles cohesive scenes, acts, and themes are broken up into several smaller chapters. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
And a pretty heavy serving of mysticism on top. Somber, comic, disturbing, boastful, confessional, sentimental, contradictory, poetic, irascible, impish…lyrical, nasty, angelic, reflective…expressionistic, picaresque, jive…this is a powerful book.
Besides having to scrape for cash almost always. I don’t know of Charles as being involved in drugs to any wild proportion The device allows him to not only narrate, but to comment on his life.
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Open Preview See a Problem? It took me a little bit to figure it out. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. It is a truly generous book: Sometimes a well crafted story with only the slightest hints of truth will tell you more about the person than the actual charels ever beenath. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The Life and Times of an American Original.
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Seemed made up in places. Where it breaks down is his life as a pimp and his joy in turning rich white women in to prostitutes. If Mingus really was as “crazy” as this book interrupts these years of his life: Charlie Mingus Charles Mingus: Who cares about how the music was played and who played it and why? I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?
About Beneath the Underdog Bass player extraordinaire Charles Mingus, who died inis one of the essential composers in the history of jazz, and Beneath the Underdoghis celebrated, wild, funny, demonic, anguished, shocking, and profoundly moving memoir, is the greatest autobiography ever written by a jazz musician.
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There is certainly an almost juvenile consequence free braggadocio that you find in some of the worst of Kerouac. Stay in Touch Sign up. 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 book lost me.
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