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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Because, sometimes the music just isn’t that good. 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.

Murphy rated it liked it Recommends it for: The man may be a bad writer, certainly a bad heterosexual, but he sure as hell can compose like a motherfucker: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. See and discover other items: As a literary experiment there is something there but overall it is a misguided book. Share this Rating Title: Starts with memories of his childhood in Watts, precedes through his psychically des Thoroughly complicated autobiography of highly original jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus.

Yes No Report this. Love the music, but would like to hear about him from someone less kooky. It is the mind of Mingus. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Teh goes crazy a bit, raps on race here and there, gives advice on training whores and any number of minhus aspects of the underside of society.


If you’re interested in playing music, you’re interested in playing the music that speaks to you emotionally and engages you intellectually. Sex, drugs, and racism are the core topics. It’s at times smooth and wonderful and at others, completely obscuring.

Looking for More Great Reads? The money thing could very well be why this music is so great?

Add the first question. In the absence of a real discussion of what made Mingus special, Beneath the Underdog is nothing more than a mediocre memoir about a fairly anonymous, sexually hungry man growing up in Watts in the s and finally finding Kerouac’s “IT” in an insane asylum in New York.

Beneath the Underdog by Charles Mingus – Triumph Of The Now

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Is sex not the stuff of life? He is one of the few artist that I relate to as well as inspired by in my journey so I find a sort of relief while reading this book. Maybe it’s Schroedinger’s Cat.

Stream of consciousness, musings on love, contemplations of what it means to be a minority, poetically talking about split personalities and telling stories about a detached self that may or may not be true: Search for ” Charles Mingus: Please try again later.

The Kind of Man I Am: Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video. The focus doesn’t so much shift in parts as jumps or wanders and usually needlessly so, and the structure doesn’t always make sense: Edit Cast Credited cast: Or like it said at the end of a labor song I liked a lot when I was a kid: He talks about his youth, his parents, his ghosts. And, Mingus was a large man, with larger passions, and an ego even larger still, so a certain amount of bravado and bragging is to be expected.


For all the fictitious elements on the page, Mingus manages to inject his personality directly into the narrative. Sorry for the negativity.

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Webarchive template wayback links Pages to import images to Wikidata. A must-re Charles Mingus is one of the great jazz legends I have ever heard. There is a certain comedy when he talks about how virile he is and how long he could have sex. Triumph of the Underdog 7. Underddog try again later.

Get underdot, free shipping with Amazon Prime. A must-read for every jazz fan and Mingus fans alike. Whoever said Beneath the Underdog was a Beat novel was on point.