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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Love the music, but would like to hear about him from someone less kooky. You get plenty of stories of his childhood and various loves, as well as his experiences with being a pimp and in a psychiatric ward. Sign In Register Help Cart.

Beneath the Underdog by Charles Mingus

Previous owner’s book-plate on front endpage, else very good in a very good, price clipped dust jacket. So, listen to the music first. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Mingus, Charles, — The New York Times.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. But Good Lord, if you ever wanted a direct view into the mind of a towering, volcanic personality who was not only a musical genius, but a genius of a kind when it came to life itself, minfus is your book.

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Similar the other reviewers be forewarned this is not a book about the music and all of the major players in the jazz scene at the time although there are references here and there. Pages with related products. Comosed Digital Library, Limited view search only.

Sometimes a well crafted story with only the slightest hints of truth will tell you worle about the person than the actual facts ever will. Used – Very Good. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Interesting guy, not so interesting book.

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Subjects Mingus, Charles, — It’s at times smooth and wonderful and at others, completely obscuring. Charles Mingus Find more information about: This is one of the greatest works of autobiographical fiction I will ever read. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Please enter recipient e-mail address es.


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Write a review Rate this item: It was undoubtably written by the man’s whose name appears on the cover. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. He talks about his youth, his parents, his ghosts.

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Amazon Complsed Fun stories for kids on the go. Mingus’ verbal play is Joycean, his humor Rabelaisian.

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Mingus sure passes on some effective bedroom wisdom in this book. But, one wishes that Mingus could have found himself a stronger editor who could have helped him craft his minyus into something more consistent.

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