Beneath the Underdog: His World as Composed by Mingus

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Bass player extraordinaire Charles Mingus, who died in 1979, is one of the essential composers in the history of jazz, and Beneath the Underdog , his celebrated, wild, funny, demonic, anguished, shocking, and profoundly moving memoir, is the greatest autobiography ever written by a jazz musician. It tells of his God-haunted childhood in Watts during the 1920s and 1930s; his outcast adolescent years; his apprenticeship, not only with jazzmen but also with pimps, hookers, junkies, and hoodlums; and his golden years in New ...

Beneath the Underdog: His World as Composed by Mingus 1991, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679737612

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Beneath the Underdog: His World as Composed by Mingus 1971, Alfred A. Knopf

ISBN-13: 9780394436227

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