10209Re: [thewire] miles davis bio
- Dec 3, 2000Miles' autobio is a great read, but is a horrible rip-off of jack
chalmers' earlier bio, "Milestones 1 & 2". the autobio originally came
out circa late 80's/90, i think, and the chalmers book was published in
the early-mid 80's. a lot of critics and music writers tore davis apart
for mostly rehashing chalmers (and, at some points, word-for-word
appropriating his earlier book). and to be honest, chalmers is a more
interesting author (and the revised version is much more detailed) than
miles and his "co-writer", quincy troupe.
> Miles own book is a MUST read, just for fun if nothing else,
> but in terms of a bio, I would say the one by Ian Carr.
> I have read them all and the Carr book is what I think
> you would want.
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