10216Re: [thewire] miles davis bio
- Dec 3, 2000Andrew,
I just placed a hold on this book at our library.
Thank you for the recommendation.
For anyone interested, it's Jack Chambers, or at least that's the way it's
catalogued at the Seattle Public Library.
> Miles' 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.
> PT wrote:
> > 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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