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Miles Davis: The Playboy Interview (50 Years of the Playboy Interview) [Kindle Edition]

Playboy , Davis Miles
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In mid-1962, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was given a partial transcript of an interview with Miles Davis. It covered jazz, of course, but it also included Davis’s ruminations on race, politics and culture. Fascinated, Hef sent the writer—future Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Alex Haley, an unknown at the time—back to glean even more opinion and insight from Davis. The resulting exchange, published in the September 1962 issue, became the first official Playboy Interview and kicked off a remarkable run of public inquisition that continues today—and that has featured just about every cultural titan of the last half century.
To celebrate the Interview’s 50th anniversary, the editors of Playboy have culled 50 of its most (in)famous Interviews and will publish them over the course of 50 weekdays (from September 4, 2012 to November 12, 2012) via Amazon’s Kindle Direct platform. Here is that first Interview with Miles Davis.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1463 KB
  • Print Length: 14 pages
  • Publisher: Playboy (September 4, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0092U2VQA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #191,935 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Interview September 4, 2012
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That is a really good interview. I can't believe Alex Haley was the interviewer of Miles Davis either, great match-up. Looking forward to some of the other Playboy Interviews I saw mentioned in the press release.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Miles September 5, 2012
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Alex Haley interviews Miles. This interview contains some of the most quoted/quotable Miles.If you enjoy this you'll probably like the autobiography - Miles: The Autobiography
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Miles October 6, 2012
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I was interested in how timeless - and timely - this interview is. Miles comes alive on the page and his insights are worth hearing again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Traveling back with Miles Davis September 7, 2012
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Very interesting interview and relays how discrimination played a part of Miles life as a child and through adulthood. How it did not stand between him and his music, and in fact, he played better becuase of it, only further displays his strong will to live life, his way. Read the interview and listen to his words and his music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 10, 2014
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A Must Read for any Miles Davis fan.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Miles Davis Interview April 9, 2014
By Bob
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Not enough about the music. Interesting insight into Davis's opinions about race but wanted more about his work. Disappointing but worth reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great political and social insight March 4, 2014
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This interview gives the reader insight into Davis' thinking but it also gives a great historical record of the early 1960s.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great listen. January 6, 2014
By hydroid
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it was very cool to listen to Miles speak his frustrations and joys from this time period. Very honest and candid.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars MILES! MILES! MILES!
This was a very sharp dude! I think I've found a new "hero" . . . Can't wait to read more from him.
Published 6 days ago by MrGantri
5.0 out of 5 stars Davis
I just had jazz week and these are some fun things to learn about artists, especially Davis and his crazy life.
Published 2 months ago by Jonathan Obenchain
4.0 out of 5 stars ideas for my paper
I needed info for a history paper I was doing about Miles Davis in the 50s and 60s and this article was a goldmine of quotes.
Published 2 months ago by jazzman69
5.0 out of 5 stars I feel like I know him now...
I really enjoyed reading this article. It really helped me to get a better understanding of the often "misunderstood" Mr. Miles Davis.
Published 3 months ago by Sonia R.
2.0 out of 5 stars Good interview
Very interesting
Published 6 months ago by Linda
3.0 out of 5 stars Not much here
I was searching for Mile's excellent autobiography, but it appears not to be available on kindle. this is mildly interesting, but ultimately just a brief interview which offers a... Read more
Published 7 months ago by L,I,B,E,R,T,Y,
4.0 out of 5 stars Remembering Miles
This article is a good snapshot of those times when miles had a willingness to say things plainly . a really good article
Published 14 months ago by Joseph Bagley
1.0 out of 5 stars Great interview but perhaps overpriced
The interview itself is great but I am not sure whether it is worth 99 cents given its brevity. I would rather see many interviews (of Miles Davis, of course) packaged into one,... Read more
Published 14 months ago by PeopleInSorrow
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
This was a very good read.
I enjoyed being able to read about such a Great Man in his own words & how he felt about the poeple & situations around him.
Published 16 months ago by Shine Head
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