PLAYBOY AFTER DARK - 2ND COLLECTION
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(May 15, 2007)
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I know that there are tons of episodes out there, so please keep 'em coming, they're terriffic!
I lay no claim to "a first-rate intelligence," but I do subscribe to this F. Scott Fitzgerald dictum about a functioning mind. And so I can call myself a feminist and still think Playboy After Dark is a delicious pop culture artifact.
This three-disc set (Volume Two) begins in the lounge-era cool of the very early sixties and winds up in "groovy" territory at the end of the decade. Highlights (for me): Disc 1 = Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie performing with Joe Williams and Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, Pete Seeger leading a living room sing-along, close-up magic tricks, Cal Tjader; Disc 2 = Johnny Mathis, The Modern Jazz Quartet, George Carlin, Don Adams, Brenton Wood ("Just give me some kind of sign, girl..."), and the hair-do on the bass player in the group Hef introduces as "The" Deep Purple; Disc 3 = fewer delights and some actual irritations, though Sid Caesar gives one of his "multilingual" performances, and Jerry Garcia wears a gigantic poncho that Deadheads may appreciate in any glimpses that aren't obscured by some ill-considered "psychedelic" camera effects.
Included on Disc 1 is a worshipful short documentary about Hefner, circa 1963, showing us that one of the secrets of his success is an ability to look into the camera with a straight face and declare himself "a genius."
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This is as raw as it gets.In this volume it gets even better.