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Hugh Hefner and All That Jazz

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When you think of Hugh Hefner, the visions of beautiful women, the grotto, the world famous mansion and bunnies come to mind. However, the entertainment icon deserves another credit for almost singlehandedly transforming the world of jazz. Author Patty Farmer’s Playboy Swings delves into the land of celebrity, Playboy, jazz, racism and the that world renowned man in the smoking jacket who catapulted the careers of Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and the countless other legends into the spotlight at a time when no one saw it coming. Click here and go to page 69 to witness Farmer’s captivating chronicle of Hef, the bunnies, the behind-the-scenes action and the music that has graced the world’s ears for decades.