RIP Ken Nordine

An inspiration to me since 1970…


From the Chicago Tribune

Before you read the words written below about the life and times and accomplishments of a man named Ken Nordine, who died Saturday at his North Side home at the age of 98, it would be a good idea for you to listen to whatever you can find at

What you will discover is the one-and-only voice of Ken Nordine, one of the few people in the history of radio to use the medium to its fullest potential, rather than as a forum for blather, confrontation, inanities and noisy nonsense. He made a kind of vocal music as the voice of thousands of commercials and as the force behind a new art form he created and called “word jazz.”

See more from the Tribune – here.

From ABC – Chicago – here.


From The Chicago Sun Times – here.

Ken Nordine – Wikipedia – here.

Work Jazz – What Time Is It (1972)

All Tracks – Ken Nordine – On YouTube

Staring with My baby

RIP Ken Nordine (April 13, 1920 – February 16, 2019)

Thank you for all that you left us!

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