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Ken Nordine

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Most Americans are most likely acquainted with Ken Nordine, also if they have no idea it. His wealthy, deep baritone graces many tv and radio advertisements. His most innovative function, however, is normally reserved for his “phrase jazz,” which marries liquid, free-association ruminations with jazzy instrumental support. Dynamic in radio because the 1950s, he’s documented many albums and syndicated broadcasts, and it has also collaborated using the Pleased Inactive. Nordine got his begin being a radio and tv character in Chicago, had been he would occasionally perform his raps over jazz information on his poetry present. His first Phrase Jazz record, from 1957, used the Chico Hamilton music group (working beneath the alias from the Fred Katz group). This resulted in some Phrase Jazz recordings, which — just like the defeat poetry in the same period — appeared beyond the conformity from the 1950s to even more imaginative and multi-colored worlds, types that had area for illusion and irrationality, and not simply mundane truth. He’s documented sporadically since, although he will studio recordings being a sideline to his function in radio and advertisements. Nordine’s soundscapes are greatest experienced not really on his fairly few industrial recordings, but on his syndicated radio displays, 375 which can be found on cassette from Snail Information, Container 285-8C2, Florence, WI 54121.

Quick Facts


Full Name Ken Nordine
Profession Disc jockey, Musician, Voice Actor
Education Lane Technical College Prep High School
Nationality American
Spouse Beryl Vaughan
Parents Nore S. Nordine, Theresia Nordine
Music Songs Hunger Is From, What Time Is It?, Sound Museum, The Vidiot, Looks Like It's Going to Rain, Flibberty Jib, You're Getting Better, Faces in the Jazzamatazz, I Used to Think My Right Hand Was Uglier Than My Left, Reaching Into In, Down the Drain, Confessions of 349-18-5171, Miss Cone, Adult Kindergarten, Thousand Bing Bangs, Anytime, Anytime, Reaching Into, Bubble Gum, Strollin' Spooks, I Love a Groove, I Used to Think My Right Hand Was, Aging Young Rebel, Looking at Numbers, Charlie Zen, Lesson Number 1, Hafta Have you, The Smith Family, I Used to Think My Right Hand, The Bullfighter, Akond of Swat, Cat & Bird Blues, Sing Me a Poem
Albums Word Jazz, Colors, Devout Catalyst, Love Words, Son of Word Jazz, How Are Things in Your Town?, The Shifting Whispering Sands, The Jazz Masters Collection (Original Jazz Recordings Remastered), Midnight Sun, Masterjazz: Ken Nordine, Outer Space, The Word Collection, Jazz Box (The Jazz Series), You’re Getting Better: The Word Jazz - Dot Masters, Word Jazz: The Complete 1950s Recordings, Backup the Best of Ken Nordine, The Last Round Up (The Ken Nordine Anthology Collection), Cool Water, Bubble Gum, Mister Voice
Movies Fearless Frank, Developing Your Character


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#Fact
1 Recorded several spoken word recordings with jazz background music. These include "Word Jazz", "Colors" and "A Transparent Mask".
2 Professional announcer and narrator, known for his deep "dark brown" voice.
3 Produced, wrote and narrated a radio show, "Now Nordine", that featured original poetry.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cube Quest 1983 Video Game Narrator (voice, uncredited)
Fearless Frank 1967 The Stranger
Story of the Christmas Carol 1955 TV Movie Narrator
Developing Your Character 1950 Short Announcer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Exorcist 1973 vocal coach: Linda Blair - uncredited

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Exorcist 1973 special sound effects - uncredited

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broken Noses 1987 Documentary "My Baby"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mike Douglas Show 1975 TV Series Himself - Actor
Astaire Time 1960 TV Movie Himself - Announcer (voice)
Another Evening with Fred Astaire 1959 TV Special Himself
Chicago Symphony Chamber Orchestra 1951 TV Series Announcer
Against the Tide 1948 Documentary short Narrator

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#Quote
1 Stare with your ears.

#Trademark
1 Deep, rich, soothing and resonant baritone voice


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