KEN NORDINE

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Ken Nordine ( January 1920) is an American voiceover and recording artist.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Ken Nordine is the son of an architect. He attended Lane Technical College Prep High School (Chicago) and the University of Chicago. He has three sons with his wife Beryl whom he married in 1946.

Nordine's deep, resonant voice has been featured on many commercial advertisements. One critic wrote that "you may not know Ken Nordine by name or face, but you'll almost certainly recognize his voice."

He initially attracted attention when he recorded the aural vignettes on Word Jazz on Dot in 1957. Word Jazz, Son of Word Jazz (Dot, 1958) and his other albums in this vein feature Nordine's narration over a cool jazz background. He began performing and recording such albums at the peak of the beat movement and was associated with the poetry-and-jazz movement. Regarded by some as an original
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ColorsColors
Asphodel Records 2000
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KEN NORDINE Word Jazz (Featuring Fred Katz Group) album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Word Jazz (Featuring Fred Katz Group)
Vocal Jazz 1957
KEN NORDINE Son of Word Jazz album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Son of Word Jazz
Vocal Jazz 1957
KEN NORDINE Next! album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Next!
Vocal Jazz 1959
KEN NORDINE My Baby album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My Baby
Vocal Jazz 1959
KEN NORDINE Word Jazz Vol. II album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Word Jazz Vol. II
Vocal Jazz 1960
KEN NORDINE Colors album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Colors
Vocal Jazz 1966
KEN NORDINE Twink (aka Wink) album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Twink (aka Wink)
Vocal Jazz 1967
KEN NORDINE Stare With Your Ears album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stare With Your Ears
Vocal Jazz 1979
KEN NORDINE Grandson Of Word Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Grandson Of Word Jazz
Vocal Jazz 1986
KEN NORDINE Devout Catalyst album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Devout Catalyst
Vocal Jazz 1992
KEN NORDINE Upper Limbo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Upper Limbo
Vocal Jazz 1994

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KEN NORDINE The Best of Word Jazz, Volume 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of Word Jazz, Volume 1
Vocal Jazz 1990

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