Music | Ken Nordine spoke to “that muscle in the mind”
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 3/19/19, 01:08 pm
Ken Nordine, the possessor of one of the greatest speaking voices ever committed to tape, died in February. He was 98.
Nordine first went public in the late 1950s and early 1960s with a series of spoken-word recordings for Dot Records. The titles of three of them—Word Jazz, Son of Word Jazz, and Word Jazz Vol. II—minted the catchphrase with which he would henceforth be identified.