Ken Nordine

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Ken Nordine (April 13, 1920 – February 16, 2019) was an American voice-over and recording artist, best known for his series of Word Jazz albums. His deep, resonant voice has also been featured in many commercial advertisements and movie trailers. One critic wrote that "you may not know Ken Nordine by name or face, but you'll almost certainly recognize his voice.

Ken Nordine (April 13, 1920 – February 16, 2019) was an American voiceover and recording artist best known for his series of Word Jazz albums, featuring spoken word poetry over a jazz backdrop. Nordine notably collaborated with Laurie Anderson, Sonny Rollins, Tom Waits and Jerry Garcia.
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DL-8550 Ken Nordine - Concert In The Sky album art Teddy Phillips And His Orchestra With The Jack Halloran Choir*, Ken Nordine Teddy Phillips And His Orchestra With The Jack Halloran Choir*, Ken Nordine - Concert In The Sky (Album) Decca DL-8550 US 1957 Sell This Version
DLP 3075 Ken Nordine - Word Jazz album art Ken Nordine Featuring The Fred Katz Group Ken Nordine Featuring The Fred Katz Group - Word Jazz (Album) Dot Records DLP 3075 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
HAM D 6056 Ken Nordine - Son Of Word Jazz album art Ken Nordine Featuring The Fred Katz Group Ken Nordine Featuring The Fred Katz Group - Son Of Word Jazz (Album) Dot Records, Dot Records HAM D 6056 New Zealand 1957 Sell This Version
DLP 3115 Ken Nordine - Love Words album art Ken Nordine Love Words (Album) Dot Records DLP 3115 US 1958 Sell This Version
DLP 25196, DLP 25,196 Ken Nordine - Next! album art Ken Nordine Next! (Album) Dot Records, Dot Records DLP 25196, DLP 25,196 US 1959 Sell This Version
DLP 3301 Ken Nordine - Word Jazz Vol. II album art Ken Nordine Word Jazz Vol. II (Album) Dot Records, Dot Records DLP 3301 US 1960 Sell This Version
FM 304S, FMLP304 Ken Nordine - Passion In The Desert album art Honore De Balzac* / Ken Nordine Honore De Balzac* / Ken Nordine - Passion In The Desert (Album) FM (6), FM (6) FM 304S, FMLP304 US 1963 Sell This Version
PHM 200-224 Ken Nordine - Colors: A Sensuous Listening Experience album art Ken Nordine Colors: A Sensuous Listening Experience (Album) Philips PHM 200-224 US 1966 Sell This Version
PHM 200-258 Ken Nordine - Twink album art Ken Nordine Does Robert Shure Ken Nordine Does Robert Shure - Twink (Album) Philips PHM 200-258 US 1967 Sell This Version
SR 1001 Ken Nordine - Stare With Your Ears album art Ken Nordine Stare With Your Ears(LP, Album) Snail Records SR 1001 US 1979 Sell This Version
SR 1003 Ken Nordine - Grandson Of Word Jazz album art Ken Nordine Grandson Of Word Jazz (Album) Snail Records SR 1003 US 1986 Sell This Version
GDCD 4017 Ken Nordine - Devout Catalyst album art Ken Nordine Devout Catalyst (Album) Grateful Dead Records GDCD 4017 UK 1992 Sell This Version
GDCD40172 Ken Nordine - Upper Limbo album art Ken Nordine Upper Limbo (Album) Grateful Dead Records GDCD40172 US 1993 Sell This Version
ASP 2004 Ken Nordine - A Transparent Mask album art Ken Nordine A Transparent Mask(CD, Album) Asphodel ASP 2004 US 2001 Sell This Version
890H-9838 Ken Nordine - Presenting The Incomparable X-66 Hammond Organ album art Jim McLin, Ken Nordine Jim McLin, Ken Nordine - Presenting The Incomparable X-66 Hammond Organ(LP, Album) RCA 890H-9838 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CM 38 Ken Nordine - The Barber Of Seville album art Ken Nordine The Barber Of Seville Mercury CM 38 US 1953 Sell This Version
45-15658 Ken Nordine - My Baby album art Ken Nordine My Baby(7", Single) Dot Records 45-15658 US 1957 Sell This Version
61-7370 Ken Nordine - Sounds In Space album art Ken Nordine Sounds In Space (Single) RCA Victor 61-7370 US 1958 Sell This Version
EZ-D 19040 Ken Nordine - Word Jazz album art Ken Nordine Featuring The Fred Katz Group Ken Nordine Featuring The Fred Katz Group - Word Jazz(7", EP, Mono) London Records EZ-D 19040 UK 1959 Sell This Version
45-16000 Ken Nordine - My Baby album art Ken Nordine And The Fred Katz Group Ken Nordine And The Fred Katz Group - My Baby(7", Single) Dot Records 45-16000 US 1959 Sell This Version
GXTV-80746 Ken Nordine - Radio Rebus album art Ken Nordine Radio Rebus(12", EP) United States Army Recruiting Service GXTV-80746 US 1962 Sell This Version
CM 38, 38 Ken Nordine - The Barber Of Seville album art Ken Nordine The Barber Of Seville(10") Esquire Mercury, Childcraft Records CM 38, 38 Australia Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

DLP 3142 Ken Nordine - My Baby album art Ken Nordine And The Fred Katz Group Ken Nordine And The Fred Katz Group - My Baby(LP, Album, Comp, Mono) Dot Records DLP 3142 US 1959 Sell This Version
DLP 3880 Ken Nordine - The Classic Collection, The Best Of Word Jazz / Vol. 3 album art Ken Nordine The Classic Collection, The Best Of Word Jazz / Vol. 3 (Comp) Dot Records DLP 3880 US 1968 Sell This Version
BTS 33 Ken Nordine - How Are Things In Your Town? album art Ken Nordine How Are Things In Your Town? (Album, Comp) Blue Thumb Records BTS 33 US 1971 Sell This Version

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March 1, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
RIP Ken Nordine and thank you so much for letting us into your very creative mind and amazing world of words!
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MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

October 11, 2016
edited over 3 years ago
A bit vague this but.
I'm after a recording by Ken Nordine.
On Evatone.He talks about Evatone.
I first heard it on a now defunct website called 365days.com.
A website that contained some of the craziest, whacked out sounds Ive ever heard!
I still have a mp3 of it.
If anyone can help please inbox me.. Cheers ;)

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