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A Well-Loved Collection From a Voice of Chicago

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I realized this was a jazz town when I stepped into the lobby of my hotel and heard a tenor sax (Stan Getz?) playing on the sound system in the background and then, a few minutes later, when I entered a coffee shop down the block and was treated to a piano (Erroll Garner?). (My metrocentric pride was wounded as I admitted to myself that, in equivalent spaces in New York, we'd probably be subjected to Muzak.)

If Chicagoans love jazz, it probably has a lot to do with Dick Buckley, who for more than 50 years was the voice of jazz on Chicago radio. "There were other guys on the air, like Daddy-O Daylie and Sid McCoy," said Neil Tesser, a veteran music journalist and broadcaster who worked with Buckley at WBEZ for 16 years. "But none of them had Dick's endurance, and none was as widely loved as Dick."

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...was a fan of Buckley's. Your last sentence sounds like it could come from a porm film promo....couldn't resist.

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I realized this was a jazz town when I stepped into the lobby of my hotel and heard a tenor sax (Stan Getz?) playing on the sound system in the background and then, a few minutes later, when I entered a coffee shop down the block and was treated to a piano (Erroll Garner?). (My metrocentric pride was wounded as I admitted to myself that, in equivalent spaces in New York, we'd probably be subjected to Muzak.)

If Chicagoans love jazz, it probably has a lot to do with Dick Buckley, who for more than 50 years was the voice of jazz on Chicago radio. "There were other guys on the air, like Daddy-O Daylie and Sid McCoy," said Neil Tesser, a veteran music journalist and broadcaster who worked with Buckley at WBEZ for 16 years. "But none of them had Dick's endurance, and none was as widely loved as Dick."

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WSJ

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