Tribute from Angeline Johnson

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I was listening in on my Grundig, working in part of Henry Ford Hospital’s research group, in the old HoJo across the Lodge, and I hear Ed’s hospitalized. Hospitalized! What? I happened to have flowers on my desk I’d gotten over the weekend at the Eastern Market and left at work to enjoy — well, Ed could use them more than I needed them. So I put them in a grocery bag or handled bag of some sort, put on my coat, and told the reception office I was going across to the main campus to leave Ed some flowers. My coworker Vernice said Ed’s in the hospital?!?! Can I come along? Of course, I said.

I did NOT expect to hear a ‘thank you’ announced, and I don’t think I did, but my other coworkers did. I was so glad I could be a face of encouragement to Ed, let him know his voice meant enough to me to grab the flowers off my desk for him — still do, after leaving Detroit, living abroad, moving west. I miss you saying “hope you enjoyed’ as you back-announce with more annotation for our edification, Ed. Much love.

Ed Love | 60 Years of Jazz in Detroit

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Ed Love is a musical institution. Generations of Detroiters know Ed as the voice who guided us through almost 60 years of "Destination Jazz: The Ed Love Program", playing the classics and introducing us to new music each week on WDET-FM.

Now, into his sixth decade of radio, Love is still working, introducing yet another generation to the jazz tradition and the power of music.

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