Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Arnold Boyd's Passing & Services

To the shock and surprise of everyone in the jazz community, we received word that "Mr. Tranestop", our beloved Arnold Boyd, received his eternal call on Friday, November 3, 2006. We met in the early 70's ,when he was planning to start the Tranestop Resource Institute, and have continued be friends since that time. I am still dazed by the news of his untimely departure. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Arnold's Philadelphia funeral will be held on next Monday, November 13th. Viewing at 1:00 PM, Services begin at 2 PM at Baker Funeral Home, 2008 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA. Flowers should be sent directly to Baker's. Arnold's daughter Naima and his sister Patricia will both be in attendance. Also, on this Friday, November 10, 2006, Aqueelah Jamal of Radio W.U.R.D. (900AM) is dedicating her 10 PM to midnight radio program to Arnold and she invites folks to call in to share their thoughts and feelings at 215-634-8065. The TraneStop is currently working with Arnold's daughter Naima to present a memorial and tribute to her father . We invite musicians and others who are interested in offering their services to contact TraneStop at 215-438-3178 or Thetranestop@comcast.net.


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