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Ed 'Teddy Badly' Bradley gets procession at jazz fest

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    http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20070428/news_lz1n28pubeye.html PUBLIC EYE Ed Teddy Badly Bradley gets procession at jazz fest April 28, 2007 CBS
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      PUBLIC EYE
      Ed 'Teddy Badly' Bradley gets procession at jazz fest

      April 28, 2007

      CBS newsman Ed Bradley was a big fan of the New Orleans Jazz and
      Heritage Festival. Yesterday, the Jazz Fest honored his memory and his
      two decades of support with an opening day jazz funeral procession.

      Bradley, who died in November, had wanted to be remembered at the
      festival.

      "He put it in his will. He wanted a second line and a New Orleans
      brass band and Quint Davis to put it all together," said his widow,
      Patricia Blanchet.

      His voice breaking, an emotional Davis said: "We are happy to be sad
      and say, You will always be here at Jazz Fest.'"

      Davis introduced singer Jimmy Buffett as the person who first brought
      Bradley to the festival in the 1980s, and the first to pull him up on
      a stage and hand him a tambourine.

      "Bless you Father for bringing us a really bad tambourine player but a
      great friend," Buffett said yesterday.

      Buffett took credit for giving Bradley the nickname "Teddy Badly."
      About 45 of Bradley's friends participating in the parade wore small
      green pins with the name "Teddy"printed on them.

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