Jazz Fest fan loved to move to the beatPublished 11:46am Thursday, June 6, 2013
Daddy (JAZZMAN) Benjamin Franklin Buchanan went to be with the Lord May 22, 2013 at age 90.
Benjamin Franklin in the history book used a key and kite to ignite lightning and discovered electricity and many inventions. Benjamin Franklin Buchanan brought down lightning on the dance floor at the annual Jazz Fest with his smooth moves that entertained and mesmerized many bystanders and bands on the program.
Daddy Buck, as we called him, attended every Jazz Fest until he became ill and was no longer able. He’d start dancing when the first song played and dance up until the last song stopped.
Daddy Buck would be dressed sharp with his top-hat, gold chain hanging down his suit with shoes to match. Daddy Buck was light on his feet and could outdance any young person, or as we called them, whipper-snappers.
Anywhere Daddy Buck went, he would get up and cut a step if any tune or beat played. He had his own jig and moves that no one could imitate. He loved to praise the Lord at church too. Music was his heart, and he’ll be truly missed.
Here’s to Daddy Buck as we celebrate the annual Jazz Fest June 7–8.