Recordings! Voices of Old Chicago & Legacy

Jamie O’Reilly’s Voices of Old Chicago Legacy Project Information.
Order Below! Purchase our two companion albums for $40.

In Old Chicago, the radio play with music and Jamie O’Reilly Legacy

CD artwork for the play with music by Nia O’Reilly Amandes

With Jamie O’Reilly, John Erickson on piano
Judi Cogan Heikes, Christopher O’Reilly, Victor Holstein

WFMT performance. Rick Beyer photo

About this album
This recording features stories, poems, songs and incidental music from In Old Chicago. Including selections from the memoirs, letters, poetry and published work of Dorothy “Dottie” O’Reilly, Irwin St. John “Friar Tuck” Tucker, Edward “Tex” O’Reilly, Nell O’Reilly Tucker and Mame O’Reilly AND Willa Cather, Carl Sandburg, Ned Harrigan, Emma Lazarus, Muriel Rukeyser, Ruth Comfort Mitchell, Siegfried Sassoon, and James Joyce.

Jamie sings Annie Laurie, live

Jamie O’Reilly, Vocals
John Erickson, Piano
Musical arrangements by John Erickson and Jamie O’Reilly

CD artwork by Nia O’Reilly Amandes

About Jamie O’Reilly: Legacy
Signature songs from In Old Chicago and beyond

This album will feature Jamie’s In Old Chicago vocal numbers, accompanied by John Erickson on piano, from the WFMT Levin Studio: sung live in a May, 2023 performance, as well as several selections from a 2019 recording session.

A testament to the singer’s resilience and determination coming out of personal loss, and a pandemic, Jamie’s singing on Legacy surpasses sentiment and mere nostalgia. This song collection renders a lovely, soulful work by a seasoned professional, made all the more moving with Erickson’s beautiful — at times breathtaking piano accompaniment.

Songs (working list): Love’s Sweet Song, I Know Where I’m Going, Annie Laurie, Sanctuary City, In The Garrett, I Wish Someone Would Take Me Dancing, She Lived Beside the Anner, John Dale, Vinegar Man, She Would Sing the Kerry Dances, Vinegar Man, Hey Kid, After the Rain, White Cliffs of Dover

Listen to White Cliffs of Dover

Audio editing by Peter Swenson
Recorded at WFMT Levin Studio July, 2019 and May, 2023
by Eric Arunas, May, 2023 and Mary Mazurek, July, 2019
Produced by Jamie O’Reilly, J. O’Reilly Productions
Artwork by Nia O’Reilly Amandes

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Legacy :
In Old Chicago :


We’re looking for individuals, organizations, and business sponsors to support this next stage of the Voices of Old Chicago Legacy Project, new CD albums, our audio documents capturing a compelling time in Chicago history and my vocal legacy.

In Addition
We’d like to continue to perform the In Old Chicago production live! Where do you recommend? Send letters of support to us:
We will provide signage for businesses or collaborating cultural organizations with branding, logos, etc on the pages on this website. Sponsors and donors will be mentioned in credits and in E-newsletters.

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Vintage photo of Jamie by Brad Baskin
J. O’Reilly Productions, 2023