Re: U.S. Postage Stamps for 1994

I saw this on BLUES-L and thought WE might be interested.

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The U.S. Postal Service announced earlier this week that among the 102
stamps to be issued in 1994, nine will honor blues and jazz artists.
Those to be so honored are:

        B.B. King
        Muddy Waters
        Billie Holiday
        Mildred Bailey
        Howling Wolf
        Ma Rainey
        Jimmy Rushing
        Robert Johnson
        Bessie Smith

I note that all of the above, except B.B. King, are dead.

Nat "King" Cole will also be so honored but is apparently considered a
"pop" artist(!).

I saw the Wolf and said, "YYYaaaaaaaa howl for me baby!". He has always been
one of my favorite harp players. There is some discussion on the BLUES-L
forum about putting Little Walter or Sonny Boy on the stamp instead. My vote
is for the Wolf. Not enough recognition.

Tim Moody

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