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Archive for June 19th, 2012


MILES DAVIS STAMP IN MANHATTAN x2 SHEILA JORDAN/JAY CLAYTON IN BROOKLYN

MILES DAVIS/EDITH PIAF STAMPS CELEBRATED IN TWO CEREMONIES

he was known as “the Dark Prince.”  she “the Little Sparrow.”  (“Piaf” means “sparrow;” songwriter Randy Newman might call her a “short person.”)  they never sang together.  they never met.  he saw her perform in Paris.  she liked jazz.  yet there they were being honored jointly on U.S. and French Postage stamps pictured below (courtesy USPS), Miles Davis, an icon of America’s musical artform, and Edith Piaf a tragic national French symbol.

 

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