Sarah Vaughan Gets A Stamp From Postal Service
March 29, 2016 at 1:20 PM (PT)
The U.S. POSTAL SERVICE dedicated a FOREVER STAMP honoring SARAH VAUGHAN, one of AMERICA’s greatest singers. The ceremony was held in her hometown at the SARAH VAUGHAN CONCERT HALL at NEWARK SYMPHONY HALL.
The stamp is the seventh in the POSTAL SERVICE’s MUSIC ICONS series, which includes LYDIA MENDOZA, RAY CHARLES, JOHNNY CASH, JIMI HENDRIX, JANIS JOPLIN and ELVIS PRESLEY. VAUGHAN fans are asked to share this news using the hashtags #Musicicons and #SarahVaughanForever.
Said Deputy Postmaster General RONALD STROMAN, who dedicated the stamp: “As one of the most compelling vocalists in AMERICAN history, SARAH VAUGHAN was renowned for her artistic eloquence. Her dynamic vocal range, iconic vibrato, and innovative phrasing helped to transform jazz and popular music.”
STROMAN was joined at the stamp dedication by GRAMMY-winning jazz vocalist DIANNE REEVES and TONY-winning actress/singer MELBA MOORE. The ceremony featured a proclamation from NEWARK Mayor RAS BARAKA and a video tribute to VAUGHAN that included remarks by legendary singer TONY BENNETT.
The stamp features an oil painting of VAUGHAN in performance based on a photograph shot in 1955 by HUGH BELL. The stamp pane is designed to resemble a vintage 45 rpm record sleeve.
RESONANCE RECORDS and NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO also announced the release of "SARAH VAUGHAN – Live At ROSY'S, NEW ORLEANS" on MARCH 25th. The deluxe two-CD set is comprised exclusively of newly discovered recordings by Ms. VAUGHAN capturing the legendary jazz singer's live performance at ROSY'S JAZZ CLUB on MAY 31st, 1978.
Customers may purchase the SARAH VAUGHAN FOREVER stamp at usps.com/stamps, at the POSTAL STORE, by calling (800) STAMP24 (782-6724) and at POST OFFICES nationwide. A variety of stamps and collectibles also is available at ebay.com/stamps.