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“KNOWING YOUR FONDNESS FOR MUSIC”: HOLIDAY WISHES FROM DOC ROSS and JACK TEAGARDEN!

I wouldn’t mind getting this holiday card . . . !

Seasons Greetings and more — 1926 style!

SEASONS GREETINGS, EARLY

I know it’s only March.  And Christmas cards are not in my tradition or genetics.  But this one — advertised on Ebay (I learned about it by way of a kindly nudge from a much more experienced collector) — made me grin.

ebay-red-allen-xmas-cardSince the exuberantly gifted trumpeter and singer Henry “Red” Allen died in 1967, it hasn’t been possible to get a holiday card from him for a long time.  This is the closest most of us will get.  What truly caught my attention was the Ebay description that the card is signed in blue and red ink.  Did Red sign “Red” in the appropriate color while reserving a more conservative pen for Henry and Allen?  That would be something to see.

Treasures, wherever you look!  And if this card — only a piece of paper that one of my heroes touched for a moment or two — is important, it is so because it reminds us of a great person who is now physically dead yet still artistically alive.  If you don’t believe that, reach into your CD collection for almost any Red Allen solo or vocal over a forty-year period.  Listen and marvel, once again.