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My Favourite Sunset? ... Definitely.. read on

We process thousands of old postcards, like we normally do - I personally love looking at them to try and figure out where the location is... however this one was super interesting and unusual that I have never come across.

This is a 1950s hand signed postcard to a Ontario Radio Station to ask them to play their song ... hand signed by the song writers... Eddie Heywood and Hugo Winterhalter

Eddie Heywood was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger who made significant contributions to the jazz scene during the mid-20th century. Born on December 4, 1915, in Atlanta, Georgia, Heywood began playing the piano at a young age and quickly demonstrated exceptional talent. He rose to prominence in the 1930s and 1940s, gaining recognition for his smooth, lyrical playing style and innovative arrangements.

Heywood's career saw him performing with several notable jazz musicians, including Benny Carter, Coleman Hawkins, and Billie Holiday. He was particularly acclaimed for his work as a soloist, known for his elegant phrasing and emotive performances. Heywood also had success as a bandleader, leading his own groups and recording a series of albums for various labels.

One of Heywood's most famous compositions is "Canadian Sunset," a jazz standard that he co-wrote with lyricist Norman Gimbel. The song was originally composed as an instrumental piece in the 1950s and gained widespread popularity with its soothing melody and evocative harmonies. It has since been covered by numerous artists across various genres and remains a beloved classic in the music world.

"Canadian Sunset" captures the serene beauty of a sunset over the Canadian landscape, blending lush orchestration with Heywood's distinctive piano playing. The song's enduring appeal lies in its timeless melody and ability to evoke a sense of nostalgia and tranquility.

Throughout his career, Eddie Heywood left an indelible mark on the jazz genre, earning acclaim for his exceptional musicianship and enduring contributions to the art form. He continued to perform and record music until his passing on January 3, 1989, leaving behind a rich legacy that continues to inspire musicians and jazz enthusiasts worldwide...

what a great Sunset, Sunrise for us to find this kind of piece

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Great piece of Canadian history. Looked up tune on Spotify. Thanks!


Fantastic post, and a great reminder of why I seem to enjoy looking through Oddspot listings!

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thanks so much!, I will be sharing more of these kind of stories and finds that I find along the way!

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