Apr 21, 2022
By Christine Ross
Salome Bey’s daughter says the late blues legend is getting the star treatment she deserves as the face of a new Canada Post stamp.
The late singer’s two daughters were on hand today at the Toronto launch of a commemorative stamp honouring Bey’s contributions to Canadian music and theatre.
“She was the one yelling out in the audience to let you know, you were heard and seen,” said Sate Bey.
Known as Canada’s first lady of the blues, the singer, songwriter, composer and actress is remembered for her powerful voice as a performer and a champion of young and Black artists.
Her family is reissuing Bey’s self-titled 1970 solo album on digital platforms as a musical complement to the postal tribute.