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Willie Bloom Marker

Osceola's own "Sweet Man," Willie Bloom, captured Southern cotton workers' sentiment with his legendary Blues music dating back to 1918. Bloom, whose recordings included "Osceola Blues," played alongside musical giants such as W.C. Handy, Jimmy Lunceford, Fats Pichon, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, and Fats Waller. His memorial marker is part of a series of Osceola's "Cotton Highway" markers and is a stop on the Arkansas Delta Music Trail: Sounds from the Soil and Soul and the African American Heritage Trail.

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Intersection of West Hale Avenue and South Poplar Street, Osceola, Arkansas
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Great River Road