Seeing your Bluesman on the cover ("Buddy's Blues," July 13, 2017) took me back to a time when my wife and I ran a record store in G'Ville. Muddy Waters passed and we wrote this obituary, after a few words from the man himself.
Muddy first. "When I sing the blues, when I'm singing the real blues, I'm singing what I feel. Some people maybe want to laugh, maybe I don't talk so good and don't understand, you know? But when I sing the blues it comes from the heart. From right here in your soul, and if you singing what you really feel it come out all over. It ain't what you saying, it pours out of you. Sweat running down you face."
This was April 30, 1983, when Muddy passed.
I then wrote, "Muddy Waters. He was King of the Blues. Most dignified man I've ever seen. Gave the Rolling Stones their name, and much of their inspiration. Never bent a knee to the marketplace. At age 65, he was still the top Rooster, and I cried when I heard the news."
Felt like sharing.
Joshua Kinch, Eureka