Born in Mississippi in 1913, to Chess Records in the 50's and touring with Ike Turner and joining Muddy Waters band in 1969. Pinetops Perkins was living blues history. I am glad I had the opportunity to see him perform. I am glad his music is recorded for other generations to enjoy. I am glad he lived a long life. I am saddened that another link to the old blues has passed away.
I am updating my youtube feed to play some of his performances. So, we can celebrate his music on this sad day.
Sources not listed above: pinetopperkins.com.