[Blues-l] Passings

Jeff Seale docstymie@gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 16:02:51 EDT 2014

Oh, wow. Sad news...
Could you pass along our condolences to his family?

Thanks, PW for letting us know.

On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 6:26 AM, P.W. Fenton via Blues-l <
blues-l@blues-l.com> wrote:

> Yesterday we learned of the passing of the legendary recording engineer
> and studio owner who helped introduce and shape New Orleans' music, Cosimo
> Matassa.  I posted a picture that I’ve had of him in front of his family’s
> French Quarter grocery store, that I’ve had for many years.  I haven’t been
> able to remember where I obtained the picture.  It’s at least 12 years
> old.  It began to bug me, so I’ve been trying to track down the source.
> I thought perhaps I might have obtained it from long time Zeller and one
> time “list-owner", Curtis Hewston.  Because I’ve stayed in contact with him
> on Facebook, I knew he was currently hospitalized because of an unexpected
> bout with a perforated ulcer.  So I decided to see how he was doing and
> maybe get some help tracking down the source of the photo.  I was quite
> dismayed to learn that Curtis Hewston passed away from his illness on
> September 8th.
> P.W. Fenton
> Hudson, FL
> 2003 KBA winner
> http://BluesLand.Net
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