My brother Ron bought an electric guitar. It came with a rocking pedal that was connected to what I’ve later known as a potentiometer.
My brother and his band members were practicing in our yard. It was the first time they used this new thing. When my brother, who happened to be their vocalist, sang, while moving his right foot over the rocking pedal, it created a rather unique sound. Just like a crying big baby. Which made me laugh and wonder: were they called wah wah pedals because they sound like a crying cow than a musical instrument? Well, I am not a musician, that’s why maybe, I can’t force myself to like it. But the funk kids around the neighborhood liked it and even danced to the funk style rhythm of my brother.