Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Bluesman T-Model Ford Passes Away

Last night, delta bluesman T-Model Ford (real name James Lewis Carter Ford) passed away from respiratory failure. I wrote about him last year, mentioning that though he can't really remember his birthday, it's somewhere around the late 80's.

He was one of the last pure delta bluesmen, living a hard blues life (alcoholism, killing a man and spending two years in jail, marrying six women and fathering twenty six children), and only learned guitar at the age of 58.

He became popular in the 70's and kept performing and recording until his death.

RIP to a true bluesman.

Here's one of his songs, a cover of Howlin' Wolf's 'Asked Her for Water':

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