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 T-Model Ford (3 Albums, 9 Tracks)

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T-Model Ford
LOCATION:Scott County, Mississippi

T-Model's credentials are impeccable; if anything he's over qualified. He was born James Lewis Carter Ford in Forrest, a small community in Scott County, Mississippi. T-Model thinks he's seventy-five but isn't sure. He was plowing a field behind a mule on his family's farm by age eleven, and in his early teens he secured a job at a local sawmill. He excelled and was later recruited by a foreman from a bigger lumber company in the Delta, near Greenville, and eventually got promoted to truck driver. Between that and working in a log camp T-Model was sentenced to ten years on a chain-gang for murder. He lucked out and was released after serving two. He says, grinning, "I could really stomp some ass back then, stomp it good. I was a-sure-enough- dangerous man." (via Fat Possum)

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he_is_me on 12/01/09 at 03:42PM
Reminds me of Mississippi Fred McDowell, one of my all time favourite bluesmen. Old can be sexy.
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jason on 01/23/10 at 10:06PM
just watched this video interview as part of The Guardian's "American Legends" series.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/video/2010/jan/23/american-legends-t-model-ford

...wow!
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