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T-Model Ford

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist T-Model Ford (James Lewis Carter Ford) played a raw-edged, visceral style of blues from the Mississippi Delta, accompanied much of the time by his drummer, Spam (Tommy Lee Miles). Ford caught a break when he opened up on a national tour for Buddy Guy and his band, playing respectable theaters and some festivals, but he was chronically under-recorded. He began playing guitar late in life and hadn't really toured much outside the Mississippi Delta until the 1990s and into the new millennium. He was well received at Antone's nightclub in Austin during the South by Southwest Music Festival, at the Chicago Blues Festival, and on tour with Guy and his band. When not on the road, playing mostly blues nightclubs, T-Model Ford and Spam set their instruments and amps up on Nelson Street in Greenville, Mississippi, where they would play for as much as eight hours straight. Ford's sound was raw, unadulterated Delta blues, and the music on his albums tends to sound sparse but is very rhythmic, given that his sole accompanist was the drummer Spam. His albums, all for the Fat Possum label, now based in Los Angeles, include Pee-Wee Get My Gun (1997), You Better Keep Still (1999), She Ain't None of Your'n (2000), and Bad Man (2002). After a six-year break from recording -- though he toured regularly -- Ford returned to the bins on the Alive imprint with Ladies Man in 2010; he followed it with Taledragger in 2011. Two years later, he died at home of respiratory failure after a short time in hospice care. ~ Richard Skelly
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  1.   Song
  2.   Where You Been
  3.   Mother's Gone
  4.   Leave My Heart Alone
  5.   Turkey and the Rabbit
  6.   Hip Shaking Woman
  7.   Ugly Ass Grin
  8.   I Was Born in a Swamp
  9.   Black Nanny
  10.   Rock Me Baby
  11.   I'm Insane
  12.   I Got a Home
  13.   My Babe
  14.   Sallie Mae
  15.   Bad Man
  16.   Wood Cuttin' Man
  17.   Chicken Head Man
  18.   Sail On
  19.   Look What All You Got
  20.   To the Left to the Right
  21.   Been a Long Time
  22.   Feels So Bad
  23.   Two Trains
  24.   Yes, I'm Standing
  25.   The Old Number
  26.   How Many More Years
  27.   Happy Go Lucky Psychopath
  28.   Come Back Home
  29.   That's Alright Mama
  30.   If I Had Wings, Pt. 2
  31.   Big Boss Man
  32.   The Duke
  33.   Talk to You
  34.   Love Me
  35.   When Are You Coming Back Home
  36.   Here Comes Papa
  37.   Somebody's Knockin'
  38.   Morning Gown
  39.   We Don't Understand
  40.   Take a Ride With Me
  41.   T-Model Theme Song
  42.   Pop Pop Pop
  43.   Can't Be Touched
  44.   That's Alright
  45.   These Eyes
  46.   She Asked Me So I Told Her
  47.   Love Me All Night Long
  48.   Sugar Farm
  49.   Let the Church Roll On
  50.   44 Blues
  51.   Junk
  52.   I'm Coming to Kick Yer Asses
  53.   Nobody Gets Me Down
  54.   Ask Her for Water
  55.   If I Had Wings, Pt. 1
  56.   Everything's Gonna Be Alright
  57.   Stella Got Mad
  58.   Backdoor Man
  59.   I Love You Baby
  60.   Talkin' It
  61.   Let Me In
  62.   Killing Floor
  63.   Porch Step
  64.   Cut You Loose

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