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T-Model Ford began his musical career in his early seventies and has recorded for Fat Possum and most recently for Alive Naturalsound Records. His musical style melds traditional Chicago blues and juke joint blues styles with the rawness of Delta blues and a rebellious attitude. Alternately known as "The Taildragger" or "Taledragger", Ford, in reference to his age, has been ... Read more in Amazon's T-Model Ford Store

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  • Audio CD (September 10, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fat Possum Records
  • ASIN: B00006GOAD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #275,914 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Legendary Memphis producer Jim Dickinson has nailed the vibe of this octogenarian Delta bluesman's rag-tag club and juke-joint gigs. That's good for purists, but not necessarily for fans of Ford's previous Fat Possum albums. The foot-stomping irrationality and whimsical violence of earlier numbers like the barking "To the Left, To the Right" and "If I Had Wings" have been traded for Ford's dusty-throated Howlin' Wolf imitations ("Ask Her for Water" and "Backdoor Man"), low-key dynamics, and meandering tempos. The sole surprise is "The Duke," an instrumental with Dickinson providing moonshine-inspired barrelhouse piano. Strip away Ford's legitimate eccentricities, which the label's house production team has played up in the past, and he's merely a competent guitarist with a drummer-sidekick, Spam, who knows just two patterns. The roughly autobiographical title track does tap Ford's reserve of twisted energy a bit as it totters over a dizzy roadbed of drunken chords and slide licks while he groans about his lost gun. But too often, Ford sounds more tired than tough here. --Ted Drozdowski

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By deepbluereview on October 2, 2002
Format: Audio CD
According to the liner notes, Ford has been shot, stabbed and poisoned and his ankles bear the scars of chain gang shackles. As if that weren't enough, the self proclaimed boss of the blues announces at the beginning of the CD that he "ain't never been to school a day in [his] life and can't read or write". All that may be true, but one thing's for sure the man from Greenville, Mississippi certainly has the credentials to play the blues.
Lesser known perhaps than RL Burnside or the late Junior Kimbrough, he is every bit as interesting. Ford's style is unconventional and uncompromising and he plays blues using the old blues standard of three chords and the truth. Songs straight from the heart, raw, rough and ready to be heard.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brett Lemke on March 6, 2004
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T-Model Ford has been through the mill more than once, and at 80 is still working hard to get the dying message of the Mississippi Hill Country Blues out to those who will listen. With drummer Spam, James "T-Model" Ford plays an endless boogie reflecting the hardships of being shot, stabbed, poisoned, and working on a chain gang. "Bad Man" is a driving reflection of a man who won't quit, and his interpretation of the chaos around him. Featured with R.L. Burnside in the February 2002 Issue of the New Yorker, T-Model & Spam are currently touring on the Fat Possum Mississippi Juke Joint Caravan. With more stamina than most young artists today, his style is reflective of artists like Lightnin' Hopkins, Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters; but is stripped-down and brutally honest. All the tracks are originals, produced live by Memphis legend Jim Dickinson. It's T-Model, his guitar, Spam and nothing else. T-Model doesn't complain here, it's just his way of saying that he learned the hard way. This album does not reflect a relic of the past, nor does it want sympathy; it's an interpretation of a bluesman that celebrates the will to keep going despite adversity of any kind.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Momoko on March 31, 2005
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Not for a back ground music for your sophisticated afternoon. Too heavy for that. This one is good for sit-down-and-listen - really listen. He is not singing. He is not playing. Instead, his LIFE is singing and playing, not for you, but for his LIFE itself. It's that kind of music you find in this CD. His LIFE is in it.
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