T-Model Ford


JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - James Lewis Carter "T-Model" Ford, a hard-living Mississippi blues singer who taught himself to play guitar at 58, has died at his home in Greenville.

Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson tells The Associated Press that Ford died of respiratory failure shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday. She says he was at home with several relatives, including his wife, Estella Ford.

Johnson says the family told her Ford was born in 1924 and had already had his birthday this year, which would've made him 89. But a blues expert and longtime friend, Roger Stolle (STOW-lee), says Ford didn't remember what year he was born and claimed to be 93.

Bill Luckett, co-owner of Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Miss., says Ford was "a master of old-school blues" with an international following.


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Met this guy back several years ago in Columbus , Ohio with R.L Burnside & Paul wine Jones . T- Model sat at our table and entertained us with many stories and jokes. We felt very privileged of his company. We watched him play & when he finished his set , he sat back at our table . What a great time .. I'll post a picture when I find it .. Rest in peace my friend!

This My Grandaddy This Lilmama PAPA!!!

Our love goes out to the family and hope you find peace and comfort in the Almighty God. Romans 15:33

sincere regrets for your loss,may you experience the love spoken of in john 3:16.Therefore looking ahead to the promise of everlasting life....~qg~

I Love you daddy !!!

R.I.P. I will keep your family in prayer.

May God bless this family with lots of love. PS 23/John 14.