born in Greenwood, Mississippi, and raised in Hughes, Arkansas.He got his first guitar when he was eight years old. As a boy, he met Howlin’ Wolf by sneaking into a performance.
Wolf relocated from Memphis to Chicago in 1953,
“He was an icon in the Delta and he will be dearly missed. He added a lot to our travel and tourism here and he was also just a really great guy. It’s not the same without him”
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JAMES T-MODEL FORD WAS ONE OF A KIND …. HE ASKED FOR JACK DANIELS, HE RECORDED MUSIC, HE WAS IN JAIL, HE WAS MARRIED TO HIS SIXTH WIFE STELLA WHEN HE PASSED … ONE DAY I ASKED HIM FOR HIS AUTOGRAPH .. HE DID THE BEST HE COULD AND ASKED ‘ IS THIS OK?’ I SAID IT WAS BETTER THAN OK … HE DIED WHEN HE WAS IN HIS MID NINETIES … PERFORMING, FLIRTING WITH THE LADIES AND HAVING THE BEST TIME IN HIS LIFE … THESE BLUESMEN ARE SORELY MISSED, AND WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
TO THE BLUES ON MY TRAVELS, WHILE I TRY TO FIND THE LAST RESTING PLACES OF BLUES MEN/WOMEN ~ TO PAY MY RESPECTS – I HAVE TO SAY, A FEW OF THESE GRAVE SITES ARE QUITE DIFFICULT TO LOCATE ~
THANKS TO MY FRIENDS AT RAW BLUES TV for the BIG JACK JOHNSON video & this WILLIE FOSTER video, too: