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Dan...
Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 6:05:58 PM
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His 2004 Bluesfest show changed me forever. http://themusic.com.au/news/all/2013/07/17/modern-blues-legend-t-model-ford-has-died/

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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 6:34:13 PM
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that 2004 show...i had taken 2 sons then 13 and 11 and we set up to see james brown.great spot ...until the crowd came and made it pretty hard for the boys.we lasted about 30 mins. i gave them the option to stay or check the next tent.they didnt know of james brown,so opted to move. next door was robert belfour and t-model. we got close. my sons were fascinated by the stories of slavery and the sight of shackle lines on the ankles of t model. they loved their simple but moving music. i will never forget
my first TRUE encounter with the real blues.
R.I.P. JAMES LEWIS CARTER FORD.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEWLJNQqK0A

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
repete
Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 9:20:43 PM
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This is really sad news. I'll never forget being in the Jambalaya tent (with James Brown on stage next door in Mojo)....and that most of the audience was young and very enthusiastic. And I'll certainly never forget both Robert Belfour and T Model coming to the front of the stage at the end of the show and shaking hands with everyone in the audience!! That was a real bluesfest moment which will never be repeated.

Since the 2004 fest (still my favourite of all the bluesfests I've been to), we've lost James Brown, Solomon Burke and now T Model.

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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:50:01 PM
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Hubert Sumlin too? Was he at 2004?
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Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 11:16:24 PM
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ScottM wrote:
Hubert Sumlin too? Was he at 2004?


Yes...you're right!

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littlewillie
Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2013 8:09:05 AM
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Very sad.

First RL Burnside and now T Model Ford.

Two of the great Mississippi delta bluesmen we were lucky to see at bluesfest. Thanks for the memories.
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2013 3:09:15 PM
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Quite sad but presumably he had a good reasonably long life. (I have recently come to the conclusion that it is both pointless & selfish to expect fav artists to be immortal)

The "Not the Same Ole Blues Crap" albums 1 to 3, are great albums for Model T, Robert Balfour & RL Burnside music & sounds.

You can add Bob Brozman & the brilliant Marva Wright to the list of gone but not forgotten Bluesfest performers
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2013 9:25:12 PM
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Remember first seeing T Model, RL Burnside and Robert Belfour in the early 90's in a Mississipi Delta Blues Review that Peter Noble toured around oz. It was an amazing introduction to live Delta Blues and I will always be grateful to Peter for the calibre of artists he has promoted for over 2 decades now. Vale T Model you bought me much joy
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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2013 11:28:14 AM
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This is extremely sad news.

T-Model Ford's 2004 Bluesfest gig with Robert Balfour was one of the greatest shows I will ever see. I still quote him on an almost weekly basis.

“WHAT TIME IS IT! IT JACK DANIEL TIME!”

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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2013 2:41:21 PM
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We will miss T Model.
Any opportunity to hear the blues legends should be grabbed.
They are so rarely heard - and the experience is incredible - every time.
We were so pleased to present him at bluesfest

FYI - Peter Noble has been promoting Blues and other music since the 1970's - and been in the music industry since the 1960's

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johnnymac
Posted: Friday, July 19, 2013 3:40:55 PM
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I haven't been on the forum for some time due mainly to too much work!!! (how did that happen???)

It is sad to open it and find the passing of T Model.
I agree with you Repete that the way that T Model and Robert Balfour hung round after their concert in Jambalaya was one of my most memorable B/F moments and have bought it up several times with people over the years.

I have his album on my IPod so it will be playing on the plane tonight!!
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2013 9:50:44 AM

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Very disappointed that I did not see the show waffles details, I had a good position in Mojo on the tiered seating then in place, for Mr Brown. The terrible conflicts that Bluesfest throws up. Vale Mr Ford

Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
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Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2013 12:27:57 PM
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I saw T model at livid festival in 99 I think... I remember how good a show he put on and that he refused to leave the stage when his time allocation was up.... Very sad that I didn't get to see him again...
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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2013 9:43:05 AM

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So sad - his 2004 appearance was a great musical moment ...

I saw the "other" set - the one that didn't clash with James Brown - was it T-Model or Balfour who only left the stage when someone took his guitar away?

namaste
RR
Dan...
Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 5:40:09 PM
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RaucousReg wrote:

So sad - his 2004 appearance was a great musical moment ...

I saw the "other" set - the one that didn't clash with James Brown - was it T-Model or Balfour who only left the stage when someone took his guitar away?

namaste
RR


t-model i believe!

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unclerumple
Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2013 9:06:00 AM
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I saw him twice - at Livid in Bris and BBBF. At one or both of these his manager had a sign at the front of the stage saying 'Please don't give the musician any alcohol'.



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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2013 3:46:42 PM

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Dan... wrote:
RaucousReg wrote:

So sad - his 2004 appearance was a great musical moment ...

I saw the "other" set - the one that didn't clash with James Brown - was it T-Model or Balfour who only left the stage when someone took his guitar away?

namaste
RR


t-model i believe!


I thought so ...

namaste
RR
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