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greybeard
Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 3:55:34 PM

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ROBERT "WOLFMAN" BELFOUR
September 11, 1940 - February 26, 2015
Story By Roger Stolle


Sad news in the blues world today. Mr. Robert "Wolfman" Belfour — RIP. Arguably the deepest of the surviving, old-school, Mississippi bluesmen was found deceased at his home in Memphis this morning by relatives. He had been suffering from various health issues (mainly diabetes and mobility related) for over a year but had recently been doing better. He had not performed since last June but was slated to play at Juke Joint Festival in April.



Mr. Belfour's family is in desperate need of money for funeral services. The Memphis Blues Society is trying to raise money to help the family with funeral costs. Those wishing to donate can do so through The Memphis Blues Society Benefit link: Click here. For now… if you knew the blues legend, tell your friends a story about him today… if you didn't know him, then stop what you're doing and spend a little time on the web exploring his life and music.

Done Got OLD

Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
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Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 4:14:44 PM

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greybeard wrote:
Mr. Belfour's family is in desperate need of money for funeral services. The Memphis Blues Society is trying to raise money to help the family with funeral costs. Those wishing to donate can do so through The Memphis Blues Society Benefit link:


https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=6F548C492CQFS
repete
Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 5:50:18 PM
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Sad news - I really enjoyed his performance with T Model Ford at the 2004 fest. He was a really gifted guitarist and his style had echoes of Malian greats Boubacar Traore and the late Ali Farka Toure. It was a privilege to shake his and T Model's hand at the end of their gig...and now they're both sadly gone. RIP.

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Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 7:33:40 PM
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Farewell Robert. The sharpest-dressed man at the 2004 fest.
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Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015 8:18:36 PM
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jafa99 wrote:
The sharpest-dressed man at the 2004 fest.


Indeed he was.

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