T-Model Ford – She Ain't None Of Your'n 2000

T-Model Ford – She Ain’t None Of Your’n 2000


The unmistakable Fat Possum sound–rough and pumping juke-joint blues and dance tunes played by latecomers like R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough–has brought traditional down-home blues full circle, from the Delta to Chicago and back again. With his third album of raw, relentlessly rocking songs and shouts that make his peers’ nastiest efforts seem tame, 78-year-old Fat Possumer T-Model Ford takes his listeners on another adventurous journey to the dark, delirious heart of Mississippi. Clear out the furniture and check out the growling voice and guitar of “Woodcuttin’ Man” and the more sensual “Sail On,” the wickedness of “Chicken Head Man” and the innocent joy of “I Got a Home.” Prominent amid all the grit and rowdiness is the haunting “Mother’s Gone,” a raw confession of pain and loss that recalls the great Blind Willie Johnson’s masterful “Motherless Children Have a Hard Time” in its rugged poetics.
By Alan Greenberg. AMG.
OK, call me old and hard to please, but I prefer this stuff to some of the glam blues-rock that is being released today. T-Model Ford was between 78 and 80 years old at the time of this release and if not for the late Robert Palmer and Fat Possum, probably would not ever have been recorded. Like his “contemporary” peers, Cedell Davis, Paul “Wine” Jones and the incomparable RL Burnside, Ford represents one of the last authentic Mississippi Hills bluesmen whose music was often overlooked and underappreciated. As such, many of them never recorded, were poor, hungry and plenty angry. Oddly, it is these very traits that set these individual apart from the better known Texas or Chicago bluesmen.
The music is harsh and primitive and yet tells a story that needs to be heard. Ford nails Howlin’ Wolf’s “How Many More Years” and presents it in a manner never before heard. While “Leave My Heart Alone” carries a beat not unlike John Lee Hooker’s “Boom Boom”. Ford raises the dead on “Chicken Head Man” and draws attention from punksters with the heart stopping beat on “Take A Ride With Me”. T-Model Ford hits you with plenty of down and dirty guitar and thumping drums and presents an attitude befitting of a teen. Grab this one before it’s too late.
01. She Asked Me And So I Told Her (3:22)
02. Sail On (3:29)
03. Take A Ride With Me (3:21)
04. Chicken Head Man (4:00)
05. When Are You Coming Back Home (2:37)
06. Junk (3:22)
07. Leave My Heart Alone (3:19)
08. How Many More Years (3:59)
09. I Got A Home (2:06)
10. Wood Cuttin’ Man (3:22)
11. Mother’s Gone (3:54)
12. Whatewer[Untitled] (:13)

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