James Lewis Carter "T-Model" Ford, who died on 16 July at the age of around 90, was a hard-living blues singer who taught himself to play guitar when he was 58 and his fifth wife had left him. "He was known as one of the last really authentic Mississippi blues men," said Roger Stolle, the blues expert and a long-standing friend of Ford's. "He has a story and could back it up."
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Friday 29 April 2011
With some genetic sleuthing, scientists have identified a likely culprit in the spread of leprosy in the southern United States: the armadillo.
Thursday 28 April 2011
Dozens of tornadoes ripped through the US South, flattening homes and businesses and killing at least 248 people in six states in the deadliest outbreak in nearly 40 years.
Wednesday 27 April 2011
Saturday 16 April 2011
Vicious storms hit the Deep South of the United States and toppled trees like dominoes as tornadoes howled through towns. Four deaths were reported yesterday in Alabama, including a man killed when the storm tossed a mobile home nearly a quarter of a mile across a state highway.
Wednesday 23 March 2011
A highly influential blues and boogie-woogie pianist, Pinetop Perkins spent over 10 years playing with the legendary Muddy Waters before going on to enjoy widespread acclaim as a solo act.
Friday 18 March 2011
Friday 11 February 2011
Sunday 30 January 2011
Saturday 08 January 2011
Sisters Jamie and Gladys Scott left prison yesterday for the first time in 16 years, yelling, "We're free!" and "God bless y'all!" as they pulled away in a silver sport utility vehicle. That freedom, though, comes with an unusual condition: Gladys has one year to donate a kidney to her ailing sister.
Friday 07 January 2011
Two sisters whose life sentences for armed robbery were suspended last week on the condition that one donate a kidney to the other will be released today.
Friday 07 January 2011
In 1950, the Weavers, a quartet which included Pete Seeger, took "Goodnight, Irene" to the top of the American "hit parade". With strings and background vocals arranged by Gordon Jenkins, it was a long way from the song as originally recorded – captured on field equipment by the father-and-son team of John and Alan Lomax at the Central Convict Sugar Plantation, Louisiana. The singer was Huddie Ledbetter, nicknamed Lead Belly on account of his toughness – and the bullet lodged in his stomach.
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