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August 4, 2019

Blues and Rhythm Show 253 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, July 30th (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

This week’s program included a special devoted to Louisiana music, mostly of the fifties and early sixties but including tracks from the forties to the eighties. Swamp blues, R&B, Cajun and Zydeco. That took up the greater part of the program but we also took a look at the Smithsonian Folkways album devoted to Lead Belly‘s recordings for Moses Asch’s various label ventures, recordings made between 1941 and 1948. Leadbelly had spent time previously in a Texas prison but the Lomaxes met up with him in the Angola Penitentiary and he grew up in the Caddo Lake region of western Louisiana.

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On the Show:

Guitar Gable – Lightnin’ Slim – Lonesome Sundown – Clarence Garlow – Classie Ballou – Nathan Abshire – Thaddeus Declouet  – Buckwheat Zydeco – Robert Pete Williams – Lead Belly – Barbara Lynn – and others

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton, live on Cogeco Cable 288 or on CFMU online at the CFMU website. The program will be available to stream or download until September 24th. CFMU podcasts now available for 8 weeks. Just go the website, bring up the playlist and stream or download the show.

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July 30, 2019

Blues and Rhythm Show 252 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, July 23rd (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

A lot of the work that goes into this show is work we do preparing at home and we rely on our technological devices to put a show together. We’d planned to take a week off in any case but technical obstacles prevented us from assembling a show two weeks in a row.

Our July 23rd program included rhythm & blues recorded between 1941 and 1959. Also, pair of obscure blues pianists from the 1930s and tracks from a couple of significant Delta bluesmen who recorded just before the war. We also featured some recordings from leading gospel groups in the 1950s after reviewing the Malaco 50th anniversary Gospel set in the previous show.

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Cab Calloway & His Orchestra – Saunders King – King Perry – Big Maybelle – James Brown & the Famous Flames – Jesse James – Tony Hollins – Morgan Davis  – Rod Piazza – Roberta Martin Singers – Caravans – Roy Head & the Traits – Ray Agee – and others

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton, live on Cogeco Cable 288 or on CFMU online at the CFMU website. The program will be available to stream or download until September 17. CFMU podcasts now available for 8 weeks. Couldn’t be easier. Just go the website, bring up the playlist and stream or download the show.

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You can also follow the program at sweartotellthetruth@nosignifying on Twitter.

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July 9, 2019

Swear to Tell the Truth, July 9, 2019 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Filed under: Uncategorized — cmcompton @ 8:11 pm
We booked a week off for next Tuesday but technical difficulties stood in the way of our preparations for this week’s show and we decided to take this week off and present the show we’re currently working on next week. In place of the live show the station replayed our Juneteenth Special of June 18th. See the posting for Blues & Rhythm Show #249 for details.
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Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton, live on Cogeco Cable 288 or on CFMU online at the CFMU website. The program will be available to stream or download until August 13th. CFMU podcasts now available for 8 weeks. Couldn’t be easier. Just go the website, bring up the playlist and stream or download the show.

Next week (July 16th)

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July 2, 2019

Blues and Rhythm Show 251 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, July 2nd (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

We’ll be looking briefly at the new book/album set from Malaco, The Gospel According to Malaco. The occasion of this publication event is Malaco’s 50th anniversary in business. Complicating the project is the fact that Malaco today owns the gospel catalogues of the Savoy and Apollo labels, which adds a further 25 years to the gospel history contained in Malaco’s holdings.

Also on the program, pre-World War 2 blues and roots music on CD with examples from the American Epic collection as well as John Tefteler’s Classic Blues compilations. There will be a few early R&B releases from the Aristocrat-Chess-Checker labels, a bit of Soul and Morgan Davis.

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On the Show:

Forest Sykes – Danny Overbea – Henry Thomas – Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe – Blind Lemon Jefferson – Walker’s Corbin Ramblers – Mississippi Mud Mashers – Davis Sisters  – Keb’Mo – Five Blind Boys of Alabama – Albertina Walker – Dee and Don – Morgan Davis – and others

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton, live on Cogeco Cable 288 or on CFMU online at the CFMU website. The program will be available to stream or download until August 13th. CFMU podcasts now available for 8 weeks. Couldn’t be easier. Just go the website, bring up the playlist and stream or download the show.

Contact Us:

To reach us with comments or queries, write us at sweartotellthetruth@gmail.com.

You can also follow the program at sweartotellthetruth@nosignifying on Twitter.

Next week

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June 25, 2019

Blues and Rhythm Show 250 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, June 25th (10:00 to 12:00noon)

On this week’s program we have a selection of R&B tracks by prominent acts between 1939 and 1947. Also, a segment of Hillbilly Boogie, acoustic blues, some classic soul and Harrison Kennedy.

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On the Show:

Louis Jordan & the Tympany Five – Cat & the Fiddle – Dinah Washington – Julia Lee – Amos Milburn – Ramblin’ Tommy Scott – Maddox Brothers & Rose – Mississippi John Hurt  – Keb’Mo – Harrison Kennedy – Candi Staton – Percy Milem – George Perkins & the Silver Stars – Sonny Thompson – and others

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton, live on Cogeco Cable 288 or on CFMU online at the CFMU website. The program will be available to stream or download until August 13th. CFMU podcasts now available for 8 weeks. Couldn’t be easier. Just go the website, bring up the playlist and stream or download the show.

Contact Us:

To reach us with comments or queries, write us at sweartotellthetruth@gmail.com.

You can also follow the program at sweartotellthetruth@nosignifying on Twitter.

Next week

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June 18, 2019

Blues and Rhythm Show 249 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, June 18th (10:00 to 12:00noon)

This week a Texas special to mark The arrival of Juneteenth, Juneteenth is observed annually on June 19th in memory of the Emancipation of slaves in America. The date, June 19th, is the date in 1865 that General Granger came to Galveston with troops and affirmed the Emancipation Proclamation that had hung in abeyance in the state of Texas. With Texas effectively distant from much of the conflict in the Civil War slaveholding continued as though the Proclamation had not taken effect on January 1, 1863.

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No political theme to this program but two hours of Texas blues, R&B, soul and gospel, perhaps not unlike the Juneteenth Festivals that take place in different locales. An exploration of the rich and diverse traditions of black Texican music.

On the Show:

Ray Sharpe – Little Chickadee – Frankie Lee Sims – Oak Cliff T-Bone – Lead Belly – Miss Country Slim – Lightnin’ Hopkins – Dallas Jamboree Band – Hop Wilson – Gatemouth Brown – James Davis – Miss Lavelle – Milton Hopkins & Jewel Brown – and others

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton, live on Cogeco Cable 288 or on CFMU online at the CFMU website. The program will be available to stream or download until August 13th. CFMU podcasts now available for 8 weeks. Couldn’t be easier. Just go the website, bring up the playlist and stream or download the show.

Contact Us:

To reach us with comments or queries, write us at sweartotellthetruth@gmail.com.

You can also follow the program at sweartotellthetruth@nosignifying on Twitter.

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June 16, 2019

Blues and Rhythm Show 248 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, June 11th (10:00 to 12:00noon)

For all of our good intentions we were unable to post in advance of the last show but we’re doing so now because the program will be available to stream or download for another seven plus weeks at CFMU’s website.

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This show featured A bit of R&B; a brief Cajun segment; a look at some Nehi label reissues of 1930s era blues from Mississippi and the East Coast; harmonica blues; gospel from the Civil Rights era; and a taste of Soul.

On the Show:

Cozy Eggleston & His Orchestra – Majors – Googie Rene – Amede Ardoin –Harry Choates – Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys – Speckled Red – Casey Bill – Chatman Brothers – Cedar Creek Sheik – Michael Pickett – Clara Ward – Bro. Will Hairston – Glorias Lynne – and others

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton, live on Cogeco Cable 288 or on CFMU online at the CFMU website. The program will be available to stream or download until August 13th. CFMU podcasts now available for 8 weeks. Couldn’t be easier. Just go the website, bring up the playlist and stream or download the show.

Contact Us:

To reach us with comments or queries, write us at sweartotellthetruth@gmail.com.

You can also follow the program at sweartotellthetruth@nosignifying on Twitter.

Next week

Check back with this site. Next week, June 18th, a Texas special for Juneteenth.

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June 4, 2019

Blues and Rhythm Show 247 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, June 4th (10:00 to 12:00noon)

After four weeks in the Tuesday morning 10:00 slot the program becomes official in the CFMU schedule this week. We’ll be here at 10:00 Tuesday mornings in the coming weeks. We may consider a change in the schedule in the fall but we’re going to try to make this timeslot work for us.

As this will be our first show not as a fill in for Out With It, which previously occupied this place in the schedule, we’re going to use the June 4th program as a survey-showcase of what we will be doing on the show week to week.

Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Soul and Gospel on this week’s show–R&B from 1949 to 1954, Blues from 1934 to 1950, Soul from several famous studios in the south and Chicago and Gospel from the “Golden Era” and later. With the two-hour format in the morning, we will likely present more of a magazine format rather than long features but we won’t know for sure until we work with the two hour

On the Show:

Eskew Reeder – Ricky Allen – Lalo Guerrero – Five Royales – Memphis Minnie – Lonnie Johnson – Walter Davis – Sue Foley – Magic Slim – Johnnie Taylor – Erma Coffee – Brother Joe May – Inez Andrews & the Andrewettes – Sojourners – and others

Listen to the program at FM 93.3 in Hamilton, live on Cogeco Cable 288 or on CFMU online at the CFMU website. The program will be available to stream or download until August 6th. CFMU podcasts now available for 8 weeks. Couldn’t be easier. Just go the website, bring up the playlist and stream or download the show.

Contact Us:

To reach us with comments or queries, write us at sweartotellthetruth@gmail.com.

You can also follow the program at sweartotellthetruth@nosignifying on Twitter.

Next week

Check back with this site. In two weeks, a Texas special for Juneteenth.

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May 28, 2019

Blues and Rhythm Show 246 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, May 28th (10:00 to 12:00noon)

This week some blues out of L.A. from a twenty year period ending in 1977. We also look at some prominent gospel quartets for the 1930s. Also, a taste of R&B from New York and a couple of live performances from Chicago in the 1970s.

On the Show:

Bobby Long – Dorothy Logan – John Lee Hooker – Norfolk Jubilee Quartette – Luther Magby – Sheryl Crowley – Little Willie Pollard – Jimmy “Fast Fingers” Dawkins – Heavenly Gospel Singers – Golden Gate Quartet – Downchild Blues Band – Erma Coffee -Sojourners – and others

Listen to the program at FM 93.3 in Hamilton, live on Cogeco Cable 288 or on CFMU online at cfmu.msumcmaster.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until July 9th. CFMU podcasts now available for 8 weeks. Couldn’t be easier. Just go the website, bring up the playlist and stream or download the show.

Contact Us:

To reach us with comments or queries, write us at sweartotellthetruth@gmail.com.

You can also follow the program at sweartotellthetruth@nosignifying on Twitter.

Next week

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May 24, 2019

Blues and Rhythm Show 245 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, May 21st (10:00 to 12:00noon)

Looks as though we might fill the morning slot in CFMU’s Tuesday schedule at least for a while.  We had technical difficulties related to a CD burner so some of our preparations for this particular show were unexpectedly last-minute. The program featured some R&B circa 1950 and a lot of late 1930s-turn of the decade  blues. Also some gospel groups as opposed to quintets and quartets and a taste of soul. You can no longer hear the show live but you can stream or download.

On the Show:

Johnny Otis with Mel Walker – Chris Powell & His Five Blue Flames – Ellen McIlwaine – Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson – Hot Lips Page – Lewis Bronzeville Five – Peetie Wheatstraw – Rosetta Crawford – Lead Belly – Roberta Martin Singers – Alex Bradford – Betty Harris -James “Thunderbird” Davis – and others

Listen to the program at FM 93.3 in Hamilton, live on Cogeco Cable 288 or on CFMU online at cfmu.msumcmaster.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until July 9th. CFMU podcasts now available for 8 weeks. Couldn’t be easier. Just go the website, bring up the playlist and stream or download the show.

Contact Us:

To reach us with comments or queries, write us at sweartotellthetruth@gmail.com.

You can also follow the program at sweartotellthetruth@nosignifying on Twitter.

Next week

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