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June 15, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 321 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, June 15, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

Juneteenth marks a significant step in the abolition of slavery for the United States as a whole but, in fact, it is observance of something that happened in Texas on June 19, 1865 when General Granger was sent to Texas to proclaim General Order No. 3 which ordered the end of slavery in the state of Texas. Texas had been largely outside the fighting in the Civil War and local authority had not taken steps to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. By the end of 1865 the U.S. had enacted the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Juneteenth has been observed throughout the U.S. but we have made it the occasion of a program consisting of African-American music from Texas. Our program includes pre-war blues; jump blues and R&B from the post-war era; recordings from the Library of Congress; some more recent blues recordings; and Gospel.

“They brag about New Orleans but give me my Texas town” — Lester Williams

On the Show:

T-Bone Walker – Ray Reed – Pete Mayes – Bobbie Cadillac – Kitty Gray & her Wampus Cats – Little Hat Jones – Shreveport Home Wreckers – Willie Mae Thornton – Long John (Hunter) & Orchestra – Texas Alexander – Lil Son Jackson – “Lightnin'” & convict group – Smith Casey – Bells of Joy – Sister Jessie Renfro – Gloria Edwards – and others

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until August 10th as a podcast. Just go the website, scroll through 40 shows to Tuesday 10:00 am bring up the right playlist and stream or download the show.

Next Week:

We’ll be off next week. There will be a repeat broadcast.

cmc

June 7, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 320 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, June 8, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

We couldn’t submit programs to the station for the past two weeks. This week we have some tracks from the stars of the Specialty label; the Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith, Sam McGee & the Delmore Brothers nexus; R&B and Soul from New Orleans; a lot more including, coincidentally, tracks by artists from Oklahoma and a brief observation about the Tulsa riot and massacre that destroyed a huge swath of Tulsa’s Greenwood district 100 years ago and took hundreds of lives.

“Turn up your volume. I wanna hear your radio” — Smiley Lewis

On the Show:

Ike & Tina Turner -Jimmy Liggins & his Drops of Joy- Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers – Little Mack Simmons – Odetta – Ben Racine Band – Spade Cooley Big Band – Roscoe Holcomb – Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith & his Dixieliners – Tuts Washington – Bocage – Vicki Anderson – Sir Mack Rice – Tommy Brown – Lowell Fulson – Nina Simone – and others

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until August 3rd as a podcast. Just go the website, scroll through 40 shows to Tuesday 10:00 am bring up the right playlist and stream or download the show.

Next Week:

Juneteenth: Texas Black Music

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June 1, 2021

Swear to Tell the Truth for June 1st, 2021 on CFMU, 93.3 (Hamilton, Ont.)

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We are unable to provide the station with a new program for a second week. The station will play a repeat this Tuesday. We hope to have a new program to broadcast the following week.

Contact Us

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

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until July 27th as a podcast. Just go the website, scroll through 40 shows to Tuesday 10:00 am bring up the right playlist and stream or download the show

Next Week:

New show; in two weeks, Juneteenth.

cmc

May 25, 2021

Swear to Tell the Truth for May 25th, 2021 on CFMU, 93.3 (Hamilton, Ont.)

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No new program this week owing to unanticipated technical difficulties. The station will air an earlier program.

Contact Us:

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

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until April 20th as a podcast. Just go the website, scroll through 40 shows to Tuesday 10:00 am bring up the right playlist and stream or download the show

May 17, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 319 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, May 18, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

New York R&B from independent labels; music from the ambitious French Jazz and Blues label, Black & Blue; early Louis Jordan; more from the Narro Way label collection A Capella Black Gospel, including the original recording of “Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb”.

“He smiles in my face but he ain’t my friend. That’s his jive to drink up all my gin” — Louis Jordan

On the Show:

Floyd Smith – Louis Jordan – AndrĂ© Bisson – Roy Hawkins – Lefty Dizz – Lightnin’ Hopkins – Harpdog Brown – Boogie Woogie Trio – Redd Foxx – Ann Cornell – Masterkeys – Joan Shaw – Luvenia Nash Singers – Sam & Dave – Nina Simone – and others

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until July 13th as a podcast. Just go the website, scroll through 40 shows to Tuesday 10:00 am bring up the right playlist and stream or download the show.

Next Week:

TBA

cmc

May 10, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 318 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, May 11, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

Blues and R&B on the Imperial label Stars of Boogie Woogie; Country and Western Swing; Recent Gospel reissues.

“Please Mr. Banker, can you loan me a dime. Well, (It) may not pay my rent but it sure will help me buy some wine” — Chris Thomas King

On the Show:

Wini Brown & Orchestra – Amos Milburn – T-Bone Walker – Jewel King – Papa Lightfoot – Jimmy McCracklin – Jack de Keyzer – Steve Strongman – John Jackson – Jimmy Yancey – Meade Lux Lewis – Al Clauser & His Oklahoma Outlaws – Clayton McMichen & His Georgia Wildcats – Spiritual Harmonizers- Cross Jordan Singers – Charles Brown – and others

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until July 6th as a podcast. Just go the website, scroll through 40 shows to Tuesday 10:00 am bring up the right playlist and stream or download the show.

Next Week:

TBA

cmc

May 3, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 317 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, May 4, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

Quartet Gospel from the Carolinas; Country Gospel; St. Louis R&B; Soul from Memphis & Muscle Shoals; North Mississippi Blues; artists on the Dialtone label

“Now, when I found you, you was down and out. It was me who showed you what this life was all about'” — Ruby Johnson

On the Show:

Lloyd Glenn’s Combo – Lucky Millinder – Little Milton – Little Cooper & the Drifters – Smoke Wagon Blues Band – Junior Kimbrough – Birdlegg – Lightnin Hopkins – Spartanburg Famous Four – Eagle Jubilee Four – Gospel Light Jubilee Singers – Two Gospel Keys – Charlie Monroe – Esther Phillips – Mighty Sam – Mose Allison – and others

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until June 29th as a podcast. Just go the website, scroll through 40 shows to Tuesday 10:00 am bring up the right playlist and stream or download the show.

Next Week:

TBA

cmc

April 26, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 316 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, April 27, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

Vocal groups, 1930s to 1950s; Decca label Rhythm & Blues, 1949 and 1950; Austin scene 1980s – R&B & Blues; Blues from Nashville labels; live gospel performances.

“I can’t get you, girl, can’t get you off my mind. If I said I could, girl, I’d just be lyin'” — Jody Williams

On the Show:

Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers – Coleman Brothers – Big Daddy & His Boys – Fat Man Robinson – Johnny Shaw & Princess Gilbert – LeRoi Brothers – Sue Foley – Mel Brown – Otis Rush – Sugar Brown – Cephas & Wiggins – Deitra Farr – Blind Boys of Alabama – Williams Singers – and others.

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until June 22nd as a podcast. Just go the website, scroll through 40 shows to Tuesday 10:00 am bring up the right playlist and stream or download the show.

Next Week:

TBA

cmc

April 19, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 315 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, April 20, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

An installment in our chronological survey of the Paramount label’s history of recording this week covering the end of 1926 and the beginning of 1927. Blues, Gospel and Hillbilly from the catalogues of Paramount and its affiliated logos. Also included, a couple of items from Black Patti, which Mayo Williams established surreptiously and separately from his activity as what might be called Paramount’s A&R director, the position he left in the course of 1927. We try to unravel the story behind a famous Hillbilly song that is believed to be about the brutal treatment of African-American convict labour in a Tennessee mine.

Also on the program, B.B. KIng, Smothers brothers, a Country-Hillbilly segment and some Peacock label Gospel.

“They say things will get better but I don’t believe that’s true” — B.B. KIng

On the Show:

Calvin Owens – Abe “Little Smokey” Smothers – Jack de Keyzer – Maddox Brothers & Rose – Armstrong Twins – Sonny Green – Sweet Papa Stovepipe – Biddleville Quintette – Cow Cow Davenport – Buddy Boy Hawkins – Watts & Wilson – Little Harvey Hull & Long Cleve Reed – Gospelaires of Dayton, Ohio – Sensational Nightingales – and others.

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until June 15th as a podcast. Just go the website, scroll through 40 shows to Tuesday 10:00 am bring up the right playlist and stream or download the show.

Next Week:

TBA

cmc

April 12, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 314 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, April 13, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

Music from and inspired by Cajun country; Pachuko Hop and Mexican Rock and Roll; post-war Atlanta blues, obscure blues from Memphis and Pine Bluff, Akansas. Latest Jack de Keyzer and we note the untimely passing of Gene Taylor.

“Not tryin’ to be no king but don’t want to work too hard” — Duke Bradley

On the Show:

Tammy Thomas – Shirley Bergeron – Doug Kershaw – Chuck Higgins – La Orquesta de Pablo Beltran Ruiz – HowellDevine – John Lee Hooker – Carol Fran & Clarence Holliman – Curley Weaver – Buddy Moss – Blues Busters – Jeff Healey – Bennie McCain & the Ohio Untouchables – Bloodest Saxophone with Lauren Cervantes – and others.

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until June 8th as a podcast. Just go the website, scroll through 40 shows to Tuesday 10:00 am bring up the right playlist and stream or download the show.

Next Week:

Another installment in our chronological trek through the Paramount catalogue. Paramount the unlikely source of great African-American music between 1921 and 1932. This installment will cover the latter part of 1926 and the early part of 1927.

cmc

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