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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.

Calvin owensAlso 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

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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

April 5, 2021

Swear to Tell the Truth, April 6th, 2021 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Filed under: Uncategorized — cmcompton @ 12:09 am


We have to take the week off this Tuesday. The station will play a repeat of an earlier show. Look up Blues & Rhythm Show #299 for full details of this week’s repeat.  

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.

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 1st 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:

Brand new show featuring R&B, Southern Blues, with a bit of Cajun and Norteno flavour.

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March 28, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 313 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, March 30, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

This is the week of Easter. Themes of Jesus’ suffering on Calvary, his death for human sins, his resurrection, were a large part of Gospel song, seemingly year-round. We have a brief feature with songs about the passion of Jesus and its meaning for Christians. Also on the program a bit of R&B from the crescent city, more blues from St. Louis. And a lot more in two hours.

“You know I ain’t gonna start no fight, woman, you know I ain’t gonna fuss and frown. Now, you better get yourself together if you want poor Jimmy around — Jimmy Rogers

On the Show:

Freddie Mitchell – Edgar Blanchard – Rose Mitchell – Fenton Robinson – Joe Louis Walker – Paul Butterfield Blues Band – Miss Angel – Mary Johnson – Walter Davis – John Henry Barbee – Steve Strongman – Blue Sky Boys – Selah Jubilee Singers – Soul Stirrers – Sister Rosa Shaw – 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 May 25th 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

March 23, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 312 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, March 23, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

Falcons Definitive Collection; Chicago blues tracks from the sixties; St. Louis Blues guitar of the early thirties; Jimmie Rodgers & his influence; Duke-Peacock Soul.

“If you want to go to heaven when you d-i-e you got to put on your collar and your t-i-e” — Charley Jordan

On the Show:

King Curtis – Piney Brown – Falcons – Lee “Shot” Williams – Young Guitar Red – Curley Bridges – Bonnie Lee – Mose Allison – Mark “Bird” Stafford – Henry Spaulding – J.D. Short – Texas Ruby – Jerry Irby & His Texas Ranchers – Al “TNT” Braggs – Paulette Parker – Harps of Melody – 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 May 18th 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

March 15, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 311 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, March 16, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

Earl Hooker, Gene Phillips, T-Bone Walker, Country steel guitar on this week’s program. Also, a brief segment devoted to blues of the 1940s and tracks featuring piano player Blind John Davis.

“Are you angry with me, darlin’? Are you sorry that we met?” — Jimmie Lee Robinson

On the Show:

T-Bone Walker – Jerry Byrd – Big Time Sarah – Johnny Moeller – Original Sloth Band – MonkeyJunk – Frank Hovington – Johnnie Bee – St.c Louis Jimmy – Rosetta Howard – Arbee Stidham – James Brown – Albert King – Nappy 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 May 11th 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

March 9, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 310 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, March 9, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon) – 2021 Findraising Edition

It can’t be avoided. This is CFMU’s Fundraising week. A campus community station must raise funds from its supporters to operate but while we welcome year-round support we campaign for donations just once a year. We accept any amount large or small but a $30.00 pledge gets you a Friends of CFMU card entitling you to discounts and preferences at select local businesses. 10% of every donation will be directed to local food banks. The Blues & Rhythm Show‘s dedicated fundraising program features Blues, R&B, Gospel\, Soul and Country, including a few rare tracks. In case you are afraid that a great portion of the show will be devoted to harassing you to donate we can tell you that the program includes 31 different selections, more than the average number over the past year.

“So, I went down to the pawn shop to pawn my last suit of clothes. The man held the suit up and said, brother, this suit is full of holes” — Max “Blues” Bailey

On the Show:

Paul Williams Orchestra – Pearl Traylor – Max “Blues” Bailey – Jimmy Wilson – King Solomon – Sonny Boy Williamson II – Steve Strongman – Hugh & Karl Farr – Buster Benton – Hartman’s Heartbreakers – George Shields & His Gospel Singers – Rev. Robert Ballinger – Jioe Medwick – Ruby Andrews – O.V. Wright – Frazey Ford – 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 May 4th 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

March 2, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 309 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, March 2, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon) – International Women’s Day Program

On this year’s International Women’s Day program, we feature women’s Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Gospel and a bit of Soul. Our playlists week by week are dominated by recordings by men, of songs written by men, produced by men, and issued by companies run by men. The themes of the songs we play reflect men’s point of view most of the time. We try to maintain a balance but ot is difficult given the legacy of recording we work from. Blues as a genre were pretty conservative over the years and the same verses and themes keep manifesting from one generation of songs to the next. Ironically, a lot of the songs that have become associated with male singers were passed on from the classic era of the twenties, the years dominated by women’s recordings, which lasted until 1926 or 1927. Most people recognize the male versions of the songs without recognizing the verses that come from songs by Ida Cox, Alberta Hunter or other classic singers but it’s men’s voices that have been dominant in Blues, R&B and Soul. So, we do this show to in a small way redress the balance.

On the Show:

Cleo Brown – International Sweethearts of Rhythm – Gladys Bentley – Ella Johnson – Alberta Hunter – Louise Johnson – Rita Chiarelli – Mary Lou Williams – Big Mama Thornton – Arizona Dranes – Inez Andrews – Molly Johnson – Jackie Richardson – Big Maybelle – 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 April 27h 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:

Fundraising. Please support CFMU.

cmc

February 23, 2021

Swear to Tell the Truth, February 23, 2021 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Filed under: Uncategorized — cmcompton @ 1:33 am

We have to take the week off this Tuesday. The station will play a repeat of an earlier show. Look up Blues & Rhythm Show #295 for details of this week’s repeat.  

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.

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

Next Week:

Our International Women’s Day show. Upcoming: Fundraising March 6-19

cmc

February 15, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 308 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, February 16, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

We should be describing our annual Mardi Gras special but something happened this year. We missed the important detail that Fat Tuesday falls earlier this year, today, February 16th, in fact,–until we’d already put together our program. Too late to put it aside and assemble another show. What we have instead is a program with a segment featuring Rhythm & Blues from Chicago independent labels and another segment in the second hour divided between recordings by Blind Boy Fuller with his associates and some later recordings by Piedmont artists. Also, something from the recent EP Lo-Fi Blues and a bit of live Rosetta Tharpe from 1970.

On the Show:

Floyd Smith – Bill Samuels – Tab Smith Orchestra with Chick Young – Alberta Adams – Sugar Brown – Harpdog Brown & the Bloodhounds – Lonnie Johnson & Elmer Snowden – Blind Boy Fuller – Blind Gary Davis – Henry Johnson – Tarheel Slim – Lone Star Playbiys – Rev. Joihn Wilkins – 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 April 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

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:

TBA.

Upcoming: Fundraising March 6-19

cmc

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