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January 12, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 303 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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

On this week’s program, we look briefly at a new compilation of post-war southeastern blues and a few obscure tracks recorded in Florida. Also on the show, piano blues c.1929-1935, a track from a recently available Harrison Kennedy album recorded in France, Old Time recordings from the 1920s.

On the Show:

Griffin Brothers – James Cotton – Rochelle French – Tommy Malone – Eddie Hope & the Manish Boys – The Satans – Jilson Setters – Ward & Winfield – Pinetop Smith – Roosevelt Sykes – Pinetop Sparks – Sue Foley – NewMoon jelly Roll Freedom Rockers – Steve Hill – Marva Whitney – 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 March 9th 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.

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:

TBA

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January 4, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 302 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, January 5, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

On our first program of 2021 we draw from a couple of recently released albums, one of which contains live material not known to have been preserved and another that traces the career of a figure neglected by reissue companies up to now. If we compiled best album lists these sets would warrant consideration. Otherwise, we have a program with blues from the 1950s and later, pre- and post-war Western Swing, and Gospel, mostly out of Chicago.

On the Show:

James Wayne – Ernestine Allen – Buddy Guy – Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm – Billy Branch – Stephen Barry Band – Alfie Smith – Whitehorse – Bob Skyles & His Skyrockets – Jesse James & All the Gang – Norfleet Brothers – Rev. Robert Ballinger – Patterson Singers – Jesse Anderson – 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 March 2nd 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.

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:

TBA

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December 29, 2020

No Swear to Tell the Truth, December 29, 2020 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Filed under: Uncategorized — cmcompton @ 6:59 pm


In order to present a show during the Christmas to New Year break we needed to make arrangements in advance to gain entry to the CFMU Studio. We didn’t make the arrangement and, so, there will be no broadcast of the program on December 29th. Broadcast of Swear to Tell the Truth resumes on January 5th and we have a show in preparation.

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, live on Cogeco Cable 288, or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. CFMU podcasts now available for 8 weeks. Couldn’t be much easier. Just go the website, click on “Shows”, scroll down through 40 different programs to Tuesday, 10:00am bring up the playlist you choose, and stream or download the show.

Next week (January 5th)

TBA

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December 21, 2020

Blues and Rhythm Show 301 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario) – Christmas Edition

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, December 22, 2020 (10:00am to 1:00 pm***)

One week in the year it’s all Christmas on the Blues & Rhythm Show. This year we present a 3-hour special including Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Gospel, Soul, Country, Cajun & Roots Christmas music. Familiar songs and a lot that won’t be familiar. A lot of people’s usual plans for Christmas have changed this year. That includes us. Normally, we would be at the station live on Christmas Day. This year’s Christmas special is prerecorded. If you wish to stream or download the entire podcast it’s three hour program and we believe you will have to open up both this program 10:00-12:00 Tuesday slot and the 12:00-1:00 slot that follows to hear the full three hours. To hear the full 3-hour program start at Morning File for December 22nd (9:00am-10:00am) then click on Swear to Tell the Truth.

On the Show:

Louis Prima & His New Orleans Gang – Jesse Thomas – Jimmy Witherspoon – Ozie Ware – Bumble Bee Slim – Rev. J.M. Gates – Stanley Brothers – Gribble, Lusk & York – Jimmy Dawkins – Morgan Davis – Roy Hawkins – Jessie Mae Hemphill – Belton Richard – Marion Williams & the Stars of Faith – Shakura S’Aida – James Brown – Meditation Singers – Gospel Scarlets – Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir – The Insight – and many others.

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton, live on Cogeco Cable 288 or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until February 16th 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.

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 Two Weeks:

December 29th – no broadcast

January 5th – TBA

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December 14, 2020

Blues and Rhythm Show 300 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, December 15, 2020 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

Fair portion of Chicago Blues on the program this week, tracks dating from 1947 to 1978, including blues singles and album tracks, Eddie Boyd to Buster Benton. Also early and unissued country from Thomas Edison’s Edison label, bit of Western Swing, the Harlem Hamfats, and Nina Simone, something from a new and comprehensive compilation of Bobby Parker’s work. And for those who like it, some Christmas Blues and Gospel.

On the Show:

Lloyd Glenn – Albert King – Nina Simone – Eddie Boyd – Sonny Boy Williamson II – Koko Taylor – Jimmy Walker & Erwin Helfer – Bobby Parker – Ernest Stoneman & the Dixie Mountaineers – Frankie “Half Pint” Jaxon – Texas Jim Lewis & His Lone Star Cowboys – Morgan Davis – Rev. Cleophus Robinson – Blind Boys of Alabama & Taj Mahal – and others.

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton, live on Cogeco Cable 288 or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until February 9th 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.

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:

Christmas – Blues, R&B, Gospel, Country & Roots

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December 8, 2020

Blues and Rhythm Show 299 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, December 8, 2020 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

No Gospel on this week’s program following last week’s 2-hour post-0war Gospel special. Couple of little-remembered names in R&B as well as some small label R&B out of L.A. from the Jiving on Central Ave. series. So much Rhythm & Blues came from Los Angeles and its many independent labels. Also, field recordings of two kinds– recordings from the major labels visits to locales in the southern U.S and recordings made by modern song collectors looking for unknown or forgotten musical talents. A bit of classic and some newly recorded Soul

On the Show:

Bill Jennings – Arbee Stidham – Wini Beatty – Clarence Samuels – Big Bill Broonzy + Fleetwood Mac – Johnny Barfield – Buford Boyd & Willard Benson – Joe Callicott – Smoke Wagon Blues Band – Shakura S’Aida – Clarence Carter – Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra – Esther Phillips – and others.

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton, live on Cogeco Cable 288 or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until February 2nd 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.

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

TBA

December 1, 2020

Blues and Rhythm Show 298 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, December 1, 2020 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

This week’s program is all Gospel. Our original notion was to trace the history of Gospel recordings from the beginning. but that was probably too ambitious for a two hour program. We decided to limit the show’s attention to post-war Gospel and then looking at the widespread concept of Gospel’s Golden Age. Our playlist includes Gospel groups, quartets, soloists and singing preachers, some of whom played instruments. In some cases we have chosen the obvious and celebrated sides of well-known artists and in others the more obscure recordings in the discography.

On the Show:

Staple Singers – Wings of Jordan Choir – Dixie Hummingbirds – Pilgrim Travelers – Famous Ward Singers – Brother Joe May – Goldia Haynes – Swan Silvertone Singers – Elder Charles Beck – Blind Boys of Alabama – Edna Gallmon Cooke – Rev. Cleophus Robinson with Josephine James – Swanee Quintet – Sensational Nightingales – and others.

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton, live on Cogeco Cable 288 or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until January 19th as a podcast. Couldn’t be much easier. Just go the website, click on “Shows”, scroll down through 40 different programs to Tuesday, 10:00am bring up the playlist you choose, 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

TBA

November 22, 2020

Swear to Tell the Truth, November 24, 2020 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Filed under: Uncategorized — cmcompton @ 5:38 pm

Taking a second week off as we tentatively arranged with station management. Back next week with a brand new show already in planning. See the posting for Blues & Rhythm Show #289 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, live on Cogeco Cable 288, or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until January 12th. CFMU podcasts now available for 8 weeks. Couldn’t be much easier. Just go the website, click on “Shows”, scroll down through 40 different programs to Tuesday, 10:00am bring up the playlist you choose, and stream or download the show.

Next week (December 1st)

Golden Age of Gospel

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November 16, 2020

Swear to Tell the Truth, November 17, 2020 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Filed under: Uncategorized — cmcompton @ 7:40 pm

We booked a week off for this Tuesday’s program. Need to attend to other parts of our life See the posting for Blues & Rhythm Show #287 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, live on Cogeco Cable 288 or on CFMU online at the cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until January 5th. 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 (November 24th)

Check this site for an update.

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November 10, 2020

Blues and Rhythm Show 297 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, November 10, 2020 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

This week, we have a program that includes some classic R&B; tracks from the Blues revival era; black and white spiritual music; a couple of selections from a new compilation from JSP featuring blues from the short-lived and slightly weird Barrelhouse label. And we close out with original and retro Soul music.

On the Show:

Lucky Millinder Otchestra – Marion Abernathy – T.J. Fowler – Blues Boy Willie – Paul Reddick + The Sidemen – Marshall Lawrence – Robert Pete Williams – Little Brother Montgomery – Joe Carter – Reverend Gary Davis – Ernest Martin and His Gospel Melody Makers – Glen Thompson & His Dixie Playboys – The Soul Band – Margie Hendrix – and others.

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton, live on Cogeco Cable 288 or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until December 29th as a podcast. Just go the website, bring up the right 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

TBA

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