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January 18, 2022

Blues and Rhythm Show 341 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, January 18, 2022 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

West Coast blues; blues from Mississippi and Louisiana in the Blues Revival era; Hillbilly Boogie & Western Swing; Cajun; Post-War Gospel.

“It’s a bad thing but so necessary that this cold world holds your value to become monetary” — Allen Toussaint

“When you get lonesome, sit down and write to me some day. If I don’t pay no account, baby, I’ll be down on Jeff Davis Highway” Lee Brown

On the Show:

Nat King Cole – Harpdog Brown – Jimmy Dawkins – Professor Longhair – Amos Garrett – Mississippi Fred McDowell – Jack Owens – Black Boy Shine – Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band – Spade Cooley – Blind James Campbell & His Nashville Street Band – King Louis H. Narcisse – Brooklyn All-Stars – 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 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.

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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January 11, 2022

Swear to Tell the Truth, January 11, 2022 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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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 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.

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 9, 2022

Blues and Rhythm Show 340 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, January 4, 2022 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

R&B and Post-War Blues on this week’s program, first for the new year.

“Lots of people get drunk, once in a while, just to speak their sober mind When they get caught doing crazy things, they put the blame on moonshine”– Wynonie Harris

“You better clean your house, baby, before you criticize mine” — L.C. “Good Rockin'” Robinson

On the Show:

Wild Bill Moore – Frank Motley – Roy Brown – Big Maybelle – James Brown & the Famous Flames – Cobras – Monica Dupont – King Biscuit Boy With Crowbar – Bobby Radcilff – Jordan Officer – Jimmie Lee Robinson – Mighty Joe Young – Dusty Roads Band – Queen Sylvia Embry – Willie Walker with Antony Paule Soul Orchestra

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.

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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December 21, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 339 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, December 21, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

Our annual Christmas special features, Blues, R&B, Country, Gospel, some familiar tracks and others possibly not so familiar.

“Well, the first thing I want old Santy to do, get me a book on etiquette so I can be up-to-date like you” — Cool Papa Smith

“But since I’m a poor girl Santy Claus don’t care about me” — Mary Harris

On the Show:

Calvin Owens – Larry Darnell – Julia Lee – Clarence Williams Blue Five with Eva Taylor – Middle Georgia Four – Nelson Young – Louvin Brothers – Jayme Stone – Al King – Albert King – Roy Milton – Titus Turner – Mary Harris – Ward Singers – Chosen Gospel Singers – Little Johnny Taylor – Ramsey Lewis Trio – 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 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.

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:

No Show until January 4th – Rockin’ Blues intro to the New Year

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December 14, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 338 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, December 14, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

Some newly available albums on this week’s program–Sue Foley, Corey Harris, newly repackaged Hound Dog Taylor; Hobo songs; Western Swing on transcription discs; Cajun; Harry Oster field recordings; swamp R&B; rare sixties Gospel; and more.

“Then we rode into Shreveport where we were supposed to eat and when I got my sandwich I had to eat it on the street” — Louisiana Red

“The whites and the blacks point their fingers at me, saying, “Look there, look there at the good for nothing” — Dewey Balfa

On the Show:

Sister Marie Knight – John Creach’s Major & Minors – David Pete Mckinley – Morgan Davis – Magic Slim & the Teardrops – Louisiana Red – The Vaudevillian – Harrison Kennedy – Tuts Washington – Jimmie Rodgers – Hank Penny – Nathan Abshire & the Pinegrove Boys – Hogman Maxey – King Karl – Edna Gallmon Cooke – Staple Singers – Bill Monroe & the Bluegrass Boys – 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 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.

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

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December 8, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 337 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, December 7, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

World War 2 a period when many far-reaching social and economic changes were taking place and set in motion while normal daily life and business was disrupted for most parts of society. For the music industry, the effects of the mobilization of men, women and resources along with the wartime economy were profound. Musicians were called up to serve or volunteered, shortages of materials had an impact on touring and making records. For much of the war period, as well, the American Federation of Musicians struck against the record companies which they blamed for taking jobs away from live performers. What was known as the Petrillo Ban was in effect between much of 1942 through 1944 until the companies variously settled with the union over compensation. Our feature is made up of recordings made in the years 1942 to mid-1945. In the charts for these years there continued to be a lot of big band jazz recordings and blues and swing from smaller groups. We look at sides from the blues side, mostly. Some of these sides might be characterized as proto-R&B, before R&B was recognized as a distinct genre, which you might say it had become by the year 1947. We’ve drawn from Boulevard Vintage’s, The R&B Years 1942-1945 sets for this feature. Also on the program Blues from Memphis and Houston, and a touch of Soul.

On the Show:

Lucky Millinder Orchestra – Fenton Robinson – Bobby Bland – Paul James Band – Little Frankie Lee – Steve Hill – Roy Dunn – Earl Hines Orchestra with Billy Eckstine – Andy Kirk Orchestra with June Richmond – Louis Jordan – Tiny Bradshaw – Lil Green – Bettye LaVette – Garden State Choir – 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 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

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December 1, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 336 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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

Unissued tracks from Modern Records; early vocal groups; Sam McGee & Uncle Dave Macon; songs from the West Virginia mines; Ragtime Texas; Gospel from Peacock & Designer Records

“When they start to jazzin’ they jazz both night and day” — Richmond Starlight Quartette

“Sayin’ if you don’t think I’m a drinking man, baby, stop by here with your beer can” — Robert Wilkins

“When you don’t play the dozens they will ease you in” — Robert Wilkins

On the Show:

Peter Rabbit Trio – Chuck Jackson – Rita Chiarelli – Roosevelt Sykes – Triangle Quartette – Gaither Carlton – Odetta – Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen – United Four Quartet – Henry Thomas – Robert Wilkins – Kokomo Arnold – Gospelaires of Dayton Ohio – Singing Southern Echoes of Memphis – Miss Angel – Angela Strehli – 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 January 26th 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:

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November 23, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 335 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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

Further episode in our survey of Volume 1 of the Third Man Rise and Fall of Paramount set. This episode takes us to just short of mid-1927–Blues, Gospel, Country, Jazz from the Paramount label’s large output in the mid-twenties as well as tracks from Gennett and the Black Patti label, established by Paramount A&R man, Mayo Williams, while he was still working for Paramount. Also on the program, early John Lee Hooker, more from Detroit, rare Blues from Texas.

“I took a freight train to be my friend” — John Lee Hooker

“They call me cold-hearted and evil. Baby, that’s all right with me” — Bobo Jenkins

On the Show:

Big Jay McNeely – Big Walter Price – John Lee Hooker – Eddie Kirkland – Smoke Wagon Blues Band – Whiteley Brothers – Johnny B. Moore – Little Brother Montgomery – Blind Lemon Jefferson – Rev. T.T. Rose & Gospel Singers – Long ‘Cleve’ Reed & Little Harvey Hull – Sid Harkreader & Grady Moore – Mississippi Jubilee Singers – Sam Collins – Kendall Wall Blues Band – 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 January 19th 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:

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November 17, 2021

Swear to Tell the Truth, November 16, 2021 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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We’re behind schedule this week. This week’s program,which has already aired on FM, is a repeat of BRS 317.

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

“Well, I done got old. Can’t do the things that I used to do” — Junior Kimbrough

“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:

loyd 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 January 12th 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:

New installment in our ongoing feature series devoted to the remarkable Paramount label. This instalment will take us further into the year 1927.

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November 9, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 334 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, November 9, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

R&B from Modern Music; Sunnyland Slim; live from Maxwell Street; you’re getting old on your job; Western Swing; Zyde-Cajun; Southern Soul.

“Luck’s in my corner and I keep rollin ‘ on” — Oran “Hot Lips” Page

“Hey, Bobby Rush, what you do will never do. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander too” — Bobby Rush

On the Show:

Hot Lips Page – Pearl Traylor – Robins – Muddy Waters – Mighty Joe Young – Robert Nighthawk – Tampa Red – Gérald Laroche – Jesse James & All the Boys – Little Miss Higgins – Paul James Band – Willie Walker – Clarence Carter – Minglewood Band – Chairmen of the Board – Percy Mayfield – 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 January 5th 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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