May 29, 2013

Blues and Rhythm Show 82 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, June 4, 2013 (1:00-2:30 pm)

We are in the unusual position of having our playlist ready for next week and so we can provide you with more advance notice of next Tuesday’s program. Next week will be our Alan Lomax Southern Journey special presentation. The Southern Journey is the way that Alan Lomax’ hurried and underfunded field trips of 1959 and 1960 in search of unadulterated traditional music from the American South have come to be described. It was a project born of a passion to document old time musics and of the ego of the individual who sought to prove he was the man who could find this music. Prove it he did and he paved the way for other field researchers who followed but he had the advantage of embarking on this quest when America was on the cusp of a tidal shift in its social evolution. Of course, Alan Lomax is not the real subject of our program. The real subject is the music and the musicians he located and recorded.

On the show: 

Lead Belly – McKinley Morganfield – Hobart Smith –  Vera Hall – Miles & Bob Pratcher – Fred McDowell – Rose Hemphill – Bessie Jones – Rev. I.D. Beck – Bright Light Quartet – and many others

Listen to the program at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.mcmaster.ca. The program will be available to stream or as a podcast until July 2nd.

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 (June 11th)

The following week, we’ll take a step back and try to present you with a mosaic of the different styles we try to bring you week to week, fill some gaps, follow some leads from recent programs. At this point, in all honesty, we don’t have a plan.

For those interested in the progress of the CFMU app, we’re told that the delay has to do with developing an app that works on three platforms–but it is coming.



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