February 25, 2014

Blues and Rhythm Show 120 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, February 25, 2014 (1:00-2:30 pm)

We’ve never devoted a feature to St. Louis–until this week. St. Louis and East St.Louis, across the river in Illinois, supported a unique blues culture that nurtured distinctive styles of playing and singing blues. Like Memphis, St. Louis was a destination for migrants from the south and a staging point for others who wished to go on to the north, especially to Chicago. It was definitely a blues city and, in the late twenties and the thirties, it attracted musicians like Lonnie Johnson, Joe Lee Williams and Roosevelt Sykes.

On the Show:

Ciro’s Coon Club Orchestra – St. Louis Bessie – Henry Brown – Henry Townsend – Charley Jordan – Peetie Wheatstraw – St. Louis Jimmy – Charlie “Specks” McFadden – Johnnie Strauss – Teddy Darby – Milton Sparks – and 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 March 24th.

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 (March 4th)

Next week we’ll we’ll be looking for your support for CFMU 93.3. Make a pledge by phoning the station at 905-528-9888 while we’re on the air or pledge online at cfmu.mcmaster.ca. We;ll be playing some great music and we’ll have some giveaways available for those who make a pledge.



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