February 17, 2015

Blues and Rhythm Show 168 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, February 17th, (1:00-2:30 pm)

We broadcast on Tuesdays. That means it would be difficult for us to ignore Mardi Gras. Nor would we choose to ignore it. We did not present a Mardi Gras show last year, however, because Fat Tuesday fell in the middle of Fundraising Week for CFMU

As is the case with Christmas, there are a limited number of Mardi Gras pieces to choose from. We use our Mardi Gras program to explore the New Orleans musical tradition, which, while it has hugely influenced blues and R&B, still stands slightly apart from the rest of the American tradition. It makes sense to devote a couple of shows a year just to New Orleans and Mardi Gras affords an opportunity to do that once a year, anyway. This year’s Mardi Gras special will include R&B, a bit of the jazz that relates in part to the marching band history in the city, and to the indigenous funk music that underlies a lot of what the marching bands do today as well as the music of the Mardi Gras Indian bands. we’ll also sample just a bit the Mardi Gras music of the Bayou and Southwest Louisiana.

On the Show:

Joe Lutcher – Young Men of New Orleans – Art Neville – Wild Magnolias – Bunk Johnson – Johnny Wiggs – Meters – Eddie Bo – Balfa Brothers – James Booker – Earl King –  and others

Listen to the program at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.msu.mcmaster.ca. The program will be available to stream or as a podcast until March 16th.

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 (February 24th)

Blues and Gospel miscellany. In two weeks time (March 3rd), it will be Fundraising Week for CFMU and for this program. We will need your support.


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