January 26, 2016

Blues and Rhythm Show 214 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, January 26th (1:00 to 2:30pm)

The main focus this week is on early recorded blues, string and jug band music. We have some African-American tracks that feature the mandolin, jug band recordings, and white country stringband blues and breakdowns from the Deep South. These recordings made over a period of 1924 to 1935. Some of the songs were current in both black and white versions although not with identical lyrics in most cases. You don’t have to dig deep into the roots music of the era of the twenties and thirties to find songs that touch on issues of race and attitudes towards race. Contemporary listeners may be disturbed or offended by at least one of the songs we will be playing.

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 Also on the program, a pair of Elmore James cover versions and tracks from the Where Southern Soul Began series.

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Lastly, we have alternative folk and retro blues readings of a pair of well-known gospel songs.

On the Show:

John Primer – Zora Young – Louie Bluie & Ted Bogan – All Miller – Whistler & His Jug Band – Earl Johnson & His Dixie Entertainers – Hoyt Ming & His Pep-Steppers – Carroll County Revelers – Delores Johnson – Be Good Tanyas – a.o.

Listen to the program at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.msumcmaster.ca. The program will be available to stream or as a podcast until February 22nd.

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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 2nd)



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