November 12, 2019

Blues and Rhythm Show 264 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, November 5th (10:00 to 12:00 noon

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This week, the show goes back to blues from the Victor label, looking at Blues from the legendary Bluebird budget line, records made between 1933 and 1941. It’s hard to generalize about Bluebird’s blues output because it included a wide range of styles. At the end of the 1930s, Bluebird included what some might regard as quite dispensable swing dance blues records at one end of the spectrum but hard southern blues at the other. We mostly featured the hard blues recordings.

Also on the program, some pre-war gospel quartet from the southeastern states as well as a couple of live performances from the early sixties concerts stages by the Friends of old time Music. And a bit of Soul music from Don Robey’s Duke and Back Beat labels.

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Othe Show:

Adolph Hofner – Dick Devall – Mississippi Fred McDowell – Thankful Quartette – Selah Jubilee Singers – Samantha Martin & the Haggard – Tampa Red – Big Bill– Mississippi Matilda – Robert Lee McCoy – Big Maceo – Robert Petway – The C&C Boys – Buddy Ace – and others

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton, live on Cogeco Cable 288 or on CFMU online at CFMU.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until December 31st. CFMU podcasts now available for 8 weeks. Just go the website, bring up the playlist and stream or download the show.

Contact Us:

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Next week

repeat of our October 1st program




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