October 7, 2020

Blues and Rhythm Show 292 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, September 29, 2020 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

This episode aired on September 29th but podcasts from that date were lost and we decided to reair the show  today, October 6th, to permit online listeners to stream or download.

Think back to the 1960s. It’s easier if you were around back then. At the beginning of the decade there was new interest in what were called “country blues”. Musicians from the pre-world war 2 era were sought out and were recorded on the spot or brought to recording studios. Some had kept up their playing at home, some hadn’t touched an instrument in years, a few had remained active trying to make a living as musicians. As the decade unfolded interest grew about electric Chicago blues and some musicians like J.B. Hutto or Johnny Young who had laid down their instruments returned to playing for new audiences. Dylan went electric. The interest in blues beyond the African-American audience came just as interest in blues was dwindling in the black community and the new blues commentators would complain about the rise of “commercial” Soul music at the expense of “authentic” blues and the displacement of blues from the clubs. Meanwhile, a wave of creativity swept through the clubs and record studios and the new music filled both the clubs and the charts. We think of Soul as emanating from the studios of Memphis and Muscle Shoals. It came from all over but perhaps nowhere more than from Chicago, supported by a wide array of large and small independent record labels.

On the Show:

Jo Armstead Band – Ruby Andrews – Harold Burrage – Dorothy Prince – Johnny Sayles – Billy Butler & the Enchanters – Impressions – Ricky Allen – Willie Henderson – Etta James – Lee Shot Williams – Cicero Blake – Erma Franklin – Little Milton – Otis Clay – 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 for eight weeks until November 24th as a podcast. Just go the website, bring up the right playlist and stream or download the show.

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