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July 26, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 324 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, July 27, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

Before the Blues segment: Rags & Minstrel Songs – From the Minstrel tradition to the Medicine Show; Swing Time Records; Blues from the Apple; Heroes of the Blues Revival; Put the Whole Armour On; Message Gospel

“Blues run in my family but I’ve got the worstest of them all” — Little Son Willis

On the Show:

Lowell Fulson – Little Son Willis – Harpdog Brown – Bob Gaddy – Betty James – Morgan Davis – Amos Garrett – Scrapper Blackwell – Arthur Collins & Joseph Natus – Emmett Miller & His Georgia Crackers – Peg Leg Sam – Robert Pete Williams – Furry Lewis – Sister Anne C. Graham – Lucy Rodgers – and others

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until September 21st as a podcast. Just go the website, scroll through 40 shows to Tuesday 10:00 am bring up the right playlist and stream or download the show.

Next Week:

We’ll be off next week. There will be a repeat broadcast. We’ll tell you what is playing closer to the broadcast date.

Errors and omissions

We identifed Tarheel Slim as a member of the Wrens vocal group. We meant to say the Wheels.

We’ve mentioned it on previous shows but this week left out mention that Emmett Miller performed in blackface.

cmc

July 19, 2021

Swear to Tell the Truth, July 20th, 2021 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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We’re on a summer schedule but we aren’t taking off a block of time. We’re alternating new shows with repeats. The station will play a repeat of an earlier show. Look up Blues & Rhythm Show #299. for full details of this week’s repeat.

No Gospel on this week’s program following last week’s 2-hour post-war Gospel special. Couple of little-remembered names in R&B as well as some small label R&B out of L.A. from the Jiving on Central Ave. series. So much Rhythm & Blues came from Los Angeles and its many independent labels. Also, field recordings of two kinds– recordings from the major labels visits to locales in the southern U.S and recordings made by modern song collectors looking for unknown or forgotten musical talents. A bit of classic and some newly recorded Soul.

“I’m a poor boy and I’ve been treated mean” — Joe Callicott

On the Show:

Bill Jennings – Arbee Stidham – Wini Beatty – Clarence Samuels – Big Bill Broonzy – Fleetwood Mac – Johnny Barfield – Buford Boyd & Willard Benson – Joe Callicott – Smoke Wagon Blues Band – Shakura S’Aida – Clarence Carter – Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra – Esther Phillips – and others.

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.

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until September 14th as a podcast. Just go the website, scroll through 40 shows to Tuesday 10:00 am, bring up the right playlist and stream or download the show.

Next Week:

Brand new show. Check this blogsite for details.

cmc

July 13, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 323 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, July 13, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

At the heart of this week’s program a selection of guitar blues from the 1927-1931 era. Blues from Victor, Vocalion and Gennett but half from the Paramount label which had extraordinary success in finding down-home artists starting with Blind Lemon and Charley Patton but including many others who made only a few records in their lives, like Freddie Spruell, and those who recorded once or twice to see just a handful of sides appear on Paramount. Also on the program some blues from Detroit; a Cajun segment; Southern Gospel from 1960 and just beyond.

“Down so long, down don’t worry me. I’ve been down so long, down don’t worry me” — Ishman Bracey

On the Show:

Montana Taylor – Baby Boy Warren – Eddie Kirkland – Michael Jerome Browne – Chris Thomas King – Copper Crow Blues Band – Ed Bell – Mr. Freddie Spruell – Tommy Johnson – Geeshie Wiley – Robert Bertrand & the Lake Charles Playboys – Bill Matte – Sister Lucille Barbee – Jimmy Jones & the Northern Airs – and others

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until September 7th as a podcast. Just go the website, scroll through 40 shows to Tuesday 10:00 am bring up the right playlist and stream or download the show.

Next Week:

We’ll be off next week. There will be a repeat broadcast. We’ll tell you what is playing closer to the broadcast date.

Errors and omissions:

  1. Contrary to what we stated on air, there is no mandolin on “Trouble-Hearted Blues”

2. We played “Indiana Avenue Stomp” not “Boogie” as misstated on air.

cmc

July 4, 2021

Swear to Tell the Truth, July 6th, 2021 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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We’re on a summer schedule but we aren’t taking off a block of time. We’re alternating new shows with repeats. The station will play a repeat of an earlier show. Look up Blues & Rhythm Show #292 (Chicago Soul Special)for full details of this week’s repeat.

“I’m going to love you now if I have to pay later on. Might have to pay later on” — Lee “Shot” Williams

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.

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.

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until August 31st as a podcast. Just go the website, scroll through 40 shows to Tuesday 10:00 am, bring up the right playlist and stream or download the show.

Next Week:

Brand new show featuring a varied mix of blues, R&B, Gospel and Cajun, including a segment featuring blues guitarists of the late 1920s.

cmc

June 29, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 322 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, June 29, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

We run the gamut of styles this week–blues, spirituals, R&B, hokum, pop, country, on this week’s program. Blues and R&B from Kansas City artists, a daffy piece from Scat Man Crothers, pre-war Western Swing, Country string numbers, Gulf Coast Soul, Gospel and Vocal Group music.

On the Show:

Sue Foley – Freddie Mitchell – Hot Lips Page – Joe Turner – Tommy Douglas Orchestra – Cardinal Guitar Trio – Miller & Rodgers – Lafayette Thomas – Guitar Nubbitt – Martin, Bogan & the Armstrongs – Harrison Kennedy -Sons of the West – Light Crust Doughboys – Delta Big Four – Barbara Lynn – Jackie Shane – Roscoe Shelton & Earl Gaines – and others

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until August 24th as a podcast. Just go the website, scroll through 40 shows to Tuesday 10:00 am bring up the right playlist and stream or download the show.

Next Week:

We’ll be off next week. There will be a repeat broadcast.

cmc

June 21, 2021

Swear to Tell the Truth, June 22nd, 2021 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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We’re on a summer schedule but we aren’t taking off a block of time. We’re alternating new shows with repeats. The station will play a repeat of an earlier show. Look up Blues & Rhythm Show #302 for full details of this week’s repeat.

“I started running and endlessly running like any crazy fool would do” — Percy Mayfield 

On the Show:

James Wayne – Ernestine Allen – Buddy Guy – Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm – Billy Branch – Stephen Barry Band – Alfie Smith – Whitehorse – Bob Skyles & His Skyrockets – Jesse James & All the Gang – Norfleet Brothers – Rev. Robert Ballinger – Patterson Singers – Jesse Anderson – and others.

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.

nline at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until August 17th as a podcast. Just go the website, scroll through 40 shows to Tuesday 10:00 am bring up the right playlist and stream or download the show

Next Week:

Brand new show featuring a varied mix of blues, R&B, Gospel, Western Swing and Soul

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June 15, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 321 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, June 15, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

Juneteenth marks a significant step in the abolition of slavery for the United States as a whole but, in fact, it is observance of something that happened in Texas on June 19, 1865 when General Granger was sent to Texas to proclaim General Order No. 3 which ordered the end of slavery in the state of Texas. Texas had been largely outside the fighting in the Civil War and local authority had not taken steps to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. By the end of 1865 the U.S. had enacted the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Juneteenth has been observed throughout the U.S. but we have made it the occasion of a program consisting of African-American music from Texas. Our program includes pre-war blues; jump blues and R&B from the post-war era; recordings from the Library of Congress; some more recent blues recordings; and Gospel.

“They brag about New Orleans but give me my Texas town” — Lester Williams

On the Show:

T-Bone Walker – Ray Reed – Pete Mayes – Bobbie Cadillac – Kitty Gray & her Wampus Cats – Little Hat Jones – Shreveport Home Wreckers – Willie Mae Thornton – Long John (Hunter) & Orchestra – Texas Alexander – Lil Son Jackson – “Lightnin'” & convict group – Smith Casey – Bells of Joy – Sister Jessie Renfro – Gloria Edwards – and others

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until August 10th as a podcast. Just go the website, scroll through 40 shows to Tuesday 10:00 am bring up the right playlist and stream or download the show.

Next Week:

We’ll be off next week. There will be a repeat broadcast.

cmc

June 7, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 320 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, June 8, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

We couldn’t submit programs to the station for the past two weeks. This week we have some tracks from the stars of the Specialty label; the Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith, Sam McGee & the Delmore Brothers nexus; R&B and Soul from New Orleans; a lot more including, coincidentally, tracks by artists from Oklahoma and a brief observation about the Tulsa riot and massacre that destroyed a huge swath of Tulsa’s Greenwood district 100 years ago and took hundreds of lives.

“Turn up your volume. I wanna hear your radio” — Smiley Lewis

On the Show:

Ike & Tina Turner -Jimmy Liggins & his Drops of Joy- Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers – Little Mack Simmons – Odetta – Ben Racine Band – Spade Cooley Big Band – Roscoe Holcomb – Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith & his Dixieliners – Tuts Washington – Bocage – Vicki Anderson – Sir Mack Rice – Tommy Brown – Lowell Fulson – Nina Simone – and others

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until August 3rd as a podcast. Just go the website, scroll through 40 shows to Tuesday 10:00 am bring up the right playlist and stream or download the show.

Next Week:

Juneteenth: Texas Black Music

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June 1, 2021

Swear to Tell the Truth for June 1st, 2021 on CFMU, 93.3 (Hamilton, Ont.)

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We are unable to provide the station with a new program for a second week. The station will play a repeat this Tuesday. We hope to have a new program to broadcast the following week.

Contact Us

To contact us with comments or queries, write to us at sweartotellthetruth@gmail.com.

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until July 27th as a podcast. Just go the website, scroll through 40 shows to Tuesday 10:00 am bring up the right playlist and stream or download the show

Next Week:

New show; in two weeks, Juneteenth.

cmc

May 25, 2021

Swear to Tell the Truth for May 25th, 2021 on CFMU, 93.3 (Hamilton, Ont.)

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No new program this week owing to unanticipated technical difficulties. The station will air an earlier program.

Contact Us:

To contact us with comments or queries, write to us at sweartotellthetruth@gmail.com.

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until April 20th as a podcast. Just go the website, scroll through 40 shows to Tuesday 10:00 am bring up the right playlist and stream or download the show

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