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October 25, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 333x on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, November 2, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

Apologies to any that tuned in to hear the program outlined on this site for last week. It’s hazard of submitting audiofiles to the station rather than being present in the studio that the wrong show may come to air. That happened last week. What aired last Tuesday was a repeat of last week’s program (BRS 332). Beyond our control, but as the Syl Johnson song goes, “Sorry ’bout Dat”. We’ve revised the program and the emphasis on Chicago recordings is now greater than the original show we planned. Things just worked out that way. Brief feature on Syl Johnson; Wolf and Sonny Boy; Cobra; Gospel from Chicago.

“So hard to be nice when you treat me the way you do” — Otis Rush

“Here in the ghetto it’s a sad situation. Call it what you wanna, it’s a concrete reservation” — Syl Johnson

On the Show:

Junior Wells – Jimmy Johnson – Downchild Blues Band – Elroy Hart – Buddy Durham – Ginger St. James – Morgan Davis – Homesick James – Sonny Boy Williamson – Magic Sam – Syl Johnson – Otis Clay – Alvin Cash & the Registers – 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 December 22nd 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.

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:

TBA

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October 18, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 332 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, October 19, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

On this weeks program, more R&B in DC; B.B. King on Kent; new Crystal Thomas; field recordings from the South, c.1970; Jubilee Gospel; Birmingham Sound; Hi label Soul, etc.

“I gotta go baby. Cryin’ won’t make me stay” — Guitar Shorty

“You got to work hard to get what you want” — David Sea

On the Show:

Brother Bones & his Shadows – Van Walls & the Rockets – B.B. King – Donald Kinsey & the Kinsey Report – Hock Walsh – Steve Strongman – Syl Johnson – Grey Ghost – Tommy Johnson – Lotte Merle – Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys – Dixieaires – David Sea – Ann Peebles – R.B. Hudmon – 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 December 15th 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.

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:

TBA

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October 11, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 331 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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

A look at the Bear Family set R&B in DC. This collection covers 20 years of recordings by artists who came from DC, settled in DC and made records there–although it really begins in 1945 and ends in 1960. We look at the earlier period. Also on the program, a survey of what was known as the Excello Sound, recordings out of South Louisiana emanating from Jay Miller’s Crowley studio but issued on Nashville’s Excello label. Also on the program, Blues from Greenwich Village and Gospel from Houston’s Peacock and Songbird labels.

“Living is good and life is sweet, no matter what your case may be” — Dan Smith

“This lonely, lonely prison is the factory of the blues” — Leroy Washington

On the Show:

Joe Morris & HIs Orchestra – Billy Eckstine & His Orchestra – International Sweethearts of Rhythm – Progressive Four – Cap-Tans – Geoff Muldaur – Wiley & Thomas – Donald Ray Johnson – Marshall Lawrence – Hobart Smith – Lightnin’ Slim – Lazy Lester – Silas Hogan – Gospelaires of Dayton, Ohio – Loving Sisters – Sojourners – 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 December 8th 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:

TBA

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October 4, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 330 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, October 5, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

Sun Blues singles; Risqué Blues & “The Dozens”: Muddy Waters, live and early; old-time Country; Rhiannon Giddens; Crystal Thomas.

“Into every man’s life some rain has got to fall” — Bumble Bee Slim

“Don’t play the dozens. Don’t know the rules of the game” — Chicago Carl Davis

“i know all about your pappy and your mammy, your big fat sister and your little brother Sammy, your aunty and your uncle and your ma’s and pa’s, you all got drunk and showed your Santy Claus — Memphis Minnie

On the Show:

Joe Houston – Percy Mayfield – Jimmy DeBerry – Muddy Waters – Claude Hopkins Quartet with Rena Collins – Memphis Minnie – Nappy Brown – Big Maybelle – Morgan Davis – Carolina Buddies – Rhiannon Giddens – Smoke Wagon Blues Band – Earl King – Willie May – 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 December 1st 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:

TBA

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September 28, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 329 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, September 28 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

R&B precursors; songs about drink; post-war malaise; Post-war East Coast Blues feature drawn from Wienerworld’s Down-Home Blues series; R&B vocal groups and group accompaniments; live Gospel

“I hocked my watch and topcoat. Man, that ain’t no lie” — Amos Milburn

“All the hip cats on the corner they don’t look sharp no more” — Jimmy Witherspoon

On the Show:

Guitar Crusher – Lucky Millinder Orchestra with Rosetta Tharpe – Amos Milburn – Christine Kittrell – Charles Gray & His Rhumboogie Five – King Biscuit Boy – Eddie Chamblee – Hank Kilroy – Curley Weaver – John Lee – Danny Boy Thomas – Midnighters – 5 Royales – Inez Andrews – 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 November 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:

TBA

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September 21, 2021

Swear to Tell the Truth, September 21, 2021 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

We had a show in production but couldn’t complete it in time. This week’s program is a repeat of BRS 304, including technical glitches.

All post-war music this week. Vocal Group R&B from King Records, Chicago Blues from Delmark and Alligator, obacure gospel recordings from the 1960s. Something from each of the recent Jordan Officer and Kennedy, Milteau, Segal albums.

“I’m gonna move in a house with no windows” — Hank Ballard

“Everything I do, I do it off the cuff, y’all” — Freddy Robinson

On the Show:

Jordan Officer – Johnny Sellers – Aretha Franklin – Clifford Blivens – Five Royales – Hank Ballard & the Midnighters – Colin James – Tommy Kizziah – Jody Williams – Mighty Joe Young – Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials – Staple Singers – Sensational Saints of Ohio – Pearly Gates – 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 November 16th 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.

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:

TBA

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September 13, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 328 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, September 7, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

Mixed bag this week: 1940s Blues ‘n’ Boogie; Chicago Blues discovered; R&B to Soul; Tribute albums; Gospel and parody.

“You better make it to the woods, if you can” –Walter Vinson

“He that setteth down on a red-hot stove shall rise again” — Brother Fullbosom

On the Show:

Lillette & Her Escorts – Calvin Boze – J.B. Hutto – Little Johnny Jones – Sol Ho’opi’i – Chris Whiteley – Buddy Guy – Billy Jack Wills – Lattimore Brown – Charlie Segar – Ndidi Onukwulu – Sleepy John Estes – HowellDevine – Alberta Hunter – Dixie Hummingbirds – 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 November 9th 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:

TBA

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September 6, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 327 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, September 7, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

The world is different in ways we could not have anticipated but it’s another new year on university campuses like McMaster’s, home to CFMU which for some reason allows us to present this weekly program on its airwaves. So, we’ll carry on as if this was just another new season of broadcasting at campus-community radio. On our first show of the fall, the day after Labour Day, we have a varied program: a few tracks we played on our debut CFMU program, including classics from Duke-Peacock, random tracks from Earl Hooker; R&B from the soft end of the spectrum; popular blues artists from the later 1930s; early protest blues and folk; death and Gospel; Soul from Muscle Shoals, Memphis and New Orleans.

“Well, I’ve always been in trouble ’cause I’m a black skin man” — Josh White

“What is this that I can’t see. This icy hand taken hold of me?” — Jeanette Carter

“I’m a son of a son of a slave” — Larry Darnell

On the Show:

Earl Hooker – Marie Adams – Bobby Bland – Four Kings & a Queen – Ruth Brown – Aretha Franklin – Georgia White – Curtis Jones – Almanac Singers – Erwin Webb & group – Maria Muldaur – Mae Gooch & Gospel Stars – Kennedy, Milteau, Segal – Jimmy Hughes – Larry Darnell – 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 November 2nd 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:

TBA

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August 30, 2021

Swear to Tell the Truth, August 31, 2021 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

We’ve been on a summer schedule but haven’t taken off a block of time. We’ve alternated new shows with repeats. This will be the last summer repeat. Look up Blues & Rhythm Show #298 for the original description of this week’s repeat.

We weren’t entirely happy with this program when it first aired in December. We do think the playlist stands up, so here is the original show with a couple of minor modifications.

This week’s program is all Gospel. Our original notion was to trace the history of Gospel recordings from the beginning. but that was probably too ambitious for a two hour program. We decided to limit the show’s attention to post-war Gospel and then looking at the widespread concept of Gospel’s Golden Age. Our playlist includes Gospel groups, quartets, soloists and singing preachers, some of whom played instruments. In some cases we have chosen the obvious and celebrated sides of well-known artists and in others the more obscure recordings in the discography.

“Some of you members, two by seven, some of you members will never get to Heaven” — Elder Charles Beck

“Just about the time I thought I was lost my dungeon shook and then the chain fell off” — Edna Gallmon Cooke

On the Show:

Staple Singers – Wings of Jordan Choir – Dixie Hummingbirds – Pilgrim Travelers – Famous Ward Singers – Brother Joe May – Goldia Haynes – Swan Silvertone Singers – Elder Charles Beck – Blind Boys of Alabama – Edna Gallmon Cooke – Rev. Cleophus Robinson with Josephine James – Swanee Quintet – Sensational Nightingales – 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 October 26th 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.

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August 23, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 326 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, August 24, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

We make a few stops on the way to two hours this week: classic R&B 1949-1954; old-time Country and post-war Hillbilly; early vocal group music; rare Gospel tracks; mid-to-late sixties Soul. Also Son House and Scott Dunbar from the Blues Revival era.

“I was a high geared daddy but sweet mama put me in low” – Tommy Little

“Yes, I’m gonna get me religion. I’m gonna join the Baptist Church. You know I want to be a Baptist preacher so I won’t have to work” — Son House

On the Show:

Tiny Bradshaw – Roy Milton & His Solid Senders – Effie Smith – Buddy & Ella Johnson – André Bisson – Ben Racine Band – Buck Mountain Band – Johnny Tyler – Pullman Porters Quartette – Oleanders – Son House – Molly O’Day & the Cumberland Mountain Folks – Fannie Bell Chapman – Hopson Family – Lamp Sisters – 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 October 19th 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 again next week. Last week of our summer schedule. There will be a repeat broadcast. We’ll tell you what is playing closer to the broadcast date.

Errors and Omissions

If you listened to BRS 325 (August 10th) to the end you encountered a moment in the program when two tracks were playing simultaneously. We allowed a stray track into our audiofile. We don’t know how we caused this to happen but we missed it in our review of the file. We’ve corrected the master file in case we use the program in repeat.

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