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.


September 10, 2019

Blues and Rhythm Show 256 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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

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Last week, our program began with a feature on post-war Chicago blues based upon recordngs spanning the years !947 to 1960. This week, we cover the similar period in Detroit Blues. Detroit had a significant down-home blues scene but not the recording industry that existed in Chicago before Motown. Detroit attracted African-American migrants from he South, like Chicago, and from many of the same places although from a slightly more southeastern range of territory. Chicago had steel and meat packing. Detroit had auto. We have recordings dating from 1949 to 1959.

We also have some latter-day Detroit blues recordings, a short venture into country records from the Motor City, a segment devoted to Gospel from Detroit, including a quartet believed to have Wilson Pickett as lead, and a bit of funky Detroit Soul.

On the Show:

Todd Rhodes & His Septet – Charlie Spand – Calvin Frazier – Eddie Burns – Eddie Kirkland – Baby Boy Warren – Bobo Jenkins  – York Brothers – Alberta Adams – Flying Clouds of Detroit – Rev. C.L. Franklin – Meditation Singers – Laura Lee – Boogie Woogie Red  – and others

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton, live on Cogeco Cable 288 or on CFMU online at the CFMU website. The program will be available to stream or download until November 5th. CFMU podcasts now available for 8 weeks. Just go the website, bring up the playlist and stream or download the show.

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Next week

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