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.


October 27, 2019

Blues and Rhythm Show 261 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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

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Our show the day after Thanksgiving Monday began with Rhythm & Blues, mostly from well-known names in the R&B field. Besides that opening feature, we played some Western Swing, some early White Country Gospel, followed by a selection of hard Gospel tracks and more traditonally-based gospel tracks from around 1970. In the playlist, as well, Mel Brown and to close the show, Bobby Bland.

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On the Show:

Johnny Otis Orchestra/Robins –  Walter Brown – Julia Lee – Four Barons – Buddy & Ella Johnson – Mel Brown & the Houserockers – Johnny Lee Wills & the Boys – Alfred Karnes – Gospelaires of Dayton, Ohio – Shaw Singers – Big Dan & the Heavyweights – Bobby Bland – 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 10th. CFMU podcasts now available for 8 weeks. Just go the website, bring up the 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.

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