April 26, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 316 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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

Vocal groups, 1930s to 1950s; Decca label Rhythm & Blues, 1949 and 1950; Austin scene 1980s – R&B & Blues; Blues from Nashville labels; live gospel performances.

“I can’t get you, girl, can’t get you off my mind. If I said I could, girl, I’d just be lyin'” — Jody Williams

On the Show:

Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers – Coleman Brothers – Big Daddy & His Boys – Fat Man Robinson – Johnny Shaw & Princess Gilbert – LeRoi Brothers – Sue Foley – Mel Brown – Otis Rush – Sugar Brown – Cephas & Wiggins – Deitra Farr – Blind Boys of Alabama – Williams Singers – 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 June 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.

Next Week:



December 29, 2015

Blues and Rhythm Show 210 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, December 29th (1:00 to 2:30pm)

In the middle of the Christmas break, we present a show with classic R&B and post-war blues. Blues from Chicago, Detroit and the West Coast. A lot of vinyl in this week’s mix.  

                                                                           Black Rocker 45-Homer Walker Jr.-Special Agent-Hear !

No single theme to this week’s show. Just a lot of things you won’t hear every day and you’re unlikely to hear on most other programs. We put together this type of show featuring all post-war electric blues and R&B, maybe, two or three times a year but especially in the week before New Year’s. And we try to find material we’ve overlooked in previous shows. 

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Big Jay McNeely – Five Keys – TV Slim – Jimmy McCracklin – Junior Wells – Good Rockin’ Charles – Zora Young – Deitra Farr – Steve Freund – and much more

Listen to the program at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.msumcmaster.ca. The program will be available to stream or as a podcast until January 25th.

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 (January 5th)

We stumbled upon a trove of material from a label that features a lot of latter-day Chicago blues. Some of that material will be on the show but the show will also include some R&B, some Gospel and some Soul.


August 31, 2013

Blues and Rhythm Show 95 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 (1:00-2:30 pm)

This coming week is Welcome Week on the McMaster Campus. We’ll be broadcasting live from the ground floor lobby of the McMaster Student Union Centre. Just as CFMU introduces new and returning students to the role of the radio station in Welcome Week , so,  this edition of Swear to Tell the Truth will be our attempt to introduce new listeners to all that we do week in and week out on the program. Because of the venue, emphasis will be greater on the music than on any commentary. We’ll have a mix of Blues, R&B, Soul and Gospel on the show (no filler), including tracks showcasing Eddy Clearwater and Matt Murphy, slated to appear at Hamilton Place September 27th along with Sugar Blue and Alvin Youngblood Hart.

We’ve also unwisely volunteered to fill a vacant hour of programming before The Blues and Rhythm Show on Tuesday. Not sure what we’ll do with that hour. Something we have to figure out tomorrow.

On the Show:

Lou Pomanti – Eddy Clearwater – Deitra Farr –  Jo-Ann Kelly – Big Maybelle – Nappy Brown – Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie – Casey Bill – Kendall Wall  Blues Band – Betty LaVette – Inez Andrews

Listen to the program at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.mcmaster.ca. The program will be available to stream or as a podcast until October 1st.

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 (September 10th)

No plan as yet but, time permitting, we may put together a feature on Savoy label rhythm & blues.


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