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August 23, 2016

Blues and Rhythm Show 237 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, August 23rd (1:00 to 2:30pm)

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Mixed bag this week  – some R&B of the 50s and 60s, some of it might be considered early soul or proto-soul; Big Bill in 1940 Chicago; couple of Southwestern R&B performers recorded late in life; violin blues

On the Show:

Earl King – Billy Stewart – Sharon Jones – The Vaudevillian – Big Bill – Junior Wells – Sugar Brown – Margie Day – Jewel Brown – Buster Smith & His Orchestra – and others

Listen to the program at FM 93.3 in Hamilton, live on Cogeco Cable 288 or on CFMU online at cfmu.msumcmaster.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until September 20th.

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Next week (August 30th)

TBA

Note about streaming, downloading:

We could not download the program last week and station management confirmed that the podcast function was inoperative again, so apologies to any who could not stream or download last week’s show.  It appears that the podcast function has been repaired. In the next few months, CFMU will have a new website and you should not experience these recently manifest problems listening to CFMU programming.

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February 17, 2015

Blues and Rhythm Show 168 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, February 17th, (1:00-2:30 pm)

We broadcast on Tuesdays. That means it would be difficult for us to ignore Mardi Gras. Nor would we choose to ignore it. We did not present a Mardi Gras show last year, however, because Fat Tuesday fell in the middle of Fundraising Week for CFMU

As is the case with Christmas, there are a limited number of Mardi Gras pieces to choose from. We use our Mardi Gras program to explore the New Orleans musical tradition, which, while it has hugely influenced blues and R&B, still stands slightly apart from the rest of the American tradition. It makes sense to devote a couple of shows a year just to New Orleans and Mardi Gras affords an opportunity to do that once a year, anyway. This year’s Mardi Gras special will include R&B, a bit of the jazz that relates in part to the marching band history in the city, and to the indigenous funk music that underlies a lot of what the marching bands do today as well as the music of the Mardi Gras Indian bands. we’ll also sample just a bit the Mardi Gras music of the Bayou and Southwest Louisiana.

On the Show:

Joe Lutcher – Young Men of New Orleans – Art Neville – Wild Magnolias – Bunk Johnson – Johnny Wiggs – Meters – Eddie Bo – Balfa Brothers – James Booker – Earl King –  and others

Listen to the program at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.msu.mcmaster.ca. The program will be available to stream or as a podcast until March 16th.

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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 (February 24th)

Blues and Gospel miscellany. In two weeks time (March 3rd), it will be Fundraising Week for CFMU and for this program. We will need your support.

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January 13, 2015

Blues and Rhythm Show 164 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, January 13th, (1:00-2:30 pm)

Bits and pieces this week–Hawaiian steel guitar; bottleneck blues; classic-vaudeville blues survivors; a few things from the late, lamented Black Top label; and a few more from Bullseye Blues.

On the Show:

Joe Thomas – Connie Allen with Paul Williams – Frank Ferera – Weaver & Beasley – Banjo Ikey Robinson – Lizzie Miles – Snooks Eaglin – Earl King – Dalton Reed – Johnny Nocturne Band  – and others

Listen to the program at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.msu.mcmaster.ca. The program will be available to stream or as a podcast until February 11th

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 20th)

As yet unplanned. We don’t know.

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December 10, 2013

Blues and Rhythm Show 109 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 (1:00-2:30 pm)

Late posting again. No single theme this week, more of a magazine format today. Two classic R&B bands from Washington, Jimmy Nolen, something else from the HowellDevine CD on Arhoolie, a few indie label sides from 1960s Nashville, James Booker, and New Orleans-related tracks from Rounder and Black Top.

On the Show:

Griffin Brothers with Margie Day – Frank Motley & His Band – Jimmy Nolen – Johnny “Guitar” Watson – Earl Gaines – Shy Guy Douglas – Harrison Kennedy – James Booker, Earl King – Bobby Radcliff – Willie P. Bennett

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 January 7th

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 (December 17th)

Can’t  say at this point.

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July 22, 2013

Blues and Rhythm Show 89 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 (1:00-2:30 pm)

We were late patching this show together. We’re going to be looking at some diverse R&B tracks but, in the middle of the program, we’ll be looking at Lightnin’ Hopkins and a few of his forerunners and contemporaries. As it happens, we finally got hold of the Alan Govenar biography of Sam Hopkins, which was published about three years ago and, since we don’t plan a Lightnin’ Hopkins feature in the near future, we thought we’d follow a few threads suggested by the book.  

On the show: 

Smiley Lewis  –  The Dixieaires  –  Amos Milburn – Earl King – Buster Pickens – J.T. “Funny Paper” Smith – Lightnin’ Hopkins – Floyd Dixon – Harrison Kennedy – Martha Bass – and others

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 August 20th.

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 (July 30th)

Louisiana Music 90 minute special on July 30th and we plan to present a repeat of the Alan Lomax Southern Journey special for August 6th.

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