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November 18, 2014

Blues and Rhythm Show 156 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, November 18th, (1:00-2:30 pm)

First part of this weeks show is a mix of blues and R&B, with hints of rockabilly and country. Track from Nova Scotia’s Chris Martin Trio, Memphis Slim, St. Louis piano players. Second part of the show a selection of gospel, including sacred steel, singing preachers, something from Denise LaSalle’s gospel album.

On the Show:

Memphis Slim – Midnighters – Chris Martin Trio – Washboard Sam – Speckled Red – Fathead – Sonny Treadway – King Louis Narcisse – Drexall Singers – Denise LaSalle

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 December 17th.

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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 (November 25th)

We have ideas but nothing yet like a plan.

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December 23, 2013

Blues and Rhythm Show 110 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 (1:00-2:30 pm)

As well as this week’s program, we’ve been working on our Christmas show, which will air Christmas Eve. This week, in the feature portion of the show, we’re looking at Mississippi guitar Blues recorded between 1927 and 1930. Most of the musicians in our survey were born and lived in the Mississippi Delta region and all of the artists came to have some connection with the Delta region and delta blues. The question it occrs to us to ask is whether  “Delta blues” can be said to refer to one single thing, a single style.

On the Show:

Earl Hooker – Amos Milburn – Fathead –  Jack de Keyzer – Mr. Freddie Spruell – William Harris – Charley Patton – Son House – Willie Brown – Long John Baldry

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 14th

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 24th)

Our annual christmas special

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June 30, 2013

Blues and Rhythm Show 86 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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

We were putting together our program and having some difficulty doing it when we happened to learn of the passing of Bobby Bland–Bobby “Blue” Bland. So, the latter part of the program will be a hastily assembled tribute to “The Man”. We’ll also have some blues and gospel with a Texas connection and an example of the earliest commercialization of blues as sheet music.

On the show: 

Fathead, W.C. Handy Preservation Band, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Louisiana Red, Hosea Hargrove, Jo Ann Kelly, Reverend K.M. Williams, Bobby “Blue” Bland. 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 July 30th.

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 9th) – Victor label blues

Following up on our Bluebird label special of several months ago, we plan to present a feature on the Victor label’s entry into blues and gospel recording before the program was transferred to the Bluebird logo. This feature would cover the years 1926-1932,  roughly.

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