January 9, 2022

Blues and Rhythm Show 340 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, January 4, 2022 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

R&B and Post-War Blues on this week’s program, first for the new year.

“Lots of people get drunk, once in a while, just to speak their sober mind When they get caught doing crazy things, they put the blame on moonshine”– Wynonie Harris

“You better clean your house, baby, before you criticize mine” — L.C. “Good Rockin'” Robinson

On the Show:

Wild Bill Moore – Frank Motley – Roy Brown – Big Maybelle – James Brown & the Famous Flames – Cobras – Monica Dupont – King Biscuit Boy With Crowbar – Bobby Radcilff – Jordan Officer – Jimmie Lee Robinson – Mighty Joe Young – Dusty Roads Band – Queen Sylvia Embry – Willie Walker with Antony Paule Soul Orchestra

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 March 2nd 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.

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 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)

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March 30, 2013

Blues and Rhythm Hour 73 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Program for Tuesday, April 2, 2013 (1:00-2:30 pm)

A full-length special on Gotham Records of Philadelphia. Gotham Records was a medium-sized independent label that was founded on jazz and R&B. Big enough and well-enough financed to acquire titles from smaller labels but without the distribution clout, in the end, of King, Savoy, or even Atlantic, which was a later arrival on the scene. Nonetheless, Gotham assembled an interesting catalogue of jazz, R&B, and, especially gospel. Our special will deal with the artists recorded by Gotham, rather than the masters acquired from Miltone or from Joe Von Battle in Detroit.

We’ve done features on Savoy, King and Atlantic. Those labels had rosters better known to us today and in their time. Gotham had great artists and its share of hit records. Just as importantly, it represented a fascinating segment of the music being played in the clubs, theatres and churches of the day and brought to record sounds we we wouldn’t have available to us today had Gotham never existed.

 On the show: 

Jimmy Preston – Earl Bostic – Dorothy Donegan – Tarheel Slim – Sonny Terry – The Dixieaires – Thelma Cooper – Frank Motley – Tiny Grimes – Edna Gallmon Cooke – Harmonizing Four

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 April 29th.



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