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October 28, 2014

Blues and Rhythm Show 153 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, October 28th, (1:00-2:30 pm)

Mostly blues and a couple of gospel sides on today’s show. We have a brief set of early 1950s Chicago blues, including a number of recordings involving Sunnyland Slim.  Also, we take short look at the “44 Blues” theme and its popularizer, if not its originator, Little Brother Montgomery. We take a last brief look at the first Hammer Bluesfest, scheduled for November 1st and we take a slight bow towards Halloween.

On the Show:

Little Junior Parker – Bill Westcott – Butch Cage & Willie Thomas – Five Jones Boys – Jack de Keyzer – Robert “Junior” Lockwood – J.B. Lenoir – Sunnyland Slim – Katie Bell Nubin – 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 November 26th.

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 (November 4th)

Just tentative but we are thinking about presenting a second feature about Nashville R&B.

cmc

October 21, 2014

Blues and Rhythm Show 152 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, October 21st, (1:00-2:30 pm)

This week, we look at some more performers scheduled for the first Hammer Bluesfest (Columbus Club of Hamilton, 222 Queenston Road, November 1st). Also on the program vaudeville blues, comedy and blues, white country music and blues. This is no deep examination but we play examples of vaudeville-influenced blues records and a few examples of musical crossover between black and white music in the twenties and thirties.

On the Show:

Morgan Davis – Smoke Wagon Blues Band – King Biscuit Boy – Blind Uncle Gaspard – Bert Williams – Coot Grant & Socks Wilson – Clara Smith & Lonnie Johnson – Hokum Boys – Emmett Miller & His Georgia Crackers – 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 November 19th.

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 (October 28th)

We’re still winging it, planning the show the weekend before.

cmc

October 14, 2014

Blues and Rhythm Show 151 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, October 14th, (1:00-2:30 pm)

We touch on a few different themes in this week’s program. We begin with a few records from or about Atlanta, take a brief look at the lineup for the upcoming Hammer Bluesfest (scheduled for November 1st), bring you a brief set of soul recordings made between 1968 and 1998 and raise a few questions about the phenomenon sometimes referred to as “soul-blues”. And we end the show with a couple of recordings by large gospel choirs.

On the Show:

Piano Red – Nappy Brown – Chris Martin Trio – The Vaudevillian – Harpdog Brown – Irma Thomas – Lynn White – Bobby Rush – Mattie Moss Clark – 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 November 12th.

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 (October 21st)

As of today, we are a man without a plan—for next week. Stay posted.

cmc

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