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November 11, 2013

Blues and Rhythm Show 105 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 (1:00-2:30 pm)

No special focus this week. Bit of string band music, piano blues, soul and R&B. LIve Etta James and O.V.Wright. Music from a couple of recent CDs from Southern Ontario. 

Downchild – Wynonie Harris – Christine Kittrell – Arthur McClain & Joe Evans  – Big Maceo – Willie Williams with the Howlin’ Wolf Band – O.V. Wright – Harrison Kennedy – and many 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 December 10th.

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 19th)

Not sure what we’re doing but possibly some gospel quartet.

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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.

cmc

March 25, 2013

Blues and Rhythm Hour 72 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Program for Tuesday, March 26, 2013 (1:00-2:30 pm)

Rhythm & Blues in the first half of Tuesday’s program. Recordings from 1947 to 1951. A brief gospel quartet feature in the second half of the program, with quartets from the “Golden Era” out of Detroit, Atlanta, Newark, Cleveland and Chicago.

On the show: 

Joe Houston – Blue Lu Barker – Andrew Tibbs – Roy Hawkins – Memphis Slim & Terry Timmons – Harrison Kennedy – Detroiters – Afro Quintette – Friendly Brothers – Como Mamas – Drink Small

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 25th.

Harrison Kennedy

We missed the benefit concert for Harrison Kennedy on March 9th. We need to venture further into The Spectator every day, beyond the front section. Someone told us about it after the event had taken place. The drive is to pay for cancer surgery not covered by OHIP and we gather the campaign to raise funds for the medical procedure is ongoing. You can get more information on Harrison’s website and you can also donate to the fund there at http://www.harrisonkennedy.ca. We have been informed that there will be a Harrison Kennedy concert at This Ain’t Hollywood on April 3rd.

Gotham

Part or all of next week’s program will be devoted to the Gotham label of Philadelphia. Gotham was a fair-sized independent label that recorded southeastern blues, northeastern R&B and some of the finest gospel of the era. It didn’t really survive the rock and roll era but it was an important label for its decade or so of operation and some of the label’s recordings are the kind we call essential today.

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