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June 16, 2019

Blues and Rhythm Show 248 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, June 11th (10:00 to 12:00noon)

For all of our good intentions we were unable to post in advance of the last show but we’re doing so now because the program will be available to stream or download for another seven plus weeks at CFMU’s website.

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This show featured A bit of R&B; a brief Cajun segment; a look at some Nehi label reissues of 1930s era blues from Mississippi and the East Coast; harmonica blues; gospel from the Civil Rights era; and a taste of Soul.

On the Show:

Cozy Eggleston & His Orchestra – Majors – Googie Rene – Amede Ardoin –Harry Choates – Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys – Speckled Red – Casey Bill – Chatman Brothers – Cedar Creek Sheik – Michael Pickett – Clara Ward – Bro. Will Hairston – Glorias Lynne – and others

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton, live on Cogeco Cable 288 or on CFMU online at the CFMU website. The program will be available to stream or download until August 13th. CFMU podcasts now available for 8 weeks. Couldn’t be easier. Just go the website, bring up the playlist and stream or download the show.

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

Check back with this site. Next week, June 18th, a Texas special for Juneteenth.

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August 4, 2015

Blues and Rhythm Show 191 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, August 4th, (1:00-2:30 pm)

Greater part of this week’s show devoted to Cajun blues from the earliest recordings through to the beginnings of the Cajun revival of the fifties. We cover the years roughly 1929-1952. Traditional Cajun music featured the accordion and the fiddle but, in the mid-thirties, tastes shifted to French-accented Western Swing. At least, that’s what the record companies offered for the most part and what the dance clubs featured, and it remained the case until the late forties, by which time local independent labels were springing up to fill the void left by the big labels after the war. Western Swing and Cajun Honky Tonk remained popular but there was also a return to and a hardening of the sound of traditional Cajun music. The culmination in some peoples’ minds was the hard Cajun rock and roll of Cleveland Crochet’s 1960 “Sugar Bee” with Vorris “Shorty” LeBlanc on accordion and Jay Stutes, steel guitar and vocal. Through all the transitions in style and popular taste in the recording era blues have been prominent in Cajun music.

On the Show:

Robert Pete Williams – Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley – Soileau & Robin – Amédé Ardoin & Dennis McGee – Hackberry Ramblers – Happy Fats & Rayne-Bo Ramblers – Harry Choates – Nathan Abshire – Clifton Chenier – Trudy Lynn – a.o.

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 September 1st.

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 (August 11th)

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