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August 10, 2020

Blues and Rhythm Show 286 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, August 11, 2020 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

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Still broadcasting from home owing to the COVID-19 precautions. Our program features recordings from the New Orleans R&B revival; zydeco; Memphis blues from the years 1927-1933; Bluegrass recordings spanning 1941-1952; Urban Blues 1961-1986: Urban Blues was a descriptor that was supposed to distinguish post-B.B. King blues, the music of the Beale-Streeters and those who followed  from down-home electric (Chicago-style) “city” blues. Arguably this style evolved into the Soul Blues of the seventies and after, music  that still lives on the Chitlin circuit. In the end the different blues threads merge, separate and merge again but the Urban Blues tag signified something real enough when Charles Keil wrote his book, published in 1967.

“I don’t mind, captain,  working from sun to sun but I want my money, captain, when payday comes”  — Tom Dickson

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On the Show:

Monte Easter – Queen Ida – Snooks Eaglin – Chuck Carbo – Pearl Dickson – Robert Wilkins – Jack Kelly’s South Memphis Jug Band – The Vaudevillian – Charlie Monroe & His Kentucky Pardners – Bill Clifton & the Dixie Mountain Boys – Junior Parker – Lynn White – David Dee – Harrell Singers – and others.

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton, live on Cogeco Cable 288 or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until October 7th as a podcast. Just go the website, bring up the right 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

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February 23, 2016

Blues and Rhythm Show 218 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, February 23rd (1:00 to 2:30pm)

Moving about between themes this week. We have some Soul, some Gospel, R&B from Maxwell Davis as performer, producer and band-leader, Delta blues, 1930s jug band music, and a couple of items from the Blues Revival.

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Next week, our one and only annual fundraising program. We hope that you’ll tune in and help CFMU and The Blues & Rhythm Show the one time in the year that we appeal to our listeners for support. If you’re not in the Hamilton area and you stream the program from the CFMU website, it’s very easy to make a contribution. Just go to Promotions and follow the simple instructions.

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On the Show

Chris Kenner – Maxwell Davis Swingtet – Patti Anne – Roosevelt Sykes live – Son House & friends – Jack Kelly’s South Memphis Jug Band – Walter “Wolfman” Washington – Willie Walker – Radio Four – Edna Gallmon Cooke – and others

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 March 21st.

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 (March 1st)

CFMU’s Fundraising Week is coming up! Our fundraising program will be nest Tuesday–March 1st.

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