March 29, 2014

Blues and Rhythm Show 123 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, March 18, 2014 (1:00-2:30 pm)

We didn’t post about BRS 123 before the show but we’re trying to make up for that now. We followed several loose threads on that program but the heart of the program was a followup to our show from February 25th, when we presented a special on the blues of St. Louis from 1927 to 1936. On March 18th, we played a couple of tracks from “rediscovered” St. Louis blues artists of the twenties and thirties, a couple of commercial sides from around 1950 and some modern St. Louis blues recorded in the eighties

On the Show:

Jimmy “Preacher” Ellis – Cab Calloway – Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley – Edith Johnson – Clifford “Grandpappy” Gibson – David Dee – Clayton Love – Shirley Caesar (as Baby Shirley) – Swan Silvertones – Etta James – 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 April 14th.

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Next week (March 25th)

Our March 25th program didn’t follow any particular plan but included a selection of R&B records, most with backing vocal choruses, either vocal groups or ensemble band vocals. Also a couple of Medicine Show Men and a selection of Gulf Coast soul.


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