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April 6, 2016

Blues and Rhythm Show 224 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, April 5th (1:00 to 2:30pm)

No single theme on this week’s program. Lot of early and Pre-War material. We are taking a brief look at blues from the Classic-Vaudeville era and also at the circle of musicians from Brownsville, Tennessee. Also, Blind Willie Johnson and other Sanctified Singer

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Also on the program, more soul Duke, Peacock and from Onder-ful!/M-pac.

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On the Show:

Johnny Heartsman – Butterbeans & Susie – Charles & Effie Tyus – Yank Rachel – Son Bonds – Jo Ann Kelly – Lucinda Williams – Arizona Dranes – Al “TNT”Braggs – Harold Burrage – 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 May 2nd.

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 (April 12th)

We’re taking three weeks off. The station will play repeats durint this period. See you live in May.

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August 31, 2013

Blues and Rhythm Show 95 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 (1:00-2:30 pm)

This coming week is Welcome Week on the McMaster Campus. We’ll be broadcasting live from the ground floor lobby of the McMaster Student Union Centre. Just as CFMU introduces new and returning students to the role of the radio station in Welcome Week , so,  this edition of Swear to Tell the Truth will be our attempt to introduce new listeners to all that we do week in and week out on the program. Because of the venue, emphasis will be greater on the music than on any commentary. We’ll have a mix of Blues, R&B, Soul and Gospel on the show (no filler), including tracks showcasing Eddy Clearwater and Matt Murphy, slated to appear at Hamilton Place September 27th along with Sugar Blue and Alvin Youngblood Hart.

We’ve also unwisely volunteered to fill a vacant hour of programming before The Blues and Rhythm Show on Tuesday. Not sure what we’ll do with that hour. Something we have to figure out tomorrow.

On the Show:

Lou Pomanti – Eddy Clearwater – Deitra Farr –  Jo-Ann Kelly – Big Maybelle – Nappy Brown – Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie – Casey Bill – Kendall Wall  Blues Band – Betty LaVette – Inez Andrews

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 October 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 (September 10th)

No plan as yet but, time permitting, we may put together a feature on Savoy label rhythm & blues.

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June 30, 2013

Blues and Rhythm Show 86 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 (1:00-2:30 pm)

We were putting together our program and having some difficulty doing it when we happened to learn of the passing of Bobby Bland–Bobby “Blue” Bland. So, the latter part of the program will be a hastily assembled tribute to “The Man”. We’ll also have some blues and gospel with a Texas connection and an example of the earliest commercialization of blues as sheet music.

On the show: 

Fathead, W.C. Handy Preservation Band, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Louisiana Red, Hosea Hargrove, Jo Ann Kelly, Reverend K.M. Williams, Bobby “Blue” Bland. 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 July 30th.

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 9th) – Victor label blues

Following up on our Bluebird label special of several months ago, we plan to present a feature on the Victor label’s entry into blues and gospel recording before the program was transferred to the Bluebird logo. This feature would cover the years 1926-1932,  roughly.

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