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November 3, 2020

Blues and Rhythm Show 296 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

This episode of the program airs on Election Day in the U.S. Accordingly, we put together a show that attempts to track how Blues and Roots music on commercial record reflected electoral politics and political change over forty years. It wasn’t that unusual for commercial recordings to have political events or social policies as their subject but, as in any era, it wasn’t typical either. Our survey includes recordings made between 1926 and 1983. and includes Blues, Gospel and Country recordings.

On the Show

Johnnie Taylor – Banjo Joe – Uncle Dave Macon – Beale Street Sheiks – Allen Brothers – Joe Pullum – Casey Bill Weldon – Merline Johnson – Champion Jack Dupree – Harmon Ray – Jackie Doll & His Pickled Peppers – Memphis Slim – Bobo Jenkins – Geneva Vallier – Southern Bell Singers – Sunnyland Slim – 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 December 22nd 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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September 6, 2014

Blues and Rhythm Show 145 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ont

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

A special program for Welcome Week at McMaster University.We were live in the atrium of the McMaster University Student Union. No theme, just a selection of blues, R&B, gospel and soul. As well, a couple of examples of the hybrid music known sometimes as soul-blues, music sustained by a loyal audience but which survives without much attention from the larger music industry or the blues media.

On the Show:

Smiley Lewis – Sam “Highpockets” Henderson – Eddie Kirkland – Ginger St. James & the Grinders – Joe Pullum – Little Smokey Smothers – Loving Sisters – Bettye Swann – Willie Clayton – Little Booker

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 7th.

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 9th)

A review program based upon Amanda Petrusich’s book Do Not Sell at Any Price, about the pursuit of the rarest 78 recordings and the influence that blues 78 collectors have had upon what we understand about early blues. The show will feature many fine recordings from the twenties and thirties.

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