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September 6, 2016

Blues and Rhythm Show 238 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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

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This show follows the development of blues in Chicago after 1945. Before World War 2, Chicago was the place where a great deal of blues recording took place and where there was a ready audience for blues performers. You might say that a Chicago blues style developed in the thirties but you likely wouldn’t refer to “Chicago blues” in the 1930s because Chicago was the hub of the blues industry with only New York, less of a blues city, as competition in terms of a recording centre.  In a sense, the rise of independent record companies decentralized recording and encouraged the development and marketing of local styles after the war. The new Chicago electric blues seem like an expression of an era of heavy industrial development in the U.S. midwest from Chicago and surrounding cities in the region. Before the war Lester Melrose recorded artists from Mississippi with down-home appeal, like Arthur Crudup and Tommy McClennan, for Bluebird but what was sometimes disparagingly referred to as the “Bluebird Beat” was a danceable swing blues that was devoid of much regional sense and the repeated use of the same session musicians tended to reduce the individuality of perfrmances on record. The new “Chicago” blues made its appeal to a narrower segment of the population and a Mississippi or Deep South sensibility.

On the Show:

Nature Boy Brown – Jazz Gillum – John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson – Muddy Waters – Bay Face Leroy – Grace Brim – Johnny Shines – Big Boy Spires – Floyd Jones – Snooky Pryor – Raoul & the Big Time & others

Listen to the program at FM 93.3 in Hamilton, live on Cogeco Cable 288 or on CFMU online at cfmu.msumcmaster.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until September 27th.

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.

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Next week (September 6th)

Next week is Welcome Week at McMaster. This year, we will be broadcasting from the studio rather than the Atrium of the McMaster Student Union Building but we will be heard in the Atrium. Easier for the programmer. We’ll present a mix of all that we do week to week.

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February 24, 2015

Blues and Rhythm Show 169 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, February 24th, (1:00-2:30 pm)

We’re moving around a lot on this weeks program. On the show, Houston R&B; R&B from the Capitol label; Lead Belly, on the date Smithsonian Folkways releases its 5 CD Lead Belly Folkways box set; couple of female gospel groups from gospel’s golden era, more gospel from Memphis’ custom label, Designer Records, soul, including Jackie Shane.

On the Show:

Piano Red – King Tut – Scat Man Crothers – Lead Belly – R.L. Burnside – Johnny Shines – Sallie Martin Singers – Harps of David – Jackie Shane – and others

Listen to the program at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.msu.mcmaster.ca. The program will be available to stream or as a podcast until March 23rd.

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 3rd)

Next week is Fundraising Week. We’ll have a mix of the best of blues, R&B, gospel and soul, including some hard-to-find material. If you follow the show, we’d appreciate your help. Call in during the show or go to http://cfmu.mcmaster.ca/app/promotions via your browser and link with CFMU’s PayPal. A significant part of CFMU’s audience listens via the internet. If you can help the station and this program stay on the air, we need the support

In two weeks, on March 10th, a couple of days late because of Fundraising, our International Women’s Day annual special

Errors and Omissions

Last week’s Mardi Gras show turned into a technical errorfest. There is no adequate explanation, so we won’t attempt one. We just hope you weren’t paying close attention and that we can make things right this week.

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