June 14, 2016

Blues and Rhythm Show 231 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, June 14th (1:00 to 2:30pm)

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Juneteenth is a date that is observed in a number of U.S. communities but it began in Texas, recognizing the occasion of U.S. troops enforcing the Emancipation Proclamation when Texas failed to e its provisions. For our Juneteenth special we concentrate on Texas blues, gospel and soul. Texas is and was a large and diverse state with a rich history of African-American music. The first great figure in blues guitar on record was Blind Lemon Jefferson. Barrelhouse and boogie piano are said to have developed early in Dallas and Houston. T-Bone Walker, from Oak Cliff introduced modern blues style. Lightnin’ Hopkins was the most famous and influential practitioner of post-war down-home blues. Several of the greatest quartets from Gospel’s Golden Era came from Texas. A lot of blues and roots music coming from Texas still today.

Our survey takes us from the twenties to the seventies to artists performing today.

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On the Show:

Gatemouth Brown – Henry Thomas “Ragtime Texas” – Bessie Tucker– Black Boy Shine – Walter “Cowboy” Washington – Long John Hunter – Matthew Robinson – Gloria Edwards – Sister Jessie Mae Renfro – Johnny Copeland – and others

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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 download until July 12th.

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Next week (June 21st)




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