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June 15, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 321 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, June 15, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

Juneteenth marks a significant step in the abolition of slavery for the United States as a whole but, in fact, it is observance of something that happened in Texas on June 19, 1865 when General Granger was sent to Texas to proclaim General Order No. 3 which ordered the end of slavery in the state of Texas. Texas had been largely outside the fighting in the Civil War and local authority had not taken steps to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. By the end of 1865 the U.S. had enacted the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Juneteenth has been observed throughout the U.S. but we have made it the occasion of a program consisting of African-American music from Texas. Our program includes pre-war blues; jump blues and R&B from the post-war era; recordings from the Library of Congress; some more recent blues recordings; and Gospel.

“They brag about New Orleans but give me my Texas town” — Lester Williams

On the Show:

T-Bone Walker – Ray Reed – Pete Mayes – Bobbie Cadillac – Kitty Gray & her Wampus Cats – Little Hat Jones – Shreveport Home Wreckers – Willie Mae Thornton – Long John (Hunter) & Orchestra – Texas Alexander – Lil Son Jackson – “Lightnin'” & convict group – Smith Casey – Bells of Joy – Sister Jessie Renfro – Gloria Edwards – and others

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until August 10th as a podcast. Just go the website, scroll through 40 shows to Tuesday 10:00 am bring up the right playlist and stream or download the show.

Next Week:

We’ll be off next week. There will be a repeat broadcast.

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June 18, 2019

Blues and Rhythm Show 249 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, June 18th (10:00 to 12:00noon)

This week a Texas special to mark The arrival of Juneteenth, Juneteenth is observed annually on June 19th in memory of the Emancipation of slaves in America. The date, June 19th, is the date in 1865 that General Granger came to Galveston with troops and affirmed the Emancipation Proclamation that had hung in abeyance in the state of Texas. With Texas effectively distant from much of the conflict in the Civil War slaveholding continued as though the Proclamation had not taken effect on January 1, 1863.

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No political theme to this program but two hours of Texas blues, R&B, soul and gospel, perhaps not unlike the Juneteenth Festivals that take place in different locales. An exploration of the rich and diverse traditions of black Texican music.

On the Show:

Ray Sharpe – Little Chickadee – Frankie Lee Sims – Oak Cliff T-Bone – Lead Belly – Miss Country Slim – Lightnin’ Hopkins – Dallas Jamboree Band – Hop Wilson – Gatemouth Brown – James Davis – Miss Lavelle – Milton Hopkins & Jewel Brown – and others

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton, live on Cogeco Cable 288 or on CFMU online at the CFMU website. The program will be available to stream or download until August 13th. CFMU podcasts now available for 8 weeks. Couldn’t be easier. Just go the website, bring up the 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

Check back with this site.

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June 16, 2015

Blues and Rhythm Show 184 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, June 16th, (1:00-2:30 pm)

Our program for Juneteenth. Juneteenth, trditionally June 19th, the date marking the American government’s enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas when Texas was slow to comply. It’s been observed in other places but its roots are in Texas and we are using the occasion to feature traditional music from Texas–not the music of the slavery era but the music that postdated slave times and by performers who grew up in the shadow of slave times.

On the Show:

Buster Pickens – Lead Belly – Sippie Wallace – Henry Thomas, “Ragtime Texas” – Bat and her Quartet – Black Ivory King – Black Ace – Smokey Hogg – Frankie Lee Sims – Grey Ghost

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 July 14th.

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 (June 23rd)

TBA

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