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June 21, 2016

Blues and Rhythm Show 232 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, June 21st (1:00 to 2:30pm)

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This week’s program follows some threads established in shows we’ve done recently. We have something from the newly issued Mel Brown album recorded twenty five years ago at Pop the Gator; Document Blues (going all-digital); spotlight on Tampa Red; West Coast gospel quartets; and more.

On the Show:

Lil Joe Washington – Josephine Baker– B.B. King– Tampa Red – Robert Nighthawk – King Biscuit Boy – Harrison Kennedy– Pilgrim Travelers – Wings of Jordan Choir – 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 download until July 19th.

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Next week (June 28th)

TBA

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June 29, 2015

Blues and Rhythm Show 186 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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

This week we go to air the day before Canada Day, July 1st. It was known once as Dominion Day but we threw off that vestige of our colonial past. This is not a program that specializes in Canadian blues-oriented music. Week to week, we concentrate on aspects of the history of blues, r&b and soul in the classic years and we play recent or contemporary music when we judge the music connects with something in that classic tradition, whether the music comes from Canada or elsewhere. Other blues-oriented programs are more up-to-date and more expert about newer music that is placed in the blues category. We play some of what those other shows play and a lot we don’t.

Notwithstanding anything stated above, we will be playing only Canadian music on June 30th. Some of the recordings are more current. Others go back a few years. A lot of Canadian artists have gone deep into the music and found something of what is essential in it. We play those artists when we find their music and this week we turn the entire 90 minutes to Canadian recordings.

On the Show:

Kendall Wall Blues Band – Little Miss Higgins – Harpdog Brown – Sue Foley – King Biscuit Boy – Amos Garrett – Paul James Band – Jackson Delta – Michael Jerome Browne – 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 July 28th.

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 7th)

TBA

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October 21, 2014

Blues and Rhythm Show 152 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, October 21st, (1:00-2:30 pm)

This week, we look at some more performers scheduled for the first Hammer Bluesfest (Columbus Club of Hamilton, 222 Queenston Road, November 1st). Also on the program vaudeville blues, comedy and blues, white country music and blues. This is no deep examination but we play examples of vaudeville-influenced blues records and a few examples of musical crossover between black and white music in the twenties and thirties.

On the Show:

Morgan Davis – Smoke Wagon Blues Band – King Biscuit Boy – Blind Uncle Gaspard – Bert Williams – Coot Grant & Socks Wilson – Clara Smith & Lonnie Johnson – Hokum Boys – Emmett Miller & His Georgia Crackers – and 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 November 19th.

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 (October 28th)

We’re still winging it, planning the show the weekend before.

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January 1, 2014

Blues and Rhythm Show 112 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 (1:00-2:30 pm)

Our New Year’s Eve program is already in the books, to coin a phrase. We failed to have a description of the program in advance this week. If you go to the CFMU website the program you will find is a mixture of mostly up-tempo blues and R&B, with a few soul tracks along the way. A lot of music from Chicago, a bit of post T-Bone Texas blues, a few East Coast tracks and some current and some older local recordings. 

On the Show:

Elmore James – Red Prysock – live Hound Dog Taylor – Kendall Wall Blues Band – Lester Williams – Guitar Nubbit – Lula Reed – live Magic Sam – Lou Pride – King Biscuit Boy – and many 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 January 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.

Next week (January 6th)

No 2013 year end review but we will feature the most useful reissue album we encountered in the past year.

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