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August 4, 2019

Blues and Rhythm Show 253 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, July 30th (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

This week’s program included a special devoted to Louisiana music, mostly of the fifties and early sixties but including tracks from the forties to the eighties. Swamp blues, R&B, Cajun and Zydeco. That took up the greater part of the program but we also took a look at the Smithsonian Folkways album devoted to Lead Belly‘s recordings for Moses Asch’s various label ventures, recordings made between 1941 and 1948. Leadbelly had spent time previously in a Texas prison but the Lomaxes met up with him in the Angola Penitentiary and he grew up in the Caddo Lake region of western Louisiana.

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On the Show:

Guitar Gable – Lightnin’ Slim – Lonesome Sundown – Clarence Garlow – Classie Ballou – Nathan Abshire – Thaddeus Declouet  – Buckwheat Zydeco – Robert Pete Williams – Lead Belly – Barbara Lynn – 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 September 24th. CFMU podcasts now available for 8 weeks. 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

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July 28, 2015

Blues and Rhythm Show 190 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, July 28th, (1:00-2:30 pm)

A mid-summer special devoted to post-war Louisiana blues this week–mostly the music of South Louisiana – swamp blues, R&B, zydeco. We’ll feature records made between 1953 and 1969. Small label blues from South Louisiana were arguably the last wave of popular commercial blues over the years 1954-1966. We spotlight what was known as “the Excello Sound”, records from Jay Miller’s Crowley, Louisiana studio as well as recordings on Folk Star and Goldband from Eddie Shuler’s Lake Charles operation and the odd track from other small Louisiana indie labels. As well, we draw from the folkloric recordings collected by Dr. Harry Oster in the years 1959-1963.

On the Show:

Percy Mayfield – Clarence Garlow – Lightnin’ Slim – Slim Harpo – King Karl with Guitar Gable – Rockin’ Sidney – Herman E. Johnson – Robert Pete Williams – Ashton Savoy – Lonesome Sundown – Carol Fran – Donnie Jacobs – a.o.

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 August 25th.

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 (August 4th)

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