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July 7, 2015

Blues and Rhythm Show 187 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, July 7th, (1:00-2:30 pm)

We wound up having to rush this show together. We move around quite a bit in this week’s program. R&B from the Federal and Recorded In Hollywood labels, Texas barrelhouse piano, South Louisiana blues and R&B are in the mix. Also, Otis Rush and trend-setting record producer Ralph Peer, who will be the subject of an upcoming program. Some of the program refers back to earlier shows and some looks ahead to upcoming shows we have planned, like the Ralph Peer special and the Louisiana special later this month.

On the Show:

Willie Wright & the Sparklers – Dolly Cooper – Linda Hayes – Bozo Nickerson – Grey Ghost – Otis Rush – Wonder Boy Travis – Juke Boy Bonner – Paramount Singers – Etta James – 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 4th.

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To reach us with comments or queries, write us at sweartotellthetruth@gmail.com.

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Next week (July 14th)

TBA

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June 2, 2015

Blues and Rhythm Show 182 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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

We follow a few different themes on this week’s program. Prompted by the first interview in Steve Cushing’s recent book, Pioneers of the Blues Revival, we decided to devote some space to interviews of bluesmen and blueswomen conducted by Paul Oliver in 1960. Oliver wrote the first real study of blues, published as Blues Fell This Morning, in 1959. The two months he spent in July and August of 1960 might be considered to be the first systematic primary research project devoted to blues, although Alan Lomax’ song hunting for the Library of Congress and his privately funded Southern Journey of 1959-60 captured many blues performances along with old time country and bluegrass.

Also on the program, Los Angeles R&B from John Dolphin’s record labels. Elmore James, acoustic blues and North Carolina fiddler Joe Thompson

On the Show:

Elmore James – Linda Hayes – Peppermint Harris – Brother John Sellers – Stump Johnson – The Vaudevillian – Precious Bryant – Ruby Andrews – Frazey Ford

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 Jun 30th.

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 9th)

TBA

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