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November 23, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 335 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, November 23, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

Further episode in our survey of Volume 1 of the Third Man Rise and Fall of Paramount set. This episode takes us to just short of mid-1927–Blues, Gospel, Country, Jazz from the Paramount label’s large output in the mid-twenties as well as tracks from Gennett and the Black Patti label, established by Paramount A&R man, Mayo Williams, while he was still working for Paramount. Also on the program, early John Lee Hooker, more from Detroit, rare Blues from Texas.

“I took a freight train to be my friend” — John Lee Hooker

“They call me cold-hearted and evil. Baby, that’s all right with me” — Bobo Jenkins

On the Show:

Big Jay McNeely – Big Walter Price – John Lee Hooker – Eddie Kirkland – Smoke Wagon Blues Band – Whiteley Brothers – Johnny B. Moore – Little Brother Montgomery – Blind Lemon Jefferson – Rev. T.T. Rose & Gospel Singers – Long ‘Cleve’ Reed & Little Harvey Hull – Sid Harkreader & Grady Moore – Mississippi Jubilee Singers – Sam Collins – Kendall Wall Blues Band – 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 January 19th 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.

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April 19, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 315 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, April 20, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

An installment in our chronological survey of the Paramount label’s history of recording this week covering the end of 1926 and the beginning of 1927. Blues, Gospel and Hillbilly from the catalogues of Paramount and its affiliated logos. Also included, a couple of items from Black Patti, which Mayo Williams established surreptiously and separately from his activity as what might be called Paramount’s A&R director, the position he left in the course of 1927. We try to unravel the story behind a famous Hillbilly song that is believed to be about the brutal treatment of African-American convict labour in a Tennessee mine.

Also on the program, B.B. KIng, Smothers brothers, a Country-Hillbilly segment and some Peacock label Gospel.

“They say things will get better but I don’t believe that’s true” — B.B. KIng

On the Show:

Calvin Owens – Abe “Little Smokey” Smothers – Jack de Keyzer – Maddox Brothers & Rose – Armstrong Twins – Sonny Green – Sweet Papa Stovepipe – Biddleville Quintette – Cow Cow Davenport – Buddy Boy Hawkins – Watts & Wilson – Little Harvey Hull & Long Cleve Reed – Gospelaires of Dayton, Ohio – Sensational Nightingales – 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 June 15th 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:

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