December 14, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 338 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, December 14, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

Some newly available albums on this week’s program–Sue Foley, Corey Harris, newly repackaged Hound Dog Taylor; Hobo songs; Western Swing on transcription discs; Cajun; Harry Oster field recordings; swamp R&B; rare sixties Gospel; and more.

“Then we rode into Shreveport where we were supposed to eat and when I got my sandwich I had to eat it on the street” — Louisiana Red

“The whites and the blacks point their fingers at me, saying, “Look there, look there at the good for nothing” — Dewey Balfa

On the Show:

Sister Marie Knight – John Creach’s Major & Minors – David Pete Mckinley – Morgan Davis – Magic Slim & the Teardrops – Louisiana Red – The Vaudevillian – Harrison Kennedy – Tuts Washington – Jimmie Rodgers – Hank Penny – Nathan Abshire & the Pinegrove Boys – Hogman Maxey – King Karl – Edna Gallmon Cooke – Staple Singers – Bill Monroe & the Bluegrass Boys – 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 February 9th 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.

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 30, 2013

Blues and Rhythm Show 86 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 (1:00-2:30 pm)

We were putting together our program and having some difficulty doing it when we happened to learn of the passing of Bobby Bland–Bobby “Blue” Bland. So, the latter part of the program will be a hastily assembled tribute to “The Man”. We’ll also have some blues and gospel with a Texas connection and an example of the earliest commercialization of blues as sheet music.

On the show: 

Fathead, W.C. Handy Preservation Band, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Louisiana Red, Hosea Hargrove, Jo Ann Kelly, Reverend K.M. Williams, Bobby “Blue” Bland. 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 July 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 (July 9th) – Victor label blues

Following up on our Bluebird label special of several months ago, we plan to present a feature on the Victor label’s entry into blues and gospel recording before the program was transferred to the Bluebird logo. This feature would cover the years 1926-1932,  roughly.


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