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.

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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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