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March 29, 2016

Blues and Rhythm Show 223 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)R

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, March 29th (1:00 to 2:30pm)

The History of Soul label is a soul music-dedicated label that we have been waiting for. All kinds of vintage soul music has been reissued over the years on LP and CD–artist compilations, label compilations, regional and studio collections. History of Soul appear to be attempting to present the history of the music in their various album releases from gospel and R&B to the earliest soul recordings up to the beginnings of funk. This week on the Blues & Rhythm Show we are looking at the three double album sets from H.O.S. that carry the title Where Southern Soul Began, Volumes 1,2, and 3, the collections covering differing periods of time but together spanning the years 1954 to 1963. While other H.O.S collections have documented the gospel records that the compilers suggest lead to the emergence of soul music, these collections are focused on blues, R&B and the earlier examples of southern soul music on record. It’s a serious undertaking although there is no attempt by the compilers to explain their approach, so the music is left to tell the story by itself. There are pretty extensive liner notes providing profiles of the artists but usually without explaining their place in the development of southern soul. We’re going to play a selection from the 6 CDs. We’ve tried to present a balance of styles and of the different recording centers and record labels represented in the collection.

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Also on the program, more soul from Solomon Burke and O.V. Wright

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On the Show:

Lucky Millinder & HIs Orchestra– Gloria Hardiman – Treasa Levasseur – Bobby “Blue” Bland – Roy Brown – Cookie & the Cupcakes – Arthur Alexander – Joe Tex – Joe Hinton – Solomon Burke – O.V. Wright – and others

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 April 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 (April 5th)

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Blues and Rhythm Show 223 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, March 29th (1:00 to 2:30pm)

                                      Product Details                                     

The History of Soul label is a soul music-dedicated label that we have been waiting for. All kinds of vintage soul music  has been reissued over the years on LP and CD–artist compilations, label compilations, regional and studio collections. History of Soul appear to be attempting to present the history of the music in their various album releases from gospel and R&B to the earliest soul recordings up to the beginnings of funk. This week on the Blues & Rhythm Show we are looking at the three double album sets from H.O.S. that carry the title Where Southern Soul Began, Volumes 1,2, and 3, the collections covering differing periods of time but together spanning the years 1954 to 1963. While other H.O.S collections have documented the gospel records that the compilers suggest lead to the emergence of soul music, these collections are focused on blues, R&B and the earlier examples of southern soul music on record. It’s a serious undertaking although there is no attempt by the compilers to explain their approach, so the music is left to tell the story by itself. There are pretty extensive liner notes providing profiles of the artists but usually without explaining their place in the development of southern soul. We’re going to play a selection from the 6 CDs. We’ve tried to present a balance of styles and of the different recording centers and record labels represented in the collection. 

Also on the program, more soul from Solomon Burke and O.V. Wright

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On the Show:

Lucky Millinder & HIs Orchestra– Gloria Hardiman – Treasa Levasseur – Bobby “Blue” Bland – Roy Brown – Cookie & the Cupcakes – Arthur Alexander – Joe Tex – Joe Hinton – Solomon Burke – O.V. Wright – and others

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 April 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 (April 5th)

TBA

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September 28, 2014

Blues and Rhythm Show 148 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

 

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, September 23rd, (1:00-2:30 pm)

Last week’s program began as what was intended to be a representative survey of rhythm & blues from the beginning to about the mid-fifties. The i.d. “rhythm & blues” has been misapplied over the decades and we’re sure there are people who aren’t sure exactly what we are referring to when we use the term. The idea was for last week’s program to let the playlist describe the scope of classic rhythm & blues. “Rhythm & Blues” is first an industry term, used for marketing purposes, but it aptly captures the phenomenon of blues music blended with elements of jazz. Of course, it was used as a blanket term to describe all the records on the African-American charts, formerly known as “race” or, later, as “sepia”. The best-seller chart was known for a while as the Harlem Hit Parade. Thus the term embraced popular jazz records, down-home blues and popular ballads sold to African Americans, as documented by the industry publication, Billboard Magazine. The term was invented by Jerry Wexler while he was a writer for Billboard and applied retroactively to records issued in the post-World war 2 era and to a few records issued in the war years.

When we assembled the program, we wound up taking a different track from the one we had started with. We wound up concentrating on the early years of R&B, starting with a few records from the war era and proceeding barely into 1947. We’ll resume this survey with next week’s program, taking us further into the R&B era.

On the Show:

Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra – Cecil Gant – Erskine Hawkins – Joe Turner – Gatemouth Moore – Helen Humes – Roy Milton – Wynonie Harris – Julia Lee – Amos Milburn

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 October 21st..

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 (September 30th)

We continue into the late 1940s with our R&B survey.

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