September 6, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 327 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, September 7, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

The world is different in ways we could not have anticipated but it’s another new year on university campuses like McMaster’s, home to CFMU which for some reason allows us to present this weekly program on its airwaves. So, we’ll carry on as if this was just another new season of broadcasting at campus-community radio. On our first show of the fall, the day after Labour Day, we have a varied program: a few tracks we played on our debut CFMU program, including classics from Duke-Peacock, random tracks from Earl Hooker; R&B from the soft end of the spectrum; popular blues artists from the later 1930s; early protest blues and folk; death and Gospel; Soul from Muscle Shoals, Memphis and New Orleans.

“Well, I’ve always been in trouble ’cause I’m a black skin man” — Josh White

“What is this that I can’t see. This icy hand taken hold of me?” — Jeanette Carter

“I’m a son of a son of a slave” — Larry Darnell

On the Show:

Earl Hooker – Marie Adams – Bobby Bland – Four Kings & a Queen – Ruth Brown – Aretha Franklin – Georgia White – Curtis Jones – Almanac Singers – Erwin Webb & group – Maria Muldaur – Mae Gooch & Gospel Stars – Kennedy, Milteau, Segal – Jimmy Hughes – Larry Darnell – 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 November 2nd 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:



November 10, 2015

Blues and Rhythm Show 204 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, November 10th, (1:00-2:30 pm).

Our plan for this week’s program changed as we put it together. What we have is a program of blues and R&B, some well-known recordings and some obscure. The R&B we have lined up to play ranges from 1941 to 1964, from an era when what was recorded was pretty much what the arrangement the band brought to the studio to the era when the music was as much the producer’s art or the studio band’s as it was the named artist.

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Besides R&B we have some modern blues records a bit off the beaten path and several piano blues recordings from 1936. On the R&B side, there’s a rare track from Cleo Brown from a new compilation called Boogie Woogie Gals.

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No overriding theme in this week’s program. A few longtime favourite tracks and other things we found when we were putting together the show.

On the Show:

Noble “Thin Man” Watts – Hot Lips Page – Buddy Johnson Orchestra – Marie Adams – Smiley Lewis – The Rockin’ Highliners – Jesse James – Ray Agee – Ted Taylor – Tiny Topsy – Little Willie John – 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 December 7th.

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 (November 17th)

Next week, the station will play a repeat. We have to take a week off. Brand new show in two weeks.


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