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January 13, 2014

Blues and Rhythm Show 114 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, January 14, 2014 (1:00-2:30 pm)

We said on air this week’s show would be a grab-bag and so it is. Some R&B recorded between 1950 and 1959, including tracks from  the under-estimated Derby label; some 1950s Chicago blues especially for those who think we don’t play enough; a few live soul recordings. We try to bring you the essential tracks as well as the stuff you are unlikely to hear on other shows and, in spite of our haste in putting this program together, we think it qualifies.

On the Show:

The Majors – Eunice Davis – Titus Turner – Big Jay McNeely – Snooky Pryor – J.B. Hutto – Willie Mabon – Geno Washington – Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – Mel Brown – and 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 February 10th.

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 (January 21st)

Haven’t had time to figure out next week’s show. We’ll try to provide some advance notice.

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December 23, 2013

Blues and Rhythm Show 111 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 (1:00-2:30 pm)

Each year at this time we present a Christmas special. As we do every week, we play some contemporary tracks but most of the program is from the great traditions of Blues, Gospel, R&B and Soul. This is a challenge at Christmas time because there are a finite number of recordings from which to draw but we do our best to find material that is not so well-known and we try to avoid a lot of repetition of songs from one year to the next. We hope you enjoy this year’s selection and, quite incorrectly, we wish you a Merry Christmas!

On the Show:

Sister Luciile Pope & the Pearly Gates – Jimmy McCracklin – Sonny Parker with Lionel Hampton’s Orchestra –  Bertha “Chippie” Hill – Magnolia Five – Gladys Bentley – Big Dave McLean – Sister Jessie Mae Renfro – Larks – Mel Brown – Fiddlin’ John Carson

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 January 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 (December 24th)

New Years Eve special show

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