January 5, 2014

Blues and Rhythm Show 113 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, January 7, 2014 (1:00-2:30 pm)

We decided a while back not to engage in year end “Best Of” list making on this program. One reason is that we’re not sure the audience is interested in such things. Another is that we don’t follow the record companies new release schedules closely enough and we are often unsure when albums have actually been released. Finally, we make a point of talking about he availability of music that we play week to week when it seems relevant. We’re making an exception this week, on our first program of 2014. We’re designating a certain album the Most Useful Reissue of 2013The album is a compilation called I Heard the Angels Singing from Tompkins Square and it documents the Nashboro label gospel catalogue between 1951 and 1981. It was issued at the end of 2013. We’re going to take a detailed look at this compilation which fills a void in what is available from Nashboro’s huge catalogue of mostly southern gospel music. Located in Nashviile, Nashboro was an offshoot of Ernie Young’s retail and mail-order record business and the ability to sell the catalogue through the mails, combined with its marketing reach through Nashville’s powerful radio superstation. WLAC, is probably what enabled Nashboro to maintain such a large and diverse gospel catalogue. Part of what makes this collection important is the unavailability of Nashboro’s recordings in recent years, so we’ll be taking a detailed look at this set

Also on the program, we pick up a few threads from recent editions of the show–some R&B and some soul music.

On the Show:

Doctor Feelgood & the Interns – Melvin Smith – Del Thorne – The Whiteley Brothers – Swanee Quintet – Sister Lucille Barbee – Slim & the Supreme Angels – Bevins Specials – Geater Davis – Doris Duke – Earl Gaines – Bobby “Blue” Bland

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 3rd.

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Next week (January 14th)

No plan as yet. We’ll try to provide some advance notice.


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