August 10, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 325 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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

Breaking with our usual seriousness and high purpose this week we present “The Poultry Show”, a couple of hours of midsummer foolishness, songs about or referencing all manner of fowl–chickens, ducks, turkeys, etc. This program turned out to be as difficult to put together as any other show and we have forgotten why we thought it might be a good idea in the first place but it’s all in the audiofile now.

“Down in the hen house on my knees, I thought I heard a chicken sneeze” — Henry “Red” Allen

“Boy, you ever do anything like stealin’ chickens?” — Frank Stokes

On the Show:

Cab Calloway – Amos Milburn – Peppermint Harris – Stephen Barry Band – Walter Rhodes – Skillet Lickers – Reave’s White County Ramblers – Arlean Brown – King Herbert & the Knights – Alfredo Mendieta – Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys – Griffin Brothers with Margie Day – Lula Reed – Sidemen – Lascelle Perkins – Mississippi John Hurt – 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 October 5th 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:

We’ll be off again next week. There will be a repeat broadcast. We’ll tell you what is playing closer to the broadcast date.


Joe Harris & Kid West

June 2, 2015

Blues and Rhythm Show 182 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, June 2nd, (1:00-2:30 pm)

We follow a few different themes on this week’s program. Prompted by the first interview in Steve Cushing’s recent book, Pioneers of the Blues Revival, we decided to devote some space to interviews of bluesmen and blueswomen conducted by Paul Oliver in 1960. Oliver wrote the first real study of blues, published as Blues Fell This Morning, in 1959. The two months he spent in July and August of 1960 might be considered to be the first systematic primary research project devoted to blues, although Alan Lomax’ song hunting for the Library of Congress and his privately funded Southern Journey of 1959-60 captured many blues performances along with old time country and bluegrass.

Also on the program, Los Angeles R&B from John Dolphin’s record labels. Elmore James, acoustic blues and North Carolina fiddler Joe Thompson

On the Show:

Elmore James – Linda Hayes – Peppermint Harris – Brother John Sellers – Stump Johnson – The Vaudevillian – Precious Bryant – Ruby Andrews – Frazey Ford

Listen to the program at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.msu.mcmaster.ca. The program will be available to stream or as a podcast until Jun 30th.

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Next week (June 9th)



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