June 15, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 321 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, June 15, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

Juneteenth marks a significant step in the abolition of slavery for the United States as a whole but, in fact, it is observance of something that happened in Texas on June 19, 1865 when General Granger was sent to Texas to proclaim General Order No. 3 which ordered the end of slavery in the state of Texas. Texas had been largely outside the fighting in the Civil War and local authority had not taken steps to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. By the end of 1865 the U.S. had enacted the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Juneteenth has been observed throughout the U.S. but we have made it the occasion of a program consisting of African-American music from Texas. Our program includes pre-war blues; jump blues and R&B from the post-war era; recordings from the Library of Congress; some more recent blues recordings; and Gospel.

“They brag about New Orleans but give me my Texas town” — Lester Williams

On the Show:

T-Bone Walker – Ray Reed – Pete Mayes – Bobbie Cadillac – Kitty Gray & her Wampus Cats – Little Hat Jones – Shreveport Home Wreckers – Willie Mae Thornton – Long John (Hunter) & Orchestra – Texas Alexander – Lil Son Jackson – “Lightnin'” & convict group – Smith Casey – Bells of Joy – Sister Jessie Renfro – Gloria Edwards – 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 August 10th 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 next week. There will be a repeat broadcast.


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