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August 10, 2020

Blues and Rhythm Show 286 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, August 11, 2020 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

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Still broadcasting from home owing to the COVID-19 precautions. Our program features recordings from the New Orleans R&B revival; zydeco; Memphis blues from the years 1927-1933; Bluegrass recordings spanning 1941-1952; Urban Blues 1961-1986: Urban Blues was a descriptor that was supposed to distinguish post-B.B. King blues, the music of the Beale-Streeters and those who followed  from down-home electric (Chicago-style) “city” blues. Arguably this style evolved into the Soul Blues of the seventies and after, music  that still lives on the Chitlin circuit. In the end the different blues threads merge, separate and merge again but the Urban Blues tag signified something real enough when Charles Keil wrote his book, published in 1967.

“I don’t mind, captain,  working from sun to sun but I want my money, captain, when payday comes”  — Tom Dickson

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On the Show:

Monte Easter – Queen Ida – Snooks Eaglin – Chuck Carbo – Pearl Dickson – Robert Wilkins – Jack Kelly’s South Memphis Jug Band – The Vaudevillian – Charlie Monroe & His Kentucky Pardners – Bill Clifton & the Dixie Mountain Boys – Junior Parker – Lynn White – David Dee – Harrell Singers – and others.

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton, live on Cogeco Cable 288 or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until October 7th as a podcast. Just go the website, bring up the right playlist and stream or download the show.

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

TBA.

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April 9, 2014

Blues and Rhythm Show 126 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, April 8, 2014 (1:00-2:30 pm)

No special theme on this week’s program. R&B, blues, gospel, soul and a bit of rockabilly in the mix. We draw from some new reissues documenting early King label blues and gospel and a couple of anthologies of rare gospel singles. We also mark the reissue after several decades of one of the great albums of the blues revival. 

On the Show:

Johnny Otis Orchestra – Blind Lemon Jefferson – Carl Perkins – Little Willie Littlefield – Detroit Count – McKenna Mendelson Mainline – Robert Wilkins – Thelma Bumpess – Nightingales – Alamagordo Spiritual Aires –  Sharon Jones & the Dap-KIngs

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 May 5th.

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 (April 8th)

Show is not yet planned. Check the blogsite closer to the date.

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