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March 28, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 313 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, March 30, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

This is the week of Easter. Themes of Jesus’ suffering on Calvary, his death for human sins, his resurrection, were a large part of Gospel song, seemingly year-round. We have a brief feature with songs about the passion of Jesus and its meaning for Christians. Also on the program a bit of R&B from the crescent city, more blues from St. Louis. And a lot more in two hours.

“You know I ain’t gonna start no fight, woman, you know I ain’t gonna fuss and frown. Now, you better get yourself together if you want poor Jimmy around — Jimmy Rogers

On the Show:

Freddie Mitchell – Edgar Blanchard – Rose Mitchell – Fenton Robinson – Joe Louis Walker – Paul Butterfield Blues Band – Miss Angel – Mary Johnson – Walter Davis – John Henry Barbee – Steve Strongman – Blue Sky Boys – Selah Jubilee Singers – Soul Stirrers – Sister Rosa Shaw – 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 May 25th 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:

TBA

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November 12, 2019

Blues and Rhythm Show 264 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, November 5th (10:00 to 12:00 noon

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This week, the show goes back to blues from the Victor label, looking at Blues from the legendary Bluebird budget line, records made between 1933 and 1941. It’s hard to generalize about Bluebird’s blues output because it included a wide range of styles. At the end of the 1930s, Bluebird included what some might regard as quite dispensable swing dance blues records at one end of the spectrum but hard southern blues at the other. We mostly featured the hard blues recordings.

Also on the program, some pre-war gospel quartet from the southeastern states as well as a couple of live performances from the early sixties concerts stages by the Friends of old time Music. And a bit of Soul music from Don Robey’s Duke and Back Beat labels.

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Othe Show:

Adolph Hofner – Dick Devall – Mississippi Fred McDowell – Thankful Quartette – Selah Jubilee Singers – Samantha Martin & the Haggard – Tampa Red – Big Bill– Mississippi Matilda – Robert Lee McCoy – Big Maceo – Robert Petway – The C&C Boys – Buddy Ace – 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 December 31st. CFMU podcasts now available for 8 weeks. Just go the website, bring up the 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

repeat of our October 1st program

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December 30, 2014

Blues and Rhythm Show 161 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, December 23rd, (1:00-2:30 pm)

We assemble this program on the computer and, of course, we also maintain this blogsite, but we were without a working computer for most of the week prior to the Christmas show. In the end, we did manage to put a show together but not to give advance notice of the content.

There is a limited supply of classic blues, rhythm, & blues, gospel and soul for Christmas and this was our fourth Christmas special at CFMU. Most of the program was made up of fresh material, however, and we think it was a quality selection.

On the Show:

Casey Bill & His Orchestra – Goree Carter – Rev. J.M. Gates – Selah Jubilee Singers – Bumble Bee Slim – Charles Brown – Reverend Cleophus Robinson – Blind Boys of Alabama with Mavis Staples –  Richard Newell  – and others

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 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 30th)

Our pre-New Year’s show will feature blues from the album era, especially, and some longer tracks than we usually play on the program. Emphasis on uptempo material.

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