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May 15, 2019

Blues and Rhythm Show 243 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, May 7th (10:00 to 12:00noon)

We didn’t have time to provide advance notice of our return show.  We came back on the air for the first time since September 2016. The playlist spanned a variety of styles of blues, R&B, gospel and soul. You can’t hear the show live but you can stream or download.

On the Show:

Bill Doggett & His Combo – Hop Wilson – Link Davis – Bukka White – Sippie Wallace – Jack Penewell – Harrison Kennedy – Roy Milton & His Solid Senders – Chuck Norris – Georgia Peach – Sons of the South – Denise LaSalle – and others

Listen to the program at FM 93.3 in Hamilton, live on Cogeco Cable 288 or on CFMU online at cfmu.msumcmaster.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until July 2nd. CFMU podcasts now available for 8 weeks.

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

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September 19, 2015

Blues and Rhythm Show 194 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, August 25th, (1:00-2:30 pm).

Our plan was to work up a feature on R&B. This evolved to a full-length study of Chicago’s Mercury Records, a label which began as an independent specializing in R&B and country but was advantageously placed to become a major player in the recording industry. Our feature concentrated on the early years when, according to Berle Adams, the label’s success was based upon its R&B catalogue. We took the story from 1945 to 1952. Mercury did not remain a Chicago label for long. The label recorded in New York, New Orleans and L.A. and by the end of the fifties it was a major label, highly competitive in the pop field and with a large classical catalogue. As an R&B label, Mercury put together an impressive catalogue, including the recordings of Dinah Washington from 1946 to 1962. At different times the label had Eddie Vinson, Jay McShann, and Buddy and Ella Johnson on its roster.

On the Show:

Four Jumps of Jive – Sippie Wallace – Dinah Washington – Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson – Helen Humes – Cootie Williams Orchestra – Professor Longhair – Austin McCoy Trio with Frankie Ervin – Chuck Norris – Big Jim Wynn – a.o.

Listen to the program at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.msumcmaster.ca. The program will be available to stream or as a podcast until September 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 (September 1st)

We had to take a week off. The station played a repeat program.

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June 16, 2015

Blues and Rhythm Show 184 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, June 16th, (1:00-2:30 pm)

Our program for Juneteenth. Juneteenth, trditionally June 19th, the date marking the American government’s enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas when Texas was slow to comply. It’s been observed in other places but its roots are in Texas and we are using the occasion to feature traditional music from Texas–not the music of the slavery era but the music that postdated slave times and by performers who grew up in the shadow of slave times.

On the Show:

Buster Pickens – Lead Belly – Sippie Wallace – Henry Thomas, “Ragtime Texas” – Bat and her Quartet – Black Ivory King – Black Ace – Smokey Hogg – Frankie Lee Sims – Grey Ghost

Listen to the program at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.msumcmaster.ca. The program will be available to stream or as a podcast until July 14th.

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 (June 23rd)

TBA

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July 7, 2013

Blues and Rhythm Show 87 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 (1:00-2:30 pm)

It was in January that we presented a full-length feature on the the Victor label’s Bluebird subsidiary, the brand logo that included so much excellent blues, country music and jazz in the 1930s. Bluebird was a budget label, created in 1932 to sell music while the Depression was on and abandoned in 1944. We promised in January to present a feature on the Victor label’s full-price blues catalogue before the Bluebird logo was created and that will be the subject of this week’s program–Victor blues recordings between 1926 and 1931. Victor was a late entry to blues recording and the catalogue was not vast but it had quality. In addition, the venture into “race” recording came about the same time as Victor introduced a new electric recording system so Victor’s blues records were fine technically as well as artistically.  One factor that inhibited the development of an extensive blues catalogue is that few records were made in Victor’s home base of Camden, New Jersey, or in New York or Chicago. Most Victor blues recordings in the twenties were the result of “field trips” to locations like Memphis and Atlanta.

On the show: 

Dinwiddie Colored Quartet (1902) –  Mamie Smith  –  Julius Daniels – Bobby Leecan’s Need-More Band – Ishman Bracey – Jim Jackson – Cannon’s Jug Stompers – Sippie Wallace – Luke Jordan – and others

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 August 6th.

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 (July 16th)

No plan for next week beyond the promise of some kind of eclectic mix with blues, soul and gospel. We may present our Louisiana Music special  on July 30th and we are considering a repeat of the Alan Lomax Southern Journey special for August 6th.

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