August 23, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 326 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, August 24, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

We make a few stops on the way to two hours this week: classic R&B 1949-1954; old-time Country and post-war Hillbilly; early vocal group music; rare Gospel tracks; mid-to-late sixties Soul. Also Son House and Scott Dunbar from the Blues Revival era.

“I was a high geared daddy but sweet mama put me in low” – Tommy Little

“Yes, I’m gonna get me religion. I’m gonna join the Baptist Church. You know I want to be a Baptist preacher so I won’t have to work” — Son House

On the Show:

Tiny Bradshaw – Roy Milton & His Solid Senders – Effie Smith – Buddy & Ella Johnson – André Bisson – Ben Racine Band – Buck Mountain Band – Johnny Tyler – Pullman Porters Quartette – Oleanders – Son House – Molly O’Day & the Cumberland Mountain Folks – Fannie Bell Chapman – Hopson Family – Lamp Sisters – 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 19th 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. Last week of our summer schedule. There will be a repeat broadcast. We’ll tell you what is playing closer to the broadcast date.

Errors and Omissions

If you listened to BRS 325 (August 10th) to the end you encountered a moment in the program when two tracks were playing simultaneously. We allowed a stray track into our audiofile. We don’t know how we caused this to happen but we missed it in our review of the file. We’ve corrected the master file in case we use the program in repeat.


December 23, 2013

Blues and Rhythm Show 110 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 (1:00-2:30 pm)

As well as this week’s program, we’ve been working on our Christmas show, which will air Christmas Eve. This week, in the feature portion of the show, we’re looking at Mississippi guitar Blues recorded between 1927 and 1930. Most of the musicians in our survey were born and lived in the Mississippi Delta region and all of the artists came to have some connection with the Delta region and delta blues. The question it occrs to us to ask is whether  “Delta blues” can be said to refer to one single thing, a single style.

On the Show:

Earl Hooker – Amos Milburn – Fathead –  Jack de Keyzer – Mr. Freddie Spruell – William Harris – Charley Patton – Son House – Willie Brown – Long John Baldry

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 January 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 (December 24th)

Our annual christmas special



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