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July 22, 2014

Blues and Rhythm Show 139 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, July 22nd (1:00-2:30 pm)

This week’s program started as something else but we wound up with a program devoted to blues from the West Coast, including records from Oakland, Los Angeles, and one from Fresno. These recordings from the post-World War 2 era, beginning in 1945 and extending well into the album era, to 1989. The Coast, and L.A. in particular, was the source of much of the R&B that filled jukeboxes and radio airwaves in the forties and fifties but migration from all over the south produced a demand for downhome versions of blues.

On the Show:

HowellDevine – Lowell Fulson – Mercy Dee Walton – Lafayette Thomas – Don “Sugarcane” Harris – Ace Holder – Al King – Big Mama Thornton – Sonny Rhodes – Tony Mathews – King Louis Narcisse

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 17th.

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To reach us with comments or queries, write us at sweartotellthetruth@gmail.com.

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Next week (July 29th)

B.B. King special is planned.

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February 18, 2014

Blues and Rhythm Show 119 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, February 18, 2014 (1:00-2:30 pm)

We left a few loose ends so we’re going to round off our Bob Geddins feature of last week. Also on the program, a couple of tracks from the Galaxy label (L.A. blues from the 1960s). We have some live blues and gospel tracks; “raw American gospel” from a Tompkins Square compilation that appears to be out-of-print now; preachers and one-time quartet leads on the Nashboro label

On the Show:

Dexters – Jimmy Nelson – Ray Agee – Clarence Green (Sonny Rhodes) – Mainline – Harrison Kennedy – Missionary Mamie Sample – Reverend Willingham – Johnnie Taylor – 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 March 17th.

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 (February 25th)

Next week we’ll present some pre-World War 2 blues in some kind of feature yet to be determined.  In two weeks, it will be Fundraising Week at CFMU. That will be March 4th for this program. We hope some of you will show your support for the station and the program, including those who might listen online. (That’s also Fat Tuesday, so we will not be able to present a Mardi Gras program this year.) February 11th will be our annual all-woman show for International Women’s Day. Fundraising prevents us from putting on this show in advance of I.W.D. 

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