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December 1, 2020

Blues and Rhythm Show 298 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, December 1, 2020 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

This week’s program is all Gospel. Our original notion was to trace the history of Gospel recordings from the beginning. but that was probably too ambitious for a two hour program. We decided to limit the show’s attention to post-war Gospel and then looking at the widespread concept of Gospel’s Golden Age. Our playlist includes Gospel groups, quartets, soloists and singing preachers, some of whom played instruments. In some cases we have chosen the obvious and celebrated sides of well-known artists and in others the more obscure recordings in the discography.

On the Show:

Staple Singers – Wings of Jordan Choir – Dixie Hummingbirds – Pilgrim Travelers – Famous Ward Singers – Brother Joe May – Goldia Haynes – Swan Silvertone Singers – Elder Charles Beck – Blind Boys of Alabama – Edna Gallmon Cooke – Rev. Cleophus Robinson with Josephine James – Swanee Quintet – Sensational Nightingales – 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 January 19th as a podcast. Couldn’t be much easier. Just go the website, click on “Shows”, scroll down through 40 different programs to Tuesday, 10:00am bring up the playlist you choose, 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

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September 19, 2015

Blues and Rhythm Show 195 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, September 8th, (1:00-2:30 pm).

Each year, following Labour Day, we are asked/required  to present a show in the atrium of the McMaster Student Union Centre. Usually this happens in Wecome Week. This year, our show coincided with the first day of classes at McMaster. We presented a variety of blues, R&B, gospel and soul, with an emphasis on uptempo material.

On the Show:

Young John Watson – Raoul & the Big Time – Tiny Bradshaw – Pearl Reaves & the Concords – Big Maybelle – Barbecue Bob – Mance Lipscomb – Swanee Quintet – Willie Walker & the Butanes – 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 October 11th.

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 15th)

No special theme

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January 5, 2014

Blues and Rhythm Show 113 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, January 7, 2014 (1:00-2:30 pm)

We decided a while back not to engage in year end “Best Of” list making on this program. One reason is that we’re not sure the audience is interested in such things. Another is that we don’t follow the record companies new release schedules closely enough and we are often unsure when albums have actually been released. Finally, we make a point of talking about he availability of music that we play week to week when it seems relevant. We’re making an exception this week, on our first program of 2014. We’re designating a certain album the Most Useful Reissue of 2013The album is a compilation called I Heard the Angels Singing from Tompkins Square and it documents the Nashboro label gospel catalogue between 1951 and 1981. It was issued at the end of 2013. We’re going to take a detailed look at this compilation which fills a void in what is available from Nashboro’s huge catalogue of mostly southern gospel music. Located in Nashviile, Nashboro was an offshoot of Ernie Young’s retail and mail-order record business and the ability to sell the catalogue through the mails, combined with its marketing reach through Nashville’s powerful radio superstation. WLAC, is probably what enabled Nashboro to maintain such a large and diverse gospel catalogue. Part of what makes this collection important is the unavailability of Nashboro’s recordings in recent years, so we’ll be taking a detailed look at this set

Also on the program, we pick up a few threads from recent editions of the show–some R&B and some soul music.

On the Show:

Doctor Feelgood & the Interns – Melvin Smith – Del Thorne – The Whiteley Brothers – Swanee Quintet – Sister Lucille Barbee – Slim & the Supreme Angels – Bevins Specials – Geater Davis – Doris Duke – Earl Gaines – Bobby “Blue” Bland

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 February 3rd.

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 (January 14th)

No plan as yet. We’ll try to provide some advance notice.

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