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August 10, 2020

Blues and Rhythm Show 286 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, August 11, 2020 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

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Still broadcasting from home owing to the COVID-19 precautions. Our program features recordings from the New Orleans R&B revival; zydeco; Memphis blues from the years 1927-1933; Bluegrass recordings spanning 1941-1952; Urban Blues 1961-1986: Urban Blues was a descriptor that was supposed to distinguish post-B.B. King blues, the music of the Beale-Streeters and those who followed  from down-home electric (Chicago-style) “city” blues. Arguably this style evolved into the Soul Blues of the seventies and after, music  that still lives on the Chitlin circuit. In the end the different blues threads merge, separate and merge again but the Urban Blues tag signified something real enough when Charles Keil wrote his book, published in 1967.

“I don’t mind, captain,  working from sun to sun but I want my money, captain, when payday comes”  — Tom Dickson

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On the Show:

Monte Easter – Queen Ida – Snooks Eaglin – Chuck Carbo – Pearl Dickson – Robert Wilkins – Jack Kelly’s South Memphis Jug Band – The Vaudevillian – Charlie Monroe & His Kentucky Pardners – Bill Clifton & the Dixie Mountain Boys – Junior Parker – Lynn White – David Dee – Harrell Singers – 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 October 7th as a podcast. Just go the website, bring up the right playlist and stream or download the show.

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You can also follow the program at sweartotellthetruth@nosignifying on Twitter.

Next week

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August 23, 2016

Blues and Rhythm Show 237 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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

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Mixed bag this week  – some R&B of the 50s and 60s, some of it might be considered early soul or proto-soul; Big Bill in 1940 Chicago; couple of Southwestern R&B performers recorded late in life; violin blues

On the Show:

Earl King – Billy Stewart – Sharon Jones – The Vaudevillian – Big Bill – Junior Wells – Sugar Brown – Margie Day – Jewel Brown – Buster Smith & His Orchestra – 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 September 20th.

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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 (August 30th)

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Note about streaming, downloading:

We could not download the program last week and station management confirmed that the podcast function was inoperative again, so apologies to any who could not stream or download last week’s show.  It appears that the podcast function has been repaired. In the next few months, CFMU will have a new website and you should not experience these recently manifest problems listening to CFMU programming.

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June 2, 2015

Blues and Rhythm Show 182 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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

We follow a few different themes on this week’s program. Prompted by the first interview in Steve Cushing’s recent book, Pioneers of the Blues Revival, we decided to devote some space to interviews of bluesmen and blueswomen conducted by Paul Oliver in 1960. Oliver wrote the first real study of blues, published as Blues Fell This Morning, in 1959. The two months he spent in July and August of 1960 might be considered to be the first systematic primary research project devoted to blues, although Alan Lomax’ song hunting for the Library of Congress and his privately funded Southern Journey of 1959-60 captured many blues performances along with old time country and bluegrass.

Also on the program, Los Angeles R&B from John Dolphin’s record labels. Elmore James, acoustic blues and North Carolina fiddler Joe Thompson

On the Show:

Elmore James – Linda Hayes – Peppermint Harris – Brother John Sellers – Stump Johnson – The Vaudevillian – Precious Bryant – Ruby Andrews – Frazey Ford

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 Jun 30th.

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 9th)

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October 14, 2014

Blues and Rhythm Show 151 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, October 14th, (1:00-2:30 pm)

We touch on a few different themes in this week’s program. We begin with a few records from or about Atlanta, take a brief look at the lineup for the upcoming Hammer Bluesfest (scheduled for November 1st), bring you a brief set of soul recordings made between 1968 and 1998 and raise a few questions about the phenomenon sometimes referred to as “soul-blues”. And we end the show with a couple of recordings by large gospel choirs.

On the Show:

Piano Red – Nappy Brown – Chris Martin Trio – The Vaudevillian – Harpdog Brown – Irma Thomas – Lynn White – Bobby Rush – Mattie Moss Clark – 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 November 12th.

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 (October 21st)

As of today, we are a man without a plan—for next week. Stay posted.

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