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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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March 5, 2014

Blues and Rhythm Show 121 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, March 4, 2014 (1:00-2:30 pm)

BRS 121 is already in the books. We did not find time to preview the show on this site before going to air. Of course, this week is CFMU’s fundraising week–just one week in the year. So this week’s program is devoted to CFMU’s Raise Your Voice 2014 campaign. On the program for our fundraising special, blues, R&B, gospel and soul in 90 minutes. Some big records and some rare  and obscure tracks.

If you happen to be outside of the Hamilton area and listen to the program online, you’re part of our listening audience and we would welcome your pledge. The same technology that makes this program available across the web, makes your contribution to CFMU, 93.3’s fundraising campaign simple and convenient. Just go to cfmu.mcmaster.ca, look for the Promotions bar on the station’s webpage and make your contribution via Paypal. 

On the Show:

Sam Price Sextet – Sonny Boy Williamson II – Henry Thomas – Magic Sam – Blenders – Tiny Bradshaw – Georgia Peach – Antioch Female Singers – Bertha Robinson – Dee and Don – Otis Clay – 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 31st

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 (March11th)

March 8th is International Women’s Day. IWD is our excuse for programming a show entirely devoted to women’s blues, R&B, gospel and soul. The first African-American singers to record blues were women but male singers dominated the record label catalogues by the turn of the decade. Opportunities for women in blues, R&B and soul were limited from the thirties on, even through the soul era in the sixties and seventies. The imbalance is reflected in our playlists on Swear to Tell the Truth each week. We like to present an all-women show at least once in the year. Unfortunately, International Women’s Day clashes with CFMU fundraising each March, so we’re presenting this year’s IWD special three days after March 8th.

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June 24, 2013

Blues and Rhythm Show 85 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, June 25, 2013 (1:00-2:30 pm)

Part of our mandate on the Blues & Rhythm Show is to present classic Rhythm & Blues on a regular basis. This week, we present a loose survey of the R&B scene between 1944 and early 1950, with an emphasis on the blues side of Rhythm & Blues. In our survey, many of the prominent artists of the era and a few obscurities, as well.

On the show: 

Jack McVea with Rabon Tarrant, Saunders King, Buddy Johnson, King Perry, Joe Liggins, Martha Davis, Tiny Bradshaw, Earl Jackson, Little Miss Cornshucks, Dinah Washington, Amos Milburn

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 July 23rd.

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 2nd)

No plan yet for next week but we’re thinking about some summer specials for July and August, including a program devoted to Louisiana traditions, including Cajun and zydeco music.

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