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December 22, 2015

Blues and Rhythm Show 209 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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

Our fifth Christmas special at CFMU. Inveitably there will be some tracks we have played before but most will be material new to the program. Blues, R&B, Gospel and, possibly, a bit of soul

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Blues, Gospel and R&B spanning the years 1925 to 2003. Time permitting, some Cajun and Soul. 

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On the Show:

Trudy Lynn – Louis Jordan – Ozie Ware – Rev. J.M. Gates – Alphabetical Four – Vera Ward Hall – John Lee Hooker– Alex Bradford Singers –  + (time permitting) – Blind Boys of Alabama – Vin Bruce – Mack Rice – Lowell Fulson

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 January 18th

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Merry Christmas. Season’s Greetings.

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 29th)

New Year’s special – R&B, Modern Blues and not much else in between.

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August 4, 2015

Blues and Rhythm Show 191 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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

Greater part of this week’s show devoted to Cajun blues from the earliest recordings through to the beginnings of the Cajun revival of the fifties. We cover the years roughly 1929-1952. Traditional Cajun music featured the accordion and the fiddle but, in the mid-thirties, tastes shifted to French-accented Western Swing. At least, that’s what the record companies offered for the most part and what the dance clubs featured, and it remained the case until the late forties, by which time local independent labels were springing up to fill the void left by the big labels after the war. Western Swing and Cajun Honky Tonk remained popular but there was also a return to and a hardening of the sound of traditional Cajun music. The culmination in some peoples’ minds was the hard Cajun rock and roll of Cleveland Crochet’s 1960 “Sugar Bee” with Vorris “Shorty” LeBlanc on accordion and Jay Stutes, steel guitar and vocal. Through all the transitions in style and popular taste in the recording era blues have been prominent in Cajun music.

On the Show:

Robert Pete Williams – Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley – Soileau & Robin – Amédé Ardoin & Dennis McGee – Hackberry Ramblers – Happy Fats & Rayne-Bo Ramblers – Harry Choates – Nathan Abshire – Clifton Chenier – Trudy Lynn – 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 September 1st.

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 11th)

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