March 28, 2021

Blues and Rhythm Show 313 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, March 30, 2021 (10:00 to 12:00 noon)

This is the week of Easter. Themes of Jesus’ suffering on Calvary, his death for human sins, his resurrection, were a large part of Gospel song, seemingly year-round. We have a brief feature with songs about the passion of Jesus and its meaning for Christians. Also on the program a bit of R&B from the crescent city, more blues from St. Louis. And a lot more in two hours.

“You know I ain’t gonna start no fight, woman, you know I ain’t gonna fuss and frown. Now, you better get yourself together if you want poor Jimmy around — Jimmy Rogers

On the Show:

Freddie Mitchell – Edgar Blanchard – Rose Mitchell – Fenton Robinson – Joe Louis Walker – Paul Butterfield Blues Band – Miss Angel – Mary Johnson – Walter Davis – John Henry Barbee – Steve Strongman – Blue Sky Boys – Selah Jubilee Singers – Soul Stirrers – Sister Rosa Shaw – and others.

Listen to the program each week at FM 93.3 in Hamilton or on CFMU online at cfmu.ca. The program will be available to stream or download until for eight weeks until May 25th as a podcast. Just go the website, scroll through 40 shows to Tuesday 10:00 am bring up the right playlist and stream or download the show.

Next Week:



June 4, 2019

Blues and Rhythm Show 247 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, June 4th (10:00 to 12:00noon)

After four weeks in the Tuesday morning 10:00 slot the program becomes official in the CFMU schedule this week. We’ll be here at 10:00 Tuesday mornings in the coming weeks. We may consider a change in the schedule in the fall but we’re going to try to make this timeslot work for us.

As this will be our first show not as a fill in for Out With It, which previously occupied this place in the schedule, we’re going to use the June 4th program as a survey-showcase of what we will be doing on the show week to week.

Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Soul and Gospel on this week’s show–R&B from 1949 to 1954, Blues from 1934 to 1950, Soul from several famous studios in the south and Chicago and Gospel from the “Golden Era” and later. With the two-hour format in the morning, we will likely present more of a magazine format rather than long features but we won’t know for sure until we work with the two hour

On the Show:

Eskew Reeder – Ricky Allen – Lalo Guerrero – Five Royales – Memphis Minnie – Lonnie Johnson – Walter Davis – Sue Foley – Magic Slim – Johnnie Taylor – Erma Coffee – Brother Joe May – Inez Andrews & the Andrewettes – Sojourners – and others

Listen to the program at FM 93.3 in Hamilton, live on Cogeco Cable 288 or on CFMU online at the CFMU website. The program will be available to stream or download until August 6th. CFMU podcasts now available for 8 weeks. Couldn’t be easier. Just go the website, bring up the playlist 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

Check back with this site. In two weeks, a Texas special for Juneteenth.


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September 9, 2013

Blues and Rhythm Show 96 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 (1:00-2:30 pm)

Well, we survived our live broadcast in the McMaster Student Centre and then, unaccountably, became quite ill for a few days, so we had to scramble to get a program together for this week, operating at a little less than optimum efficiency. What we’ve done is to revise a feature we did a year and a half ago on Savoy label R&B. If you happened to catch that early program, we’ve retained part of the playlist from the feature but changed several tracks. The non-feature portion will all be brand-new, including something new in The Walter Davis Project, new little Miss Higgins, Alvin Youngblood Hart–here on the 27th at Hamilton Place–and the Butanes Featuring Willie Walker. Also a track from the reissue CD, The Cry of the Wounded Jukebox. Anybody know whose CD that might be?

On the Show:

Walter Davis – Little Miss Higgins – Harrison Kennedy –  Hot Lips Page – Gatemouth Moore – Paul Williams – Helen Humes – Billy Wright – Brother Napoleon Brown – Bessie Griffin. 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 October 8th.

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 17th)

We’ll be fortunate to get this program to air. No idea about next week as yet.



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