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January 26, 2016

Blues and Rhythm Show 214 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, January 26th (1:00 to 2:30pm)

The main focus this week is on early recorded blues, string and jug band music. We have some African-American tracks that feature the mandolin, jug band recordings, and white country stringband blues and breakdowns from the Deep South. These recordings made over a period of 1924 to 1935. Some of the songs were current in both black and white versions although not with identical lyrics in most cases. You don’t have to dig deep into the roots music of the era of the twenties and thirties to find songs that touch on issues of race and attitudes towards race. Contemporary listeners may be disturbed or offended by at least one of the songs we will be playing.

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 Also on the program, a pair of Elmore James cover versions and tracks from the Where Southern Soul Began series.

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Lastly, we have alternative folk and retro blues readings of a pair of well-known gospel songs.

On the Show:

John Primer – Zora Young – Louie Bluie & Ted Bogan – All Miller – Whistler & His Jug Band – Earl Johnson & His Dixie Entertainers – Hoyt Ming & His Pep-Steppers – Carroll County Revelers – Delores Johnson – Be Good Tanyas – 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 February 22nd.

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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 (February 2nd)

TBA

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December 29, 2015

Blues and Rhythm Show 210 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, December 29th (1:00 to 2:30pm)

In the middle of the Christmas break, we present a show with classic R&B and post-war blues. Blues from Chicago, Detroit and the West Coast. A lot of vinyl in this week’s mix.  

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No single theme to this week’s show. Just a lot of things you won’t hear every day and you’re unlikely to hear on most other programs. We put together this type of show featuring all post-war electric blues and R&B, maybe, two or three times a year but especially in the week before New Year’s. And we try to find material we’ve overlooked in previous shows. 

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Big Jay McNeely – Five Keys – TV Slim – Jimmy McCracklin – Junior Wells – Good Rockin’ Charles – Zora Young – Deitra Farr – Steve Freund – and much more

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 25th.

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 5th)

We stumbled upon a trove of material from a label that features a lot of latter-day Chicago blues. Some of that material will be on the show but the show will also include some R&B, some Gospel and some Soul.

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December 30, 2014

Blues and Rhythm Show 162 on 93.3 CFMU (Hamilton, Ontario)

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

For the week between Christmas and New Year’s we generally dispense with any broad themes or features on the program and minimize the commentary. This year’s end of the year show will be heavy on Chicago blues from the album era with some R&B on the side.

On the Show:

Big Jay McNeely – Michelle Willson – Shakura S’Aida – Lefty Bates – Son Seals – Zora Young – Freddie Roulette – Eddie Kirkland – Sue Foley – Roy Milton – and others

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 January 28th

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 6th)

Can’t tell you now what we’ll be doing on our first program in 2015 but it will be varied.

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