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Blues, rhythm and blues with some sixties soul.
Hosted by: John Tackaberry
Airs: Every Sunday from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Black And Blues

Date Host Highlight On Demand
Mar. 26, 2017 John Tackaberry "Bound By The Blues" - The slide guitar mastery and songs of Sonny Landreth over the years featuring his latest recording
Mar. 19, 2017 John Tackaberry "Back At It Again" - Louisiana guitarist, singer and songwriter Larry Garner over the years featuring recordings on the DixieFrog label
Mar. 12, 2017 John Tackaberry "The Petroleum Blues" - West Coast harmonica master, singe and songwriter Mitch Kashmar on recordings for Delta Groove
Mar. 5, 2017 John Tackaberry "Can't Do It Like We Do" - Singer Sharon Lewis and her band Texas Fire from sessions for Delmark Records
Feb. 26, 2017 John Tackaberry "Blue And Lonesome" - Some of the blues "under the covers" by The Rolling Stones and on the "blue highways" of singer and guitarist Colin James on True North Records
Feb. 19, 2017 John Tackaberry "Bloodline" - Singer, songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player Kenny Neal from Baton Rouge, Louisiana over the years featuring songs from his latest disc
"Black & Blues" from 9-11 p.m. on Sunday features blues, rhythm and blues with some sixties soul. There are special profiles of musicians and recording labels in the first hour. In the second hour there is a blues and R&B calendar of events in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa with "new and reissued blues and rhythm and blues tracks on wax" featured in the last half hour. This segment alternates with "live blues and rhythm and blues for a Sunday night". In the last half hour of the show on the last Sunday of every month I go "down in the delta" to spin some acoustic gospel and blues.

(N.B. The show started as "Meantown Blues" in October 1978. The name changed in March 1983 to "Black & Blues" to reflected the R&B and soul that is included in the show. And I have been the host since the start.)