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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

Coming up at 9:00 PM on July 23rd, 2017:
"Jump Out of Line" - Colorado songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Otis Taylor off recordings since 1997 highlighting the latest on his Trance Blues label. That is in the first hour. The "live blues and rhythm & blues for a Sunday night" in the second hour includes tracks from guitarist Nick Schnebelen's band in Kansas City.

Black And Blues

Date Host Highlight On Demand
Jul. 16, 2017 John Tackaberry "Can't Hide The Hurt" - Memphis soul songwriter and singer Don Bryant from his Hi Records days to his recent Fat Possum recording
Jul. 9, 2017 John Tackaberry "I Gotta Sang The Blues" - Gospel, blues and soul at the OTTAWA BLUESFEST in the remaining days from Tuesday July 11th through Sunday July 16th
Jul. 2, 2017 John Tackaberry "Feel These Blues" - Blues and soul by performers in the first days of the OTTAWA BLUESFEST - Thursday July 6th through Sunday July 9th
Jun. 25, 2017 John Tackaberry "Even The Saved Need Saving" - Florida blues songwriter, singer, guitar and lap steel player Selwyn Birchwood featuring his sessions on Alligator Records
Jun. 18, 2017 John Tackaberry "From Maxwell Street in Chicago to the Hudson Valley of New York State" - Some of the blues, gospel and soul coming to the OTTAWA JAZZ FESTIVAL - June 22nd through July 2nd
Jun. 11, 2017 John Tackaberry "World Don't Stop Turning" - Songs from guitarist, singer, and songwriter Slam Allen and Detroit 'blues diva' and songwriter Thornetta Davis - two blues and soul performers coming to the OTTAWA BLUESFEST
"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.)