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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
Apr. 23, 2017 John Tackaberry "Strong Like That" - Blues and soulful sounds from Kim Wilson and The Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring sessions for Severn Records
Apr. 16, 2017 John Tackaberry "Down On Bended Knee" - Songs from the late guitarist, singer, and songwriter Johnny Copeland over the years from 1963 to 1995 who will inducted in the BLUES HALL OF FAME in Memphis in May
Apr. 9, 2017 John Tackaberry "Stronger In The End" - The retro soul and funk of the horn driven band - Sonny Knight & The Lakers of Minneapolis from sessions for Secret Stash Records
Apr. 2, 2017 John Tackaberry "I'm Gonna Miss You" - The blues piano of Henry Gray from his days backing Howlin' Wolf to his collaborations with harmonica master Bob Corritore and others
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
"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.)