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

Expect a special profile of musicians and recording labels in the first hour. In the second hour there will be 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.

Black And Blues

Date Host Highlight On Demand
Aug. 7, 2022 John Tackaberry "You're Welcome To The Club" - A slice of "New Breed R&B" on the King label from 1955 to 1967 - Little Willie John, Freddy King, Lee "Shot" Williams and many others off a couple of Kent Records compilations
available
Jul. 31, 2022 John Tackaberry "Blues Gave Me A Ride" - Charlie Musselwhite's guitar, and harmonica playing plus his songs going back to his roots featuring numbes off Mississippi Son from Alligator Records
available
Jul. 24, 2022 John Tackaberry "In Too Deep" - Blues and soul-blues from Texas singer Sugaray Rayford over the years featuring numbers off his recent Forty Below Records recordings
available
Jul. 17, 2022 John Tackaberry "Slide 'Em On Down" - Chicago slide guitar from 1966 to 1992 by Johnny Littlejohn and J.B. Hutto highlighting tracks on the recent release from JSP Records
available
Jul. 10, 2022 John Tackaberry "Tell Me" - Blues and southern soul from Houston, Texas singer and songwriter Trudy Lynn over the years highlighting her latest release on NOLA Blue Records - Golden Girl
available
Jul. 3, 2022 John Tackaberry "Pinky's Blues" - Blues, R&B and soul at the OTTAWA BLUESFEST - Sue Foley, Colin James, Anthony Geraci, Crystal Shawanda, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats plus others
available
"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.)