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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
Jul. 14, 2024 Matt Sobb & Jeff Larocque John gave us his studio login password. We're filling in tonight!
Jul. 7, 2024 John Tackaberry "Hill Country Love" - electric blues from a special Mississippi area by singer, songwriter, and drummer Cedric Burnside highlighting numbers on his latest release on Provogue
available
Jun. 30, 2024 John Tackaberry "Blues & Soul at the FEST" - a slice of the music at the OTTAWA BLUESFEST - July 4th - 14th - Annika Chambers & Paul Deslauriers, Blue Moon Marquee, Jerry Portnoy, Blackburn Brothers, Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin, JW Jones and more
available
Jun. 23, 2024 John Tackaberry "The Hits Keep Coming" - Blues from Rick Estrin and The Nightcats off sessions for Alligator Records highlighting their new release
available
Jun. 16, 2024 John Tackaberry "Respect for Otis" - soul songs from the late Georgia born singer Otis Redding from his great legacy on STAX Records
available
Jun. 9, 2024 John Tackaberry "Tears In My Eyes" - blues from keyboard master and songwriter Anthony Geraci highlighting his latest on Blue Heart Records
available
Jun. 2, 2024 John Tackaberry "Losing Hand" - songs from the "architect of R&B" 1927-1961 - Jesse Stone also known as Charles Calhoun, sung by Ray Charles, Big Joe Turner, The Drifters, Jesse Stone himself and many more
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.)