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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
Sep. 19, 2021 John Tackaberry "Slide On It" - Guitarists Robert Nighthawk, Hop Wilson, J.B. Hutto, Smokin' Joe Kubek, Joanna Connor and others on a slidin' special show
available
Sep. 12, 2021 John Tackaberry "Make Your Own Good News" - Soul singer Wee Willie Walker from 60s Goldwax recordings to his last Blue Dot Records release with The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra
available
Sep. 5, 2021 John Tackaberry "I Don't Know" - Chicago piano blues by Willie Mabon featuring numbers on the Chess, Formal and USA labels - recordings from 1952 to 1963
available
Aug. 29, 2021 John Tackaberry "Backlash Blues" - Gospel, blues, and soul at The Harlem Cultural Festival 1969 featured in the documentary SUMMER OF SOUL - Nina Simone, B.B.King, The Staple Singers, Sly & The Family Stone and many others
available
Aug. 22, 2021 John Tackaberry "Surrender" - Blues and soul-blues from a guitarist, singer, and songwriter out of Scranton, Pennsylvania - Clarence Spady off sessions for Evidence, Severn and NOLA Blue Records
available
Aug. 15, 2021 John Tackaberry "Oh What A Friend" - Gospel, soul and rock from a legendary 'voice' - Merry Clayton on her own and backing 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.)