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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
Mar. 24, 2019 John Tackaberry "You Want Me To Trust You" - Chicago blues singer and songwriter Willie Buck from his 1982 recordings to his 2019 songs on Delmark
available
Mar. 17, 2019 John Tackaberry "Rhody Blues and R&B" - The Knickerbocker All-Stars from Westerly, Rhode Island featuring their latest recording with singers Darcel Wilson and Thornetta Davis
available
Mar. 10, 2019 John Tackaberry "Right Place, Not Enough Time" - The blues songs of the late Michael Ledbetter with guitarists Monster Mike Welch, Ronnie Earl and Nick Moss
available
Mar. 3, 2019 John Tackaberry "Don't Mess With My Man" - A special Mardi Gras influenced show featuring songs on the Ric and Ron labels from 1958 to 1962
available
Feb. 24, 2019 John Tackaberry "It's Your Voodoo Working" - Blues and R&B from the Japanese horn band Bloodest Saxophone with singers Jewel Brown and Texas Queens 5
available
Feb. 17, 2019 John Tackaberry "Hold On" - Blues with a touch of R&B - west coast guitarist Kirk Fletcher from his solo sessions highlighting his latest recording on Elaysia Music
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.)