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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
Sep. 24, 2017 John Tackaberry "Just How Low" - Blues and soul from guitarist and singer Robert Cray over the years highlighting his recent numbers with Hi Rhythm
Sep. 17, 2017 John Tackaberry "Double Strike" - Blues and rhythm and blues from The Andy T Band led by guitarist Andy Talamantez with singers Alabama Mike and Nick Nixon since 2013 highlighting songs off the band's latest release for American Showplace Music
Sep. 10, 2017 Bob LeDrew Memories of Brownie McGhee with Australia's Lloyd Spiegel, and a set of tunes by Chris Smither.
Sep. 3, 2017 John Tackaberry "I'm Not Your Problem" - Modern urban Chicago blues from guitarist, singer and songwriter Linsey Alexander featuring his recordings on Delmark
Aug. 27, 2017 John Tackaberry "You've Got Me Dizzy" - Some of the harmonica driven blues back in the fifties and sixties from Jimmy Reed off his Vee-Jay Records singles
Aug. 20, 2017 John Tackaberry "Soul Food"- Sacred and secular pedal steel guitar from Robert Randolph with The Family Band and The Word
"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.)