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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

Coming up at 9:00 PM on July 25th, 2021:
"All Out Of Tears" - Guitarist Walter Trout's contemporary blues rock highlighting numbers on his recordings for Provogue since 2008. That is the first hour. The "down in the delta" segment of acoustic tracks in the second hour features some of Harry Smith's B-Sides - pre-war songs including Mississippi John Hurt, Furry Lewis, and Henry Thomas.

Black And Blues

Date Host Highlight On Demand
Jul. 25, 2021 John Tackaberry "All Out Of Tears" - Guitarist Walter Trout's contemporary blues rock highlighting numbers from his recordings on Provogue since 2008
available
Jul. 18, 2021 John Tackaberry "Hit The Road Again" - Chicago piano blues from Sunnyland Slim featuring his recordings between 1948 and 1954
available
Jul. 11, 2021 John Tackaberry "I Can Feel Your Pain" - Louisiana soul singer Robert Finley featuring his recordings on Easy Eye Sound
available
Jul. 4, 2021 John Tackaberry "Soon Forgotten" - The traditional electric blues of harmonica master Bob Corritore with friends including singers Willie Buck, Alabama Mike, Francine Reed, Lurrie Bell and others from sessions between 2018 and 2020 on VizzTone
available
Jun. 27, 2021 John Tackaberry "Everybody Makes A Mistake" - STAX southern soul rarities and unreleased tracks from 1968-1975 off two Kent Soul collections - Eddie Floyd, Mavis Staples, William Bell, The Soul Children and many others
available
Jun. 20, 2021 John Tackaberry "I Believe I Got Off Cheap" - California blues guitarist , singer and songwriter Chris Cain highlighting his latest release on Alligator Records
available
Jun. 13, 2021 John Tackaberry "Don't Give Up" - Soul singer Lee Fields on his own and with The Expressions featuring recordings on the Big Crown label
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.)