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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 March 7th, 2021:
"Blues Bash" - Guitar master Duke Robillard and friends - recordings on Stony Plain highlighting the latest. That is in the first hour. The "new and reissued blues and rhythm and blues tracks on wax" in the second hour includes new blues from singer Kat Danser, the honkin' 50s sax of Big Al Sears and reissued roots rock from The Band.

Black And Blues

Date Host Highlight On Demand
Mar. 7, 2021 John Tackaberry "Blues Bash" - Guitar master Duke Robillard and friends - recordings on Stony Plain highlighting his latest release
available
Feb. 28, 2021 John Tackaberry "Drown In My Own Tears" - Blues and R&B arranged, produced and written by trumpeter and Black executive Henry Glover with King Records - Bull Moose Jackson to Ray Charles 1947-1960
available
Feb. 21, 2021 John Tackaberry "Lookin' For A Love" - Gospel, blues and soul on Sam Cooke's SAR Records - The Soul Stirrers, Johnny Morisette, The Simms Twins, The Womack Brothers, L.C. Cooke and The Valentinos - 1959 to 1965
available
Feb. 14, 2021 John Tackaberry "Blues Woman" - Mississippi born singer and songwriter Nora Jean Wallace from her songs on Jimmy Dawkin's Leric label to her 2020 recording on Severn Records
available
Feb. 7, 2021 John Tackaberry "Back Stabbers" - A 'Philly of soul' - lush orchestrated sounds from arranger, producer, songwriter Thom Bell by The Delfonics, Jerry Butler, The Stylistics, The Spinners, The O'Jays and others from 1965 to 1973
available
Jan. 31, 2021 John Tackaberry "Cold Chills" - The late legendary blues piano master Henry Gray and harmonica ace Bob Corritore with songs 'from the vaults' recorded between 1996 and 2018
available
Jan. 24, 2021 John Tackaberry "Rise Up" - Blues with a message and soulful songs from Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters featuring releases on Stony Plain highlighting their latest
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.)