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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 May 9th, 2021:
"One More Time" - Florida singer, songwriter, guitarist and lap steel player - Selwyn Birchwood off his Alligator Records sessions. That is in the first hour. The "new and reissued blues and R&B tracks on wax" in the second hour includes new soulful sounds from guitarist Steve Cropper, reimagined and remixed tracks by Gary Kendall and classic Chicago blues from pianist Sunnyland Slim.

Black And Blues

Date Host Highlight On Demand
May. 9, 2021 John Tackaberry "One More Time" - Florida singer, songwriter, guitarist and lap steel player - Selwyn Birchwood off his Alligator Records sessions
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May. 2, 2021 John Tackaberry "Sear-iously" - Honkin' sax from Big Al Sears goin' uptown in his R&B years featuring numbers on a Jasmine Records collection
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Apr. 25, 2021 John Tackaberry "Come And Take It" - From Idaho to Tennessee - blues and soul-blues from singer, songwriter and harmonica player John Nemeth including tracks on Memphis Grease Records
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Apr. 18, 2021 John Tackaberry "His Blues Pathway" - Californa born guitarist Kirk Fletcher off his solo sessions highlighting numbers on Cleopatra Blues
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Apr. 11, 2021 John Tackaberry "The Fix Is In" - West Coast singer and harmonica man Curtis Salgado - blues, R& B and soul songs on Alligator Records highlighting his latest release
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Apr. 4, 2021 John Tackaberry "Texas Hop" - Blue and R&B guitarist Pee Wee Crayton's 'Golden Decade' 1947- 1957 - including recordings on Modern, Aladdin, Imperial and Vee-Jay
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Mar. 28, 2021 John Tackaberry "Scratchin' At Your Door" - Soulful sounds from Vermont based singer, songwriter, guitarist - Dave Keller - featuring duets with Johnny Rawls, Annika Chambers, Joe Louis Walker and others off his recent Tastee-Tone Records release
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"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.)