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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 22nd, 2022:
"Turn On Your Love Light" - Guitarist Wayne Bennett "in session" from 1950 to 1961 backing Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Amos Milburn, Elmore James Otis Rush and others. That is in the first hour. The "new and reissued blues and R&B tracks on wax" in the second hour has slide guitar from Bonnie Raitt, Chicago blues guitar by Jose Ramirez and harmonica tracks from Mike Stevens.

Black And Blues

Date Host Highlight On Demand
May. 22, 2022 John Tackaberry "Turn On Your Love Light" - Guitarist Wayne Bennett "in session" from 1950 to 1961 backing Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Amos Milburn, Elmore James, Otis Rush and others
available
May. 15, 2022 John Tackaberry "Blues and Trouble" - Singer Gerald McClendon plus sax and harmonica player Vince Salerno together and alone with "blues from all points" off sessions for Pravda and Delta Roots Records
available
May. 8, 2022 John Tackaberry "Old School" - A tribute to guitarist, singer, and songwriter - Guitar Shorty from his first single on Cobra Records in 1957 to his release on Alligator Records in 2010
available
May. 1, 2022 John Tackaberry "All Around The World" - Rhythm and blues numbers from the late great singer Little Willie John who will be inducted into the BLUES HALL OF FAME on May 4th in Memphis
available
Apr. 24, 2022 John Tackaberry "Sugar Sweet" - Songs out of Mark Hummel's East Bay blues vaults -1976 to 1988 - reissued on Electro-Fi from Sonny Rhodes, Ron Thompson, J.J. Malone, Paris Slim, Blues Survivors and more
available
Apr. 17, 2022 John Tackaberry "Beat The Devil" - Contemporary blues from Atlanta based guitarist, singer and songwriter Tinsley Ellis featuring his recent sessions on Alligator Records
available
Apr. 10, 2022 John Tackaberry "Last Two Dollars" - Soul and soul-blues from gospel influenced singer Johnnie Taylor who will be inducted into the BLUES HALL OF FAME in Memphis in May
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.)