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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 November 18th, 2018:
"It Must Have Been The Devil" - Otis Spann's blues piano from 1953 to 1960 including with Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Bo Diddley. That is in the first hour. The "new / recent and reissued blues and rhythm and blues tracks on wax" in the second hour has new soul from the late Charles Bradley, vintage blues and rhythm on the Music City label and blues from Billy F. Gibbons.

Black And Blues

Date Host Highlight On Demand
Nov. 11, 2018 John Tackaberry "Ain't Got Time For Hate" - Shemekia Copeland singing blues and soulful tunes over the years on Alligator Records
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Nov. 4, 2018 John Tackaberry "Why Did You Have To Go"- Songs written by blues keyboard master Anthony Geraci highlighting numbers on his latest Blue Duchess Records release
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Oct. 28, 2018 John Tackaberry "Bitten By The Blues" - Old and new recordings on the Alligator label
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Oct. 21, 2018 John Tackaberry "Train I Ride"- A special tribute to 65 years of blue on Delmark Records
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Oct. 14, 2018 John Tackaberry "A Few Good Years" - Blues, R&B and soul featured in profiles in the first hour on the Annual Review of the show that got started in Ocotber 1978
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Oct. 7, 2018 John Tackaberry "I Can't Quit You Baby" - A special tribute to the late Chicago West Side guitarist, singer and songwriter Otis Rush highlighting his songs for Cobra Records
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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.)