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Blues, rhythm and blues with some sixties soul.
Hosted by: John Tackaberry
Airs: Every Sunday from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Expect a special profile of musicians and recording labels in the first hour. In the second hour there will be 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.

Black And Blues

Date Host Highlight On Demand
Feb. 18, 2018 John Tackaberry "Backlash Blues" - Some of the blues of pianist, jazz, R&B and pop singer known as Nina Simone
available
Feb. 11, 2018 John Tackaberry "Livin', Lovin' & Lyin'' - Louisiana songs - "rhythm 'n' bluesin' by the bayou" from the six disc collection from Ace Records highlighting songs from the recent release
available
Feb. 4, 2018 John Tackaberry "His Brother's Blues" - Singer and bass player Benny Turner and guitarist Freddie King's legacy
available
Jan. 28, 2018 John Tackaberry "Rain Keep Falling" - The soul blues of singer and guitarist Johnny Rawls on Catfood Records
available
Jan. 21, 2018 John Tackaberry "Look What The Blues Has Done For Me" - Guitarist, songwriter and singer Arthur Adams over the years featuring songs off his latest recordings for Cleopatra Records
available
Jan. 14, 2018 John Tackaberry "Hard Core Harp" - 20 Years of blues harmonica masters on Electro-Fi Records
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.)