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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 August 9th, 2020:
"Go, Just Do It!" - Kenny 'Blues Boss' Wayne - the keyboard master over the years highlighting his latest release on Stony Plain. That is in the first hour. The "new and reissued blues and R&B tracks on wax" in the second hour includes a special preview of new blues from JW Jones, gospel-soul by Dedicated Men of Zion and the blues of Broke Fuse.

Black And Blues

Date Host Highlight On Demand
Aug. 9, 2020 John Tackaberry "Go, Just Do It!" - Kenny 'Blues Boss' Wayne - the keyboard master over the years highlighting his latest release on Stony Plain
available
Aug. 2, 2020 John Tackaberry "Strollin' with Nolen" - Blues, rhythm and blues, and soul from legendary guitarist Jimmy Nolen on his own and backing others including Chuck Higgins, Johnny Otis, George 'Harmonica' Smith and James Brown
available
Jul. 26, 2020 John Tackaberry "Bad News Blue" - Songs of Lucinda Williams inspired by blues and R&B from her Folkways albums to her recent Highway 20 Records releases
available
Jul. 19, 2020 John Tackaberry "Is It Over" - Memphis soul from songwriter and singer Don Bryant from his Hi Records days to his recent Fat Possum releases
available
Jul. 12, 2020 John Tackaberry "Feelin' Good" - Little Junior Parker - singer, songwriter and harmonica player on sessions from 1952 to 1966 on the Modern, Sun and Duke labels
available
Jul. 5, 2020 John Tackaberry "Morning In America" - The retro-soul sounds of Durand Jones & The Indications - studio songs not the live numbers set for the now 'pandemic delayed' OTTAWA BLUESFEST
available
Jun. 28, 2020 John Tackaberry "Little Bitty Woman" - Pure traditional Chicago blues from guitarist /​ singer John Primer and harmonica master Bob Corritore featuring songs on two Delta Groove recordings and their latest VizzTone release
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.)