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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 July 21st, 2019:
"Desert Blues" - Saharan sounds including Ali Farka Toure, Tinariwen, Bombino, Tamikrest plus recent tracks from Mdou Moctar. That is in the first hour. In the second hour a chat with Kaz Kazanoff from The Texas horns and for the "live blues and rhythm and blues for a Sunday night" songs by the late blues guitarist Albert Collins recorded in Austin.

Black And Blues

Date Host Highlight On Demand
Jul. 14, 2019 John Tackabery "Midnight Hour" - Blues and rhythm and Blues from Texas guitarist Jimmie Vaughan highlighting covers off his latest Last Music Company recording
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Jul. 7, 2019 John Tackaberry "Time To Get Movin'" - The best of the rest of the OTTAWA BLUESFEST - July 9th through July 14th in blues and soul
available
Jun. 30, 2019 John Tackaberry "Better Get Here Quick" - Blues and soul at the OTTAWA BLUESFEST in the first weekend - July 4th through 7th
available
Jun. 23, 2019 John Tackaberry "Change" - The gospel inspired soul songs of Mavis Staples from sessions on the Anti- label including songs written by Ben Harper
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Jun. 16, 2019 John Tackaberry "Bluesman Next Door" - The Chicago sound of The Cash Box Kings featuring songs from their recent Alligator Records sessions
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Jun. 9, 2019 John Tackaberry "Time To Get Movin'" - Blues and soul-blues from Texas singer Sugaray Rayford
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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.)