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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 31st, 2020:
"Ghetto Child" - Los Angeles soul on the Kent-Modern labels from 1962 to 1972 - Vernon Garrett, Jackie Shane, Larry Davis, Clay Hammond, Johnny Copeland and others. That is in the first hour. In the second hour a tribute to the late Lucky Peterson and the "down in the delta" monthly segment of acoustic numbers.

Black And Blues

Date Host Highlight On Demand
May. 31, 2020 John Tackaberry "Ghetto Child" - Los Angeles soul on the Kent - Modern labels from 1962 to 1972 - Vernon Garrett, Jackie Shane, Larry Davis, Clay Hammond, Johnny Copeland and many others
available
May. 24, 2020 John Tackaberry "Hard-Hearted Woman" - Blues harmonica from Big Walter 'Shakey' Horton on his own and backing others highlighting his recordings from the 50's.
available
May. 17, 2020 John Tackaberry "Move On Up" - Chicago soul and the impact on Black cultural power in the 60's - The Impressions, Jerry Butler, Curtis Mayfield, Syl Johnson and others
available
May. 10, 2020 John Tackaberry "Ice Cream In Hell" - Blues rock from Georgia guitarist, singer and songwriter Tinsley Ellis highlighting his recordings for Alligator since 1988
available
May. 3, 2020 John Tackaberry "Please Send Me Someone To Love" - Songs of the late 'Poet of the Blues' Percy Mayfield from his early recordings on Supreme and Specialty to his later sessions on Tangerine and others label
available
Apr. 26, 2020 John Tackaberry "That's What I Heard" - Soulful sounds from The Robert Cray Band off recent recordings produced by drummer Steve Jordan
available
Apr. 19, 2020 John Tackaberry "Five Long Years" - Chicago piano blues from singer and songwriter Eddie Boyd - a profile in advance of his induction 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.)