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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

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
Nov. 28, 2021 John Tackaberry "Texas Flood" - Blues from Arkansas - Larry Davis singer, songwriter and guitarist on sessions from Duke in the 50s to Bullseye Blues in the 90s
available
Nov. 21, 2021 John Tackaberry "Sonny & Tia" - Soul blues from two singers who deserve greater recognition - Sonny Green and Tia Carroll featuring their Little Village Foundation recordings
available
Nov. 14, 2021 John Tackaberry "Broken Hearted Blues" - Celebrating 50 years of "genuine houserockin' music" on Alligator Records from Hound Dog Taylor to Carolyn Wonderland
available
Nov. 7, 2021 John Tackaberry "Pinky's Blues" - Special songs on Stony Plain in the second and last FUNDING DRIVE show highlighting songs on guitarist Sue Foley's new release
available
Oct. 31, 2021 John Tackaberry "I Can't Stop" - Songs on Severn Records - blues, R&B, and soul from Nora Jean Wallace, Mud Morganfield, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Lou Pride, Tad Robinson and many others on the first of two funding drive shows
available
Oct. 24, 2021 John Tackaberry "Born To Play" - Blues, rhythm and blues and soul from profiles over the last year on the special birthday edition of the program - Chris Cain, Shemekia Copeland, Matt 'Guitar' Murphy, Wee Willie Walker and many others
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.)