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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
Mar. 15, 2020 John Tackaberry "Every Day Of Your Life" - Chicago blues from guitarist, singer and songwriter Jimmy Johnson highlighting his latest release on Delmark
available
Mar. 8, 2020 John Tackaberry "Don't You Wish It Was True" - Some of the ' blues /​ Americana /​ soul' of singer Janiva Magness from recordings on Blue Leaf in 1999 to her latest for Blue Elan Records
available
Mar. 1, 2020 JTackaberry "Brigher Days" - The gospel and soul of pedal steel guitar master Robert Randolph backing others and with The Family Band highlighting his latest on Provogue
available
Feb. 23, 2020 John Tackaberry "Take Me To The River" - The blues, rhythm and blues with a touch of soul of guitarist and singer Syl Johnson
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.)