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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
May. 20, 2018 John Tackaberry "The Blues Ain't Going Nowhere" - Songs from the winners of the BLUES MUSIC AWARDS for 2018 presented in Memphis by The Blues Foundation on May 10th
available
May. 13, 2018 Johm Tackaberry "Kid's Jump"- Old school blues from west coast guitarist Kid Ramos highlighting numbers from his solo sessions on Black Top, Evidence and Rip Cat Records
available
May. 6, 2018 John Tackaberry "Things Have Changed"- Legendary song interpreter Bettye LaVette with songs over the years from Elmore James to Bob Dylan
available
Apr. 29, 2018 John Tackaberry "A Busy Man (When This Old World Turns It's Back On You) - West coast based singer, songwriter and harmonica player James Harman highlighting songs released by Electro-Fi
available
Apr. 22, 2018 John Tackaberry "Save Me" - Singer and bass player Danielle Nicole, guitarist and singer Nick Schnebelen and their roots in Trampled Under Foot
available
Apr. 15, 2018 John Tackaberry "The High Cost of Low Living" - Chicago blues from The Nick Moss Band highlighting numbers featuring harmonica master Dennis Gruenling on a new Alligator recording
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.)