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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 February 25th, 2024:
"Caldonia" - A sample of the blues and R&B of Taj Mahal from the 60s in The Rising Sons band to his latest release Savoy on Stony Plain Records. That is in the first hour. The "down in the delta and in the spirit" segment of gospel and acoustic tracks in the second includes 1927 recordings from The Memphis Blues Box and new acoustic numbers by guitarist Tinsley Ellis on Alligator Records.

Black And Blues

Date Host Highlight On Demand
Feb. 25, 2024 John Tackaberry "Caldonia" - A sample of the blues and R&B of Taj Mahal from The Rising Sons band in the 60s to his latest recording Savoy on Stony Plain Records
available
Feb. 18, 2024 John Tackaberry "Bobby's Blues" - Blues, soul, and funk from Bobby Dean Blackburn and Blackburn Brothers - a father and his four sons - highlighting recordings on Electro-Fi records in a BLACK HISTORY MONTH profile
available
Feb. 11, 2024 John Tackaberry "What's Going On" - A sample of the soul songs and insightful lyrics of the late legendary singer Marvin Gaye in a special BLACK HISTORY MONTH profile
available
Feb. 4, 2024 John Tackaberry "The Leading Brand" - Chicago blues guitar masters Earl Hooker and Jody Williams out of the vaults on the Age, Chief, Argo and Mel-Lon labels - early recordings to 1963
available
Jan. 28, 2024 John Tackaberry "Walking Heart Attack" - The soul blues of singer and guitarist Johnny Rawls featuring his recordings on Catfood Records highlighting his lastest for the label
available
Jan. 21, 2024 John Tackaberry "Count The Days I'm Gone" - A jukebox edition of blues, rhythm and blues, and soul on the Jewel, Paula and Ronn labels out of Shreveport, Louisiana from Ray Agee, Little Johnny Taylor, Brenda George, Albert Washington, Ted Taylor and many more
available
Jan. 14, 2024 John Tackaberry "Still Mighty at 90" - A special selection of the funky blues sounds of singer and harmonica player Bobby Rush highlighting songs on his Deep Rush Records releases
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.)