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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
May. 19, 2019 John Tackaberry "Post-Modern Blues" - Out of Oklahoma the blues harmonica, electric slide guitar and song writing of Watermelon Slim
available
May. 12, 2019 John Tackaberry "Wake Up" - Soul from Lee Fields &The Expressions off recordings for Truth & Soul highlighting recent songs on Big Crown Records
available
May. 5, 2019 John Tackaberry "Angelina, Angelina" - Songs from the "traditional blues album" nominees for BLUES MUSIC AWARD to be presented on May 9th in Memphis
available
Apr. 28, 2019 John Tackaberry "Driving Wheel" - The swingin' blues of Big Joe Maher and the Dynaflows highlighting numbers on Severn Records
available
Apr. 21, 2019 John Tackaberry "Your Charm Won't Help You" - Some of the Chicago blues of guitarist, singer and songwriter Rockin' Johnny Burgin
available
Apr. 14, 2019 John Tackaberry "Aretha's Blues" - Songs on Columbia and Atlantic Records from the late Aretha Franklin - a tribute in advance of her induction into the BLUES HALL OF FAME 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.)