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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
Jan. 19, 2020 Alan Surmachynski Gumbo Stew
available
Jan. 12, 2020 John Tackaberry "Blue Guitar" - The 'dynamite' playing of Earl Hooker on sessions from 1953 to 1969
available
Jan. 5, 2020 John Tackaberry "Your Charm Won't Help You" - The annual 'rear view mirror' show - one last look back at 2019 recordings featured on the show
available
Dec. 29, 2019 John Tackaberry "Before I'm Old" - Mojo's best blues of 2019 on Alligator Records
available
Dec. 22, 2019 John Tackaberry "(Until Then) I'll Suffer" - Deep soul treasures - Dave Godin's fifth compilation on Kent Soul
available
Dec. 15, 2019 Roamin' Renny Albert Collins, Earl Hooker, Danny Gatton & blues from the Fifties, released on the Memphis label, Meteor Records.
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.)