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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. 20, 2019 John Tackaberry "Steppin' Out" - A tribute to Matt 'Guitar' Murphy on his own and with Bobby Bland, Little Junior Parker, James Cotton and The Blues Brothers
available
Jan. 13, 2019 Brian Baumgartner Houston Guitar Stars
available
Jan. 6, 2019 John Tackaberry "Fly On The Wall" - The annual 'rear view mirror show' - one last look back at blues, R&B and soul featured in 2018
available
Dec. 30, 2018 John Tackaberry "Confessin' The Blues"- Some of the music that got The Stones rolling
available
Dec. 23, 2018 John Tackaberry "Stax '68" - Soul with a side of blues featuring songs on singles recorded by the label in 1968
available
Dec. 16, 2018 John Tackaberry "It's A Blues World" - A special selection of songs from MAPLE BLUES AWARD nominees
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.)