Bob Putignano's weekly 4-hour (SOB) radio program
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344 6/29/22 Featured artists: Luther Kent, Junior Walker, Leo Nocentelli, more Ramsey Lewis, Lalo Schifrin, Ed Palermo, Tal Farlow, Paul Bollenback, Bobby Watley, Bob Porter, the 51st anniversary of the closing of the Fillmore East, PLUS: Our (weekly) frightening & exploding ($5.00 + gasoline price) reminder from NRBQ; who wrote & sang about 1979's gas, oil, energy & INFLATION crisis back in 1979. As Yogi Berra would say: "It's déjà vu all over again." I say: HIGH ENERGY PRICES SUCK!
343 6/22/22 Featured artists: A Three Bass Hit: Tracks with bassists John Kahn, Carl Radle & Chuck Rainey
342 6/15/22 Featuring: Ramsey Lewis, Grant Green, Monty Alexander, Shorty Long, Redd Holt and Raymond Burr. Plus our frightening & exploding ($5.00 + gasoline price) reminder from NRBQ; who wrote about 1979's gas, oil, energy & INFLATION crisis back in 1979. As Yogi Berra would say: "It's déjà vu all over again." I say: HIGH ENERGY PRICES SUCK!
341 6/8/22 Featuring: Curtis Mayfield, Taj Mahal, Charles Earland, Ron Levy, Redd Holt, with 2 sad goodbyes to Alan White & Ronnie Hawkins, plus our weekly Gasoline reminder/woes from NRBQ who like most of us lived through the 1979 Gasoline & Oil crisis (40 + years ago), that we are now experiencing increasingly troubling GAS PAINS all over again & SKY-SHOCKING INFLATION TOO!
340 6/1/22 Featured artists: Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Otis Rush, Richard Groove Holmes, Wills Gatortail Jackson, Percy Heath, Maynard Ferguson, Cal Collins, one more from Larry Coryell, Dwayne "Dobie" Hickman, more for Jack Klugman's 100th, and our weekly Gasoline reminder/woes from NRBQ who like most of us lived through the 1979 Gasoline & Oil crisis (40 + years ago), and are now experiencing increasingly troubling GAS PAINS all over again & SKYROCKETING INFLATION TOO!
339 5/25/22 Featured artists: Larry Coryell, Peter Banks, Herbie Mann, Reuben Wilson, Jimmy 'T99' Nelson, Shorty Rogers, Calvin Owens, Henry Mancini, Jack Klugman, and our weekly Gasoline reminder/woes from NRBQ who like most of us lived through the 1979 Gasoline & Oil crisis (40 + years ago,) and are now experiencing serious Gas pains all over again.
338 4/27/22 Featured artists: Herbie Mann, Steve Gadd, Larry Coryell, Carl Verheyen, Warren Haynes, A Little more of Eric Clapton, Freddie Hubbard, Eric Kloss, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria and Henry Mancini. Plus it's becoming a new (yet old) tradition to remember NRBQ's 1979 "Get That Gasoline," which sadly compares our current 2022 surging oil and natural gas prices, insane gas-pump costs, and our nearly double-digit inflation: At Sounds of Blue we remember (every week).
337 4/20/22 Featured artists: Mongo Santamaria, Lowell George, Clapton, Warren Haynes, Bill Frisell, Mick Abrahams, Hollywood Fats, Demian Dominguez, Don Adams/Maxwell Smart/Agent 86 of "Get Smart" fame; and our weekly Bronx Cheer for surging oil and natural gas prices, and insane gas-pump & nearly double-digit monthly inflation. At Sounds of Blue we remember NRBQ's 1979 "Get that Gasoline Gas-Pump Blues: " Where it's DÉJÀ VU gas-pains all over again for all of us in 2022!
336 4/13/22 Featured Artists: Eric Clapton, Elton John, Leon Russell, John Kay, Bill Frisell, Mike Brewer & Tom Shipley, David LaFlamme &, Henry Mancini: Plus our weekly reminder of the 1979 oil, gas & hostage crisis brought to you by NRBQ - Recorded in 1979: Resembling our current 2022 OIL, GAS & INFLATION CRISIS with SKYROCKETING PRICES - OUCH!
335 4/6/22 Featuring: Charles Lloyd, Bill Frisell, Jimmy McGriff, Stanley Turrentine, Harold Vick, George Benson, Blue Mitchell, Quincy Jones, Gary Chandler & our weekly reminder of the 1979 oil & gas crisis brought to you by NRBQ; resembles our current 2022 oil & gas skyrocketing prices and inflation.
334 3/30/22 Featured artists: George Benson, Blue Mitchell, Quincy Jones, Elton John, Lee Oskar, Billy Stewart, & a weekly & sad 1979 gasoline reminder from NRBQ.
333 3/23/22 Featured artists: Phil Lesh, Melvin Sparks, Ralph MacDonald, Michael Stanley, Terrry Blersh, a sad 1979 gasoline reminder from NRBQ & a farewell to Barbara Morrison.
332 3/2/22 Featuring George Duke, Merl Saunders, Howard Wales, Al Kooper, Steve Marriott, Harold Land, Hal Blaine & Jerry Goldsmith.
331 2/24/22 Featured artists: Steve Tyrell, David Bowie, Bob James, John McLaughlin, Jimmy Page, Mick Taylor, Steve Marriott, Joshua Redman, and a tribute to Marvin Lee Aday better known as Meat Loaf who passed away at 74.
330 2/16/22 Featuring: More Jimmy Smith, Joe Pass, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Arthur Prysock, Karl Denson, Eldee Young, Dominic Troiano, Pat Cisarano, Curtis Salgado & John Belushi.
329 2/9/22 Featured artists: Grover Washington Jr., George Duke, Bob James, John Tropea, Edgar Winter, Allen Toussaint, Professor Longhair, James Booker, George Porter Jr., Cornell Dupree.
328 2/2/22 Featuring Jimmy Smith, Grover Washington Jr., Bob James, Cornell Dupree, Paul Shaffer, John Mayall & JJ Cale.
327 1/26/22 Featured artists: Shuggie Otis, Jimmy Smith, Cornell Dupree, Pee Wee Crayton, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, Jan Akkerman, Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson, Hank Crawford, Grover Washington Jr., Lonnie Liston Smith, Jess Roden and Bob Putignano.
326 1/19/22 Featured artists: Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Felix Cavaliere, Grover Washington Jr., Donald Byrd, Lenny White, Jim Morrison, John Mayall, Kim Simmonds & Robi Zonca with Enrrico Crivellaro.
325 1/12/22 Featuring the artists JJ Cale, Gregg Allman, Russell Malone, Arthur Adams, Clarence Hollimon & Spike Jones.
324 1/5/22 Featured artists: Jimi Hendrix/James Marshall, John Mayall, Gato Barbieri, Shuggie Otis, JJ Cale, Jim Messina, Chris Hillman, Don Bryron, Russell Malone, Johnny A, and Idris Muhammad.
323 12/29/21 Featured artists: Eddie Harris, Jim Mullen & a few more Christmas tunes.
322 - Christmas- 2021 12/17/21 This year's Christmas show features too many artists to mention. Click in to listen and view the entire playlist.
321 12/22/21 Featuring Dr. John, more Charlie Daniels and Toy Caldwell, Bobby Rush, Danny Caron, Boogaloo Joe Jones and "Papa" Lou Donaldson.
320 12/15/21 Featured artists: Laura Nyro, Duane Allman, Charlie Daniels, Toy Caldwell, Elvin Bishop, Peter Green, Tom Petty, Jesse Colin Young.
319 12/08/21 Featured artists: Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Illinois Jacquet, Ernestine Anderson, Danny Caron, Caleb Quaye, Tony Zamagni, and some more Pat Martino & Dr. Lonnie Smith.
318 12/01/21 Featuring: Steve Cropper, Mel Brown, Chuck Berry, Steve Miller, Mel Brown, and a hefty but partial farewell to Pat Martino as there will be more tributes in SOB 319 for one of the greatest guitarists of all-time: Pat Martino R.I.P. @ 77
317 11/24/21 Featured artists: Peter Green, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Steve Miller, Deborah Coleman, Keith Emerson, Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie Harris, Emilio Castillo, Jimmy McIntosh & Johnny Lytle.
316 11/17/21 Featured artists: Albert Collins, Emilio Castillo, Jean-Luc Ponty, Les McCann, Bob Weir, Caleb Quaye, Brother Gene Dinwiddie, Joe "Guitar" Hughes, Little Buster Forehand
315 11/10/21 Featured Artists: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hiram Bullock, Howard Roberts, Caleb Quaye, Jay Ward of Rocky & Bullwinkle fame, and another (Hendrix tinged) goodbye to Dr. Lonnie Smith!
314 11/03/21 Featured Artists: Ray Charles, Randy Bachman, Trey Anastasio, Coco Montoya, Les McCann, Buddy Rich, Hiram Bullock, Jackie Payne & Brother Gene Dinwiddie.
313 10/27/21 We give an appropriate long goodbye to Dr. Lonnie Smith with his sideman appearances with: Lou Donaldson, Red Holloway Jimmy Ponder, Johnny Adams, Rodney Jones, and his own solo recordings, plus a couple of birthday greetings for Irene Reid & Gary Bartz.
312 10/20/21 Featuring Pat Martino, Danny Gatton, Roy Buchanan, Rodney Jones, Claire Martin, and Leo & Ben Sidran who is 78 years young!
311 10/13/21 Featured artists: Roy Buchanan, Danny Gatton, Pat Martino, Jim Capaldi, Roger Waters & Mission Impossible - Barbara Bain who is alive and well at 90!
310 10/06/21 Featured artists: Chrissie Hynde, Van Morrison, John Lee Hooker, Jim Capaldi, Keith Moon, Danny Gatton, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, "Papa" John DeFrancesco, Joe Chambers & Archie Bell and his Drells.
309 09/29/21 Featuring Brother Jack McDuff, Charles Brown, Barbara Morrison, Wilton Felder, Nesbert "Stix" Hooper, Ben Sidran, B.B. King, Luther Allison, Count Basie, "Popa" John DeFrancesco, Keith Crossan & Jeremy Baum.
308 09/22/21 Featuring Pat Metheny, Nesbert "Stix" Hooper, Ben Sidran, Luther Allison, John Cipollina, Neil Larsen & Felix Cabrera.
307 09/15/21 Featuring Pat Metheny, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Ben Sidran, Stix Hooper, Joe Beck, Neil Larsen & Star Trek's Gene Rodenberry for his 100th birthday!
306 09/08/21 Featuring Michael Bloomfield, Luther Allison, Robert Plant, Rick Derringer, David Crosby, B.D. Lenz & a farewell to Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones.
305 09/01/21 Featured artists: Jerry Garcia, Isaac Hayes, Michael Bloomfield, Son Seals, Rick Derringer, Les Dudek, Alberta Adams, Bobbie Gentry, more Brian Auger & a tribute to the recently departed Bruce Conte well-known for his guitar work with Tower of Power.
304 08/25/21 Featured artists: Jerry Garcia, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Isaac Hayes, David Sanborn, Harvey Brooks, Duke Pearson, Cal Tjader, Vince Guaraldi.
303 08/18/21 Featured artists: Fred Wesley, Huey Lewis, Robert Cray, Kenny Burrell, Tiny Grimes, Eric Alexander, James Taylor's Quartet, Albert Stinson, Dave Grusin & Blake Edwards.
302 08/11/21 Featured artists: Paul Barrere, Lonnie Mack, Tony Joe White, Phoebe Snow, Huey Lewis, Brian Auger, James Taylor's B3 Quartet, Dave Grusin & Lalo Schifrin.
301 08/04/21 Featuring Brian Auger, Lonnie Mack, Santana w/Luis Gasca, Stanley Clarke, Joe Henderson, Lenny White & others, Paul Barrere w/Little Feat & Chico Hamilton, Harvey Brooks w/The Fabulous Rhinestones, John Klemmer, plus brand new tracks from Dave McMurray's "Grateful Deadication," and Tedeschi Trucks "Layla Revisited" with Trey Anastasio & Doyle Bramhall.
300 07/28/21 Featuring The Crusaders, Larry Carlton, Eumir Deodato, Full Moon, The Mark-Almond Band, Johnny Almond, Phil Upchurch, Brian Auger, Jess Roden, Eric Clapton w/Carlos Santana, Sea Level, The Allman Brothers Band, Betts, Hall, Leavell & Trucks, Merl Saunders with Jerry Garcia & the Grateful Dead.
299 07/21/21 Featured artists: Jeff Beck, Clarence Spady, Charles Earland, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Earl Van Dyke, Eumir Deodato, Ron Levy, Larry Garner, Curtis Mayfield, Bobby Watley, Chuck Rainey & Bernard Herrmann.
298 07/14/21 Featured artists: Boz Scaggs, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Paul Barrere, Georgie Fame, plus 50 year ago farewells for the Fillmore East & West. Imagine that!
297 07/07/21 Featuring Miles Davis, Don "Sugar Cane" Harris, Derek Trucks, Luther Kent & Jimmy Castor.
296 06/30/21 Featured artists: Grant Green, Taj Mahal, Thelma Houston, Tyrone Davis, Jimmy Thackery, Red Holloway, Tom Scott, Christian McBride, Herman Green & Rob Ickes.
295 06/23/21 Featured artists: Derek Trucks, Billy Cobham, Bill Kreutzmann, Ramsey Lewis, McCoy Tyner, Tom Scott, Oliver Nelson, Woody Herman, Klaus Doldinger, Shorty Long, and the great Nelson Riddle.
294 06/16/21 Featured artists: Ramsey Lewis, Monty Alexander, Bobby Enriquez, Groove Holmes, Charles Earland, Ron Levy, Steve Winwood, Johnnie Taylor, Red Holt of the Young - Holt Unlimited & Woody Herman with Michael Bloomfield.
293 06/09/21 Featured artists: Donovan Leitch, Dave Mason, Steve Winwood, Eric Burdon, Klaus Doldinger, Dick Morrissey & Gil Evans.
292 06/02/21 Featured artists: James Brown, Norman Whitfield, Johnnie Taylor, Peter Frampton, Eric Clapton, Eric Burdon, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Red Holt, Cal Collins, with a goodbye to the recently departed Curtis Fuller.
291 05/26/21 Featured artists: Ella Fitzgerald, Calvin Owens w/B.B. King, Peter Frampton, Bob Seger, Wayne Cochrane, Gary Wright, Preston Love, Maynard Ferguson w/Luther Kent & Dwayne Hickman as Dobie Gillis.
001 05/21/21 5th Anniversary Edition of the very First Homegrown Sounds of Blue Radio Show, posted (approximately) 1 month after WFDU & I parted company on or around 5/23/2016.

Featured artists: Lowell George, Levon Helm, Bob Dylan, Mighty Sam McClain, Papa John Creach, Miles Davis, Ramsey Lewis, Charles Earland, Max Bennett w/Zappa & Nelson Riddle. Plus Alex Chilton's mocking cover of the Archie's "Sugar, Sugar" that I dedicated to the radio idiots at 89.1-WFDU, then closing with Steam's "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Them Goodbye" my bye-bye to Captain Duffy/Duff Sheffield.

290 05/19/21 Featured artists: Herbie Mann, Herbie Hancock, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Willis "Gatortail" Jackson, Albert King, Roy Clark, Gerry Mulligan, Joey DeFrancesco, plus new releases by Charles Lloyd & RJ Spangler.
289 05/12/21 Eric Clapton's 4-hr. - Part 2 - Special. Clapton's 1980's to Current recordings.
288 05/05/21 Part 1 of my Eric Clapton specials, related to his 1960's & 1970's output. My next show will cover Clapton from the 1980's through current.
287 04/28/21 Featuring Albert King & Otis Rush.
286 04/21/21 Herbie Hancock, Herbie Mann, Steve Gadd, Gene Ammons, Stanley Turrentine, Freddie Hubbard, Reuben Wilson, Bobbi Humphrey, Tommy Castro, Dave Edmunds & (again) the great Henry Mancini!
285 04/14/21 Al Green, Mighty Sam McClain, Jean Jacques Milteau, John Kay, Herbie Mann, Stanley Turrentine, Freddie Hubbard, Steve Gadd, Reuben Wilson, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Henry Mancini, 2 new tracks by Dr. Lonnie Smith with Iggy Pop's vocals & a farewell to Bob Porter.
284 02/24/21 Merl Saunders, Joe Sample, Maceo Parker, John Tropea, Steve Marriott, Barry Goldberg, James Jamerson, Cyrus Chestnut, Ernie Andrews, Paul DeLay, and a farewell to Chick Corea who recently passed away at 79.
283 02/18/21 John McLaughlin, Steve Marriott, Marty Balin, John Belushi, Lamar Williams, Bobby Broom, Bobby Bland, Johnny Adams, Dominic Troiano & the Great Ruth Brown!
282 02/10/21 John McLaughlin, John Tropea, Bobby Hutcherson, Lamar Williams, Martin Fierro, Earl Hooker, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Eldee Young, and concert promoter Bill Graham most famous for his Fillmore East & Fillmore West concert venues.
281 02/03/21 Jimmy Page, Steve Marriott, Mick Taylor, Etta James, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Bill Graham, Jan Akkerman, Gary Burton, Bobby Hutcherson, Long John Baldry, Rod Stewart, and a farewell to Junior Mance who passed away this week at 92.
280 01/27/21 Jimmy Page, Steve Marriott, Mick Taylor, Etta James, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Bill Graham, Jan Akkerman, Gary Burton, Bobby Hutcherson, Long John Baldry, Rod Stewart, and a farewell to Junior Mance who passed away this week at 92.Stephen Stills, George Thorogood, John Scofield, Barry Goldberg, Jan Akkerman, Captain Beefheart/Don Van Vliet, Country Joe McDonald, Jim Gordon, Soupy Sales, and a farewell to tuba player Howard Johnson w/live tracks with Taj Mahal & The Band + Several old/new tunes from the Ed Palermo Big Band.
279 01/20/21 Featured artists: Enrico Crivellaro, Lucky Peterson, John Scofield, Stephen Stills, Barry Goldberg, Kenny "Blue" Ray, Bob Denver/Maynard G. Krebs, and a farewell to Bill Link the co-creator of "Columbo," "Murder She Wrote" and more.
278 01/13/21 Featured artists: Jimmy Smith, Lucky Peterson, Karl Denson, Edgar Winter, plus a Gilligan's Island farewell to Dawn Wells/Mary Ann & R.I.P to the underrated Howard Wales.
277 01/05/21 Featured artists: Zappa, George Duke, McCoy Tyner, Don Pullen. Volker Kriegel, with farewells to Mountain's Leslie West & Diane Moser and her Big Band from NJ.
276 12/28/20 Featured artists: Grover Washington Jr., Bob James, Hank Crawford & a farewell to Stanley Cowell who passed last week at 79.
275 - Christmas 12/22/20 Featured artists are too numerous to list - please check out my detailed playlist.
274 12/16/20 Jimi Hendrix, Johnny A., Idris Muhammad, Russell Malone, Chris Cain, Toy Caldwell, Drew Zingg, Joe Walsh, Jesse Colin Young & much more!
273 12/09/20 Lou Donaldson, Boogaloo Joe Jones, Illinois Jacquet, Don Byron, Bobby Rush, Alex Shultz, with new tracks from Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders from 1971, and a few Little Richard reissued Reprise records from the early 1970's.
272: Annual 4-Hour Duane Allman Blowout 12/02/20 Duane Allman.
271 11/24/20 Grace Slick, Peter Green, Rob Paparozzi, Pharoah Sanders, Jimmy Heath, Danny Caron, Doug Sahm, Lyle Lovett, with a tribute to Alex Trebek & The Odd Couple.
270 11/18/20 Bill Wyman, Donny Hathaway, Bob Weir, Charlie Daniels, Elvin Bishop, Rob Paparozzi, Dizzy Gillespie, Deborah Coleman, Clarence Hollimon with additional comments and content.
269 11/11/20 Steve Cropper, Albert Collins, Charles Brown, Mel Brown, Coco Montoya, Freddie King, Monk Higgins, Raphael Wressnig, and a tribute to the original 007 James Bond - Sean Connery
268 11/5/20 Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert Collins, Deborah Coleman, Coco Montoya, Bob Weir, Mark Farner, Jimmy McIntosh, Leslie West, Cass Elliot & the youngster: Billy Strings
267 10/28/20 Emilio Castillo of T.O.P., Eddie Harris, Dave Quincy of the UK band If, John Coltrane, Caleb Quaye solo & w/Hookfoot, Barbara Dennerlein, Little Buster & his Soul Brothers, 1 more from Roy Buchanan & the great Tom Dowd
266 10/21/20 Ray Charles, Roy Buchanan, Lee Ritenour, Ron "Pigpen" Mckernan, Gene Dinwiddie w/Butterfield, David Bromberg, Irene Reid, Michael Franks, John Sinclair & more
265 10/14/20 Little Milton Campbell & Freddie King
264 10/07/20 Les McCann, Cannonball Adderley, Brother Jack McDuff, "Papa" John DeFrancesco, Jay Ward of Rocky & Bullwinkle fame, & much more!
263 09/30/20 Barbara Morrison, Chrissie Hynde, "Papa" John DeFrancesco, Hiram Bullock, Keith Crossan, Larry Ridley, with new releases from Lloyd Jones, Sonny Green, Marvin McDaniel & the Georgia Thunderbolts.
262 09/23/20 Danny Gatton, Traffic's Jim Capaldi, Gene Harris, NRBQ's Joey Spampinato, Claire Matin, Hiram Bullock & a short tribute to Diana Rigg (The Avengers)
261 09/17/20 NRBQ's Joey Spampinato, Traffic's Jim Capaldi, Hiram Bullock, Colosseum's Dave "Clem" Clempson, Quicksilver's John Cippolina, and more musical delights.
260 09/08/20 T-Bone Walker, John Lee Hooker, John Cippolina, Roland Prince, Sonny Sharrock, Jim Capaldi, Felix Cabrera, with farewells to Hal Singer & Bryan Lee
259 09/01/20 Luther Allison, Michael Bloomfield, The Chambers Brothers, Isaac Hayes, John Lee Hooker, Son Seals, Larry Goldings, Les Dudek, Stix Hooper.
259 09/01/20 Luther Allison, Michael Bloomfield, The Chambers Brothers, Isaac Hayes, John Lee Hooker, Son Seals, Larry Goldings, Les Dudek, Stix Hooper.
259 09/01/20 Luther Allison, Michael Bloomfield, The Chambers Brothers, Isaac Hayes, John Lee Hooker, Son Seals, Larry Goldings, Les Dudek, Stix Hooper.
258 08/26/20 Isaac Hayes, Ben Sidran, Dinah Washington, Fred Wesley, Les Dudek, Pat Martino, Alice Coltrane, Mike Bloomfield & more.
257 08/12/20 David Crosby, Ben Sidran, Michael Bloomfield, Jerry Garcia, Pat Metheny
256 08/09/20 Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash
255 08/04/20 Peter Green, Brian Auger,Larry Garner,Johnnie Johnson,Phil Upchurch
254 07/30/20 Brian Auger, David Sanborn, Harvey Brooks, Johnny Almond, Henry Mancini
253 07/22/20 Freddie King, Little Milton, Pigpen, Danny Gatton,vintage rewind radio
252 07/20/20 Charlie Daniels Tribute, Elwood Blues, Clarence Spady, Alan Wilson, Tiny Grimes
251 07/15/20 Jeff Beck, Stanley Clarke, Deodato, Little Feat & more
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