Sounds Of Blue Homemade Radio Show
PLAYLIST SOB 251 07/15/20 Jeff Beck, Stanley Clarke, Deodato, Little Feat & more
PLAYLIST SOB 252 07/20/20 Charlie Daniels Tribute, Elwood Blues, Clarence Spady, Alan Wilson, Tiny Grimes
PLAYLIST SOB 253 07/22/20 Freddie King, Little Milton, Pigpen, Danny Gatton,vintage rewind radio
PLAYLIST SOB 254 07/30/20 Brian Auger, David Sanborn, Harvey Brooks, Johnny Almond, Henry Mancini
PLAYLIST SOB 255 08/04/20 Peter Green, Brian Auger,Larry Garner,Johnnie Johnson,Phil Upchurch
PLAYLIST SOB 256 08/09/20 Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash
PLAYLIST SOB 257 08/12/20 David Crosby, Ben Sidran, Michael Bloomfield, Jerry Garcia, Pat Metheny
PLAYLIST SOB 258 08/26/20 Isaac Hayes, Ben Sidran, Dinah Washington, Fred Wesley, Les Dudek, Pat Martino, Alice Coltrane, Mike Bloomfield & more.
PLAYLIST SOB 259 09/01/20 Luther Allison, Michael Bloomfield, The Chambers Brothers, Isaac Hayes, John Lee Hooker, Son Seals, Larry Goldings, Les Dudek, Stix Hooper.
PLAYLIST SOB 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
PLAYLIST SOB 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.
PLAYLIST SOB 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)
PLAYLIST SOB 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.
PLAYLIST SOB 264 10/07/20 Les McCann, Cannonball Adderley, Brother Jack McDuff, "Papa" John DeFrancesco, Jay Ward of Rocky & Bullwinkle fame, & much more!
PLAYLIST SOB 265 10/14/20 Little Milton Campbell & Freddie King
PLAYLIST SOB 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
PLAYLIST SOB 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
PLAYLIST SOB 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
PLAYLIST SOB 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
PLAYLIST SOB 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.
PLAYLIST SOB 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.
PLAYLIST SOB 272: Annual 4-Hour Duane Allman Blowout 12/02/20 Duane Allman.
PLAYLIST SOB 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.
PLAYLIST SOB 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!
PLAYLIST SOB 275 - Christmas 12/22/20 Featured artists are too numerous to list - please check out my detailed playlist.
PLAYLIST SOB 276 12/28/20 Featured artists: Grover Washington Jr., Bob James, Hank Crawford & a farewell to Stanley Cowell who passed last week at 79.
PLAYLIST SOB 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.
PLAYLIST SOB 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.
PLAYLIST SOB 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.
PLAYLIST SOB 280 01/27/21 Featured artists: 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.
PLAYLIST SOB 281 02/03/21 Featured artists: 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.
PLAYLIST SOB 282 02/10/21 Featured artists:: 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.
PLAYLIST SOB 283 02/18/21 Featured artists:: John McLaughlin, Steve Marriott, Marty Balin, John Belushi, Lamar Williams, Bobby Broom, Bobby Bland, Johnny Adams, Dominic Troiano & the Great Ruth Brown!
PLAYLIST SOB 284 02/24/21 Featured artists:: 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.
Led Zep III one-hour pre-recorded radio special narrated by noted DJ Dan Neer
SOB-RFA-1 08/10/20 Ray Charles with Lou Rawls & Milt Jackson, Lou Rawls with Budimages/dy Guy, Shuggie Otis, Drew Zingg, Chris Cain, Little Richard, Ray Anderson, SOB – Radio Free Amsterdam
SOB-RFA-2 08/17/20 Leo Nocentelli, Grant Green, Derek Trucks, Boz Scaggs SOB – Radio Free Amsterdam
SOB-RFA-3 08/20/20 George Clinton/Funkadelic, Derek & the Domino's, Phil Upchurch, Canned Heat, Earl Van Dyke, the James Taylor Quartet, Brian Auger SOB – Radio Free Amsterdam
SOB-RFA-4 09/10/20 Vince Guaraldi, Brian Auger, Grateful Dead & Pigpen, Stones, Quincy Jones, Dave Sanborn w/Clapton & w/Fabulous Rhinestones & Paul Butterfield. SOB – Radio Free Amsterdam
SOB-RFA-5 09/24/20 George Benson, Grant Green & the Crusaders. SOB – Radio Free Amsterdam
SOB-RFA-6 10/09/20 Lee Morgan, Tiny Grimes, Maceo Parker, Ray Charles & two tracks from David K. Mathews recent "Fantasy Vocals Sessions, Vol. 2" w/Steve Miller, plus Chris Cain w/Lady Bianca. SOB – Radio Free Amsterdam
SOB-RFA-Christmas 12/09/20 Bob Putignano's Radio Free Amsterdam Christmas features: Luther Kent with the Dukes of Dixieland, Allen Toussaint, the Wild Magnolias, Kermit Ruffins, New Birth Brass Band, Grace Darling, Dr. John, James Brown, Cheech & Chong, and Stan Freburg.
SOB – Radio Free Amsterdam
SOB-RFA-7 1/10/21 Bob Putignano's Radio Free Amsterdam is a high-octane radio hour featuring 2 Sista Monica Parker tunes 1 with Larry McCray, choice selections from Larry Carlton's live set from My Father's Place broadcast on WLIR-FM, plus additional Larry Carlton via Thelma Houston's Pressure Cooker, more Larry McCray from 1 of his solo albums, followed by James Brown's burning instrumental "Devils Den," out-bounding with a live "Southbound" from The Allman Brothers Band.
SOB – Radio Free Amsterdam
SOB-RFA-8 1/12/21 Bob Putignano's Radio Free Amsterdam is a high-octane radio hour featuring Dennis Coffey & Milt Jackson who both cover Freddie Hubbard's "Sunflower," plus more Dennis Coffey, then Jimmie Vaughan, Carl Verheyen w/Robben Ford, and rare Larry Carlton singing & stinging straight Blues from My Father's Place in Roslyn, Long Island, NY from 1978.
SOB – Radio Free Amsterdam
SOB-RFA-9 2/21/21 Bob Putignano's Radio Free Amsterdam radio hour features in no particular order: Blues by Larry Carlton, Jimmy Thackery covering Albert Collins & Thackery's own "Solid Ice," Cream covering Willie Dixon from the Fillmore West, another Willie Dixon cover by the Grateful Dead + "Easy Wind" both with Pigpen from 2nd Avenue's Fillmore East, closing with Cream slamming through (what sounds like a variation of Freddie King's "Hideaway") also from the left coast Fillmore.
SOB – Radio Free Amsterdam
SOB-RFA-10 3/02/21 SOB-RFA-10 is Creamy set that features: A wild & live Cream jam that segues to Jack Bruce's "Never Tell Your Mother She's Out of Tune" from Bruce's first post Cream solo album the 1969 release "Songs for a Tailor." Then it's back to Cream's "N.S.U." which stands for Non-Specific-Urethis otherwise known as a venereal disease that Clapton was supposedly afflicted by. 35 years forward Cream reemerges with their classic "Sunshine of Your Love" from the Royal Albert Hall recorded 2005. "I'm So Glad" authored by Skip James is taken from the bands 1968 swansong "Goodbye Cream," into another from "Songs for a Tailor" by the team of Jack Bruce & Pete Brown "Theme for an Imaginary Western." The Cream themed set concludes with yet more from Bruce & Brown; "Politician." Switching gears; Rolling Stone editor & executive producer Ralph J. Gleason had the notion of having Mike Bloomfield sit-in with Woody Herman's Big Band for the instrumental "Hitch Hike on the Possum Trot Line" from 1971's Fantasy recording "Brand New." SOB-RFA-10 wraps with a farewell the wonderful Memphis saxophonist Herman Green who recently passed at 90; "John de Konk A Roo" from Green's 2001 album "Hernando Street Blues." See Herman Green's Goldmine mag interview by Bob Putignano.
SOB – Radio Free Amsterdam
SOB-RFA-11 3/22/21 Bob Putignano's Radio Free Amsterdam radio hour (edited by John Sinclair) features in approximate order: A "Sparky" set of tunes that picks up where SOB-RFA-10 left off; with a brief segment of Mike Bloomfield guesting with Woody Herman's Big Band herd, followed by a complete rendition of Herman Green's "John De Konk A Roo," from Green's 2001 "Hernando St. Blues." Sparky portions: Ron Levy's "U Rockin' Me" from Levy's 1996 "Zim Zam Zoom" album with Melvin Sparks, more Sparks fly on Red Holloway's "Pass the Gravy" from Red's & Plas Johnson's 2001 "Keep that Groove Going!" Jimmie Vaughan joins Herman Green on the title track of Green's "Hernando St. Blues" from 2001. Sparks reunites with Holloway on Red's "Still Groovin'" from Holloway's 2003 CD "Coast to Coast" this time w/Dr. Lonnie Smith, Frank Wess & Paul Humphrey. Finally: We'll go back to back to back with the Mighty Burner Charles Earland with "Smoke" from Earland's 2002 "If Only for One Night" featuring stunning guitar work from Melvin Sparks, seguing to "Happy 'Cause I'm Goin' Home" written by Chicago's Robert Lamm from Earland's (CTI influenced) "Intensity" from 1972 w/Billy Cobham, Lee Morgan, Hubert Laws, Maynard Parker + others, the Earland trifecta concludes with fiery Sparks on "My Blues is Funky" again from Earland's 2002 "If Only for One Night" an album posthumously released in Earland's name.
SOB – Radio Free Amsterdam
SOB-RFA-12 4/01/21 SOB-RFA-12 is the latest edition of Bob Putignano's Radio Free Amsterdam radio hour (tightly edited by John Sinclair) that features in no particular order: A shortened "I'm Ready" by Humble Pie from the Fillmore East, followed by a tasteful instrumental by Sea Level, then 3 from Bobby Broom covering "Layla," Wes Montgomery's "Twisted Blues" & Smokey Robinson's "Get Ready." The legendary John McLaughlin is joined with Joey DeFrancesco & Dennis Chambers from "Live in Tokyo," and again with McLaughlin & DeFrancesco returning with the equally-legendary Elvin Jones on drums with their rendition of Mongo Santamaria's classic "Afro Blue." One more from Bobby Broom covering the Beatles "Come Together," as McLaughlin brings down the curtain for SOB-RFA-12 with his own composition "New Blues - Old Bruise." Enjoy!
SOB – Radio Free Amsterdam
PLAYLIST SOB-VRR-1 08/07/20 B.B. & Freddie King, Harvey Mandel, Papa John DeFrancesco Vintage Rewind Radio
PLAYLIST SOB-VRR-2 09/03/20 The If jazz/rock group from the UK, Papa John DeFrancesco, Hiram Bullock & B.B. King.Vintage Rewind Radio
PLAYLIST SOB-VRR-3 09/17/20 Charles Brown, Les McCann, Irene Reid, Jack McDuff, Eric Gale, Earl Klugh, Brother Gene Dinwiddie, Rodney Franklin & more. Vintage Rewind Radio
PLAYLIST SOB-VRR-4 10/01/20 Dylan, Toy Caldwell, Chris Cain, Drew Zingg, Lee Michaels, Idris Muhammad, Richard Tee, Joe Hinton & more. Vintage Rewind Radio
PLAYLIST SOB-VRR-5 10/28/20 Jimi Hendrix, John Mayall, Shuggie Otis, Ronnie Montrose, Lou Rawls, Chuck Mangione, Richard Tee, Jess Roden, Pops Staples, Frank Ward & Paul Shaffer Vintage Rewind Radio
PLAYLIST SOB-VRR-6 11/09/20 John Scofield, Lucky Peterson, Johnny Adams, Barry Goldberg, Grover Washington Jr., Clark Terry, McCoy Tyner, Milt Jackson, Lonnie Liston Smith & Enrico Crivellaro. Vintage Rewind Radio
PLAYLIST SOB-VRR-7 12/19/20 Frank Zappa, Dickey Betts, Gregg Allman, Jorma Kaukonen, George Duke, Grover Washington Jr., Jean-Luc Ponty, McCoy Tyner, Dave Brubeck & Norman Whitfield of Motown fame specifically with the Temptations.
PLAYLIST SOB-VRR-8 01/01/21 Features: Miles Davis, Derek Trucks, Steve Winwood, Eric Burdon, Norman Whitfield, Rob Ickes, Nelson Riddle & Perry Mason/Raymond Burr.
PLAYLIST SOB-VRR-9 01/18/21 Features: Grant Green, Bobby Watley of Funk Inc., Eumir Deodato, Ramsey Lewis, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Paul Bollenback, and a tribute to the recently departed Matt "Guitar" Murphy.
PLAYLIST SOB-VRR-10 01/29/21 Features: Jeff Beck, Fred Wesley, Luther Kent, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Sugar Cane Harris, Papa John Creach, Georgie Fame and Ed Palermo.
PLAYLIST SOB-VRR-11 02/28/21 Featured artists: Lou Rawls, Tom Waits, Chuck Mangione, Donald Byrd, Jim Mullen, Jess Roden, Wild Bill Davis, George Russell, Jim Messina, Chris Hillman, Ronnie Montrose, Kim Simmonds, Shuggie Otis, James Marshall/Jimi Hendrix & Richard Penniman/Little Richard.
PLAYLIST SOB-VRR-12 03/10/21 Featured artists: Nicky Hopkins, Al Kooper, Harvey Mandel, Quincy Jones, King Curtis, Fathead Newman, Brothers: Red & Arthur Prysock and Teddy Edwards.
PLAYLIST SOB-VRR-13 03/17/21 Featured artists: Ronnie Earl, Melvin Sparks, Gabor Szabo, Harvey Mandel, Rico McFarland, Lou Reed, Lee Oskar, Billy Stewart & Lyman Woodard.
PLAYLIST SOB-VRR-14 03/24/21 Featured artists: Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Billy Stewart, Lee Oskar, Charles Lloyd, Gabor Szabo & Shirley Scott.
PLAYLIST SOB-VRR-15 04/01/21 Featuring Peter Banks with Yes, Flash and his own solo projects, plus Larry Coryell & Eric Clapton with Santana, Steve Winwood, and Duane Allman in Derek & the Dominos.
PLAYLIST SOB-VRR-16 04/07/21 (Ladies First) Aretha Franklin, Deborah Coleman, Wilson Pickett, Lowell George, Larry McCray, Duane Eddy Jack Casady, Berry Oakley, John Kay, David LaFlamme, Jimmy McGriff, Eric Kloss, Mongo Santamaria & the great Henry Mancini.
Berry Oakley interview
6/6/1971: Topics - The ABB playing with Johnny Winter, enjoying to play New Orleans, heading back into their (upgraded) studio, non-stop touring & looking forward to their soon to be released (July, 1971) "Live at Fillmore East." This Berry Oakley interview is included with a recently released 'Down In Texas '71: Austin, TX' it is a previously unreleased performance from 9/28/71. Available on the Allman Brothers Recording Company, its release also coincides with the band's birth 52 years ago.