Welcome to Sounds of Blue with Bob Putignano

Bob Putignano's Sounds of Blue is a mix of soul, jazz, funk, blues, blues-rock, classic rock and more.

Tune in for a steady dose of tunes and interviews with music industry leaders.

ON DEMAND:

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!

6/22/22
Featured artists: A Three Bass Hit: Tracks with bassists John Kahn, Carl Radle & Chuck Rainey

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!

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!

11/4/2004
On 11/4/2004 Bob Putignano was contacted by Back Beat Books to assist with the promotion of Dan Aykroyd's book: "Elwood's Blues." Putignano's job was to solely assemble & handpick a Blues band to play at the Sirius Radio offices at their performance studio in midtown NYC. Putignano contacted & enlisted all of the performance musician/band-members (except for Dan Aykroyd which was a given.) Featured performers: Mose Allison, Hubert Sumlin, Bettye LaVette, David Maxwell, Jerry Jemmott, Rob Paparozzi, Blue Lou Marini, Calvin Owens, Michael Hill, Dan Aykroyd/Elwood Blues and more.
It's Friday July 01, 2022. Today's birthdays:
Dan Aykroyd 1952
Syl Johnson 1936
Willie Dixon 1915
James Cotton 1935
Delaney Bramlett 1939
Rashied Ali 1935
Roy Chubby Carrier 1967
Clarence Spady 1961
(Courtesy of Bob Putignano) Look up additional birthdays!
Enter now to win a CD by any of these three artists, with thanks to Ira of Ruf records for the CDs!

Enter our ticket giveaway for the following show at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ:

7/14/2022: Jon Anderson with the Paul Green Rock Academy.

NEWS:

I'm very proud to announce that as of the close of June 29th, 2021: www.SoundsofBlue.com had 211,388 web hits, marking the third time in SOB history that www.SoundsofBlue.com exceeded 200,000 web hits. Thank you for all of you who have helped & listened to The Sounds of Blue - It was many of you who propelled SOB to reach these lofty web hit numbers!