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Thursday April 24, 2014 Birthdays - Johnny Griffin 1928, Joe Henderson 1937, Colin Walcott 1945, Stafford James 1946, Frank Strazzeri 1930, Honey Piazza 1951, (Courtesy of Bob Putignano)
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Bob Putignano on the MSG Cable network commenting on Martin Scorese's "Lightning In a Bottle" Click Segment Below
Segment 1:Bob P's introduction to Lightning In a Bottle
Segment 2:Gatemouth Browns's "Okie Dokie Stomp" Followed by Bob P comments
Segment 3:Solomon Burke singing "Turn On Your Love Light" Followed by Bob P and Bob Weir's comments about the Grateful Dead performing "Love Light"
Bob is a contributing writer at Blues Wax, an award-winning radio dj (awarded by Roots Music Report and Blues Foundation), the president of the New York Blues & Jazz Society, and an experienced blues and jazz marketer.
Bob Putignano was contacted by Chuck Young of the Library of Congress regarding Bob's numerous quotes in the book "Incurable Blues: The Troubles & Triumphs of Blues Legend Hubert Sumlin," by Will Romano (Backbeat Books.)
Upon speaking to Chuck, Bob was informed that his name will be listed in the Library of Congress for both his quotes in Mr. Romano's book,and for his assistance working with Mr. Young at the Library of Congress
Bob just completed an agreement with 335 Records 335records.com to do the radio and press marketing for the new Larry Carlton CD - with Special guest Robben Ford. The CD is titled "Live in Tokyo." More details about Larry Carlton at: larrycarlton.com
Bob Putignano was & still is part of the marketing team that assisted in getting Ike Turner (left) a 2007 Grammy award. Bob worked Ike's CD for radio and press, and also helped Ike to get a front page/feature article in Blues Revue, and a featured review in Downbeat by Frank-John Hadley who rated Ike's CD with a 4 star rating'
For a full listing of all the Grammy winners go to: grammy.com
Bob covers the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony for
"The Westchester Times Tribune " And "Blueswax.com"
Gamble, Patti La Belle, J Butler, Huff
Tom Hanks and Dave Clark
Iggy Pop, Madonna, Justin Timberlake
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The Sounds of Blue is now the most listened to program at WFDU, with over 114,000 listeners tuning in
WFDU "Sounds Of Blue" Jazz Station Of the Year
I would like to personally congratulate you on being selected as the Roots Music Report's Jazz Station of the Year recipient for 2006.
This is our inaugural year of acknowledging outstanding broadcasting contributions to the roots music genres reporting to our charts.
Our staff personally reviewed and considered all of the reporting stations within your genre and as a result of that consideration you were selected as this year's honoree in the Jazz category as a result of your exemplary programming on WFDU's Sounds of Blue.
The staff of Roots Music Report thank you for the reliable and consistent reports you make to our charts and for your contributions and continued commitment to roots music.
Sincerely,Robert Bartosh Roots Music Report
The annual 2005 Blues Issue of Goldmine contains 6 articles by Bob Putignano.
Bob will submit regular articles to Big City Blues Magazine, every column will be on the NYC area blues scene,
as well as CD reviews
In the entertainment industry, Bob Putignano has earned a reputation as an
experienced radio promoter, and coordinator and host of live blues music parties, concerts,
and festivals, featuring leading artists on the blues music scene today.
Radio marketing clients always get updated with bio's and reviews at
The All Music Guide.
Robi Zonca, David Maxwell and Mem Shannon (all contracted "BluesandJazzSounds" artists) were
reviewed in the July issue of Downbeat Magazine. Two artists were favorably
reviewed in the current issue of Blues Revue -- Tom
Principato's Anniversary CD and Danny Gatton's "Unfinished Business."
Putumayo Records just signed on as a client for their "Swing Around the
World CD" as did Sista Monica for her latest "Can't Keep a Good Woman Down."
95 North Records returned as a client for the 3rd time - for their latest release "Fins, Chrome and
the Open Road- A Tribute to the Cadillac."
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"Saw your stuff all over the new issue of Goldmine.
Especially enjoyed your interview with Dan Aykroyd."
- Mark Pucci, MPMedia and Al Kopper's manager
"WOW!!! You did an amazing job. The [Dan Aykroyd] interview was funny and combined with the review and description
of the jam session was the best publicity for a book I've ever seen - anywhere, anytime. Thank you, thank you!!
You (continue to be) the greatest. I still want to know how you do everything you do. You are one busy guy."
- Nina Lesowitz, www.BackBeatBooks.com
"I came across your playlist the other day in cyberspace and was impressed.
Keep up the good work. It takes a special effort to
find interesting blues these days."
- Frank-John Hadley, Downbeat Magazine
"God Bless Bob Putignano, he's one of the best DJ's
I have ever heard! I know a lot of DJ's, aint no one like Bob, he should
be broadcasting from heaven...There's no one like him. He's a loving guy
and he believes in all that's right, everything he draws from are from
the roots. Bob pulls no punches and I love him for it!"
- Hubert Sumlin
"The Sounds of Blue" is truly one of those hidden gems on the New York area radio dial -- timeless
music, informed comments and lots of great interviews and news. And a very good reason for making WFDU one of the button selections on that
car radio (continued...)
- Ashley Kahn, author of Kind Of
Blue, & A Love Supreme. Music journalist, and former blues deejay.
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John Mayer, Buddy Guy, and Phil Lesh -
Bob P interviewed them all!