Strange multiplication in GLSL and glColor3f

I’m trying get my GLSL shader working, but I have a really funky error I don’t think I’ve ever seen. I’m using JOGL, so this may be a JOGL bug, but I was hoping it was a user error.

My Java code…

   println(gl.glIsEnabled(GL.GL_BLEND)) // returns false so no blending

vertex shader…

void main() { 
    // Vertex transformation
    gl_Position = ftransform();

fragment shader…

void main() {
   gl_FragColor = vec4(0.8, 0.2, 0.2, 1.0);

I know the vertex shader is working because I can alter it’s final output location changing on my screen. With the fragment shader, something funky is going on.

I would expect with no blending to get a red on my screen, but what I get actually depends on glColor3f. If I put in glColor3f(0,0,0), I get black as if I have no shader. If I put in glColor3f(1,1,1), I get the color (.8,.2,.2) from my shader. I can adjust the values of glColor3f to adjust the output color, so it appears to my that glColor3f color is being multiplied by the final color in GLSL. To my knowledge, only blending would create a color different that the color from the gl_FragColor, but blending isn’t enabled.

Am I crazy? Is there a bug in my code? Could it be a JOGL issue?