Sunday, January 15, 2017

Tonight...the Music of Jerry Wexler...Oh, Boy!



Asked during an interview many years before his death what he wanted inscribed on his tombstone, Wexler stated simply, "Two words...more bass!" What he got was something that simply read, "He Changed the World."

That says a lot of what Mr. Wexler was all about...tonight in honor of his birthday of January 10th (his 100th!) we will play a sliver of the sound he brought us all...thank you so very, very much!


Song List:

634-5789 Soulsville USA---Wilson Pickett
Things About Coming My Way---Ruth Brown
On Broadway---The Drifters
Everybody Needs Somebody to Love---Solomon Burke
Chez Twang's---Dr. John (w/Arif Mardin)
'Taint Nobodys Bizness if I Do---Big Joe Turner
Spooner Oldham comment on Jerry Wexler
Change Gonna Come---Otis Redding
Ain't No Way---Aretha Franklin
What'd I Say?---Ray Charles
Please Be With Me--Cowboy (w/Duane Allman)
Phil Carson comment on Jerry Wexler
You Shook Me---Led Zeppelin



As always, the podcast is available here Here by about 10PM ET Sunday.  Thank you, Baruch!

You can also listen in via iTunes (free subscription!) at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ahmets-house/id555391588

Stitcher and TuneIn have also picked us up...as have others...welcome!


Thanks for listening! Your servant of the music, Tony Gallucci







Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Happy 100th Birthday to Jerry Wexler! Next Week on Ahmet's House

January 10th, 1917...the birth date of the world's most famous Jewish hippie...Happy Birthday, Jerry! Next week's show will be all about you...


The Man...

With Willie Nelson and Arif Mardin 

Aretha Gold! 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

A New Day...A New Year...And A New Season in Ahmet's House!

Welcome to 2017! New and old combining and clashing...but the music lives on, as does the legacy of Atlantic Records founder, Ahmet Ertegun! We have new recordings from old friends, and of course, the endless catalog itself. Let's begin anew...tonight in Ahmet's House.


Ahmet's family home in Washington, DC, the Turkish Embassy Residency

Song List:

Shake, Rattle and Roll---Big Joe Turner
Hot in Harlem---Tiny Grimes
The Way You Do the Thing You Do/My Girl---Hall and Oates (with Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin)
Pain in My Heart---Otis Redding
Down in the Valley---Otis Redding
Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out---Otis Redding
A Fool For You---Ray Charles
Listening With Me---Anderson/Ponty Band
I Can't Quit You Baby---Led Zeppelin (Live at BBC)
I Can't Quit You Baby---Rolling Stones
Sunshine Woman---Led Zeppelin (Live at BBC)


As always, the podcast is available here Here by about 10PM ET Sunday.  Thank you, Baruch!

You can also listen in via iTunes (free subscription!) at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ahmets-house/id555391588

Stitcher and TuneIn have also picked us up...as have others...welcome!


Thanks for listening! Your servant of the music, Tony Gallucci


Sunday, December 18, 2016

On the eve of the Equinox, and Christmas, 2016...in Ahmet's House!

Another equinox around the corner...and other Christmas dreams too...let's dream, and listen and hope. The final Ahmet's House for 2016. Looking to a great future in 2017. How great to see you here!


Ahmet at work...always! 

Song List:

The Christmas Song---King Curtis
This Christmas---Donny Hathaway
All I Want for Christmas is You!---Carla Thomas
Jingle Bells---Booker T and the MG's
Presents for Christmas---Solomon Burke
Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday---William Bell
Back Door Santa---Clarence Carter
Christmas Date Boogie---Big Joe Turner and Pete Johnson
Equinox---John Coltrane 
Father Christmas---Emerson, Lake and Palmer
White Christmas---Otis Redding
Santa Claus is Coming to Town---Booker T and the MG's 
Merry Christmas---Otis Redding

As always, the podcast is available here Here by about 10PM ET Sunday.  Thank you, Baruch!

You can also listen in via iTunes (free subscription!) at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ahmets-house/id555391588

Stitcher and TuneIn have also picked us up...as have others...welcome!


Thanks for listening! Your servant of the music, Tony Gallucci



Sunday, December 11, 2016

Ten Years Gone...in Memory of Ahmet Ertegun: 1923-2006

It's been just about ten years...ten long years since we lost "the greatest record man of all time". Many others have fallen since then, as just this week we woke to find that Greg Lake had passed on. So tonight, in memory of Ahmet's passing on December 14, 2006 and in memory of his legacy of music that today is being newly discovered by many around the globe...we look back, we look forward and we say thank you, Mr. Ahmet Ertegun. One dream, so fully lived...

Ahmet at the Lenox Lounge, Harlem. My favorite picture of him.

Song List: 

Ten Years Gone---Led Zeppelin
Just One Man---Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman
Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad---Derek and the Dominos
C'est La Vie---Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Father Christmas---Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Still...You Turn Me On---Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Epitaph/March For No Reason/Tomorrow and Tomorrow
Guardian Angel---Stills/Young Band
Someone to Watch Over Me---Willie Nelson
Shine a Light---The Rolling Stones

"To the memory of Ahmet Ertegun, and the days when Atlantic Records was the most magnificent record company on the planet..."---Robert Plant, at the O2 Celebration

As always, the podcast is available here Here by about 10PM ET Sunday.  Thank you, Baruch!

You can also listen in via iTunes (free subscription!) at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ahmets-house/id555391588

Stitcher and TuneIn have also picked us up...as have others...welcome!


Thanks for listening! Your servant of the music, Tony Gallucci






Sunday, December 4, 2016

TONIGHT! Chuck Leavell Talks Stones, Trees, Havana and the Desert...in Ahmet's House

Once again our good friend Chuck Leavell is with us talking about this last extraordinary year he has had...Cuba, Desert Trip and a new Stones album. Plus we hear a Christmas tune too! All tonight in this great House.

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Song List:

Blue and Lonesome---The Rolling Stones
I Can't Quit You  Baby---The Rolling Stones
Everybody Knows About My Good Thing---The Rolling Stones
Even Santa Gets the Blues---Chuck Leavell
Hate To See You Go---The Rolling Stones

As always, the podcast is available here Here by about 10PM ET Sunday.  Thank you, Baruch!

You can also listen in via iTunes (free subscription!) at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ahmets-house/id555391588

Stitcher and TuneIn have also picked us up...as have others...welcome!


Thanks for listening! Your servant of the music, Tony Gallucci


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Celebrating Nesuhi tonight in Ahmet's House

Today we celebrate the birth and legacy of jazz lover and influential collector, critic and producer Nesuhi Ertegun. Older brother to Ahmet and unknown to many, Nesuhi created the early successes of Coltrane, Mingus and Ornette Coleman, bringing obscure jazz to the forefront worldwide! Tonight, let's thank him!

Ahmet and Nesuhi
Song Selections

TBD


As always, the podcast is available here Here by about 10PM ET Sunday.  Thank you, Baruch!

You can also listen in via iTunes (free subscription!) at http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ahmets-house/id555391588

Stitcher and TuneIn have also picked us up...as have others...welcome!


Thanks for listening! Your servant of the music, Tony Gallucci