Sunday, April 26, 2015

Approaching Clapton...and Neil...tonight on Ahmet's House!

This has been a big week in our town...with the announcement of the return of Neil Young to Vermont for the first time since 1965! And the next week will be equally exciting, as Eric Clapton comes to New York for two shows to celebrate his 70th birthday! So tonight, it seems time to focus on these two favorites of Ahmet's...and the music will be grand!



Song List:

Badge---Eric Clapton (live)
Taint Nobody's Business if I Do---Big Joe Turner
Soul Serenade---King Curtis
Worried Life Blues---Eric Clapton (live)
If I Don't Be There By Morning---Eric Clapton
Long May You Run---Stephen Stills and Neil Young (live)
The Battle of Evermore---Page and Plant (live)
Breakfast in Bed---Dusty Springfield
Sweetness---Yes
Tales of Brave Ulysses---Cream
Old Love---Eric Clapton (live)
Key to the Highway---Derek and the Dominos
Pretty Girl Why---Buffalo Springfield
Mr. Soul---Buffalo Springfield
Country Girl/Whisky Boot Hill/Down, Down, Down---Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
Shotgun Willie---Willie Nelson, Kid Rock and Family
Bell Bottom Blues---Derek and the Dominos


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...welcome!

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




Sunday, April 19, 2015

R&B Surrounding Percy tonight, as He Flies...

Tonight in "Ahmet's House", our weekly homage to Atlantic Records iconic founder, we célèbre and surround the late Percy Sledge, with soul and blues. 7PM ET, with your host Tony.




Song List:

Tell Me How Do You Feel---Ray Charles
Try a Little Tenderness---Percy Sledge
Sea of Love---The Honey Drippers
Things About Coming My Way---Ruth Brown
My Girl Sloopy---The Vibrations
Maggie's Farm---Solomon Burke
When a Man Loves a Woman---Percy Sledge
Dear Mr. Fantasy---Graham Nash/Stephen Stills
Soul Man---The Blues Brothers
You Shook Me---Led Zeppelin (live)
Since I Met You Baby---Ivory Joe Hunter
If Loving You is Wrong---Percy Sledge
For What it's Worth---Buffalo Springfield
Rainy Night in Georgia---Brook Benton
Chez Twang's---Dr. John and Arif Mardin
Two Years of Torture---Ray Charles
Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry---Wynton Marlasis
Stand By Me---Ben E. King
Warm and Tender Love---Percy Sledge
Time---Jackie Moore
Mojo Hannah----Esther Philips
Take Time to Know Her---Percy Sledge
Epitaph/March For No Reason---King Crimson 


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...welcome!

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



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lost Another One: RIP Percy Sledge, November 25, 1940-April 14, 2015

Sad news to pass on today in Ahmet's House...that our great soul crooner, the legendary Percy Sledge, has finished his story. It is now up to all of us left to make sure history does not forget. We never will...

So just two days before the 49th anniversary of the release of "When a Man Loves a Woman", one of the greatest statements ever sung on the ever mysterious workings of our most intimate feelings, we say goodbye to the talented young man from Alabama...leaving us today at the age of 74.



The One and Only


This Sunday (April 19th) we will celebrate some of Percy's other great songs in "Ahmet's House". 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Running fast into Spring! Music as fresh as ever in Ahmet's House

One of the clear cut differences between mere "oldies" and timeless songs are their enduring ability to sustain us and themselves; to remain fresh and relevant as the coming of the spring season.  And so, as we travel deeper into April, we shower and refresh...with the songs that never tire, never wear out their welcome...tonight in Ahmet's House. Your host, Tony.


Steve Howe of Yes playing a BB King Lucille model Gibson


Song List:

Marakesh Express---Crosby, Stills and Nash
Walking' in Memphis---Marc Cohen
I Feel Free---Second Coming
Time Was---Shorty Rogers and his Giants
His Holy Modal Majesty---Supersessions (Al Kooper, Steve Stills and Mike Bloomfield)
All I Want---Joni Mitchel
Your Imagination---Hall and Oates
You've Lost that Loving Feeling---Hall and Oates
Everything Your Heart Desires---Hall and Oates
I've Been Loving You For So Long---Otis Redding
Beginning of the End---Funky Nassau
Crosscut Saw---Albert King
Whammer Jammer---J. Geils Band (live)
Slow Down Old World---Willie Nelson
Beautiful Morning---The Rascals
My Best Friends Girl is Outta Sight---Sonny and Cher
Talkin' About You!---Ray Charles
Whole Lotta Love---Led Zeppelin
Clap!/Mood for a Day---Steve Howe
Yours is No Disgrace---Yes

As always, the podcast is available here Here by about 10PM ET Sunday. (NOTE: This week's post may be delayed due to travel). 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...welcome!

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


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Rejoice! Rejoice!

...we have no choice, but to Carry On! Yes Stephen, let us carry on indeed. Tony is traveling in New York today on Ahmet's House business, so we will not get together until next week. Today, as Jews celebrate Passover and Christians celebrate Easter at the same time, let us remember why this great music connected us all, for all the years of Ahmet's time....

"Ahmet...a Muslim who worked with a Jew to bring the gospel music of the blacks to white America." 


Peace and love from Ahmet's House to you and yours, around the globe....