Friday, May 25, 2012

Bill Halverson on "Ahmet's House" this Sunday

This Sunday we have one of those rare treats, to speak to one of the recording industry's leading engineers...Bill Halverson. We chatted last week about just a small part of his remarkable career which spans over 40 years, and includes work on such seminal albums such as the first Crosby, Stills and Nash album as well as Deja Vu. We will also share two unique recordings that Bill has graciously allowed us to use for educational purposes...from Cream and Joni Mitchell! Looks to be an exciting show...so please join us at 7PM ET.

Here is the show archive:  http://media.blubrry.com/ahmetshouse/paradigms.bz/wbkm/AhmetsHouse05272012.mp3

Tonight's Birthdays: Jewel, Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks.

Bill Halverson today

Song Listing:

Serve Somebody--Bob Dylan
The Song Remains the Same--Led Zeppelin
You Don't Have to Cry--Crosby, Stills and Nash
Interview with Bill Halverson (Part I)
Badge--Cream (Unreleased run through courtesy Bill Halverson)
For the Roses--Join Mitchell (unmixed demo)
Interview with Bill Halverson (Part II)
Almost Cut My Hair--Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
Bella Donna--Stevie Nicks


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Celebrate the night...Ahmet's House for Sunday, May 20, 2012

Tonight we start a new feature in Ahmet's House, by looking at the week past and seeing who among the storied Atlantic artists celebrated a birthday. Of course we will mix it up as best we can...to celebrate the diversity and significance of this great catalogue. Tonight's birthdays: Jack Bruce, Bill Bruford, Big Joe Turner, Rick Wakeman and Cher!

Songs:

Rascals--Grovin
Joni Mitchell--Morning Morgantown
Vanilla Fudge--Some Velvet Morning
Cream--White Room
Yes--And You and I
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young--Almost Cut My Hair
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers--Gee, Baby Ain't I Been Good to You?
Big Joe Turner--Squeeze Me Baby!
Led Zeppelin--Travelling Riverside Blues
Sonny & Cher--The Beat Goes On

http://media.blubrry.com/ahmetshouse/paradigms.bz/wbkm/AhmetsHouse05202012.mp3

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Ahmet's House Celebrates the Women of Atlantic Records

Tonight on Ahmet's House at 7PM EDT, we celebrate the women who helped to shape the great sound of Atlantic Records. We dedicate this  program tonight to the wonderful Mica Ertegun, who has opened up a great world to us at WBKM. Happy Mothers Day to moms all around the world, and to the sisters, girlfriends, daughters and all the women who have made our lives so full!

Click on this link to listen or download tonight's show-- http://media.blubrry.com/ahmetshouse/paradigms.bz/wbkm/AhmetsHouse05132012.mp3
Tonight's Songs:

Since I've Been Loving You--Led Zeppelin
Empty Bed Blues--LaVerne Baker
Mojo Hannah--Esther Phillips
Topsy--Mae Barnes
Kiss My Love Goodbye--Betty Swann
Some Kind of Wonderful--Soul Bros. 6
Say a Little Prayer--Aretha Franklin
My Girl--Otis Redding
What a Man--Laura Lee
5-10-15---Ruth Brown
For Free--Joni Mitchel
Summertime (live at Woodstock)--Janis Joplin
Derek and the Dominos--Have You Ever Loved a Woman

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Update on Posts and Broadcasts of "Ahmet's House"

I have been remiss in not keeping this blog up to date...but a little work and we will be back in action. I have begun back-filling dates and show recordings...and I will also post pictures, and other news items of interest to the followers of our Ahmet's House broadcasts. Great things are in the works, so keep checking!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Jazz at the Ambassador's Tonight!

Another chance to sample the best in modern Jazz tonight as the Ertegun Jazz Series continues at the Turkish Embassy. Jonathan Batiste and his Stay Human Band light up the room and get the crowd dancing! Ahmet and Nesuhi would be proud...I'll post a video very soon.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

May 6, 2012 A Quiet Show

Tonights show opens not with the familiar sounds of Big Joe Turner, but rather the somber tones of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young on Neil's song "Ohio". How can you run when you know?

Song List:

Ohio--CSNY
River of Tears--Eric Clapton
Stop This World--Mose Alison
Stairway to Heaven--Led Zeppelin
Soul Serenade--Allman Brothers Band
It Hurts to Love Someone--Guitar Slim
Chicago--Graham Nash
Find the Cost of Freedom--CSN

Download and/or listen here http://media.blubrry.com/ahmetshouse/paradigms.bz/wbkm/AhmetsHouse05062012.mp3