|A4||–Gülsüm Kamu & Ergun Özer Orkestrasi||Aliyi Gördüm Aliyi|
|B1||–Dün Bugün Yarın||Kara Tren|
|B2||–Zerrin Zeren ve Kupa Dörtlüsü||Tatlı Dile Güler Yüze|
|B3||–Meral Atakök||Masa Üstünde Testi|
|B5||–Zafer Dilek||İşte Hendek, İşte Deve|
- Remastered At – Calyx Mastering
From the curator of “Bosporus Bridges Vol. 2,” now comes the compilation “Saz Beat” on Corvo Records’ sublabel Global Pop First Wave. This new selection of tracks explores the sounds of Turkey from when the country was hit by the frst wave of global pop in the 1960s. Unlike elsewhere, Anglo-American pop did not lead to a copy culture, but to an extraordinary blend of an electrifed Western style with Turkish elements in composition, language, and instrumentation.
The compilation presents a wide mix of music for dancing and listening, ranging from hard rock to soft folk and from disco funk to muezzin psychedelic. It contains two incredible tunes by Grazia, “the only synth-driven, Israeli-Turkish, break-heavy, psychedelic-disco-funk record by a child nightclub singer” (Andy Votel). Also featured are American-Turkish beat rock by Devil’s Anvil, otherworldly sounds by Gülsüm Kamu and Yabancılar, hiphop-sample-friendly beats by Özdemir Erdoğan and Zafer Dilek, and heavy groove folk by Meral Atakök and Zerrin Zeren.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A, Etched): CGPFW 001 LP A JAN/CALYX
- Matrix / Runout (Side A, Stamped): -29191-
- Matrix / Runout (Side B, Etched): CGPFW 001 LP B JAN/CALYX
- Matrix / Runout (Side B, Stamped): -29191-