Cem Karaca – Apaşlar, Kardaşlar, Moğollar, Ferdy Klein Orchestra (1974)

Artist Credit
Muhlis Akarsu Composer
Apaslar Featured Artist
Ahmed Arif Composer
Pakize Basaran Composer
Erzurumlu Emrah Composer
Seyhan Karabay Composer
Cem Karaca Composer, Primary Artist
Kardaslar Featured Artist
Mogollar Featured Artist
Ferdy Klein Orkestrasi Featured Artist
Javier Roldón Remastering
Angela Sawyer Liner Notes
Mahzuni Serif Composer

Sophisticated and passionate, with flamboyant taste in sunglasses, Cem Karaca once led Istanbul’s music fans through a period of violent political turmoil. Karaca reworked traditional folk lyrics with molten electric bass lines that played up both a poet’s broiling righteousness and also his listeners’ common ground with their elders in Turkey’s history. This is the second album from Karaca, released in 1974. It leads the listener through Karaca’s own musical history, skipping across various collaborations and bands up to his then-current project Dervişan. Can throbbing Anatolian guitars take on the assassins of the Grey Wolves? Imagine a hairy pied-piper with R. Kelly‘s flair for drama, wailing into a microphone over an electric bağlama, and you’re ready to enter the bohemian world of Papa Cem. Remastered sound (sounding much better than the original pressing.

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