Another week bites the dust! TGIF, it’s Free Basin’ Friday and we’re here to hook you up with some fresh wax. This week we are giving away a copy of Erkin Koray’s sophomore LP, Elektronik Türküler!
This benchmark record from 1974 taught Istanbul’s musicians & pop fans how to put Turkish folk songs from the 17th century together with meaty, thundering guitar solos. With a crack bass player by his side (Ahmet Güvenç from Bunalim & Baris Manco’s Kurtalan Ekspres) & an electrified bağlama in his hands, Erkin Koray lets his gloomy baritone voice float over wiry double-reed melodies, bulging riffs, & hammer-ons that go on for-friggin-ever.
The last time we posted about Erkin we got a slew of angry comments for calling him “Turkey’s answer to Eric Clapton” – so, for your chance to win, leave a comment below and tell us a reason you love OR hate Eric Clapton! Make sure to include your name and email address (kept private) in the proper field so we can contact you if you win! Prize is available on CD or LP, so don’t be shy! Good luck and have a killer weekend!
Heres a picture of Eric for inspiration: