Radiodiffusion Internasionaal Annexe

Selçuk Alagöz
October 31, 2021, 1:00 am
Filed under: Turkey


To say this song borrows from Ennio Morricone‘s title music from the Sergio Leon film The Good, The Bad and The Ugly would be a bit if an understatement…

Selçuk Alagöz was born in Istanbul, Turkey on August 5th, 1944. His father was a music teacher and taught Selçuk and his brother Ali and his sister Rana. He got his start in music by playing in Erol Büyükburç Orkestrası in 1964. The following year, he entered the Altın Mikrofon contest that were held by Hürriyet newspaper. His recording career continued throughout the 1970s and he still preforming as of this posting.

I was first introduced to Selçuk Alagöz on the Grey Past Records compilation Turkish Delights. That compilation – plus Steam Kodok from the same label – were the some of the first records that opened my eyes ears to the sounds from around the world that were not being represented in the “World Music” bin at my local record store. 

Catalog number FS 176 on Sayan of Istanbul, Turkey. Released 1968.

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