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Istanbul 1925
Various Artists
Istanbul 1925
Genres: World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Istanbul 1925
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Trad. Crossroads
Release Date: 9/13/1994
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Middle East, Turkey
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 780702426628

CD Reviews

Raki&This Cd
Zekeriyah | 11/30/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Gorgeous! If the word is enough...Taste the pure Turkish Classical music,untouched spirit of old Turkish meyhane..However If you don't have Turkish raki,turkish leblebi and Pastirma and also a must 'white cheese'in your home, DO NOT EVER LISTEN THIS cause you'll suffer than!"
The Heritage of the Ottoman Empire
Zekeriyah | Chicago, IL | 08/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Collected from some of the legendary greats of early Turkish music, this compilation showcases the rich and diverse musical heritage of Anatolia in the early 20th century. From the skillful 'oud playing of the legendary Udi Hrant to the Klezmer-flavored clarinet of Surku Tunar to the rich vocals of Munir Nurettin Selcuk, this is a great slice of Turkish classical music. As with the other selections of early Turkish, Armenian and Balkan music that the Traditional Crossroads label has released, this compilation includes full liner notes. 'Exotic' but 'familiar,' neither 'eastern' nor 'western,' Turkish music should be sure to captivate just about any listener. Especially if you have any familiarity with the music of the Middle East, North Africa or Eastern Europe, pretty much all of which was influenced by Turkish music (due to the former Ottoman Empire). As other listeners have noted, this compilation goes great with 'Women of Istanbul,' as well as the 'Masters of Turkish Music' series. Well worth buying two or more at the same time."
Very exotic, very eastern, and almost jazz
Zekeriyah | 01/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD sends me searching the Istanbul airfares in the excited hope of finding someone somewhere playing this stuff. It is late-night music, begging for a half-lit room and raki. Easily my favorite turkish CD. (Interestingly, my number two is the "Women of Turkey" mentioned by another reviewer.)"