SEVKET UGURLUER VE ARKADASLARI , Jerico, 1964

4043-1034043-102In the early 1960s, Şevket Uğurluer was among the first Turkish musicians to mix traditional music with Jazz. Today Uğurluer is mostly known for his faithful renditions of US-Pop hits, most of whom have been re-released on CD.

Not this one. When recording the spiritual  Josua Fit The Battle Of Jericho, Uğurluer didn´t seem to have taken the lyrics too seriously. But who cares about some slurred lines, when he and his gang play the song at such breakneck speed.

“Joshua the battle of Jerico… and the wölls came tumblin´down….”

SEVKET UGURLUER VE ARKADASLARI , Jerico, 1964

The Pete Seeger penned protest-song If I  Had A Hammer was a hit for Trini Lopez in 1963.  Sevket Uğurluer´s version is  wrongly credited to Trini Lopez on the label, but it´s pretty close to the hit.

Except that, here Animal from the Muppet Show is on drums….

SEVKET UGURLUER VE ARKADASLARI , If I Had A Hammer, 1964

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One Comment on “SEVKET UGURLUER VE ARKADASLARI , Jerico, 1964”

  1. michaelvee says:

    great (and rare) tunes buddy. Will be featured (who knows when) on my next Turkey comp. stay cool olle Eule!


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