Hello Francesco Martinelli,
Nice to know this exists, but is it all in Turkish, or does it have English
Is there an English website?
Thanks, Thomas Stern.
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> The eagerly awaited book by Cemal Ünlü about historical recordings in Turkey
> is finally out.
> In its more than 500 pages you'll find a general introduction about history
> of recording, and chapters about Turkish Phonograph, Gramophones, recordings
> by foreign labels, establishing of local labels, recording in Anatolia of
> folk music, electrical recording, radio recording, 50 years of 78 recording
> in Turkey, the last 15 years and the emergence of jazz.
> The rich iconography include labels, catalogues, and even a notebook by
> Tanburi Cemil Bey. It is difficult to describe the richness and detail of
> this labour of love.
> The best is yet to come - attached there is a cd with 7 music tracks and
> what amounts to a complete searchable catalogue (artist, label, catalogue
> number, title and makam) of about 15.000 turkish 78, approximating completness
> and laying the foundation for a sorely needed national discography.
> Very reasonably priced at about 35 euro, this is a must-have for all institutions
> dealing with history of recording, "ethnic" music, and all collectors interested
> in this area of the world, and if it goes out of stock will became a collectors'
> item like the Catalogue of the Taş Plak ve Gramofon exhibition which
> is its perfect visual companion.
> You can reach the publisher at www.pankitap.com, I believe that they ship
> internationally. (And I am not associated with them, just excited about
> finally having it available)
> Francesco Martinelli (leaving Istanbul next week)