Turkish Progressive Music presents :
EROL BÜYÜBURC
  LP "Yasemin"  Pathé / EMI  and    "1968 Altin Besteleri"
Later I heard most of his other singles. I understand now why he has been neglected by many collectors, for most material is indeed very kitschy taverne like music.
However I did like a few singles / tracks.
The earlier mentioned single still is a big and interesting exception ! There are other singles with better bands, but even then the kitch / taverne / schlager or even songfestival like basics are almost always there. I also liked the French chanson "Hop La Tu a Vu". 
And also "Cökertme" is with a progressive rock band (with very good electric fuzz guitars).
Also the single track "Civ Civ Cikacak" contains nice electric guitars, echoed female vocals, handpercussion, accordion, electric bass. It's an odd funny kitchy song with progressive touch.

Later I heard Erol Büykburürç, beside being an incomparable Turkish pop star, played also with an underground hard rock band ! on stage, which he also used them as backing band in studio as well, but you can hardly hear any guitars on those records. The story is that of what was allowed on record is pretty different from what was performed and made possible during a live performance.

Erol passed away a few years ago. His daughter Ajlan made a pop album too.

Webpage : http://www.geocities.com/eski45/erolbuyukburc.html
Audio & info : http://radiodiffusion.wordpress.com/2008/09/27/erol-buyukburc/
Article : http://www.birzamanlar.net/yazarlar/konukyazar/ugurbiryol/erolbuyukburc.html
Biography : http://yunus.hacettepe.edu.tr/~b0121769/erol.htm
(ok, but somewhat kitchy pop) Soundfile of "Aglarim" : http://www.viyanaturk.com/...
Discography : http://www.diskotek.arkaplan.com.tr/...


"This vocalist started with the usual highschool pop, then evolved to an independent group performing commercial ballroom Anatolian slows, with a certain charm for its ridiculous crossover touches, and for some songs and tracks for its nice use of organ. He released various albums. Erol mixed more classic Anatolian pop with Western music. Influences range from Joe Meek to even Ventures. Later he started to make early crossover music, Anadolu pop with hammond, great guitars and eastern licks. Not all of his stuff is great but it has its moments."  M.J.Coumans

The style of "Yasemin" on top of this page is slightly taverne rock like. -A bit mediocre if you ask me.-

"While none of Erol's work is renewing, some sound even a bit like Paul Anka, in Turkish folk flavoured styles, or is not really good, there are however at least some singles in Anadolu Pop style worth to trace, like "Dadas, Gel Bana Gük Güle / Zülayha". At first 2 A-side tracks some good organ work, some spots of wahwah guitar. "Zuleyha" is instrumentally even more interesting, with a driving bass,.." (info through M.J.C.) :

A:GÖZLERİME İYİCE BAK(ARR:ÜMİT EROĞLU),B YÜZÜ:KIRIK KALP(SÖZ:GÜZİN GÜRMAN) -(PATHE PLAK)-
SON TREN & MÜHÜR GÖZLÜM (PATHE PLAK – NO: PT - 424 )
DAĞ ÇİÇEĞİ & İZMİR GECELERİ (PATHE PLAK – NO: PTAS -649)
A YÜZÜ:ZAMBAKLAR AÇARKEN(SÖZ-MÜZİK:BORA AYANOĞLU),B YÜZÜ:ELBET BİRGÜN BULUŞACAĞIZ(SÖZ-MÜZİK:MUSTAFA SEYRAN)
A :PINAR FADİME(söz:erol büyükburç-beste:gökçül) ; B :UÇUN KUŞLAR(söz:rıza tevfik)arr:ümit eroğlu
CİVCİV ÇIKACAK KUŞ ÇIKACAK & ALLAHIM BENİ DE GÖR  1972
  "Hop Dedik" (1976)
PT-580
1-GÜLLE BÜLBÜL. 2- CİLVELİ FERDA. 3- GÜL BUDANMIŞ  45-PT- 423

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