Thursday, December 7, 2017

Esengül ‎| Gizli Yaram


[UPDATE: New link in comments]

This remarkable woman was born Ağan Esen in 1954 in Istanbul, began her career working in casinos in Ankara, Istanbul, and Izmir, and died in a car accident near Ataköy. 


Whether it really was an accident is up for debate, however; Adil at Uludag Video in Brooklyn, where I picked this delicious cassette up last weekend, assured me that Esengül was rubbed out by the mob. She had, less than three weeks prior, witnessed the owner and a waitress in a casino where she was gigging assassinated.


Esengül was 24 years old. Her voice sounds much, much more seasoned. You can hear a different sent of tracks by her in this week's Bodega Pop Live broadcast, here.


Link to DL in the comments.

What do you think? I'd love to hear from you ...

5 comments:

gurokami said...

thanks a lot for this tape - turkish oldies are always great, and this one was no exception

DavidLeeCrotch said...

Hi Gary,

Thanks for posting all these great cassettes! Is this compressed in RAR format? My expander doesn't recognize it as RAR.

Thanks!

DavidLeeCrotch said...

Hi Gary,

Thanks for posting all these great cassettes! Is this compressed in RAR format? My expander doesn't recognize it as RAR format.

Thanks!

Gary said...

It turns out MF was blocking it; so here it is again, at ZS, in Zip file form:

http://www1.zippyshare.com/v/gIyAwfxM/file.html

DavidLeeCrotch said...

Awesome. Thanks!