Asker Turkuleri (Compliation Album)

The “soldier songs” in the Turkish folk music repertoire may be the voices of men going into the army and dying in wars; but they may also be those of the ones left behind: their wives, grieving mothers and fathers. There are many such songs in Turkish folk music, the majority of which are of the free-rhythm uzun hava (“long songs”) genre. Songs about the Yemen war and World War I are particularly common.

This album is a compilation of soldier songs from the Turkish folk music repertoire, many of which are recorded here for the first time. “Asker Türküleri” is a companion album to “Mahpushane Türküleri,” or “Prison Songs” and other albums concentrating on a variety of subjects.

1-  Mızıka Çalındı  3'35''  
2-  Asker Ettiler Beni  3'15'' 
3-  Şu Kışlanın Kapısına  4'57''  
4-  Aydın İçinde Kapalı Çarşı  5'47''  
5-  İlk Akşamdan Yüklediler Göçümü  6'37''  
6-  Asker Oldum Giydim Yelek  4'41'' – Ulaş Özdemir – Engin Arslan   
7-  Asker Yolu Beklerim  5'29''  
8-  Karlı Dağlar Karanlığın Bastı mı  5'23''  
9-  Teyyaremi Uçurdum  5'36''  
10-  Kışlalar Doldu Bugün  5'30'' 

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