Kamuran Akkor LP
Waka waka funk rhythm guitar, sweet little organs, pumping bass, winging & buzzy synths, electric baglama, syrupy disco strings, and Akkor’s little swallowed yodels… It’s all here on Istanbul Plak singles released from 1971-75.
Whether she’s covering European hits that have Turkish lyrics retrofitted, or ghost voicing a musical scene in a high-profile movie, Akkor often sings like outbursts of tears or frenzy are just beyond her words. And seeing how she always played second fiddle to her classier, more famous sister Gönül, maybe Kâmuran just felt like a little drama was in order.
You might have caught a couple of scant cuts on compilations like ”Turkish Freakout Vol. 2” or ”Istanbul 70”, but there’s way more to discover, and now you can.