Sunday, November 9, 2008
Barış Manço (also spelt Baris Mancho in some European album releases)
(January 2, 1943 - February 1, 1999) was a Turkish rock singer, composer,
television producer and celebrity. He composed about 200 songs,
some of which were translated into a variety of languages including
English, Japanese, Greek, Bulgarian, Romanian, Persian and Arabic.
He remains one of the most popular public figures of Turkey.
On February 1, 1999, Barış Manço died of a sudden heart attack
before the release of his just finished last work Mançoloji ) (1999),
a double album containing the new recordings of his hit songs along
with an unfinished instrumental song "40. Yıl"
"The 40th Anniversary"), celebrating his 40th year in music.
His sudden death caused an almost unanimous shock in Turkey
with millions of people mourning and tens of thousands
of people attending his funeral.
I remember the first i heard about Baris Manco when my mate Manolis
gave me a 7''inch of Baris called "lambaya pof de" with Kourtalan express.
Many years later BARIS K from Istanbul introduce me 2 the next song
called "alla beni" that comes with a wonderful edit by Johnny Rock.
you should check those 2 dj from TURKEY weird stuff
BARIS MANCHO - ALLA BENI (JOHNNY ROCK EDIT)