Hasan Mutlucan

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Hasan Mutlucan
DiedDecember 28, 2011(2011-12-28) (aged 85)

Hasan Mutlucan (born 1 March 1926 in İzmir- 28 December 2011 in Istanbul) was a Turkish folk music (türkü) singer.

Life and career[edit]

His father died while he was six. In Istanbul he began working in a theatre group as an assistant decorator. Soon he took several small roles. But he preferred a music career. In the late 1940s, he attended to the conservatoire of İstanbul municipality. With his exceptionally low bass voice he was offered a position in the opera. But he preferred to sing folk songs. Among the folk songs, especially those with epic lyrics, were his favorites. After 1973, he began singing epic style songs in Turkish Radio and Television Corporation.[1] After the 1980 Turkish coup d'état, his songs were played so often that he was nicknamed the "singer of the coup", though he rigorously denied any association to military government and announced that he was a democrat.[2] After retirement he lived mostly in İzmir. He died on 28 December 2011 in İstanbul.

Album Discography[edit]

Year Name
1974 Kahramanlık Türküleri
1975 Kahramanlık Türküleri Vol 2
1975 Hasan Mutlucan
1976 Serhat Türküleri
? Yiğitler silkinip ata binende
1998 Efe Türküleri Zeybekler
? Eşkiya Dünyaya Hükümdar Olmaz