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  • In A Turkish Town Trk 2 Disc 1 2:15
  • Ritchie Valens (R. Valens)
  • Recorded: November 25, 1958, Gold Star Studios, Hollywood, CA
  • (Take 14 used for final master) B side DF 4114 April 1959
  • Sessions by Bob Keene and Rene Hall (arr & guitarist)
  • Album 'Come On Lets Go!' Ritchie Valens, DFBX 2359
  • Ritchie - vocal, lead & solo guitar, Rene Hall - Danelectro bass
  • Buddy Clark - standup bass, Earl Palmer - finger cymbals & bongo.
  • Insert Notes: 'Of special note is the song 'In A Turkish Town'
  • inspired by a dream Ritchie had about a flying carpet.'
  • There across the sea
  • Waits my fair loved one
  • In a Turkish town
  • Waiting there for me
  • And I know that someday
  • We'll live in love
  • So, the mystic Turks say
  • From the stars up above
  • So, wait there my love one
  • I'm coming home
  • To my little Turkish girl
  • In a Turkish town
  • To my little Turkish girl
  • In a Turkish town
  • (Ritchie - solo guitar & Rene - bass & instrumental)
  • So, wait there, my love one
  • I'm coming home
  • To my little Turkish girl
  • In a Turkish town
  • To my little Turkish girl
  • In a Turkish town.
  • ~
  • In A Turkish Town (outtake)
  • Trk 15 Disc 2 3:36
  • Ritchie Valens
  • (R. Valens)
  • Recorded: November 25, 1958, Gold Star Studios, Hollywood, CA
  • Ritchie - vocal, lead & solo guitar, Rene Hall - Danelectro bass
  • Buddy Clark - standup bass, Earl Palmer - finger cymbals & bongo.
  • (guitars & dialogue Ritchie Valens, Rene Hall & Bob Keane)
  • Gold Star Studio - outtake15
  • Album: 'Come On Let's Go' Delfi DFBX 2359
  • Transcriber: Awcantor@aol.com
  • <Track begins>:
  • Ritchie: (playing riff)
  • Bob singing: ..'in a Turkish town'
  • Ritchie: Does that sound like you want?
  • Bob: 'That's it'
  • Ritchie and Rene: (guitars begin)
  • Bob: 'Okay'
  • Ritchie: Da-da-da, da-da, da-daa
  • Bob: No, I don't like that, I don't like adding more.
  • He's gotta do it his way.
  • Unk man: 'Well, maybe that's the way he's singin' it'
  • Bob: I know it, but you know how you started that chorus?
  • Bom-ba-bom. Do it again, start it like you're gonna sing.
  • Ritchie & musicians begin:
  • There across the sea
  • Waits my fair love one
  • Bob: Wait, you're one beat ahead
  • Like this (Bob sings) 'da-da-da-da, daaa'
  • Ritchie continues: When-I, la-la
  • Bob: Okay, that's how I want you to start at the beginning.
  • Ritchie: Yeah, I was goin' a little bit too fast.
  • Bob: Yeah, I want you to get that 'boo-ba-baa'
  • Can you hit that first?
  • That's the way I want you to start.
  • Then go into it, okay? Boo-ba-baa.
  • Ritchie: Just do that and go into my song, okay?
  • Bob: No, boo-ba-ba, then into your intro, okay?
  • Ritchie (begins guitar)
  • Bob: 'Ooo-ba-ba'
  • Then intro, okay.
  • And make those, good and pronounced each time, alright?
  • Are a number behind when you're singing.
  • You're up a little bit in your guitar duo.
  • Ritchie (begins guitar intro)
  • Bob: I hope let's do in one
  • Ritchie: That's hard, you know!
  • Bob: Roll it. Okay, Take 15
  • <Ritchie: begins song>
  • There across the sea
  • Waits my fair love one
  • In a Turkish town
  • Waiting there for me
  • And I know that someday
  • We'll live in love
  • So the mystic Turk say
  • From the stars up above
  • So wait there, my love one
  • I'm coming home
  • To my little Turkish girl
  • In a Turkish town
  • (guitar and Dano)
  • So wait there, my love one
  • I'm coming home
  • To my little Turkish girl
  • In a Turkish town
  • To my little Turkish girl
  • In a Turkish town.
  • ~
  • note:this dialogue transcription may have inaccuracies
  • on a few lines due misinterpretation and/or low audio.

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