Müslüm Gürses or by his birth name Müslüm Akbaş (born May 7, 1953; Fıstıközü, Halfeti, Şanlıurfa - Date of death 3 March 2013, Istanbul), Turkish arabesque and folk music artist. Worldwide, "Father of Arabesque", while in Turkey "arabesque Father" and "Muslim father" as is well known.
In recent years, adding some pop and rock style pieces to its repertoire, Nilüfer's "Not Yar", Teoman's "Paramparça", Tarkan's "Instead of Us", Bülent Ortaçgil's "Without You", Murathan Mungan's "No Mektubun" He also voiced Kenan Doğulu's "Can't Hold Time" and Şebnem Ferah's "Cigarette".
Gurses, who appeared before the camera for the first time in 1979 with the movie "İsyankar", took part in 38 movies in total.
Her mother, Emine Hanım, and her father, Mehmet Bey, met in a village in the Halfeti district of Şanlıurfa, which was formerly known as Tisa but whose name was changed to Fıstıközü in the 1960s. When they got married in 1951, they were only 17 years old, living in poverty. He was born on 7 May 1953 as the first child of Emine Hanım and Mehmet Bey in a mud-brick house in Fıstıközü village of Halfeti district of Şanlıurfa. The date of birth of Müslüm Gürses is stated as July 5, 1953 in some sources and in his identity, but Müslüm Gürses stated the actual date of birth in the Esra Ceyhan Show program hosted by Esra Ceyhan on September 16, 1998 and Beyaz Show, presented by Beyazıt Öztürk on January 26, 2007. It was announced as May 7, 1953.
His father, Mehmet Akbaş, is a farm worker. When Müslüm came to the world, the financial difficulties started to become even more troublesome, and soon after, the Akbaş family had another child named Ahmet. When it became very difficult for them to live in this village, Emine Hanım talked to her relatives and said that they should move in order to live a better life. Müslüm is five years old and Ahmet is one year old when they collect their belongings and set off.
They had arrived in Adana Hürriyet Mahallesi with great hopes. Here their hopes would turn into indescribable pain. Poverty was still the same poverty. It was not difficult for them to get used to this neighborhood. Father Mehmet Akbaş has already gotten used to it and soon his nickname was Deli Mehmet. Emine Hanım started to work, and Müslüm had to take care of his brother Ahmet while he was away. At that age, Müslüm's behavior was like a mature man, he never had a child. Even when he started school, he was never able to play with his peers and sat on the sidelines and watched those who were playing. When he left school, he immediately ran home and helped his mother. During this period, another sister was born and the responsibility of Müslüm started to increase even more. Muslim had to learn life early here, and his elbow was not rotted at school desks, but at the tailor's loom in the shoemaker.
Müslüm Gürses started singing in 1965 at a young age, singing in a tea garden in Adana, and also went to the community center. He worked as a tailor's apprentice and shoemaker, he appeared on the stage at a casino in those years. In addition, after graduating from primary school, when he was 14 years old, he participated in the competition held in Adana Family Tea Garden in 1967 and became the winner. Drawing attention with her voice at a young age, Gürses said the following about that period in an interview with him: “I finished primary school. There is no rest. I read long air while lying on the roof in Adana. My friend was going to the Community Center. I went too. Then I became an artist on Çukurova Radio ”.
They change their surname as “Gürses” while working there.
Since 1967, he sang live folk songs every week on Saturday on TRT-Adana-Çukurova Radio. From 1968 on, the first 45s began to be released on the market. The first plate is Emmioğlu / Ovada Taşa Basma, dated 1968, and Ömür Plak is an Adana edition. Ömür Plak made a total of 4 pieces of 45.
Gürses, who came to Istanbul, made two 2 records with Sarıkaya Plak, owned by Selahattin Sarıkaya: Dressed, Kuşan Selvi Boylum / Come with My Life, You Are Ruined, Come / Haram Aşk.
Later, in 1969, again in Istanbul with Palandöken Record company, the first release song Sevda Yüklü Kervanlar, Sevda Yüklü Kervanlar / Vurma Güzel Vurma was released. This record broke a record by selling 45 copies.
Gürses did his military service after this record, came back to Istanbul and continued to release his records in the same company. He made 13 records with Palandöken Plak, then 4 with Bestefon Plak, then 15 with Hülya Plak and finally two 2 with Çınçın Plak.
In 1999, he parted ways with Elenor Plak, where Müslüm Gürses had released his albums for 15 years at that time and transferred to Ulus Müzik. The songs in the albums Garipler, My Friend, Zavallım, Müslüm'ce Türküler 1999 and Only (Turkish Art Music) released by Müslüm Gürses from 2001 to 2001 are the songs performed by Müslüm Gürses before 1999.
On February 1, 2006, her album called Gönül Teknem took its place on the shelves with the label Seyhan Music. In 2006, Gürses' joint project with writer Murathan Mungan took its place in the music markets with the label “Aşk Coincidences Sever” Pasaj Müzik. He sang songs written by Mungan, composed by many foreign musicians from David Bowie to Garbage, Leonard Cohen to Jane Birkin. Then, on December 29, 2008, Müslüm Gürses returned to the stages with his striking album “Sandık”, which is also from Pasaj Müzik.
In November 2010, he signed an album with Pasaj Müzik titled “Yalan Dünya” again.
Müslüm Gürses' audience has been the subject of many studies. Doctoral dissertations were even written (For example, 2002 / Bağlam Publishing: Caner Işık / Nuran Erol, "Arabeskin Meaning World and Müslüm Gürses Example").
Müslüm Gürses was taken to the intensive care unit after the by-pass surgery he had at Memorial Hospital on Thursday, November 15, 2012, due to lung and heart failure, and was connected to his breathing apparatus. Gürses died on March 3, 2013 in Istanbul Memorial Hospital, where he has been receiving treatment for about four months. After his funeral prayer at Teşvikiye Mosque on March 4, 2013, he was buried in Zincirlikuyu Cemetery.
|1975||Muslum Gurses 1||Cinnamon Plaque|
|1976||Muslum Gurses 2|
|1977||Muslum Gurses 3|
|1978||Muslum Gurses 4|
|1979||Don't Ask Me for Mercy|
|1980||Mystique eyes||Emre Plak|
|1981||Be Happy||Modern Record|
|1982||If God Wouldn't Want||Space Plaque|
|1982||Music Feast||Mediterranean Record|
|1983||I could not explain||Castle Plaque|
|1984||I couldn't help||Elenor Music|
|1985||Make my face laugh|
|1986||The Way of Love|
|1986||Break Down||Elenor Music|
|1987||Sad Days||Disco Record|
|1987||With my memories from yesterday to today||Sarp Plaque|
|1988||People of Troubles||Elenor Music|
|1988||A bunch from the past||Sedef Music|
|1988||Bayar Folk Concerts||Bayar Music|
|1989||A Storm Will Break||Mediterranean Record|
|1989||Give Another Glass||Sarp Plaque|
|1989||Mahsun Kul||Elenor Music|
|1990||Muslum Gurses Concert||Concert album|
|1990||Go Goodbye||Bayar Music|
|1990||My Destiny / Friend Victim||Ugur Plak|
|1990||Meyhaneci / Broken Sazım||Elenor Music|
|1991||And Listen From Me|
|1991||Where are you? Where am I?||Bayar Music|
|1991||You Hit Me From My Heart||Sarp Plaque|
|1991||Everything is a lie||Elenor Music|
|1992||Cruel (if you only knew)||Bayar Music|
|1993||If I Were Snow in the Mountains||Elenor Music|
|1994||Faith / Cairo Recital||Ugur Plak|
|1994||I won't give up on you||Elenor Music|
|1995||A Handful of Tears / Repentance|
|1996||From Soil to Body (I Have Rebellion)|
|1997||Where are you?|
|1997||My sultan||İdobay Music|
|1997||Master / What Author||Elenor Music|
|1998||Müslüm Gürses Classics|
|1999||Wow dear||Ulus Music|
|2000||This is how we saw it from the father||Ulus Music|
|2000||I'm poor||Elenor Music|
|2001||Folk Songs in Muslim 2001|
|2001||Only (Turkish Art Music)|
|2001||The world is a lie||Universal Music|
|2002||Open Air Concerts 1||Concert album|
|2002||Open Air Concerts 2||Concert album|
|2002||Open Air Concerts 3||Concert album|
|2002||Journey with Müslüm Baba|
|2003||I can't escape from my destiny / you did wrong||Ozdemir Record|
|2003||Instead of us||Dirlik Music|
|2003||I burn||Bayar Music|
|2004||Neredesin firze||Remaining Music||single|
|2004||Selections from Müslüm Baba, Vol. one||Bayar Music|
|2004||Promised Songs||Ada Music||single|
|2004||Time to Wake Up (Cool is Over)||Kadırga Music|
|2005||Separation is a Painful Thing||Videohouse Music|
|2005||Do not look||Sun Music|
|2006||My Heart's Boat / Without You||Seyhan Music|
|2006||love likes Coincidences||Passage Music|
|2010||The Lying World|
|2010||my heart||Dogan Music Company||single|
|2011||Kizilbas 2||Remaining Music||single|
|2013||Song of the Truckers||Bayar Music||single|
|2013||Farewell - Ervah-i Ezelde||Kadırga Music|
|2014||This Up From Me / My Last Songs|
|2017||Songs in the Cellar||Elenor Music|
|2019||Songs in the Cellar 2|
4 from Müslüm Gürses Ömür Plak, 2 from Sarıkaya Plak, 13 from Palandöken Plak, 4 from Bestefon Plak, 15 from Hülya Plak, 2 from Çın Çın Plak, and 1 from Saner Plak. He made a 41 plate. In 45, 7 years after his death, Müslüm Gürses's 2020-plate record, which he read to Bestefon Plak in 1971 but was not released at that time, is expected to be released after 45 years.
|1968||Emmioğlu / Stoning in the Plain||Life Plaque||Plate No 5|
|Smoke in the smoke / no love||Plate No 6|
|I Learned Love From You / Months Pass Without You||Plate No 9|
|Tears Stay In My Eyes / The Golden Cage Is My Stop||Plate No 10|
|1969||Dressed by Selvi Boy / You ruined my life||Sarıkaya Record||Plate No 5|
|Don't Go Come Come / Haram Love||Plate No 6|
|Caravans Loaded with Love / Don't Hit Good Hit||Palandoken Record||Plate No 745|
|I wandered, I wandered Immigration Hands||Plate No 763|
|Raki and Wine Doesn't Matter / If I Have a Cup of Coffee||Plate No 764|
|Tell me Doctor / Your Green Eyes||Plate No 771|
|My darling Fairy / I fell for your love||Plate No 772|
|1970||Love Lake / Those Who Make Me Cry||Plate No 785|
|Flowers in my heart / my sin does not fit into the world||Plate No 786|
|Golden Cage / Troubled Eyes||Plate No 789|
|I beg you, My God is Enough||Plate No 796|
|How I Apologize / At a Young Age||Plate No 798|
|Good Lord, What a Pain / I'm Not Regret||Plate No 804|
|How Troubles This / Thank You||Plate No 805|
|Don't laugh at those who cry / love riddle||Plate No 813|
|1971||You fell into the well of your ass / I was a victim||Bestefon Record||Plate No SS 11|
|I Unknowingly Break You / Drink A Coffee Cigarette||Plate No SS 13|
|A Slice of White Cheese / Nights Without You||Plate No SS 18|
|Nails Removes Nails / Unrequited Lovers||Plate No SS 21|
|Am I Not Human / Do I Need To Die To Love You||Hülya Plak||Plate No 506|
|What Got In Your Hands (Gazelles) / A Bite of Bread||Plate No 507|
|Become a Man / Honey or Sugar||Plate No 508|
|1972||It's Tormented So Much / Sin||Plate No 578|
|I don't know if I was born a sinner / I am sad, I drink||Plate No 618|
|Çilekeş (I Don't Want to Live) / Today Has Tomorrow||Plate No 660|
|1973||Lost Days / Destroy My Life||Plate No 713|
|World of Hope / Love Tastes With You, This Heart||Plate No 752|
|Life is a Casino / My Last Wish||Plate No 775|
|Wind of Longing (Migratory Birds) / Come to God||Plate No 801|
|Mahzun (Bottle One Empty Goblet) / Give Hope Now||Plate No 826|
|To leave in destiny / cruelty of my destiny||Plate No 832|
|1974||Oh (Come And Don't Drink) / I'm dying of my sorrow||Plate No 854|
|If I'm Drinking There Is A Reason (That Is It)||Plate No 883|
|Don't be if you don't like it / Begging||Plate No 887|
|1975||Architect / Of Yarap||Cinnamon Plaque||Plate No 501|
|1976||What Has The World Became / Rebel||Plate No 712|
|1979||Lovers Moments / Intizar / Hüdai Recognize İdim (Unforgettable Songs of İsyankar Movie)||Saner Plaque||Plate No 101|
|2020||Suffering is my burden / goodbye to your false love||Topkapi Record Plate|
Müslüm Gürses has played in 39 films. These movies are:
|Title of the work||Music company||Album or albums containing the work||Album date||information|
|Don't laugh at those who cry||alandoken Record||Don't laugh at those who cry / love riddle||1970||Its lyrics and music belong to Müslüm Gürses.|
|Love Puzzle||Its lyrics and music belong to Müslüm Gürses.|
|Why It Is Burning
(Why Is It Burning)
|Don't Ask Me for Mercy
|Its lyrics and music belong to Müslüm Gürses.|
(Our love is dead darling)
|Don't Ask Me for Mercy
With my memories from yesterday to today
|Its lyrics and music belong to Müslüm Gürses.|
|Don't Look So Deep Deep||Mediterranean Record||Music Feast||1982||Its lyrics and music belong to Müslüm Gürses.|
|Hünkar Son (Long Air)||Elenor Music||Break Down||1986||Its compilation belongs to Müslüm Gürses.|
|I Love Me Mecnun (Long Air)||A Handful of Tears / Repentance||1995||Its compilation belongs to Müslüm Gürses.|
|Love Is A Fire||Bayar Music||Paramparça||2002||His word belongs to Yunus Emre and his music belongs to Müslüm Gürses.|
The film Müslüm, directed by Ketche and Can Ulkay and about the life of Müslüm Gürses, was released on October 26, 2018. In the film, Şahin Kendirci portrayed Müslüm Gürses's youth and Timuçin Esen as his adulthood. Muslim film close to 6.5 million spectators a panorama # 5 all time record holder in the list of films in Turkey, while the all-time record holder in the audience dramas list ranks # 1.