Asik Vaysel

Album: Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock (2008)
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Songfacts®:

  • When Joe Satriani came to Turkey for a concert, he heard the Turkish musician Asik Veysel's record and was inspired to write this song about him. On the album, Asik Veysel's name is spelled incorrectly: Vaysel. Satriani said that he wrote it correctly in his notebook; but somewhere in the production of the album this spelling mistake occurred. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Cavid - Ankara, Turkey

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