For Padya      










Mentors and long-time collaborators



Ahmad Shafiq Abu'Auf
İsmail Akçay
Gökhan Akçura
Ayhan Aktar
Abdal'aziz Anani †
Frank Andrews †
Robert Anhegger †
Orhan Araslı
Mike Aylward
Bruce Bastin
Harry Belle †
Fikret Bertuğ
Marcel Blumenthal †
Rinus Blijleven
Rik Boeschoten
Joel Bresler
Lauren Brody
Michael Brooks
Khawar Chaudry
Paul Cleary
Pat Conte
Harry Coster
David K. Crowne
Douglas P. Crowne
İsa Çelik
Mohssine Dahhan
Maryanne Dassonville
Richard Davies
Andreas Dellis
Nikos Dionisopoulos
Everhard Ditters
Bob Dylan
Axel Ebenböck
Ruth Edge
Toon Ekkers
Björn Englund
Grigoris Falireas
Frank Gesemann
Wilma Granda Noboa
Pekka Gronow
Pablo Guerrero Gutierrez
Michael Gunrem
Robje ter Haar-Romeny
Harold Hagopian
Can Harcaroğlu
Frans van Hasselt †
Benno Häupl †
Tinus Heijmans
Werner Heine
Debbie Heinly
Sofia Hernandez
Ergun Hiçyılmaz
Don Hill
Christiane Hofer
Hero Hokwerda
Lawrence Holdridge
Joshua Horowitz
Charles Howard
Peter Hulpusch
Paula Jansen
Menios Kalyviotis
Muammer Karabey †
Jenny Keen
Alan Kelly †
Michael Kinnear
Antonis Kontos
Panayotis Kounadis
Frédéric Lagrange
Kees Lambalk †
Mike Langridge
Hans Leijenaar
Suzanne Lewis
Rainer Lotz
Hector Lorenzo Lucci
Wulf-Ekkehard Lucke
David Mason
Antonio Massisimo
Tina McCarthy
Bill Dean-Myatt
Christian Müller
Harrie van Oirschot †
Nicole van Os
Jan Willem Ovink
Melih Özaltıner
Gül Özlen
Ahmet Özturanlı †
Frits Paerels
Spiros Papaioannou
Dino Pappas †
Haralambos Pavlopoulos †
Anita Pesce
John Pfeifer †
Bas Plaatsman
Ben Poelman
Margaret Posehn
John Prine
Gerard van Rooy †
Mark Rosen
Joel Rubin
Cengiz Şahin
Mehmet Şahinbaş
Walt Sammis
Henry Sapoznik
Niyazi Sayın
Rein A. Schenk
Martin Schwartz
Dieter Schulze †
Edwin Seroussi
Steve Shapiro
Takis Sideris †
Richard Spottswood
Stefan Streif
Bert Strötbaum
Şevki Sünnetçi
Wouter Swets †
Maurizio Tiberi
Serdar Uçar
Cemal Ünlü
Arnoud Vrolijk
Pandelis Vrondos
Johan G. de Waard †
Axel Weggen
Hans Peter Woessner
Philip Yampolsky
Christian Zwarg






And a special word of thanks to the following organizations:

EMI MUSIC ARCHIVES
ANCESTRY
ROOTSWEB
FAMILYSEARCH
ELLIS ISLAND
RAOGK (Random Acts Of Genealogical Kindness)
NSA (National Sound Archive = British Library)

Without them my life would have been completely different.
And this website too...






Dedicated to the memory of
Loes Strötbaum (1940-2008) and Iordanis Tsomidis (1933-2006)










Webmaster Cas Frankema

Additional thanks to my backup webmasters, Toon Pennings and Lourens Blok,
who were there when I needed them.