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ARTIST
TITLE
Grup Dogus
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
IRONHAND 004LP IRONHAND 004LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/27/2019

Grup Doğuş (literally means "rising") is a unique type of band among the others in the soundscape of "Gastarbeiter" (guest workers). The band is formed by two brothers, who were guest workers emigrated from Turkey to Germany. Tufan Aydoğan, also attributed as "Hammond Tufan, the Conqueror of all the Organs" by Barış Manço, was organist and the vocalist of the band while his brother Muhittin Aydoğan was on bass, Koray Dikmen on drums, and Sedat Ürküt on guitar and vocals. While performing in nightclubs, by a good coincidence, they received a proposal to record for a one-take album to be issued on cassette in 1975. This low-selling cassette album full of Anadolu pop repertoire was almost forgotten till now. Selected tracks from the album have been remastered and released in vinyl format -- as it had long deserved. The songs here are raw and non-produced type of Anatolian pop, which offer us a soundscape that is not restricted with the limitations of mainstream labels. Therefore, long lasting guitar and Hammond solos, a progressive attitude, flowing energy and groove leave a strong mark on all titles. Strange but true, Grup Doğuş definitely found the way to perform those songs of Anatolian pop heritage in a more mind-blowing way compared to originals of their composers or performers such as Barış Manço, Cem Karaca, Üç Hürel, and Selda. The album contains eight songs from the only album of Grup Doğuş. Includes two-page insert in English and Turkish with lots of photos.