Cat. No. : N004L
Grup Dogus (literally means "rising") is a unique type of band among the others in the soundscape of "Gastarbeiter". The band is formed by two brothers, who were Guestworkers emigrated from Turkey to Germany. Tufan Aydogan, also attributed as "Hammond Tufan, the Conqueror of all the Organs" by Baris Manço, was organist and the vocalist of the band while his brother Muhittin Aydogan 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 gives 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 Dogus 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 Baris Manço, Cem Karaca, Üç Hürel and Selda.
The album contains eight songs from the only album of Grup Dogus and a 2–page insert in English and Turkish with lots of photos.