SEVKET UGURLUER VE ARKADASLARI , Gözleri Aşka Gülen, 1964

2158-12158-2More Turkish Pop with a latin twist from the early 60s by Sevket Uğurluer. Both songs have apparently never been commercially re-released. Gözleri Aşka Gülen, a schmaltzy tune originally written by Gundogdu Duran, is given a modern reworking by Ugurluer and Friends.

The song starts with English and then turns to Turkish lyrics in the second half.

Turkish Bossa Nova…

SEVKET UGURLUER VE ARKADASLARI , Gözleri Aska Gülen, 1964

You is pure 60s US-Teen Pop…

SEVKET UGURLUER VE ARKADASLARI , You, 1964

I couldn´t find any period photos of Şevket Uğurluer and his band. Instead, I´ll post some images from one of the Akbaba (vulture) satire magazine that I bought in Istanbul this year. This issue is from June 1962. There is no signature, but I´m pretty sure that the cover was done by Necmi Riza. Riza did  a lot of covers for Akbaba, that are easily recognizable by his boldly inked style.

The Lambiek Comiclopedia notes that Necmi Riza Ayça was born in Yugoslavia-Pristine in 1912 and died in 2000, while Turkish Vikipedia states he was born in 1914 and died in 2001.

akbaba-28-haziran-1962necmi-rizanecmi-riza-2



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