Sunday 22 April 2007

Rahul Dev Burman: Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971)

Haré Rama Haré Krishna

The one everyone wanted a while back, 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna' [review], from a film about the dangers of introducing drugs and general hippieness into Indian culture. Yeah. The soundtrack's main claim to fame is obviously the ubiquitous 'Dum Maro Dum', deservedly so as it's an amazing song. (Check out the less known version that is track 1 btw, harder and funkier than the commonly heard one that is track 7.) But there's loads more: 'I Love You', featuring Usha Iyer (aka Usha Uthup), the sweet 'Phoolon Ka Taron Ka' and the first 'Dance Music' are all well worth attention. The whole album is in fact...

A bit rubbish sound on some of it though, unfortunately. I could use an upgrade.

Track listing:
1. Asha Bhosle & Chorus: Dum Maro Dum
2. Usha Iyer & Asha Bhosle: I Love You
3. Lata Mangeshkar & Kishore Kumar: Kanchi Re Kanchi
4. Lata Mangeshkar: Ghunghroo Kya Bole
5. Dance Music (I)
6. Lata Mangeshkar: Phoolon Ka Taron Ka
7. Asha Bhosle & Chorus: Dum Maro Dum
8. Kishore Kumar: Ra Ka Naam Badnam Na Karo
9. Kishore Kumar: Phoolon Ka Taron Ka
10. Dance Music (II)


  1. Thanks for this -- I first heard Dum Maro Dum on the CD by Asha and the Kronos Quartet, and am delighted to be able to hear the original!

  2. yeh, me too i heard the kronos quartet version first.. which is great i think

    anyway, thanks for this one!

  3. great!your blog is like the cavern of ali baba

  4. Man, your efforts are really highly appreciated! Big Up!
    Any chance that these two tracks will be among your future posts?

    Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai (1960)
    Ajeeb Dastan Yeh Hai

    Jhuk Gaya Aasman (1968)
    Kaun Hai Jo Sapno Mein Aaya

  5. Nope, sorry, don't have those.
    PC x

  6. Cheers, ears!

    Awesome blog. I have the MusicWorld CD of Hare Rama, Hare Krishna - I can post that up if you'd like. I also have an MP3 of the party music, taken off of the release print of the film, that doesn't figure on the soundtrack release (& its good).

    Let me know - it'll take me a couple weeks to get around to it.

  7. A big thanx to you. I'm anxious to hear the rest of your collection.


  8. I love you, is my favorite song on the album- I also dig Dance Music (2)!!! Usha Uthup- deep and sexy voice!

  9. Hi PC, Saw your comment on my MusicaLocoMundo post. You'll easily follow my posts & please try my mixes. My page is kinda focused. Cheers! JT

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