Tuesday 19 June 2007

Rahul Dev Burman: Joshila (1973)


I like 'Joshila'. Again, this is one where I was told not to expect much, it's a minor work etc... but for crying out loud, listen to 'Sona Roopa Layo Re' and tell me this isn't prime cut R.D. Burman. Crazy moogs, Asha, a groovy beat... it's ace. So is 'Kaanp Rahi Main', starting off with a scream (usually a good sign), nice and jazzy, shuffling along, sometimes cool, sometimes manic... nothing minor at all. 'Jo Baat Isharon Main' is Lata Mangeshkar at her loveliest, 'Kuchh Bhi Kar Lo' is plain good poppy fun (with the silliest of visuals), 'Dil Main Jo Naatain Hain' has an awesome intro... need I go on? You know you want this.

Track listing:
1. Kishore Kumar: Kiska Rasta Dekhay
2. Asha Bhosle: Sharma Na Yoon
3. Kishore Kumar & Lata Mangeshkar: Kuchh Bhi Kar Lo
4. Asha Bhosle: Kaanp Rahi Main
5. Kishore Kumar & Asha Bhosle: Dil Main Jo Naatain Hain
6. Lata Mangeshkar: Jo Baat Isharon Main
7. Asha Bhosle & Chorus: Sona Roopa Layo Re
8. Lata Mangeshkar: Mehfil Main Chhupane Pade


  1. Your Choice of Albums and your Rips are in one word, Superb.

    I have these in CD but yet I prefer Vinyl.

    Please Dont Stop, Ever.

    Thank you very much.

    My Regards.

  2. Great album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks so much!

  3. Hey PC,

    Thanks so much for all your albums, they're a treat, appreciate the great effort !!!.

    Would you happen to have any Rajesh Roshan albums ?...he is another awesome composer !.

  4. No, afraid i don't. I'm aware of him, but none of the ones I've come across have seemed very interesting... which means I might have passed up on some good stuff, but there you go.
    PC x

  5. Liking this one , but then again there's not many I havent !!!

    Will post a bit of bolly myself soon, dont worry there's no contest ...love your blog

  6. The blog is so consistently good-- and 'Kaanp Rahi Main' is on constant repeat now. You've exposed me to so much awesome stuff-- now I'm just holding my breath for Gumnaam!

  7. yeah, you´re right. this is superb. thanks a lot. greetz from germany,

  8. Hey PC,

    Appreciate your reply on Rajesh Roshan :).

    Thank You once again for all your great albums !!!.

  9. Thank you Thank you Thank you! Thanks for all the great music. Keep up the great work.

  10. Did I get the count right? This makes it a 50?? Congratulations and many thanks!! Appreciate it beyond words.

  11. A supurb soundtrack indeed...thanks!

  12. Hi, I just wanted to say how great it is to have access to all this great music. I was really inspired by your blog and will be uploading my own Bollywood Lp collection as well. I like everything, but I mainly like soundrack from the 50's. So if you have any tips , or any suggestions, please, I am open to them. My first Lp , is Raj Kapoor's Awaara witch the songs will be up in a couple of days,
    at my bolg: Parties,Sarees and Melodies / http://partiessareesandmelodies.blogspot.com/
    Thanks so much.

  13. dear 3rd floor man
    i requested this upload and i am so grateful for your generosity. this was my 1st rd burman kick. in the meantime, i lost the cassete and the songs have been on my mind for all these years. thanks for sharing.
    however, it seems that the file has been deleted. could you please help?

    p.s. don't worry about that fake letter. where would they be if they decided to track down every shareblog-owner?

  14. Thanks would be an understatement for the meticolous efforts you have undertaken.

    Keep them coming.. u r doing a noble job..

    Three cheers to you :D

    Thanks again