Monday 19 May 2008

Kalyanji Anandji: 5 Rifles (1973) / Naami Chor (1975)

5 Rifles

A couple of Kalyanji Anandji EPs while I'm at it.

'5 Rifles' falls more or less into the same category as 'Hasina Maan Jaayegi' below... there are bouncy rock 'n' roll bits in 'Tera Husn Allah Allah', 'Pyar Ke Patang Ki' has a great intro; otherwise there's nothing much of interest going on.

Naami Chor

'Naami Chor' is better... 'Kahte Hain Mujhko' is a cool Kishore Kumar number featuring an ace piano and whistling break (there's a Spanish trumpet in there as well) and Asha's 'Aap Se Mujhe Aap Se Pyar Ho Hi Gaya' has a nice mid-tempo beat, plenty of instrumental details as well as being a lovely choon.

Track listing, '5 Rifles':
1. Kishore Kumar & Chorus: Jab Se Sarkar Ne
2. Kishore Kumar: Tera Husn Allah Allah
3. Kishore Kumar & Chorus: Pyar Ke Patang Ki
4. Asha Bhosle: Malmal Men Dadan

Track listing, 'Naami Chor':
1. Kishore Kumar: Kahte Hain Mujhko Raja
2. Asha Bhosle: Aap Se Mujhe Aap Se Pyar Ho Hi Gaya
3. Asha Bhosle, Mahendra Kapoor & Chorus: Aaye Hai Jo Mahfil Men - Qawwali


  1. Thank you for the great music.

  2. Thanks, these are hard to find!

  3. Gotta try them out!

  4. your dedication to this project is much appreciated, i've learned a lot over the months I've been following your blog!

  5. Thanks a tonne! None of the tracks seem familiar, so I have to give these a try. :)

  6. Haven't heard of the film names, but I liked couple songs, mainly lyrics.


  7. Nice blog, thanks for sharing!

  8. "Thanks, these are hard to find!"
    This is indeed a great blog.

    Leaves me wishing that there was one out there that featured Arabic (etc) Bellydance tunes from the past. Radio Bastet is great but unfortunately she doesn't do whole albums.

  9. These two gems are much appreciated!

  10. Cliche.. it may sound.. can't help to request re upload of Naami Chor, 5 Rifles, Yaaron Ka Yaar, Nasbandi, The Magnificent O P Nayyar .. had back up of the rest except these 4.. lost them in hard disk crash. :(
    May be you can help or some other generous person reading this. Will be obliged :)
    Thanks in advance.