Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Rahul Dev Burman: Dhongee (1975)

Dhongee

Following on from last week's Burman soundtracks that weren't very good, here's one that is... with apologies for the delay to whoever it was I promised 'Dhongee' more than a year ago.

Two tracks highlight this score, 'Dil Chhina Chain Churaya' and 'Hai Re Hai Tera Ghunghta'. Both are drum/percussion based, very rhythmic (syncopated and tribal sounding respectively), giving them a more ethnic feel than a lot of R.D's output from the period (the stuff I tend to like anyway)... heavy grooves. With plenty of tasty details in the arrangements to flesh them out; excellent stuff indeed, worth grabbing. (Meri Bahena O Meri Bahena' and 'One, Two, Three, Go' are also nice).

I remember almost passing up on this LP when I first came across it; the cover was a bit tattered. I'm glad I reconsidered... especially since it hardly ever turns up anymore.

Track listing:
1. Asha Bhosle: Dil Chhina Chain Churaya
2. Kishore Kumar: Meri Bahena O Meri Bahena
3. Kishore Kumar & Asha Bhosle: One, Two, Three, Go
4. Kishore Kumar & Asha Bhosle: Hai Re Hai Tera Ghunghta
5. Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle & Amit Kumar: Woh Hai Ek Bahroopiya

23 comments:

  1. Let me be the first to say thank you for this rare gem!

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  2. You are awesome! Thanks, pc.

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  3. Eeeexcellent!

    I got the DVD of this movie just to hear these songs (and was disappointed to find out that "One two three go" was left out!) Now I can finally discard those MP3s for some nice vinyl rips. My ears thank you, pc!

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  4. Huh? You mean '1 2 3 Go' isn't actually in the movie? That's odd...
    Thanks back for your YouTube thingies :-)
    PC x

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  5. Yep, it happens often. Either due to time constraints, lack of budget for shooting another song video, or even deciding that a song no longer fits with the theme of a film. Sometimes movies get released without a particular song or two, and then re-released with them added in to get viewers to go back and watch them again. Sometimes they leave a song out of the soundtrack but put it in the movie anyway (the title song from Mehbooba would be a good example, I uploaded that on YouTube a while back). Sometimes there's just neither rhyme nor reason for what they do with some songs...

    Not to mention DVD authors could get really stingy sometimes and chop entire scenes and songs out (The Burning Train is a shining example, one company released a DVD that's over 40 minutes longer than the actual film distributor's DVD). Bollywood is really weird sometimes!

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  6. Hey, any chance you have the soundtrack for "Disco Dancing"? It's supposed to have the original version of M.I.A.'s "Jimmy". It'd be great to hear it.

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  7. Don't have it I'm afraid, but the song in question was posted under the comments to this post.
    PC x

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  8. Tribal Burman what a combo !!!
    Many thanks PC
    Do you want Dicso Dancer ...

    BTW Harshawardhan after asking repeatedly for Don's background music would be nice to get a thanks :(

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  9. so glad that there is so much info here about these classic recordings + films.. thank you PC-- and thank you everyone else here for the additional info and links..

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  10. hey pc sorry for the shameless plug, but if you guys want disco dancer, i'll post it by the end of the day on my blog http://curry-queen.blogspot.com/....so check it out!

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  11. Thanks for this one, I think I might have heard 'hai re hai teraa ghungtaa' but the others I need to sample. Thanks again. :)

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  12. Thanks once again, and also to all those adding information and their own uploads!

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  13. thank you so much. As a non desi I would never get these without spending much$$$ and even then I would not know what to buy. You are a gift

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  14. For REZA:~

    REZA I am really sorry that I did not post a thanks on your blog. The honest reason, I wanted to thank you with the high quality rip of LLOYD MILLER'S - Near and Far East. I am striving hard to get a friend who has a turntable that I can use to do the job. I really thought of thanking you with a little surprise would be better than a mere thanks. =) Please don't misunderstand me :( I am deeply grateful for DON's background score. I appreciate your efforts. Give me some more time to get you the LLOYD MILLER rip. You are awesome Reza! This whole idea of sharing music and information on blogs is wonderful! Thanks to all of you! Reza, PC, Phil, Stella! =)

    Harshi

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  15. Oops! Sorry for the grammatically incorrect line up there :D

    " I really thought of thanking you with a little surprise and thought it would be better than a mere thanks. "

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  16. Harshawardhan thats ok mate forget it :)
    sorry PC to talk across your blog

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  17. Best listen for ages
    Never seen this anywhere before
    Cheers PC

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  18. Can't go wrong with RD Burman! Thanks!

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