I don't know exactly when Shankar Jaikishan started employing rock'n'roll stylings in their music - the results of which they are rightfully revered for today, in the West anyway - I would suspect however that 1959's 'Love Marriage' was quite an early outing. And a good one at that.
Take 'Tin Kanshtar Peet Peet Kar'. Groove to the wild, manic beat, horns honking, guitars twanging, people yelling and clapping and (I would imagine) bouncing about like there's no tomorrow. And where have we heard that drum intro before? (Or since, if we're going to be chronological?) Quintessential S-J.
After a few minutes there's a change of pace, things simmer down a bit and the track gradually turns into something more traditional sounding; it's still good though. As is 'Karib Aao', my other favourite here. A lively, summery beat, loads of cool instrumental details, and Geeta Dutt again... lovely! Add to that a fun Lata/Rafi duet, a trippy sounding Title Music... and you've got what amounts to a much recommended score.
1. Lata Mangeshkar & Mohd. Rafi: Dheere Dheere Chal Chand
2. Lata Mangeshkar: Kahe Jhum Jhum Raat
3. Geeta Dutt: Karib Aao
4. Mohd. Rafi: Tin Kanshtar Peet Peet Kar
5. Mohd. Rafi: Kahan Ja Rahe The
6. Lata Mangeshkar: Ham Jaan Gaye Sarkar
7. Mohd. Rafi & Chorus: She Ne Khela He Se
8. Geeta Dutt, Mohd. Rafi & Chorus: Dil Se Dil Takraye
9. Title Music