Tuesday 2 June 2009

Naushad: Leader (1963)


According to Stella at Parties, Sarees and Melodies, 'Leader' was something of a transitional work for Naushad, representing a bridge between the classic, folk-based soundtracks of the 50s and earlier, and the modern jazz & beat based sounds of the 60s and beyond. And that it thus divided its audience. It's certainly worth attention though, with interesting going-ons on both sides of the divide.

'Tere Husn Ki' is a cheery duet with a lovely melody; 'Ek Shahinshah Ne Banavake' has the sort of psychedelic sounding sitar & violins vibe that George Harrison would later exploit (in a good way) with The Beatles; 'Mujhe Dunyawalo' is bouncy pop with a Latin tinge; 'Dayya Re Dayya' starts with a screaming trumpet followed by tribal percussion before heading off in all sorts of different musical directions; and more… so check it out.

Track listing:
1. Lata Mangeshkar & Mohd. Rafi: Tere Husn Ki
2. Lata Mangeshkar & Mohd. Rafi: Ek Shahinshah Ne Banavake
3. Mohd. Rafi: Mujhe Dunyawalo
4. Asha Bhosle & Mohd. Rafi: Ajkal Shauqe Deedar Hai
5. Asha Bhosle: Dayya Re Dayya
6. Lata Mangeshkar: Aj Hai Pyar Ka Faisla
7. Mohd. Rafi: Hameen Se Mohabbat
8. Mohd. Rafi & Chorus: Apni Aazadi Ko Ham


  1. I was actually listening to Within You, Without You when I came across this post. Thanks.

  2. A track which 'Ek Shahinshah Ne Banavake' indeed reminded me of. Anyone else hearing that?

  3. thx, lemme check what u got here...

  4. thanx PC for another fantastic release!

  5. thanks much for the vinyl version :)

  6. Lensgreven af Jylland10 June 2009 at 01:19:00 CEST

    Aye wzup player?

    Been absent for a while, which means I now got a browser full of pending downloads. Looking forward to dig in!

    Endnu engang tak for at dele din skat med verden. :)

    Best regards