Monday 5 April 2010

Kalyanji Anandji: Priya (1970) / Sapan Chakravarty: Naya Nasha (1973)


A bunch of EPs coming up now, having discovered I have quite a few of them left. Pairing might seem (and is) a bit random, but seeing as I've gotten used to posting them in couples...

Two fantastic ones to start off with though. 'Priya' is quite rare I think, which is a shame as the first side (at least) is super. 'Pretty Pretty Priya' is fab Beatlesque pop and will be familiar to those who have the 'Bombshell Baby Of Bombay' compilation from a few years back. 'Na Sun Bura, Dekh Bura, Bol Bura' is almost equally fun, introducing as it does, the Hindi... Chipmunks?! (Monkeys actually).

Naya Nasha

Sapan Chakravarty worked as an assistant to RD Burman (and apparently actually penned 'Shalimar's 'Baby Let's Dance Together'); the master's influence is certainly noticeble on the stunning 'Naya Nasha' soundtrack. Kishore's charmingly poppy 'Ek Ladki Le Gayi Dil', Asha's immaculately stoned 'Kash Pe Kash Lagane De' and Lata's choppy lounge number 'Aao Kren Baten' are all highlights. In addition to cover artwork to die for.

Anybody know if LPs were released from these films? I'm suspecting not. (But I want them if they were!)

Slightly banged up these EPs I'm afraid, leaving the sound quality somewhat to be desired. But certainly still worth grabbing.

Track listing, Priya:
1. Mahendra Kapoor, Kamal Barot & Teen Bandaren: Na Sun Bura, Dekh Bura, Bol Bura
2. Anand, Prayag & Chorus: Pretty Pretty Priya
3. Asha Bhosle & Chorus: Kyon Bheja Sasural
4. Lata Mangeshkar & Chorus: Mithe Madhu Se

Track listing, Naya Nasha:
1. Kishore Kumar: Ek Ladki Le Gayi Dil
2. Asha Bhosle: Mujhse Aisi Bhool Hui
3. Asha Bhosle & Chorus: Kash Pe Kash Lagane De
4. Lata Mangeshkar: Aao Kren Baten


  1. Have I said how much I enjoy this blog you are doing.
    I have a good section of my MP3 player full of songs from here that I listen to all the time.

    This site really kicks ass.

  2. Wow. This sounds like a really cool
    collection. Thanks, once again.

  3. I adore Pretty Pretty Priya, and I adore you too PC :)

  4. much appreciated for the great tunesssss

  5. Miiiiiind blowing :)

  6. Kick ass tracks actually beautiful records. . .Keep it up

  7. Great stuff, and oh man, that Naya Nasha cover is beautiful.