Thursday 5 November 2009

Kalyanji Anandji: Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati (1968)

Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati

Pre-funk Kalyanji Anandji. And it's a keeper. There's not much for the sample-hungry beatheads on this one, simply a collection of great songs, for listening, mostly. Admittedly it's the (ubiquitous) jazzy cabaret number ('Hello Hello') that initially drew me to 'Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati' [review]; however Lata & Rafi's 'Jeevan Path Par' is an equal contender for best track. A lovely, melodious duet, rolling along to a country-tinged rhythm; wonderful.

Check out 'Chandni Raat Men' and 'Pyar To Ek Din Hona Tha' as well; both very good. Check out the whole album.

Track listing:
1. Lata Mangeshkar & Mohd. Rafi: Jeevan Path Par
2. Mohd. Rafi: Chandni Raat Men
3. Asha Bhosle & Chorus: Raja Tohe Nainose
4. Mohd. Rafi: Aaya Baithe Khaye Piye
5. Asha Bhosle: Hello Hello
6. Mohd. Rafi & Asha Bhosle: Pyar To Ek Din Hona Tha
7. Mohd. Rafi: Kuchh Kahen To Khafa


  1. You are on a roll, my friend!!!! Thanks :-)

  2. Yup :) And quite a few good ones to come, as I've been saving some of my faves for last.

  3. Thanks so much PC, was waiting for this one ! :)

    Btw, can we expect RDB's CARAVAN soon ?.

  4. Eventually, not sure exactly when as it's not been ripped yet though.

  5. Another winner, PC! "Hello Hello" is definitely a highlight...just posted Helen's video of the song :D

  6. Thanks, I love this site

  7. Hey PC.
    Dont know if you live in Oslo or not, but here in Oslo we had a World Music Festival which ended with an afterparty at Blå. DJ Inder-filet played music form 50-60-70 era Bollywood. All Thirdfloor music classics. Twas great, twas emotional. Made me think of you and this site :)

  8. I do live in Oslo, and yeah I was aware of the event :)