Thursday 8 April 2010

Naushad: Shabab (1954) / Laxmikant Pyarelal: Aap Beati (1976)


An even odder pairing, perhaps, and a radical change of pace. 'Shabab' is traditional and low-key; pretty much what I expect from Naushad. There's nothing on it that really sticks out. It's pleasant enough, and 'Jogan Ban Jaoongi' is kind of nice, but in total probably not a record I'll play a lot.

Aap Beati

Laxmikant Pyarelal's 'Aap Beati' obviously has a more modern sound. But sans any of the stuff I generally look for in Bollywood soundtracks. A bit dull, to be honest.

Onwards to the good stuff...

Track listing, Shabab:
1. Mohd. Rafi & Lata Mangeshkar: Man Ki Been Matwari
2. Lata Mangeshkar: Jogan Ban Jaoongi
3. Lata Mangeshkar: Jo Main Janti Bisarat Hain Saiyan
4. Mohd. Rafi: Yehi Arman Lekar

Track listing, Aap Beati:
1. Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar & Usha Mangeshkar: Meri Dilruba
2. Kishore Kumar & Amit Kumar: Kismat Ki Baat Ka
3. Lata Mangeshkar: Zara Jaldi Jaldi Mila


  1. Thanks, will stay tuned :)


  2. I can see "DOUBLE CROSS" coming up!
    Cant wait cant wait =P
    I particularly love the song "Jeevan bhar ke liye" quite a sing along track.

    "Jeevan bhar ke liye tu mere saath hai......yeh bhi koi sanam kehne kee baat la la la la ta rarara" =D


  3. Hi! I am unable to unZip the Naushad with any software I have, because the folder has a character which can not appear in Windows file names - specifically, the full colon in "(1953:1968)." I can not rename the folder or devise any other workaround. Can you please post a replacement folder or something?

  4. I'll Keep it short and sweet "AWESOME"

  5. shabab actually has few more songs
    that is not included in the EP.
    you can listen to missing here

    Lagi More Man Ki - Shabab - Shamshad Begum
    Aaye Ne Balam - Shabab - Mohammed Rafi
    Marna Teri Gali Mein - Shabab - Lata Mangeshkar
    Chandan Ka Palna - Shabab - Hemant Kumar & Lata Mangeshkar
    Mehlon Mein Rahnewale - Shabab - Mohammed Rafi
    Mar Gaye Ham Jeete Ji - Shabab - Lata Mangeshkar
    Bhagat Ke Bas Mein - Shabab - Manna Dey

  6. Damn, forgot there were issues with colons and slashes in Windows (stupid system)...

    Alternate download for anyone having problems with the first one:

    Thanks for letting me know litlgrey.