Rounding off this week's EP section, here's a pair of nice RD Burman efforts. 'Double Cross' [review] has him in an upbeat poppy mood with four songs that, while hardly his finest are all sprightly and fun enough to get your feet tapping and your soul smiling. 'Main Jhonka Mast Hawa Ka' is my favourite I think (for the weird bits), with honourable mention going to 'Aiyo Aiyo Kahdo Zamane Se', another one that borrows from the Cuban classic 'El Manisero'.
'Nehle Peh Dehlaa' is more mellow in tone, the first half anyway. Asha's sweet 'Main Choron Ki Rani' is probably the best song. At least the most immediate. I'm not entirely sure about the two tracks with Kishore on them, but last I played 'Mashooq Apne Shabab Men' I found myself humming it for hours after, so that has to have something going for it.
Most of the songs are truncated though, damnit.
Track listing, Double Cross:
1. Kishore Kumar & Asha Bhosle: Jeevan Bhar Ke Liye
2. Kishore Kumar: Main Jhonka Mast Hawa Ka
3. Kishore Kumar & Bhupinder: Dekho Ham Donon Ki Yaari
4. Kishore Kumar & Asha Bhosle: Aiyo Aiyo Kahdo Zamane Se
Track listing, Nehle Peh Dehla:
1. Asha Bhosle: Main Choron Ki Rani
2. Lata Mangeshkar & Kishore Kumar: Sawan Ka Maheena Aagaya
3. Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar & Manna Dey: Logon Ki Zuban Pe
4. Lata Mangeshkar: Mashooq Apne Shabab Men