Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Rahul Dev Burman: Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1973)

Aa Gale Lag Jaa

Another fine R.D. Burman score... seems as if he couldn't do anything wrong in 1973. 'Aa Gale Lag Jaa' [review] has a pleasant, quite mellow vibe to it... it's got bounce and all, but not as manic and intensely paced as a lot of his music from the period was.

'Tera Mujhse', featuring the then 11-year old Sushma Shreshta (aka Poornima), reminds me of the title track from 'Yaadon Ki Baaraat'. Asha Bhosle or Lata Mangeshkar were often called in to supply vocals for children; I like the fact they used an actual kid in this instance - Sushma's got a very nice voice. 'A Mere Bete' has a melody not entirely dissimilar to 'HarĂ© Rama HarĂ© Krishna's 'Dum Maro Dum'... Burman gets away with plagiarizing himself though as the arrangment is very different... good stuff. As is 'Waado Karo'; quintessential 70s Pancham pop, and the lovely 'Theme music'; sounding like an Indian Morricone/Edda dell’Orso piece.

Track listing:
1. Title Music
2. Kishore Kumar & Sushma Shreshta: Tera Mujhse
3. Kishore Kumar & Sushma Shreshta: A Mere Bete (Part 1)
4. Kishore Kumar: A Mere Bete (Part 2)
5. Kishore Kumar & Lata Mangeshkar: Waado Karo
6. Kishore Kumar: Tera Mujhse
7. Kishore Kumar: Naa Koi Dil Main Samaya
8. Theme Music


  1. hi, do you know that song and where is it apears?

    Bappi Lahiri - Jimmy Jimmy Aaja

  2. Yup, it's from 'Disco Dancer', 1982.
    It was recently sampled by M.I.A. on her new album.
    PC x

  3. oh yeh, but who composed and if u can i get it? i can't find it in blogs

  4. Bappi Lahiri. Original copies turn up on eBay once in a while, and there's a cheap (probably crap) CD here:
    Never seen it blogged though.
    PC x

    Dunno if this is the whole album.
    And thanks for pointing me out to it.
    Jimmy Jimmy is super funky.real nice.
    i thnk better than original.