Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Kalyanji Anandji: Yaadgar (1970)


More Kalyanji Anandji, pre-prime this time. Or at least pre-funk. 'Yaadgar' is still a reasonably good effort from them - it has a great cabaret number in 'Baharon Ka Hai Mela': Masala beat in a Shankar Jaikishan vein, jazz-tinged rock'n'roll, playful, infectious, fun. The lovely 'Jis Path Pe Chala' is worth a mention (and a listen), in addition to 'Woh Khet Men Milega' after its first few (dull) minutes; that's when the cool rhythm kicks in. 'Ek Tara Bole' has an OK backbeat; I might have liked it more if it didn't go on forever.

Track listing:
1. Mahendra Kapoor & Chorus: Ek Tara Bole
2. Lata Mangeshkar: Jis Path Pe Chala
3. Mahendra Kapoor & Chorus: Woh Khet Men Milega
4. Mahendra Kapoor & Chorus: Boli Sawan Ki Raat
5. Asha Bhosle & Chorus: Baharon Ka Hai Mela


  1. Thanx PC for this one. A very rare album indeed. Ek Tara Bole was a regular in vintage Vividh Bharti - the only radio channel for film music in India - I mean till the early 90's!

  2. Thank you man ! Beautiful songs :)


  3. PC:

    Don't remember if I asked you this before, but do you have these three SDB albums:

    Jewel Thief

    Thanks so much for everything, its a real treat !.

  4. That's great PC, Thanks for letting me know :)



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