Monday, 21 October 2019

Kalyanji Anandji: Aamne Saamne (1967)

Aamne Saamne

Kalyanji Anandji's 1960s output isn't generally as immediately attention-grabbing as that from the following decade, yet as has been demonstrated earlier on this blog, their pre-funk-era scores could at times be highly enjoyable affairs. 'Aamne Saamne' [review] [2] [3] is no exception.

The highlights are on the LP's first side. Opener 'Kabhi Raat Din Hum Door The' has a top melody with a kind of elegant, hummable pop feel, while 'Nain Milakar Chain Churana' is very much akin to, and on par with, Shankar Jaikishan's famous rock 'n' roll tunes of the same era. Sung by Mohd. Rafi, naturally. 'African Dance' pre-dates the wild freak-out instrumentals that would intermittently appear on their 1970s soundtracks; loud and primal. I don't find side 2 as interesting, though it must be said that 'Mere Bechain Dil Ko' is growing on me.

Track listing:
1. Lata Mangeshkar & Mohd. Rafi: Kabhi Raat Din Hum Door The
2. Mohd. Rafi: Nain Milakar Chain Churana
3. Chorus: African Dance
4. Mohd. Rafi: Mere Bechain Dil Ko
5. Mohd. Rafi: Aajkal Hum Se Roothe
6. Manna Dey & Miss Shami: Ankhiyan Na Churao


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6 comments:

  1. Thank you PC for the awesome quality of Aamne Saamne I have another request of you have , please share Shankar Jaikishan's Brhamchari 1968 with same quality.
    Regards
    Fawad

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