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Friday, December 18, 2009

VA - Sitar Beat! Indian Style Heavy Funk Vol. 2

Following the success of the first Sitar Beat compilation CD, a collection of Indian and Indian-inspried European funky selections from the 60s and 70s, the crew knew they had to come deep for the sequel. So for Volume 2, they go straight to heart of India with some of the rarest, and best tracks recorded between the years of 1970 and 1984. Nearly all of these tracks are appearing on CD for the first time. Sixteen tracks of rare and funky Indian flavor, blending heavy beats with the sounds of the sitar and the inimitable vocal sounds of beloved Indian singers such as the ubiquitous Asha Bhosle and producers/songwriters like Kalyanji Ananji and R. D. Burman. Most of the tracks are culled from Bollywood sound tracks from the 70s and early 80s. Enormously popular, often wild and packed with action and romance, these films put the intense music of star composers like Burman and Kalyanji & Anandji at the forefront. The strange, psychedelic sounds possess their own cultural mish-mash of flavors combining traditional Indian instrumentation and melodies with film music s intensity, and incorporating styles from American/Western music from about 5 years or so behind the trend. Funk, psychedelic rock, disco and proto-electro jump out from the grooves of Sitar Beat Volume 2 and hit you harder than a mouth full of spicy masala. This is soul from the Sub-continent at it's best.

Track List:
1. Babla And His Orchestra - The Witness
2. Kalyanji Anandji Ft. Asha Bhosle - Awara Sadiyon Se
3. S.D. Narang - Everybody Dance With Me
4. Kalyanji Anandji Ft. Lata Mangeshkar And Mohd Rafi -
Wada Karle Sajna
5. Kalyanji Anandji Ft. Asha Bhosle - Nigahon Ka Adaon
6. R.D. Burman - Freak Out Music
7. Laxmikant Pyarelal - Dushmun Title Music
8. Kalyanji Anandji Ft. Lata Mangeshkar - Pyar Zindagi
9. Usha Khanna - Tera Jasia Pyara Koi Nahin
10. Hemant Bhosle Ft. Asha Bhosle - Phir Teri Yaad
11. Ajit Singh Ft. Asha Bhosle - Main Akeli Raat Jawan
12. Laxmikant Pyarelal Ft. Amit Kumar And Shailendra
Singh - Bekaraar Bekaraar Bekaraar Kiya
13. R.D. Burman Ft. Asha Bhosle - Aaj Mera Dil
14. Laxmikant Pyarelal Ft. Mohd Rafi And Chorus - Dard E
15. Keith Kanga - Butterfly (Version Two)
16. Kalyanji Anandji ft. Amit Kumar, Kanchan and Chorus -
Laila O Laila

Download: Sitar Beat! Indian Style Heavy Funk Vol. 2
Download Size: 93MB


Solcofn said...


Thanks for this...diggin' it!

Toxik Boys said...

thanks! good post


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the resourceful post.

Anonymous said...

This rocks! Though I could've done without Track 6.

Unknown said...

Please please reupload this file!!!

Volume 1 is amazing.

grtz. PZ NL