1. UPDATE: 60's Hindi Rock N Roll

    I got an awesome email the other day.

    On October 24, 2004 I wrote one of my earliest blog posts. It was about my obsession with this Hindi rock-n-roll song. Here's the whole, very short, all lowercase post in its entirety.

    on the ghost world dvd in the special features there is clip from an old Bollywood movie from the 1965 called Gumnaam. it's 5 minute version of a song called "Jaan Pehechaan Ho" as performed by Ted Lyons & His Cubs. i'm officially on the prowl for music / videos by them or by bands that sound this this. a. maze. zine.

    Woof.

    Then, the other day, almost a decade later, I got an email from Prateek Sharma from Sagar, India who had just recently found my old post.

    Hey,

    I was searching through the web for some old SJ (Shankar Jaikishan) songs and accidently fell upon your blog. In case you are still officially on prowl for similar songs, I can suggest you a few. Just for a note, Ted Lyons and his cubs were just the performers, they never composed any music in any of the film they appeared. Jaan Pehchaan Ho was actually composed by one of the greatest Indian Music Composer Duo "Shankar-Jaikishan".

    Here are some songs I suggest you to give a try. May be they do not all fall in a single genre but these are some western type hits from 60s. (You will excuse my English, I am not a native speaker)

    He gave me a list of other Hindi rock-n-roll songs to check out. Fucking amazing. Here are the videos.

    1. Denewala Do Dil Deta (another one featuring Ted Lyons and his Cubs)

      Singer
      Mahendra Kapoor
      Movie
      Tasveer
      Music
      C. Ramchandra
    2. Aaja Aaja Main Hoon Pyar

      Singer
      Mohammad Rafi
      Movie
      Teesri Manzil
      Music
      RD Burman
    3. Raat Ke Hamsafar

      Singer
      Mohammad Rafi
      Movie
      An Evening in Paris
      Music
      Shankar Jaikishan
    4. Ye Chand Sa Roshan Chehra

      Singer
      Mohammad Rafi
      Movie
      Kashmir Ki Kali
      Music
      OP Nayyar
    5. Nazar Na Lag Jaye

      Singer
      Mohammad Rafi
      Movie
      Night in London
      Music
      Laxmikant Pyarelal
    6. O Meri Baby Doll

      Singer
      Mohammad Rafi
      Movie
      Ek Phool Chaar Kaante
      Music
      Shankar Jaikishan
    7. Beautiful Baby of Broadway (Probably the first ever English song in a Hindi
      Movie
      )

      Singer
      Iqbal Singh
      Movie
      Ek Phool Chaar Kaante
      Music
      Shankar Jaikishan
    8. Jaane Jaan Dhoondhta Phir

      Singer
      Kishore Kumar
      Movie
      Jawani Diwani
      Music
      RD Burman
    9. Dum Maro Dum (used in GTA Liberty City Stories)

      Singer
      Asha Bhonsle
      Movie
      Hare Rama Hare Krishna
      Music
      RD Burman

    Thank you so much, Prateek!