Monday, October 24, 2011

Shankar Jaikishan & Rais Khan (1968) -Raga Jazz Style

Artist: Shankar Jaikishan & Rais Khan
Album: Raga Jazz Style
Release Date: 1968
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
Size: 262 MB

Shankar Jaikishan are probably the most versatile duos that hailed the music of Bollywood during the Golden Age of Indian Cinema, the 40s, 50s and 60s. The golden era of Indian film music can be associated with the musical giants of different capabilities and specialisations.
They had composed music in almost 200 films in a tenure of around 22 years.2 So great was the impact of their creative genius that it had a lasting impact on the music of the Hindi films. Shankar-Jaikishan understood the taste of the masses, were able to cater to them, as well as moulded their tastes. No wonder then that during their tenure as music directors, they were exceedingly popular and 75 per cent of the films for which their scores were everlasting hits – many have celebrated silver jubilees.
The team of Shankar Jaikishan consisted of Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi and Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal. Shankar (October 15, 1922 – 1987) was born in Punjab and trained under the famous Husnlal Bhagatram. He later settled down in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. Jaikishan (1929 – 1971) hails from Panchal, Gujarat, India.
They were honored with the maximum number (nine) of Filmfare awards in the Indian film industry. In 1968, Shankar Jaikishan released an album, “Raga Jazz Style : Shankar Jaikishan with Rais Khan.”

A1 - Raga Todi
A2 - Raga Bhairav
A3 - Raga Malkauns
A4 - Raga Kalavati
A5 - Raga Tilak Kamod
A6 - Raga Miyan Malhar
B1 - Raga Bairagi
B2 - Raga Jaijaiwanti
B3 - Raga Mishra Pilu
B4 - Raga Shivranjani
B5 - Raga Bhairavi

Music By – Shankar Jaikishan
Sitar – Ustad Rais Khan
Electric Guitar – Anibal Castro, Dilip Naik
Bass – Eddie Travass
Drums – Leslie Godinho
Tabla – Ramakant
Piano – Lucilla Pacheco
Saxophone – Manohari Singh
Trumpet – John Pereira
Flute – Suman
Arranged By – Sebastian D'Souza

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