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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Music In The Mountains: Vaada Karo Jaanam

Enjoy a melodious duet today from "Sabse Bada Rupaiya" (1976). Mehmood produced this film, while S. Ramanathan is the director. Moushumi Chatterji and Vinod Mehra played the lead couple.

The duo Basu Manohari composed music for this film. Basudeb Chakraborty and Manohari Singh had both worked extensively with R. D. Burman as his assistants. They also worked independently as a team and composed musical scores for films. Both were very talented musicians in their own right, yet the effect of their association with R. D. Burman can be felt in this song.

Manohari Singh was a saxophonist, but he had also mastered several other western instruments. He was the main arranger for R. D. Burman and played saxophone in many memorable songs. Similarly Basudeb Chakraborty's contribution resulted in the creation of a large number of unforgettable songs. A big salute to the creativity of these geniuses!

Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar
Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Music: Basu Manohari

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