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Bombay Disco: Disco Hits From Hindi Films 1970-1985 (CD/2LP, Cultures Of Soul, 2014)

DJ Brother Cleve has prepared here a stellar selection of disco bangers from Bollywood movies soundracks in the late 70s/Early 80s era. The grooves are heavily funky, and the songs really fun, with lots of great energy, making you wish you had the movies the music is extracted from to watch! Hints of Bee Gees, Boney M or Abba here, Jefferson Airplane there, or Ennio Morricone elsewhere... Teases of the 'James Bond Theme' or 'Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)'... and that's just for the first four tracks!! In vintage Bollywood disco mode, "boogie" irresistibly becomes "bugi"… and "disco" includes bits of funk, jazz, psychedelic rock, soul, cosmic synths and traditional Indian melodies - the blend is equisite for those who like groovy hybrid music for nutty dancefloors. The compilation ends with a cheeky electro-disco take on MJ's classic 'Billie Jean', proving that everyone is smiling here: singers, dancers, compiler and listeners. A 100% positive, loveable record, can't wait for volume two!

Bombay Disco - Disco Hits From Hindi Films 1970-1985
Various - Bombay Disco: Disco Hits From Hindi Films 1970-1985
(CD/2LP) Cultures Of Soul COS008, 2014-03-04

Tracklisting :
A1. Usha Uthup & Chorus - Hari Om Hari
A2. Bappi Lahiri & Chorus - Mausam Hai Gaane Ka
A3. Kishore Kumar & Amit Kumar - Hum To Aap Ke Deewane Hein
B1. Asha Bhosle & Chorus - Udi Baba
B2. Asha Bhosle & Chorus - Bugi Bugi
B3. Asha Bhosle & Chorus - Bongo Bongo
B4. Bappi Lahiri - Discotheque Music
C1. Asha Bhosle & Chorus - Pyar Ka Imithaan
C2. Bappi Lahiri & Amit Kumar - Karate
C3. Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar & Chorus - Disco '82
D1. Usha Uthup - Main Gul Badan
D2. Asha Bhosle - Dil Dil Dil, Kabhi Dil De Bhi To Do
D3. Salma Agha & Bappi Lahiri - Jeena Bhi Kya Hai Jeena (Pt. 2)

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Press Release :
The sound of Disco rose out of Philadelphia in the '70's before being nurtured in New York and later rising to the top of the pops. By 1979 it made its way to India, where it was blended with sitars, tablas and huge orchestras in a wildly inventive, and often boldly surreal, fusion of Purab aur Pachhim (East and West)

When a film producer told Bollywood composer Bappi Lahiri, "I want to have music like 'Saturday Night Fever'", Bombay Disco was born. Soon nearly every South Asian film, it seemed, had a disco track blaring from cinema screens. Although disco's popularity waned in the west, it soared in the east throughout the '80's. Disco songs appeared in every type of film, from family dramas and historical epics to curry westerns and horror movies.

Cultures Of Soul Records presents Bombay Disco, 13 selections excavated from the dusty bazaars of India by DJ Brother Cleve. The hunt even brought him to Bappi Lahiri's home, where India's "Disco King" regaled him with music and stories. Bombay Disco showcases the unique musical hybrid that is Bollywood filmi music. Don your leisure suit, puff a chillum, and get on the dancefloor. Shabash!

Bombay Disco - Disco Hits From Hindi Films 1970-1985


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