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HMV writes about music of Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai

 

Friends, Please see the HMV statement regarding JISDESHMEGANGABAHATIHAI 1960 Music on their LP cover…….
The music on this record is taken from the soundtrack of R.K.films stupendous production “ Jis Deshme Ganga Baheti Hai” featuring Indian screen’s top star Rajkapoor and Padmini. The theme of the film is the strange story of the progress of a strange pilgrim, a simple hearted child of the soil,who sings his way into the hearts of men where for centuries the monster of hate and crime has resided. The music is provided by the ace team of music directors ShankarJaikishan who in their own words were guided by a single thought that the music of this film must present the genius of the land,with this end in view they have had to resort to a great deal of inspired choral singing, utilize folk styles typical of the music of the soil, and assemble perhaps the most varied and extensive orchestra used in any recent Indian film. Rhythm is the dominating feature of the musical score of “JDMGBH” and in composing this score the music directors appear to have been conscious of one striking truth that rhythm evokes similar reactions to each beat from diverse people and signifies the one new of life. The songs renderings which have done full justice to the music are mainly by the ever popular playback singers Lata and Mukesh whereas other artists who have ably assisted them in certain numbers are Asha,Geeta Dutt,Manna dey and Mahendra kapoor.
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List of Music arrangers who worked with SJ

 

 

Friends…SJ-Arrangers list..

List of pictures:- SJ ARRANGERS

1)BARSAAT-1949-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
2) AWARA-1951-SONNY CASTELINO
3)BADAL-1951-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
4)KALIGHATA-1951-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
5)NAGINA-1951-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
6)DAAG-1952-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
7)PARBAT-1952-
8)POONAM-1952-DATTU WADKAR(DATTARAM)
9)AAH-1953-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
10)AAS-1953-DATTARAM
11)AURAT-1953-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
12)BOOT POLISH-1953-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
13)MAYUR PANKH-1953-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
14)NAYA GHAR-1953-
15)PATITA-1953-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
16)SHIKAST-1953-DATTARAM
17)BADSHAH-1954-
18)POOJA-1954-
19)SEEMA-1955-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
20)SHREE 420-1955-DATTARAM// SEBASTIAN
21)BASANT BAHAR-1956-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
22)CHORI CHORI-1956-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
23)HALAKU-1956-DATTOO
24)KISMAT KA KHEL-1956-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
25)NEW DELHI-1956-SABESTIAN
26)PATRANI-1956-DATTARAM WADKAR//LALUUBHAI NAIK
27)RAJHATH-1956-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
28)BEGUNAH-1957-
29)KATH PUTLI-1957-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
30)BAAGHI SIPAAHI-1958-
31)YAHUDI-1958-DATTARAM
32)ANARI-1959-DATTARAM and SABESTIAN
33)CHHOTI BAHEN-1959-DATTARAM and SABESTIAN
34)KANHAIYA-1959-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
35)LOVE MARRIAGE-1959-DATTARAM and SABESTIAN
36)MAIN NASHE MEIN HOON-1959-DATTARAM and SABESTIAN
37)SHARARAT-1959-DATTARAM
38)UJALA-1959-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
39)COLLEGE GIRL-1960-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
40)DIL APNA AUR PREET PARAI-1960-DATTARAM and SABESTIAN
41)EK PHOOL CHAR KANTE-1960-DATTARAM// SABESTIAN
42)JIS DESHMEN GANGA BAHETI HAI-1960-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
43)SINGAPORE-1960-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
44)AAS KA PANCHHI-1961-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
45)BOY FRIEND-1961-DATTARAM
46)JAB PYAR KISISE HOTA HAI-1961-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
47)JUNGLEE-1961-DATTARAM//SABASTIAN
48)KROREPATI-1961-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
49)ROOP KI RANI CHORON KA RAJA-1961-DATTARAM//SABASTIAN
50)SASURAL-1961-DATTARAM//SABASTIAN
51)AASHIQ-1962-DATTARAM//SABASTIAN
52)ASLI NAQLI-1962-DATTARAM//SABASTIAN
53)DIL TERA DIWANA-1962-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
54)HARIYALI AUR RASTA-1962-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
55)PROFESSOR-1962-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
56) RUNGOLI-1962-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
57)DIL EK MANDIR-1963-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
58)EK DIL SAU AFSANE-1963-SABESTIAN
59)HAMRAHI-1963-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
60)APNE HUYE PARAYE-1964-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
61)APRIL FOOL-1964-SABESTIAN//DATTARAM
62)AYEE MILAN KI BELA-1964-SABESTIAN DESUZA
63)BETI BETE-1964-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
64)RAJKUMAR-1964-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
65)SANJH AUR SAVERA-1964-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
66)SANGAM-1964-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
67)ZINDAGI-1964-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
68)ARZOO-1965-DATTARAM//SEBASTIAN
69)GUMNAAM-1965-DATTARAM
70)JANWAR-1965-DATTARAM//SEBASTIAN
71)AMRAPALI-1966-DATTARAM//SEBASTIAN
72)BADTAMEEZ-1966-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
73)GABAN-1966-DATTARAM//SEBASTIAN
74)LOVE IN TOKYO-1966-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
75)PYAR MOHABBAT-1966-DATTARAM
76)STREET SINGER-1966-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
77)SURAJ-1966-SEBASTIAN//DATTARAM
78)TEESARI KASAM-1966-DATTARAM//SEBASTIAN
79)AMAN-1967-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
80)AN EVENING IN PARIS-1967-DATTARAM
81)AROUND THE WORLD-1967-NO ASSISTANCE –shown
82)CHHOTISI MULAQAT-1967-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
83)DIWANA-1967-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
84)GUNAHON KA DEVTA-1967-DATTARAM
85)HARE KANCH KI CHOORIYAN-1967-NO ASSISTANCE –shown
86)LATT SAHEB-1967-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
87)RAAT AUR DIN-1967-DATTARAM//SEBASTIAN
88)BRAHMACHARI-1968-SABESTIAN
89)DUNIYA-1968-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
90)JHUK GAYA AASMAN-1968-DATTARAM//SEBASTIAN
91)KAHIN AUR CHAL-1968-
92)KANYADAAN-1968-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
93)MERE HUZOOR-1968-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
94)SAPNON KA SAUDAGAR-1968-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
95)SHIKAR-1968-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
96)BAALAK-1969-
97)BHAI BAHEN-1969-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
98)CHANDA AUR BIJLI-1969-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
99)JAHAN PYAR MILEY-1969-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
100)PRINCE-1969-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
101)PYAR HI PYAR-1969-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
102)SACHAAI-1969-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
103)SHATRANJ-1969-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
104)TUMSE ACHHA KAUN HAI-1969-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
105)YAKEEN-1969-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
106)BHAIBHAI-1970-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
107)DHARTI-1970-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
108)JWALA-1970-DATTARAM
109)MERA NAAM JOKER-1970-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
110)PAGLA KAHIN KA-1970-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
111)PEHCHAN-1970-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
112)TUM HASEEN MAIN JAWAN-1970-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
113)UMANG-1970-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
114)ALBELA-1971-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
115)ANDAZ-1971-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
116)BALIDAN-1971-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
117)DUNIYA KYA JAANE-1971-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
118)EK NARI EK BRAHMACHARI-1971-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
119)ELAAN-1971-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
120)JAANE ANJAANE-1971-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
121)JAWAN MUHOBBAT-1971-SEBASTIAN//DATTARAM
122)KAL AAJ AUR KAL-1971-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
123)LAL PATTHAR-1971-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
124)MAIN SUNDAR HOON-1971-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
125)NADAAN-1971-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
126)PARDE KE PEECHHEY-1971-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
127)PATANGA-1971-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
128)PREETAM-1971-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
129)SEEMA-1971-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
130)YAAR MERA-1971-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
131)AAN BAAN-1972-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
132)AANKH MICHOLI-1972-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
133)AANKHON AANKHON MEIN-1972-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
134)BANDAGI-1972-
135)BEIMAAN-1972-DATTARAM//SEBASTIAN
136)DIL DAULAT DUNIYA-1972-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
137)JANGAL MEIN MANGAL-1972-SABESTIAN//DATTARAM
138)RIVAAJ-1972-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
139)AAJ KI TAAZA KHABAR-1973-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
140)-ARCHANA-1973-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
141)CHORI CHORI-1973-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
142)DAAMAN AUR AAG-1973-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
143)DUR NAHEEN MANZIL-1973-DATTARAM
144)NAINA-1973-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
145)PYAR KA RISHTA-1973-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
146)CHHOTE SARKAAR-1974-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
147)INSAANIYAT-1974-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
148)-INTERNATIONAL CROOK-1974-
149)MERA VACHAN GEETA KI KASAM-1974-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
150)RESHAM KI DORI-1974-SEBASTIAN//DATTARAM
151)TARZAN MERA SATHI-1974-
152)VACHAN-1974-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
153)DO JHOOT-1975-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN//DHIRAJ SHARMA
154)LOVE IN BOMBAY-1975-
155)NEELMA-1975-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
156)SAAZISH-1975-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
157)SANYASI-1975-SABESTIAN//DATTARAM//DHIRAJ SHARMA
158)DHOOP CHHAAON-1977-SABESTIAN//DATTARAM
159)DUNIYADARI-1977-DATTARAM//DHIRAJ SHARMA
160)MAHFIL-1978-DATTARAM//SABESTIAN
161)ATMARAM-1979-DATTARAM//DHIRAJ SHARMA
162)GANGA AUR GEETA-1979-
163)THE GOLD MEDAL-1979-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
164)GARAM KHOON-1980-DATTARAM
165)CHORNI-1981-NOT VISIBLE CLEARLY but it is there
166)NAARI-1981-
167)EENT KA JAWAB PATTHAR-1982-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
168)FILM HI FILM-1983
169)PAPI PET KA SAWAL HAI-1984-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
170)INTEQAAM KI AAG-1986-NO ASSISTANCE-shown
171)KAANCH KI DEEWAR-1986-DANIEL
172)KRISHNA KRISHNA-1986-KISHORE SHARMA//DANIEL
173)GORI-1991-
174)-BOMBAY TALKIE-1971-
175)TEE MEE NAVHECH(MARATHI)-1970)-
176)AVAN(TAMIL)-1953-
177)JEEVITHA CHAKRAM(TELUGU)-1971-
178)PREMALEKHALU(TELUGU)-1953-
179)EVEREST(DOCUMENTARY)-1968-
180)RAAGA-JAZZ-STYLE-1968-

By Mukund Marulkar ji

Interesting data about TITLE SONGS by S-J

 

 

 

Friends…I have just worked out and listed out “TITLE SONGS” of ShankarJaikishan music directors scored for 185 films as below—-

1) Total songs scored——1350 nos


2)Total songs as TITLE SONGS—-114 nos
3)Total songs written by Shailendraji—34 nos
4)Total songs written by Hasarat Jaipuri—53 nos
5)Total songs written by Rajendra Krishna—06 nos
6) Total songs written by Vishweshwar Sharma—05 nos
7)Total songs written by Indeevar—03 nos
8)Total songs written by Neeraj—-03 nos
9)Total songs written by Verma Malik—-02 nos
10) Total songs written by Gulshan Bawara—02 nos
11)Total songs written by S.H.Bihari—1 no
12)Total songs written by Shaily Shailendra–1 no
13)Total songs written by Sudhakar Sharma—1 no
14)Total songs written by Upendra Jha—1 no
15)Total songs written by Majrooh Sultanpuri—1 no
16)Total songs written by Azeez Kashmiri—1 no.

Mukund Marulkar's photo.

Shri Mukund Marulkar

Filmfare nominations of SJ

Filmfare nominations of SJ
1) Chori Chori
2) Yahudi
3) Anari
4) Chhoti Bahen
5) Dil apna aur preet parai
6) Jis Deshmein Ganga Behti Hai
7) Professor
8) Dil Ek Mandir
9) Sangam
10) Arzoo
11) Suraj
12) Diwana
13) Brahmachari
14) Chanda Aur Bijli
15) Pehchan
16) Andaz
17) Mera Naam Joker
18) Beimaan
19) Resham Ki Dori
20) SanyasiTwenty Nominations in music in twenty years is still a record!

Sebastian D’ Souza – The Great Musician, The Great Arranger

Dr. Padmanabh Joshi ji with great arranger SEbastian D' Souza Photo Courtesy : Dr. P.K. Joshi

Dr. Padmanabh Joshi ji with great arranger SEbastian D’ Souza
Photo Courtesy : Dr. P.K. Joshi

 

Dr. Padmanabh Joshi ji with great arranger Sebastian D' Souza Photo Courtesy : Dr. Padmanabh K. Joshi

Dr. Padmanabh Joshi ji with great arranger Sebastian D’ Souza
Photo Courtesy : Dr. Padmanabh K. Joshi

Sebastian D’ Souza – The Great Musician, The Great Arranger

Ask who is Sebastian D’Souza and you may get as many answers as the number of people who venture to give it. Footballer ?,Electrician ? School teacher ? Fr.. Sebastian??
anything but music arranger.
Sebastian D’Souza is easily the most prolific arranger in all of Indian film music. Spanning a career from 1952 – 1974 much of it with the famed duo of Shankar Jaikishan Sebastian created scores for over 125 films and over 1000 songs.. No musical arranger of popular American music let alone Hollywood films of that period can match his output. Sebastian should have been in the Guiness book of secords.Instead a search on google hardly throws up his name.
Volume of output apart, for sheer imagination and variety of orchestrated music Sebastian stands head and shoulders above them all. Sebastian had an imagination not equaled by the same men on whom books have been written and whose names occupied the marquee in the same period Sebastian’s development of harmonic concepts extended across a wide range of Indian, Latin and western instruments to create a unique effect.
While Anthony Gonsalves started that trend, Sebastian carried it on enlarging and embellishing the concept He is largely responsible for changing the entire harmonic structure of the hindi film song to create an extremely listenable full body of sound behind the voice of the singer .And hence a major influence on that era. If you thrill in the songs of that period from ‘Aawara’, ‘Boot Polish’, ‘Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai’, ‘Sangam’,,’Mera Naam Joker’ all from the RK banner and want to hear them over and over again it is invariably because Sebastian was the hidden hand behind their creation.
It is said that Mukesh who playbacked Raj Kapoor had Sebastian select the instruments, provide the counterpoint in Shankar Jaikishan’s melodic structure and create the music behind the star crossed lover portrayed by Raj Kapoor Together with him and his rhythmic partner Dattaram the SJ duo created history. Raj it is said, was close to Sebastian and was present in every recording because Raj believed that what Sebastian did was key to his role. Take away that background music from the RK films and you will plunge into a huge void. Till the late 40s, background music to the singers voice was merely a narrow range of instruments playing the same tune as sung by the singer.There was no concept of counters, fills or cadences. Rhythms employed were very limited. The effect was sonorous. Beginning the 50s, Anthony and Sebastian changed that all.
And how did that happen? Brought up on a staple diet of operas and symphonies of Mozart, Schubert, Haydn,Tchaikovsky which he absorbed, Sebastian employed harmonic variation with telling effect on to hindi film music. Sebastian came to Bombay in search of work from across the border post 1947 and stumbled into hindi films. Before that he was a big band leader in hotels from Allahabad to Mussorie to Lahore where he earned a name for leading the most popular orchestra of that time at the Stiffles hotel.
Starting as a violinist he moved up rapidly. O P Nayyar gave him his break as an arranger with C H Atma’s “Pritam Aan me lo” and later in the film ‘Aasman’. With O P he forged a super relationship and what followed is still on many lips ;the songs and the music from ‘Aar Paar’ ( Sun sun sun sun jalim’), Mr & Mrs 55’( Udhar tum hasin ho idhar dil jawa hai’), Howrah Bridge (‘ Mera naam chin chin choo,chin chin choo’) and so many more….each a classic not equaled fifty years after their time. Creativity such as this is genius and geniuses are sometimes known to be irregular, erratic and difficult with time being their first victim. Not so with Sebastian who was known to be regular, consistent, methodical and disciplined. With strong writing skills, he invariably created and translated what was going in his head into written scores on the spot in the studio for the orchestral sections and the soloists and adjusted them while rehearsing. Usually, one song took a day .But it is said that on one occasion Sebastian
created 5 songs in a day traveling to different studios across the city .
But these are just snippets. Take another glance at his history sheet .Consider these; ‘Aaja sanam, madhur chandni mein hum’;,’Yeh raat bheegi bheegi’ from Chori Chori. ‘Teri yaad dil se bulane chale hum’ from ‘Hariyali aur Rasta’. ‘Dost dost na raha’ from ‘Sangam’, ‘Aae malik there bande hum’ from ‘Do Aankhen Bara Haath’, Aaja re.. pardesi’ from Madhumati.’Aansoo bahri hain yeh jeevan ki raahen’
From N Dutta’s Chandni ki Deewar’ listen closely to Talat’s song ‘Ashkon ne jo paya hai’. The violins play in three sections, embellished by a vibraphone and cellos behind Talat’s voice. The sadness of the lyric is captured in one of the most poignant violin solos in the annals of hindi film music.
It is said that Jaikishan was so taken up with Sebastian’s counters and fills he put together all of those and hey presto he had created a brand new song. Sebastian worked tirelessly till 1974. The advent of Bhappi Lahiri and styles of that kind did not call for his skills. A self effacing man who spoke less and did more, he quietly retired to Goa and began a new life teaching children, away from the stars and the greats whom he had helped create .Little did the children whom he taught quietly, know that they had the wisdom and experience of an all time great. Shocked they were, when journalists, musicians and aficionados of the music world would descend on Sebastian’ s modest home to sit at the feet of the man and reminisce. As the children grew up they were amazed that he was the same person behind all those wonderful songs.
When he died, he instructed that no money be spent on his funeral and all that was saved should go to charity; such is the modesty of greats. Sebastian left behind a rich musical legacy which will live into generations after his time. As so often happens to modest, silent and quiet achievers in India, he received no honours from the city of Bombay where he lived created and worked but a belated award from his home state of Goa.
Thanks to Ajay Kanagat ji
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