Remember the first Rafi-Lata jukebox from surindersidhu00? I loved that jukebox so much that I could play it frequently as my go-to jukebox and list down the songs there, the way DW(from the show Arthur) played the “Crazy Bus” song. It was published in late 2016 and it wasn’t until early 2018 when I first accessed that jukebox. It was a very lovely jukebox, with very nice songs, but some of the songs I felt were missing, so I felt there would be a second set for more of such songs someday.
So I just got one notification from YouTube, so I checked the notifications on YouTube and it was another jukebox of Rafi-Lata duets from surindersidhu00. It felt like getting a new present. So I opened the gift, and here are the songs.
1. Is Reshmi Pazeb Ki-Laila Majnu(1976): Ranjeeta steps out of the flower-laden bathtub and meets Rishi Kapoor with this merry Madan Mohan number.
2. Aadhi Sachchi Aadhi Jhooti-Fakira(1976): Shashi Kapoor and Shabana Azmi enjoy the open nature with this Ravindra Jain breeze.
3. Ki Aaja Teri Yaad Aayi-Charas(1976): Dharmendra and Hema Malini roam around the streets with this Laxmikant-Pyarelal number.
4. Tere Mere Yaraane Ho-Nagin(1976): Feroz Khan and Mumtaz go around the enchanted fairytale land with this Laxmikant-Pyarelal track.
5. Tera Sheeshe Ka Samaan-Chacha Bhatija(1977): Dharmendra and Hema Malini set sail on the pirate ship with this LP duet.
6. Nau Kagaz Hai Gehra Ki Pani-Duniyadari(1977): Rare gem, from Shankar-Jaikishan’s composition loosely based on raga Darbari, picturized on Parikshit Sahni and Nutan at a beach setting.
7. Aadmi Musafir Hai-Apanapan(1977): This Laxmikant-Pyarelal track is a great way of telling a tale during a train ride.
8. Hum Hain Pyar Ki-Do Musafir(1978): Shashi and Rekha walk around the outdoors with this light song.
9. Kajre Ki Kasam-Ram Kasam(1978): Rekha does a snake dance in this Sonik-Omi snake charm.
10. Mohabbat Mein Aji-Phandebaaz(1978): Haven’t seen this song, but it makes me want to feel like Dharmendra and Moushmi Chatterjee are going on a train ride with this quirky R. D. Burman track.
11. Koyal Boli Duniya Doli-Sargam(1979): This dreamy Laxmikant-Pyarelal song speaks of a bird chirping.
12. Parbat Ke Is Paar-Sargam(1979): Jayaprada twirls around in this classical Laxmi-Pyare number.
13. Baahon Mein Teri-Kala Patthar(1981): What a lovely song, picturized on Shashi Kapoor and Parveen Babi, on a day at the garden…
14. Ek Patthar Dil Ko-Dil Ka Heera(1979): Dharmendra and Hema Malini walk in the city with this Laxmikant-Pyarelal track.
15. Dafli Wale Dafli Baja-Sargam(1979): Rishi Kapoor and Jayaprada jig into this jolly Laxmikant-Pyarelal track.
16. Athara Baras Ki Tu-Suhaag(1979): Featuring the evergreen jodi of Amitabh and Rekha, flirting in this booming track of LP.
17. Simti Hui Yeh Ghadiyan-Chambal Ki Kasam(1979): Lovely song from Khayyam’s melody rooted from raga Bihag, picturized on Raaj Kumar and Moushmi Chatterjee.
18. Tumhare Bin Guzare Hai-Aatmaram(1977): Based on raga Bhimpalasi, this song reminds me of “Nainon Mein Badra Chhaye”. But composed by Shankar-Jaikishan and picturized on Shatrughan Sinha and Vidya Sinha in a castle setting that reminds me of the Hogwarts corridor halls.
19. Ladki Pasand Ki-Ram Balram(1981): Sensual duet with Dharmendra and Zeenat Aman in Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s charisma.
20. Shaher Mein Charcha Hai-Aas Paas(1981): Jolly bhangra Laxmikant-Pyarelal song picturized on the charming pair of Dharmendra and Hema Malini, and little Hrithik Roshan too. This seems to be Rafi’s last movie, with his swan song before his untimely demise.
21. Ashaon Ke Sawan Mein-Aasha(1980): Jeetendra and Reena Roy take a glance in the garden with this light LP number.
22. Baharon Se Kahenge-Ulfat(1978): Breezy song picturized on Raaj Kumar and Sadhana in Kalyanji-Anandji’s score.
23. O Meri Chorni O Meri Morni-Qatilon Ke Qatil(1981): Rare melody picturized on Rishi Kapoor and Tina Ambani in Kalyanji-Anandji’s score.
24. Mere Pyar Ki Awaaz Pe-Raj Mahal(1982): Lovely romantic song featuring the charming, dashing Vinod Khanna and the lovely princess Neetu Singh in the enchanting fairytale lands with this misty Kalyanji-Anandji nature. Reminds me of the song “Kitna Pyara Tujhe” from Raja Hindustani.
25. Janam Janam Ka Saath Hai-Bheegi Palkein(1982): Very light, refreshing song. Surprised to see Raj Babbar there.
26. Sun Sajni-Durga(1985): What can I say about this unseen song…
27. Sholay Sholay…Meri Jawani-Locket(1985): LOL, Rafi sounds like Sonu Nigam in this jolly dandiya song, for he sounds like a young guy in here. But this is a 1985 movie, and the song was recorded in 1979, a delayed release!
So that counts a total of 27 gems, and it’s even a bit more than volume 1. Volume 1 consisted mostly of 60s’ and 70s’ tracks, while this volume 2 consists of 70s’ and 80s’ tracks.
So which one do you like better so far, 1 or 2?