Rafi, Mohammed / Rough Guide to Mohd. Rafi
Album: Rough Guide to Mohd. Rafi   Collection:World
Artist: Rafi, Mohammed   Added:Apr 2004
Label: World Music Network  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-08-16 Pull Date: 2004-10-17 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Oct 10 Sep 26 Sep 19
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 30, 2017: Moonrise Kingdom
Dil Ka Bhanwar Kare Pukar, Woh Hain Zara Khafa Khafa
4. Oct 25, 2016: It's Bollywood, It's Hollywood
Aaj Mausam Bada Be-Iman Hai
2. Dec 27, 2016: It's Bollywood, It's Hollywood
Yeh Ladka Hai Allah, Dil Ka Bhanwar Kare Pukar, Taarif Karun Kya Uski
5. Nov 03, 2015: It's Bollywood, It's Hollywood
Aaj Mausam Bada Be-Iman Hai
3. Nov 29, 2016: It's Bollywood, It's Hollywood
Taarif Karun Kya Uski
6. Aug 11, 2015: It's Bollywood, It's Hollywood
Yeh Ladka Hai Allah, Woh Hain Zara Khafa Khafa

Album Review
Manoneet Singh
Reviewed 2004-08-05
Velvety crooner nonpareil from the Indian subcontinent, Mohammed Rafi was something of an Indian Fred Astaire. With his trained voice and stylish rendition, Rafi was the “playback” personality behind many a debonair Bollywood star of the 60s and 70s. This RG is a good representation of his varied and prolific work, which ranges from uptempo orchestral numbers to introspective traditional folk tunes.

Track 1: Loud cheesy opening with trumpets, bongos, drums, etc., then transitions into soft, syrupy ballad led by acoustic guitar.

Track 2: Slow, brooding kitsch

Track 3: Peppy, midtempo serenade

Track 4: Midtempo, melodious, quintessential bollywood

Track 5: Opens with a weird synthetic swirl. Duet with the irrespressible Asha Bhosale

Track 6: The only qawali on the album, Rafi shines (as does Asha Bhosale)

Track 7: Midtempo duet. The recording has strange “studio” echo

Track 8: Slow, American-soul inspired track, complete with strange oceanic sounds

Track 9: Slow to midtempo. Staple Bollywood fare

Track 10: Melodramatic tear jerker from 60s family flick.

Track 11: Breezy, slow-tempo duet with the legendary Lata Mangeshkar

Track 12: Mid-tempo folksy dance number with sarangi, tabla, bells, and male chorus

Track 13: Mid tempo, soft solo with tabla and other traditional instrumentation

Track 16: Mid-to-uptempo, peppy romantic solo (similar to #3)

My picks: 6, 11, 12, 16

Track Listing
1. Chand Mera Dil   9. Pardesiyon Se Na Ankhiyan...
2. Chal Ud Jare Panchhi   10. Babul Ki Duayen Leti Ja
3. Taarif Karun Kya Uski   11. Woh Hain Zara Khafa Khafa
4. Dil Ka Bhanwar Kare Pukar   12. Nain Lad Jai Hai
5. Yeh Ladka Hai Allah   13. Jo Baat Tujh Mein Hai
6. Hum Kisise Kum Naheen   14. Aaj Mausam Bada Be-Iman Hai
7. Rut Hai Milan Ki   15. Wadiyan Mera Daman
8. Tum Jo Mil Gaye Ho   16. Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai