VOLS: 1 TO 5: The early exciting years of “GEETMALA” - with interviews of ANIL BISWAS, C. RAMCHANDRA, ASHOK KUMAR, SURAIYA, MEENA KUMARI, NUTAN, SHYAMA, NIRUPA ROY, PRADEEP KUMAR, PRAN, MUKESH, TALAT MEHMOOD, KISHORE KUMAR, and AMITABH BACHCHAN !
VOLS. 6 TO 10: Musical Lights and Shades of 1956, 57 & 58, commented on by RAJ KAPOOR, B.R. CHOPRA, NAUSHAD, VASANT DESAI, SHAKTI SAMANTA, BEGUM AKHTAR, MADAN MOHAN, ASHA BHONSLE, WAHEEDA REHMAN, PRAN, SUNIL DUTT, JAGDEEP, MAJROOH SULTANPURI, GULZAR ! Also: AMEEN SAYANI’s first visit to Radio Ceylon, and his own Love Story !
VOLS. 11 TO 15: Fabulous songs and styles of 1959 & 60, with snippets by RAFI, HRISHIKESH MUKHERJI, MEENA KUMARI, MALA SINHA, SADHANA, TANUJA, ASHA PAREKH, USHA KHANNA, GULSHAN BAWRA, MAHENDRA KAPOOR, and SHAHRUKH KHAN ! Plus 2 joyful episodes with “MISS GEETMALA” !
VOLS. 16 TO 20: Scintillating retrospect of three glorious musical years - 1961, 62, 63. Milestone events of that era - commented on by : LATA, SHANKAR, MANNA DEY, SARDAR MALLIK, JAIDEV, RAVI, MUBARAK BEGUM ! ASHOK KUMAR, RAJENDRA KUMAR, SHAMMI KAPOOR, MANOJ KUMAR, SHASHI KAPOOR, JEETENDRA, MEHMOOD ! Also: (a) Controversies, (b) A time-bound CONTEST, (c) Comments on a “War on Waste.”
VOLS. 21 TO 25: Hits and fabulous misses of 1964, 65 and 66. Also: (a) “ATTACK” on Geetmala by Senior Composers, (b) Radio Report of Music Directors Association’s first (and last) Music Awards Nite, (c) Ameen’s hilarious second visit to Radio Ceylon ! And the voices of : PRITHVIRAJ KAPOOR, DILIP KUMAR, RAJ KAPOOR, MEENA KUMARI, WAHEEDA REHMAN, C. RAMCHANDRA, ROSHAN, MADAN MOHAN, O.P. NAYYAR, RAMANAND SAGAR, RAJENDRA KUMAR, DHARMENDRA, HASRAT JAIPURI, I.S. JOHAR, SONIK, AMIT KUMAR !
VOLS. 26 TO 30: Geetmala hits and immortal songs of 1967, 68 and 69. And, “talking to you”: MEENA KUMARI, NUTAN, SANJEEV KUMAR, MANOJ KUMAR, SHARMILA TAGORE, HEMA MALINI, SHASHI KAPOOR, HELEN, PRAN, MALA SINHA, MUMTAZ, BABITA ! NAUSHAD, TALAT MEHMOOD, O.P. NAYYAR, MAJROOH SULTANPURI, KALYANJI-ANANDJI, R.D. BURMAN, LAKSHMIKANT !
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Here’s what the earlier packs contained -
VOLS. 31 TO 35: The grand music of 1970, 71 and 72. With : DEV ANAND, MEENA KUMARI, DHARMENDRA, AMITABH BACHCHAN, RAJ KUMAR, HEMA MALINI, RAKHI, JAYA BHADURI, VINOD KHANNA, MEHMOOD, JEETENDRA, RANDHIR KAPOOR, FARIDA JALAL, SIMI, SUBHASH GHAI ! MUKESH, aNAND BAKSHI, R.D. BURMAN !
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“GEETMALA KI CHHAON MEIN” !
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VOLS. 36 TO 40: Swimming on the music waves of 1973, 74, 75 - with interviews of : RAJ KAPOOR, RAJESH KHANNA, LATA, AMITABH, JAYA, GULZAR, MADAN MOHAN, NASIR HUSSEIN, SHATRUGHAN, SHASHI KAPOOR, AMJAD KHAN, KISHORE KUMAR, R.D. BURMAN, DARA SINGH ! Also : Farewell to S.D. BURMAN, Tribute to RAJESH KHANNA, MEHMOOD turns interviewer, Poona with Amit and Jaya !
“GEETMALA KI CHHAON MEIN” - each volume a memorable treat ! Have you got all the packs ?
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Copyright © 2014 Ameen Sayani
Yes, “behno aur bhaiyo”, these five volumes (Nos. 46 to 50) bring to an end my most unusual audio presentation : a star-studded retrospect of my well-known count-down show of hit film songs, GEETMALA.
But, unlike the original hit-parade, the 50 volumes of “GEETMALA KI CHHAON MEIN” mainly highlighted the great songs of each year which did not reach the ANNUAL POP-CHARTS. And each volume also brought to you memorable events and incidents relevant to GEETMALA and my own life, which even the original programme never talked about ! And each volume was also peppered with beautiful snatches of filmstar interviews !
It was a back-breaking job, but I enjoyed it - and so did listeners all over the world who managed to get hold of the volumes before they were periodically sold out.
So, this is your “radio-dost” Ameen Sayani, thanking all of you from the bottom of my heart for having bought and heard these very special audio CDs. God willing, we should keep meeting again - in different ways, at different times. Keep listening !! (I’m still being heard on many radio stations in India and abroad.)
- AMEEN SAYANI