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Interval – Getting High in India - 60s (mostly) uncomped
May 3rd, 2014
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Interval – Getting High in India
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As far as I’m aware, apart from the original Simla Beat Contest-samplers there had never been other compilations focusing on Indian teen combos from the 60s. Recently though, Florian Pittner of the amazing hindustanib-music.blogspot proved that you can find never compiled 60s gems between Bollywood and temple music if you only dig deep enough. I understand he visits India on a regular basis searching for vinyl and sharing his findings at his blogsite. From the various genres, I selected the tunes that might be tagged “Beat”, “Pop” or “Psychedelia” adding a few more tracks I found at Bobby Mudgel’s Youtube channel and here you go with a set of 26. Compared to Pop sounds from other Far East Nations (say Thailand, or Cambodia) these tunes here are better accessible as Indians speak (and sing) quite perfectly English. Which does not mean there’s no mysteries or strangenesses to discover, once you’ve decided to abandon yourself to the Indian timewarp…
(Again, special thanks go out to Michael Zoot of the Garagtapes-blogspot who added even more tracks and did his best to fix the pops).

01/ The Mustangs – Escape (1968?)
02, 03/ The Cavaliers - Close To Me – Rickshaw (1967)
04, 05/ Raja Andrews & The Nawabs - Little Miss Muffet – The Vagabond (1967)
06, 07/ The Savages - Girl Next Door – Pain (1968)
08/ Madhu & The Professionals - I'll be Myself (19??)
09, 10/ The Cavaliers - Love is a Mango – unknown title (1967)
11, 12/ Arun Amin's Aspirations - The Yoga Way - Sitar Man (1967)
13/ Mahendra Kapoor & Chorus - Yogi, Please Help Me (1968)
14/ The Cavaliers - Toy Train (1968)
15, 16/ Arun Amin - Sunshine Friends - unknown title (19??)
17/ The Combustibles - Peace of mind (1971)
18, 19/ Arun Amin & Bonnie Remedios - Hippy Hindustan – Sunflower Girl (1969)
20, 21/ Calcutta-16 - Ballad Of The Purple Innovation – One Eyed Woman (1969)
22, 23/ The Savages- Old Turkey Buzzard - The Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes (1972?)
24/ The Flintstones - Be Mine (1968)
25/ Usha Iyer & The Flintstones - The Trip (1969)
26/ The Missiles - You Are Fine (1969)

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Date:May 4th, 2014 09:38 pm (UTC)
Love some Simla Beat and look forward to listening to this. Thanks!
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Date:May 4th, 2014 09:40 pm (UTC)
Aum Shanti and good listening fun!
Date:May 4th, 2014 09:51 pm (UTC)
From Ottawa Canada, again, thank you sir !!!
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Date:May 4th, 2014 10:01 pm (UTC)
pretty a long way from Ottawa to Dehli.. hope the trip to India will be enlightning (or, at least, good fun)!
Date:May 5th, 2014 12:41 am (UTC)
Man, that "unknown title" Cavaliers track really hits you on a gut level. So heartfelt and true. Geez!
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Date:May 5th, 2014 07:43 am (UTC)
... I love all Cavaliers' songs, specially "Love is A Mango" with its sweet lyrics ("Wait till the Mango is ripe")... I'm happy you dig them too!
Date:May 11th, 2014 05:08 pm (UTC)
Superb stuff. Love em all. Btw fyi I think the Sitar Man and Yoga Way mp3s are mixed up. THANKS
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Date:May 11th, 2014 05:31 pm (UTC)
thanks for your appreciation. I guess the mix up must have happened somwhere on my trip between the swamps of Calcutta and the Himalaya mountains...
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From:jose luis del val
Date:May 26th, 2014 04:14 pm (UTC)
I did not know that in India, existed beat.
Very good bands.
With your work, you make the other bloggers, we are seated small.
Greetings from Spain
Jose Kortozirkuito
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Date:May 26th, 2014 04:29 pm (UTC)
thanks for your lines José, I couldn't have done this selection without the help from Michael Zoot @ garagetapes (and Florian Pittner of the hindustanib-music.blogspot, of course).... in fact , it was a very exciting adventure to dig deep in India and I'm happy you like the result. Go ahead with your great job at Tommentón en la cuadrA!
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