Kishore Kumar – Choicest Film Songs – MOCE 4050 – Odeon First Pressing – LP Record


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Kishore Kumar – Choicest Film Songs – MOCE 4050 – Odeon First Pressing – LP Record
Kishore Kumar (4 August 1929 – 13 October 1987) was an Indian playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, and screenwriter.1 He is considered one of the most successful playback singers in the Hindi film industry. Apart from Hindi, he sang in many Indian languages including Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Malayalam and Urdu. He has also sung in private albums in several languages especially in Bengali, which are noted as all time classics. He won 8 Filmfare Awards for Best Male Playback Singer and holds the record for winning the most Filmfare Awards in that category. He was awarded the “Lata Mangeshkar Award” by the Madhya Pradesh government in the year 1985-86. In the year 1997, the Madhya Pradesh Government initiated an award called the “Kishore Kumar Award” as a contribution to Hindi cinema. Recently, Kishore Kumar’s unreleased last song was sold for Rs 15.6 lakh (1.56 million) at the Osian’s Cinefan Auction, New Delhi in 2012. After Ashok Kumar became a star of Hindi films, the Ganguly family visited Mumbai regularly. Abhas Kumar changed his name to ‘Kishore Kumar’ and started his cinema career as a chorus singer at Bombay Talkies, where his brother worked. Kumar’s first film appearance was in Shikari (1946), in which his brother, Ashok played the lead role. Music director Khemchand Prakash gave Kumar a chance to sing “Marne Ki Duayen Kyon Mangu” for the film Ziddi (1948). After this, Kumar was offered many other assignments, but he was not very serious about a film career.6 In 1949, he settled in Mumbai.[citation needed] Kumar played the hero in the Bombay Talkies film Andolan (1951), directed by Phani Majumdar. Although he got some acting assignments with the help of his brother, he was more interested in becoming a singer. But Ashok wanted Kumar to be an actor like him.7 Between 1946 and 1955, Kumar appeared in 22 films of which 16 were flops and since he was disinterested in taking up acting as a career, he would find ways to be in the bad books of the director or producer, so that they throw him from their films. It was only after the success of films such as Ladki, Naukari, Miss Malaysia, Char Paise and Baap Re Baap that Kumar developed interest in acting seriously, which resulted in him having successful films as the lead hero between 1955 and 1966. Kumar starred in Bimal Roy’s Naukri (1954) and Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s directorial debut Musafir (1957). Salil Chowdhury, the music director for Naukri, was initially dismissive of Kumar as a singer when he found that Kumar had no formal training in music.8 However, after hearing his voice, Chowdhury gave him the song Chhota Sa Ghar Hoga, which was supposed to be sung by Hemant Kumar. The commercially successful films of Kishore Kumar included Ladki (1953), Naukari (1954), Baap Re Baap (1955), Paisa Hi Paisa (1956), New Delhi (1957), Naya Andaz (1956), Bhagam Bhaag, Bhai Bhai (1958), Aasha (1957), Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958), Dilli Ka Thug, Jaalsaaz, Bombay Ka Chor, Chacha Zindabad, Manmauji, Jhumroo, Half Ticket (1962), Mr. X in Bombay, Shreeman Funtoosh, Ek Raaz, Ganga Ki Lahren, Hum Sab Ustaad Hai (1965), Haal E Dil, Pyaar Kiye Jaa and Padosan (1968). As an actor, his best period was between 1954 and 1966. His onscreen pairing with actresses Mala Sinha, Vyjanthimala, Nutan, Madhubala and Kumkum gave the biggest hits in his career. Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958), his home production, had the three Ganguly brothers and Madhubala in main roles. Kumar played a car mechanic who has a romance with a city girl; (Madhubala) with a subplot involving the brothers. In the movie Half Ticket, for one of the songs – “Aake Seedhi Lagi Dil Pe” – the music director Salil Chowdhary had a duet in mind and wanted Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar to sing the song. However, since Lata Mangeshkar was not in town and Salil Chowdhury had to record that song before she could return, Kishore Kumar solved the problem by singing both the male and female parts of the song himself. The duet is actually for Pran and Kishore Kumar on the screen dressed as a woman. It just turned out to be fine as he did admirably well singing both in male and female voices. Music director S. D. Burman is credited with spotting Kumar’s talent for singing. During the making of Mashaal (1950), Burman visited Ashok’s house, where he heard Kumar imitating K. L. Saigal. He complimented him and told him that he should develop a style of his own, instead of copying Saigal. Kumar eventually developed his own style of singing, which featured yodeling, which he had heard on the records of Tex Morton and Jimmie Rodgers.9:60S. D. Burman kept making Kishore sing for Dev Anand from the 50s to the early 70s. S.D. Burman provided him the training and encouraged Kumar a lot, especially in the late 50s and early 60s, resulting in Kumar developing into great singer in the future directors Basu and Manohari Singh for duets such as “Wada Karo Jaanam” and “Dariya Kinare” for the film Sabse Bada Rupaiya and “Aa Humsafar” for the film Chatpatee.
Record Details
Title Kishore Kumar Choicest Film Songs – MOCE 4050
Singer Kishore Kumar
Music Sachin Dev Burman, Laxmikant Pyarelal, Kalyanji Anandji, Hemant Kumar, Rahul Dev Burman & Kishore Kumar
Lyrics Anand Bakshi, Neeraj, Indiwar, Gulzar & A. Irshad
Releasing Year 1971
Genre Film Hits
Language Hindi
Label Odeon First Pressing
Made In India
Manufacture The Gramophone Company Of India Limited
Serial No. MOCE 4050
Side One
  • Roop Tera Mastana (Aradhana)
Kishore Kumar
  • Phoolon Ke Rang Se (Prem Pujari)
Kishore Kumar
  • Jawani O Diwani (Aan Milo Sajna)
Kishore Kumar
  • Zindagi Ka Safar (Safar)
Kishore Kumar
  • Mere Naseeb Me Ae Dost (Do Raaste)
Kishore Kumar
  • Woh Shaam Kuchh Ajeeb Thi (Khamoshi)
Kishore Kumar
Side Two
  • Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai (Kati Patang)
Kishore Kumar
  • Mere Sapno Ki Rani (Aradhana)
Kishore Kumar
  • Tum Bin Jaun Kahan (Pyar Ka Mausam)
Kishore Kumar
  • Mere Diwane Pan Ki (Mehboob Ki Mehndi)
Kishore Kumar
  • Yeh Shaam Mastani (Kati Patang)
Kishore Kumar
  • Panthi Hoon Main (Door Ka Rahi)
Kishore Kumar
Size 12 Inches
Speed 33 RPM
Record Condition Excellent
Cover Condition Excellent

Additional information

Weight 0.35 g
Dimensions 33 × 33 × 2.43 cm

Kishore Kumar


Hemant Kumar, Kalyanji Anandji, Kishore Kumar, Laxmikant Pyarelal, Rahul Dev Burman, Sachin Dev Burman


Anand Bakshi, Gulzar, Indiwar, Irshad Kamil, Neeraj

Releasing year





Odeon First Pressing


Film Hits


12 Inches


33 RPM

Records condition

Near Mint Fresh – Old Stock

Cover condition

Original Cover


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