Posts Tagged ‘Jassi Jaspal’
Bally Sagoo Feat Bhupinder Babbal - Mundeyo Aagee Oye
Bally Sagoo Feat Hans Raj Hans - Aaja Nachle
Bally Sagoo Feat Jassi Jaspal - Punjabiyan Di Hogi
Bally Sagoo Feat Hans Raj Hans - Punjabiyan Di Shaan
Bally Sagoo Feat Avtar Tari + Maninder Deol - Preeto De Ghar
Over the next couple of weeks I shall try to pick out some of the albums that really have shaped our industry and for some of you will hopefully bring back some memories to when these gems were originally released.
First off is Star Crazy 2, If you’re an 80′s baby like me then look away at the next sentence. Bally Sagoo’s masterpiece Star Crazy 2 shall be reaching 12 years old later this year. Yes, as (star) crazy as it reads, this album is nearly 12 years old but for me it feels like a yesterday release. I was actually in high school at the time and I distinctly remember visiting an old bollywood video store requesting for the shop owner to purchase the album so that I could buy the album with whatever money I could conjure up. The excitement when I finally opened up the cassette to play in the car journey home was immense.
The intro has you instantly hooked, nobody will ever say that they never tried to emulate that freshy accent ‘What we still need… is some more bass… in this place‘.
And then the mandolin kicked in. Pendha Giddha started off the journey with that distinctive Bally Sagoo ragga dub feel attached within it along with the rare vocals of Satwinder Bitti. Gem after gem continued; Mundeyo Aagee Oye, Aaja Nachle, Punjabiyan Di Shaan and Preeto De Ghar all stood out as classics but were all totally different from each other. The starting melody of Aaja Nachle, the introducing speech to Punjabiyan Di Shaan and those tumbi/vaja pieces within Preeto De Ghar all have stayed embedded within our grey matter that just will never leave. This is why we call these albums classics.