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Indian music has become a global musical language but its south Asian roots remain strong, diverse and local. As with our introductory anthology of this kind (Psych Funk 101 – WPFC 101) this anthology covers the “golden years” of the movement, from approximately 1970 until 1983. Much of the music on this compilation springs from the Bollywood film industry; composers such as R.D. Burman and the brothers known as Kalyanji Anandji, whose work makes up much of this anthology, recorded and released an inordinate amount of soundtracks. That experiments in the fusion of India’s classical traditions of Hindustani and Carnatic music, folk music such as bhangra and dandiya and Western psychedelia and funk music would occur at some point is only natural. Also included are off the beaten path Indian experiments in psych funk – for example, two songs from the Simla Beat garage-psych albums, and an oft-heard Deep Purple cover by the ground-breaking Atomic Forest – and examples of the Indian psych funk influence on European 70s musicians. Throughout the extensive liner notes, WPFC attempts to broaden the definition of global psychedelia: the early researchers who first coarsely defined the genre – and limited its subgenres – did so at the same time that these experiments were first issued. That they would obscure these contributions to the global psychedelic canon is understandable. But it is time to correct this oversight.

Includes deluxe 52-page booklet with detailed annotation plus never-before-seen photos and ephemera. Rare and previously unreleased tracks restored and remastered – many from the original master tapes.


01. The Black Beats – The Mod Trade
02. X’Lents – Psychedelia
03. Kalyanji Anandji – Somebody to Love – Edit
04. Kalyanji Anandji – Bairaag Dance Music – Edit
05. R.D. Burman – Dance Music From Hare Rama Hare Krishna
06. R.D. Burman feat. Asha Bhosle and Kishore Kumar – Lekar Ham Diwana Dil
07. R.D. Burman – Freak Out Music
08. Bappi Lahari – Everybody Dance With Me
09. Kalyanji Anandji – Dharmatma Theme Music
10. Asha Bhosle With R.D. Burman – Dum Maro Dum Live – Edit
11. Usha Khanna – Hotel Incidental Music – Edit
12. Klaus Doldinger – Sitar Beat
13. Sapan Jagmohan feat. Mohd. Rafi and Pankaj Mittra – Meri Aakhon Mein Ek Sapna Hai – Edit
14. Keith Kanga – Butterfly (Version Two) – Edit
15. Atomic Forest – Mary Long
16. Usha Khanna – Tera Jasia Pyara Koi Nahin
17. Hemant Bhosle feat. Asha Bhosle – Phir Teri Yaad
18. R.D. Burman feat. Asha Bhosle – Aaj Mera Dil
19. Kalyanji Anandji w/ Manhar & Anand – Hum Tumhe Chate Hain – Edit
20. Ilaiyaraaja feat. Vani Jairam and Chorus – Thanimayil

The compilation VariousPsych-Funk Sa-Re-Ga (1970-83 from India)” (World Psychedelic Funk Classics) is going to be released January 21, 2011.

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