Exotic Diamonds

S/MOCEC 5318 © 1982 EMI

SIDE I
1.  jab pyar kisise hota hai (Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai)
2.  o sajna barkha bahaar aai (Parakh)
3.  jawaan hai mohabbat (Anmol Ghadi)
4.  sitaron ji mehfil saji tum na aaye (Uran Khatola)
5.  ajeeb daastan (Dil Apna aur Preet Parai)

SIDE II
1.  sad kuch seekha hamne (Anari)
2.  ankhiyan milake (Rattan)
3.  jhoom jhoom ke naacho aaj (Andaz)
4.  dil mein chhupa ke (Aan)
5.  hamare dilse na jaana (Uran Khatola)
6.  saari saari raat (Aji Bas Shukriya)

Liner Notes:

'Enoch Daniels' - the very name triggers a whole range of bright variegated tunes on LP's that have continued to shine and shimmer, diamond-like over so many years. First it was Vintage Wine. Then came Eventide Echoes, to be followed by Whispering Palms and Fire is Fire. Now comes another gem of his creativity, aptly named Exotic Diamonds and Enoch has dug deep to unearth them and give them new facets. Like his previous recorded hits, the 11 compositions heard on this disc have been inspired by film tunes that were the rage of the forties and the fifties. The songs, time-tested and and evergreen still have the power to haunt our ears.

Enoch Daniels' distinction lies in his savoir-faire in keeping the individual mood of these songs untouched. The 8-track stereo effect of the new HMV studios lends to these tunes a new freshness, a new glow. The instruments ensemble includes western media as well, but the style employed is basically percussive. Hence the typical modern character of the repertoire.

Fire Is Fire

S/MOCEC 4222 © 1980 EMI

SIDE I
1.  ina meena dika (Aasha)
2.  mil ke bichhad gain ankhiyan (Ratan)
3.  mera joot hai japahi (Shree 420)
4.  jawaniyan yeh mast mast (Tumsa Nahim Dekha)
5.  gore gore o baanke chhore (Samadhi)
6.  seene mein sulagte hain arman (Tarana)

SIDE II
1.  shola jo bhadke (Albela)
2.  zindagi khwaab hai (Jaagte Raho)
3.  jab se balam ghar aaye (Awaara)
4.  gaata rahe mera dil (Guide)
5.  jeevan ki safar mein rahi (Munimji)
6.  yaad kiya dil ne (Patita)

Liner Notes:

Swing with the oldies as Enoch Daniels brings you fiery old melodies with a twang of the present. All the songs are played with a foot-stomping disco beat. Enoch Daniels has kept the same melody without disturbing the original concept of the compositions, but, boy oh boy! Look what he's added to the melodies to make them danceable. You won't be able to stop dancing to the wild flavor of the album. So keep your dancing shoes on, take your partner and, find out why 'Fire Is Fire' with Enoch Daniels.

Eventide Echoes

S/MOCEC 4170 © 1979 Odeon/Gramophone Company of India
Hit Songs From the Silver Screen

SIDE I
1.  awara hoon (Awara)
2.  more saiyanji utrenge paar (Uran Khatola)
3.  katate hain dukh men yeh din (Parchhain)
4.  janewala se mulaqat (Amar)
5.  yeh zindagi usi ki hai (Anarkali)
6. ham kitna roe (Shin Shinaki-Boola Boo)

SIDE II
1.  aayega aanewala (Mahal)
2.  uthaye ja unke sitam (Andaz)
3.  bachpan ke din bhula na dena (Deedar)
4.  mujhpe ilzam-e-bewafai hai (Yasmin)
5.  tod diya dil mera (Andaz)
6.  mohe bhool gaye sanwariya (Baiju Bawra)

Liner Notes:

Eventide - the word at once conjures up a picture of a quiet evening in all its sombre charm. The westward sun signals the approaching end of day. But its pace looks a wee bit halting - as though the day is dragging its feet and refuses to fade away! That is what one is apt to feel , gazing at the slowly setting sun. "Au revoir" one whispers, cherishing hopes for a better, brighter and happier tomorrow. Now comes the time when the scattered cows gather again, homeward bound; the birds wring their way
back to their nests, and your mind turns from work to yearned rest. Back home, as you relax, a thousand memories of the day that is done come crowding to your mind and induce a rare mood of nostalgia.

The same rare mood of nostalgia will grow on you as you relax and listen to this marvel of a disc. Aptly titled Eventide Echoes, the disc, through the instrumental versions of twelve great film songs, unfolds a variety of moods - ranging from the profound and poignant to the sublime and sensuous. The films that featured them belong to the past. But the songs, with their sheer beauty and perennial appeal, have continued to haunt the sensitive connoisseurs - they will so for a long time. What is more, the tunes heard here reveal all the magic of the voices which sang them and all the talent and imagination of the composers who set them to music.

Small wonder this - because it is Enoch Daniels who has done it - and done it a second time! For who does not know of his first venture VINTAGE WINE, which has proved such a tremendous hit?

What makes  Eventide Echoes doubly evocative is its unique musical arrangement. it speaks of his supreme ingenuity that Enoch Daniels has harnessed to full advantage the complex resources of several Indian and Western instruments. Their differing timbres and resonances just do not seem to matter. You have to listen to believe this. He substitutes his accordion for the original vocal strains and his orchestral ensemble comprising electric organ, Spanish guitar, bass, mandolins, sitar, tabla, tambourines, maracas and many other small percussion instruments combines to make an impact that is truly abiding. The blending of the singers skills and the composers fancies, which distinguish the original songs, are recreated to perfection in this disc. The repertoire is sure to create and sustain insatiable urge among the connoisseurs to hear the disc again and again.

Whispering Palms

S/MOCEC 4213 © 1977 Odeon/ Gramophone Company of India

SIDE I
1.  thandi hawaaein (Naujawan)


2.  diwana aa gaya (Albela)
3.  yun hasaraton ke dagh (Adaalat)

4.  bachpan ki mohabbat (Baiju Bawra)
5.  mera sundar sapna (Do Bhai)
6.  tum na jaane kis jahan mein (Sazaa)

SIDE II
1.  mohabbat aesi dharkan hai (Anarkali)

2.  mahfil mein jal uthi shama (Niraala)
3.  chanda re, ja re ja re (Ziddi)
4.  na milta gham to (Amar)
5.  ab raat guzarne wali hai (Awaara)
6.  sham e gham ki qasam (Footpath)

Liner Notes

On some rare occasion, when you are alone with yourself and glance through the window you suddenly become aware of the cool caressing breeze and the soft, enchanting whisper of the palms outside. The whole atmosphere evokes in you the nostalgic memories of youthful past.

In this disc, Enoch Daniels captures in a musical form that soft whisper memories of the past. He has selected twelve adorable melodies from renowned musicals and presented them on the piano accordion in his own captivating style which has endeared him to music lovers in India and abroad. As a result, this disc has assumed a perennial appeal and charm.

Accordion Cocktail

S/MOCEC-4205 © EMI/Gramophone Company of India

SIDE I
1.  main aaya hoon (Amir Garib)
2.  ek ajanabee hasina se (Ajanabee)
3.  mera jeevan kora kaagaz (Kora Kagaz)
4.  teri galiyon mein (Hawas)
5.  suno kahon, suna kaha (Aap ki Kasam)
6.  ek din hansana (Benaam)

SIDE II
1.  main na bhooloonga (Roti, Kapda aur Makaan)
2.  ham donon, do premi (Ajanabee)
3.  roz shaam aathi hai (Imtihaan)
4.  wada karle saajana (Haath ki Safai)
5.  jaane kya (Aaina)

Liner Notes:

This is an unusual LP album wherein Enoch Daniels and his orchestra have presented all the great songs of R.K. films fabulous opus "Mera Naam Joker". Never before has there an instrumental version record featuring all songs from the same film, which makes this record particularly significant.

From the most sophisticated electric organ to the typically Indian classical instruments 'sarangi', many instruments have been intelligently employed to best advantage on this record by Enoch Daniels. The technical advantages of ultra modern stereophonic sound recording have been fully utilized in the musical arrangements.

Kabhi Kabhie

S/MOCEC 4209 © EMI/ Gramophone Company of India
(Instrumental version of the songs from the movie Kabhi Kabhie)

SIDE I
1.  kabhi kabhi mere dil mein
2.  tere chehere se nazar nahi hatati
3.  main har ef pal ka shair hoon
4.  tera phoolon jaisa rang

SIDE II
1.  kabhi kabhi
2.  mere ghar aayi ek nanhi pari
3.  main pal do pal ka shair hoon
4.  pyar kar liya to kya
5.  surkh jodeki yeh jagmagahat

Melodies by Khayyam
Arrangements & background music Enoch Daniels

Vintage Wine

S/3 AECX 5270 © EMI/ Gramophone Company of India

SIDE I
1.  aayi mere dil kahin aur chal (Daag)
2.  dua kar ghame dil (Anarkali)
3.  sajan ki galiyan (Bazar)
4.  suhani raat dhal chuki (Dulari)
5.  aaja sanam (Chori Chori)
6.  dheere se aaja (Albela)

SIDE II
1.  mera salam leja (Uran Khatola)
2.  tu kahe agar (Andaz)
3.  hai apna dil to awara (Solva Saal)
4.  leja meri duayen (Deedar)
5.  pyar hua iqrar hua hai (Shri 420)
6.  aawaz de kahan hai (Anmol Ghadi)

Liner Notes:

The word 'vintage wine' is a particular apt description of the music contained in this LP as the dozen tunes presented on this record are selections from those lingering movie melodies of the forties which like vintage wine have become richer in quality with the passage of time. In fact, Indian film music has been so rich in quality that it is a very difficult task to select more than a dozen items for inclusion in a collection such as this. These selections have been made after spanning more than a decade of motion picture melodies from the early 40's. The scintillating tunes are the creations of great music composers of the Indian screen: Shyam Sundar, Naushad, Shankar-Jaikishen, S.D. Burman & C. Ramchandra.

Ace accordion player Enoch Daniels, who has original ideas regarding arrangements of music has given an absolutely new treatment to these immortal melodies through his orchestra.

Enoch Daniels - Piano Accordion Film Tunes

S/MOCEC 4108, © 1971 Odeon/ Gramophone Company of India

SIDE I
1.  haina bolo bolo (Andaz)
2.  pyar ke kabil na rahen (Preet ki Dori)
3.  reshmi ujala hai (Sharmilee)
4.  dilbar jaani (Haathi mere Saathi)
5.  tum jo hasonge duniya hansegi (Kathputhli)
6.  charche gali gali (Preetam)

SIDE II
1.  zindagi ek safar hai (Andaz)
2.  choron ko sare nazar aate hain chor (Naya Zamaana)
3.  aaja aaja (Man Mandir)
4.  chal chal chal mere saathi (Hathi mere Saathi)
5.  jis din se main ne tum ko dekha hai (Parwana)
6.  zindagi kaisee hai paheli (Anand)

Liner Notes:

This album contains sparkling new versions of great hits from the Indian movies presented on the accordion by Enoch Daniels. His superb blending of Latin rhythms with original songs and the combination of various instruments to create unusual sounds has resulted in a freshness unique in itself. For lovers of instrumental music, this is a treat.

Mera Naam Joker

S/3AECX-5318, LP record © EMI/Gramophone Company of India

SIDE I
1.  ae bhai zara dekh ke chalo
2.  ang lag jaa baalma
3.  jaane kahan gaye vo din
4.  daagh ne lag jaye

SIDE II
1.  teetar ke do aage teetar
2.  jeena yahan marna yahan
3.  kehta hai koker saara jamaana
4.  kaate na kaate raina
5.  sadqe heer jujh pe

Liner Notes
:

This is an unusual LP album wherein Enoch Daniels and his orchestra have presented all the great songs of R.K. films fabulous opus Mera Naam Joker. Never before has there an instrumental version record featuring all songs from the same film, which makes this record particularly significant. From the most sophisticated electric organ to the typically Indian classical instruments 'sarangi', many instruments have been intelligently employed to best advantage on this record by Enoch Daniels. The technical advantages of ultra modern stereophonic sound recording have been fully utilized in the musical arrangements.

Dance Time

S/3 AECX 5187 © 1968 Angel/Gramophone Company of India

SIDE I
1.  o mere sona (Teesri Manzil) ~ Calypso
2.  yeh dil na hota bechara (Jewel Thief) ~ Samba
3.  aaj ki raat (Aman) ~ Cha Cha Cha

4.  duniya ki sair kar lo (Around the World) ~ Shake
5.  chotisi mulaaqat (Chotisi Mulaaqat) ~ Twist
6.  kaun hai jo sapno mein (Jhuk gaya Aasman) ~ Waltz

SIDE II
1.  an evening in paris (An Evening in Paris) ~ Twist
2.  mera naam Jamila (Night in London) ~ Samba
3.  neele gagan ke taale (Hamraaz) ~ Cha Cha Cha

4.  saawan ka mahina (Milan) ~ Bossa Nova
5.  aage bhi jane na tu (Waqt) ~ Fox Trot

Liner Notes:

In keeping with the current craze for dance music amongst the youngsters, music maestros while providing music for Indian films have been giving liberal attention to this trend in Pop music. The tunes though melodic in the Indian tradition have a prominent rhythm accentuated with the use of western jazz instruments like the double bass, saxophone, trumpet, accordion and drums. Ace accordion player, Enoch Daniels has original ideas regarding the arrangement of music and you will find plenty of them in the music put over by him on this disc. He has drawn rich material from the most popular films, and the results are not only very engrossing to listen to but lovers of Western dancing need no longer look to Western tunes and singers. They will find it more exciting to dance to these new hot tunes.

Sitar Goes Latin

SMOCE-2003 © 1968 Odeon/EMI

Album mention at: Raga Rock & Pop Sitar

SIDE I
1.  Quizas Quizas  (Farres)
2.  Besame Mucho (Velasquez-Skylar)
3.  Cumana (Allen)
4.  Desafinado (Jobim-Mendonca-Cavanaigh-Hendricks)
5.  Sway (Ruiz)
6.  Perfidia (Leeds-Dominguez)

SIDE II
1.  Malaguena (Ramirez)
2.  Amor Amor (Ruiz)
3.  Anna (Giordano-Vatro-Engvick)
4.  Misirlou (Roubaniz-Pina-Wise-Leeds-Russel)
5.  Siboney (Leucona-Morse)
6.  La Paloma (Yradier)

Liner Notes:

These days when classical music of India has been "discovered" by the West, continues to gain tremendous popularity in that part of the world, is being used by various Pop groups and has become a subject of study by jazz musicians, we take great pleasure in presenting twelve world-famous Latin numbers on the sitar. Through this ancient instrument of India, these favorites from the West have acquired a unique colour. The original Latin flavor of these numbers has been maintained on the presentation. A touch of Eastern melody emanating from the delicate strings of the sitar lends a mysterious and irresistible quality to these perennial favourites.

This is a presentation of the Sitar with a difference. This is a presentation of Latin American favourites, with a difference. We are sure this record will become a special favourite of your in your collection of albums.

Singing Reeds

3 AECX 5118 © EMI/ Gramophone Company of India

SIDE I
1.  Aaja Ayi Hai Bahar (Raj Kumar)
2.  Koi Bulaye Aur Koi Aye (Apne Huye Paraye)
3.  Main Hun Badnam Juari (Juari)
4.  Tum Kamsin Ho (Aayee Milan ki Bela)
5.  Janewalo Zara (Dosti)
6.  Dost Dost Na Raha (Sangam)

SIDE II
1.  Main Pyar Ka Diwana (Ayee Milan Ki Bela)
2.  Aa Glae Lag Ja (April Fool)
3.  Meri Muhabat Pak Muhabat (April Fool)
4.  O Mehbooba (Sangam)
5.  Ek Sunheri Sham Thi (Aao Pyar Karen)
6.  Dil Ke Aine Mein (Aao Pyar Kare)

Liner Notes:

Some call it a Piano Accordion, some call it a Squeeze-box, and some call it just an Accordion. But when it is in the skillful hands of Enoch Daniels, it becomes the Singing Reeds! Here, in one beautiful package, are twelve exciting selections carefully chosen to show some of the many different aspects of Daniels' brilliant genius.

He discards conventional concepts of the song as imposed by the lyric and working with the possibilities of the melody alone, come up with original musical ideas backed by the scintillation of a first class battery of percussion and rhythm section playing with great zest. Daniels' outstanding keyboard artistry has earned him innumerable fans from coast to coast. He has made four trips abroad and very recently visited the Caribbean Islands, the US, London, Paris & Rome.

Delightful Dozen

S/3 AECX 5227 © 1969 Odeon/Gramophone Company of India

SIDE I
1.  Mere Jeevan Saathi (Saathi)
2.  Duriyan Nazdikiyan (Duniya)
3.  Nadan ki Dosti (Sapnon ka Saudaagar)
4.  Chal Akela (Sambandh)
5.  Tu Hi Meri Laxmi (Duniya)
6.  Gudiya Si Meri Ladli (Wapas)

SIDE II
1.  Mere Saamne Wali Khidki Mein (Padosan)
2.  Kya Miliye (Izzat)
3.  Mere Paas Aao (Sungharsh)
4.  Yeh Kaun Aaya (Saathi)
5.  Seekha Nahim Sabaq (Sapnon ka Saudaagar)
6.  Mere Huzoor (Mere Huzoor)

Liner Notes:

A dozen delightful film songs coming in their sweetest form through the singing reeds of Piano Accordion played by ever-popular Enoch Daniels is a unique presentation that is bound to hypnotize the listeners, Melody and rhythm vie with each other throughout the performance to provide lasting pleasure. Daniels' genius enriched by the experience gained by his close contact with listeners all over the world is brilliantly reflected in this Long Play record - a sheer treat in absolute perfection.

Film Hits A La Daniels

S/3 AECX 5077 © EMI/ Gramophone Company of India

SIDE I
1.  jan oahechan ho (Gumnaam)
2.  aage bhi jane na tu (Waqt)
3.  bahane kyun karti ho (Saheli)
4.  aaj phir jeene ki tamanna hai (Guide)
5.  o dilruba (Teesra Kaun)
6.  jaane chaman shola badan (Gumnaam)

SIDE II
1.  o dilwalo (Lootera)
2.  pyar ki rah (Saaz aur Awaaz)
3.  mera quatil (Faraar)
4.  chehre pe girin zulfein (Suraj)
5.  ai nargise mastana (Arzoo)
6.  kya se kya ho gaya (Guide)


Liner Notes
:

Take a hit parading song, peel it down to the essential melody, vitalize it with the verve of the Latin American rhythm and the robustness of jazz and refashion it to make you sway - that is what Enoch Daniels has been doing in his own trade-secret way with consistent success record after record. The reason why he has no equal in doing so, is the there is no other Enoch Daniels! This is Daniels' third LP and, as before, he presents twelve top numbers from films and alchemizes them into melodies of romance and rhythm.

Accordion Fantasy

S/3 AECX 5151 © 1967 Odeon/Gramophone Company of India

SIDE I
1.  aayi mere dil kahin aur chal (Daag) 
2.  dua kar ghame dil (Anarkali)
3.  sajan ki galiyan (Bazar)
4.  suhani raat dhal chuki (Dulari)
5.  aaja sanam (Chori Chori)
6.  dheere se aaja (Albela)

SIDE II
1.  mera salam leja (Uran Khatola)
2.  tu kahe agar (Andaz)
3.  hai apna dil to awara (Solva Saal)
4.  leja meri duayen (Deedar)
5.  pyar hua iqrar hua hai (Shri 420)
6.  aawaz de kahan hai (Anmol Ghadi)

Liner Notes:

This album contains sparkling new versions of great hits from the Indian movies presented on the accordion by Enoch Daniels.

His superb blending of Latin rhythms with original songs and the combination of various instruments to create unusual sounds has resulted in a freshness unique in itself. For lovers of instrumental music, this is treat.

Daniels Does It Again

3 AECX 5045 © 1964 Angel/Gramophone Company of India

SIDE I
1.  Aaja Ayi Hai Bahar (Raj Kumar)
2.  Koi Bulaye Aur Koi Aye (Apne Huye Paraye)
3.  Main Hun Badnam Juari (Juari)
4.  Tum Kamsin Ho (Aayee Milan ki Bela)
5.  Janewalo Zara (Dosti)
6.  Dost Dost Na Raha (Sangam)

SIDE II
1.  Main Pyar Ka Diwana (Ayee Milan Ki Bela)
2.  Aa Glae Lag Ja (April Fool)
3.  Meri Muhabat Pak Muhabat (April Fool)
4.  O Mehbooba (Sangam)
5.  Ek Sunheri Sham Thi (Aao Pyar Karen)
6.  Dil Ke Aine Mein (Aao Pyar Kare)

Photograph from the recording session of this album

Photograph from the recording session of this album

Enoch Daniels - Greatest Hits

3 AECX 5027 © 1963 Angel Records, Gramophone Company of India
[First LP release]

SIDE I
1.  Ek ghar banaunga (Tere Ghar ke Saamne)
2.  Yaad na Jaaye (Dil Ek Mandir)
3.  Suno ji suno (Ek Dil Sao Afsane)
4.  Chanda Ja re Ja (Manmauji)
5.  O Gulabdan (Professor)
6.  Tera Mera Pyar Amar (Asli Naqli)

SIDE II
1.  Dil Tera Diwana (Dil Tera Diwana)
2.  Na Tum Hame Jano (Baat Ek Raat Ki)
3.  Karke Jiska Intezar (Hamraah)
4.  Chalo ek Baar (Gumrah)
5.  Dil Jo Bhi Kahega (Dil hi to Hai)
6.  Itni hasin Itni Jawa (Aaj aur Kal)

Liner Notes
:

Who does not like the sweetness of the Accordion? And especially when Enoch Daniels performs. This great artiste started his career as a teenager and within a short period earned a great reputation among music lovers. His three trips abroad gave him wide popularity even outside the country. All his recordings have proved great hits. This one - his first LP includes top hits from the latest Indian films. This record is a perfect testimony of his ability in combining Indian melodies with Latin American rhythm. A perfect treat to the ears.