Old and New: Enoch Daniels

Enoch Daniels

Enoch Daniels

Enoch Daniels the man who ‘introduced’ India to the Accordion has had a long and vital life as one of those ‘behind the scene’ men, without whom the classic sounds of Indian Hindi cinema would never have developed.


I have written of him before and one can visit his website for more details.


Here is a class, slick collection of Hindi film songs that captures what the man was all about.


The word ‘vintage wine’ is a particularly apt description of the music contained in this LP as the dozen tunes presented on this record are selection 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 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 40s. The scintillating tunes are the creations of great music composers of the Indian screen: Shyam Sundar, Naushad, Shankar-Jaikishen, S. D. Burnan and C. Ramachandra.

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.

(Liner Notes)

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Track Listing:

01 Ai Mere Dil Kahin Aur Chal

02 Dua Kar Gham-e-Dil

03 Sajan ki Galiyan

04 Suhani Raat Dhal Chuki

05 Aaja Sanam

06 Dheere se Aaja

07 Mera Salam Leja

08 Tu Kake Agar

09 Hai Apna Dil to Awara

10 Leja Meri Duayen

11 Pyar Hua Iqrar Hua Hai

12 Awaz De Kahan Hai


4 thoughts on “Old and New: Enoch Daniels

  1. Hi, I noticed that you have switched the sides when giving track titles….All songs of side A are named as the ones on side B and vice versa. Not that it matters much but I thought of letting you know this…

    Great work that you do on two of your blogs, and I enjoy every single post…hope you are able to continue this for long…!

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