Pop music of the UK and the US has featured the sitar in various different ways over the last 40 odd years. From the respectful & traditional to the downright exploitative, fake & parodic, the sound of the sitar is a mainstay in popular music here in the west in one form or another. In tribute to that, here's 34 sitar-kissed & accentuated tracks by Traffic, Oriental Sunshine, The Future Sound of London & many others.

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6 comments on The Sitar in Western Music 1965-2012
abhinandansridhar

This really is gold. Thank you!


aadish.sarnaik

Amazing compilation!


caspian

this is my favorite thing on 8tracks.


Harvestblastsound

thank you!!


spacetiger

I wanted to hear exactly this. How lovely of you to curate it, thank you.


Harvestblastsound

you are very welcome, I am glad to hear it!


summersunday

this is SO amazing!!


spoonhead

it's like a pop encyclopedia here....brilliant selections.


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