Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Hi all, I have just updated my Hindi records collection. And I have also added a picture of my latest buys. I will update my English records collection in the coming days too.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
I have to admit I cannot remember listening to any of these songs as a child and the only reason I have this record is because it was on a list of freebies to choose from my record purchases. But having said this, I really do not mind the songs and they do keep in the tradition of the songs during the arly and mid 60s. I guess one has to hear them a few times to truly appreciate the songs. I let you be the judge of it. I give this soundtrack 3.5 stars.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
James Brown - Soul Classics 1972: Soul Music
Watch out for my next posting, LOOTERA OST 1965, a request from Gabrujat.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Chori Chori (Secretly), released in 1956, was directed by Anant Thakur and stared the great combo of the era, Raj Kapoor and Nargis Dutt. The movie is said to be inspired by the Hollywood movie “It Happened One Night” and would later inspire another Bollywood movie,” Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin” which starred Aamir Khan and Pooja Bhatt.
The music was composed by Shankar-Jaikishan (SJ), who won the Filmfare Best Music Director for the soundtrack. The lyrics were a joint effort between lyricists Harat jaipuri and Shailendra, both achieving hits with their songs Aaja Sanam and Yeh Raat Bheegi Bheegi, respectively (which happens to be my favourite too). In my opinion, SJ’s decision to have Manna Dey and Lata Mangeshkar sing most of the mellow tracks in the movie was an excellent choice. Manna Dey just brought the music and the lyrics to life. The more upbeat tunes from the movie were sung by Mohammad Rafi.
I give this album 5 stars.
Chori Chori 1956: The Original Soundtrack
1. Panchhi Banoon Udti Phiroon - Lata Mangeshkar and Chorus
2. Aaja Sanam – Manna Dey and Lata Mangeshkar
3. All Line Clear – Mohd Rafi
4. Sawa Lakh Ki Lottery - Lata Mangeshkar and Mohd Rafi
5. Rasik Balma - Lata Mangeshkar
1. Yeh Raat Bheegi Bheegi – Manna Dey and Lata Mangeshkar
2. Us Par Sajan – Lata Mangeshkar
3. Jahan Main Jati Hoon – Manna Dey and Lata Mangeshkar
4. Man Bhavan Ke Ghar - Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle
5. Thillana - M L Vasanthakumari
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
My verdict: 4 stars
A note on George Gershwin:
Andre Previn is a German-American pianist, conductor and composer. He has won four Academy Awards for his film work and ten Grammy Awards for his recordings. Some of his well known works include Gigi, My Fair lady and Irma la Douce. Click HERE to learn more about Previn.
- Rhapsody In Blue
- An American In Paris
- Adagio – Andante Con Moto
- Allegro Agitato
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man...
Old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poking me in the ribs and cackling, telling me, "You're next."