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


Today's offering is Lootera, a 1965 soundtrack from Laxmikant-Pyarelal and lyrics by Anand Bakshi (except for Raat Se Kaho Ruke Zara' which is by Asad Bhopali). This is a request from Gabrujat.

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.

Note: Notice that there are no male songs in this soundtrack? Interesting.

Side A

1. Neend Nigahon Se Kho jati Hai - Lata Mangeshkar

2. O Dilwalo Saze Dil Pe Jhoom Lo - Lata Mangeshkar & Chorus

3. Kisi Ko Pata Na Chale - Lata Mangeshkar

Side B

1. Raat Se Kaho Ruke Zara - Lata Mangeshkar

2. Sanam Rah Bhoole Yahan - Lata Mangeshkar

3. Mujhe Dekhiye Main Koi Dastan Hoon - Lata Mangeshkar

4. Patli Kamar Nazuk Umar - Shamshad Begum, Kamal Barot & Chorus


Wednesday, November 20, 2013


These arrived in the mail today. Can't wait to listen and rip them but a bit disappointed I can't seem to find the titles in LPs. Does anyone know if these were produced in LPs or better still have them and could share the rips? Do let me know.

This is my collection thus far, with another 200 hundred yet to be alphabetised and slotted onto the shelves and over 3000 records yet to be catalogued. I can't wait to retire and get stuck into ripping all my vinyls but unfortunately I have over 20 more years to go. Unless I win lottery....woo who. Wouldn't that be lovely????


Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Get ready to do some foot tapping and head bobbing. Here is a collection of some of Brown's greatest songs to help you through the week. What's your fave? Mine has got to be "Get Up I Feel Like A Sex Machine" and "I Got You (I Feel Good)". I give this album 4 stars.

James Brown - Soul Classics 1972: Soul Music
Side A

1. Get Up I Feel Like A Sex Machine

2. My Part/Make It Funky - Part 3

3. Cold Sweat

4. Call Me Super Bad

5. I Got You (I Feel Good)

6. Money Won't Change You

7. Night Train

Side B

1. Make It Funky - Part 1

2. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag

3. Soul Power

4. Give It Up Or Turn It A Loose

5. It's A Man's Man's Man's World

6. Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants)

7. Out Of Sight

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

Side One

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

Side Two

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


If you like the music of Andre Previn and George Gershwin, here’s a rare treat. Two great maestros in one offering. Together with the London Symphony Orchestro and Previn conducting the music and on the piano, he brings George Gershwin’s wonderful music to life.

 My verdict: 4 stars


 A note on George Gershwin:

An American composer and pianist born on 26 September 1898 and died on 11 July 1937 aged only 38, from a barin tumour. He composed pop and classical music, usually with his brother Ira Gershwin, and is most famous for Rhapsody In Blue (1924), An American In Paris (1928) and Porgy and Bess (1935). For more information on Gershwin, click HERE.
A Note on Andre Previn:

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.

 Side A
  1. Rhapsody In Blue
  2. An American In Paris
Side B
  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio – Andante Con Moto
  3. Allegro Agitato


Tuesday, October 29, 2013



A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.

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...


A woman has the last word in any argument. 

Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument. 

Old aunts used to come up to me at weddings, poking me in the ribs and cackling, telling me, "You're next."
They stopped after I started doing the same thing to them at funerals.