Friday, December 3, 2010
Here’s a collection of 16 hot songs from the early to mid 1970’s compiled by Polydor Records. One thing I did notice about this compilation is that Kishore Kumar is the only male singer featured. I wonder why? Any ideas from you out there?
BTW, I love the picture of Shoma Anand (from the movie Barood) on the cover. This is also the picture featured on fellow blog mate’s site, Music From the Third Floor.
My verdict: 5 star compilation
16 Top Hits 1975: Original Soundtrack Compilation
1. Bhool Gaya Sub Kuchh (Julie) – Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar
2. Waada Karo (Aa Gale Lag Jaa) – Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar
3. I love You, You Love Me (Barood) – Asha Bhosle
4. Kahe Ko Kahe Ko (Chori Mera Kaam) – Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle
5. Kis Liye Maine Pyar Kiya (The Train) – Lata Mangeshkar
6. Hey Maine Kasam Li (Tere Maine Sapne) – Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle
7. Jane Jaan (Jawani Diwani) – Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle
8. Churi Nahin Ye Mera Dil (Gambler) – Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar
1. Maine Tujhe Manga (Deewaar) – Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle
2. Maar Diya Jaye (Mere Gaon Mera Desh) – Lata Mangeshkar
3. Hum Tum Tum Hum (Tyaag) – Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar
4. Meri Pyari Baheniyan (Sachaa Jhutha) – Kishore Kumar
5. Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas (Blackmail) – Kishore Kumar
6. Reshma Mera Naam Hai (Toofan) – Asha Bhosle
7. Yeh Public Hai (Roti) – Kishore Kumar
8. Pal Bhar Ke Liye (Johny Mera Naam) – Kishore Kumar and Usha Khanna
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
One of my favourite Hindi movies and soundtracks from the mid 60’s with my favourite actor Shashi Kapoor and Nanda in the lead roles. The music is composed by Kalyanji-Anandji and lyrics by Anand Bakshi. BTW, "Jab Jab Phool Khile" translates to "When The Flowers Bloom".
I am not going to give a lenghty review here or try to dissect the music in this OST, only because I love all the songs…actually only 7 of the 8 songs, so 87.5 per cent of this album…the one song that I am not that partial to is Affo Khudaya.
My rating: 5 stars.
Jab Jab Phool Khile 1965: The Original Soundtrack
1. Pardesiyon Se Na Akhiyan Milana – Lata Mangeskar
2. Ek Tha Gul Aur Ek Thi Bulbul – Mohd Rafi and Nanda
3. Affo Khudaya – Mohd Rafi
4. Pardesiyon Se Na Akhiyan Milana (Sad) – Mohd Rafi
1. Yeh Samaan Samaan Hai Pyar Ka – Lata Mangeshkar
2. Yahaan Main Ajnabi Hoon – Mohd Rafi
3. Na Na Karte Pyar Tumhi Se – Mohd Rafi and Suman Kalyanpur
4. Pardesiyon Se Na Akhiyan Milana (Happy) – Mohd Rafi
PS: I am told by my friend Babu that Laxmikant-Pyarelal assisted in the making of the OST!
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Roti (Bread) was a blockbuster hit OST and movie by director Manmohan Desai, with his super star of choice then, Rajesh Khanna, in the lead role and the lovely Mumtaz playing his heroine. The combination of the charismatic lead actors, tantalising music by duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal and lyrics by Anand Bakshi all contributed to Roti’s iconic status.
As the movie tells the story of petty criminal (with a moral conscious, of course) Mangal Singh (played by Rajesh Khanna) who steals because of hunger, most of the songs in the movie has a social message and depicts the era in Indian history of rising inflation and severe food rationing.
Singers Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar lent their voices to all the songs in this movie and the song ‘Yeh Public Hai’ and ‘Yaar Humari Baat Suno’ further entrenched Kishore Kumar’s legendary status as a singer. But the song that will always be remembered as THE song from Roti, and a hit in its own right till today is ‘Gore Rang Pe Itna Gumaan Na Kar’ (see YouTube clip below). A must hear album for all Laxmikant-Pyarelal and Kishore Kumar fans. My verdict: 4 star plus.
NB: QC (quality control) at the Polydor Studios was definitely having an ‘off’ day as none of the songs and dialogues are labelled correctly, on the record and on the back cover. I have therefore split some of the music and most importantly, the dialogues from the songs, only in instances where there is no sync between the dialogue and song. Where a dialogue follows through in a song, it is correctly synced.
ROTI 1974: The Original Soundtrack
1. Intro music
2. Yeh Public Hai – Kishore Kumar
3. Gore Rang Pe Itna Gumaan Na Kar – Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar
4. Yaar Humari Baat Suno – Kishore Kumar
5. Interlude Music
1. Title Music
2. Dialogue - Mangal in Court
3. Dialogue - Mangal In The Class Room
4. Phoolon Ke Saath – Lata Mangeshkar
5. Dialogue – (Khadak Singh) Drinking Milk
6. Naach Meri Bulbul – Kishore Kumar
7. Dialogue - Mangal Is Dying
Get the OST HERE.
PS: This album is dedicated to PC of Third Floor Music. Hope you enjoy the album.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Okay, it’s time to up the ante a bit. I have been posting too many soppy songs (and there’s nothing wrong with that, is there?) and I think some upbeat songs are now warranted. And for that, I have chosen Humjoli.
It is so hard to write about songs from Hindi movies without referencing the song clips from the movie. This is definitely the case with Humjoli. The dance scenes are so bizarre and OTT (in a nice way, mind you….but who in their right mind dances that way?!) that Farah Khan, the director of Om Shanti Om, referenced quite a bit of the song scenes and costumes from this movie in Om Shanti Om. For a really good review on the Humjoli movie, costumes and scenes, check out this awesome posting at Bollywood Deewana.
Back to the score. The music is by Laxmikant-Pyarelal and lyrics by Anand Bakshi. My favourite song from this movie is ‘Tik Tik Tik Mera Dil’ (and the movie clip is awesome too). However, I am surprised that Lata Mangeshkar is actually singing this song because it is the ‘type’ of song and music (slightly raucous) usually accredited to Asha Bhosle. And then, you have Asha singing the more mellow ‘Dhal Gaya Din’ and once again, Lata with the more upbeat ‘Haye Re Haye’. These songs for me is the trifecta of the album, although I don’t mind ‘Hu Tu Tu Tu’ and ‘Chal Shuru Hoja’. Also, in my opinion, this album belongs to the females. What do you think?
I give this OST 4 stars.
Humjoli 1970: The Original Soundtrack
1. Hu Tu Tu Tu – Asha Bhosle, Kamal Barot and Chorus
2. Haye Re Haye – Mohd Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar
3. Dhal Gaya Din – Mohd Rafi and Asha Bhosle
1. Tik Tik Tik Mera Dil – Mohd Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar
2. Ye Kaisa Aya Zamana – Mukesh, Kishore Kumar and Mehmood
3. Chal Shuru Hoja – Mohd Rafi and Kishore Kumar
Get the music HERE.
PS: I will upload music with better bit-rates in a couple of postings.
Friday, May 21, 2010
If you are feeling rather melancholy, then Mere Humsafar has the music for you. Apart from the first songs on both sides of the LP, the first, a nice Punjabi song sung so beautifully by Mukesh and Balbir Singh, and the second from the queen of Hindi dance songs Asha Bhosle, the rest of the album is filled with sweet love songs. The music in this OST is by the Kalyanji-Anandji duo and the lyrics are by Anand Bakshi.
My favourites from this album? “Kisi Rah Men Kisi Mod Par” and “Tum Hamse Mile”
FYI, most of the songs from this LP come with intro dialogues. You can quite easily cut the dialogues out of the music using music software such as Audacity (available free from the internet HERE), though I personally think it will detract from the authenticity of the album. But each to their own…
Hope you enjoy the album. Let me know what you think.
Mere Humsafar 1970: The Original Soundtrack
(EMI: ECLP 5411)
1. Mausam Hai Baharon Ki – Mahendra Kapoor, Balbir and Chorus
2. Kisi Rah Men Kisi Mod Par – Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh
3. Title Music – Instrumental
1. Mar Gai Mit Gai – Asha Bhosle
2. Mera Pardesi Na Aaya – Lata Mangeshkar
3. Tum Hamse Mile – Lata Mangeshkar
Veen’s rating: 3.5 stars
NB: Track 3 of Side 2 should actually read “Tum Hamse Mila” instead of “Tum Hamse Mile”. Obviously a typo on the album cover. But I have left it as it is.
Get the music HERE.