Mehfil completes 4 years!

Today I'm ecstatic as my blog turns four. I can't believe it's been four years and this is my 165th post. Quite an achievement for me. Before I begin today's post, let me extend my gratitude to my family, including my eight year old daughter and my sister, Anagha. All of them help me directly …

(Part 1) Lata with Forgotten / Lesser Known Composers

Today let's celebrate Lata Mangeshkar's 90th Birthday! I was struggling with the topic. Her musical life has so many aspects,I didn't know what to do. I had thought of her associations with popular composers. It certainly was a good idea but I wanted to do something different and suddenly there it was, her association with …

Remembering Gopaldas ‘Neeraj’

This wasn't of course a planned post. His sudden demise brought a wave of shock among Hindi film song lovers. Though he stopped writing for Hindi films way back in 70s, the impact of his powerful and meaningful songs never went away . The lyrics of many of his songs are etched in our memories. …

Songs Picturised in a Recording Studio

A few months back, while I was preparing my post 'My Favourite Eye songs', I came across a song that was picturised as a Radio song. By that I mean it was shown as being aired on a transistor. I got interested ( I mentioned so in the post that time as well) and looked for similar songs. That's when I discovered that majority of those songs are picturised in a radio station's recording studio. That brought me back to my original theme of Recording studio Songs. Further I gathered interesting bits of information about the recording studios and history of song recording in India.

Rekha's Sousaphone

"Geet, beet, bazao baajaa!"

Trivia

The spice of life

Evergreen Indian film music

Great film music and great music directors

Conversations Over Chai

A Journey Through Golden Era Of Hindi Film Music

Songs Of Yore

A Journey Through Golden Era Of Hindi Film Music

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