‘Lawani’ Songs from Hindi Films

When the Hindi talkie films started in India, the film songs were usually based on Indian classical music. It also had an influence of musical plays that were popular those days. The result was the songs were not easy to hum and if we listen to some of the songs, they sound like a chant. …

My favourite ‘Lata – Hemant Kumar Duets’

Last year on Lata Mangeshkar's 90th birthday I started a series based on Lata's association with forgotten and lesser known composers. It continued for a few months, I covered around 100 composers in a series of eight posts. I tried to cover till the late 1980s. Though I could have continued it in the 1990s, …

The Classical Music Giants contribute to Hindi Cinema – II

I’m late to come with the second part of the series. I was busy with other work and couldn’t really manage to look at this part for a week or so. It has been nearly more than two weeks, from my last post. But, better late than never! Here I'm with the second part of …

Remembering Legendary Composer Vasant Desai

I was eagerly awaiting this post. But when I started collecting facts for the post, I got drowned under flood of information. It's really difficult to portray such an all rounder personality in a single post. He has worked not only for Hindi and Marathi films, but his contribution as a music director for Marathi …

Rekha's Sousaphone

"Geet, beet, bazao baajaa!"

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Evergreen Indian film music

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Songs Of Yore

A Journey Through Golden Era Of Hindi Film Music

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