1948 – Lata Mangeshkar

Last month I started the series based on a yearly review of Hindi film songs by Lata Mangeshkar. Last post wasn't a planned one and featured her first Hindi film songs as a playback singer. As a result, I missed Lata's first duet with Rafi, Chal Ho Gayi Taiyar, which was for the film, Shadi …

Diya Jalakar Aap Bujhaya – Remembering K Datta

K Datta, born as Datta Korgaonkar alias D P Korgaonkar (as he was credited for Marathi films) was a popular composer of the late 30s and early 40s. Though he is forgotten now, he was active till the mid 50s. Even after delivering fabulous songs in the early years of the 50s, he couldn't get …

(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 …

Hindi Songs with ‘Anokhe Bol’

I was thinking about this post for a long time. It slipped my mind for a while, until I came across its rough write up last week. This post is a nostalgia for my father's generation, who used to listen to a program called, 'अनोखे बोलवाले गीत' on Radio Ceylon. The songs played in that …

Valentine’s Day!

A romantic theme to suit today's occasion. Though originally not meant for celebrating love, now it is hugely celebrated that way. I just have chosen the day, as I think its too good a theme for today. Of course, this blog is not the place to discuss the origin of Valentine's' Day. But I'll share …

Rekha's Sousaphone

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