1953 – Lata Mangeshkar

Continuing the yearly review of Lata Mangeshkar's songs, let's celebrate today Lata Mangeshkar's 92nd birthday by revisiting a few of my favorite songs sung by her in the year 1953. She sang about 190+ songs in total from 45 films, with around 150 solos and around 40+ other songs including duets (34 with male singers …

1951 – Lata Mangeshkar

It was a wonderful journey going through the early years of Lata Mangeshkar's career so far. 1947 to 1950 was a delightful experience. I was a bit nervous as I approached the 50s for the first time. For the year 1951, there were around 225 songs for 49 films to consider in total. It included …

1949 – Lata Mangeshkar

Last month when I started the yearly review of Lata Mangeshkar's songs, I was welcomed and adored by the readers. In addition to the comments on the post, some of the readers sent their responses on e-mail too. I'm thankful to all of them for their encouragement and good wishes. I was aware of the …

Triad of Singers

Let me first explain my idea behind the title Triad of Singers. Usually a single playback singer sings all the songs for a particular character in a movie. There are instances where a couple of singers lent their voices for a single actor or actress. This is relatively common and usually doesn't evoke an interest …

Hindi songs with Tonga (Ghoda Gadi) beats

Maharashtra state is experiencing the second wave of covid. Tension is building up and once again we find ourselves in need of a stress buster. While I had tribute posts for a few weeks, I was not in a mood for another. While I was churning these thoughts in mind, I absentmindedly opened the music …

Hero introduces himself!

Let me first explain my idea for the post. Old Hindi films many times have songs that were sung by the hero on his first appearance on the screen, or sometimes during the early minutes of the film, explaining his philosophy of life. The songs used to establish his character in the movie and made …

(Part 3) Female Dance Duets

(The Stage Performances) Before I start today's post, I want to thank you all for encouraging me with your kind words of appreciation. There have been suggestions about the future parts as well. I'm working on it. I just want to state my perception of the title of the post. For me it includes the …

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, …

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