Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Magnificent O.P. Nayyar: His Memorable Film Hits (1979)

Following on from the last post, an album that compiles some of O.P. Nayyar's earlier songs. Hits the title says, though I wouldn't really know; I'm sure some of them were. There's some ace stuff on it though: The lovely 'Haath Aaya Hai Jab Se Tera Haath Men' (from 'Dil Aur Mohabbat') with its funny Hawaiian sounding break, the happy 'Piya Piya Piya Mora Jiya Pukare' ('Baap Re Baap') with a bit

Friday, August 29, 2008

O.P. Nayyar: Sambandh (1969)

I haven't posted any O.P. Nayyar previously, which is odd as I have quite a few albums with his name on. And he's an interesting composer... he was among the first to focus on rhythm in an industry that up until the mid 50s had mostly been melody and song based. He was even known as The Rhythm King at one point if I recall correctly. I don't think that's at all apparent on 'Sambandh' though;

Friday, August 22, 2008

Kalyanji Anandji: Chhalia (1960/1986)

More from the Shah brothers, going way back into time this time. And it's a real charmer, sounding sprightly, upbeat and fun. It contains none of the Western elements Kalyanji Anandji became famous for - it was one of their earliest efforts - so for some it'll be an acquired taste, as it was for me. But once you get into to it you'll find gold. Similar to that on 'Detective', which I - and I

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Kalyanji Anandji: Vidhaata (1982)

'Vidhaata' seemed to be quite popular among collectors a while back; it's one I personally find hard to get very exited about. There's a nice string-augmented Lata Mangeshkar track ('O Sathi Aa'), two disco stompers from Asha Bhosle ('Udi Baba' and 'Pyar Ka Imtihaan') of which I prefer the second, both on the cheesy side though... and not much else to bother with. I'm willing to bet that a lot of