Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sonik Omi: Umar Qaid (1974)

Unsurprisingly, it's the cabaret number that highlights this otherwise not very interesting score from Sonik Omi. 'Aag Men Jale Jawani' is full of bounce and rich in detail, falling somewhere between the jazzy rock'n'roll of 60s' Shankar Jaikishan, and RD Burman's later sonic adventurousness. An excellent track.None of the other songs are very memorable, and the arrangements fail to excite me.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Hemant Kumar: Sahib, Bibi Aur Gulam (1962/1970)

'Sahib, Bibi Aur Gulam' [review]: A nice one from Hemant Kumar; old school, charming, sweet. And I like Geeta Dutt. I don't have a lot featuring her, but what I do is generally lovely. 'Piya Aiso Jiya Men' (especially) and 'Na Jao Saiyan Chhod Ke Baiyan' are no exceptions. (Capsule review, designed to facilitate catching up on posting.)Track listing:1. Title Music2. Asha Bhosle: Bhanwara Bada