Monday, October 26, 2009

Rahul Dev Burman: Jhoota Kahin Ka (1979)

They just keep on coming... Another fine (if not essential) late 70s Burman effort. Three catchy easy-pop tracks ('Dil Men Jo Mere', 'Dekho Mera Jaadoo', 'Jeevan Ke Har Mod') and a cool instrumental (dramatic at first, then light and breezy) make 'Jhoota Kahin Ka' a very listenable soundtrack. And who other than RD begins an album with a Woody Woodpecker impression?Track listing:1. Kishore Kumar,

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Rahul Dev Burman: Hamaare Tumhare (1978)

A RD Burman soundtrack from the late 70s that's not funky or full of beats, yet I still like it; yup, entirely possible. 'Hamaare Tumhare' is sweet, good natured and happy sounding from start to finish, and thus hard not to enjoy. Most of the songs are almost old-fashioned in tone, charmingly so, as if RD was updating a soundtrack from the 50s (probably not the case though). Listen to 'Ham Aur

Friday, October 16, 2009

Sachin Dev Burman: Prem Nagar (1974)

One more before the weekend; another late-period Sachin Dev Burman. And it's wonderful. 'Yeh Kaisa Sur Mandir' (for perfectly defining Bollywood's sitar & strings formula), 'Jaa Jaa Jaa' (for the bossa-tinged rhythm and dramatic breaks), 'Pyase Do Badan' (for its sexy seductiveness) and 'Bye Bye Miss' (for being fun and poppy with Shankar Jaikishan tendencies) are my favourites here - but there

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bappi Lahiri: Disco Dancer (1982)

I have a soft spot for 'Jimmy Aaja'. It's quite probable though, that this is due to me liking M.I.A. and having heard her reworking of the song prior to the original. Bappi's is cheesy as hell, but memorable and kind of fun.Elsewhere... well, 'Disco Dancer' [review] [2] is a bit of a weird one. The music is Bappi Lahiri at his best, or worst, depending on whether or not you like his 80s disco

Monday, October 12, 2009

Kalyanji Anandji: Hum Tum Aur Woh / Kathputli (1971)

   Two more Kalyanji Anandji EPs; nice ones to boot. 'Hum Tum Aur Woh' includes 'Tu Milale Aaj Nigahen' and 'Husn Agar Zid Pe Aa Jae', uptempo songs that, while not spectacular, both have a good feel to them. 'Kathputli' (my preferred of the two) is highlighted by the lovely 'Tum Jo Hansage Duniya Hansegi' and Asha's cabaret number (or so I'd imagine; I've not seen the film) 'Jeena Kaisa Pyar

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Music From The Third Floor: Vol. 5

The fifth compilation of recent Third Floor choice cuts. Cool cabaret numbers, zany instrumentals, gorgeous psychedelic ballads, chirpy pop and a bit of funk; Bollywood style. Grab it quick though, as trolls apparently patrol these waters; previous volumes are being removed from a lot of the file hosts.Track listing:1. Title Music (from Dushmun)2. Leja Leja Leja Mera Dil (from An Evening In Paris