Monday, April 26, 2010

Shankar Jaikishan: April Fool (1964)

'April Fool' is a relatively new acquisition; it's an album I never considered an essential purchase (for reasons long forgotten) but then a real cheap copy came my way so I figured, why not?

It's not bad actually... while not on par with some of Shankar Jaikishan's great rock'n'roll moments from a year or two down the line, it does contain elements of what was to come: 'Aa Gale Lag Ja' has a

Saturday, April 24, 2010

We Are Family

As the 10-day Bollywood spree over at the fabulous Anywhere Else But Here Today blog is coming to end, we've joined forces and put together a special compilation to celebrate.

Much of its contents will be familiar to regular Third Floor visitors, but note that it includes a couple of exclusives (thumbs up to Memsaab for helping out), in addition to a sneak peek at one I'll be posting in a few

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Kalyanji Anandji: Commander (1981)

Kalyanji Anandji's 'Commander' is one of those highly sought after soundtracks that many collectors are/were willing to shell out a sizable amount for. Myself included at one point, although luckily I managed to keep my cool until a reasonably priced copy came along.

So what's all the fuss about? Besides a fantastic looking cover, it's essentially the two electro tracks, 'Itni Jaldi Kya Hai',

Friday, April 16, 2010

Anywhere Else But Here Today…

"And I would rather be anywhere else but here today". Pop music is a universal language. And history's for exploring. Let's celebrate what's out there. The world's your oyster. And pop's your passport. Come on let's go…

Music From The Third Floor is proud to be associated with this blog.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Rahul Dev Burman: Double Cross (1973) / Nehle Peh Dehlaa (1976)

   Rounding off this week's EP section, here's a pair of nice RD Burman efforts. 'Double Cross' [review] has him in an upbeat poppy mood with four songs that, while hardly his finest are all sprightly and fun enough to get your feet tapping and your soul smiling. 'Main Jhonka Mast Hawa Ka' is my favourite I think (for the weird bits), with honourable mention going to 'Aiyo Aiyo Kahdo Zamane Se',

Friday, April 9, 2010

Do I really need more?

Those of you who have been keeping tabs on the number of soundtracks uploaded on Music From The Third Floor will undoubtedly have noticed that posts will be coming to an end before very long. By the end of 2010 at any rate. That is, unless I acquire more records. And while part of the blog's initial objective was to aid me in downsizing my collection, there is still a handful I'd be eager to get

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Naushad: Shabab (1954) / Laxmikant Pyarelal: Aap Beati (1976)

   An even odder pairing, perhaps, and a radical change of pace. 'Shabab' is traditional and low-key; pretty much what I expect from Naushad. There's nothing on it that really sticks out. It's pleasant enough, and 'Jogan Ban Jaoongi' is kind of nice, but in total probably not a record I'll play a lot.Laxmikant Pyarelal's 'Aap Beati' obviously has a more modern sound. But sans any of the stuff I

Monday, April 5, 2010

Kalyanji Anandji: Priya (1970) / Sapan Chakravarty: Naya Nasha (1973)

   A bunch of EPs coming up now, having discovered I have quite a few of them left. Pairing might seem (and is) a bit random, but seeing as I've gotten used to posting them in couples... Two fantastic ones to start off with though. 'Priya' is quite rare I think, which is a shame as the first side (at least) is super. 'Pretty Pretty Priya' is fab Beatlesque pop and will be familiar to those who