Monday, November 29, 2010

Sapan Jagmohan: Call Girl (1973)

I obtained this soundrack around the same time I first learned how to make MP3s from vinyl, something which resulted in me emailing the title track to everyone I knew with the accompanying message "LISTEN TO THIS!!" 'I Am A Call Girl' was, and still is, one of my favourite Bollywood tracks; the combination of seedy lyrics (sung in English by Ranu Mukherjee, whom I otherwise know nothing about)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Rahul Dev Burman: Bullet (1976)

'Bullet' [review] wasn't among the first Bollywood soundtracks I obtained, but it was one I really wanted from an early stage. Rumours had it that this was the ultimate RD Burman score, encapsulating everything his reputation as an ingenious sonic adventurer was based upon. And it had a lovely, mod/pop art flavoured cover. Such things appeal to me. Copies I came across tended to be very

Monday, November 22, 2010

O.P. Nayyar: Aar Paar (1954/1968)

I think it's fair to say that hadn't it been for the 60s/70s masala beat and funk stuff, Burman and Kalyanji Anandji et al., I wouldn't have been as much into Bollywood soundtracks as I arguably am. But I'd still have been a fan of Geeta Dutt; with all due respect to Asha and Lata, she's my favourite of the female playback singers. So when a vintage O.P. Nayyar score comes along which has her

Friday, November 19, 2010

Anand Milind: Jungle Love (1990)

It's funny how this album used to (probably still does) turn up on eBay at exorbitant 3-digit buy-it-now prices. I paid $10 for my copy. It's funny how they tended to be accompanied by descriptions of the "superhot megasexy NUDE WOMAN on cover" sort. Maybe someone should take these eager (evidently very young and innocent) sellers aside and explain to them a thing or two. It's also funny how I

Thursday, November 4, 2010