Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ravindra Jain: Safed Haathi (1977)

More kid's stuff, this time the score to an Indian children's movie. A rare thing, apparently. 'Safed Haathi' is another LP I picked up (cheaply) out of curiosity more than anything; Ravindra Jain is a music director whose name I've come across quite often, but never previously been tempted to pursue. It's also one of those albums where they've thrown together the songs (and bits of songs),

Lata Mangeshkar: Songs For Children

A while back, I was asked by a reader if I could recommend some Bollywood songs aimed at kids. At the time I couldn't, but being a parent myself, the request did pique my curiosity. I've always had a soft spot for artists who show the youngest segment of their audience their due respect, so when this album turned up I found it hard to resist.And as it turns out, 'Songs For Children' is a great

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Rahul Dev Burman: Mr. Romeo (1973)

Full LP version of a score previously posted as an EP, so some of you might be familiar with some of the songs. Breezy, fun and pretty darn wonderful all the way through; if you're on the lookout for a ready made soundtrack for summer, 'Mr. Romeo' could well be it. I'm particularly fond of 'Isi Shaher Men, Isi Gali Men Magar Yeh Nahin' at the moment.

Track listing:
1. Kishore Kumar, Asha

Friday, June 10, 2011

Rahul Dev Burman: Mukti (1976)

I have on occasion toyed with the idea of putting together a compilation of RD Burman instrumentals. It would, inevitably, be a fantastic collection, and 'Dance Music' from 'Mukti' [review] would be one of its finest tracks.I've played it non-stop since obtaining the soundtrack a few months ago. If Ennio Morricone, Henry Mancini and Lalo Schifrin had ever worked together, the result might have