Amazing Bollywood Music!
Posted 13 November 2006 - 01:21 AM
I guess that unless you're a UK Asian, you don't get to hear much of it in this country, unless it's through modern interpretations like Talvin Singh. So I'm going to upload stuff from time to time that I've come across, and hopefully some of you will get into it too. I'd love to hear other people's reccomendations as well, I know I'm not the only Bollywood fan on the forum!
The first track that I'll post is called 'Kehna Hi Kya' ('What Is There To Say'). It's from a film called 'Bombay' (1995), from a wedding scene. The vocals on this are just stunningly beautiful, and it's got a great drum sound. Even a bit of accordian too! The soundtrack of this film has sold 40 million copies, which I think is pretty incredible, really. A sumptuous treat for the ears. Listen, learn and love!
Posted 13 November 2006 - 01:17 PM
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Posted 18 November 2006 - 07:17 PM
The tune is good Zok, keep em coming. Anything a bit more energetic?
Posted 18 November 2006 - 07:27 PM
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Posted 22 November 2006 - 02:02 AM
Rambha Ho Ho Ho - Usha Uthup and Chorus
Peep the sleeve!
Next is a classic from Asha Bhosle, one of the most prolific Bollywood singers. I love her voice, and this is just great. Chunky beat, great keyboards and strings, beautiful vocals. From the film 'Lootmar' (1980).
Jab Chaye - Asha Bhosle
Posted 08 April 2010 - 10:53 PM
Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh iirc, but whoever it is, it's pure romance. For the first time probably since I started this thread Aap Jaase Koi has been knocked off the top slot.
Posted 08 April 2010 - 11:07 PM
My mate's mum used to listen to tapes of Bollywood songs whilst we were playing Goldeneye around the back of the shop. It's times like this I wish I'd paid a bit more attention.
Posted 10 April 2010 - 08:59 PM
Posted 11 April 2010 - 12:07 AM
Posted 11 April 2010 - 01:27 AM
Here's another one I love, from the fil Aashiqui. Two fun facts!
1) this is on Singstar Bollywood
2) Poor Anu lives in the 'Working Girls Hostel'.
Posted 18 April 2010 - 06:31 PM
Posted 01 May 2011 - 07:57 PM
Posted 01 May 2011 - 08:23 PM
There are loads of Bollywood rip-offs of tunes, what I like about them is that they always stand up in their own right.
Here's a classic while I'm here that I saw linked to on the same Youtube page, Lata Mangeshkar and Shabbir Kumar knocking out a wicked tune from the equally brilliant Betaab.
Great example of what I like to think of as the Bollywood/Mariachi style that seemed to dominate the Eighties. Horns, strings, synths, would work just as well in a western.
As for this one...
Kishore Kumar sings OM SHANTI OM! Brilliant video, brilliant music, brilliant singing. Disco and Electro in a massive eight minute pot, simmered to perfection. Wonderful, wonderful Rishi Kapoor is the actor.
Posted 02 May 2011 - 09:48 AM
Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:06 PM
Sung by Nazia Hassan, who was from Pakistan, and did a load of stuff with disco producer Biddu - hence the sound. She was an amazing singer, probably would have eclipsed both Lata Mangeshkar and Ashe Bhosle, but she died young.
Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:25 AM
I was alerted to the existence of this tune earlier. A 1985 version of Herbie Hancock's Rockit. Keep your eyes peeled for the woman dancing on top of a stuffed leopard and the man drinking from an oversized comedy bottle of booze.
at the "turntablism" at 3:33. Fuck a Grandmixer DST!
So good, I had to share it on the Facebook page for this great wee club in Glasgow, Wild Combination (every Tuesday at Nice N Sleazy's, y'all!). Another member replied with this absolute belter:
Arpeggiator / strings combo flattens buildings and decapitates the residents.
Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:34 AM
Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:47 AM
Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:13 PM
It's a bit trimmed down here but the full thing's on Spotify.
Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:36 PM
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