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Songs Of Yore Hindi film songs of the 1930s to the 1960s.

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Songs Of Yore · 1W ago

The first duo Husnlal-Bhagatram (1): Their songs for Suraiya, Lata Mangeshkar and Rafi

I have signed off the series on Shankar-Jaikishan recently. Before that I had done series on Anil Biswas, Naushad, C Ramchandra and SD Burman. As the readers now expect the next famous music...
Songs Of Yore · 3W ago

One hundred years of Sarat Chandra’s ‘Devdas’

Some time back,  there was an interesting discussion between Ashok Kumar Tyagi and Hans about the story of Devdas and as to why Sanjay Leela Bhansali took so much liberties with it. I doubt ...
Songs Of Yore · 1M ago

Cycle trails of Bollywood

Guest article by DP Rangan (It is ironic that while bicycle is being crowded out by scooters, motorcycles and cars in the developing world, it is the developed world where bicycle riding is ...
Songs Of Yore · 1M ago

Songs of Yore completes seven years

Celebrating with some newly discovered gems and a tribute to Master Madan When I wrote on the sixth anniversary, I had been concerned by Gaddeswarupji’s ominous statistics that many promisin...
Songs Of Yore · 1M ago

Film Songs Based on Classical Ragas (12) – A morning with Asavari/Jaunpuri

Guest article by Subodh Agrawal (I had once hesitantly asked Subodh whether he would be writing on Asavari and Jaunpuri in his series on articles on film songs based on classical ragas. The ...
Songs Of Yore · 2M ago

Shankar Jaikishan’s duets (2)

In the first part of Shankar-Jaikishan’s duets, I covered the songs in which either Mukesh or Rafi sang with a female singer. They being the predominant singers, one would think that that po...
Songs Of Yore · 2M ago

Beena madhur madhur kacchu bol

Guest article by Ashwin Bhandarkar (If we broadly divide the SoY community into two categories – ‘music experts’ and ‘others’ – Ashwin Bhandarkar belongs to the first category. Therefore, it...
Songs Of Yore · 2M ago

Shankar-Jaikishan’s duets (1): Mukesh/Rafi with female singers

In the last calendar year I did a series of posts on Shankar-Jaikishan’s songs: singerwise for Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh, Rafi, Manna Dey, ‘Other singers’ and two posts on their dance songs – ...
Songs Of Yore · 3M ago

Shamshad Begum with 3G

A tribute on Shamshad Begum’s 98th birth anniversary (14 April 1919 – 23 April 2013), and  wishing the readers a very happy Baisakhi, Vishu, Bihu and Tamil New Year. Shamshad Begum has been ...
Songs Of Yore · 3M ago

Some unique good good songs

If you think there is a glaring mistake in the title of this post, you have to blame Mumbaikar8 for it. She only gave me the idea for this post. Don’t ask me what is her good name, please. I...