February 23, 2010

Video Of The Week

Johnny Walker pesters Helen unsuccessfully in this fun beach song from Jaal which features some twangin' Californian surf music guitar! Enjoy!

Special thanks to shafi_ms82 from Bwt for uploading the movie from VHS.

February 21, 2010

Folkpop Dhamaka Mashup (Indian Masala Sounds)

A very cool and wonderfully eclectic mix of Indian music. Press play and enjoy!

What Rebel Uppa says about his mix:

" All tunes in this masala funky flavoured mashup mix are selected from over 100's of cdr's, video cd's and cassettes that I picked up on my trip in India in 2007. In modern day India, music is part of every day life on the street where distorted sounds blast from shops, riksha's, buses, temples or weddings in many musical styles. Folkpop is the hybrid of old folk music and new pop/dance made with digital techniques. The frequent use of vocoder, autotune and other effects give it a culture-clashing sound where old traditions meet the changing modern times. The folkpop mixed here is a mash of Sambalpuri, Oriya, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Haryana and Gujarati dancepop styles. There's so much more to India than Bollywood alone. If you look deeper into the local culture of the many states, you'll find a unique sound that follows the same wave that rolls allover India. You can order this mix as a handmade cd-r with colourful artwork, for just 5€ at info@rebelup.org "

So Yeah, A Clear Tracklisting Was Quite Impossible Here because Most Of The Titles/Artists Were Written In Hindi & Local Languages, Or Marked As Unknown Mp3'S. Not An Easy Task To Translate All That, So Consider It A Mystery. Just Let The Music Speak For Itself :)

January 27, 2010

Best of 1963

This collection of evergreen hits from 1963 has some really nice songs. My personal favorite: Jo Vada Kiya - a very catchy tune from Taj Mahal...written by Roshan and superbly sung by everyone's favorite duo (Lata Mangeshkar & Mohd. Rafi). Enjoy. :) Get it here at MediaFire.

01. Jo Vada Kiya - Lata Mangeshkar & Mohd. Rafi - Taj Majal (Roshan)
02. Pankh Hote To Ud Aati - Lata Mangeshkar - Sehra (Ramlal)
03. O Jaanewale Ho Sake To - Mukesh - Bandini (S.D. Burman)
04. Mujhko Apne Gale Lagalo - Mubarak Begum & Mohd. Rafi - Hamrahi (Shankar Jaikishan)
05. Hasta Hua Noorani Chehra - Lata Mangeshkar & Kamal Barot - Parmsmani (Laxmikant Pyarelal)
06. Ek Ghar Banaunga - Lata Mangeshkar & Mohd. Rafi - Tere Ghar Ke Samne (S. D. Burman)
07. Mere Mehboob Tujhe - Lata Mangeshkar - Post Box 999 (Naushad)
08. Chalo Ek Baar - Mahendra Kapoor - Gumrah (Ravi)
09. Nache Man Mora Magan - Mohammed Rafi - Meri Surat Teri Ankhen (S.D. Burman)
10. Khiley Hai Sakhi - Asha Bhosle, Lata & Usha Mangeshkar - Grahasthi (Ravi)
11. Sonwake Pinjarme - Mohd. Rafi - Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo (Chitragupta)
12. Ek Dil Sao Afsane - Lata Mangeshkar - Ek Dil Sao Afsane (Shankar-Jaikishan)

January 21, 2010

Disco Cammata

From the film Haadsaa, Kalyanji-Anandji's "Disco Cammata." Watch Helen and her band go tribal! Starring and directed by Akbar Khan (Feroz Khan's younger brother).

Visit Music From The Third Floor for the original vinyl soundtrack album!

January 14, 2010

Video Of The Week

Here is the video of the opening credits for Caravan (1971). The groovy title music by RD Burman features a mesmerizing vocal by Usha Iyer aka Usha Uthup.

Caravan is classic Bollywood masala starring Asha Parekh, Jeetendra and Helen. The film is greatly enhanced by the quintessential RD Burman soundtrack!
Visit Music From The Third Floor for the original vinyl soundtrack album! And add the mp3 of Caravan's title music here to complete RD Burman's brilliant score!

January 4, 2010

Bombay Superstar

Fascinating BBC documentary from 1973 on Rajesh Khanna with interesting interviews and behind the scenes footage. The source is a 2nd generation VHS copy that was recorded and converted by our friend Asli Jat.

Here is part 1:

Watch the rest on YouTube and subscribe to Asli Jat's channel!

December 30, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

To all those who visit this humble little blog:

In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, never in want.

December 20, 2009

A Bollywood Christmas

Asha Parekh (Lata) sings a Christmas favorite...then follows it with the hauntingly beautiful "Aao Tumhe Aa Chand Pe Le Jaye."

And Helen celebrates with Santa!

December 12, 2009

Minoo Mumtaz Compilation DVD

Mister Naidu Proudly Presents...

A DVD (Including DVD-ROM PDF file) created by Tom Daniel.
All videos were remastered by Tom Daniel.

What is known about Minoo Mumtaz?
She's Mehmood's sister. And that's it. We don't know when or where she was born, anything about her family, childhood, dance training, early acting experiences, marriage (if any), children (if any), or even if she's still with us in the land of the living. All we have to go on is what remains in the films. That's a lot, for sure, but it's not nearly enough.She appeared as a fully mature actress and dancer in 1955 and appeared in 47 films, if IMDB's record is to be trusted. 1959 was her peak year when she appeared in 10 movies.

After 1964 her career was just about over, appearing in only 6 movies afterwards, and in no year more than one movie. So, effectively, her career lasted only 10 years. In some films she only acted, 1958's Yahudi, 1960's Bindya, and 1961's Chote Nawab being three examples. She often was paired with the male comic, and provided quite a bit of comedy herself, in dialog and sometimes with the dancing. She was often the female lead's best friend. And at least once she was the baddie (1959's Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan). But she's best known today for her glorious dancing. Whether a mujra, dancing as part of a qawaali, an item number or cabaret, classical or filmi, she mastered them all, and it's mostly for these dances that this DVD is being created. - Tom Daniel.

With brother Mehmood

With Kishore Kumar

With Johnny Walker

With Helen

Now available here at MediaFire. Can also be found at Bwtorrents.com in the "Music Videos DVD" section.
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