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Sweet melodies with flute

The violin was perhaps the most frequently used instrument (apart from the mandatory tabla, bongos or other percussion instruments) in Indian films from the 1940s to the early 70s. The Flute will perhaps come a close second to the violin … Continue reading

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Kalyanji-Anandji, the immortal duo

My earlier posts on Kalyanji-Anandji (see Kalyanji-Anandji in categories to your right) covered 5 different dimensions of their music. In this post, I will summarize notable films, songs, achievements and key recognitions that highlight their versatile talent. I will also … Continue reading

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Lata melodies – top 20 from Kalyanji Anandji

All of us are lucky to have heard and seen Lata Mangeshkar – the legend. Her range, strength, sweetness and flexibility of voice have made her the queen of hindi film music. When you hear Lata, you sometimes feel that … Continue reading

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Kalyanji-Anandji’s gems with Mukesh

No account of Bollywood’s musical greats can be complete without mention of the legendary composers, Kalyanji-Anandji. Mukesh, the singing stalwart, forged a strong bond with these two composers. Kalyanji-Anandji’s gems with Mukesh are many and this post highlights some of … Continue reading

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