Songs of  Age

Posted on 25/09/2021 by Trivia – The Spice of Life Many believe that age is just a number. Abraham Lincoln said, “And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count; it’s the life in your years.” Pondering over these thoughts, I felt there was potential to come up with a postContinue reading “Songs of  Age

One Movie, Many Lyricists

Posted by Trivia – The Spice of Life on 28/08/2021 Some time ago, fellow blogger Anupji had written a post – Triad of Singers. The concept was very novel. It was an attempt to enlist songs (of the same movie) where three different voices sing for the same actor/actress. Taking a leaf out of hisContinue reading “One Movie, Many Lyricists”

The lesser heard romantic duets of Manna Dey (Part 2)

When I was shortlisting songs for a post on the various ways in which music – especially classical music – has been depicted in songs of the golden era, I noticed that quite a few of these songs were sung by Manna Dey (or Prabodh Chandra Dey, 1919-2013). There is no questioning the fact thatContinue reading “The lesser heard romantic duets of Manna Dey (Part 2)”

Solo Songs of Lata – Vocal Preludes Special

There is a genre of songs which is unique and uncommon – where there is a prelude, which has both instrumental as well as vocal music. This genre of poetry is perhaps called Qat’a in Urdu and vilambit laya (introductory slow tempo) in Hindustani classical music. The prelude is slow when compared to the restContinue reading “Solo Songs of Lata – Vocal Preludes Special”

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