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)”

Songs of Reminiscence – Flashback Special

There are umpteen Hindi film songs – both old and new – which speak of reminiscence (yaad). This has been a frequently portrayed emotion in Hindi movies especially to accommodate a soulful melody. In this post, I am trying to explore this genre of songs but with a rider – there has to be aContinue reading “Songs of Reminiscence – Flashback Special”

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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