Sweet Melodies of 70s

Music is that cool and calm breeze which touches the soul of all and sundry. It is always a treat to lend your ears to a beautiful and melodious voice.

When I was a child it was romantic era in Bollywood and it reflected in music too. I remember correctly my father singing those famous numbers sung by Kishore Kumar and Mohmmad Rafi. Lata Mangeshkar also known as Nightangle of India, sang some evergreen songs which itched in Indian memory forever. I grew up listening to spiritual as well as love songs, used to broadcast in radio. Below are the iconic legends of the Indian film industry who swept the nation with their voice.images

The 70s were largely dominated by a man called Kishore Kumar ( second from left )with music provided by a duo Laxmikant Pyarelal and while I would recommend just randomly picking out Kishore Kumar’s songs, here is a list of songs one may enjoy.

All songs of
Sholay (Have achieved a cult status)
Yaadon Ki Baarat
Chitchor (A gem of an album by a highly under rated Yesudas)
Mera Naam Joker
Bobby (IMHO popular largely due to the movie)
Chhoti Si Baat
Muqaddar ka Sikandar

LIST SOURCE: quora.com

Michael Jackson became the rage in eighties and how could India remained unaffected ? I remember how much we all liked ” Bad” & “beat it”. He became God for our disco stars and choreographers.images-2

 I have enjoyed all types of music since my childhood days. My sons enjoy english songs therefore I listen them too with equal charm though I don’t understand the rap and not really liked it as compared to soft soothing music. Today’s Rap Gods do not entertain me much at the same time I guess it would be interesting to learn and rap like them, wouldn’t be ?



12 Responses

  1. I am not so much into Indian music (with the exception perhaps of Ravi Shankar), but I was told that an Indian basic music scale has many more notes than our music scale, with intermediate tones which we do not include.

    1. Indian classical music is so divine. Carnatic music of south is like a worship to God & Rabindra music in Bengal makes you forget everything. We have 7 basic notes Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni Sa ( repeated) & all raags ( music ) is made out of these.

  2. I listened to a flu play (I forgot his name, but he was mentioned by Jithin), I was in awe. I don’t know if I find it on the youtube again. Yep, our favorite songs always bring sweet memories. 🙂

      1. Yep, that’s him. I’m listening… Thank you so much. I did a review for his book posted on amazon.com. I think he placed it on the amazon.com India. It’s under Travelerphoto…

  3. Laxmikant Pyarelal are my all time favorites. 70’s were the golden period for hindi film music. Unfortunately, current generation haven’t even heard about LP. Great post ! Pleasure to follow your blog.

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