Saturday, June 17, 2006

Aap Ki Ankhon Mein Kuch

Hi guys..
Weekend is here and I thought I'd update the blog! This is getting to be a weekend event! :) First off, I want to thank each one of u who took the time to listen to Aao Huzoor. As fun as it was singing it, being a great fan of Ashaji, I was so intimidated by this song as I so didn't want to goof with it! :) And then I thought, if I don't try and give myself a chance I'll never get the pleasure of saying atleast I tried !!! :)

Here's this week's song....It's from the movie's my personal favorite duet by Kishoreda & Lataji. Years ago, when I used to sing for a band in Calicut, I remember singing this one..and then forgot all about it! Now, having got back to singing, I was always on the look out for a track and a person to sing it with ;) . There is a story behind my having got the track finally... Like u all must have figured by now (or haven't u?? :) ) I am also a member of Taranaa Karaoke Club ( and hey, if u decide to become a member, don't forget to mention me ;) ) They always have these competitions going on, sometimes monthly, sometimes bi-monthly's just for fun..for the members by the members and one of those competitions, I won the prize! Along with the the sponsored prize, Taranaa gives the member a track of the winner's choice and of course I asked for Aap Ki Aankhon mein :) Incidentally, this competition was so close, that I won by 1 vote!!! and the guy who missed by that 1 vote is Soumitra Sarkar with whom I have sung this duet with. Soumitra lives in Australia and sings with a passion..He does a lot of shows out there with live bands and is getting pretty popular, I hear! :) But because of the time difference, it seems forever to co-ordinate and get the voices together! But we have attempted :) I hope u all will like this..we thoroughly enjoyed singing simple as this song sounds, once we attempted singing we realised how tough it was to get the murkis, emotions and the flow the greats have put into this beautiful song.. Thanks for listening! :)

Movie Name : Ghar (1978)
Original Sung by: Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director : Burman R D
Lyrics : Gulzar
Sung by : Soumitra & Vidyu
Track : Taranaa

Monday, June 12, 2006

Aao Huzoor Tumko

Hey guys,
Meet my good friends Piya-Deb, the singing couple! They have started a very interesting concept for music hobbyist and enthusiasts.
Please check out this site to see what they are upto!!! Here's the link

Meanwhile here is a song by Asha-ji which is from my old collection hope you all like it!

Album : Aao Huzoor Tumko
Movie : Kismet
Music : O P Nayyar
Original by : Asha Bhonsle
Sung by : Vidyu

Monday, June 05, 2006

Dil hai chota sa

Dear friends,
My first Tamil Single - "Vasikayakari" recorded with Srikanth of Studio1234 was released yesterday. To listen to it, please click on the link 'Srikanth' provided on this blog.
Working with Srikanth was a totally different experience for me. Not only is he talented, he is very encouraging! My knowledge of Tamil is quite limited, but Srikanth patiently explained the meaning of the entire lyrics which helped me with the emotions required in this song. Being used to singing all familiar film tunes, I din't know what to expect when it came to singing an original compostion! I must admit I was kind of nervous :) But the easy person Srikanth turned out to be, he made me very comfortable! He would read aloud the Tamil lyrics and I'd write it down in Malayalam as that would help me pronounce it better! Thanks Srikanth! It was a pleasure working with u!

Thought I'd also add one more song which I had recorded earlier. This is one of my favourite AR Rehman composition. Though I like the Tamil version better I tried it in Hindi. Hope you like it!.
Thanks for listening.

Album : Dil Hai Chota sa
Movie : Roja
Music : AR Rehman
Orginal sung by : Minmini
Sung by : Vidyu

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Pehla Nasha

Hi friends,
This is one song I have always wanted to sing but never got an opportunity to. A few days ago, Pradip asked if I'd like to sing this with him and I certainly didn't let go off this chance! Thanks Pradip for ur patience and also mixing it. I hope u all like it !
Thanks for listening.

Some of you noticed a slight rythm problem in the beginning this has been corrected now!!

Album : Pehla Nasha
Movie : Jo jeeta wohi sikandar (1992)
Music : Jatin-Lalit
Original Sung By : Sadhana Sargam, Udit Narayan
Lyrics : Majrooh Sultanpuri
Sung by : Pradip and Vidyu

Pehla Nasha

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