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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Download Old Hindi Songs (for Free)

Badi Bahen Dillagi coverHad discovered this site quite sometime back and had thought of posting about it, but as it usually happens with me, I forgot.

IndianScreen.com, maintained by The Classic Movie Club based in the USA has a sizeable collection of old classic Hindi songs available for download and that too for free (legality of the download is has to be ascertained by you). You can also purchase cassettes (cassettes?) of songs from their collection (50,000 songs) for $3 a piece.

The movie club is also into preservation of old films and music, primarily 78rpm records. But there is a catch (as always), they keep on refreshing the list of songs available for download every Wednesday and remove the previous items. Therefore at a given time there might not be more than 100 songs available. Moreover the files (in MP3 format) have a bit rate of only 16kbps and therefore the file sizes are usually sub 500 KB, but the quality is satisfactory for personal non-fussy listening.

A good place for lovers of old Hindi film music with many forgotten gems lying around. Only the layout is very amateurish.

9 Comments:

u said...

It's one of those rare sites with astonishing collection of rare songs of 40s & 50s in reasonably good condition. there is no parellel to it. at least I've not come across.
urvish kothari

Gilt said...

Hmmm, Hindi music. You can also check out http://www.hummaa.com/index.php.

It has a wonderful collection of Hindi music, both old and new.

Anonymous said...

Along with these two link
http://www.indianscreen.com/classic_movie_club.htm
and
http://www.hummaa.com/index.php
this is also useful to dwnload old and new songs
http://www.mag4you.com/music/indian-mp3-songs.asp


-Chirag Ahjolia

Swati said...

even i am a big fan of old classic melodies.One can even checkout songs on www.apun ka bollywood.com which has an amazing collection of old & new songs..by d way thanks a lot guys

Soumyadip said...

Swati: Nice collection there.

s.j.simon said...

I love bollywood songs! Check out this site… it has awesome lyrics from thousands of songs.

Soumyadip said...

Sahil: Thanks for the link.

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Denise said...

Hi All,

Another very good site of vintage Hindi Songs. www.suhanegeet.com

A collection of more that 7500 songs.

enjoy.