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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Euphony from the Yesteryears

Some have been resurrected as mobile phone ringtones, but the ears yearn for an encore of the original. The last time I stumbled upon some great nostalgic stuff and passed it on, the dividends reflected in enhanced page hits and appreciative comments. Here are a few more (downloading may require free registration):

Mile Sur Mera Tumhara
The classic. Celebrating India's diversity in the backdrop its unexplainable unity. Great music, great performers, multilingual, pan-Indian.
[00:05:33 MP3 5.1 MB 128kbps 44 KHz Stereo]
[00:05:33 MP3 2.54 MB 64kbps 44 KHz Stereo] [Updated link]

Baje Sargam Har Taraf Se
The sequel to the golden favourite Mile Sur Mera Tumhara where the trio - Amitabh, Mithun and Jeetendra (all dressed in Jeetu whites) make an appearance together.
[00:05:43 MP3 5.23 MB 128 kbps 44 KHz Stereo]
[00:05:43 MP3 2.61 MB 64 kbps 44 KHz Stereo] [Updated link]

Jungle Jungle Baat Chali Hain
Who else but Gulzar can write a line like Chaddi pehen ke phool khila hain and yet make it absolutely loveable. Kipling would have approved of this Jungle Book title song. You can download the free ebook from Project Gutenberg.
[00:01:28 MP3 2.69 MB 256kbps 44 KHz Stereo]
[00:01:28 MP3 1.1 MB 96kbps 44 KHz Stereo] [Updated link]

Ta Na Na Ta Na Na Na Na
Many non-literary types don't know much about Rasipuram Krishnaswami Narayan, but do know about a sleepy town called Malgudi and a mischievous kid called Swami. What they recollect better is the Ta na na ta na na na na from Shankar Nag's Malgudi Days composed by L Vaidyanathan.
[00:01:08 MP3 1.04 MB 128kbps 44 KHz Stereo]
[00:01:08 MP3 536 KB 64kbps 44 KHz Stereo] [Updated link]

Mahabharat Katha
The Chopras definitely did a better job of the Mahabharat than what the Sagars did with Ramayan. At least the arrows didn't take a whole episode to reach their targets. Time himself provided the intro with the main samay hoon monologues, the other highpoint was the title songs.
Track 1 [00:00:23 MP3 361 KB 128kbps 44 KHz Stereo]
Track 1 [00:00:23 MP3 181 KB 64kbps 44 KHz Stereo] [Updated link]
Track 2 [00:01:27 MP3 1.32 MB 128kbps 44 KHz Stereo]
Track 2 [00:01:27 MP3 681 KB 64kbps 44 KHz Stereo] [Updated link]
Track 3 [00:01:20 MP3 1.22 MB 128kbps 44 KHz Stereo]
Track 3 [00:01:20 MP3 630 KB 64kbps 44 KHz Stereo] [Updated link]
Track 4 [00:00:47 MP3 374 KB 64kbps 44 KHz Stereo]
Track 4 [00:00:47 MP3 749 KB 128kbps 44 KHz Stereo] [Updated link]


San said...

thanks for the Mahabharat Katha download links, much appreciated

it's been a while since i've droppped by so i just thought i'd let my presence be known :)

Soumya said...

good collection of links... esp 1st two...

Shivangi Misra said...

Jungle Jungle... thats the one for me! Remember all the words... :)

educatedunemployed said...

Awesome, you have just brought back such lovely memories.And that Chaddi pehen ke phool khila..Thanks for this reason to smile.

Sour Mash said...

If u ever get a lead on how to get all episodes of Malgudi Day... will be greatful


Anonymous said...

real nice!!once more of a memory...

am not able to down load ta na na na na na :(

do u have it on u??

Accidental Fame Junkie said...

Wow! You have some collection out here! Wait! I think I can add to this. I'll mail it to you. It's a video though.

Your post made me really nostalgic!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a ton pal! got it :)

Rita said...

Hey, that jungle book song is really superb. Thanks for sharing! :)

R said...

Thanks for the Malgudi link, I've been wanting it for so long! I've loved Malgudi Days, preserved all Swami books.

Nagesh Rao said...

hey pal!!...thanks loads for the Mahabharat songs...if someone could forward me the Jungle book title track or at least some active links, I would be very thankful...the link mentioned above for that song is please help!!...


smartprashant said...

ya it was gr8 feeling to hear those one time favorouite tracks...from the late 80's. by hearing them once again i went back some 20 yrs of my life . these were my favoroiute tracks at those times. thanks for uploading them on the net. but i was searching for some more tracks of some t.v. aakash bahut ooncha hai...stone boy....etc. could u plz upload those tarcks also ..

raj said...

thanks for "mile sur mera tumhara"

do u have the video of the one where some sports persons runnin wit a lighted torch(pt usha, kapildev, srikkanth etc..) something like the freedom of light

Soumyadip said...

Raj: Is that Baje Sargam?

raj said...

its "spread the light of freedom"
i didnt get the video

Soumyadip said...

Raj: Neither did I. Will keep you posted once I do.

Anonymous said...

The one Raj is talking about had music by Louis Banks and is called "The Freedom Run"
Just posted it.

Indyeah said...

Hi Soumya!!thank you..thank you for bringing back the wonderful memories.....N Raj..The "spread the light of freedom " video is available on you tube....n whoevers uploaded it thanks a ton..:))cheers!!Do keep that nostalgic stuff coming Soumya!!

Indyeah said...
And the link for All the episodes of Malgudi Days!!njoy!!:))
N do thank him.. hes put in effort..:))tk cr!