In these dark, cold winter days on the East Coast, what can be better than closeting yourself inside a warm room with a bottle of gin and club soda by your side and some nice music playing on the PC.
Nirvana, eh? Yeah, baby. Yeah.
And of course buying some music tracks now and then.
Here are some songs we’ve acquired lately (mostly from iTunes but some from our CDs that we’ve now imported into iTunes):
* Baby Elephant Walk (Western) – We purchased this wonderful Henry Mancini composition for the John Wayne film Hatari a few hours back. Of course, we’ve been familiar with this charmer for a long time. You can read more about Baby Elephant Walk here.
* Nilavakku En Mael Ennadi Kobam (Tamil) – Is this the best P.B.Srinivas song ever? The song is from the movie Policekaran Magal.
* Kannale Pesi Pesi (Tamil) – Again, a P.B.Srinivas classic. Beautiful lyrics as with Nilavukku En Mael. This time, the movie is Adutha Veetu Penn.
* Achcha To Hum Chalta Hai (Hindi) – An evergreen favorite of ours from the Rajesh Khanna-Asha Parekh film Aan Milo Sajna. You can watch Kaka and Asha here in this video. Say what you will but Rajesh Khanna was a million times better than that Amitabh Bachcha.
* An Evening in Paris (Hindi) – One of our old Mohammed Rafi favorites from the Shammi Kapoor-Sharmila Tagore film An Evening in Paris. Here watch this YouTube version.
* Out of Africa (Western) – Got this John Barry composition a few hours back based on the recommendation of SI blog reader Guruprasad. Classy.
* Tritsch Tratsch Polka (Western) – One of our western favorites. You can watch our own Zubin Mehta conducting this lively Johann Strauss piece for the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Yes, we like Tritsch Tratsch even more than Strauss’ Thunder & Lightning.
* Duniya Mein Logon (Hindi) – Fine song from R.D.Burman and Asha Bhosle. The film is Apna Desh.
* Piya Tu Ab To Aaja (Hindi) – From the film Caravan, the song is thematically similar to the Aaj Ki Raat number in Anamika. Helen is the dancer in both films.
* Premalokadainda Banda Premada (Kannada) – A lovely song from the 1986 Ravichandran-Juhi Chawla film Premalokha. The picturization of the song (on Juhi Chawla and Ravichandran) is plain awful but fortunately the song compensates. Yesudas is the singer.
* Zoobi Doobi (Hindi) – The song is nice but the movie 3 Idiots is absolute garbage.
* Nodamma Hudugi Kelamma Sariyaagi (Kannada) – This delightful number too is from Premalokha. Besides Juhi Chawla and Ravichandran, the picturization of the song includes Vishnuvardhan and Prabhakar.