Category: 1980s

23rd January 2019: Usha Uthup – Ramba Ho-Ho-Ho Samba Ho-Ho-Ho

Artist: Usha UthupTitle: Ramba Ho-Ho-Ho Samba Ho-Ho-Ho Language: Hindi Translation: I am honestly not sure – any help gratefully received! This song is from the 1981 film ‘Armaan’, directed by Anand Sagar, and it has the unmistakable musical signatures of the great Bappi Lahiri (the ‘subtle’ nod to Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’ is brilliant!). I found the totally frenetic...

15th January 2019: 김완선 (Kim Wan-Sun) – 리듬 속의 그 춤을

Artist: 김완선 (Kim Wan-Sun)Title: 리듬 속의 그 춤을 Language: Korean Translation: That dance in the rhythm Despite the (dare I say it) over-use of drum machines / samplers on this track, it still retains a total charm. I think that Kim Wan-Sun’s voice manages to cut through the ‘over-the-top’ness of the backing track. There is an endearing earnestness in how...

3rd January 2019: Bappi Lahiri – Raat Baaqi Baat Baaqi

Artist: Asha Bhosle, Bappi Lahiri and Shashi KapoorTitle: Raat Baaqi Baat Baaqi ( रात बाकी बात बाकी)Language: HindiTranslation: The rest of the rest of the night I’m loving this disco tune from the 1982 Bollywood film ‘Namak Halaal’. Obviously because it’s disco, because of the beautiful singing by Asha Bhosle and Shashi Kapoor, the fabulous music of Bappi Lahiri, but...

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