Modern day Hindi film music has always been in the news for its origins. From the early days 'composers' have drawn 'inspiration' from music from around the world. Or so they say.
It all sounds very different to my ears. A little fishy too. Something Adnan Sami sang in a very different context sums it up very well. 'Lift kara dey'. And Bollywood's most famous fiddlers seem to be doing it with all enthusiasm. The debate is now on to decide the most original copy.
And the award goes to... (remember to tune in to the next Bollywood awards nite).
Recently I found a track from Parineeta on an old Louis Armstrong album. Or is it the other way around? The conspiracy deepens.
Click here if you'd like a little more light thrown on the matter.