Brimful of Kumar
June 16, 2008 8:07 PM   Subscribe

Rare Kishore Kumar Songs is a website dedicated to the music of legendary Bollywood playback singer and comic actor Kishore Kumar. There are hundreds of songs, many with other Bollywood legends, such as Asha Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar. There are also songs by Kishore's son Amit. All songs and videos are in Real Player format and in low quality.
posted by Kattullus (9 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
After reading Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games I've been hankering after Bollywood films and music and this website was a godsend. I actually enjoy the low quality of the ram files, it reminds me of listening to strange music on my radio as a kid.
posted by Kattullus at 8:09 PM on June 16, 2008

One of my favorite Bollywood music/dance segments:
Vyjayanthimala, Helen's dance competition
(It starts out slow; give it a chance.)
posted by D.C. at 8:35 PM on June 16, 2008

Damn - that's a lot of music to try! Thanks.

If you're looking for somewhere to start, might I recommend "Bam Chik Chiki Bam". It's a madcap little number (wacky even by Bollywood standards) that's just screaming to be animated. The comedy whistle (I don't know what those are actually called) adds a Spike Jones feel to an already manic song. I'm trying to find a few more in this spirit - lots to track!
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 8:41 PM on June 16, 2008

Sweet find, Kattullus.
posted by not_on_display at 8:46 PM on June 16, 2008

Probably my favorite Hindi song of all time, all done without (apparently) stopping for breath:
posted by jagorev at 9:07 PM on June 16, 2008


seriously. if they're home, there is a movie, a soundtrack, or the indian radio playing.
posted by heeeraldo at 10:48 PM on June 16, 2008

jagorev, Mahadevan has admitted to taking breaths in between, they're just well disguised.

guruji is a decent search engine for Hindi songs.
posted by Gyan at 11:21 PM on June 16, 2008

Mahadevan is a terrific singer, although this is much more my speed than the clip linked above.
posted by Wolof at 11:31 PM on June 16, 2008

Ooh, baby. I love KK. Thank you for posting this.
posted by bink at 9:13 AM on June 18, 2008

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