dimanche 30 novembre 2008
vendredi 21 novembre 2008
Jawani Diwani is a 1972 Bollywood movie featuring Randhir Kapoor ,Jaya Bhaduri, Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, A. K. Hangal, Iftekar, and Paintal. More info on Music From The Third Floor blog
jeudi 20 novembre 2008
mardi 18 novembre 2008
Qayamat is a 1983 Indian Hindi film directed by Raj Sippy. ( Cape Fear in Hindi and on land). The film stars Dharmendra as a man who goes to jail and holds his Lawyer (Shatrughan Sinha) responsible for the jailing. On his return after a long sentence he sets about taking revenge, targeting the Lawyer and his family ( Smita Patil and Poonam Dhillon). Jaya Prada plays Dharmendra's wife.
Pete Drake (8 October 1932 – 29 July 1988), born Roddis Franklin Drake, was a major Nashville, Tennessee-based record producer and pedal steel guitar player.
One of the most sought-after backup musicians of the 1960s, Drake played on such hits as Lynn Anderson's "Rose Garden", Charlie Rich's "Behind Closed Doors"' Bob Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay"' and Tammy Wynette's "Stand by Your Man". (Drake's work on this last tune is debatable, in that some sources claim Sonny Curtis to be the steel guitar player on that record.)
Drake was born in Augusta, Georgia, the son of a Pentecostal preacher, in 1932. In 1950, he drove to Nashville, heard Jerry Byrd on the Grand Ole Opry, and was inspired to buy a steel guitar. He organized a band, Sons of the South, in Atlanta in the 1950s, which included future country stars like Jerry Reed, Doug Kershaw, Roger Miller, Jack Greene, and Joe South.
In 1959 he moved to Nashville and went on the road as a backup musician for Don Gibson, Marty Robbins and others. In 1964 he had an international hit on Smash Records with his "talking steel guitar" playing on the album Forever. His innovative use of what would be called the "talk box", later used by Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh and Jeff Beck, added novel effects to the pedal steel guitar. The album Pete Drake and His Talking Steel Guitar, harkened back to the sounds of Alvino Rey and his wife Luise King, who first modulated a guitar tone with the signal from a throat microphone in 1939. The unique sound of the talk box with a steel guitar was new in the 1960s, and it made the sounds of vocalizing along with the strings of the steel guitar. According to an interview of Drake:
"You play the notes on the guitar and it goes through the amplifier. I have a driver system so that you disconnect the speakers and the sound goes through the driver into a plastic tube. You put the tube in the side of your mouth then form the words with your mouth as you play them. You don't actually say a word: The guitar is your vocal cords, and your mouth is the amplifier. It's amplified by a microphone."
The equipment was only loud enough to be useful in the studio for recordings.
Drake played on Bob Dylan's three Nashville-recorded albums, including Nashville Skyline, and on Joan Baez's David's Album. He also worked with George Harrison on All Things Must Pass, and with Ringo Starr on Beaucoups of Blues in 1970.
Drake produced albums for many other musicians, and founded Stop Records and First Generation Records. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame's Walkway of Stars in 1970 and the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in 1987. He died in Nashville in 1988. [wikipedia]
dimanche 16 novembre 2008
jeudi 13 novembre 2008
Cast: Bindiya Goswami, Navin Nischol, Neelam, Prema Narayan, Rakesh Roshan, Ranjeet
Music Director: Usha Khanna
Director: Tulsi Ramsay
Producer: Harish Shah
mardi 11 novembre 2008
dimanche 9 novembre 2008
Mulatu Astatke (surname also spelled Astatqé) is an Ethiopian musician and arranger. He is known as the father of Ethio-jazz. Born in 1943 in the western Ethiopian city of Jimma, Mulatu was musically trained in London, New York City, and Boston, where he was the first African student at Berklee College of Music. He would later combine his jazz and Latin music influences with traditional Ethiopian music.
He has worked with many influential jazz artists such as Duke Ellington during the 1970s. After meeting the Massachusetts-based Either Orchestra in Addis Ababa in 2004, Mulatu began a collaboration with the band which continues today, with the most recent performances in Scandinavia in summer 2006 & Toronto in summer 2008. Mulatu's signature instrument is the vibraphone.
In 2005, his music appeared on the soundtrack to the Jim Jarmusch film Broken Flowers. Also, Volume 4 of the Ethiopiques series is devoted entirely to his music. Mulatu has also produced songs for many artists from East Africa, in particular Mahmoud Ahmed.
He has recently released an album sold exclusively to passengers of Ethiopian Airlines. It is a 2-disc set, the first one being a compilation of the different styles from different regions of Ethiopia, and the second being studio originals.
Mulatu recently completed a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship at Harvard University where he worked on modernizations of traditional Ethiopian instruments and premiered a portion of a new opera, "The Yared Opera."1 Currently, Mulatu is an Abramowitz Artist-in-Residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. In addition to a lecture and workshops, Mulatu will be working with the MIT Media Lab on creating a modern version of the krarr, a traditional Ethiopian instrument. [wikipedia]