Nostalgic Tamil Song 101: Vaasam Illaa Malar Idhu by T. Rajendar 1980

Oru Thalai Raagam Tamil T. Rajendar

Oru Thalai Raagam is a 1980 Tamil romance film written, music composed, lyrics written and directed by T. Rajendar. Poster source: Amazon.

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Genius of MSV Part 2: Alex in Wonderland’s Keep It Simple

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Continuing from Part 1 on the late Mellisai Mannar MS Viswanathan (MSV), this comedy segment by Indian stand-up comedian Alexander Babu’s Alex in Wonderland is simple amazing!

Alex truly breaks down the creativity and simplicity of MSV using the 4-beat on the bongo drums which is applicable to a number of MSV hit songs.… [Click to read the rest] “Genius of MSV Part 2: Alex in Wonderland’s Keep It Simple”

Genius of MSV Part 1: Why Old Songs Will Melt Cold Hearts

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(No matter where you are right now, no matter how old you are, I am sure you always have your favorite old songs by these dynamic duo that you don’t mind humming the whole day long. Image source: Silverscreen India)

Despite “starting off” with the music of Illayaraja and later discovering the new age music of A R Rahman and then Yuvan Shankar Raja, Harris and all the new music directors, I always had soft spot for the music from the 1960s and 1970s in particular songs composed by MS Viswanathan – Ramamoorthy (MSV) and penned by the great poet Kannadasan (I also liked songs composed by KV Mahadevan and AM Raja).… [Click to read the rest] “Genius of MSV Part 1: Why Old Songs Will Melt Cold Hearts”

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