Inspired. I'm including a version of
petite fleur by acclaimed Saxophonist Fausto Papetti that sounded really
Sidney Bechet was
the first person to play jazz on a soprano saxophone and his 'Petite
Fleur', released in 1952 became a world-wide hit.
Dil khoya khoya [Film:
Mohobbat ke dushman (1987)]
Lifted off Persian
singer Googoosh's 'Man amade am'.
'Man amade am' is one of Googoosh's most famous songs! Its a neat, albeit, blatant
lift! The only thing I've not been able to
ascertain is the original's year of release...let me know if
somebody can pitch in with that part.
Aamne Saamne (1967)]
France Gall's 'Poupée de cire'.
Poupée de cire:
The song seems like a
clever and intelligently converted Hindi remake of the
French song that a young, France Gall sung to win the
Eurovision song contest in 1965, just 2 years before the
Hindi film. France Gall was representing Luxembourg with
this song that was composed by renowned French composer
Serge Gainsbourg. The tune is largely
similar, though the composers in Hindi have appropriately changed the pitch to
suit Shashi Kapoor...the backing orchestration too is very 60s in a Hindi filmy
way. There are many, many cover versions of the original in many languages (see
list in Wikipedia) and this Hindi, filmy one needs to be added under the
unaccredited covers section.
O Laila [Film:
Black Blood's Chicano.
Laila O Laila:
This one's truly a whopper! Feroz Khan's Qurbani was
most popular for one song - Biddu's guest composition, 'Aap jaisa koi mere', sung
by Nazia Hassan. But there was another chartbuster from the same film that is
often confused as Biddu's second composition from the film - 'Laila O Laila',
sung by Kanchan. As far as I understand, Laila was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji
with drums by Babla and arrangements by Viju Shah, Kalyanji's son. Now, Laila O
Laila is this week's entry - not Aao Jaisa! Laila seems to be a almost-direct
and very clever reinterpretation of a very popular Afro-funk 1975 track titled
'Chicano', by an African band named Black Blood. The band is also known for
other hits like Aye Mama and A.I.E. Notice how most of the original is
beautifully adapted in Hindi, including that catchy progression and those fancy