- Jul 7, 2011
- Purba Jadavpur, Kolkata, India
Rightly said Dada. The parody songs on vinyl was a popular genre in those days. Most of those parodies used to have some kind of social message in it.These two records are the best example of good pressed vinyl. All the songs are mind blowing too. However, apart from the genres mentioned by FM bhaskarcan there is one which none of us has mentioned so far. This genre is called parody song . Though I am not a fan of this , I am writing about this as parody songs got released on vinyls. Can remember one such. Bhupen Hazarika's Ami ek jajabor was parodied as Ami soytaner Chor. Don't know whether parody songs are sung these days or not. It is good to think that we in Bengal have so many varieties of songs. Our music is never film oriented. We have basic songs and those have immense popularity. Almost all the leading vocalists and music directors created Bengali basic songs and those were released on vinyls on regular basis.
And also there were version songs. Hindi songs sung in Bengali. Even the top grade artists like Shyamal Mitra, Talat Mahmood etc used to sing version songs.
Those genres have gone lost now.