Topic started by SPB Rasigan (@ edmi65.epsilon.com) on Thu Jan 7 16:35:42 EST 1999.
All times in EST +10:30 for IST.
I'd like to discuss the finer points of some of SPB's greatest songs ( I am sure the list is going to be endless )
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- From: karthi (@ 1cust196.tnt1.rantoul.il.da.uu.net)
on: Fri Jul 23 00:53:50 EDT 1999
Sorry for my detailed posting...
SPB's greatest songs have been first with MSV and then followed by IR. I won't call his voice golden because it does not have a metallic quality to it - you know what I mean - his voice is not a "GaNeer" voice. Wait a minute...I have not finished...but his is the only voice which has the following characteristics...
It's such a sugamaana voice - romba base (or bass?)-um illaadha romba high pitched-aavum illaadha medium voice that is liked by all uniformly - I haven't heard any one say that he didn't like SPB's voice. It's a reality that he's a commodity in every household of South India. And he's versatile. And his voice suits any mood - and this is really important: A singer can be versatile but does his/her voice fit the mood? Well, his does. And last but not the least - his voice is so youthful even today! (I always used to think he's the male epitome of P Susheela for all these above qualities! :)))
Some of my favourites of SPB...
1. Vaa Pon MayilE
2. Germaniyin SendhEn MalarE
3. Kaadhalin Deepam Ondru
4. KaNmaNiyE Kaadhal Enbadhu
5. Kamban Emaandhaan
6. ThEn SindhudhE Vaanam
7. ParuvamE Pudhiya Paadal Paadu
8. KELadi KaNmaNi Paadagan Sangadhi
9. Unnai Thotta Katru Vandhu (humming)
10. Ponnula Ponnula PaNNuna Mookkuthi
11. Ee AAtha AathOramaa Vaariyaa
12. Naanaaga Naan Illai ThaayE
13. Kanaa KaaNum KaNgaL Mella
14. Naan ENNum Pozhudhu
15. Pon EnbadhO PoovenbadhO Kaadhal PeNNE
16. Manadhil Enna NinaivugaLO
(and not necessarily in this order)
- From: Shankar (@ netcache1.mot.com)
on: Fri Jul 23 06:09:01 EDT 1999
>>I always used to think he's the male epitome of P Susheela for all these
- From: cram (@ 220.127.116.11)
on: Fri Jul 23 06:39:41 EDT 1999
SPB-a paththi pEsumbOdhum PS-ai maRakka mudiyala illa:-))))
- From: eden (@ 18.104.22.168)
on: Fri Jul 23 08:39:42 EDT 1999
One third of the songs listed in IR 1000* is by SPB! Hence, let me list a few great non-IR SPB songs:
-Engeyum eppodhum sangeedham santhosham- great tune & orchestration by MSV, splendid singing by Balu! (Ninaithale inikkum)
-Another pleasant number from the same film - Namma ooru singari, Singapore vandhalam....
-Sippi irukkudhu, muthumirukkudhu in VNS is wonder & of course with his best-match, SJ!
- From: V.Srinivasan (@ tanky4.natlab.research.philips.com)
on: Fri Jul 23 13:28:11 EDT 1999
SPB - I consider him as one of the all time greats
in any music history. Ippadi oru voice kidaikka pona jenmathil niraiya punniyam seydu irukka vaendum (avrae othukkonda oru argument idu..). My favourites..definetely endless list, but due to time constraint I am listing only a few now. More later. Thanks for taking my views.
1.> Geedam Sangeedam
2.> Ilamai Enum Poongaatru
3.> Thaen Poovae Poovae Vaa..
4.> Ponmaalai Pozudu..
5.> Meenamma Meenamma..
6.> Sangeed Vaanil Sandhosam Paadum..
7.> Thalayai Kuniyum Thaamaraiyae..
8.> Thangamae Tamizukkillai Thattupaadu..
9.> En Kaadalae..
Of-course the above list is not in any particular order.
- From: karthi (@ 1cust115.tnt1.rantoul.il.da.uu.net)
on: Fri Jul 23 20:05:27 EDT 1999
Oh cram, that's very true because I hold PS many notches above any singer in this world. (Namakkuth therinjadhellaam andha oru sooriyandhaanE?)
- From: cram (@ 22.214.171.124)
on: Sat Jul 24 06:43:54 EDT 1999
- From: cram (@ 126.96.36.199)
on: Sat Jul 24 06:46:35 EDT 1999
i am a great fan of PS too. but even above Lata Mangeshkar? hmmm.... (the idea is not to turn this into a PS vs Lata thread, maybe we can start a separate thread for that).
- From: Sriram (@ fshpp3.ug.eds.com)
on: Wed Oct 27 03:41:36 EDT 1999
I want the lyrics of "Mannil indha Kaadhal..." from keladi kanmani . Can any of u guys help me out ?
- From: bb (@ franck.crhc.uiuc.edu)
on: Wed Oct 27 03:57:06 EDT 1999
paadal: mannil indha kaadhalanri
kural: S P baalasubramaniyam
varigaL: paavalar varadharaasanaar (gangai amaran?)
mannil indhak kaadhalanri yaarum vaazhdhal koodumoa
ennam kannip paavaiyinri aezhu svarandhaan paadumoa
penmai inri mannil inbam aedhadaa
kannai moodik kanavil vaazhum maanidaa
vennilavum ponninadhiyum kanniyin thunaiyinri
enna sugam ingu padaikkum penmayil sugamanri
thandhanamum sangaththamizhum pongidum vasandhamum
sindhivarum pongum amudham thandhidum kumudhamum
kannimagal arugae irundhaal suvaikkum
kanniththunai izhandhaal muzhudhum kasakkum
vizhiyinil mozhiyinil nadaiyinil udaiyinil
adhisaya sugamtharum anangival pirappidhudhaan
muththumani raththinangalum kattiya pavazhamum
koththumalar arpudhangalum kuvindha adharamum
sitridaiyum sinna viralum villenum puruvamum
sutrivarach cheyyum vizhiyum sundara mozhigalum
ennivida marandhaal edharkoa piravi
iththanaiyum izhandhaal avandhaan thuravi
mudimudhal adivarai muzhuvadhum sugamtharum
virundhugal padaiththidum amudhamum avalallavaa
for such queries, pl. see http://tfmpage.com/forum/lyrics.html
- From: Jana (@ bornfree.proxy.lucent.com)
on: Wed Oct 27 16:58:29 EDT 1999
BB & Sriram:
The song was written by Gangai Amaran and not by Paavalar. GA has clarified this in one of his net-interview with Kalapugaz Thamil Osai. He has also mentioned as to why they used Paavalar's name in the movie.
- From: thathuvavaathi (@ inehou-pxy04.compaq.com)
on: Wed Oct 27 18:13:57 EDT 1999
Jana: ...and the reason why they used Paavalar's name in the movie is .... ?
- From: Jana (@ pppa26-resalecolumbus2-1r1065.saturn.bbn.com)
on: Tue Nov 2 20:37:01 EST 1999
GA mentioned in an interview with Kalapugazh Tamil Osai that the situation in that movie is that SPB get a piece of paper on the beach in which the lyric is written by some famous writer (Is Paavalar so popular?) and they thought that it wouldn't be ideal to use GA's name. Instead they used Pavalar's name. If you want to hear more about this go to
- From: ravi K.S. ravichandran (@ pub-dial111.aclis.utah.edu)
on: Fri Nov 5 23:47:07 EST 1999
SPB is a blessing to tamil music. I couldn't resist to mention one of his very remarkable songs (if not already mentioned):
Mangayaril Maharani, Manghani Pohl Pon Mehni....
- From: ravi k.s. ravichandran (@ pub-dial111.aclis.utah.edu)
on: Fri Nov 5 23:56:09 EST 1999
On a concert by SPB and his troupe in Columbus, OH in 1994, SPB mentioned that "Mannil Intha Kahadhalandri.." was one of the toughest to sing for IR. He also mentioned that IR came up with that composition and IR insisted that SPB sing that way (the tricking of holding breath for a complete stanza; he said he was breathing as he was singing, but it appears as if he held breath for that entire stanza). He did sing that song on stage, almost the same way as it appeared in the original recording. There was a stanging ovation after he sung it on stage. Following it, he went on to remark how genius and prodigious IR has been for tamil music. He sounded very genuinely admiring IR for the format of that song.
- From: k lakshmi prasad (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Sat Nov 6 00:21:51 EST 1999
you seem to me mostly tamilians in here ,but i am a telugu interersted in music ,so i keep coming to this site to listen to IR songs.and now about SPB,
for me SPB is the greatest singer in indian film history,may be only lata is as good as him.truly he is a living legend.the greatest songs sung by SPB are in my opinion...
1)nenoka prema pipasini(telugu song..i dont no whether you guys listened to it in tamil..but it is simply great work by SPB..infact SPB himself said in a telugu tv channel programme in which he is an anchor that it is his personal fav.)anyway i think it is one of the greatest SPB has sung.
2)and how about "e divilo virisana parijhathamo" from "kanne vayasu"....and again i dont know whether you have it in tamil..and much more later...
happy listening guys...
- From: senthil (@ 184.108.40.206)
on: Mon Nov 8 18:44:08 EST 1999
(1)Vaan Nila, Nila alla - MSV/SPB
(2)Kana kaanum kangal mella - MSV/SPB
(3)Ilamai ennum poongaatru - IR/SPB
(4)Pani vilum malar vanam - IR/SPB
(5)Pon maalai poluthu - IR/SPB
(6)En kaadhale, en kaadhale - ARR/SPB(perhaps the only song where SPB's potential was fully tapped by ARR, Thanga thamarai magale not withstanding)
(7)Ilayaia Nila poligirathe - IR/SPB
(8)Andhi malai -IR/SPB
(9)Poovil Vandu Koodum -IR/SPB
(10)Mandram vantha thendaralukku - IR/SPB
(though not in that order)
ALL SONGS IN SANGARABARANAM (though it doesn't fall under the domain of tamil film music)
- From: senthil (@ 220.127.116.11)
on: Tue Nov 9 14:12:47 EST 1999
Oh butterfly from Meera could also be added to the above list
- From: thathuvavaathi (@ 18.104.22.168)
on: Tue Nov 9 15:44:03 EST 1999
I think we have include 'azhagaana raatchasiyE' (film: mudhalvan) in this list...
- From: Balu (@ user-33qtjj9.dialup.mindspring.com)
on: Sat Nov 13 18:58:22 EST 1999
I posted this elsewhere also and have not got any response. ANyone heard this song. Can you tell me which film ? Where I can find it - is it on any of the TFM sites ?
The song begins with:
Poo Manakkum Poonkuzhali... something
Thae manakkum meniyellam devan kaaviyamo..
Thanks for your help
- From: Baluvin Rasigan (@ cx736735-a.chnd1.az.home.com)
on: Thu Nov 25 18:26:01 EST 1999
Yes, the song is
'poomanukkum poongulazhi poojai thevathaiyo
theanmanukkam meniyellam devan kaviyamo
#1) Manjal gopuram......
I have the song, but dont really know the film, I think it was one of those movies which was not very sucessful comercially.
- From: S. P. Charan (@ leased8.chn.vsnl.net.in)
on: Tue Feb 22 14:57:10 EST 2000
Sandhaiku vandha Killi
Sangeedha Jaadhi Mullai
and the one that started it all,
AAyiram Nilave vaa
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