Bollywood soundtrack collectors on Soulstrut
Who is into Bollywood soundtracks? What's your story? Which record lured you in? Favorite era/composer? Is your region good for finding them? I've been collecting them for some years now. First ones that made me get "it" were Call Girl by composers Sapan Jagmohan and Hare Krishna Hare Rama by Rahul Dev Burman. For some reason Holland used to be great for finding them. Probably because of the large population of Hindus from Surinam who came here over the years. Went to India a couple of times to dig and to Pakistan too. Now I have a trimmed collection of around 400 of 'm (Hindi that is) but I rarely ever find any new ones with heat. To find new stuff I moved on to other regions of the subcontinent, such as Tamil Nadu and Pakistan and a whole new world opened up. Incredible composers, incredible tunes. I prever films from those regions too because they are raunchier and cruder.I like all era's actually. Golden age sweet exotica, sixties clubtunes, seventees massala stuff, eighties disco. I'm not into the more traditional stuff or it has to be very old.Absolute favorite OST is Parmatma by the obscure composer K. Babuji, which seems to combine all the elements I like in Indian OST's.