Monday, March 30, 2009

Maadha un kovilil !

I specially want to share the news about this song which i read recently.

An unprecedented event took place in the history of Tamil films songs, and that has been very close to the heart of Ilayaraja. When Ilayaraja composed music for any song, he paid much attention to the singers that he selected.During this song recording something unexpected took place.

This song was practiced once and the next was to be the final take. The band was ready, and as soon as the cue was given they started to play the prelude. Things went well. S. Janaki started to sing. As soon as she went into the first charanam, the melody went haywire and the tune was off tangent. Then all of a sudden the musicians stopped playing. S. Janaki was blinking in shock. Raja was furious! They wanted to know what went wrong. From the recording room, he enquired as to why they all had stopped playing the music. As Raja approached the musicians, he was informed that they were completely mesmerised by the golden and most enchanting voice of Janaki that they forgot themselves and finally forgot the tune as well. Raja just smiled at S. Janaki and she very politely smiled with acknowledgement. This time they were set to record again. In the second recording all of them- S. Janaki and the musicians went one more scale higher to do a better job!. That song became a super hit.

S.Janaki is simply at her best.

song : Maadha unn kovilil
movie : Achaani
original by : S Janaki
cover: sowmya

I have a got the track of “Amma un pillai” which is a repetition of the song” Maadha un”.You may find some background singing of amma un pillai by sadhana sargam. It is a vocal cut track.Kindly bear with that. I couldnt stop singing after i got the track. I really enjoyed myself singing this song. I have already uploaded this song two years back, thats without track.

Hats off to raja n janumma !!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Siva siva ena radha.. !

I have great pleasure to sing this mesmerizing composition by Shri Thyagaraja in the raaga Banduvarali. Thanks to Mrs.Shyamala who asked me to post more karnatic kiruthis in my blog.And I dedicate this song to her.


Song : Siva Siva
Ragam: Panthuvarali
Talam: Adi
Composed and written by : Shri Thyagaraja (View Lyrics)
Performed by : Sowmya

Please download the song here

Meaning of the song according to(TK Govinda Rao’s book)

Mortals ! Why do you not rid yourselves of the trials and tribulations of life by chanting the name of SIVA repeatedly ?

Root out KAMA-lust and other vile infections on the mind, eschew the desire for women and other’s wealth, rid yourself of ignorance and worship Siva with Bilva leaves

Associate with righteous men, regard them as gods and not giving any room to any shyness, worship Siva in the lotus of your heart with abandon and chant the holy name of Siva

Chanting the VEDAs, extol the Lord.

Avoid all fruitless talk and in the company of noble devotees, indulge in chanting the name of the Lord and singing His glory. Knowing that SIVA is the Lord whom this TYAGARAJA bows down to chant, the name of SIVA eternally!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Ennule Ennule !!

This song is,one of the mesmerizing composition in keeravani which impressed me much and mostly all the music lovers. Harmonizing the vocals in such way to enrich the standard of the song,is the specialty of raja and till date no composers have given such a nice feel in any song with harmony.

I have tried a bit to give such a harmonica effect with this song.Please listen to it and gimme your valuable suggestions.

Movie: Valli
Song: Ennule Ennule !
Music: Maestro Ilayaraja
Lyrics:Vaali (View Lyrics)
Original : Swarnalatha
Cover: Sowmya