Sardara S. Gill tried.
Channi Singh gave it a go….
…and I think this is the first remade track that is actually better than the original. You have a better shot at dancing with this one than the slower tempo-ed version of the 80′s.
For that, I salute you Channi Saab.
The song is available on the album “Saadi Marzi” featuring Channi and his daughter Mona.
Buy this track from iTunes.
I couldn’t resist. Another Panjabi MC produced track, but with a twist, as there is nothing in Punjabi on this track besides the Alaap sample in the background.
Released in 2004, this track made its rounds everywhere. There’s nothing more I wish to add, besides these lyrics:
Who’s supposed to be ya friend?
The one that be down to the end
So what they do they stab you in the back?
What I’m supposed to do, Stab em back?
This is my favourite Alaap song. “Bhabiye Ni Bhabiye” was nice, but it doesn’t come into the same realm when it comes to the musical intensity of this song.
Off the 1994 album titled “It’s Boom,” the Dhol and Tumbi dominated track was another classic produced by Deepak Khazanchi.
Legendary Percussionist Sunil Kalyan released his album “Legendary 2nd” last month, and this is the lead video for the album.
Sunil brought Heera back together for a song as well as Jaspinder Narula for the album/video. The medley showcases the songs “Gera Dey De” and “Sari Raat.” It’s good to see the boys, well men, back in the spotlight, but I’m personally digging the music to Jaspinder Narula’s track.
Bobby P, the Dholi for Swami had told me that he looks up to Sunil Kalyan for inspiration. Sunil has been in the business quite some time, and for those that don’t know what he is about, peep the first video of him in action in 1996.
Sunil Kalyan Kicking it with Alaap in 1996
Legendary 2nd Medley
The sixth annual London Mela took place in West London last week, and it was a huge success.
Featured acts were Labh Janjua, Taz, Mona Singh, Rishi Rich Productions, Calgary native Raghav and Jassi Sidhu.
Highlights from the show include Jassi Sidhu performing an array of songs from the present, and from his B21 days for an hour!
Mona Singh brought out her father “The Godfather of Bhangra” Channi of Alaap, and performed a duet. Channi, still had the signature white scarf on.
Performing live seperates the men from the boys, and the women from the…not so womenly – well you get what I mean. Jassi Sidhu was probably the best performance of all of them followed by Raghav, with no taped PA backing them up.
Sponsored in part by the BBC Asian Network, you can catch all the performances here.