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Monday 15 August 2022

Hooray For Lollywood

Something rather splendid for you today - a couple of tracks from "The Sound Of Wonder!", a compilation of songs from 1970s Pakistani films that was released on Finders Keepers in 2008. I recently found it in a second-hand record shop and kept it, as subliminally instructed. It is as wacky as it is wonderful.

Both of today's selections feature the delightful vocals of Nahid Akhtar, also known as the Nightingale of Pakistan. She was the leading playback singer in Lollywood (Lahore + Hollywood) from the mid-70s to mid-80s and her singing can be heard in over 400 films from that era.   

"Life Hai Kuch Dinon Ki" - M.Ashraf (featuring Nahid Akhtar)

"Society Girl" - Nazir Ali (featuring Nahid Akhtar)

To go with the sound of wonder we provide you with a sense of wonder, and then the Wonder himself.

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