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So, we are back.  Today, we are going to pay tribute to a wonderful instrument called bass guitar. That’s right. You already know how much I love bass sounds. So, this post shouldn’t come as a surprise to you. At all. There’s something really nice about this instrument that can almost make a solo sound like a duet.

Like most innovations, Raaja saar was the one who started this revolution called bass in the Tamil (Indian?) film industry. Bass plays a regular part in all his compositions almost as much as SPB and S.Janaki. Heh. There are just scores of songs that Raaja has used bass in; so choosing becomes a real headache.

My top four are –

Vaan megam from Punnagai Mannan.

Aathadi Ammadi from Geetanjali.

Pon maalai panneer thoovudhu from Indru Nee Naalai Naan.

Thoongadha Vizhigal rendu from Agni Natchathiram.

Okay.. this post cannot get complete without ARR. One great trait which ARR has been endowed with is to spot great talents. I mean, a bass legend Keith Peters would’ve gone unnoticed if not for Rahman. One song that can be called bass-classic is Thee thee from Thiruda Thiruda. Bass, tabla, drums and such a classic is made.

Apart from the bass guitar link, there is another connection among these songs. An easy-peesy one, though. I am waiting to see if you can figure that out! Heh. Happy Monday, y’all!

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