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Known by adoring fans and devotees, throughout South India, as Chinna Kuyil (Little
Nightingale) on account of her expansive vocal range and crystaline sweet voice, the uplifting and surprising sound of K.S. Chithra is, for many, best exemplified by the early plugged-in-pop she made in the 1980s with the man/machine who first introduced her to the Tamil film industry, Maestro Ilaiyaraaja.
There are few records you will hear this year that combine the sounds of a child's choir, a DX7 bass line, three types of drum machine, a mariachi trumpet cry, a re-sampled forty-piece orchestra and an electronic bass line that takes the moog taurus by the horns and rides into the Indian summer. There is probably less chance of hearing a vocal performance so confusingly dazzling that it instantly detracts from the previously aforementioned wish list combination ofbizarre instruments but for those intrepid enough to dig a little deeper and take a detour due East, pick-axing right where Lollywood meets Bollywood - then prepare to be rewarded with a double, triple and quadruple whammy!
For odd pop fans with bad concentration spans, no musical staying power, or commitment issues then perhaps these schizoid A.D.D. arrangements will push the right buttons and recharge your batteries. For some of you, records like this only existed in your dreams.
Indha Vennila - K.S. Chithra
Yaaro Sonnaangalaam - K.S. Chithra
Vandadhe - K.S. Chithra
Chitthirai Maasatthu - K.S. Chithra feat. Malaysia Vasudevan
Manjai Ndhi - K.S. Chithra feat. S.P. Balasubramaniyam
Kaiyodu Ennai - K.S. Chithra
Vaa Veliye - K.S. Chithra feat. S.P. Balasubramaniyam
Oh My Love - K.S. Chithra feat. Malaysia Vasudevan
Sikkunnu - K.S. Chithra feat. S.P. Balasubramaniyam
Hey Maina - K.S. Chithra feat. Malaysia Vasudevan
Rathiri Thookkam - K.S. Chithra feat. S.P. Balasubramaniyam
Oru Pooncholai - K.S. Chithra feat. S.P. Balasubramaniyam
Pon Maaney - K.S. Chithra feat. Mano
Poojaikettha - K.S. Chithra feat. Gangai Amaran
Nethu Oruthara - K.S. Chithra feat. Ilaiyaraaja
Kankaliley - K.S. Chithra feat. S.P. Balasubramaniyam
Velli Kizhamai - K.S. Chithra feat. Ilaiyaraaja