Old is Gold - Paartha Nyabagam illayo - Pudiya paravai

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Song: Paartha nyabagam illayo
Movie: Pudiya Paravai (1964)
Singer: P Susheela
Music Director – Viswanathan-Ramamurthy
Cover: Rekha
Mixing and Mastering – Rajkumar

I’d been hibernating from Muziboo for nearly a week now. Back today, suddenly saw all KCI members uploading OLD is GOLD songs. Filled with nostalgia, I decided to break my self-imposed barrier (that I strictly suck while attempting P Susheela type songs…) and try at least one simple song. Found a so-so track and gave it a go.

Once again bugged Raj and made him mix it for me… :) Just as I’ve been asked to say, Raj Vaazhga! :P

Would love to hear all your thoughts on this…



Subhashini Mukund said

Akkov, pinni pedal eduthuteenga. Sounded so effortless, u definitely are good with old numbers. PS songs semaya suit aagardhu. Your voice sounded a lil different in this, more sharp and muffled. Raj kaivannama?

Would have loved the background harmonies, ana idhuve sema treat. Muziboola ore vintage vadai adikkardhu konja naala :)



ராஜ் குமார் அஞ்சன் said

A real painstaking song to perform minding P.S’ unique touch and softness… And I am really happy that oldies are getting revamped now… :D And an awesome pick and this was a different listen for me in your voice… Rock Rowdy!!! I have some duets and solos lined up for you… Night ellaam vittaththa paarthuttu yosichchaen… :D Paadi asaththu…
Thanks & Regards,

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Rekha swaminathan (on and off...) said

aiyyo….subha….samma quick comment…thank u so much… :) summa nammalum edhavadhu try pannuvom’nu oru enthu’la pannitten… :)
sharp and muffled’…amam, ellam Raj’s Nuendo kai vannam… :P
raj, thank u so much again….vettiya panna effort’ku kooda time kuduthu mix panni kuduthiye… :)
please visit few of my latest songs –
Paartha nyabagam illayo
Kaahe ched mohe – Devdas
Ooru sanam
Aathangara Marame with Deepesh


Harshan Nambiar Pro user said

Rekha ….not familiar with this song, but I enjoyed your rendition….liked it.

Minor nit pick ….0.47 felt a little rushed :-)

Overall a very pleasant rendition.
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Gopi Shanmugam said

Rekha, Good effort… innum nalla pada ungalala mudiyum… oru thayakathoda paddunna mathiri oru feel. MHO


Neil swanson.. Serious fall again .black out. neck surgery coming in 2 wks prayers requested thanks neil Pro user said

hi there
another great song done by u very charming
vocals. rekha, i have always admired your
singing in this gender even though i dont
know or understand the gender. i appreciate
the effort of the vocalist and style of music
as i continue to braden my horizons.thumbs
up enjoyed your voice once agian GB NEIL


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Roshine Gnanatharshan. said

Lovely song selection Rekha.
Simply beautiful and I loved this one in your voice.
……in few places thought you were a bit fast.

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“ஒரு சிற்றோடையின் சலசலப்பாய்… சிறகாய்…சிலிர்ப்பாய்…எனக்குள் ஒலி எழுப்பும் சங்கீத சப்தஸ்வரமாய்… நீ "

“இன்னா செய்தாரை ஒறுத்தல் அவர் நாண நன்னயம் செய்து விடல்”


Deepesh A k(indefinitely on and off) said

good one rekha :-)


Adithi said

Aahaa….beautiful choice, Rekha! Very very difficult song to perform :P

Lovely voice! Reach of some high notes was commendable inspite of the pitch! Bayappadaama adicchu dhool kelappu….don’t have any doubts while singing! :)

You rock, dear! Cheering for you :)
Peace if possible, but truth at any rate – Martin Luther


Rekha swaminathan (on and off...) said

Thank you all so much for your nice comments… :)))
Harshan – bang on about the 0.47 portion…:) just noticed I’ve simply zipped through…:)

Gopi – vanga Gopi….You are right, I can definitely try and do better…actually, singing these old songs is a challenge I’ve never been brave enough to attempt so far… :) andha madiri skill ellarukkum varaadhu. so, i sang with a bit of hesitation…:)

Neil – thank you so much, for always being there to encourage our singing!

Rakshitha – welcome to my space, and thank you for your candid comments. I can agree with your general observation, reason as I already mentioned above…. :) am still not sure I can pull off this genre…:)

Rosh – thank you so much dear…:)

Vishnu – :D thank you….

Dips – va va….thank you… :))

Suku – medhuva vaanga….will wait for your comments… :)

Deepa – thank you Deepa… :) true, all the old melodies are surfacing now, its so much fun!

Adithi – :))))))))))) hehe….amam….romba tough song select pannen….;) lol…
I always feel my voice and tone r simply not made to carry our good old PS songs with that beauty….sodappiduven’nu oru bayam….chumma try pannen… :)

Thank you all so much again! :)
please visit few of my latest songs –
Paartha nyabagam illayo
Kaahe ched mohe – Devdas
Ooru sanam
Aathangara Marame with Deepesh


Max Vala said

Rekha Swaminathan,

nice singing!

max vala

Jaishree Pro user said

Rekha – Very nice OIG pick :)…Liked it in your voice :)…Nice singing .


Sukumar R ( far away ) said

Vaaaangovvvvvv…….vazhga valarga….

naangal thanyargal anom… enna song selection… athukke oru periya OOOOOOOO

Indha pattoda lighting pathi innaikum industryla perumaiya pesuvanga…

indha pattai yaro oru western composer copy adichatha kooda pesipanga…

ellathukkum mela…KCI kaga neenga indha song post pannathai kooda ulagam ethir kalathil pesalm….:)

thnks u so much isai velathila painju neechaladika vandhathukku…

pinnittel…onnum hesitate pannathel… old song pada poga poga pazhagidum…

well done…and we are enjoyed….



Harry Narain said

Nalla Paadal… Nice singing Rekha… Rekha… Ur singing is extremely good at some places. Next challenge is to maintain it throughout the song. Ebdina Paadinaaka directa hearta touch pannanum…. Some places have the impact. But MHO every word should have the impact….Not that mine has he he… Just commenting as a listener…:)))) Paadinaaldaan kashtam teriyum….

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Talaivaa – U have brought in the Old songs type of mixing effect……Nice!!!

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Devan S said

Good work guys.
Rekha loved ur voice u have a sweet voice and u know how to use it.Loved the performance.

Raj: Ur job, like ur songs this work is also excellent.
Sangeetha Saagaram
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Uthra said

Rekha: I just listened to most of the OIG songs and have started commenting :). Yours was the first one I listened to – notification order padi. Clarity of words was good. Good one.


Ajay m nair said

Rekhaaa :) nice one…. well sung with ur lovely voice…. liked it…. keep it up… Jai OIG :)


Ajeesh Kumar said

Nice singing Rekha. Raj, in the mix, you could have made Rekha’s voice sound like an old recording. Not sure if you already did that.
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Rekha swaminathan (on and off...) said

Max ji, Jaishree, Suku, Harry, Deva, Uthra, Unni, Ajay, Ajeesh, thank you all so much… :)
Suku – am a big fan of Old songs, naana paada thayanguven…avlo dhaan… :D but this OIG idea turned out to be super I say….congratulations to you!
Harry – hehehe….yeah, I agree….didn’t have too much faith to be attentive to charm the whole way….gave up too easily… :) psst…u keep dreaming…:)
Devan, Uthra, Unni, Ajay, Ajeesh – thank you all so much….
I am encouraged to try a few more old songs….hope I can… :)

please visit few of my latest songs –
Paartha nyabagam illayo
Kaahe ched mohe – Devdas
Ooru sanam
Aathangara Marame with Deepesh


Srividya Kasturi said

This is one of the old songs i have heard frequently….:) U have done a very good job, Rekha!
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Rekha swaminathan (on and off...) said

Thank you very much Vidya, Raj… :))
please visit few of my latest songs –
Paartha nyabagam illayo
Kaahe ched mohe – Devdas
Ooru sanam
Aathangara Marame with Deepesh


Balaji Seetharaman said

Ahaaa ! Rekha intha voice kettu romba naal aachu. Dhool ! Real Oldie touch with mix and voice went beautifully with it. Seekiram mudinjaa maathiri irukku. Excellent !
Balaji S


Kumar Srinivasan Pro user said

Very nicely done Rekha.



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(( anil Aryanad )) here said

Hi Rekha,
Fantastic voice….!
LOVELY LOVELY Singing………:)

“Someday I will give back what you have given me. Thank You.”


Sudha Kumar (back to listen to all of you..) said

Lovely oldie rendition, Rekha! The bg noise and the muffled (kanathu lendhu) yet clear vocals added to the retro feel – ulti mixing Raj! ;-)
Btw, noticed you have an amazing range, and glide to falsettos so effortlessly!
Loved it,

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Rekha swaminathan (on and off...) said

Balaji, Kumar, Harry, Anil, Saqib, Sudha……thank you all so much for your kind comments….:D
Balaji – I think track was a bit fast…ippo dhan realising….konjam adjust pannirkalaam….aana romba enthu’la apdiye paaditten….:)
Sudha – thank you…. :) I struggled with the gliding a bit, wanted to sound smooth, without breaks in voice….glad it came out neatly… :)

please visit few of my latest songs –
Paartha nyabagam illayo
Kaahe ched mohe – Devdas
Ooru sanam
Aathangara Marame with Deepesh


Meera Manohar said

Absolutely beautiful song to pick…and your voice suits it… I was actually imagining you singing it :-)

Nice one Rekha, the track was a bummer but then it’s wonder these are available in the first place!

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Rekha swaminathan (on and off...) said

Thank you very much Yogesh ji and Meera…
Meera, haha….singing this was a comic rush… :D
please visit few of my latest songs –
Paartha nyabagam illayo
Kaahe ched mohe – Devdas
Ooru sanam
Aathangara Marame with Deepesh


Babu Nm said

lovely song and lovely duet rekha and raj…nice song
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent”

may god bless you and be with you. ALWAYS……


Vishak Subramoney said

romba so-so track….singing was very nice.


Sathyajit said

Great song, Sung well by you….


Vinod Kumar (trying to catch up) Pro user said

Good singing and a very nice choice:)


Sanoop Robert said

Good Singing Dear .Keep it up


K.jayakumar said

pleasing to listen, seemed you sang it without much effort but nicely!

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