Main Kya Janoo Kya Jadoo Hai – Remembering K L Saigal

"आप सुन रहे है कार्यक्रम, पुरानी फिल्मों के गीत। पेश है आज का आख़री गीत के एल सैगल की आवाज में।" The announcer on Radio Ceylon would announce it at around 07.57 am daily. It's been a custom for more than 50 years, to end the program with a song sung by Saigal. Many people …

Bhoola Nahi Dena Jee – Remembering Nashad

There were a few composers of the golden era of Hindi film music, who composed for films under pseudonyms for various reasons. Today I will discuss a composer who composed under different names. He started as Shaukat Dehlavi. At times he called himself Shaukat Haideri. He also composed under the names Shaukat Ali, Shaukat Hussein …

Diya Jalakar Aap Bujhaya – Remembering K Datta

K Datta, born as Datta Korgaonkar alias D P Korgaonkar (as he was credited for Marathi films) was a popular composer of the late 30s and early 40s. Though he is forgotten now, he was active till the mid 50s. Even after delivering fabulous songs in the early years of the 50s, he couldn't get …

(Part 4) Lata – Non Film Songs

I today present the last part of the series dedicated to non-film songs (NFS) by Lata Mangeshkar. This part will focus on the late 90s to the present times (1996 onwards). I know very few readers would be interested in this part. But nevertheless my enthusiasm is the same. This part also has a mixed …

It’s Time To Clap!

No no, it's not the blog's anniversary! But something interesting! A few years back I really enjoyed my post 'Hindi songs with whistling'. It was one of my favourite posts. I had a second part as well to fit my 90s series. In the beginning of this month, a fellow blogger, Anitaji on her blog, …

Geeta Dutt sings for Chitragupt

Geeta Dutt is one of my most favourite playback singers of the golden era. Though she is mainly remembered for her popular association with O P Nayyar, S D Burman and Hemant Kumar, her other associations are worth exploring! When I wrote my first post on Chitragupt, I covered his playback singers other than Lata …

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