Remembering Bulo C Rani

There are a few music composers of Hindi cinema, who never made it to the first rung. The reasons would have been many. But some of the composers were really unfortunate. In spite of having talent, they couldn’t make a mark of their own. Perhaps the era which they were composing in, already had popular …

(Part – II) Remembering the Mesmerizing Voice – Amirbai Karnataki

I welcome the readers to the second and final part of the series. Today we will have a look at the duets and other songs by Amirbai Karnataki. Majority of the songs on the list are duets. Before we go to the song list, let me tell you about the tragedy in Amirbai's life. She …

(Part – I) Remembering the Mesmerizing Voice – Amirbai Karnataki

I was waiting for this opportunity for a long time. Last year I happened to miss her death anniversary. So I was keen this year. What should I say about Amirbai's voice! I was totally enchanted with her voice, when I started collecting and listening to her songs. Her voice was conventionally as per requirement …

Bharat Vyas – The Prolific Lyricist – I

            (Remembering Bharat Vyas on his 101st Birth anniversary) I was a little disappointed to miss his birth centenary year. But due to confusion regarding his birth date,(I'm thankful to Arun Kumar ji Deshmukh, who confirmed today's date) I cancelled it last month and planned for this month. And I've no regrets! In fact, I'm …

S D Burman – Early Days

Sachin Dev Burman was born on 1st October 1906 in Comilla, (Now In Bangladesh) in a Royal Family. He was good at studies, though since childhood, he was inclined towards singing as well. He was attracted to folk music, more so to Bhatiali and बाउल songs. He at times even bunked his classes at college …

Remembering Legendary Composer Vasant Desai

I was eagerly awaiting this post. But when I started collecting facts for the post, I got drowned under flood of information. It's really difficult to portray such an all rounder personality in a single post. He has worked not only for Hindi and Marathi films, but his contribution as a music director for Marathi …