Triad of Singers

Let me first explain my idea behind the title Triad of Singers. Usually a single playback singer sings all the songs for a particular character in a movie. There are instances where a couple of singers lent their voices for a single actor or actress. This is relatively common and usually doesn't evoke an interest …

Hindi songs with Tonga (Ghoda Gadi) beats

Maharashtra state is experiencing the second wave of covid. Tension is building up and once again we find ourselves in need of a stress buster. While I had tribute posts for a few weeks, I was not in a mood for another. While I was churning these thoughts in mind, I absentmindedly opened the music …

(Part 2) Hansraj Behl – A Forgotten Composer

I hope you all enjoyed my last post as much as I enjoyed writing it. Here I am with the second and last part. I'll try to summarize the remaining period of his career, 1956 onward. He composed some wonderful songs in the later part of the 1950s. But after 1960, slowly his songs lost …

(Part 1) Hansraj Behl – A Forgotten composer

Hansraj Behl (19th November 1916 to 20th May 1984) He was a talented music composer. He was also respected by the singers, they used to call him Masterji. Veteran singer Madhubala Jhaveri always called him by that name. Even after composing a number of melodious songs in the late 1940s and 1950s, he never got …

(Part 1) Lata with Forgotten / Lesser Known Composers

Today let's celebrate Lata Mangeshkar's 90th Birthday! I was struggling with the topic. Her musical life has so many aspects,I didn't know what to do. I had thought of her associations with popular composers. It certainly was a good idea but I wanted to do something different and suddenly there it was, her association with …

Hindi Songs with ‘Anokhe Bol’

I was thinking about this post for a long time. It slipped my mind for a while, until I came across its rough write up last week. This post is a nostalgia for my father's generation, who used to listen to a program called, 'अनोखे बोलवाले गीत' on Radio Ceylon. The songs played in that …