1953 – Lata Mangeshkar

Continuing the yearly review of Lata Mangeshkar's songs, let's celebrate today Lata Mangeshkar's 92nd birthday by revisiting a few of my favorite songs sung by her in the year 1953. She sang about 190+ songs in total from 45 films, with around 150 solos and around 40+ other songs including duets (34 with male singers …

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 …

(Part 2) Lata with Forgotten / Lesser Known Composers

I started the series, on Lata Mangeshkar's 90th birthday last month. The list of composers became very long and I couldn't come up with the second part last week. I needed time to collect the information and to decide about the names to include. Today, I'm presenting the second part of the series, having fifteen …

D N Madhok – A Tribute

Dinanath Madhok (22 October 1902 – 9 July 1982) was a prominent lyricist of Hindi Films during 1940s - 1960s. D N Madhok has major hits in 1940s and early 50s. My attempt for today is to throw light on career of this all rounder personality. He is a well known lyricist and also worked …

Rekha's Sousaphone

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