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 …

तस्वीर से बातें

It has been quite a long time since I posted a theme based song list. I'm more inclined to tribute posts and researching for the posts is one of my favourite hobbies. A few months back, I had thought of a theme, which I'm presenting today. Though the central idea of the theme was ready, …

C Ramchandra – The 1940s

(C Ramchandra : 12th January 1918 to 5th January 1982) Welcome to the second part of the series. It's his 37th Death Anniversary today and he surely deserves to be remembered. In today's post, let's take a look at the early years and the first decade of his career, the 1940s. Born on 12th January …

Shamshad sings with Mangeshkar sisters

When the month of April started this year, I was a little uncomfortable! I had planned a post about Shamshad Begum, but wasn't sure about the theme. I mean, you just can't have a single post on Shamshad's songs. She was so versatile and has sung a wide variety of songs with nearly all the …

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 …

Asha sings for Madan Mohan – II

Last week, I presented solos of Asha Bhosle with Madan Mohan. Continuing the same thread, I'm presenting today the concluding part of my post. I will present an overview of their association along with the duets and trios or quadruples of Asha Tai, under his music direction. As I mentioned in last post, her association …

‘Heroine teasing Hero’ songs

A few months back, I had a song list with the phrase 'Dil Lagana'. There was a song from Badtameez on the list, where Sadhna along with her friends teases Shammi Kapoor and gives him a hard time. That song put the idea in my mind about collecting songs on this theme. (I later realized, …

Mehfil celebrates ‘First Anniversary’

Today my blog completes one year. It is something like my kid’s first birthday, and I could publish around 30+ posts (This is 36th) till now, it feels unbelievable. It's like a dream come true !!!! OMG my own blog!!! But I hope I have maintained a standard! I never thought I would be able …