Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music – October 2013

Welcome to October 2013 edition of Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music.

28th of September was Lata Mangeshkar’s 84th birthday. We would take up the selected few to quickly recap an important chapter of Golden Era of Hindi Film Music:
Songs Of Yore – continues with the series on S D Burman’s tryst with different singers in  Lata Mangeshkar’s best songs by SD Burman

Dances On Foot Path goes nostalgic in Happy Birthday, Lata

Coolone160 has presented a different flair of songs in   Lata Mangeshkar-The Queen of Melody

Conversations Over Chai’s post, My Favourites: Manna Dey-Lata Mangeshkar Duets, turned out to be a prophetic statement.

{As I am writing this piece – 9.30 AM on 24th November, 2013 – the SMSes have announced that Manna Dey is no more …. he has become तारोंमें …..एक हसता हूआ सितारा……. RIP, Manna Dey.}

It would also be most opportune to have a close look at few more offerings on Lata Mangeshkar:

SaReGaMa’s   Lata Mangeshkar – A Musical Journey (Biography) –  spread over  Segment 1  ǁ Segment 2 ǁ  Segment 3  ǁ Segment 4  ǁ Segment 5  ǁ Segment  6

We also pick –up some of the interviews recorded by SaReGama:

Khayyam Saab Talks About Lata Ji – A Musical Journey Of Lata Mangeshkar – The Nightingale Of India ǁMusic Director Pyarelal Ji shares his experience working with Lata Ji.ǁ Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman talks about Lata Ji’s Versatile/Legendary voice

lehrentv  also has a programme – Lata Mangeshkar On Her Musical Journey

Some more of her footprints…

Lata Ji Full Biography Video  ǁ Hits Of Lata Mangeshkar Songs ǁ Lata Mangeshkar Sings for Ghalib

Ashok Dave, in the course of his column of review of Hindi Films, incidentally, has presented two of some of the very good songs towards the beginning of end of careers of both , Lata Mangeshakr and S D Burman. These are:

Nadiya Kinare Ghir Aaye Kangana ǁ  Ab To Hai Tumse, Har Khushi Apani  from Abhimaan.

October also has the death anniversary of Kishore Kumar.

We have as refreshingly different tribute, penned by  Maulika Derasari ( in Gujarati ) as was Kishore Kumar’s different style of singing.

Songs of Yore also has presented one of the greatest music directors – singer combinations in Kishore Kumar’s best songs by SD Burman.

We also take note of two more articles in this anniversary / obituary category. Both have been presented by Dances On Footpath:  Happy Birthday, Noor Jehan! and  RIP, Zubaida Khanum.

Coolone160 wishes a happy birthday to Hema Malini-The Dream girl of Indian Cinema.

ABP News collected Shailendra’s gems,  intertwining them in with the biographical journey of “Shanker Das Kesarilal”, in Part I ǁ Part II and Part III @ Chauthi Kasam.

The post on Kishore Kumer @ SoY has an interesting comment by Canasya which leads us to another great combination of platforms – radio and Hindi Film Music.

We first take a look at some of the most known names of the announcers:

Ameen’s tryst with radio ǁ Tribute to Shankerji by Gopal Sharma – the renowned radio announcer and one time Head of the Hindi Department of Radio Ceylon ǁ Remembering Jaikishan  – A radio tribute by Gopal Sharma : Part I and  Part II

That brings us the sweet memories of Radio Ceylon.  RADIO CEYLON IS BACK @ Ashwani Kumar’s Jara Hat Ke Songs. Ashwani Kumar has also created a dedicated channel on YT – eraksoldies.

Dances On Footpath also has vividly documented one of the very popular dimension of Radio vis-a -vis Hindi Film Songs , resulting in some of the great songs in  A Singer on the Radio (Seven Favorites).  These are not (just) “radio songs,” but specifically the kind of scene that stars just one singer on the radio. There might be an orchestra behind him or her, and it might even be a duet with someone singing to the radio, but the there is still only one singer whose voice is being broadcast by radio.

We now look at some other posts from our other friends:

Ava Suri @ The Pink Bee’   presents Some good Pradeep Kumar songs .  These songs are indeed so good to listen and span a wide range of moods.

Dusted Off decided to do another ‘sung in transit’ list. But because she already done car songs (not to mention ghoda-gaadi songs and train songs), she goes the water way this time: with  Ten of my favourite boat songs.

That also takes me back to  Songs of Naiya @ Songs of Yore.

Conversations Over Chai has “pounced” upon the suggestion that “Men also suffer from heartbreak” in response her earlier post on songs of heartbreak. And she does take the heartbreak to one of its so very nagging cause – betrayal – in My Favourites: Bewafaai Songs.

It is now no secret that every edition of the Blog Carnival will have some or other anecdote or a song relating to Mohammad Rafi. In the present edition, we have a very fascinating trail. Ashok Dave, in his review (in Gujarati) of ‘Kabuliwala’ has been profusely praising a Salil Chaudhary – Mohammad-combination gem – O Sabba Kahana Mere Diladaar Ko. In one of the comments on the clip, Rumahale recalls “that in early 60s, this record was sold for Rs. 100 in black market of Peshawar. I am overwhelmed to know its popularity that is continued even now”.

Songs of Yore has presented one more classic treatise on S D Burman – SD Burman’s Bengali songs and their Hindi versions. However, as noted therein one more equally interesting piece on SDB is slated to come up on 31-10-2013. So, we will take a more detailed look at these two posts together in our next edition.

Till then……. Wishing a Very Happy Deepawali Season to all ……..

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Author: ASHOK M VAISHNAV

In July 2011, I opted to retire from my active career as a practicing management professional. In the 38 years that I pursued this career, I had opportunity to work in diverse capacities, in small-to-medium-to-large engineering companies. Whether I was setting up Greenfield projects or Brownfield projects, nurturing the new start-ups or accelerating the stabilized unit to a next phase growth, I had many more occasions to take the paths uncharted. The life then was so challenging! One of the biggest casualty in that phase was my disregards towards my hobbies - Be with The Family, Enjoy Music form Films of 1940s to mid-1970s period, write on whatever I liked to read, pursue amateur photography and indulge in solving the chess problems. So I commenced my Second Innings to focus on this area of my life as the primary occupation. At the end of four years, I am now quite a regular blogger. I have been able to build a few very strong pen-relationships. I maintain contact with 38-years of my First Innings as freelance trainer and process facilitator. And yet, The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.

8 thoughts on “Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music – October 2013”

  1. Ashwini Kumar has also created a dedicated channel on YT – eraksoldies. Also on Dailymotion-eraksoldies and app.box.com – Ashwani Kumar
    Thanks

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