Re: Celebrating Jaidev.. at tarana..
- --- In sangeet_ke_sitare@..., "Sathya" <imsathya@y...>
> Comrades,this epochal
> After a loooong hiatus, me makes a re-appearence here. And to mark
> moment, here are three treasure songs from the wondrous "Kinarekinare". I have yet
> to lay my hands on ALL the songs from this soundtrack - but the fewthat I have heard
> are enough to convince me that this is close to being one of thoseDesert Island
> soundtracks. Jaidev simply blows you away !!Thanks a lot for these songs. For me also, Kinare Kinare's desert
island quality has been a recent discovery.
What an incredible soundtrack in terms of male singers! One solo
each by Talat, Manna, Mukesh and Rafi (and each a gem, doubtless). My
favourite definitely is Mukesh's 'Jab gham-e-ishq sataataa hai to
hans leta huuN', a song tailor-made for Mukesh. The bitterness of
mood and the irony in 'hans letaa huuN' is reflected superbly in Nyay
- Kishore - Kishore
ritusks <ritusks@...> wrote:
--- In sangeet_ke_sitare@..., "priya" <priya@i...>
> >I agree.. infact even Lata cannot do this like Asha!!! This was
> Asha's song all the way. Infact I dread to think what Lata would
> have done to this song... make it sound like a bhajan :) (just
> Asha makes a bhajan sound like a caberet ;))
> So U like the Jaidev cabarets, eh? GRIN :)))))
Waise, on a serious note I think Asha somehow is too tied down to
her harkats and embellishments that she can't give a rendition
without them. For me the way Asha sings takes the purity and
spirituality out of the bhajan. A prime example is the fast version
of 'Mujhko bhi radha banale'. It is over embellished and too
coquettish for my liking. Infact all those Jaidev songs are
exquisite, but I just think of them as nice classical/love songs.
Some people are just not cut for bhajans. Asha is one of them. Waise
P Dear if it is a consolation to you I think Old Man is worse at
Bhajans than even Asha :). When he sings 'Pee le pee le, pee le pee
le' that last thing that comes to your mind is that it's the 'hari
naam ka pyaala' he's talking about ;)
By and large I prefer Bhajans from non-film singers. In the film
singers Mukesh has some lovely bhajans and so are the few bhajans
Rafi sang for Khaiyyam (Pao padun tore shyam). There is a pristine
beauty in Rafi's rendition. He had a good hold over bhajans. Lata
ofcourse is the empress of the genre, but her 'Chala vahi des' has
limited appeal for me. Saigal and Panjak Mullick have some great
bhajans ('Madhukar shyam hamare chor' & 'Tere mandir ka hoon
deepak'). Kishore does not seem to have any significant bhajan to
his credit (quite surprising actually because I think he could have
done justice to the genre)
Geeta Dutt is another surprise of the bhajan front. With so much
sensuality in her voice one would thnk she would occupy the seat
next to Asha in the genre, but somehow her bhajans are on a
different level altogether. One of my favourite bhajans 'Na mein
In the rest of the gang, Talat.. can't think of any bhajans.. Does
he have anything significant? Hemant Kumar has quite a few but
somehow sprituality is the last thing I think of when I hear his
voice ;). Manna Dey? Anything? or insipid as usual?
On the non-film front, most classical musicians have done a fine job
of the bhajan genre (By and large though, I prefer a straight
rendition of a bhajan rather than classical one) , DV Paluskar being
on the fore-front, however the 'bhakti bhav' that I find in Hari Om
Sharan's voice is very compelling. His 'Maili chadar odh ke kaise'
and 'Shri Radhe Govinda' are really good.
> >(though I think Geeta is the most inimitable singer of the lot).
Try singing 'Kali Ghata
> chaaye'.. and you know what I mean :)
> GRRRR that is Asha's song however much in the Geeta mode it may be-
-so Asha could imitate Geeta. ;)))))
Nahin re... the two statements were unrelated. I think Kali Ghata
chhaaye is out and out Asha.. even though the composition is made
for Geeta (in the sense it leverages the richness in the singer's
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