I have always been a great fan of Kishore Kumar’s voice. I was always astonished how a singer who has no institutionalized learning on singing became a singer !
Some “Tom Dick Harry” can’t do that for sure. Thats the mastery, supremacy of Kishore Kumar. It’s his voice that enchanted, in fact still enchanting millions of listeners souls. Few years ago , I read an article in some famous cine magazine , and I came to know that, a famous music director ( most probably Noushad , beg my pardon if the name is wrong) was total reluctant to use Kishore’s voice. He was not impressed by the fact that Kishore was not an trained singer but an occasional one. I totally agree with the view, but only about 99.99% mediocre voices. This is a fact , about the voices we see in so called talent hunt competitions like Closeup1 or Indian Idol. But I don’t know how anyone could think so about Kishore Kumar !! ( I should not say more than this since I am not even a bathroom singer :p )
Things I have found extraordinary in Kishore’s voice is his expression. He was so flawless in expressing. Obviously a great amount of thanks goes to music directors of that era specially to R D Burman with whom Kishore Kumar created a hell of magic !! R D Burman and Kishore kumar , a combination , which was so obvious to create a spellbinding music.
Recently while I was bored with all the songs in my collection, I decided to go through the Kishore’s Collection again. Listening them after a long time ( at least 6-7 months :P) is like rediscovering them. Every time I hear those songs , I feel blessed ! and I feel I should write some about him in my blog to share my thoughts with readers …
I am giving some song titles which I like most among all of kishores collection( may be its not a full list, rather just an instant one )
1. RimJhim Gire Sawan
3.Sheshay ke Gharo mein
4.Hum e tumse pyar kitna
5. Sagar jaisi Akhon wali
5. Neele Neele Ambar par
6. Sama hain Suhana
7. Zindegi ga Safar hain suhana
10. Hum e tumse Pyar Kitna
11.Pyar manga hain tumse
12.O mere dil ke chan
ohhh…. I guess I won’t be able to finish it 😛 so its better to give it to you…
Well , due to copyright issue I can’t give you any of the songs. But I can give you a place, http://www.mp3hungama.com , where you can look for most of these 😉
This is all for the day. I guess i will be able to write something again after a week.. till then take care .