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Jagjit Singh & Chitra Singh - The Unforgettables- Ghazals & Nazm - ECSD 2780 - (Condition 90-95%)  - Cover Reprinted - LP Record

Jagjit Singh, born Jagmohan Singh (8 February 1941 – 10 October 2011), was a prominent Indian Ghazal singer, songwriter and musician. Known as the "Ghazal King", he gained acclaim together with his wife, another renowned Indian ghazal singer Chitra Singh in the 1970s and 1980s. Their combination album comprising music from the films, Arth and Saath Saath is the HMV's largest selling combination album of all time. Sajda (An Offering, 1991), Jagjit Singh's magnum opus double album with Lata Mangeshkar holds the same record in non-film category. He sang in numerous languages. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the government of India in 2003. Singh is credited for the revival and popularity of ghazal, an Indian classical art form, by choosing poetry that was relevant to the masses and composing them in a way that laid more emphasis on the meaning of words and melody evoked by them. In terms of Indian Classical music, his style of composing and Gayaki (singing) is considered as Bol-pradhan, one that lays emphasis on words. He highlighted this in his music for films such as Prem Geet (1981), Arth and Saath Saath (1982), and TV serials Mirza Ghalib (1988) and Kahkashan (1991). Jagjit Singh is considered to be the most successful ghazal singer and composer of all time in terms of critical acclaim and commercial success. With a career spanning five decades and a repertoire comprising over 90 albums,the range and breadth of his work has been regarded as genre-defining. He is the only composer and singer to have composed and recorded songs written by former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee – also a poet – in two albums, Nayi Disha (1999) and Samvedna (2002).

Singh's 1987 album, Beyond Time, was the first digitally recorded release in India.He was regarded as one of India's most influential artists. With sitar legend Ravi Shankar and other leading figures of Indian classical music and literature, Singh voiced his concerns over politicisation of arts and culture in India and lack of support experienced by the practitioners of India's traditional art forms, particularly folk artists and musicians. He lent active support to several philanthropic endeavours such as the library at St. Mary's School, Mumbai, Bombay Hospital, CRY, Save the Children and ALMA.

Chitra Singh (née Dutta) is a renowned Indian Ghazal singer. She was married to Jagjit Singh, a prominent Ghazal singer who died on October 10 2011. They formed a highly popular duet team and are considered pioneers of modern Ghazal singing.

Record Details

Title

Jagjit Singh & Chitra Singh (The Unforgettables - Ghazals & Nazm) - ECSD 2780

Singer 

Jagjit Singh & Chitra Singh

Lyric

Kafeel Aazer, Firaq Gorakhpuri, Ameer Meenai, Tariq Badayuni, Jigar Moradabadi, Sudarshan Faakir, Sayeed Rahi & Kunwar Mahendra Singh Bedi 'Sahar'

Music

Jagjit Singh

Releasing Year

1977

Genre

Ghazals

Language

Hindi

Label

HMV

Made In

India

Manufacture

The Gramophone Company Of India Ltd.

Serial No.

ECSD 2780

Side One

  • Baat Niklegi To Phir Door Talak Jayegi - Nazm

Jagjit Singh

  • Raat Bhi Neend Bhi Kahani Bhi

Chitra Singh

  • Sarakti Jaye Hai Rukh Se Naqab Ahista Ahista

Jagjit Singh

  • Ek Na Ek Shama Andhere Men Jalaye Rakhiye

Chitra Singh

  • Bahot Pahle Se Un Qadmon Ki Aahat Jaan Lete Hain

Chitra Singh & Jagjit Singh

Side Two

  • Dard Badhkar Fughan Na Ho Jaye

Chitra Singh

  • Gham Badhe Aate Hain Qatil Ki Nighon Ki Tarah

Jagjit Singh

  • Kisi Ranjish Ko Hawa Do Keh Main Zinda Hoon Abhi

Chitra Singh

  • Dost Ban Ban Ke Mile Mujhko Mitane Wale

Jagjit Singh

  • Aaye Hain Samjhane Log

Chitra Singh & Jagjit Singh

Specification

Size

12 Inches

Speed

33 RPM

Record Condition

90-95%

Cover Condition

Excellent (Reprinted)

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