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Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Talat Mahmood sings a song of Rafi - with Rare Talat Photos

Chal uR ja ray Panchhi
was sung by Rafi Sahab
for Film Bhabhi.
A few days ago someone said to me that great singers never sing cover versions of other singers so i shudnt upload version songs. It was then i looked for version songs sung by Big singers and i was surprised to note big guns there viz. I uploaded Ghulam Ali's Version yesterday and today am presenting a rare version song sung by none other than the first Ghazal King of Indo-Pak Talat Mahmood and the original song of Film Bhabhi was sung by another Alltime Great Singer Muhammad Rafi :)
Leme quote you a brief history of this rare recording in the words of Khalid Mahmood (Son of Talat Mahmood and a good singer himself) He narrates, "During 50's HMV wanted to copy the West (where one hit English song was sung by many singers) and create VERSION RECORDINGS of popular Hindi songs. Since Talat Mahmood was the most popular singer in those days they persuaded him to do the first recording 'Chal ud ja re panchi' which Mohd Rafi had sung for film 'BHABHI'. Similarly, HMV wanted Rafi to sing a Mukesh hit and Hemant Kumar to record a Talat hit. But this idea of singing other singers songs was not going down very well with the singers and they got together to finally decide against going ahead with this VERSION RECORDINGS idea of HMV. Seeing the singers opposition, HMV decided to drop this idea of VERSION RECORDINGS entirely after that. But by this time 'Chal ud ja re panchi' sung by Talat was already in the market, releasing as 'Version Recording FT21027 Twin/Black Label 78 RPM'. That is how one can hear the 'BHABHI' film song "Chal udja re panchi" in the voices of both singers - Mohd Rafi (from the film) and Talat Mahmood (from the version recorded by HMV) !!!" I dun have much time for net else i wanna comment on the importance and various purposes of cover versions. May be on my next cover song upload I'll be able to say something about it. Enjoy the Song plz
Music Talat Mehmood Muhammed Rafi Bhabhi Version Rare Gem Dr.Bukhari Indian Urdu Old Classic Film Song

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