Archive for the ‘K C Dey NFS’ Category
This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.
Connoisseurs of vintage Hindi film songs while listening to songs like jaao jaao ae mere sadhjo raho guru ke sang and baba man ki aankhen khol, would identify these songs with K C Dey without blinking their eye lids. The name K C Dey and kirtan songs (devotional and philosophical songs) are inseparable. Since he was blind, this genre of songs suited him best when he was also acting and singing in the films. Whenever I listened to his filmy songs, I felt that his voice quality suited well for thumri and ghazals. Little did I know at that time that he was also an accomplished Hindustani classical and bhajan singer with more than one hundred NFS in Hindi, Urdu and Bengali to his credit. I also find from his discography that he had recorded at least four Gujarati devotional songs in 1942.
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