Friday, May 28, 2010

Charlie Gillett - Asha Bhosle/ Atlantic Records

Another Capital Radio show from 7-9-86 with guest Asha Bhosle, the Queen of Bollywood playback singers in the first half and a brief history of Atlantic Records in the second. Taken from a C60 and one side of a C90 cassette so please excuse the adverts which sometimes appear. I did try and edit on the fly back then but obviously I was busy doing something else this particular evening and let the tape run.

Wikipedia says -

"Asha Bhosle (Marathi: आशा भोसले) (born September 8, 1933) is an Indian singer. She is best known as a Bollywood playback singer, although she has a much wider repertoire. Her career started in 1943 and has spanned over six decades. She has done playback singing for over 1000 Bollywood movies and sold many records. She is the sister of playback singer Lata Mangeshkar.

Bhosle is considered one of the most versatile South Asian singers — her range of songs includes film music, pop, ghazals, bhajans, traditional Indian Classical music, folk songs, qawwalis, Rabindra Sangeets and Nazrul Geetis. She has sung in over 14 languages including Assamese, Hindi, Urdu, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, English, Russian, Czech, Nepali, Malay and Malayalam.

Bhosle is believed to have sung over 12,000 songs. Though her sister, Lata Mangeshkar was featured in the Guinness Book of World Records during 1974-1991, for having sung the most songs in the world, reputed sources have introduced concerns to its veracity, claiming that the Guinness counts were exaggerated and Bhosle had recorded more songs than Mangeshkar. Bhosle herself pointed out that she had made the most recordings by any singer - 12,000."

Charlie Gillett - Asha Bhosle

Charlie Gillett - Atlantic Records Pt.1

Charlie Gillett - Atlantic Records Pt.2

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