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ANT6
Some famous singers of Punjab

A.S. Kang.... Alam Lohar..... Arif Lohar .....Asa Singh & Surinder Kaur .....Asa Singh Mastana ......Asha Bhonsle...... Balkar Sidhu...... Chitra Singh...... Delar Mehndi...... Didar Sandhu...... Gurdas Maan..... Hans Raj Hans...... Hazara Singh Ramta..... Jagjit Singh..... Jagmohan Kaur...... K. Deep..... Lata Mangeshkar...... Kuldip Manak..... Mohamed Rafi...... Mahendra Kapoor....... Noor Jehan....... Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan .......Parkash Kaur & Surinder Kaur .....Reshma ......Sarabjit Kaur .....Shamshad Begum.... Surjit Bindrakhia .....Yamlajat.... Baba Khan..... Chamkila..... Debbi Gaurav.... Trehan Gursevak Mann...... Jazzy B.... Ravinder Grewal..... Mika.... Bhagwant Mann ....Apache Indian .....Durga Rangila...... Harbhajan Mann..... K S Makhan..... Manmohan Warris ....Sahotas ....Sarabjit Cheema.... Sukhvinder.... Sukha.... Babbu Mann .....Surinder Shinda........Dilshad Akhtar

This is not my list of singers..................various punjabi website list these artists

There are many many more singers from Punjab..........................please add other singers to the list and your favourite songs of that artist .

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Akhtar
Mohd Rafi
NFAK
Noor Jehan
Mahendra Kapoor
ANT6
When it comes to bhangra artists.................my 3 favourite legends are

Gurdas Mann
Apna punjab hove ghar di sharab hove
Challa

Surinder Shinda
Namma leh laya truck tere yaar ne
Putt jattan de.............................if your a jat i suppose

Kuldip Manak
GT Road

A S Kang....................was known as the king of boliyan
Put mapiyan de
Giddian di rani & Lambrahan di naun.................was his trademark




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Quwaali king

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Biba sada dil morr de
Tere bina
Mast mast
Nit Khair mangan

plus many more

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Mohd Rafi
If i start an article on this great legend i could never complete it as there is no ending to his contribution to punjabi music.

Bhangra & Boliyan songs
Punjabi wedding songs
Romantic & sad punjabi film songs

In my opinion a true example for many punjabi artists.
maheshks
Many more are there

Pushpa Hans, Gurmeet Bawa, Jaswinder Narula and Balwinder Safari

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urzung khan
QUOTE(ANT6 @ May 7 2005, 11:47 PM)
Some famous singers of Punjab

A.S. Kang.... Alam Lohar..... Arif Lohar .....Asa Singh & Surinder Kaur .....Asa Singh Mastana ......Asha Bhonsle...... Balkar Sidhu...... Chitra Singh...... Delar Mehndi...... Didar Sandhu...... Gurdas Maan..... Hans Raj Hans...... Hazara Singh Ramta..... Jagjit Singh..... Jagmohan Kaur...... K. Deep..... Lata Mangeshkar...... Kuldip Manak..... Mohamed Rafi...... Mahendra Kapoor....... Noor Jehan....... Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan .......Parkash Kaur & Surinder Kaur .....Reshma ......Sarabjit Kaur .....Shamshad Begum.... Surjit Bindrakhia .....Yamlajat.... Baba Khan..... Chamkila..... Debbi Gaurav.... Trehan Gursevak Mann...... Jazzy B.... Ravinder Grewal..... Mika.... Bhagwant Mann ....Apache Indian .....Durga Rangila...... Harbhajan Mann..... K S Makhan..... Manmohan Warris ....Sahotas ....Sarabjit Cheema.... Sukhvinder.... Sukha.... Babbu Mann .....Surinder Shinda........Dilshad Akhtar

This is not my list of singers..................various punjabi website list these artists

There are many many more singers from Punjab..........................please add other singers to the list and your favourite songs of that artist .

ANT6 ;)
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Umrao Zia Begum, Zeenat Begum, Dilshad Begum, Nazeer Begum
Munawwar Sultana, Ritu Daman, Mohinder Kaur, Asha Posley ( Not
Bhonsle), Naseem Begum, Zubeda Khanum, Vidya Nath Seth.

ANT6
Surjit Bindrakhia................brought us many great bhangra songs.............."Duputta tera sat rang da"

Labh Janjua......................known for his mega song "Mundiyan ko bach ke reh"

Sardool Sikhander..........."Mitran nu maar gaya tera nakhra"
ANT6
Has anyone heard of Didaar singh Pardesi

An all time favouite of his that i like is "Aaja gori tere kana wich gal sunama"

I've got his album its about 20 years old..............i think

I will u/l that track 2morrow

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maheshks
And here is an old timer

Pandit S.D. Batish - Life Sketch


In the month of December l9l4, within the then ruling monarchy Patiala state in Patiala city Pandit Shiv Dayal Batish known to his fans all over world as S.D. Batish was born of Brahman parents. From his very childhood he was fond of music. It is said that while barely seven years old, master Batish, with his sweet melodious voice entertained a marriage party in the presence of some professional musicians hired to perform for the occasion, and gained praise and blessings from his listeners.
In this period, his father Pandit Ramgopal, got transfered to Bhatinda a town about 100 miles from Patiala, where Maharaja Hari Singh of Kashmir came to visit and stayed in the same Bungalow where the parents of Batish were living. Young Batish sang a song before the Maharaja who bestowed his blessings.

In 1931, after joining college, he was invited to participate in the dramatic club of the Maharaja of Patiala where he acted and sang in the famous Parivartan drama. Here, his melodious voice, used to have 17 encores from the audience in every show. The director of this club Mr Vijay Kumar invited him to Bombay in 1934 to join the film company as an actor.

Reaching Bombay, Batish wasted no time in becoming popular among the trade circle and was soon affectionately called as young Sehgal after the famous singer actor of that time. During this period Batish started acting small roles in the movies only to quickly get bored with acting because of the tedium of bright lights, painting of his face and application of spirit gum and articificial hair. After hardly six months of this whirlwind introduction to the film world, he decided to leave for home.

Reaching back in Patiala he started attending music gatherings in town. People got attracted by his voice and suggested to his father to introduce him to the local Guru Shri Chaandanraam "Charan" an authority on North Indian music, a poet, and composer of classical music compositions in many languages. He had innumerabale disciples who used to visit him from different parts of India and were often presented to the public during his regular bi-weekly gatherings in two famous temples of Patiala. Guru Charan, after listening to the sweet voice of Batish was glad and accepted him as his pupil.

During his learning period Guruji presented young Batish along with his other disciples before Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, at a gathering in his honor. Batish sang Panditji's favorite Raga Sohoni which he liked very much and bestowed his sincere blessings on him.

In 1936, Batish broadcast his first radio program from the old studios of All India Radio, Delhi, after which he became popular in the regions of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi.

In this same period His Master's Voice, EMI invited him in their studio to join as a vocal artist. Here he met the eminent music directorPandit Amarnath who also turned out to be a very good friend of Guruji. As luck would have it, Batish later found out he and Amarnath were distant cousins. Soon Batish started getting assignments to sing and perform in major motion pictures. Many songs hit the top of the charts resulting in national airplay and distribution and Batish's name was soon a household word.

In 1939, Z.A. Bukhari, station director of All India Radio, Delhi, got transfered to Bombay where he invited S.D.Batish to perform on that radio station. This performance was widely appreciated and gained for him reputation and respect all over the state of Maharashtra. After this Batish started regular live broadcasts from All India Radio stations across various parts of India including Hyderabad, Dharvar, Poona, Nagpur, Bhopal, Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, Kohlapur, Baroda and Bombay. These in turn prompted numerous concerts in these regions.

In 1942, Batish teamed up with Pandit Amarnath in Lahore (now Pakistan) and participated in their first Punjabi film Govandi. Here he sang the song Pagadi Sambhal Jatta. This became a hit and even to this day is shown on the Delhi Television. In the same year Pancholi Art pictures, Lahore, offered Batish the job of assistant music director, where under the direction of Pandit Amarnath, he sang the song Khamosh Nigahen of film Daasi. This made him famous as a playback singer in the whole of the country.

In July 1947, he joined the film industry in Bombay in the capacity of music director, composer, playback singer. Some of his outstanding pictures are Betaab, Bahu Beti, Toofan, Harjeet, Tipusultan and Filmistan's Hambhi Kuch Kam Nahin, and Amar Keertan. There is hardly any playback singer of repute who has not sung under the music direction of Batish. Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Talat Mahmood, Mohamad Rafi, Sudha Malhotra, Mannadey, Geeta Dutt and others have all participated and performed on the melodies composed and directed by him.

Being the senior artist of His Master's Voice, the company's Bombay studio also released some outstanding songs of Batish from that zone. The two ghazals of Ghalib Daayam Para Hua Tere Dar Par and Lazim Tha Ke Dekho Mera Rasta are still remembered by his fans and admirers and regularly broadcast from All India Radio stations and Radio Cylone. All India Radio also accredited him as a grade A outstanding artist.

But behind this activity of fame and accomplishment Batish never lost sight of his favorite vocation, the field of Indian classical music. Here he visibly made a mark when he sang two songs under the music direction of S.D.Burman. Poocho Na Kaise Maine Raina Bitaai in raga Aheer Bhairava and Mana Mohana Mana Men Ho Tumhin' in raga Adana, from the movies Meri Surat Teri Aankhen and Kaise Kahoon. His inimitable rendering style in these songs earned him the Tansen Award of outstanding vocalist from the leading organisation of Bombay devoted to the causes of Indian classical music named Sur Singaar Samsad.

Batish also sang in various films where music was composed by virtuosos like O.P. Nayyar, Anil Biswas, Pandit Gobind Ram, Madan Mohan, Pandit Khemraj Prakash, Gulam Mohamad, Shankar Jaikishen, Badri Prasad, and Roshan. It was for Roshan that he sang the all time famous "Ishk Ishk" Qawali, Na To Kaarvan Ki Talaash Hai from the movie Barsaat Ki Raat. This song not only became a huge hit, but today its style of rendition has become a standard in the music industry. This qawali has also become a pet request at Batish's live performances.

In 1961 he celebrated his silver jubilee, 25 years on the Indian music scene! It was a grand affair at the prestigious Ranga Bhavan Auditorium, Bombay. Almost the whole music industry turned up to honor him.

In 1962, Upon the invitation of the Government of India, Batish joined a group of top film personalities, including Dilip Kumar and Mohamad Rafi, for a trip to the Sikkim border to entertain the Indian troops. Before departure to Sikkim, he and the rest of the delegation had the honor of being invited to have tea with prime minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru and his daughter, Indira Gandhi.

Batish remained active on the Bombay music scene till the end of 1964. By this time he was searching for new challenges. He looked Westward to England.

End of 1964, Batish arrived in London where his daughter was studying. Here he set up base. The eastern and the western communities embraced his presence and during his stay that lasted about six years, he became a regular contributor of vocal and instrumental music programs on the BBC radio and T.V and the ITV network. The famous theme song Nai Zindagi Naya Jivan of the Immigrant program was composed and sung by him and is still remembered to this day.

In 1967, he performed at the International folk festival in Wales, England. He presented folk songs of India and gave a performance of North Indian Classical music on the rare and exquisite instrument, Vichitra Veena. This prompted an immediate record signing by a well known independant label, Topic Rercords. The Batish Family Album in which his wife, daughter and son also participated, was released. This interesting and historical album became popular all over the western world.

During the same period in London, Batish was recommended by BBC to the Beatles who were in search of Indian musicians for the purpose of creating the sound track for their film "Help". Batish contributed the sound of his Sitar and Vichitra veena. He also had the privilege of teaching Dilruba to George Harrison's wife Patty Harrison. Batish was invited to give music for a series of documentaries called India My India, Thirteen Faces Of India, and Letter FromThimpu. He was also hired to coach Michael York on the rudiments of sitar for York's upcomming role in the movie GURU.

As a direct result of all this activity and through support of well wisher and friends, Batish set out to form Sangeet Sangam an organization dedicated towards teaching Indian music and culture. Regular concerts, classes, attracted many to the fold. He also launched a very successful publication called Musicasia of which he was both publisher and editor. This magazine had the privilege of being patronized by notable figures like Lord Fenner Brockway including some top officials of the BBC Radio and Television.

In 1970, on recommendation of Dr. Ralph Abraham - professor of mathematics, University Of California, Santa Cruz invited him to give lectures on Indian music. "It is ironic", wrote his friend Qamar Jalalabadi from Bombay, "that you have moved from Santa Cruz in Bombay to Santa Cruz in California.

Here was born the Batish Institute Of Music And Fine Arts. A continuation on the idea he had originally started out with in England, it was soon to become his pet project. Along with his son Ashwin and his daughter Meena, classes in vocal, instrumental music, and dance became a regular feature at their home in Santa Cruz. As the student base grew a lack of adequate books on the subject was felt.

SD Batish.com
maheshks
Old photographs of SD Batish

Identify the persons....Rafi saab in his younger days







maheshks
Another one with Lataji

G.M Durrani, C Ramchandra, Lata Mangeshkar and S D Batish

urzung khan
QUOTE(maheshks @ May 14 2005, 07:05 PM)
And here is an old timer

Pandit S.D. Batish - Life Sketch 

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In 1942, Batish teamed up with Pandit Amarnath in Lahore (now Pakistan) and participated in their first Punjabi film Govandi. Here he sang the song Pagadi Sambhal Jatta. This became a hit and even to this day is shown on the Delhi Television. In the same year Pancholi Art pictures, Lahore, offered Batish the job of assistant music director, where under the direction of Pandit Amarnath, he sang the song Khamosh Nigahen of film Daasi. This made him famous as a playback singer in the whole of the country.

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He sang a nice one earlier in Pagli/1943:
sabr o qaraar luuT ke

IMO, his best pre 1947 song was in Shirin Farhad/1944-45
with Shamshad Begum:
ye dil ye mere pyaar kaa ghar tere liye hai
This song is still sought for and liked.

Ummer
My fav punjabi singer is Shamshad begum, dont know why . Just love her biggrin.gif biggrin.gif Also Zubeda Khanum biggrin.gif

Ant6, are you also punjabi? :> Are you from india or Pakistan? I dont know many ppl here wink2.gif

U.
Marcilo
On a lighter note, If Mehar Mittal ever sang I would put him as my Fav Singer…. Oops.. and not to forget “Jaspal Bhatti”
brgarg
Another list of yester-years singers who have rendered punjabi film songs:
Waheedan, om parkash, trilok kapoor, talat mehmood, raj kumari, mukesh, sunder and suman kalyanpur etc.
rafik2

Mine ... Rafi Saab / Mohd Sidiqque / Alam Lohar / Mahendra Kapoor / Ramta / Asha Bhosle / Jaspinder Nirula / Malkith Singh and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Inaam
And mine Madam Noor Jehan, Shamshad Begum, Surinder Kaur, Reshman, Zubeda Khanum, Munawar Sultana.
Masoosd Rana & Tufail Niazi.
Priya
Don't know many. Notice someone has added Asha to the list!!! She has sung a lot in the language but still.... unsure.gif

Rafisaab in the men.

And Noor Jehan and Shamshad Begum in the women. Everyone knows I adore NJ but the more I hear of Shamshad the more I like her. And am esp fond of the few Punjabi songs I have heard. She is such a natural. It is sad that with the change of style she lost out almost completely. I find her wonderful in whichever genre of song she did. True her voice was not as high pitched as the Mangeshkars but otherwise as a singer in no way does she fall short. In natural enthusiasm and 'josh' she was a cut above most I feel. There is that feeling of hearing it 'live' sort of when U listen to her. Not rehearsed. Dunno if I make sense.
Inaam
QUOTE(priya @ Jun 6 2005, 01:16 AM)
In natural enthusiasm and 'josh' she was a cut above most I feel.


I agree with you Priya, I also feel the same way. BTW what about the song list of Shamshad you promised to send me huh.gif

Priya
QUOTE(Inaam_Nadeem @ Jun 8 2005, 03:15 PM)
I agree with you Priya, I also feel the same way. BTW what about the song list of Shamshad you promised to send me  huh.gif
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Ayyo did I promise a list? blab.gif Hum to bhool hi gaye. Oh ya U said U cannot read Hindi script na so cannot scan it. It is a long list. Will copy it out and send it to U. Apologies, maafi..... sad1.gif
bigger_than_bollywood
Zubeida Khanum has sung in Punjabi? I'm only familiar with her urdu work and its spectacular. Inade kisi punjabi geet da example ul karo please.

as for fav singers, how about jagjit and chitra? Their rendition of Shiv Kumar Batalvi's poetry is as poignant as anything i've ever heard. In fact, Jagjit reused a lot of tunes from his ghazals in rendering punjabi numbers e.g.,

pareshan raat saari hai, sitaron tum to so jao
sukoote-marg taari hai, sitaron tum to so jao

became

gama di raat lammi hai, ja mere geet lamme ne
na phaidi raat mukdi e, na mere geet mukde ne.

Also interesting to compare his version of "mainu tera shabab le baitha" with Asa Singh Mastana's- both bring their own unique style to the lovely poetry of Batalvi. Hmmm.... now im inspired to start a new thread on the topic poseur.gif

-manoneet
urzung khan
QUOTE(priya @ Jun 6 2005, 12:46 AM)
Don't know many. Notice someone has added Asha to the list!!! She has sung a lot in the language but still.... :unsure:


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If you are referring to my post , I named Asha Posley of the Lahore
film industry and not Asha Bhonle.

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