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parag_sankla
Hi friends

On the eve of her death anniversary, we have posted an exclusive video of living legend Manna Dey ji talking to the team of http://www.geetadutt.com.
Please see the video


Thanks to our friends (Subir Biswas, Venkat , Yogesh, Mrs Chhabi Naag) for making this happen.

Best Regards
Geeta Dutt fans team
tumtum_tajik
QUOTE(parag_sankla @ Jul 19 2010, 09:06 PM) *

Hi friends

On the eve of her death anniversary, we have posted an exclusive video of living legend Manna Dey ji talking to the team of http://www.geetadutt.com.
Please see the video


Thanks to our friends (Subir Biswas, Venkat , Yogesh, Mrs Chhabi Naag) for making this happen.

Best Regards
Geeta Dutt fans team


thanks parag bhai for this noble gift..

regards,
-waheed
parag_sankla
Thanks Waheed bhai. I just coordinated the effort. The real contributors to this are Subir and Venkat (simplefable).

Here is an excellent article written by Hildebrand on our website

Geeta ji was the best. Lets remember her on her anniversary

http://www.geetadutt.com/blog/?p=938

Thanks Sounak for your timely help in getting the photograph used in the article.

Comments on the article most welcome

Best Regards
Parag
parag_sankla
We will be playing songs of Geeta ji on HF radio today evening India time from 7 PM to 9:30 PM. Then hildebrand will be playing songs of Geeta ji on the newly created Anmol Fankaar website radio

Please tune in

Best Regards
Parag
samir2k
Here is a rare gem from Geeta Dutt

Title: Har Roz Suna, har roz kaha
Album: Baadbaan (1954)
Bitrate: 128kbps
Duration: 3.08
Click to view attachment
samir2k
QUOTE(parag_sankla @ Jul 20 2010, 05:14 AM) *

We will be playing songs of Geeta ji on HF radio today evening India time from 7 PM to 9:30 PM. Then hildebrand will be playing songs of Geeta ji on the newly created Anmol Fankaar website radio

Please tune in

Best Regards
Parag


How about this rare gem from Geetaji

Title: Har roz suna, har roz kaha
Movie: Baadbaan (1954)
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Duration: 3.08

Click to view attachment
abhayp
Thank you, Parag - and thank you, everyone else who made this video happen! It is a heartwarming interview. I was delighted to hear Manna De describing Geeta Dutt's voice as having the chiming of bells in it - it describes perfectly what I hear in her voice but have never found the words to describe!

When Lata Mangeshkar and Noor Jehan sang at the "Mortal Men Immortal Melodies" concert in 1982, they were accompanied by an orchestra that called itself Melody Makers. In its subsequent promotional posters, this group described their experience of playing alongside these legends. They described Lata's voice as having the clarity and sweetness of a flute, and Noor Jehan's voice as having the intoxication and poignancy of a sarangi. To my mind, the descriptions picked up beautifully the key points of either voice. The chiming bells in Geeta's voice now form part of these perfect aural descriptions for me!

A couple of questions:
- When Manna De says "she worked for me as Assistant Music Director," does he mean she sang for him when he was an Asst MD, or that she was an Asst MD to him? I am assuming it was the former, but am curious if there is a chance that the latter is true!
- He talks of Geeta Dutt's brother as "Chobi Dutt". Surely her brother would have been a Roy and not a Dutt?

Thanks again! Am looking forward to logging in for the radio programme tonight.

Warm regards,
Abhay
parag_sankla
Hi Abhay

As always, my role has been that of a catalyst in making of this interview and its video. I am glad you liked it.

It seems like at this ripe age, Manna da is not very cohesive and consistent as far as names and years are considered. Geeta ji's brother Chabi (as mentioned by Manna da) is the nick name of her eldest brother Mihir Roy, and not a "Dutt". Even Manna da mentions about Geeta ji singing in the year 1943. I believe he meant to say 1953.
I am myself not sure about the assistant MD part of it. There could be an instance where Geeta ji would have helped him in music compositions..

Best Regards
Parag

P.S. Enclosing the family tree of Geeta ji
Aditya Pant
QUOTE(abhayp @ Jul 20 2010, 08:51 AM) *

- When Manna De says "she worked for me as Assistant Music Director," does he mean she sang for him when he was an Asst MD, or that she was an Asst MD to him? I am assuming it was the former, but am curious if there is a chance that the latter is true!


It's a slight issue with subtitling. From whatever little I can understand Bengali, I think he is saying that "she sang for me (when I was) a MD and Asst. MD" Of course, native Bengali speakers can be more precise.

Aditya
parag_sankla
Hi Aditya, you could be right. I will try to check with some native Bengali speakers about it.

Our friend Shri Abhay Jain ji does a radio program every week on internet. Here is information from him:

My next show (2 hour) will be on Geeta Dutt. I do take on air requests as well as in advance.
Request can be sent to abhay@radiodil.com.

My radio show (mostly old songs) on Thursdays, from 7-9 PM EDT.

How to listen:

1) On internet: Go to http://radiodil.com Click on Listen Live.
OR
Direct link is
http://www.mainstreamnetwork.com/listen/dy...tation=radiodil

2) Free on phone: Dial 408-418-5000.

3) Mobile phones

iPhone/iPod Touch
Download and install the free application called 'MAINSTEEAM RADIO' from the App Store. Search for radiodil..


URL: mms://wms1.mainstreamnetwork.com/radiodil

Windows Mobile: Streaming URL's
mms://wms1.mainstreamnetwork.com/radiodil
rtsp://wms1.mainstreamnetwork.com/radiodil
http://wms1.mainstreamnetwork.com/radiodil
Blackberry 9000 Series (software version 4.5 and higher)
BlackBerry supports Windows Media streams over RTSP in version 4.3.0 for CDMA and WiFi transports; support for EDGE was added into version 4.5.0. Currently only the Blackberry Tour 9630, Storm2 9520 & 9550, Storm 9500 & 9530 support the streaming of Windows Media streams using the built in player.
Streaming URL: rtsp://wms1.mainstreamnetwork.com/radiodil
Blackberry 8000 Series (Curve & others), Android/G1 & other Mobile Phones
For the Blackberry model's that do not directly support streaming, as well as other mobile devices, users may be able to listen by going using http://www.moodio.fm. With Moodio you can add streams to their directory and then play them on your mobile phone by going to htp://m.moodio.fm.
Moodio (blackberry OS 4.5 or higher required)

1. Go to www.moodio.fm from your phone
2. Click "create new account" and create an account (it's free)
3. click "stations" on the left
4. type "RADIODIL" in the box under "name"
5. click "apply" to the right of the box
6. scroll down and click "add" below "my stations" to the right of "RADIODIL"
7. open "m.moodio.fm" on your mobile phone
8. Log in
9. Listen!

Palm Devices
Must have pTunes (Pocket Tunes) installed. Most new Palm devices have this pre-installed.

Streaming URL: mms://wms1.mainstreamnetwork.com/radiodil

Please tune in.
Faraaj73
QUOTE(parag_sankla @ Jul 20 2010, 03:18 PM) *

It seems like at this ripe age, Manna da is not very cohesive and consistent as far as names and years are considered.

Best Regards
Parag

Based on other interviews I've seen of his it was obvious from this video that Manna Dey has aged significantly and seems to have memory issues. This is not surprising as he is 90+. He made a pretty obvious error in calling Geeta's brother, a close friend, Dutt instead of Roy...
parag_sankla
We will soon be starting the program on HF radio. Please tune in.

Thanks
parag_sankla
The program has been started. Playing her Hindi, Gujrati and Bengali songs..please tune in
parag_sankla
Will also play her Marathi song on special request from Abhay..

abhayp
QUOTE(parag_sankla @ Jul 20 2010, 08:06 PM) *

Will also play her Marathi song on special request from Abhay..


Thanks a ton, Parag! Am listening to it as I type this. What a song!

Warm regards,
Abhay
parag_sankla
Most welcome Abhay.
hildebrand
Manna da maybe referring to working with her as Assistant MD for movie Jaan Pehchaan among others. He has of course used her as Composer as well.
tumtum_tajik
nice songs parag bhai..
pls play the following 2 songs if you have them..

1. lagi re lagi re meri mahfil mein..baghi sardar..56
2. aayi bahar bhar du phoolon se jholiyan..kitna badal gaya insan..57

regards,
-waheed
hildebrand
Now, beginning the second part of the program on www.anmolfankaar.com
Do tune in at the site and communicate using the shoutbox there.
Hope all will like my choices.
parag_sankla
QUOTE(tumtum_tajik @ Jul 20 2010, 08:53 AM) *

nice songs parag bhai..
pls play the following 2 songs if you have them..

1. lagi re lagi re meri mahfil mein..baghi sardar..56
2. aayi bahar bhar du phoolon se jholiyan..kitna badal gaya insan..57

regards,
-waheed


Waheed bhai thanks for tuning in. I do not have these songs, sorry.

Parag
tumtum_tajik
QUOTE(parag_sankla @ Jul 20 2010, 09:31 PM) *

QUOTE(tumtum_tajik @ Jul 20 2010, 08:53 AM) *

nice songs parag bhai..
pls play the following 2 songs if you have them..

1. lagi re lagi re meri mahfil mein..baghi sardar..56
2. aayi bahar bhar du phoolon se jholiyan..kitna badal gaya insan..57

regards,
-waheed


Waheed bhai thanks for tuning in. I do not have these songs, sorry.

Parag


its ok..parag bhai..
the eariler to this one..marathi you played..was a great song..and new to me
and too in good sound quality from a new record..
parag_sankla
HB is continuing the program here

http://www.anmolfankaar.com/

Please tune in

Thanks
Parag
parag_sankla
HB is playing some really nice and rare songs of Geeta ji on AF radio..Thanks buddy.

Direct link is http://www.hamaraforums.com:8008/listen.pls
hildebrand
You are most welcome Parag. Today calls for special songs. Although I do wish, she was still alive.
hildebrand
Hope all are enjoying the songs at www.anmolfankaar.com
parag_sankla
Thanks for lovely songs HB
Bhavita


Missed the programme of HF radio, Parag sad1.gif And For some reason am not able to get connected to Anmol Fankar radio. Not my day today ;-)

parag_sankla
No worries Bhavita. We can request HB to play this program again on HF radio.

parag_sankla
Thanks for the wonderful program HB, a great tribute.
parag_sankla
A blog post as a tribute to Geeta ji

http://sunheriyaadein.wordpress.com/2010/0...eta-dutt-songs/

parag_sankla
A tribute by Alpana Varma ji

'गीता दत्त--एक सितारा जो आज भी जगमगा रहा है

http://merekuchhgeet.blogspot.com/2010/07/blog-post_19.html

parag_sankla
An excellent video tribute on YT

In Memory of a great Legend Geeta Dutt 23 November 1930 -- 20 July 1972



Thanks Suhanee ji

parag_sankla
Some nice comments on this video:

1)
Pictures of GD in a family setting coupled with her exceptionally sweet and crisp voice make this video a standout presentation. One gets a glimpse of this icon from a closer ground, making it possible to applaud and appreciate her talents even better. Very nice tribute to GD which she deserved every inch of way.

2)
Geeta Dutt was always superb. Whether she entrusted with one song in a film but that becomes super duper hit and surpas all other songs of the film. People recognize and remember the film on that particular song. For example film Bhai Bhai is remembered for song "Aye dil mujhe batade thoo kis pe aagaya hay" and film Sharth is in our memory for song "Na ye chand hoga na tare rahenge".

3)
Outstanding!.... Jaata kahan hey deewaane....OMG. Look at the voice....Look at the music...All Gold.
Geeta has an inbuilt sadness in her voice...even the happy songs have a tinge of sadness..... Absolutely great! ....Waqt ne kia kiya haseen sitam. Thanks Suhanee for this unforgettable treat......Wonderful upload.

4)
It is pleasant surprise to see tribute to legendary singer. In fact I was not aware of her date of death. This sort of paying tributes will go a long way in the annals of YouTube. I have gone through all those songs and visuals in the presentation with much feelings. There is no second opinion of her talent; but I go a step further. I always look her story from humanistic angle; here I have a feeling that she was a victim of circumstances and suffered a lot. Great loss to family and industry.

5)
Geeta Dutt ji's husky voice with oomf. makes her unique singer. Here each and every song is beautiful and has made her legend.
Suhanee ji your presentation of this collection of songs for medly of Geeta ji's songs is very impressive .The rare pictures are also treat to eyes. I spacially like at 4.44 when she is standing in front of Guru Dutt ji's photoframe.
Thanks for your efforts for this creation

6)
Oh, what a pleasant surprise to see this tribute to Geeta Dutt ! Manna Dey described her voice as the sound of sweet little bells , especially when she sings lively songs or bhajans. The only other voice that, though quite different in other qualities , gives a similar bell-like impression is that of Juthika Roy as Professor Zaidi once correctly indicated . In serious songs, GD draws upon other kinds of sweetness, difficult to capture in words but invariably irresistible. Thanks, Suhanee.

7)
Great pictures all, several new to me. The ones I especially love are of GD and Meena Kumari greeting each other, with K. Asif in the middle ; of GD with Meena Kapoor and Lataji; of GD with Moh'd Rafi's family; and of GD , Guru Dutt and their two sons, the sons cutely draped over the dad's back and shoulders. They look like cherished kids. Such glimpses of our movie icons in their off-screen, normal human settings are priceless.

parag_sankla
Please tune in to HF radio for the special program ..
smahesh
QUOTE(parag_sankla @ Jul 19 2010, 09:06 PM) *

Hi friends

On the eve of her death anniversary, we have posted an exclusive video of living legend Manna Dey ji talking to the team of http://www.geetadutt.com.
Please see the video


Thanks to our friends (Subir Biswas, Venkat , Yogesh, Mrs Chhabi Naag) for making this happen.

Best Regards
Geeta Dutt fans team


parag,
thanks a ton for posting the interview.
Thanks to Subir Biswas, Venkat , Yogesh, Mrs Chhabi Naag for the great effort.
wish we can have views of other living legends who have worked with geetaji like mubarak begum,sudha malhotra,khayyam etc.
manna deyji also gave information about geetaji singing two rabindra sangeet songs.

regards,
mahesh



regards,
smahesh
QUOTE(Aditya Pant @ Jul 20 2010, 11:10 AM) *

QUOTE(abhayp @ Jul 20 2010, 08:51 AM) *

- When Manna De says "she worked for me as Assistant Music Director," does he mean she sang for him when he was an Asst MD, or that she was an Asst MD to him? I am assuming it was the former, but am curious if there is a chance that the latter is true!


It's a slight issue with subtitling. From whatever little I can understand Bengali, I think he is saying that "she sang for me (when I was) a MD and Asst. MD" Of course, native Bengali speakers can be more precise.

Aditya


manna dey seems to be referring to her assisting him for a rabindra jayanti function where she sang two rabindra sangeet songs too.
she might have assisted him in films like jaan-pehchaan too.in mid sixties she was signed for a couple of films as a music director which unfortunately were shelved.

regards,
mahesh
parag_sankla
Thanks Mahesh for your valuable inputs. Its all the good work done by Subir and Venkat to make this interview happen.

Best Regards
Parag
simplefable
Parag, needless to say you were the catalyst all along. Subir did a wonderful job of getting the interview from the Maestro Manna Da...I was just the man for the moment.
Mahesh bhai, thanks a lot for this fine suggestion..Think we should work on this too.

QUOTE(smahesh @ Jul 21 2010, 09:27 AM) *

wish we can have views of other living legends who have worked with geetaji like mubarak begum,sudha malhotra,khayyam etc.


Aditya Pant
QUOTE(smahesh @ Jul 21 2010, 09:37 AM) *


manna dey seems to be referring to her assisting him for a rabindra jayanti function where she sang two rabindra sangeet songs too.


I don't think Manna dey is implying that at all.
parag_sankla
QUOTE(parag_sankla @ Jul 19 2010, 11:28 PM) *

Our friend Shri Abhay Jain ji does a radio program every week on internet. Here is information from him:

My next show (2 hour) will be on Geeta Dutt. I do take on air requests as well as in advance.
Request can be sent to abhay@radiodil.com.

My radio show (mostly old songs) on Thursdays, from 7-9 PM EDT.

How to listen:

1) On internet: Go to http://radiodil.com Click on Listen Live.
OR
Direct link is
http://www.mainstreamnetwork.com/listen/dy...tation=radiodil

2) Free on phone: Dial 408-418-5000.

3) Mobile phones

iPhone/iPod Touch
Download and install the free application called 'MAINSTEEAM RADIO' from the App Store. Search for radiodil..


URL: mms://wms1.mainstreamnetwork.com/radiodil

Windows Mobile: Streaming URL's
mms://wms1.mainstreamnetwork.com/radiodil
rtsp://wms1.mainstreamnetwork.com/radiodil
http://wms1.mainstreamnetwork.com/radiodil
Blackberry 9000 Series (software version 4.5 and higher)
BlackBerry supports Windows Media streams over RTSP in version 4.3.0 for CDMA and WiFi transports; support for EDGE was added into version 4.5.0. Currently only the Blackberry Tour 9630, Storm2 9520 & 9550, Storm 9500 & 9530 support the streaming of Windows Media streams using the built in player.
Streaming URL: rtsp://wms1.mainstreamnetwork.com/radiodil
Blackberry 8000 Series (Curve & others), Android/G1 & other Mobile Phones
For the Blackberry model's that do not directly support streaming, as well as other mobile devices, users may be able to listen by going using http://www.moodio.fm. With Moodio you can add streams to their directory and then play them on your mobile phone by going to htp://m.moodio.fm.
Moodio (blackberry OS 4.5 or higher required)

1. Go to www.moodio.fm from your phone
2. Click "create new account" and create an account (it's free)
3. click "stations" on the left
4. type "RADIODIL" in the box under "name"
5. click "apply" to the right of the box
6. scroll down and click "add" below "my stations" to the right of "RADIODIL"
7. open "m.moodio.fm" on your mobile phone
8. Log in
9. Listen!

Palm Devices
Must have pTunes (Pocket Tunes) installed. Most new Palm devices have this pre-installed.

Streaming URL: mms://wms1.mainstreamnetwork.com/radiodil

Please tune in.



Abhay ji has informed me that this week's radio program has been called off since he is not feeling well.
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