Jagjit & Chitra Singh: The 90s

 


mehfil

Mehfil

Jagjit and Chitra Singh (1990)

  1. Duniya jise kahte hai
  2. Kaun kaht hai
  3. Kiya hai pyar
  4. Honthon se chhoo lo tum
  5. tum to hain gham nahin sharab nahin
  6. Hum to hain pardes mein
  7. sunte hain ki mil jaati hai
  8. Hamardeep ghazlen ishq mein ghairat-e-jazbaat
  9. Medley of hits yeh daulat bhi le lo

 

 

Memorable Ghazals of Jagjit and Chitra (1990)

  1. Baat niklegi to phir door talak jayegi
    Lyric:
  2. Sarakti jaye hai rukhse naqab ahista ahista
    Lyric:
  3. Gham Badhe aate hain qatil ke nigahon ke tarah
  4. Pareshan raat sari hai sitaro tum to so jaao
  5. Dost ban ban ke mile mujhko mitane wale
    Lyric:
  6. Dil ko gham-e-hayat gawara hai in dinon
  7. Apne hathon ki lakeeron mein pasale mujh ko
  8. Angdai par angdai leti hai raat judai ke
  9. Sadma to hai mujhe bhi keh tujhse juda hoon main
  10. Humko dushman ki nigahon se
    Lyric:
  11. Pareshan raat sari hai sitaro tum to so jaao
    Lyrics:
  12. Aankh se aankh mila
  13. Socha nahin achha bura
  14. Pasine pasine hue ja rahe ho
  15. Bahut dinon ki baat hai

someone

Someone Somewhere

Jagjit and Chitra Singh (1990)
HMV STHVS-63579

  1. Din guzar gaya
    Lyric: Fayyaz Ahmed Fayyaz & Fana Nizami
  2. Meri zindagi kisi aur ki
    Lyric: Muzaffar Warsi
  3. Ab ke barsat ki rut
    Lyric: Muzaffar Warsi
  4. Fasila to hai
    Lyric: Shamim Karhani
  5. Aadmi aadmi ko kya dega
    Lyric: Sudarshan Faakir
  6. Mere dukh ki koi dawa na karo
    Lyric: Sudarshan Faakir
  7. Koi samjhayega kya raz-e-gulshan
    Lyric: Fana Nizami
  8. Dekha to mera saaya bhi
    Lyric: Ayaz Jhanswi
  9. Dil hi to hai (not in cass)
    Lyric: Ghalib

 

 

Hope

Jagjit and Chitra Singh (1991)

  1. Khuda humko aisi khudai na de
    Lyric: Bashir Badr
  2. Ab khushi hai na koi dard rulanevala
    Lyric: Nida Fazli
  3. Dekha jo aaina to mujhe sochna pada
    Lyric: Farakh Roohvi
  4. Na shivale na kalisa na haram jhoote hain
    Lyric: Ayaz Jhansvi
  5. Dhoop hai kya aur saaya kya
    Lyric: Zafar Gorakhpuri
  6. Kya khabar thi is taraha se woh juda ho jaayega
    Lyric: Rustom Sehgal ‘wafa’
  7. Tanha tanha hum rolenge
    Lyric: Nida Fazli
  8. Aise hijr ke mausam
    Lyric: Shahryar
  9. Kabhi yun bhi aa meri aankh meein
    Lyric: Bashir Badr

kahkashan

Kahkashan, the TV Serial

Jagjit Singh (1991)
Produced by: Ali Safdar Jafri
Directed by: Jalal Agha
Music Jagjit Singh
Photograph: Parvez Kably
HMV/EMI: HTCS-O4B-4425

  1. Humdum yahee hai (Title music)
  2. Tujhse rukhsat ki
    Lyric: Josh Malihabadi
  3. Todkar ahd-e-wafa
    Lyric: Hasrat Mohani
  4. Chupke chupke raat din
    Lyric: Hasrat Mohani
  5. Ab to uth sakta nahin
    Lyric: Hasrat Mohani
    Singer: Chitra Singh
  6. Shayer-e-fitrat hoon mein
    Lyric: Jigar Moradabadi
    Singer: Vinod Sehgal
  7. Roshan jamal-e-yaar se hai
    Lyric: Hasrat Mohani
  8. Bol ik tare jhan jhan
    Lyric: Josh Malihabadi
  9. Kisko aati hai masihaaye
    Lyric: Josh Malihabadi
  10. Agar na zohrajabeeno ke
    Lyric: Jigar Moradabadi
    Singer: Vinod Sehgal
  11. Kya hind ka zindaan
    Lyric: Josh Malihabadi
    Singer: Chorus
  12. Tabiyat in dinon begana-e-gham
    Lyric: Jigar Moradabadi
    Singer: Vinod Sehgal
  13. Muddat mein woh phir
    Lyric: Hasrat Mohani
  14. Ya rasool allah
    Lyric: Hasrat Mohani
    Singer: Ram Kumar
  15. Ae watan mere watan
    Lyric: Josh Malihabadi
  16. Ab mere paas tum aayee ho
  17. Sham-e-gham kuchh
  18. Aye gham-e-dil kya karoon
  19. Yeh jo qaul-o-qaraar hai
    Singer: Vinod Sehgal
  20. Hijaab-e-fitna parwar
  21. Alwida
  22. Raat bhar deeda-e-namnaar
    Singer: Jagjit Singh & Asha Bhosle
  23. Taskeen-e-dil-e-mehzoo na hui
  24. Jaanewale sipahi se poocho
    Singer: Kumar Sanu & Chorus
  25. Ghazal ka saaz uthao
  26. Ik chameli ke mandwe tale
  27. Kisika yun to hua kaun
  28. Dekhna jazb-e-muhabbat ka asar
  29. Ab aksar chup chup se rahe hain
  30. Nazar wo hai ke jo (only in CD)
  31. Bangal ki sham-o-sahar dekh raha hoon (only in CD)
    Singer: Vinod Sehgal

sajda

Sajda (1991)

Jagjit Singh and Lata Mangeshkar (two volumes)

  1. Dard se mera daaman bharde ya allah
    Lyric: Qateel Shifai
  2. Kabhi yun bhi
    Lyric: Bashir Badr
  3. Tujhse milne ki saza denge
  4. Gham ka khazana tera bhi hai mera bhi
    Lyric: Shahid Kabir
  5. Kisko qaatil mein kahoon
    Lyric: Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi
  6. Dil mein ab dard-e-mohabbat ke siva kuchh bhi nahin
  7. Har taraf beshumar aadmi
    Lyric: Nida Fazli
  8. Aankh se door na ho
  9. Meri Tasveer mein rang aur kisi ka to nahin
    Lyric: Muzaffar Warsi
  10. Mausam ko isharon se bula kyon nahin lete
    Lyric: Zafar Gorakhpuri
  11. Allah jaanta hai
    Lyric: Akhtar
  12. Dhoop mein niklo ghataon mein nahakar dekho
    Lyric: Nida Fazli
  13. Dhuan banake fiza mein uda diya mujhko
  14. Mili hawaon mein udne ki woh saza yaaro
  15. Tere jalwe ab mujhe
    Lyric: Saba Afghani

 

Jagjit Singh Punjabi Hits

Featuring songs from the Latest “Diva Bale Sari Raat” and the earlier hit “Long-Da-Lishkara”
EMI: CDNF 1.40008

Only 4 of the ten tracks on this disc are sung by Jagjit (though he has set the music for all ten). Of course it’s still worth buying if only for the songs from Diva bale saari raat.
Diva Bale Sari Raat

     Music: Jagjit Singh

  1. Diva Bale Sari Raat
    Singer: Jagjit Singh
    Lyric: Ranjit Rana & Hakim SuffiIf there’s a song by Jagjit that touches you as profoundly within the first 5 seconds, I haven’t heard it. This track is perfect, if only for the tone with which Jagjit begins the song.
  2. Main Teri Aa
    Singer:Chitra Singh
    Lyric: Satwant Kainth
  3. Boliyan
    Singers: Minoo Purshottan & Meghna
    Lyric: Traditional
  4. Lori
    Singer: Chitra Singh
    Lyric: Harpal TiwanaThe range of Chitra’s voice is used to good effect in this song, as usual her Punjabi songs seem to be much finer than the Urdu ghazals. Lori in particular is saturated with emotion. The music in Chitra’s voice can leave one immobile. Jagjit has used rather unorthodox musical effects in this one, sounds that are natural more than anything else. There is technical proficiency in the instruments used, but Chitra’s voice overpowers the music.
  5. Dama Dam Mast Kalandar
    Singers: Vinod Sehgal & Chorus
    Lyric: TraditionalLong-da-Lishkara Music: Jagjit & Chitra Singh
  6. Sare Pindch Puare Paye
    Singer: Jagjit Singh
    Lyric: Inderjit Hassanpuri
  7. Long-da-Lishkara
    Singers: Minoo Purshottam, Dilraj Kaur & Vinod Sehgal
    Lyric: Gurdas Mann
  8. Mein Kandyali Thor ve
    Singer: Jagjit Singh
    Lyric: Shiv Kumar Batalvi
  9. Ishq Hai Loko
    Singer: Jagjit Singh
    Lyric: Sikander Bharati
  10. Chhala
    Singer: Gurdas Mann
    Lyric: Gurdas Mann

 

Adaa

Jagjit Singh & Lata Mangeshkar (1992)

  1. Dono ke dil hai
  2. Jab kisi se koi gila rakhna
  3. Main naseeb hoon
  4. Main kaise kahoon jaaneman
  5. Kahe ab ki ae bahar
  6. Ya to mit jaiye
  7. Are too pawan basanti
  8. Hum dosti ehsaan wafaa
  9. Tum saaz chhedo
  10. Kisi nun koi pyaar na kare.

 

 

In Search (1992)

Jagjit Singh

  1. Apne hoton par sajana chahata hoon.
  2. Dosti jab kisise ki jaaye
  3. Kaheen aisa na ho daman jalalo
  4. Ya to mit jaiye ya mita deejiye
  5. Kaise kaise haadse sahte rahe
  6. Khamoshi khud apni sada ho
  7. Bebasi jurm hai hausla jurm hai
  8. Jab kisi se koi gila rakhna

 

Rare Gems Ghazals (1992)

Jagjit & Chitra Singh Their Earliest Recordings
EMI: CDNF 152041

This album has the appropriate title, the ghazals compiled here are among the earliest recordings available, and they are certainly Rare Gems. This album is a must buy for any serious Jagjit & Chitra fan. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the record is the progression in Jagjit’s style that is painfully obvious. The earliest records have Jagjit straining his voice in a lilting classical style and one can see this change in the later records till we finally come across the Jagjit we know so well. The cover of the CD is quite amusing, perhaps second only to the cover on the “Live at Royal Albert Hall” disc. Jagjit looks like a relic out of 70s on the cover. In all seriousness, these 18 ghazals are among the finest by Chitra and Jagjit that you will find anywhere, it’s a must have.

 

  1. Apna gham bhool gaye (1966)
    Lyric: Faruk Kaiser
    Music: C. K. Chauhan
  2. Saqiya hosh kahan tha (1966)
    Lyric: Shamim Shahabadi
    Music: C. K. Chauhan
  3. Yeh kis ka tasavvur (1970)
    Lyric: Jigar Moradabadi
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  4. Mujhe de rahen hain tasalliyan (1970)
    Lyric: Jigar Moradabadi
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  5. Woh jo ham mein tum mein qarar tha (1970)
    Lyric: Momin (Traditional)
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  6. Bas ke dushwar hai (1970)
    Lyric: Ghalib (Traditional)
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  7. Ab to ghabrake yeh kahte hain (1973)
    Lyric: Zauq (Traditional)
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  8. Kab se hoon kya bataaon (1974)
    Lyric: Ghalib (Traditional)
  9. Dil ko kya ho gaya khuda jaane (1970)
    Lyric: Daag (Traditional)
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  10. Shahron shahron aaj hain tanha (1969)
    Lyric: Krishan Adeeb
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  11. Phir kuchh is dil ko beqarari hai (1973)
    Lyric: Ghalib (Traditional)
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  12. Os pade bahar par (1974)
    Lyric: Jigar Moradabadi
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  13. Ishq fana ka naam hai (1974)
    Lyric: Jigar Moradabadi
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  14. Ajab apna haal hota jo visaal-e-yaar hota (1970)
    Lyric: DaghDehlavi (Traditional)
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  15. Jab bhi aati hai teri yaad kabhi
    Lyric: Krishan Adeeb
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  16. Dhuan utha tha diwane ke jalte ghar se (1975)
    Lyric: Shamim Shahabadi
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  17. Patta patta boota boota (1970)
    Lyric: Meer Taqi Meer (Traditional)
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  18. Uski hasrat hai jise dil se mita bhi na sakoon (1975)
    Lyric: Ameer Meenai (Traditional)
    Music: Jagjit Singh

visions

Visions, in two volumes (1992)

Performed by: Jagjit Singh

  1. Jhoom ke jab rindo ne pila dee
  2. Nazar nazar se
  3. Ye peenewaale bahut hi ajeeb hotey hain
  4. Kisne bheegay huye baalon me ye jhatka paani
  5. Kabhi kabhi yun bhi humne
    Lyric:
  6. Tere nisaar saqia, jitni piyoo pilaye jaa
  7. Na keh saaqi bahar aane ke din hai
  8. Darde dil mein
  9. Kaun aaya
    Lyric: Bashir Badr
  10. Aap aaye janab
    Lyric: Rustam Sehgal Wafa
  11. Aapko dekhkar dekhta reh gaya
    Lyric: Aziz Qaisi
  12. Koi dost hai na raqeeb hai
    Lyric: Rana Sahri
  13. Kuchh na kuch to zaroor hona hai
    Lyric: Wajida Tabassum
  14. Phir se mausan baharon ka
    Lyric: Zahid
  15. Sar jhukaaoge to
    Lyric: Bashir Badr
  16. Kal raat jahaan main tha
    Lyric: Khalid Kuwaiti

 

chirag

Chirag

Jagjit & Chitra Singh (1993)

  1. Tareef uss khuda ki jisney jahaan banaya
  2. Zara chehray say kamli ko hata do ya rasulla
  3. Ab to maray khuda mujhey jalwa
  4. Tujhay dhoondta ta mai charsoo
  5. Chirag dil key jalao key eid ka din hai
  6. Duniya se dil lagakar duniya se kya mila
  7. Suntey hai ke mil jatee hai har cheez dua sey
  8. Madinay ko jaayen ye jee chahta hai

 

 

 

 

Your Choice

Jagjit & Chitra Singh (1993)

  1. Kiya hai pyar jise
  2. Woh dil hi kya
  3. Tujhko darya dili ki kasam
  4. Mujhse milne ke
  5. Uski baten bahar ki baten
  6. Hum to hai pardes mein
    Lyric: Rahi Masoom Reza
  7. Zakhm jo aapki
  8. Chale bhi aao
  9. Humsafar hota koi to
  10. Aaj tum se bichhad
  11. Nama gaya koi
  12. Gham mujhe hasrat mujhe
  13. Dil ke ujle kaagaz par
  14. Naho gar aashna nahin hota
  15. Shabe-gham mere allah

 

 

Live with Jagjit Singh (Double)

EMI: CDNF 1.52046/7: © 1993

  1. Introduction by Brijbhushan
  2. Aah ko chahiye ik umr asar honey tak
    Lyrics: Mirz Ghalib
  3. Ishq ki daastan hai pyaare
    Lyrics:Jigar Moradabadi
  4. Tere khat
    Lyrics: Rajendranath ‘Rahbar’
  5. Aadmi Aadmi ko kya degaa
    Lyrics: Sudrshan Faakir
  6. Aap ko dekhkar dekhta reh gaya
    Lyrics: Aziz Qaisi
  7. Uskey haathon pe kuch kaapta reh gaya
    Lyrics: Waseem Barelvi
  8. Huzoor aapka bhi ehtraam karta chaloon
    Lyrics: Shadaab Lahori
  9. Jhoom ke jab rindon ne pilaa di
    Lyrics: Kaif Bhopali
  10. Meri Tanhaaiyon tum hi lagaa lo
    Lyrics: Prem Warbartoni
  11. Main nashe mein hooN
    Lyrics: Shahid Kabir
  12. Mainu tera shabaab lai baitha (Punjabi)
    Lyrics: Shiv Kumar Batalvi
  13. Chaand ke saath kai dard puraaney nikle
    Lyrics: Amjad Islam Amjad
  14. Raga: Bandish
    Lyrics: Darbari
  15. Tere qadmon pe sar hoga
    Lyrics: Seemab Akbarabadi
  16. Apne Hothon par sajana chahta hoon
    Lyrics:Qateel Shafai
  17. Medley (Yeh Daulat bhi le lo, Tum itna jo muskura rahe ho, Tum ko dekha to eh khayal aaya, Ahista ahista
  18. Chuley agg; na ghade de vich paani (Punjabi)
    Lyrics: Inderjeet Hassanpuri

facetoface

Face to Face

Jagjit Singh (1994)
Produced and Composed by Jagjit Singh
Mixing and Mastering Engineer: Daman Sood
Studio: Western Outdoor, Bombay
Magnasound: C4-Z1230

  1. Sachhi Baat
    Lyrics: Sabir Dutt
  2. Dairo-Haram
    Lyrics: Khamosh Ghazipuri
  3. Be-sabab Baat
    Lyrics: Shahid Kabir
  4. Zindagi Tune
    Lyrics: Rajesh Reddy
  5. Tumne Badle Hamse
    Lyrics: Daagh Dehlavi & Ameer Meenai
  6. Pyar Ka Pahla Khat
    Lyrics: Hasti
  7. Zindagi Ai Zindagi
    Lyrics: Zaqa Siddiqi
  8. Sheikh Ji
    Lyrics: Sudarshan Faakir
  9. Koi Mausam (not on cassette)

desires

Desires (1994)

  1. Din aa gaye shabab ke, aanchal sambhaaliye
  2. Abke baras bhi woh
  3. Gulshan ki faqat kaaton se nahin
    Lyric: Saba Afghani
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  4. Kanto ki chubhan
  5. Yeh kaisi mohabbat
  6. Jab naam tera pyar se
    Lyric:
  7. Shamm-e-mazar thi
  8. Baat saaqi ki na Tali jaayegi

insight

Insight

Jagjit Singh (1994)
Lyrics: Nida Fazli
Santoor: Surendra Sharma
Tabla Girdhar Prasad, Abhinav Upadhaya
Dholak: Narayan Sonu
Violin: Deepak Pandit
Guitar: Arshad Ahmed
Bass: Tony Vaz
Synthesizer: Anjan Biswas
Recording Engineer: Hassan Sheikh
Weston-3BXH-2186

This is possibly the most philosophical set of ghazals Jagjit Singh has ever sung. They run the entire gamut, from the clarity of yeh zindagi to the wandering metaphors in garaj baras. Certainly Nida Fazli has outdone himself here, and Jagjit Singh infuses just the right amount of reflection into his voice to balance the apparent agon.

  1. Garaj baras pyaasi dharti parThis ghazal has more allusive metaphors than I can enumerate and it never fails to move me to consideration. What I like about Jagjit’s rendering is the movement between a slurring chant and the clarity that enters his words when he encounters something new in the song. This is a trip if there ever was one.
    Lyric
  2. Main roya pardes mein bheega maa ka pyar
  3. Badla na apne aap ko jo the wahi rahe
  4. Yeh zindagi aaj to tumhare
  5. Jeevan kya hai chalta phirta ek khilona hai
  6. Muh ki baat sune har koi dil ke dard ko jaane
  7. Apna gam leke kahin aur na jaaya jaaye
  8. Chaand se phool se ya meri zuban se suniye

cry

Cry for Cry

Jagjit Singh (1995)
Music: Jagjit Singh
Recorded by: Daman Sood & Avinash Oak
Cover: Chien Wien Lee
HMV: STHVS-852213

A brief article on the Cry project and Jagjit Singh.

  1. Ab main ration ke kataron mein nazar aata hoon
    Lyric: Khaleel Dhantejvi
  2. Aaj ke daur mein ae dost ye manjhar kyoon hai
    Lyric: Sudarshan Faakir
  3. Maa sunao mujhe woh kahani
    Lyric: Nandlal Pathak
    Singer: Siza Roy
  4. Kabhi ansoo kabhi khushi bechi
    Lyric: Abu Taalib
  5. Apne chehare se jo jhahir hai chhupayen kaise
    Lyric: Waseem Barelvi
  6. Mujh mein jo kuchh achchha hai sab uska hai
    Lyric: Kashmirilal Zakir
  7. Woh rulakar hans na paya der tak
    Lyric: Nawaz Deobandi
  8. Lab pe aati hai dua banke tamanna meri
    Lyric: Dr. Iqbal
    Singers: Siza Roy and chorus of school children

 

 

 

Mirage

Jagjit Singh (1996)
HMV STHVS-852217

  1. Ek brahman ne kaha hai
  2. Main na hindu na musalman
  3. Zindagi se badi saza hi nahin
  4. Mai rahe, meena rahe
  5. Apni marzi se kahan
  6. Rishta kya hai tera mera
  7. Dushman ko bhi seene
  8. Se lagana nahin bhoole
  9. Koi chaudhvi raat ka chand bankar

 

Unique: Jagit Singh

TIPS: TEI-5001
Music: Jagjit Singh
Recorded by Daman Sood

  1. Tera Chehra Kitna Suhana Lagta Hai
    Lyric: Kaif Bhopali
  2. Maan Mausam Ka Kaha
    Lyric: Bashir Badr
  3. Bas Ake Waqt Ka Khanjar
    Lyric: Krishan Bihari Noor
  4. Mere Qareeb Na Aao
    Lyric: Sabah Sikri
  5. Aap Se Gila Aap Ki Qasam
    Lyric: Sabah Sikiri
  6. Mujhe Ghussa Dhikhaya Jaa Raha Hai
    Lyric: Sheri Bhopali
  7. Kaun Aayega Yahan
    Lyric: Kaif Bhopali
  8. Bujh Gayee Tapte Hue Din Ki Agan
    Lyric: Pandit Vindo Sharma
  9. Tera Chehra Kitna Suhana Lagta Hai
    Lyric: Kaif Bhopali

 

 

Selections from Films

Jagjit and Chitra. CD

  1. Hum to yun apni zindagi se mile
  2. Jaise betaab dil ko karaar aa gaya
  3. Na mohabbat na dosti ke liye
  4. Main aur meri tanhai
  5. Mere darwaze se ab chand
  6. Hum bhi sharabi tum bhi sharabi
  7. Mera geet amar kar do
  8. Tamannaon ke behlave mein
  9. Tum nahin aaye abhi
  10. Main aur meri tanhai
  11. Nashili raat mein
  12. Main ghar mein chunariya

 

The Greatest Punjabi Hits of Jagjit and Chitra

EMI: CD-PSLP-5275

The songs in this album are mixed, some of them are typically light-hearted punjabi ditties and there are others that move. They might be difficult to appreciate if you don’t understand Punjabi, but Jagjit’s voice flows in Punjabi in a manner very different from his handling of Urdu/Hindi. Worth it if only for the shift in intonation. Chitra is very god with the punjabi as well, her voice has the sharpness I like in punjabi singers. Shiv Batalvi‘s lyrics especially are rendered beautifully by both singers. The music is rustic, and Jagjit has used the complete range of instruments a folk singer would. This is my favourite disc by Chitra & Jagjit.

  1. Sare pindch puare paye
    Lyric: Inderjeet Hassanpuri
    Music: Jagjit & Chitra Singh
    Film: Long da Lishkara
  2. Ishq hai loko
    Lyric: Sikandar Bharati
    Music: Jagjit & Chitra Singh
    Film: Long da Lishkara
  3. Main kandyali thor ve
    Lyric: Shiv Kumar Batalvi
    Music: Jagjit & Chitra Singh
    Film: Long da Lishkara
  4. Ghamaan di raat lammi ab
    Lyric: Shiv BatalviIt isn’t often that a poet asks for the death of his muse. Yet the concept of muse doesn’t port well into this environment, for Shiv it is the consciousness of his sorrow that drives him to write.
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  5. Umraan de sarwar
    Lyric: Shiv Batalvi
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  6. Maye ni maye mere geetan de nainan vich
    Lyric: Shiv Batalvi
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  7. Rog banke reh gaya
    Lyric: Shiv Batalvi
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  8. Eh mera geet kise na gaana
    Lyric: Shiv BatalviIronic beyond comprehension, a song Shiv writes and at the same time denies to anyone else the pleasure of singing. If Shiv were a god, the homage we could pay him would be to listen to his voice or not listen at all.
    Music: Jagjit SinghPerfect song, evokes the image of a poet on the street corner, perhaps strumming a thumri. The song itself contains the self-reflexivity found in ghazals but here ported into a ‘folkish’ setting.
  9. Tusin kehri rutte aaye
    Lyric: Shiv Batalvi
    Music: Jagjit SinghChitra is very good in this one, unusual movement through a difficult song, I love completely the manner in which she halts between words and syllables, gives the song a pathos all its own.
  10. Raat gayee kar tara tara
    Lyric: Shiv Batalvi
    Music: Jagjit SinghA slower song, and solitary as well. Perfect for a very late evening in Punjab, preferably somewhere the stars are still visible. Must remember next time I’m there. The tone is heavy, yet Jagjit at times almost slurs the words, a different sort of sadness.
  11. Jaach mainu aa gayee gham khaan di
    Lyric: Shiv Batalvi
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  12. Yaariya rab karke
    Lyric: Shiv Batalvi
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  13. Maye ni main ik shikra yaar banaya
    Lyric: Shiv Batalvi
    Music: Jagjit SinghJagjit carries this song on his voice alone, the music is subsumed by the rhythm in his voice. Another reflective song, the unobtrusive nature of the music almost turns it into a wail. Perhaps the most significant sense I get from this (short) poem is a slow realization of lost innocence, yet there is an element of denial and almost a desire for reaffirmation, as one were afraid of making such a judgement alone.
  14. Dhai din na jawani naal chaldi
    Lyric: Inderjeet Hoshiarpuri
    Music: Jagjit SinghA much lighter song, in this case from a live concert. The enthusiasm of the audience would almost convince one this is a wedding and we’re invited. Jagjit is then just the “uncle” who remembers boliyan well.
  15. Charkha mera rangla
    Lyric: Inderjeet Hoshiarpuri
    Music: Jagjit Singh
  16. Boliyan
    Lyric: Anjaan
    Music: Jagjit Singh
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