Recalling the ultimate singing duo
Chitra and Jagjit Singh
This album is a desert island disc. A record I would take on my flight to Saturn or want buried with me when I pass on. Every track is a thing of beauty and grace.
What follows is a remembrance from my old blog on the occasion of Jagjit’s death nearly 5 years ago.
I discovered Jagjit Singh’s music when I returned home to Allahabad for a brief visit in the winter of 1983. This was the beginning of the cassette revolution in Indian music. A revolution that shook up the music industry lock, stock and barrel and broke the iron grip of a handful of record companies who seemed to think there were only two types of music: classical and Bombay filmi songs.
I was amazed to find small shops on every corner of Allahabad’s posh Civil Lines district selling hundreds of cassette tapes…
View original post 526 more words