Mukesh the legend

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firearm12

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Hello friends,

When we talk of legendary singers in our bollywood industry names that come to mind instantly are stalwarts like Mohd Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Lata, Asha and there is one name that is left behind occasionally is Mukesh though his contribution has not been any less. I have been a huge fan of his voice since childhood even before i knew Kishore and Rafi. Then i moved to Kishore and then to Rafi. But Mukesh has always been close to my heart no matter how my music tastes have changed all along. He may have sung less songs than others but i believe there is no song that is sung by Mukesh and is not popular. Though he was not so technically sound but i feel the timbre of his voice is so special that no one could replicate it. When he sang a song it became like his own trademark song. You will rarely see someone singing a Mukesh song in a competition. They just dont suit any other voice. Few of his songs that are my most fav are

Aansoo bhari hain
Bhooli hui yaadon
Aa ab laut chalen

One surprise i found some days back



Please also mention your fav songs sung by Mukesh.
 
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He may have sung less songs than others but i believe there is no song that is sung by Mukesh and is not popular
Exactly. His choice of songs has been impeccable.
the timbre of his voice is so special that no one could replicate it
His son came close, yet not quite the same. Bit too nasal.

Two aspects stood out for me in Mukesh’s songs: the ease and the pathos.
 

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Very true . Mukesh was eclipsed by the maestros like Kishore Kumar and Md. Rafi. Perhaps he was not so grammatically sound like Md Rafi and Manna Dey , yet Mukesh has his own place. His voice is God gifted and his style of singing is unique. I am not a diehard fan of Mukesh but he is one of my favourites. However my fav songs of Mukeshji are
Yeh Mera diwanapon Hai
Ekdin bik jayga
Kabhi Kabhi mere Dil mein
Main pal do pal Ka shair hoon
Jaun Kahan bataye Dil
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Some of the Mukesh sings I like:

Main Pal Do Pal Ka Shair Hun
Dil Ki Nazar Se (with Lata)
Jaoon Kahan Bata Eh Dil
Chandan Sa Badan
Yeh Mera Deewanapan Hai
Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jayen
Aason Bhari Hain
Sab Kuch Sikha Humne
Dost Dost Na Raha
Suhana Safar

Shankar Jaikishan, Raj Kapoor and Mukesh produced some great gems!
 

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I paticularly like Mukesh's renditions of Salil Choudhary's compositions:
-Nain Hamare Saanjh Sakhare
-Zindagi Khwab Hai
-Dil Tadap Tadap Ke
-Suhana Safar
-Kayi Baar Yun Bhi Dekha Hai
-Ye Din Kya Aaye
-Kahin Door Jab
 

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In my mind, Mukesh is and will remain the top-3 of male voices in the Bollywood.

I and my friends have grown on the songs of Rafi-Kishor-Mukesh triplets. In our mini-music group we had three lead singers - one each as Rafi, Mukesh and Kishor specialist.

Mukesh held a very very special place in all our hearts because of his "area of specialization". Most of us teenagers had their hearts broken once or more in their teen years. And Sir Mukesh was our ultimate companion. We washed away our ghum listening to Sir Mukesh's dard-bhare-nagme as as good boys (and girls) we didn't fall back to Alcohol or white powder. Sir Mukesh and his dard-bhare-nagme saw us through painful days and tearful nights.

He may not have been as big a name as Md Rafi or the great Kishore Da, but he was a more needed and dependable companion to us through our teen years.
 

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Essentials

Best of Mukesh on Angel/Odeon

Memories Mukesh on Angel/Odeon

Kalyanji Anandji Presents Mukesh on Odeon

If you want to delve deeper

Many More Memories Mukesh on EMI

Moods and Memories Mukesh on EMI

Enchanting Hour Mukesh on EMI

Sentimental Mukesh on EMI
 
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There are many Mukesh songs that I like, list is very long, I have big collections in vinyl formats, Cassettes but few of them are all time and few are occasionally

recently I watched Diwana (Raj Kapoor, Sairabanu) and couldn't resist from listening repeatedly of it's songs.
1. Tumhare bhi jai jai Hamare bui jai jai na tum hare na hum hare
2. Ae sanam jisne tujhe
3. Main to Diwana Diwana

My all time are <<very difficult to list out all>>
1. Hum donon milke kagaj dil pe
2. pari re tu kahan ki pari
3. Jyoti se Jyot agate chalo
4. Kahin kartı hobi woh mera intizar
5. Lakhon tare aasmana se ek magar
6. Ruk ja o janewala
7 Bhooli hue yaaden
8. Duniya bahane wala
9. Hum chod chale hai
10. Chodo kal ki baten, kal ki baten purani

SJ, KA, Naushad, LP and Roshan did great experiments with his tone and those become immortal/evergreen but I like Chitragupta and his mentor - SN Thripathi ji compositions who had used his tone very carefully. some of them
1. A Lout ke aa, Loutke aa ja re meet
2. Jhum ti chali hawa
3. Jab se hum tum baharon mein
4. Saranga Tere Yaad mein <<Sardar Mallik>>
and many more but very difficult to list all those songs
 

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a little 'cheerful' song by Mukeshji. Another one in the same 'spirit' was Kishoreda 's "Na puchho koi hame zaher kyun pi liya' from the movie 'Amanush' :)


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