Mohd. Rafi Bhajans From Films - ECLP 5890 - (Condition 85-90%) - LP Record
Mohammad Rafi (December 24,
1924 – July 31, 1980) was an Indian recording artist who is considered by
many to be one of the greatest Indian playback singers of the Hindi film
industry. In his lifetime, he was awarded the National Film Award, Best
National Singer Award and six Filmfare Awards. In 1967, he was honoured with
the Padma Shri award by the Government of India. In 2000, the Stardust magazine
named him the "Best Singer of the Millenium. His singing career spanned
about 35 years. Rafi is noted for his ability to sing songs of different
moods and varieties: They ranged from classical numbers to patriotic songs,
sad lamentations to highly romantic numbers, qawwalis to ghazals and bhajans.
He is best known for romantic and duet songs and, as a playback singer, his
ability to mould his voice to the persona of the actor lip-synching the song.
Rafi is primarily noted for his songs in
Hindi-Urdu, over which he had a strong command. He sang in other Indian
languages including Assamese, Konkani, Bhojpuri, Oriya, Punjabi, Bengali,
Marathi, Sindhi, Kannada, Gujarati, Telugu, Maghi, and Maithili. He also
recorded a few songs in English, Persian, Spanish and Dutch. From available
figures, Rafi sang 4,516 Hindi film songs, 112 non-Hindi film songs, and 328
private (non-film) songs from 1945 to 1980.