Born in 1922, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi is the foremost vocalist of Hindustani Classical Music. Kirana Gharana of music was established by Ustad Abdul Karim Khan, consolidated by Pt. Sawai Gandharva of the second generation and strengethened by Pt. Bhimsen Joshi of the third generation. Their Gharana lays great emphasis on aalapi and aims at bringing out the melody in the bandish.
Panditji excelled in Film Music, Natya Sangeet, Bhav Geet & Bhajan. He holds many awards and titles of which very important are Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and Padma Vibhushan.
Lata Mangeshkar was born in Indore as the eldest daughter of Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar in a middle – class Maharashtrian family. Her father was a theatre – artist and singer. Music was a part of her family. Her siblings Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar, Meena Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle also chose music as their careers. Lata Mangeshkar has been awarded the Bharat Ratna, nation’s highest civilian award, in addition to the Padma Bhushan, four Filmfare Awards, the Platinum Disc of EMI London and many other awards.
Ram Shyam Gun Gaan
When two stalwarts combine their prowess for an album, the coming together can be nothing short of a collector’s item. The songs are basically a collection of devotional verses in praise of Lord Ram and Lord Krishna, both Avataars of Lord Vishnu, written by the noted poet Pandit Narendra Sharma. An amazing amalgamation of different style of singing and beautiful poetry.
Shri Ram Bhajans
1. Ram Bhajan Kar Mann – Lata Mangeshkar
2. Ram Ka Gun Gaan Kariye – Bhimsen Joshi & Lata Mangeshkar
3. Sumati Sita Ram – Bhimsen Joshi
4. Shri Ram Jai Ram – Bhimsen Joshi & Lata Mangeshkar & Chorus
Shri Krishna Bhajans
5. Kripa Sarovar Kamal Manohar – Bhimsen Joshi
6. Baaje Re Muraliya Baaje – Bhimsen Joshi & Lata Mangeshkar
7. Shyam Ghan Ghanshyam Barso – Lata Mangeshkar
8. Narayan Vandan – Bhimsen Joshi & Lata Mangeshkar
Music: Shrivivas Khale, Lyrics: Pt. Narendra Sharma
Recording Engineer: S. Subramaniam, Musical Arrangement: Anil Mohile