Since long I've been wanting to step aside from melodies for a change and try something different.So here's a song that belongs to what I call 'The Asha Genre'.
Whatever kind of song Ashaji sings, it has such a distinctive feel to it that none other than her can bring in, and none other can even reproduce! Notwithstanding the fact that she is one of those rare singers who can sing completely effortlessly just any kind of song and so amazingly create that right kind of mood, we are all particularly fond of her for a certain class of songs that she has sung and continues to sing-I seem to be unable to classify them as any single kind-well yes, I'm talking of her naughty songs, her peppy songs, her 'drunken' songs...you get the idea I guess... :) What's common to them all is the unmistakable 'Asha-ness' :) Those sudden lightning speed twists in her voice, the child-like vigour, the intermittent laughter, the sighing, the sensuous feel...she is just inimitable!
And today, at 74 she's still kicking!!!
Here's my attempt of one of her hits.
Disclaimer: This version to be compared with the original at listener's risk.
Song: Jhumka Gira Re
Film: Mera Saaya
Music: Madan Mohan
Singer: Asha Bhonsle
Lyrics: Raja Mehdi Ali Khan