About a month ago, I had the pleasure of receiving and uploading a wonderful Noor Jehan performance that she gave for the BBC (in the Pebble Mill Studios in Birmingham, UK) in 1976, which was apparently viewed (and taped) by many people in a broadcast a several years later (dated 1983). Most of the songs from this broadcast have been available as single-song clips on YouTube over the past few years (and I know I’ve posted some before – if not to this blog, then to Facebook), but this is the first time I had the chance to see a continuous half-hour segment from this show, including an introduction and an interview. And I was particularly delighted to view such a big segment in one sitting, but I also knew that this did not include the complete show – which is why I was delighted again a couple of weeks later, when I received the two songs that I knew were missing.
Of course, the source of these videos is Tom Daniel, who had worked with tapes originally sent to him by Jamal and Muz. So, a big thanks to all of them for making it possible for me to make these videos part of the latest batch on my YouTube channel.
I am also glad that my receipt of these videos was so well timed, because September 21 is Noor Jehan’s 90th birthday. So if you want to do some special things to honor Noor Jehan on her birthday, one thing you can do is watch these videos!
Here is the half-hour segment (or 29-minute segment, to be more exact):
And here is the list of songs (and other things), along with the times in the video when they appear:
1. 0:00 Awaaz De Kahan Hai
2. 5:06 Talk and Interview
3. 9:17 Sanu Nehar Waley Pul Te Bulake
4. 13:59 Mujhse Pehli Si Mohabbat
5. 20:04 Chithi Zara Saiyaanji
6. 24:30 Bhoolnewale Se Koi Keh De
By the way, if you want to go directly to any particular song (or, for that matter, the interview), you can go to this same list on the YouTube channel, click the corresponding time, and it will take you right there. (Although,speaking for myself, as I may have said, I love sitting back and watching all of this at once).
Here are the two songs that were left out of the clip above:
Happy birthday, Noor Jehan!
P.S. This time around, I am not posting links to all the prior Noor Jehan birthday posts that I’ve done (going back to 2009), but you can find those links in the post I wrote last year. And for anyone who doesn’t know this yet, some of those older posts are pretty big and comprehensive, too.