A dazzling array of the great names of Indian music comes to life in this book. Lively anecdotes, revealing personal glimpses, reflect G.N. Joshi’s decades-long and continuing closes association with the most famous musicians of India.
G.N. Joshi spent most of his working life with the Gramophone Company of India, after leaving his first profession, the law. He also submerged his own great talents and recognition as a singer in the task of obtaining for posterity the immortal recordings of the great musicians described in this book. In many cases, his recordings are now the only live contact we have with the great ones’ musical skills.
Here he also tells, humorously and lovingly, of the kind of people he found the musicians to be, and the circumstances, sometimes amusing, sometimes deeply touching, in which the recordings were made.
G N Joshi