Andaleeb M. Wasif
Andaleeb M. Wasif
Little Axe
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2020
LP
22.49
LA019
Ltd. to 500 copies
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Tracklist
1ERAY DEWANAY NAY FITRAT HE AJAB PAEE HAI (This Insane Lover Of Yours Has A Habit Of His Own – So Unique)6:19
2MAIN ZINDA HOON YEH MUSHTAHER KIJEYEY (Announce That I Am Still Alive)5:00
3DIL MAIIN ARMAN THAY PEHLAY KITNAY (This Heart Was filled With So Many Desires In The Past)6:43
4KAB TEHRAY GA DARD-E-DIL KAB RAAT BASAR HOGI (When Will This Ache Abate, My Heart, When Will My Night End)7:33
5AB WOHI HARF-e-JUNOON SAB KI ZUBAN TEHRI HAI (Once Again The Same Obsession On Every Tongue)9:19
6BABUL MORA NYHAR CHOOTO HI JAIY (Oh Father, I Am Leaving Your House)3:55

Andaleeb Wasif was born in a well-known family of Hyderabad, India in 1928. A self-taught singer and harmonium player. He gained recognition early in life, performing for the Nizam (ruler) of Hyderabad when he was only six years old.

On this recording Wasif performs six ghazals, a poetic form of couplets focussing on love and longing with mystical and spiritual elements. The lyrics to the ghazals featured on the recording are written by some of the best known Urdu poets of the 20th century including Faiz Ahmad Faiz.Never commercially released, the songs have been sourced from private concerts, home recorded cassettes and radio shows. Andaleeb’s renditions are enigmatic, filled with pathos, timeless and ethereal.