To mark the 15th Anniversary of his passing, Chakdey.Com reveal some of the hidden gems of magnificence from the legend Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Sahib through his lesser known tracks, that deserve just as much if not further attention for their vocals, lyrics and beautiful compositions.
Ever since I can remember, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Sahib was always broadcasted in my house. Hailing from a British-Pakistani family, it was part and parcel of our upbringing to have the Folk Lok Geet of Pakistan embedded in our musical knowledge, whether that was Pakistani Pop, Qawwali, Sufi Kalaam or Pakistani Rock. However, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was one individual who transcended physical, geographical, cultural and most importantly emotional boundaries.[image src=”http://media2.chakdey.com/Images/ChakdeyNusratTribute15.jpg” width=”500″ height=”500″ title=”Chakdey Nusrat Tribute 15th Anniversary” lightbox=”yes” align=”center”]
I pray everyone knows his background, his heights of fame, his most famous tracks, the connection with OSA, his work with Peter Gabriel and Michael Brook, his numerous tours to the UK, his stints in Bollywood etc. You have all heard the remixes from Bally Sagoo, Dr. Zeus and many others who touched on the legends music and enhanced his appeal to the youth of today.
We will now give you a look at Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan sahib through his lesser known tracks, hidden gems that deserve further attention for their lyrics and beautiful compositions. It was extremely difficult to leave or narrow it down from the following so we posted as many as we could!:
Hanjoo (Click Here to Purchase From iTunes)
Luk Luk Rona Pae Gaya (Click Here to Purchase From iTunes)
Raatan Dee Meri Neend (Click Here to Purchase From iTunes)
Ranjhe Yaar Waloon (Click Here to Purchase From iTunes)
Yusuf Puchhe Das Zulekha (Click Here to Purchase From iTunes)
Ag Ishq Di (Click Here to Purchase From iTunes)
Beh Haadh Ramza Dhasdha (Click Here to Purchase From iTunes)
Shahbaz Qalandar (Click Here to Purchase From iTunes)
Main Neeva Mera Murshid (Click Here to Purchase From iTunes)
Finally, a special treat from Ustad Mubarak Ali Khan and Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, the Father and Uncle of Nusrat singing the folk legend of ‘Sohni Mahiwal’ recorded in 1957 in Faisalabad, Pakistan. The beauty of Qawwali has past on for many generations and continues to do through the amazing talent of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
Ustad Mubarak & Ustad Fateh Ali Khan – Oh Disdi Kulli