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My Song Book – Long play A & B [N.P. Pawa / 1960 Rivaz]

Dear Vijay,

I hope you will not mind me sharing my song books – therein with songs of love, heartbreaks, songs of interdependency and redemption. I hope in these dark days the pages will serve to provide some light.

Song Book Long Play โ€“ A

https://youtu.be/rB_emn3aocw

Song Book Long Play – B

https://youtu.be/PvwbA_C7lEM

Thank you so much..
Gratefully,
NP

My dear NP,

Thank you for your mail.and the accompanying pieces of music.

Your modesty and your humility are unfailing hallmarks of your character. That is the way I remember you as do, I am sure, the others from those days at BCS. I can see those signs by the way you have fashioned your message. None of us will ever mind sharing your works!! Thank you.

What was a hobby has turned into a wonderful passion and that is obvious. The absence of professional equipment to support your endeavours is no loss for the manner you have brought out each piece. All the music, including your favourite, Elvis’s tunes, are compositions that are soft, soulful, intense and take you away from the turbulent world that surrounds us today. The range of offerings, and I mention this for the benefit of those who will listen to these compositions, include not only the more familiar ones like Eric Claption, Bee Gees but not often remembered names like Frankie Laine, Leonard Cohen, Richard Marx, EO Excell & John Newton. NP has dug deep into the music world to compile and render these songs.

Finally, it would not be quite the same thing listening to the original which is an obvious thought. That would mean physically fetching and searching for each piece. A bit of a fag but no great discomfort some would say. More importantly sung by a voice and a person we know so well gives the whole effort a soul, an enthusiasm that is a personification that is intimate and familiar. That is something you simply cannot replicate because you are one of a kind, NP. Thank you, again.

Do please stay in touch and it is a pleasure to hear from you.

Without your permission, which I take for granted, I am circulating this to a whole bunch of OCs and some music lovers who know and certainly remember you.

With my warmest regards

Sincerely

Vijay .


During School NP had a great voice -from the Choir and also some of the songs on stage at Irvin Hall

He has still got the same voice but more mellow and matured

Cheers

Sudhir


sudhir kashyap


We grew up with many of these songs in the 1950s. I remember NP as an awesome singer with his base voice — just fantastic.
Joe Joshi 1


Well Done NP , you were great then and still great now ….. your music with the accompanying Rivas house band was a big hit in those days …. it gave us all a great sense of freedom and entertainment …..
Jagtiani was another wiz kid  , he could take a mug a tin can. A bucket and make them talk like drums
Great percussion wizard
You guys produced magic
Sheer talent ….. remember itโ€™s now or never ….. I still picture the relay batons
That were used to produce the opening lines
And the come September beat we all learned to hammer out on glasses, table tops , tin cans almost everything was used …..
Very talented and very entertaining fuckers …..
Thank you for the music ๐ŸŽถ ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ

Badal Singh


Hi Badal,

I am very happy to hear from you. It is comforting to know that you appreciated the songs and thank you for remembering ‘It’s now or never’. I still do this number sometimes when I visit the assisted living centers to entertain. Due to COVID it has been quite a while since I last did but replaced the personal appearance with videos instead. The hobby has become useful to bring some joy to the residence there especially when noticing the tapping along even of those who are living in diminished memories.

Thanks also to the never never forgotten Sudhir and Joe Joshi. Thank you for the cheering and your encouragement.
At home my brothers Vinod and Pawan are lovingly propelling to keep me going.

Greatly appreciated.
Np


Dear Vijay,

I am so overwhelmed with so much of your kindness and compassion. Your comments are meaning the world to me and raise literally my being. I am so happy that you have taken me into your confidence. Yes I would like to keep in touch and share music that are still coming my way. You are truly inspiring and we are so fortunate to have you navigate our lives and steps in the right directions. What a stepping stone – what a blessing.

Sincerely,Np