The Golden Era voices from 1950-1980, ignitable by their excellence, found shelf space in the repository of Bombay Cinema’s musical archives Voices from a Golden Era captures this exciting period, from infancy to maturation, during which this industry was a Petri Dish incubating tuneful music. Not a single artist from this era was willing to accept mediocrity. The result was a roster of highly competent crooners. Love classical singers? Look no further. Lataji’s meteoric rise began with her coaching in Indian classical music by renowned teachers. Due to this exemplary training, despite early trials and tribulations, this daughter of Maharashtra concocted such a rich brew during her career that it left listeners thunderstruck. The book lists all her great significant melodies Why should a singer whose dexterity rivaled Lataji be left behind? Equally trained by masters, Rafi Saheb executed a diamond’s brilliance in rendering songs of any genera, happy, sad, patriotic, religious, and classical. It’s not to say that there weren’t other great singers during this period. But the list is concise, a mere handful, starting with Kishore Kumar, Mukesh Mathur, Talat Mehmood, Hemant Kumar, and Manna Dey, and in the female lineage Asha Bhosle and Geeta Dutt This book is a trip down memory lane, capturing a wealth of emotions from touching sorrow to joyous scenes penned by lyricists who wrote songs as poems and composers with finesse.