Monday, 4 December 2017

Wahid Hussain - Sarangi - Great Masters Great Instruments - LP published in the US in 1978


Here we post another LP from the "mysterious" Pakistani label Oscar Records/Asghar Records, based in New York. For more details and other releases from this label see our post of an LP by Salamat Hussain.
About the musician I don't know anything. There are some additional recordings on the excellent Sarangi site: https://sarangi.info//?s=Wahid+Hussain&search=Go.

Addition on 9th of december 2017:
As already a couple of times, Dr. Kashyap, the Sarangi expert and player, student of Ustad Sultan Khan, helped us out for some very valuable pieces of information on the musician and also a photo:
"Here is info about U. Wahid Hussain with kind permission of my friend Mr. Ali Zafar from Lahore. His photo is also there. 
Wahid Hussain born in 1927 in Moradabad, became the disciple of sarangi player Ustad Tajammul Hussain Khan. Following Partition, he settled in Karachi where he worked at Radio Karachi as a staff artiste. Radio Pakistan provided the maestro with ample opportunities to perform with vocalists of the stature of Roshan Ara Begum, Ustad Amanat Ali Khan - Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, Ustad Nazakat Ali Khan - Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, Farida Khanum, Taj Multani and Mehdi Hassan. He was in particular the regular accompanist to Farida Khanum during her performances in Karachi. Wahid Hussain Khan also made his mark as a composer and poet. Ghazal singer Azra Riaz is amongst his most prominent disciples. Wahid Hussain Khan passed away in Karachi in 2004. (Received his profile from Mr Riaz Burney in October 2007. Interview of his son Zaheer Hussain by Ali Zafar, October 2009, Karachi.)"





6 comments:

Guillermo said...

Thank you, Tawfiq!

: )

KulDEEP said...

Thanks Bro

DrKashyap said...

Dear Tawfiq, you always come out with something unusual.. congrats for your patience & generosity to share such stuff. Salute..

Kiran said...

Tawfiq saab - this Sarangiya is most exquisite. Superb share as usual. It’s sad that so little is known about him. Hopefully some enthusiast from Pakistan will be able to share some info....

Thanks

DrKashyap said...

Dear Tawfiq saab, here is info about U. Wahid hussain with kind permission of my friend Mr. Ali zafar from Lahore. His photo is also there, I am trying to figure out how that can be uploaded here..

Wahid Hussain born in 1927 in Moradabad, became the disciple of sarangi player Ustad Tajammul Hussain Khan. Following Partition, he settled in Karachi where he worked at Radio Karachi as a staff artiste. The Radio Pakistan signature tune was composed and performed by him. Radio Pakistan provided the maestro with ample opportunities to perform with vocalists of the stature of Roshan Ara Begum, Ustad Amanat Ali Khan- Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, Ustad Nazakat Ali Khan - Ustad Salamat Ali Khan, Farida Khanum, Taj Multani and Mehdi Hassan. He was in particular, the regular accompanist to Farida Khanum during her performances in Karachi. Wahid Hussain Khan also made his mark as a composer and poet. Ghazal singer Azra Riaz is amongst his most prominent disciples. Wahid Hussain Khan passed away in Karachi in 2004. (Received his profile from Mr Riaz Burney in October 2007. Interview of his son Zaheer Hussain by Ali Zafar, October 2009, Karachi. )

yotte said...

Tawfiq, Thank you so much for this and so many other posts. I've only recently found this blog and am completely overwhelmed (and thrilled) by the wealth of music & history you share here. I look forward to the coming year and the education you so kindly offer.