Before going out on Friday night I was playing a dance remix album, and sort of bopping around the house getting ready. You know, as you do. One song that I have always liked , and there is a remix on this CD, is 'Brimful of Asha' by Cornershop. Now I like this song, but I have never understood it. Brimful of what?... What's on the 45?... I have never been home to Mr Comprehension on this one.
Anyhoo, I was sort of half listening to the lyrics when I heard:
I'm dancin' behind movie scenes
Behind those movie screens
She's the one that keeps the dream alive
From the morning past the evening to the end of the life
A classic 'Ah ha!' moment. Not only is the song about something dear to my heart (Bollywood movies) but the whole focus of the song is a singer I admire greatly, Asha Bhosle. She's about 72 years old now and still going strong. If you have ever seen a Bollywood film, and you saw an actress 'singing', chances are you have heard Asha Bhosle. She gives depth and breadth to the term prolific.
I read somewhere that she is the single highest selling recording artist on the planet, and I wouldn't be surprised if this is true.