Virtually every well-known singer of Bengal (some also from outside Bengal)
in the '50s to the '80s recorded for Salil. Some recorded just a couple of songs and
others a few more. But each singer and each song was unique. Singers like Utpala
Sen, Pintu Bhattyacharya, Protima Bandyopadhaya etc will always be remembered
for those exquisite Salil songs they recorded. Salil had this wonderful gift of
composing just the right type of song for a singer. The song would just fit the singer's voice and his or her personality.
Just listen to Manobendra Mukhopadhaya's 'Aami paarini bujhite paarini'. Just
suits his style, doesn't it ? Salil even wrote songs for the then famous and handsome
film actor Biswajeet. In stead of dedicating one page to each singer I have tried
to list them together in one page. This does not, in any way, show disrespect
to the singers nor does it make these songs less important. In fact some of Salil's
best compositions are here.
Hnd = Hindi; Mal = Malayalam; Tam = Tamil; Tel = Telegu; Kan = Kannada; Bng = Bengali; Oth = Other