Thursday, 18 December 2014

Chatur Lal (1925-1965) - The Drums of India - LP originally published in the US in 1961


Re-edition from end of 1960s or beginning of 1970s of a LP originally published in 1961.
One of the great Tabla players of the 1950s and 1960s, famous for his accompaniment to greats like Ali Akbar Khan, Ravi Shankar, his younger brother Ram Narayan, Sharan Rani and many great singers.
See here our post of a LP by Ram Narayan and Chatur Lal.






Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Sabri Moudallal (1918-2006) - Classical Arab music from Aleppo, Syria - Broadcasts from 1988 & 1989 by WDR, Cologne, Germany


Broadcast of a concert on 6th of february 1988 at Musikhochschule in Cologne, Germany, and studio recordings, probably done around the same time and broadcast in 1989, by the outstanding classical and religious (Sufi) singer from Aleppo, Syria. Music from a very endangered culture. See also our post of a Sufi programme by the same singer here.






Many thanks to KF for making the CD covers.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Mahapurush Misra (1932-1987) - Rythmes de l'Inde - French edition of an LP originally published in 1966 in the US


Originally published in 1966 in the US as "Indian Drums" by Connoisseur Society, CS 1466.
With Lahara on Sarod by Ali Akbar Khan.





“Pandit Mahapurush Mishra (1932-1987) was a disciple of Pandit Anokhelal Mishra, a revered master of Tabla. Mahapurush was a famous Tabla accompanist to many topmost musicians and a professor at the Ali Akbar College of Music in Calcutta (now Kolkata). He spent most of his time during the late 1960s in USA teaching, recording, and appearing widely in numerous classical music concerts. There are far too few of his Tabla solos in circulation. However, this solo album of Pandit Mahapurush Mishra, a very rare-of-its-kind, is an invariably spectacular display of his virtuosity and musicality, which he is renowned for.
Longtime Tabla master, sideman to the stars, and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan’s main accompanist throughout the better part of three decades until his death, Pandit Mahapurush Mishra has also appeared on the Beatles b-side of Lady Madonna, George Harrison’s The Inner Light (recorded in Bombay in January 1968 with the vocal tracks added in London the next month) as well as on Harrison’s Wonderwall soundtrack.”

See here our posts of performances by his guru Pandit Anokhelal Mishra:

Friday, 7 November 2014

Problems with ADrive

ADrive had set many of my download links to private without me doing anything. I have no idea why they did this. When I set them back to public apparently new download links were generated. Now these new links have to be put into my blog. There are many and I don't have the time to check them all one by one. So I'm very grateful if you make me aware of links which don't work. Sorry for the inconveniance. 
Does anyone have the same problem with ADrive or does anyone know why they do this or why this happens? Grateful for any feedback. Many thanks.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Nikhil Banerjee (1931-1986) at WDR, Cologne, Germany - Broadcasts recorded 1971, 1975 and 1984




CD 1:
Raga Bageshri (27.11.1971)
This recording was published by Chhanda Dhara on CD:
Nikhil Banerjee - Alltime Classics - CD 1 (SNCD 701/02)
(now no longer available)

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CD 2:
Raga Pilu (17.8.1975)

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CD 3:
Raga Desh (studio recording by WDR on 10.11.1984)

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CD 4:
Raga Mishra Khamaj
Ragas Pilu & Suha Sugharai (10.11.1984)

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The remaining download links will come soon.

CD 5:
Commentaries on Indian music 
(studio recording by WDR on 10.11.1984)

Many thanks to KF for the recordings and the covers.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Nikhil Banerjee - In Concerts - Set of 2 LPs published in India in 1988


Vol. 1
At the Ali Akbar College of Music, San Rafael, Claifornia, USA on 12.10.1985
Tabla: Swapan Chowdhury



 Vol. 2
At Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan, India on 3.2.1982
Tabla: Anindo Chatterjee