Friday, 16 January 2015

Ali Akbar Khan (1922-2009) - Sarod - LP published in 1967 in India

Another beautiful LP by the great master - the 10th we post here on this blog. I received this one - which I used to have in the 1970s as a LP, but later only as a copy on CD - recently as an additional free LP when I ordered some LPs in India. The condition of the LP itself and of the cover is not the very best, unfortunately.
Tabla: Shankar Ghosh

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Problems with recent digitization of records

I discovered only a couple of days ago that something with my recent digitization of longplaying records didn't work properly. First I thought that something with my turntable was not right. Today I found out that it has probably to do with my notebook and its sound card or with my old WaveLab copied from my old computer to my notebook which never worked there 100% properly (under Windows 8.1). The problem was that one channel of the recordings was missing.
Now I tried to do the digitization again using my old computer which partly doesn't work anymore. And here it worked properly. By now I have replaced the imperfect files with perfect files. As far as I know by now three records were affected by this:

1. Nissar Hussain Khan (1909-1993) - LP published in India in 1972
2. Chatur Lal (1925-1965) - The Drums of India - LP originally published in the US in 1961
3. Mahapurush Misra (1932-1987) - Rythmes de l'Inde - French edition of an LP originally published in 1966 in the US

If anyone comes accross other recordings where one channel is missing please let me know. I'm very sorry for the inconvenience. 

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Nissar Hussain Khan (1909-1993) - LP published in India in 1972

Ustad Nissar Hussain Khan of Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana was one of the greatest singers in mid 20th century. He was an outstanding specialist of Taranas (see here the second side). His best known disciple and nephew Rashid Khan unfortunately didn't keep alive much from this rich heritage. For more details on the artist see: 

Here the corrected files:

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.