Friday, 23 December 2011

Dagar Brothers: Nasir Zahiruddin Dagar & Nasir Faiyazuddin Dagar - Dhrupad - Double LP Loft 1006/7 (Germany 1983)

 (Junior) Dagar Brothers:
Nasir Zahiruddin Dagar (Vocal) &
Nasir Faiyazuddin Dagar (Vocal)
Gopal Das (Pakhawaj)

Side 1:
Raga Darbari Kanada - Slow Alap (25:03)

Side 2:
Fast Alap & Composition "Sajana bina khelata"
in Dhamar Tal (14 Beats) &
Raga Adana - Composition "Shiva Shiva Shiva
Shankara Adideva" in Sultal (10 Beats) (22:26)

Side 3:
Raga Bihag - Alap (26:01)

Side 4:
1. Composition "Sundara hogayi"
in Chautal (12 Beats) (13:42) 
2. Raga Kedar - Short Alap, Composition "Bhajre
man Vishvanatha" in Chautal (12 Beats) (11:05)

There is on the original LP on side 3 at just before min. 10 a gap of 3 seconds. All copies of this LP show the same fault. My friend LF from Scotland corrected this and cleaned the LPs. Here what he says: "I have prepared a cleaned up version, where the gap has been removed and it is very difficult to hear the join (unless you're listening hard for it). Also all the pops and crackles have been removed. The music is brilliant and the sound is very good."
Many thanks, LF. We offer here now his versions, as flac and mp3 files.


Mutha Klanger said...

Yo Ho Ho! looks like Xmas has come early on OTM :-) Huge thanks for this one Tawfiq.

iraigne said...

Thank you so much for this pure gem!

øשlqæda said...

x 3


David said...

Merry Christmas Tawfiq - this blog has been one huge load of Christmas presents all year, thank you!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!!

AmbroseBierce said...

Ah, that's a nice christmas present indeed!

hrempe said...

wah wah wah! incredible upload, Tawfiq! millions of thanks for this! indeed, what a Christmas present!

i'm also glad that the blog is still alive and kicking as ever; with the small hiatus, i was beginning to worry! not anymore!

huge thing this is!

Anonymous said...

just ran across this article, linked from wikipedia 'tanpura,' nothing too obscure..

BUT it mentions the Dagar family quite often, with some very interesting anecdotes & observations of the author's many years of study & acquaintance

Bhowani said...

Thank you ! Look forward to listen to the Junior (!)
ShubhoNoboBochor to all of you !

peskypesky said...

thank you! Looking forward to hearing this.

Anonymous said...

what about a raga named Bhairon? it would seem like something to do with Bhairav(i) or that family, but that's just a guess? i'm going thru all of my recordings from the dagar family, and found a dhrupad by the bros. sr., so this seemed like an opportunity to ask. thank you.

Tawfiq said...

I'm not a Raga specialist at all and never was into finding out about scales etc. But if you put the name into Google there should come up quite a number of websites to tell you more. I just did it myself and the first link to come up is wikipedia which says that it is Bhairav (not Bhairavi which is different).

Anonymous said...

nice one! yeah, i was more interested in time of day, rather than the scales. i never thought of wikipedia -- it seemed like too obscure a question, haha. Bhairav makes sense, b/c I've several times seen reference to not just "Bhairon" but also a "Nat Bhairon." Probably "Nat Bhairav," so a few pieces of the puzzle seem to be clicking, although of course a true specialist might tell me that i'm still totally wrong... Relationship to Gunkali (mentioned by Wiki) is interesting, too...

Mandira said...

I am from India, not able to download any of the above files. Whenever I try a message comes "the file is unavailable". Please provide some other link. Very much eager to listen to the tracks.

Best Regards.

Anonymous said...

Hi this is Bhumit Trivedi, I m from INDIA... I mnot able to download the above file... Please provide any alternate link for the same.. E-mail id is


Tawfiq said...

As Rapidshare has as of 27th of november traffic restrictions it can happen that in the evening (European time) you can't download anymore. So you just have to wait till next morning. Success.

Steffen said...

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sir,

Thank you very much for your blog, Very good collection and history of musician. You are doing very great job. This is real Maa Saraswati Pooja.


Anonymous said...

Thank you!