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.