Thursday, 27 October 2016

Munawar Ali Khan (1930-1989) - Classical Vocal - LP published in 1980 in India


In 2011 we posted three LPs by Munawar Ali Khan. This fourth (or rather third) LP I only was recently able to obtain, funnily enough from a LP dealer on Discogs in Kazakhstsan. Soon we will post also a cassette from EMI Pakistan, recorded live in Pakistan.
Many music lovers lack justice toward him by comparing him to his incomparable father, Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. Munawar Ali Khan created his own style and one has to appreciate him in himself. I have to say, that I always, from the first LP till today, was very fond of his very relaxed and beautiful way of singing. Even his so-called light classical performances. See his wonderful LP of Punjabi songs: Pahadi & Kafi





Note the mistake the label made by naming the Raga on Side 2 also as Raga Bairagi, though giving the names of the compositions correctly (I guess).

12 comments:

Troubled Water said...
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Troubled Water said...

Wow ! Thank You very much for another gem. This LP has the raag that Bade Saab has created - Kuheri Kalyan in Khamaj Thaat. Very rare indeed. Forever thankful for sharing this.

Tawfiq said...

As always: utterly my pleasure.

Enoch said...

Hi Tawfiw, i've tried to reach you in pvt but blogspot doesn't work.
I'm looking for this record, that i cannot find it since many years: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Ustad_Salamat_Ali_Khan_Ustad_Sharafat_Ali_Khan_Rag?id=B2zljiywh6syc5fptr26q2ewp5q

do you know anything about it?

thank you!!

Tawfiq said...

These recordings by Salamat Ali Khan were released originally on CD by a label called Weston in India in 1991, later rereleased by Tips Music in their Raga series. Now they seem to be available only as commercial downloads on Amazon, iTunes, Deezer etc. Just put the artist and the raga Desi Todi into Google and you find results. It's a beautiful recording.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, thanks a lot

Anonymous said...

Hi there

I hope all is well. A fantastic blog with hours and hours of rare and incredible music. Well done for putting it all together.

How does one get in touch with you? I have a recording which I am certain you have not seen which I'd be happy to share.

Thanks.

Tawfiq said...

Which recording are you talking about. I still have hundreds and hundreds of recordings which I have not yet posted and a big part I sure will never post.

Aadil Moosa said...

Tawfiq Bhai, Thanks for this. I really do love Ustad Munawwar Ali Khan Saheb's voice; these are gems!!! Thank you.

TJ Singh II said...

When will you be posting the EMI cassette of Munawar Ali Khan?

Anonymous said...

Following up from my previous comment, the recording I have which I'd be happy to send you is an uncirculated soundboard recording of Amjad Ali Khan with his sons. It's fantastic. Let me know and I'll gladly arrange to get it to you.

Tawfiq said...

Thank you very much for the offer. But as I myself am not so into Amjad Ali Khan I would not post it. The blog reflects very much my own taste. Sorry. Perhaps you offer it to another blog.