Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Ganesh Ramchandran Behre known as Behrebua (1890-?) - Recordings from All India Radio from the 1950's and 1960's

We present here some recordings by the legendary singer Behrebua, who was a direct disciple of Ustad Abdul Karim Khan and of whom one says that his music reminds listeners of the sad, doleful and very emotional air with which Ustad Abdul Karim Khan could sing. These recordings were boradcast in the 1950's or 1960's by All India Radio.
He was also known under the name Ganpat or Ganpatrao Ramchandra.
The Indian label Meera Music released a couple of years ago two CDs with recordings by him. Nowadays it is nearly impossible to get these CDs. But they can be downloaded as MP3-320 files from CD Baby Music Store.


Here another great recording by the legendary Behrebua, a long Raga Bihag, recorded by All India Radio on 03.11.1962. Unfortunately the sound is quite distorted in the first minutes of the recording, but then it gets much better.

Our friend DM made out of these recordings many years ago two private CDs. Many thanks for sharing them so generously.


Sellene said...

Thanks for the lovely recording. What a delightful surprise, it's a gentle, coaxing and playful style. Thanks to your site, I have discovered this neglected performer.

However, elsewhere on the net he is named as Ganpatrao instead of Ganesh...Perhaps you might explain this anomaly?

This is important for those interested to find out more as the search for Ganesh Ramchandran yields very little compared to Ganpatrao or Ganpat Ramchandra. In fact on YouTube, it's simply Behre Buwa.

Tawfiq said...

I didn't know that. I integrated the names into the post. Thank you very much for making me aware of this.

Unknown said...

Dear Sellene, Ganapatrao and Ganesh are synonymous. Ganapatrao is derived from Ganapati, which is the Marathi name gor Ganesh. The suffix rao is a mark of of respect when addressing someone in Marathi. Hope this helps.