Sunday, July 8, 2012

Vilayat Khan - Sitar - A Treasure from Solomon's Mines SME 1/2 - Very rare Indian LP from 1956

This is a very rare LP from an Indian label called "A Treasure from Solomon's Mines". According to the liner notes the date of publication is 1956. The label apparently published in the second half of the 1950s a couple of LPs (the very first LPs published in India), for example in 1957 one by Ram Narayan (SME 3/4).
There had been in the internet already links to download this record, but unfortunately with very poor sound quality. The files we present here are from a broken LP, which a friend was able to restore. The result is much more satisfying then the files found in the internet. There are still some cracks, but otherwise the music has good sound quality.

Side 1:
Raga Rageshari (Rageshri) (11:14)

Side 2:
Raga Pilu (11:20)

Friday, July 6, 2012

Roshan Ara Begum (1917-1982) - A Tribute to Ustad Abdul Karim Khan - CLP 1514 - LP published in early or mid 1960s in Pakistan and India

Roshan Ara Begum, the other great lady of Kirana Gharana, was the daughter of Abdul Haqq Khan, brother of Abdul Karim Khan. She studied with her uncle Abdul Karim Khan.
Further readings:

Here we present her first LP. Originally published in Pakistan, the LP itself in my possession is made in Pakistan, but the cover seams to be from the Indian edition.

Side 1:
Raga Basant (26:57)

Side 2:
Raga Kidara (24:50)


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hirabai Barodekar (1905-1989) - Facets of Kirana Gharana - An All India Radio Release - LP PMLP 3018 (1988)

Hirabai Barodekar (1905-1989) was one of the two great ladies of the Kirana Gharana, the other one being Roshan Ara Begum from Pakistan. We will post next an LP by her. Hirabai Barodekar, the daughter of Abdul Karim Khan, studied under her uncle Abdul Waheed Khan and her talented brother the late Sureshbabu Mane.

Side 1:
Raga Ramkali (26:39)

Side 2:
Raga Bageshri (26:40)