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Post by kaumaaram » 08 Mar 2006, 12:54

I had posted the short RTP in Bhairavi (under RTP thread), rendered by Chembai. Here are the links for the entire live concert:

http://rapidshare.de/files/14971999/05- ... a.mp3.html
http://rapidshare.de/files/14972139/04- ... i.mp3.html
http://rapidshare.de/files/14972230/03- ... o.mp3.html
http://rapidshare.de/files/14972384/02- ... i.mp3.html
http://rapidshare.de/files/14972436/01- ... a.mp3.html

I would request Srkris to give us details of the accompanying artists.

Kaumaaram

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Post by srkris » 08 Mar 2006, 22:01

The violinist and mridangist are most probably MSG and TVG. I dont think there is any ghatam or morsing.

It is a commercial recording, by the way.

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Post by mantra » 08 Mar 2006, 22:18

I see that the file sizes for the Live Chembai concert are too small. Is the link correct or am I the only one facing this problem?
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Post by vrbadri » 08 Mar 2006, 23:41

Shyam,
The sizes are in kiloBytes....earlier the website used to show them in bytes.
Badri

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Post by srkris » 09 Mar 2006, 23:19

A rare 78rpm disc going on sale in eBay:

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http://tinyurl.com/zrctz

coolkarni

Post by coolkarni » 10 Mar 2006, 10:00

and the best offer is by Srkris
Once
Twice
Thrice.
And the LP is sold to Ramakrishnan..(who else !)

Congrats Srkris.
BTW I wonder if you have noticed that these recording companies have started marketing the LP versions on CDs .The CD box is a big one ,made to look like a LP cover with all the details of the Recording , date other details.Some kind of a collectors version.
I saw these at Music world last week.

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Post by srkris » 10 Mar 2006, 14:43

Coolkarniji,

No, fortunately or unfortunately, I am not a bidder.

BTW, see this http://www.hindu.com/2005/09/02/stories ... 690200.htm

I havent seen them (the big packs which you mention containing LP recordings released on CD). Did you see them in MW at Spencer Plaza?

coolkarni

Post by coolkarni » 10 Mar 2006, 15:11

yes.at spencer plaza.on the top row in the classical section

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Post by kaumaaram » 11 Mar 2006, 13:12

The violinist and mridangist are most probably MSG and TVG. I dont think there is any ghatam or morsing.

It is a commercial recording, by the way.
Thanks a ton Srkris. I picked up certain concerts from my friend in mp3 format and was not aware that this was a commercial recording. I have deleted the links in line with the objectives and rules of the forum.

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Post by vasanthakokilam » 11 Mar 2006, 14:47

The Chembai staple Karuna_Cheivan is nicely rendered once again. I guess there are a few songs that Chembai has made his own. Is it because he had unearthed them and after his stamp on it with his unique style, no one dared to touch it for fear of not measuring up to Chembai? I am listening to Karuna_Cheivan after quite a long time and what a refreshing song it is in the hands of Chembai and Co. I have few songs that do something to me at a deep enough place in me which is hard to describe and this song is one of them.

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Post by meena » 12 Mar 2006, 01:01

chembai

the LP label reads- ragamalika sloka any idea/info as to which sloka etc.

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Post by cmlover » 12 Mar 2006, 01:51

in the pantuvarali there is a pure anusvara aalapana of the raga (which quite sometime ago Ramakrishnan wrote about) which is a very special feature of Chembai. It is so delightful and not any othe artiste does that!

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Post by meena » 13 Mar 2006, 00:48

cml/chembai

is that 'special feature'- hum pita gamakam?


kaumaaram
thanks again for sharing with us.

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Post by vasanthakokilam » 13 Mar 2006, 04:04

Let me pretend to be scholarly here... ;)

Gumpita gamakam:

Belongs to vocal music and is called Humpita by Govinda Dhikshtar. It is a two dimensional gamaka indicating both an upward and a downward movement. Eg. A note of a siren.

I have not listened to the Chembai piece that CML pointed to ( I soon will ) but does the effect chembai produces match the above definition.

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Post by vasanthakokilam » 13 Mar 2006, 04:21

Well, Chembai sings with a closed mouth...then that will be a

Mudrita gamaka : a note sung with a closed mouth

And now I get Meenaji's 'pun' :) ;)


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Post by srkris » 14 Mar 2006, 20:20

Meena... the disc image above says the ragamalika starts as "Venimuley..."

Here is the recording http://gente.chueca.com/recordsunlim3/broadcast.mp3

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Post by meena » 15 Mar 2006, 01:45

chembai
thanks a lot for the clip and info. I missed reading on the label.

cml
any luck with the sloka text/author?

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Post by cmlover » 15 Mar 2006, 01:57

chembai
Come on give us the otherside too! Don't cheat us! This is pristine chembai!

meena

I was going to ask you! Am trying hard and after the second part will attempt to transcribe. All that i now have is the blissful anandabhairavi!

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Post by kaumaaram » 15 Mar 2006, 12:13

CML,

Possibly, Srkris might give you the second part today. Let us wait (but of course, impatiently!).

Kaumaaram

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Post by meena » 15 Mar 2006, 12:18

kaumaaram wrote:

Will upload the rest one by one.
am waiting ;)

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Post by kaumaaram » 15 Mar 2006, 15:13

chembai
Come on give us the otherside too.......
CML : What is the duration of a 78 rpm - both sides? Will it be atleast for about 10 minutes?

Kaumaaram

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