M.S. Subbulakshmi

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#1426 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by ramanujan » 28 May 2018, 23:23

SrinathK wrote:
27 May 2018, 10:20
Some old archives of MS in the early days unearthed by some enthusiasts are turning out to be quite a revelation. Here's a good one from the 1950s, (despite the fact that only bits and pieces of it have survived on tape).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0oYRf1LI-8

Elaborate kalpanaswaras and patterns, unrestrained rAga Alapana, fair bit of kanakku, naDa bhEdams, (including one for the multiple kAlams) in the pallavi, a voice that never seems to know what fatigue is. There is another recording (a Thodi RTP that was put up here where the link is now lost) where the brighas would have made TNR proud.
The first set of songs are commercially available from charsur - 1960 Music Academy.

https://charsur.com/album.php?aId=238
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#1427 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by ramanujan » 28 May 2018, 23:31

rajeshnat wrote:
27 May 2018, 10:39
The SS swarajathi of Yadhukula kambOdhi got cut in the vintage recording that was given by srinathk.Here is the full rendition of ms amma singing this yadhukula KAmbOdhi gem
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ev1LC2FNw0
This recording is from the Academy 1964 concert. Full recording here

http://www.sangeethamshare.org/tvg/UPLO ... DEMY_1964/
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#1428 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by SrinathK » 29 May 2018, 09:58

Some more old gold from Charsur here : https://charsur.com/album.php?aId=240
https://charsur.com/album.php?aId=268

Both from 1956.
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#1429 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by RSR » 29 May 2018, 14:10

ramanujan wrote:
28 May 2018, 23:31

This recording is from the Academy 1964 concert. Full recording here

http://www.sangeethamshare.org/tvg/UPLO ... DEMY_1964/
Thank you. Got ten more nice krithis too there. The list may be helpfiul to some rasikas.
varnam-sankarabaranam, ,
tera-thyagaraja-gaulipanthu
saketha nagara natha -harikambodhi
ni arul iyabmbalakumao-kaamavardhini
yadhukula kamboji swarajathi- under discusdsion
chakkani raja -karaharapriya
gopalasa pahimam- panthuvarali
sri krushnama baja manasa -toDI
ANS sowrashtram
( three or for songs left out)
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#1430 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by RSR » 29 May 2018, 14:13

SrinathK wrote:
29 May 2018, 09:58
Some more old gold from Charsur here : https://charsur.com/album.php?aId=240
https://charsur.com/album.php?aId=268

Both from 1956.
I request Charsur to place this in public domain.
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#1431 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by kvchellappa » 02 Jun 2018, 15:59

Katrinile vandukonde irulkkum gitam:
https://sriramv.wordpress.com/2018/05/3 ... m-geetham/
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#1432 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by RSR » 03 Jun 2018, 21:22

I do not think, Tamilnadu has really honoured Smt.MS. Is it possible to request Theosophical society, Adyar for a gift of about 300' -300' square land inside the Adyar premises and build a very simple exhibition of all things connected with Smt.MS? The small house will be surrounded by trees and will have a fountain. and lot of flower plants.
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#1433 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by hnbhagavan » 03 Jun 2018, 21:26

Why restrict to Smt.MS.?.
Such a Facility can exhibit all the eminent artists.
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#1434 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by RSR » 03 Jun 2018, 22:22

hnbhagavan wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 21:26
Why restrict to Smt.MS.?.
Such a Facility can exhibit all the eminent artists.
She is unique. In fact the Music Academy also can be named as M.S.Subbulakshmi Music Academy. The building was raised by her concert contributions.
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#1435 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by cienu » 05 Jun 2018, 09:11

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#1436 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by rshankar » 05 Jun 2018, 09:32

Cienu - looks like Saregama has blocked the video as they “own” the copyright for vaishNav jantO
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#1437 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by cienu » 05 Jun 2018, 09:33

rshankar wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 09:32
Cienu - looks like Saregama has blocked the video as they “own” the copyright for vaishNav jantO
Thank you Ravi
I shall arrange to get it released
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#1438 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by RSR » 05 Jun 2018, 21:18

rshankar wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 09:32
Cienu - looks like Saregama has blocked the video as they “own” the copyright for vaishNav jantO
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i hope that the page will work.
THE TUBE LINK IS BLOCKED BUT ,
The MP4 WILL WORK
https://sites.google.com/site/homage2ms ... va-janatho
if there is any problem, click on the arrow at right-hand top .( may not be visible first but hover there to get the popuot )
you will get full screen
try to play.
and then download to your system
I believe that mp4 are not covered by copy right
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#1439 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by RSR » 06 Jun 2018, 11:20

cienu wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 09:33
rshankar wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 09:32
Cienu - looks like Saregama has blocked the video as they “own” the copyright for vaishNav jantO
Thank you Ravi
I shall arrange to get it released
The classic 'nenjukku neethiyum also is being blocked by youtube.
Kindly arange to release it.
https://sites.google.com/site/homage2ms ... -neethiyum
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#1440 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by SrinathK » 07 Jun 2018, 13:52

When FB helps you strike gold : https://www.facebook.com/Kalki.Kannan1/ ... 9932260115
This page has so many anecdotes. Here's one.

PATTI and DAD
Patti(Divine MS Subbulakshmi) had a warm, deep relationship, filled with mutual respect, with dad (Kalki Kannan).
In my memory, I have always seen dad paying a lot of attention to patti's every move/utterance/expression. While she was diplomatic and guarded with her views, she subtlety conveyed her inner thoughts with enormous force, to those very close to her. Having spent his lifetime with tha tha and patti, dad had this unique ability to say less but put through his views with clarity, to them.
This is an incident that dad shared, in happier times, when he was with us, in his mortal form. Sometime in the early '60s, dad had to be in Madras for a meeting. Travel those days, was predominantly by train. Having finished his work, he was to travel back to Bombay (Mumbai, today), with tha tha and patti. Patti was coming over to Bombay for a concert. Her troupe comprised of tha tha, Radha aunty, Visalam (who took care of patti's every interest), tha tha's assistant, a cook, accompanying artists (three at a minimum) and a couple of tha tha's friends. A first class 'bogie' was a standard booking. The Madras mail and the Madras-Bombay express were the popular trains, those days. Typically the journey would take 34 to 36 hours! 'Coal engines" would haul the train and air-conditioned compartments were virtually unheard of. The journey would be arduous, across small towns, rural heartland, over mountains, covering at-least four states (Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra and Maharashtra), culminating at a very crowded 'VT' station in Bombay. Having been exposed to the harsh weather all along and more importantly, to the smoke/coal dust spewed by the engine, the passengers would experience a subtle change in 'skin tone', mostly to a darker shade of grey, at the culmination of the journey! So naturally, freshening up, on arrival ( a 'deep scrub' bath in warm water), was a standard practice. This was followed by intake of steaming hot 'degree coffee' and light meals (referred to as 'palaharam'), prepared by mom (Lakshmi Kannan). Other than the accompanying artists, who would be located in 'hotels', the rest of the 'guests' would find place in Meena Sadan (a two bed room apartment), with atleast 5 additional, permanent occupants!
On this particular journey, dad joined the troupe from Madras. They boarded the Madras-Bombay express at the Central station. The train, those days, would leave at around 09.30 am. Having settled in their places, patti got into a lengthy chat with dad, wanting to know/share all that had happened around. A few minutes into their conversation, dad noticed an element of 'distraction' in patti. He sought to understand her discomfort and patti responded" the rhythm of the train is giving me a feeling of discomfort. I feel, it is not very stable". While this could not be fully comprehended by all around, dad pondered as to what could be the issue. Time passed and the train was heading towards Arakonam junction, a major station after Madras Central. Patti once again shared her discomfort with dad. Knowing her well, dad went across to the train conductor and sought to understand if all was well with the coach. Completely taken aback by this observation, he enquired as to how dad could sense the subtle abberation in the rhythm of the coach! Dad shared patti's observation, at which, the conductor came over to patti and prostrated! "Amma, I will be retiring next month from the railways. In all my years, I have not come across anyone who could, based on the rhythmic sound of the compartment, sense a subtle flaw! You are indeed right. The coach has an issue with the suspension and is to be changed at Arakonam."
All the years of dedicated absorption of music, a complete surrender to the Supreme Being, honesty and integrity in every aspect of life, manifested in whatever patti did or conveyed. While life around her was as normal as can be, her expressions or the lack of the same(on occasions), her subtle moves, were always picked and acted upon by all those ,around her, who could comprehend the same.
The spirit of patti, dad, mom, tha tha, Radha aunty and all those who have made our growing years, memorable, continues to provide us a lot of joy and nostalgia!
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#1441 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by kvchellappa » 07 Jun 2018, 13:59

What a personality!
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#1442 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by pattamaa » 07 Jun 2018, 21:50

Amazing... !
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#1443 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by cienu » 09 Jun 2018, 00:43

cienu wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 09:33
rshankar wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 09:32
Cienu - looks like Saregama has blocked the video as they “own” the copyright for vaishNav jantO
Thank you Ravi
I shall arrange to get it released
Released
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#1444 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by cienu » 09 Jun 2018, 00:47

RSR wrote:
06 Jun 2018, 11:20
cienu wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 09:33
rshankar wrote:
05 Jun 2018, 09:32
Cienu - looks like Saregama has blocked the video as they “own” the copyright for vaishNav jantO
Thank you Ravi
I shall arrange to get it released
The classic 'nenjukku neethiyum also is being blocked by youtube.
Kindly arange to release it.
https://sites.google.com/site/homage2ms ... -neethiyum
Dear Sri RSR

The song "nenjukku neetiyum" is part of a commercial recording which was part of the "11 Languages" L.P.

I have not made the request to Saregama
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#1445 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by RSR » 09 Jun 2018, 21:37

Dear Sri RSR
The song "nenjukku neetiyum" is part of a commercial recording which was part of the "11 Languages" L.P.
I have not made the request to Saregama
Thank you. ji.
If the song forms part of an earlier concert, Sri.Varsha_ji, can locate the tape and rip it and place it in tube. It is too great asong to be lost.
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#1446 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by Aditto » 23 Jun 2018, 11:52

Is there any Kedaram rendition of MS available?

Also, AIR has released list of songs rendered by artistes and the list has these songs available. Are they available with any one. If yes, please share

Mariveregati in Anandabhairavi
Sangeeta Gnanamu in Dhanyasi
Sankari Samkuru in Saveri
RTP in Khamboji
Karuna Samudra in Devagandhari

http://allindiaradio.gov.in/Oppurtuniti ... 0Final.pdf

I am not sure how can we request AIR to release them as commercial recordings at least.

Perhaps, cienu sir can guide us in this.
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#1447 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by CRama » 23 Jun 2018, 14:27

MS has sung Harinarayana in Kedaram with all the three charanams in many concerts. No swarams.
RTP Kambodi- I have in one or two concerts.
I think I have got Sangeeta gnanamu in one concert.
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#1448 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by RSR » 24 Jun 2018, 20:28

CRama wrote:
23 Jun 2018, 14:27
MS has sung Harinarayana in Kedaram with all the three charanams in many concerts. No swarams.
RTP Kambodi- I have in one or two concerts.
I think I have got Sangeeta gnanamu in one concert.
Dear Sir, May I request you to upload 1) sangeetha gnyanamu dhanyasi and 2) harinarayana in kedaram , in youtube and inform the rasikas of the URL? Thank you.
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#1449 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by MaheshS » 25 Jun 2018, 01:01

RSR wrote:
24 Jun 2018, 20:28
CRama wrote:
23 Jun 2018, 14:27
MS has sung Harinarayana in Kedaram with all the three charanams in many concerts. No swarams.
RTP Kambodi- I have in one or two concerts.
I think I have got Sangeeta gnanamu in one concert.
2) harinarayana in kedaram
I've uploaded this for you in archive.org, URL = https://archive.org/details/MSSHarinarayanaKedaram
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#1450 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

Post by RSR » 25 Jun 2018, 14:47

I've uploaded this for you in archive.org, URL = https://archive.org/details/MSSHarinarayanaKedaram
Mahesh Sir, Thank you very much. I have downloaded as mp3 and will try to upload to youtube soon for wider circulation. Best Regards.
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