S. Rajam - greatness that defies labels

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#26 S. Rajam

Post by rajeshnat » 30 Apr 2019, 12:44

Lalitharam Ramachandran has special adulation for all the 360 degree facets of vidwan S Rajam. He is putting everyday a krithi of S Rajam so many many rare songs, done 80 plus as of now . S Rajam has learnt from MMI and papanasam Sivan .I have not had that much recording music of S Rajam.

S Rajam facet of singing vivadhi melakartha krithis are a great treasure . There is surely a texture of GNB voice sareeram with S Rajam and when he speaks i hear bit more of his junior Madurai GS Mani . Lalitharam putting rare clips is making me hear him far more attentively, he surely has nija bhakthi.

This song is quite a head turner for me that too hearing manavati swaras , aurally manavati being 5th melakartha is close to slightly more popular 4th melakartha vanaspathi . This recording is bit aged S Rajam Sir , i also heard few more of his where his voice is young which are few notches higher.

Any case hear this lovely musically brilliant mind with S Rajam.
Nijabhakthi (R,S) - manavati - Koteeswara Iyer

https://youtu.be/OGPYM3UfVQc?t=520
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#27 Re: S. Rajam - greatness that defies labels

Post by rajeshnat » 30 Apr 2019, 13:07

This is a perhaps a more relatively young S Rajam sir recording of his tour in 1980's. I feel when hearing this as though GNB thought let me slow down and only stick to madhaymakAlam and not move an inch.One can just say GNB is just recuperating after few days of fever as S Rajam. This raga has so much oomph .

Himagiri tanayE (R N S T) - suddha dhanyasi - HMB. I have not heard a neraval in this krithi till i heard this rendition.
https://youtu.be/I5NFx9YIo7I?t=863

All on S Rajam youtube uploads is tagged with #Rajam100
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... 23Rajam100
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#28 Re: S. Rajam - greatness that defies labels

Post by rajeshnat » 30 Apr 2019, 13:47

I picked himagiri tanaye being a fast song just out of curiosity to hear a generally "brimming brigas approach" which is not S Rajam Sir's forte. Then picked a sanskrit composition of Dikshitar which is just the madhymakAla sweetspot, what voice throw and steadiness in every sanskrit phrase . Also this song has a more responsive mrudangam artist (may I know who is that Lalitharam??). With his aural tonal and haunting dwijavanthi one can visualize all the trinity paintings without even seeing that.

akhilAndeshwari (S) - dwijAvanthi - MD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFJ56XQ5FLs
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#29 Re: S. Rajam - greatness that defies labels

Post by parivadini » 30 Apr 2019, 15:29

rajeshnat wrote:
30 Apr 2019, 13:47
I picked himagiri tanaye being a fast song just out of curiosity to hear a generally "brimming brigas approach" which is not S Rajam Sir's forte. Then picked a sanskrit composition of Dikshitar which is just the madhymakAla sweetspot, what voice throw and steadiness in every sanskrit phrase . Also this song has a more responsive mrudangam artist (may I know who is that Lalitharam??). With his aural tonal and haunting dwijavanthi one can visualize all the trinity paintings without even seeing that.

akhilAndeshwari (S) - dwijAvanthi - MD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFJ56XQ5FLs
Rajesh - the mridangam artist is none other the great C.S.Murugabhoopathi
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#30 Re: S. Rajam - greatness that defies labels

Post by rajeshnat » 30 Apr 2019, 16:50

Lalitharam
If possible can you also put the available accompaniment information as part of youtube itself please. Any luck wherein you have recordings with PSP , PMI, Palakkad Raghu with S Rajam Sir .
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#31 Re: S. Rajam - greatness that defies labels

Post by parivadini » 01 May 2019, 07:17

Rajesh,
Unfortunately, I don't have any recordings where the three greats have played for S.Rajam.
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