MaNakkAl Rangarajan

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Post by coolkarni » 06 Feb 2006, 11:48

Remember the thread on Bboard on a gnb track and manakkal Srirams clarification.
last week I had a chance To visit them , on behalf of Raju Asokan(I was picking up some Manakkal Rangarajan music on his behalf )

A very pleasant visit , with the whole family standing in attendance.
They have had a lot of emails after our discussions at sangeetham and are quite happy that Internet and all the other related technology is being put to good use in showcasing the past .
for the serious rasika of manakkals Music , I can post further details of music that can be had from Sriram.(Hope I am not giving the impression of soliciting business on their behalf-please excuse me if anyone feels so.I have been listening to this music now and I sincerely feel that these should be heard by more people.)

As i entered their Home they greeted me with " so you are the guy who posted the Konakkol track and the other ones ?'

They quickly put me at ease though.They told me i was free to put up samples from these lots onto forums .

They even asked me -where are your friends from the Forum ? So I leave it to Srkris and other Chennaites to decide a date for the visit.Lots of chembai related stories guaranteed..

Manakkal Rangarajan is still active and was walking briskly around the house .I was offered photos from their collection for scanning and uploads as well.

So i will post here from my earlier stock of music that I had plus samples from this bunch
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cmlover
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Post by cmlover » 06 Feb 2006, 11:52

Dear coolkarni

is it possible to get the source where the concerts of MaNakkaal can be obtained commercially? It will be nice to have a distributer at NA so that they can be obtained easily without a hazzle!
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Post by vasanthakokilam » 06 Feb 2006, 13:05

CML, I am glad you asked. Not that I have any news that you can use readily on that front, but in the bboard when mANakkal music was discussed, I exchanged an email with Sriram that he should consider putting the music up at the paid download sites.

I did some research on this last year, I wanted to see if my guru's concert recordings can be made available there which can get some income for him since he is having great financial difficulties. iTunes referred me to some twenty other consolidator services that feed music to them from such independent artists. In my Guru's case, they could not deal with me since I do not have the copyright. So it has temporarily come to a standstill.

But in Sriram's case, he should be able to do this. Coolkarniji, if you like you can encourage Sriram to do this and may be help out in preparing the recordings in terms of noise reduction etc. I can share with you the details I have. It is still not trivial or straight forward, he needs to find one of those services to take him seriously but it is definitely worth a try.

On the other hand, looking forward to some samples that are on offer now!!
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coolkarni
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Post by coolkarni » 06 Feb 2006, 16:36

VK
the recordings are already in excellent shape.
Sriram has got it done in a studio at a considerable expense.He will definitely need some help -directions that you can offer , in terms of sharing that music.
Otherwise I think the most suitable way for any one of us interested here is to mail him directly and ask for further directions.I will put up his email id tomorrow.

But before that I will give you all details of the recordings.
From memory I can quote two
album 1 : presentation of RTP in khamboji - he titles it as tala with both hands ..almost like a lec dem
album 2.Nandanar charitram with subbudu on the harmonium

Mostly from the concerts of 70s.
I wil also try and request Sriram to participate here ..
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Post by cmlover » 06 Feb 2006, 20:28

It will be nice to have Sriram online here!
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Post by cmlover » 07 Feb 2006, 01:14

vk

Let us get the laya team on board! It will be nice to discuss maNakkaal in that context as coolkarni is likely to post his laya wizardry and if we can get sriram to enlighten us on the subtle points; it will be divine!
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abadri
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Post by abadri » 07 Feb 2006, 01:52

Kji, thank you for opening this thread.

Would certainly like to get the details on how to obtain more of Shri Manakkal's music.

Shri Sriram had made a tentative first post, on the sangeetham bboard
thanking rasikas for their interest in his dad's music, when the bboard
went down!! Would be great if we could get Shri Sriram to participate here
to continue those discussions, as well as get details on how to obtain
Shri Rangarajan's music.

> Remember the thread on Bboard on a gnb track and manakkal Srirams clarification.
Here's the track that was the seed for that discussion
[rapidshare link deleted]

And here is the track that hooked me on to Shri Rangarajan's music first,
(thanks of course to Raju sir as always!) - a wondeful SankarABaraNam for
the ages (rAgam, tAnam, followed by MD's dakSiNAmUrtE)
[rapidshare links deleted]

Looking forward to more samples and hopefully Shri Sriram's participation :)

Thanks
-Badri
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Post by venkatpv » 07 Feb 2006, 05:06

awesome awesome shankarabharanam!!! violin sounds chowdiah-ish??
gimme more!!!! :rolleyes:
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Post by abadri » 07 Feb 2006, 07:44

Venkat, the info I've tells me that the violinist is V Sethuramiah, Chowdiah's student.
We'll give you half a point for getting the school right! ;)
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Post by cmlover » 07 Feb 2006, 07:53

Badri
That shankarabharanam is simply awesome! Is the mridangist Tanjore Upendran? I would love see our laya specialists doing an analysis1
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Post by venkatpv » 07 Feb 2006, 08:19

oh thanks badri :P
i could hear the double string :D
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Post by abadri » 08 Feb 2006, 00:55

Badri
That shankarabharanam is simply awesome! Is the mridangist Tanjore Upendran? I would love see our laya specialists doing an analysis1
Full-list of accompaniments
Manakkal Natarajan, Padma Rangarajan (vocal support)
V Sethuramiah (violin)
Tanjore Upendran (mridangam)
R Gurumurthy (ghatam)

With Upndran sir on mridangam, it's a pity that Param's going to be
out of station for the next fortnight! :|
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coolkarni
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Post by coolkarni » 08 Feb 2006, 08:40

a sample from the new bunch - as promised

http://s39.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1ZUJ ... WGFDIKVQY5

Badri.. I have problems with rapidshare.Does not upload any track.Wonder why.
Since yousend it allows only few download, Do you mind converting this to a rapidshare track ?
Thanks in advance.
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abadri
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Post by abadri » 08 Feb 2006, 09:34

Kji, here's the rapidshare link for Manakkal's Vatapi
[rapidshare link deleted]
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Post by param » 08 Feb 2006, 10:07

Badri
That shankarabharanam is simply awesome! Is the mridangist Tanjore Upendran? I would love see our laya specialists doing an analysis1
Lord Ram,

I am a mere vanara - still trying to find a suitable name for myself - by no means a laya specialist - wonder if vanaras ever got into layam - Nandi was a specialist is what I am given to understand :rolleyes:

I am reminded of the days at School when I have won the fancy dress competition for a straight seven years playing the role of none other than the Great Vanara - Hanuman :lol:

Abadri - you are partly right - I will be on vacation but will be in the ashram of Sabari for a while (trying to receive a part of the fruits collected for Lord Ram) and will definitely try and put up an analysis - my father will be with me - so a more detailed analysis is sure to be up for the reading of my brethen vanaras :lol:

Thanks for all the support I am receiving - it really encourages me to venture into new areas.......
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coolkarni
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Post by coolkarni » 08 Feb 2006, 10:32

the second and last sample from the bunch of music at srirams place.

Here is a link for your reference:
http://s52.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2655 ... 27H0TN0IT2
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Post by abadri » 08 Feb 2006, 10:57

the second and last sample from the bunch of music at srirams place.

Here is a link for your reference:
http://s52.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2655 ... 27H0TN0IT2
rapidshare link:- [rapidshare link deleted]
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coolkarni
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Post by coolkarni » 08 Feb 2006, 13:07

any suggestions as to why i might be having problems with rapid.
after i click the upload button, i do not get the status line ( % kb uploaded and the bar that keeps growing until 100 %)
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Post by drshrikaanth » 08 Feb 2006, 15:52

Coolkarni
I have faced a similar problem. Apart from the inconvenience of not knowing where things are, it doesnt matter as the uploading still takes place and you will get a link at the end. When it finishes, it still shows the message "uploading complte. Scroll down for the links". Initially I had thought that perhaps this too may have now been restricted to premium uses. But now that you are facing the same, I guess it is a generic problem.
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Post by meena » 09 Feb 2006, 00:15

Kji

i faced the same prob now, no status bar. BUT no prob with the u/l (knock on wood)
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Post by mantra » 09 Feb 2006, 00:35

Coolkarni Sir,
I am listening to the Vatapi by Manakkal sir, classic rendition. I wish we could get to hear more of this great man. He has a great voice too.
Is the violin Chowdiah by any chance? Do you also know the mridangist
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Post by coolkarni » 09 Feb 2006, 09:12

album 1
sobillu-marivere(anandabhairavi)-neepadamule(navarasakanada)-bhavanutha-accomp-kandadevi-sriram-alangudi
album2
khamboji rtp -(titled thalam with both hands)-with sriram
album3
siddhi vinayakam-brovabarama-thaye idu tarunam(panthuvarali)
album4
anandanatamduvar-bhavanutha (elaborate)accomp sethuramiah-sriram-shyamsundar
album5
nandanar charitram -with subbudu
album 6
kamalapthakula-kripaya palaya-emanadichivo(SAHANA !!!!)-sriramajayarama(y'khamboji)
album7
nagumomu-raghuvamsha-ninnuvina(navarasakanada)nennerunchi-kaa vaa vaa
accomp-chowd-madurai kr iyengar
album 8
sree raghukula-sankaree nee-appan avadharitha-sree ramam(narayanagowla)
coimb dakshin-madras kannan
album 9
vathapi-tsalagala- evaroora
album 10
mahalxmi-niravathi-swaragasudha-karthika balanai-meragathulachi rara(aana)-malarin(ragamalika)-thiruvasagam(manickavasagar)=mangalam

sriram can be contacted -for the albums-at
[email protected]
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Post by meena » 09 Feb 2006, 10:00

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Post by cmlover » 09 Feb 2006, 10:45

Thanks coolkarni/meena !
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Post by srkris » 09 Feb 2006, 12:10

Oh sorry I didnt see these threads earlier... regardless of Chembai related stuff, I would like to accompany you on your next visit to their home... I will be free at home upto Monday i.e 13th February, so it would be nice to meet them on or before Monday, if possible.

Others who may want to accompany us are welcome, subject to Shri Kulkarni's assent.
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