Here is the first LP from an excellent series of 4 LP's by the Hindustani singer Amir Khan, with some of the best singing that one can possibly wish to hear. I will follow this post with the remaining three LP's and then some. I am sure you will not be malcontent. Fortunately there are some more hours recorded of this brilliant artist.
Bade Ghulam Ali Khan - (From the Archives of Radio Pakistan)
EMI - His Masters Voice - LKDR-1 - (No date)
A1 Raag Bhopali - Khyal in adachautala & Tarana in teen taal
B1 Raag Kamod - teen taal
B2 Pahadi - popular folk composition in Kaherva taal
"These three items were obtained from the original recordings made by Radio Pakistan and were edited under the supervision of Munnawar Ali Khan, able son of late Bade Ghulam Ali Khan"
This is what we can read on the record sleeve. However it is also true that this is a Pakistan pressing, and the time this record was made, it usually meant that the quality of the pressing was inferior to that of the indian pressings. The record is in mint condition only played a couple of times and it is still rather full of hiss and clicks because of the bad pressing. I usually don't filter much but I did a bit more for this one as I absolutely love Bade Ghulamn Ali Khan since the first time I heard him in back the sicxties when beginning to try to understand the rich traditions of classical singing. I find the Bhopali khyal to be most enjoyable even though there are some passages that strain the ear some. Fortunately the Kamod has fared a bit better and the pressing is not so bad for that piece. I hope you will enjoy it nevertheless for the good music it brings. I will post some more Bade Ghulam Ali Khan in the coming period so you will get to hear many delightful pieces by this great master!