Monday, February 7, 2011

Chants et Danses Populaires du Bengale - recorded by Deben Bhattacharya



Chants et Danses Populaires du Bengale
Documents sonores recueilles et enregistrés par Deben Bhattacharya
Bôite à Musique - BAM LD 076 - P.1964


Side A

A1 Paus Barban (chant de paysans) 4'14
A2 Bhatiali (chant de bateliers) 5'23
A3 Chant et danse Baul 7'10
A4 Jhumur (danse de Printemps) 4'34
A5 Sari Gan (chant de rameurs) 2'19


Side B

B1 Chant du Ramayana (par les Santals) 2'38
B2 Chant de fete de Badhna 4'14
B3 Kali kacha nritya (danse de Kali) 6'57
B4 Vaishnava Giti (chant de dévotion) 4'02
B5 Jari Gan (chœur d'enfents et tambour) 4'20
B6 Dhali nritya (danse de bâtons) 2'28

Here is another post of some very interesting recordings made by Deben Bhattacharya in the early sixties. Several of these are of music traditions he would come back to with regular intervals. The sleeve notes also by him are unfortunately only in french. Still rather more accessible than some of the coming albums where very informative and longer texts by him are mostly in swedish. Well, there is always the aid of automatic translation for the languages we do not have immediate access to, at least as long as we don't make any typos.



10 comments:

Art of Peace Collective said...

More! Yay! More! More! *faints*

bolingo69 said...

Ha ha ha!
There will be more as soon as tomorrow!

WOO DOPS said...

Great, can't wait to hear this! Great scans aswell...been trying myself and it's very difficult! especially text alignment. Any tips?

bolingo69 said...

Woo Dops,

I am using a good digital camera and a photo reproduction setup similar to what you use for transferring positive slides but bigger... Remote control for the shooting and then pick a bunch of LP's and fire away...

to get an idea look here:
http://www.photoinfos.com/Fotolabor/Repro/repro-003.jpg

Then I edit in photoshop and straighten the pictures and use some other favourite filters and functions. Very simple really, but takes a lot of time. Still it beats scanning an then editing the scans!

WOO DOPS said...

Bolingo...That is a great set up....will have to try something similar. Use of a tripod, figuring out the right light source maybe the problem..but I don't have the patience to scan...btw listened earlier today to this very beautiful album...Thanks

bolingo69 said...

Make sure you get a correct angle to what you are photographing. I use a level or bubble pass app in my iPhone ... then about the light the 100 ISO on any grey day is perfect and then just auto brightness and auto contrast in photoshop is mostly fin, and if not start tweaking from there. Avoid sunligth and electric light. with digital cameras it is even better to take photos in darkness ;-) and with a fixed camera you do not have to worry about slow shutterspeeds... Hope that helps any and really you do NOT need a fancu support for your camera like the one I am using any good "joint" adapter (sorry I don't know the english terms) like what Manfrotto or cheaper Welbon and others make are just find as long as you find something stable to fix it to and make sure the level and angle is correct . Too close makes "bulging squares" and slanted makes you correct it with the transform warp effect in photoshop or similar...

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bolingo69 said...

Must be a problem your side! The link is good here and from a friends computer as well! Please try later many successful downloads already Including the two made only minutes ago. Files are also unacking without a hitch!