Madurai Mani Iyer - Carnatic Vocal Telugu & Sanskrit Classical
EMI Columbia 33 ESX 6004 - P.1965
A1 Seethapathe Kamas 11'45
A2 Samjavaragamana - Hindholam - Telugu 9'10
B1 Kamalambam Hajare - Kalyani - Sanskrit 20'35
T.N. Krishnan, violin
Vellore Ramabhadran, mirudhangam
Another of my beloved South indian male voices is Mani Iyer, Madura in this case also indicating "sweet" and not only a reference to the city Madurai. He is indeed sweet and his intense glow is also something that feeds me a lot of energy! Hope you like him as much as I do! This post is in celebration of my new grandchild a boy born yesterday, he already has an older sister so I guess he will be fine even though it is a hard world! When celebrating life I think only Carnatic music works well enough for me so this is a very special album ;-)
The "sweet voice" of Madurai Mani Iyer in concert!
Madurai Mani Iyer (Tamil: மதுரை மணி ஐயர்) (October 25, 1912–1968) was a Carnatic music singer, who was famous for his unique style. He was one of the most highly celebrated carnatic vocalists during the first half of the 20th century. He was renowned for his adept skills at singing kalpana swarams, neraval, and raga alapana. His music continues to be highly regarded today.
Here are some links from this webpage, dedicated to him and his art and with lots of information and anecdotes!