- Raga Lalat - Raga Malkauns
EMI India - EALP 1278 - P.1963
A1 Ghatan Lagi Rain - Lalat - Teental 4'19
A2 Haan Re Daiya - Todi - Teental 3'23
A3 Devi Durge - Kukubh Bilawal - Jhaptal 4'33
A4 Mare Dere Aao - Desi - Teental 4'38
A5 Jaat Kahan Ho - Bhairavii - Deepchandi 3'31
B1 Preeetam Saiyan - Lalita Gouri - Teental 4'43
B2 Nevar Baju Re - Nat Kamod - Teental 4'22
B3 Maan Na Kari - Goud Malhar - Teental 4'23
B4 Main San Meet - Malkauns - Teental 4'10
There are so many wonderful artists I would have loved to post already and after the comment I made in previous post it sometimes feels as if they are all overdue. It will come as a surprise to no one that one of my first loves of Hindustani female vocal was Kesarbai introduced to me by a very good friend who passed on already long ago. I may have mentioned her already in one of my first posts. Yet, I have not had the decency to post anything by her so far. This record, or at least the music on it, may already be in possession by most of you, and so it should, but in case of an unfortunate possibility that it has still been missed by one or two, this shortcoming has now at long last been remedied.
This is one of the very first records I heard of any Hindustani vocal and that I have played the most in seventies. Very soon, I also just have to fix the flagrant Paluskar deficiency we have been suffering from here.
(b Goa, 13 July 1892; d 1977).
North Indian vocalist. She was attracted to devotional music as a child and began her training at the age of seven with Abdul Karim Khan of the Kirana gharānā. She later studied with Barkatullah Khan, the court sitār player in Mysore and Patiala, and Bhaskar Rao Bakhle of the Agra gharānā, and, most significantly in terms of musical style, with Ustad Alladiya Khan (1920–46), who stipulated that she should always sing with him at concerts. She remained with him until his death in 1946, when her solo career began. She inherited the style of Alladiya Khan, including melismatic tān in performances of khayāl and a preference for improvisation in Tīntāl. She also sang thumrī.
Kesarbai in Concert
Padharinath Kale, harmonium, & her brother Pt. Yeshwantrao Kerkar, tabla
She was dubbed (Sur śrī) in 1938 by Rabindranath Tagore and was known thereafter as ‘Queen of Music’. In 1953 she received the President’s Award for Hindustani Vocal Music from the Sangeet Natak Akademi, and in January 1969 she was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India.
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