Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Rasiklal Andharia • Marwa, Darbari Kanada 1985


Rasiklal Andharia 
• Marwa, Darbari Kanada 
EMI India - ECSD 2991 - P.1985



Side A

Raga Marwa [21'05]
- Piya More Anat Des - Khyal Vilambit - Jhoomra Taal
- Aeri Ae Maan Aawan Ke Sajan - Khayal Drut - Triltal


Side B

Raga Darbari Kanada  [23'04]
- Ae Mori Aali - Khyal Madhyalaya - Jhaptal
- Piya Ab Nahin Mane - Khyal Drut - Ektal


Shashikant Mulye, tablas

There will surely be many more posts on the Dagar family a few more are waiting in line but lets have something else for a change. Here is a singer I enjoy very much. Unfortunately like so often there is very little to find in ways of recordings. This is the only vinyl I know of and it is another find from one of the excursions in the murky recesses of the back room of the Panchamkauns editorial office. This and a also a CD titled Nirmal, and some clips on youtube are all I have heard.  if there are some more that you know of maybe you could tell me in the comments where to look and for what!

It is very hard to even turn up any information about him on the web so you are more than welcome to help! Apart from the recurring statement on various sites "info needed" these two items below are the only ones I have come up with and unfortunately this time there is virtually nothing to be learned from the record sleeve!

Rasiklal Govindji Andharia,  (b. 13.10.1931-) from Bhavanagar, Gujarat of the Kirana gharana, had his musical training from his father Babulal Andharia. Rasiklalji started his concerts at the age of 16 and captured many musiclovers hearts with his mellifluos voice.
(I am sure panchamkauns will love the "no frills, yet captivating wording here!)

Andharia, Rasiklal Govindji, b. 13.10.1931, 
M.Mus. Vocalist: Hindustani, khayal of Kirana Gharana.
Studied with Babulal G. Andharia.
Address: "Prerana,"
Plot No. 551-B, Sir Pattani Road,
Bhavanagar (Gujarat)


From "Who's Who of Indian Musicians" - 2nd edition (1984)


Fortunately my good friend Arvind, who has better skills and more patience sifting through the webs of the net, found this information for us!

The late Pt. Rasiklal Andharia came of a music-loving family from Gujarat. He was actively encouraged by his father in his musical pursuit. It was, however, his elder brother, Pandit Babulal Andharia, a scholar-musician, who gave the initial lessons in Classical Music. Thus Rasiklalji, in the manner of a true artiste gifted with talent and genius, forged ahead on his own. In this sense he can well be regarded as a self-taught musician. Even so, Rasiklalji's music bore the clear impress of the gayaki of the late Ustad Amir Khan. This is reflected in the way he could blend a plenitude of melodic and rhythmic virtues in his singing. What is more, his rich, sonorous voice had an uncanny emotional depth and enduring appeal - all of which often reminded the listener of the great Ustad.

The above is from this HMV Cassette of his music:

HMV/RPG STC 850312 
AIR Recordings 
Recorded 20/10/1974 

Shripad Nageshkar (tabla) 
Vasanti Mhapsekar (harmonium) 

Thank you very much Arvind!



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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

try

http://sarangi.info/?s=rasiklal+andharia

bolingo69 said...

Thank you anonymous.
Funny, just before your comment here I tried a link from the summer collection of Aftab Datta 2009.
But that link was dead!
I'll check these and see if I get any luckier!
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Here are some links

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=2c219c6849e709688c9e7c56ba37815fda4affcb325a516f#0,1

Giri Mandi said...

Oh, my! One of my favorite singers, and I also was badly short of infos. Thanks!
Anonymous' link seems expired, but try this:

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=2c219c6849e709688c9e7c56ba37815fda4affcb325a516f

In Dr Ashfaq's enormous casket you can find many Rasitlalji's gems: mainly in the Kirana folder, but scattered elsewhere too; the search engine definitely helps.
Please don't miss the enchanting rendering of the marvelous dadra in Kirwani "Tore bina mohe chain nahin", it's really a breathtaking short manifesto of the melodical & rhytmical skills of the maestro, in pure Kirana style!

Giri Mandi said...

Ops! Sorry! I meant:

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=2c219c6849e709688c9e7c56ba37815fda4affcb325a516f

Giri Mandi said...

Very sorry. I don't know what's happening, maybe it's too long? Or is it just my browser? Anyway you should add to the previous links this last little bit:

325a516f

bolingo69 said...

Thank you Giri Mandi!
Don't worry the link works fine and I am familiar with the holistic giant folders but I always seem to feel like drowning in there ;-) I have a big big problem when files are mamed in capital letters and underscores even to the point of vertigo! Silly me ;-)

Search function worked fine however and I am now in possession of several new pieces to listen to! Thank you very much. Now if we could also find the recording dates for some of those files... I would feel much more safe. Also we do not have a date yet when he passed away. Some mention that he was still rather young when he left the earthly stages...

Giri Mandi said...

Oh, thank's God, I was geting crazy with that metamorphic and elusive link!

Hahaha! Holistic's archive is absolutely mind blowing and vertigos generating ! But God bless the precious doctor :)

Tore Bina Mohe Cain Nahin, "without You there's no peace for me" in Kirwani is a true masterpiece! And late night is its perfect time!

Peace!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Bo for the recording of Pt Rasiklalji.

Also, thanks to Giri for more finds.

Are any recordings of Pt. Amarnath (a senior disciple of Ustad Amir Khan Sahab) available. Pls do share them if available!

Many thanks again to Bo for the wonderful Hindustani Khayal Collection !

ps.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Bo for the recording of Pt Rasiklalji.

Also, thanks to Giri for more finds.

Are any recordings of Pt. Amarnath (a senior disciple of Ustad Amir Khan Sahab) available. Pls do share them if available!

Many thanks again to Bo for the wonderful Hindustani Khayal Collection !

ps.

arvind said...

One of the lesser known masters...so much depth in his singing! Thanks again and again, dear bo and Panchamkauns!

Giri Mandi said...

So much depth, and amazing sweetness in the tar saptak!

panchamkauns said...

Really happy to see so many people appreciate this great singer!

Anonymous: Yes, there are four CDs of Pandit Amanarnath, on Underscore Records.

Janas said...

Thanks a lot!