Friday, March 11, 2011

Madurai Mani Iyer - Carnatic Classical Vocal - 1965

Madurai Mani Iyer - Carnatic Vocal Telugu & Sanskrit Classical

EMI Columbia 33 ESX 6004 - P.1965

Side A

A1 Seethapathe Kamas 11'45
A2 Samjavaragamana - Hindholam - Telugu 9'10

Side B

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!


ajnabi1957 said...

Thank you very much for this. I was born in Madurai way back when Iyer appa was at his peak. I'll look forward to celebrating your good news with him singing.

lord haw haw said...

congratulations, may your family remain in good health and good cheer.

Anonymous said...

The best of my love to you, jee! Thanks!!!

sotise said...

thank you for this wonderous record , truly beautiful.. , hope you are well ... may your grand child prosper and be psycho-spiritually endowed.

bolingo69 said...

Thank you all for your kind felicitations! Best I could think of was just one more sweet Mani Iyer! Next post is more of the good music for you!

bamsalakadi said...

Sweet, sweet sounds, Mani Iyer is so good. Thank you as always, bolingo, for expanding our musical horizons and showing us a glimpse of musics that are hardly even represented on the internet.

You do us a great service!

arvind said...

Bolingo, great news! Congratulations from all of us here on being blessed with a grandson! We wish the baby a long and fulfilling life!

We just found this LP some days back, but as always, its good to have a rip from you. Thank you very much!

Unknown said...

thank you!