Friday, January 27, 2012

Lata Mangeshkar - Meera Bhajans

FLAC:   Side A   Side B
320 kbps MP3
Mediafire deleted these links.

Side A
01. Sanvaro Nandnandan
02. Kinun Sang Khelun Holi
03. Mhara Re Giridhar Gopal
04. Thane Kanee Kanee Sunava

Side B
01. Maee Mhano Supnama Parnare Dinanath
02. Oji Hari Kit Gaye
03. Ramaiya Bin Nind Na Aave
04. Sanvara Mari Preet

Today we have the magnificent Lata Mangeshkar singing Bhajans (Indian devotional songs).  This stuff really speaks for itself.  Mad props to His Master's Voice for cutting the j-card crooked.

Here is a sample from track 6:
Lata (1/27/12) Tr.6 Sample by tapesssss

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Phong Nguyen - Traditional Music of Vietnam

FLAC:   Side A   Side B

Side A
01. Luu-Thuy, Binh-Ban
02. Kim-Tien
03. Hanh-Van
04. Phu-Luc-Chan
05. Thon Vi-Da
06. Nam Ai
07. Dem Buon
08. Qua Cau Gio Bay

Side B
09. Ba-Nha Tu-Ky
10. Tri-Am Tu-Ong-Ngo
11. Van-Thien-Tuong
12. Ngu Doi Ha
13. Ngam-Ngui
14. Ly Chim Quyen

This shit is bananas.  Phong Nguyen is a professor from Vietnam that specializes in traditional music and is a performer himself.  This tape is a recording of him with an ensemble of musicians on various traditional Vietnamese instruments.  I may have totally butchered the track splits since there are long pauses within songs.

Here is a sample from track 9:

Friday, January 20, 2012

S. Maridi Dkk. - Tari Merak

FLAC:   Side A   Side B

Side A
01. Tari Merak
02. Beksan Lambangsih
03. Beksan Prawirawatang

Side B
04. Tari Kelinci
05. Beksan Wanara
06. Rantaya

Beautiful gamelan music from Indonesia today.  There is more information about which musicians are doing what on the j-card but I don't understand what any of the abbreviations are supposed to mean.  This release is about an hour of solid music.  The insert doesn't say anything about the year it was made or recorded.

Note: halfway through side B there is some crazy tape hiss action.

Here is a sample from track 2:

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Mohammed Rafi & Asha Bhosle – Anmol Rattan

Flac:   Side A   Side B

Side A
01. Aaja Panchhi Akela Hai
02. Diwana Mastana Hua Dil
03. Zameen Se Hamen Aasman Par
04. Abhi Na Jao Chhod Kar
05. Main Soya Ankhiyan Meeche
06. Bahut Shukriya Badi Meharbani
07. Yeh Ab Aap Sochiye

Side B
08. Yeh Raat Yeh Fizayen
09. Chand Sa Mukhda
10. Dhalti Jaye Raat
11. Yeh Khamoshiyan Yeh Tanhaiyan
12. Isharon Isharon Mein Dil Lene Wale
13. Aap Se Maine Meri Jaan
14. Raat Ke Hamsafar

Here we have an excellent compilation of duets performed by the great Asha Bhosle and Mohammed Rafi between 1957 and 1967.  For more information about the composers, lyricists, and the movies that the songs come from, check the info card inside the download.  This cassette is the first of many to be posted here from the "His Master's Voice" label.  I have about 20-30 Bollywood soundtracks from that label, mostly from the 60s and 70s.

Here is a sound sample from track 5:


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mayada El-Hennawy - Singer of the Generation

FLAC:   Side A    Side B

Side A
1. El Hob Elli Kan (The Love That Was)
     Lyricist and composer: Baligh Hamdi

Side B
2. A'mel Eh (What Do I Do?)
     Lyricist: Sayed Morsi, Composer: Baligh Hamdi

This tape is unbelievable.  It's the first I've heard of Mayada El-Hennawy and it certainly won't be the last.  Best $2 I ever spent at the record store.  Big thanks to daretelayam for the translation.  Enjoy!  Here's a quick sample from side A:

Mayada (1/18/12) Side A Sample by tapesssss