Continuing with the Music Pakistan CD Box Set, today we share the playable part of Vol. 53. If you’ve followed this blog and are aware of the Music Pakistan Box Set you’ll know that about 7 of the original CDs were very poorly reproduced. To the point of being unlistenable. Some tracks were so corrupted by clicks and cracks and other distortion, they rendered the music completely unlistenable. Other tracks simply don’t play.
And sadly, this is the case for this volume. Of the 10 tracks only 4 are not completely damaged. Luckily, they include a complete rendition of Raga Bhopali and a few other morsels. Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan himself needs no introduction to lovers of Hindustani gayaki. Claimed by both India and Pakistan as a native son (and both are true!) Bade Ghulam Ali Khansahib is truly the Big Man of classical Hindustani vocal singing of the first half of the 20th century.
I’ve included a complete set list below but remember, only the first four tracks are presentable. I’ve also had to improvise a cover for the CD as the original is missing as well.
With those (hopefully acceptable caveats) I present to you volume 53 of Music Pakistan Box Set.
53-01 Raag Bhopali – Tit Bitat Ghan
53-02 Raag Peelo – Saiyaan Bolo
53-03 Raag Kamode – Chadde Mora Aanchal
53-04 Raag Peelo Thumri – Kankar Maar Jagaiye
53-05 Raag Kajri – Nainan Morey Taras Gayay
53-06 Raag Kedara – Naveli Naar
53-07 Raag Gujri Todi – Bhor Bhai Tori
53-08 Raag Paraj – Latkhat Chalat
53-09 Raag Malkauns – Mandir Dekh
53-10 Raag Jaijaivanti – Un Ki