Here are two more french 10-inch lps from “Le Club Francais du Disque” featuring Deben Bhattacharya recordings.
The first one is called “Rythmes et Mélodies d’Iran” and includes instrumental tunes (played on string instruments like the Setar, Tar and Santur and drums like the Zarb) and some folk love songs and ballads.
Here are two french 10-inch lps from “Le Club Francais du Disque” (issued, I believe, around the end of the 1950’s, or beginning of the 1960’s) which features Deben Bhattacharya’s recordings. The first one is called “Ryhtmes et Meélodies du monde gitan” and is a sample of gypsy music from around the world. There’s a bit of everything in this 30 minutes tour of the gypsy world: Dance tunes, songs and romances, Hungarian Café music, a church service, flamenco guitar,snake charmer music, etc…. You’ll hear bits of music from Roumania, Hungary, Yugoslavia, France, Andalusia, India and Bulgaria.
Maybe one of the best disc of the whole World Library collection, the “India” volume is a wonderful sample of folk music mostly from the north of India recorded by Alain Danielou in the 1950’s (i believe). Danielou was a great specialist of Indian music and culture. He studied Indian classical music in Varanasi (Benares) and was one of the first to collect and introduce Indian music to western countries. On this record, we have an opportunity to hear some examples of “folk” indian music, which is different from the more well-known “classical” music.
–Click here to learn more about Alain Danielou and his work