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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.

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The next lp is called “Rythmes et Mélodies de l’Inde Classique” and features instrumental music and songs from North and South India.

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-For the french readers, you can click here to read the liner notes for the two lps in Pdf format

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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.



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-For french readers, click here to see the booklet in pdf format

The second lp is called “Rythmes et Mélodies du Bengale” and is a sampler of Bengali music, including work songs, drumming and stick dance, religious songs and Ragas…

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-For french readers, click here to see the booklet in pdf format

-Don’t forget to check the wonderful blog “Anthem for the nation of Luobanyia” for more Deben Bhattacharya lps.

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1.Tritala (drums)

2.Kajli (Oboe and Drums)

3.Bhatili (Strings, drums and bells)

4.Bhajan (Song for women, flute and strings)

5.Mayanamotir Gan (Chorus, drums, flute, strings and cymbals)

6.Jhumur (Flute and drums)

7.Baul Song

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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.

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India side 1

India side 2



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India-Raga Kaphi

Today’s track:Sanai Gath-Raga Kaphi

From “Music of the world’s peoples”

Issued by Folkways Records

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India-Turaiyur M. Rajagopala Sarma

Today’s track:Unnaippol part 1-Turaiyur M Rajagopala Sarma  and Part 2

From “Music of India:Traditionnal & classical”

Issued by Folkways Records

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