Alan Lomax, Alain Daniélou ‎– India

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Columbia Masterworks ‎– SL-215, Columbia Masterworks ‎– KL-215
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Side I - Band 1
A1 Raghunatha Prasanna* Dhun
Khurdak – MotilalShanai [1st] – Raghunatha, Prasanna*Shanai [2nd] – KanhaiyalalShanai [3rd] – Durga Prasad
A2 Kedarnath Kajarï
Backing Vocals [Chorus] – Jattu, Raja (8), SitaramComposed By – Munni LalCymbal [Jhori] – MotilalDholak – Kalka PrasadVocals – Kedarnath
Spiral. Band 2
A3 Nanku and Bachau Viraha (Milkman's Traditional Song)
Drum [Nagara] – Unknown ArtistVocals – Bachau, Nanku
A4 Mundan, Harilal and Ramavatara Ahir Dance
Drum [Dukkar] – HarilalDrum [Nagara] – MundanGong [Kasavar] – Ramavatara
Spiral. Band 3
A5 Muhammad Usman, Raza and Saukat Ali Kawali (Shahadat)
Dholak – Rahamat UllahVocals – Muhammad Usman, Saukat AliVocals, Harmonium – Raza (4)
A6 Haripada Devanatha Baul
Vocals, Dutar – Haripada Devanatha
A7 Mahadeva Giri and Munna Giri Bhajana
Bones [Karatala, Wooden Clappers] – Unknown ArtistEktare – Unknown ArtistTambourine [Chang] – Unknown ArtistVocals – Mahadeva Giri, Munna Giri
Spiral. Band 4
A8 Members Of A Tribe Of Gonds* Gond Song
Side II - Band 1
B1 Raghunatha Prasanna* Thumri
Flute [Tippera] – Raghunatha Prasanna*Khurdak – MotilalVeena [Drone] – Unknown Artist
Spiral. Band 2
B2 Satyavolu Madhava Rao Raga Kamavardhani
Veena – Satyavolu Madhava Rao
Spiral. Band 3
B3 Narayana Das Mishra Gat
Sarangi – Narayana Das MishraTabla – Shyam Lal
Spiral. Band 4
B4 Swami D.R. Parvatikar Svaramandala (Folk Harp)
Svara Mandala – Swami D.R. Parvatikar
Spiral. Band 5
B5 T.M. Krishnaswamy Iyer Alwar Song
Reeds [Drone] – Unknown ArtistTambura – Unknown ArtistVocals – P.R. Balasubramanyam, T.M. Krishnaswamy Iyer
Spiral. Band 6
B6 Drum And Cymbal Orchestra Of Gopinath Kathakali (Malabar Village Dance Drama)
Performer [Member Of Orchestra] – C.K. Krishnan Kutti, Gopinath, N.C. Narayana, Thangappan
B7 Drum And Cymbal Orchestra Of Gopinath With N. Paramasiva Kathakali, Part 2
Performer [Member Of Orchestra] – C.K. Krishnan Kutti, Gopinath, N.C. Narayana, ThangappanVocals – N. Paramasiva
Spiral Band 7
B8 Madras Fishermen Invocation To The Fish-Eyed Goddess
Mridangam – ChinnarajaVocals – Ghandi (8), Kapali, Pushparaj, Thangaraj
B9 Madras Fishermen Challenge By The Demon Naraka To The King Of Heaven, Devendra
Mridangam – ChinnarajaVocals – Ghandi (8), Kapali, Pushparaj, Thangaraj
Spiral Band 8
B10 Narayana Pandé Dholak
Dholak – Narayana Pandé

Credits

  • Compiled By [Series], Edited By [Series], Liner Notes [Series]Alan Lomax
  • DesignRonald Clyne
  • Edited By [Series, Assistant]Robin Roberts
  • Recorded By, Edited By, Liner Notes, Liner Notes [Translations], Photography ByAlain Daniélou

Notes

Titled "Indian Folk Music" on Labels and Booklet.

Catalog number SL-215 on front cover and spine, KL-215 on back cover, labels, and in booklet.

Gatefold sleeve with three-page booklet attached.

Scales and rhythms are illustrated graphically in the booklet. Each track is linked to a numbered place on the map on front cover (see image):

A1. Benares (1). Bhairavi mode.
A2. Mirzapur (2); recorded in Benares. Sung in Mirzapur style, village Hindi language.
A3. Benares. Sung in Hindi dialect.
A4. Benares. Bhartalla rhythm (tala).
A5. Northern India (3); recorded in Benares. Mohammedan song of Northern India, sung in Urdu.
A6. East Bengal (4). Hindi language.
A7. Rajputana (5); recorded in Benares. Hindi language.
A8. Nagpur Central Provinces (6); recorded in Nagpur, 1952, by All India Radio. Used by permission. Gond language.
B1. Benares. Tilanga mode.
B2. Pithapuram, Andhra province (7). Kamavardhani mode.
B3. Benares. Raga Brindavani-Sarang mode.
B4. Hyderabad (Deccan) (8). Shankara mode.
B5. Madras (9). Traditional Tamil devotional song, Kambodi Raga mode.
B6. Trivandrum (10). Saranga mode (C#).
B7. Trivandrum. Punnagavarali mode, finale in Kedara-Gaula mode. Sung in Malayalam language.
B8-B9. South of Madras (11); recorded in Madras. Part of a drama, Tamil language. First song in South Indian Todi scale, second song in Kambodi scale (both transposed in D).
B10. Benares. Folk variety of the Tritala rhythm.

Danielou's classification of the tracks:

I. Archaic survivals - A3, A4 and A8.
II. Village and temple music - A2, A5, A6, A7, B5, B8, B9, B10.
III. Art music of popular types - A1, B2, B3.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side A): KL-215, KL 4952, (x"LP" 14557)
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side B): KL-215, KL 4952, (x"LP" 14558)

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