78 rpm Records of Indian Music: Mr. Chimanlal

Here is a male vocalist singing a pair of raga-based sort-of-khyal compositions. I’m not sure what relationship these songs have with the orthodox classical tradition. For that matter, the text as given on the disc label for the Bageshri doesn’t seem to match the mukhda he’s performing. (headscratch).

Mr. Chimanlal has a pleasant voice with a good upper register, and while he mostly eschews anything in the way of elaborate improvisation, he’s clearly got the technique. All of the 78s released on The Twin Records were part of the collection I purchased in Udaipur in 2000.

Anyway, here’s a song in Bageshri:

And a delightful item in Raga Bhimpalasi; in this one the written text matches the mukhda.

11 Nov 2014, 7:38am
by Dr.prashant

Hi,my self dr.prashant from surat.(Gujarat).india.i have one 78rpm.record of mr.chimanlal (ram kah ne ki maja) of twin records. I want to sell it.if you are interested than pl.contect me on my mail id . unnaticlinic23@yahoo.in thx..

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