August 12, 2017

Shamim Ahmed Khan: A Delectable Treat in Ragas [Magnasound C4HI0068] a cassette recorded and released in India in 1989

Shamim Ahmed Khan (1938-2012) was a disciple of Ravi Shankar. He seemed to be on excellent terms with his teacher and followed him to California when Raviji opened a school there. Khan released relatively few records during his lifetime. This cassette was recorded with Nayan Ghosh on tabla.

side 1:
Raga Puriya Dhanashri (Alap, Jod, Jhala; with fast and slow compositions in teentaal)

side2:
Raga Hamsadwani (alap and slow composition in jhaptaal)
Dhun in dadrataal





Equipment used in this transfer:
Cassette Deck: Teac W890R (azimuth was carefully adjusted for each side)
Preamp: Parasound PHP 850
Recorder: Roland R-05
Software: Audacity and xAct

(after decoding to WAV, suitable for burning to CD)

(highest possible quality mp3 file; 
suitable for listening on a portable player)





5 comments:

  1. Thanks a lot Richard, back to the good old time of cassettes!

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  2. My God! These Indian cassettes are difficult to get in India itself. Awesome job!!

    Thanks Richard!!

    Regards,

    Prasad

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  3. Hey Mister Richard ,

    I appreciate your work and I think it would be really nice if you could upload the 24 Bit Flac Versions as you used to do (like from this Cassette as well). I especially enjoyed those with round about 2800 kbit/s. Really nice. I think the Post of the Shivkimar Sharma and Hariprasad Chaurasia Record was the last of this kind.
    In my opinion this hole Blog is a real treasure.
    Keep up with the good work.

    With best wishes,

    a Friend of Indian Classical Music

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  4. thank you very much!

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  5. thank you very much!

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