Hey there! This post has been superseded by the repost (and remastering of the transfer) here. Thanks for looking back in time!
Ram Narayan was born near Udaipur on the 25th of December 1927. He popularized the sarangi as a solo concert instrument and became the first internationally successful sarangi player.
He moved to Delhi following the partition of India in 1947 and then moved to Mumbai in 1949 to work in Indian cinema. He became a concert solo artist in 1956, and later gave up accompaniment. He was awarded India's second highest civilian honor, the Padma Vibhushan, in 2005.
This is a delightful out of print LP on loan from my friend N.O.
Tabla by Manik Rao Popatkar.
Equipment used in transfer:
Turntable: Audio-technica AT-LP-1240
Cartridge: Shure M97x
Pre-amplification: Vintage refurbished Pioneer SX-780.
Recorder: Edirol R-09HR at 24/96 resolution
Software: Audacity to normalize and convert to 16/44.1 as well as xAct to convert to flac and mp3