March 13, 2015

VG Jog - Violin [EMI EASD 1352] (1970)

Vishnu Govind Jog (Maharashtra 22 February 1922 – 31 January 2004 Calcutta) was a very gifted Hindustani violinist whose reputation has unfortunately seemed to have dimmed in recent years. There is not a terribly large number of records that were released during his lifetime and he does't seem to end up on many of the seemingly endless CD collections being produced these days.

Which is a shame. His work is very much worth seeking out and paying attention to.

The EMI LP was published in India in 1970 and features Affaq Hussain Khan on tabla. This particular copy is in near mint condition, as is the sleeve.

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 24/48 resolution
Software: Audacity to normalize and carefully remove a few clicks as well as convert to 16/44.1. xAct was used to convert to FLAC and mp3


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  3. Thank for sharing this lovely album. I have a query. In the mp3 folder, the track in Side B also sounds like the one in track A... i.e. Shyam Kalyan. Can someone please clarify?

  4. Yes, Archie, you are correct. The basic problem is that after recording both sides in 24/48 I used the file for side one to generate 16/44 and mp3 files for both sides.

    I am going to delete the comment with the files and post new, corrected links within a few hours.

    My apologies to everyone who downloaded these files. I've learned a valuable lesson today!

  5. Here are the corrected mp3 and side 2 FLAC (the side 1 FLAC is the same):

    VG Jog [EMI EASD 1352] mp3 (320) [CORRECTED]:

    VG Jog [EMI EASD 1352] 1644 FLAC side 1 and scans:

    VG Jog [EMI EASD 1352] 1644 FLAC side 2 [CORRECTED]:

  6. Hi Richard. Thank you very much for the corrected file. I'm really thankful for all the generous shares.

  7. thank you i love v g jog

  8. I have just come across your blog. Thank you for your attention to detail. I am far from knowledgeable about Hindustani classic music, and for some unknown reason I find VJ Jog's playing to be very enjoyable (compared to some other master musicians in the field) and since his recordings are rare, I am happy with this post. Thank you!