May 14, 2018

Newly uploaded posts

Today I supplied new download links for three albums originally uploaded in the first couple of months of 2015 and which had lasted as viable links for a fair amount of time — 

Nikhil Banerjee live in Stockholm performing Raga Desh as well as 

Ravi Shankar and Alla Rakha (ASD 2341) and 

Debu Chaudhuri’s “Sitar Maestro” LP originally released on ABK Records in the early 1970s. 

Except for the album by Nikhil ji, all the new links are fresh transfers which sound better than the previous postings. 

It should be pointed out that the reason these links expired has nothing to do with me. The cold fact is that each of these LPs went more than 30 days without being downloaded even once by the readers of this blog (or anyone else) and the Zippyshare website automatically deletes such "inactive files." However, there were quite a few people who originally did download the transfers in the year or so that they were still easily available (about 700-900 each).

Happy Mother’s Day, everyone. By the way, it is extremely informative to do a small amount of research into the origins of Mothers Day and who the first celebrants were and the original message  they wanted the holiday to express. You might be surprised at the answer.

Thanks as always.


  1. I've really appreciated your commitment to sound quality and the background information in your posts, and regularly listen to LPs I've downloaded here. Hope you won't let a few selfish jerks stand in the way of continuing an outstanding blog.

  2. Thank you for posting these, all of which I seem to have missed the first time around. (By the way, if you like the Shure M97 cartridge, you might want to buy a few to put aside. Shure has announced that it will no longer be making phono cartridges.)

  3. Richard, I am sorry to hear that some people show no gratitude for your work. I love the music, and all the information you give - it's a great learning experience. Thanks.

  4. Thank you so much!


  5. Great, thank you Richard! The Raag Des by Nikhil Da is fantastic.....

  6. Thank you Richard!

    I did a little work on the Ravi Shankar (Music of India 4 cover) as a way of showing my thanks.

    Vut and paste link:


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