December 18, 2023

Bhimsen Joshi: Raga Bhairavi and Aabhogi (HMV 7EPE 1234) an EP recorded and released in India in 1961

Today we have an EP from the brilliant vocalist Bhimsen Joshi (1922-2011) with short pieces in ragas Bhairavi and Aabhogi. These were later collected, along with a few other pieces of about the same length, in a 1977 EMI LP entitled Evening and Morning Melodies (ECLP 2779).

An EP from Joshi from the following year can be found here at the wonderful Music Republic blog, together with an LP from 1961.

Equipment used in this transfer: 
Preparation: Ultrasonic cleaning for 20 minutes in clean water.
Turntable: Technics SL-1200
Pre-amplification: Vintage refurbished Pioneer SX-780.
Recorder: Sound Devices MixPre6ii at 96kHz resolution using 32bit float

Software: AudacityiZotope RX 10 Elements, and xAct

very high resolution lossless FLAC files

these lossless files can be burned to CDR

highest quality lossy mp3 files possible 


  1. Many thanks for this share Richard! These little known 45's recorded in the early 1960's are precious and unique. I especially enjoy Bhimsen Yoshi's early recordings.