January 31, 2015

Ravi Shankar: Music From India Series [ASD 2341] and LP recored in India in 1967 and later reissued in England

What can one really say about Ravi Shankar that has not been said many times before, and much better? Nothing. He is and always will be the best known Indian Classical musician. Heck, even my mother knows who Ravi Shankar was. (She also knows other sitarists, but that is a story for another time).

This delightful album was recorded and released by EMI in 1967.

Tabla is by the ever capable and always reliable Alla Rakha. Kamala plays tanpura. "Kamala" means "Lotus," I think.

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 24/44.1 resolution
Software: Audacity to normalize and convert to 16/44.1 as well as xAct to convert to flac and mp3