August 12, 2017

Shamim Ahmed Khan: A Delectable Treat in Ragas [Magnasound C4HI0068] a cassette recorded and released in India in 1989

Shamim Ahmed Khan (1938-2012) was a disciple of Ravi Shankar. He seemed to be on excellent terms with his teacher and followed him to California when Raviji opened a school there. Khan released relatively few records during his lifetime. This cassette was recorded with Nayan Ghosh on tabla.

side 1:
Raga Puriya Dhanashri (Alap, Jod, Jhala; with fast and slow compositions in teentaal)

Raga Hamsadwani (alap and slow composition in jhaptaal)
Dhun in dadrataal

Equipment used in this transfer:
Cassette Deck: Teac W890R (azimuth was carefully adjusted for each side)
Preamp: Parasound PHP 850
Recorder: Roland R-05
Software: Audacity and xAct

(after decoding to WAV, suitable for burning to CD)

(highest possible quality mp3 file; 
suitable for listening on a portable player)


  1. Thanks a lot Richard, back to the good old time of cassettes!

  2. thanks Richard for all the wonderful uploads. Did you manage to get the Ghulam Hussain Khan and Munir Khan sorted out cf your post from November 27th, 2016. I don't see it anywhere. Thanks in advance.

  3. My God! These Indian cassettes are difficult to get in India itself. Awesome job!!

    Thanks Richard!!



  4. Hey Mister Richard ,

    I appreciate your work and I think it would be really nice if you could upload the 24 Bit Flac Versions as you used to do (like from this Cassette as well). I especially enjoyed those with round about 2800 kbit/s. Really nice. I think the Post of the Shivkimar Sharma and Hariprasad Chaurasia Record was the last of this kind.
    In my opinion this hole Blog is a real treasure.
    Keep up with the good work.

    With best wishes,

    a Friend of Indian Classical Music

  5. thank you very much!

  6. thank you very much!