Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma (Archival Kannada Collection) (Set of 2 Audio CDs)

Item Code: IZZ623
Pt. Bhimsen JoshiSaregama India Pvt. Ltd.(2011)
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Music: Pt. Bhimsen Joshi
Format: Audio CD

About The Artiste

Pt. Bhimsen Joshi is the most outstanding and popular Hindustani Classical vocalist. This doyen of the Kirana Gharana has swayed audiences all over India and abroad for over half a century. The central aspect of his impact lies in his stupendous voice. A voice like that has not been heard in the modern era of amplified music. It fills a space with command, confidence, almost a sense of dominance. Yet, the tone has roundness, a melody and a sense of divinity and peace to it that makes it a unique amalgam of power and aesthetics. Pt. Bhimsen Joshi’s voice has been acknowledged as among the best in the world, on par with some of the most celebrated voices in Western Opera.

Apart from khayal raga renditions, his bhajans in Hindi and Marathi have been very popular. In 70’s he also recorded some Kannada Dasa Krithis in Dasavani, normally sung by Carnatic musicians. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1999 by the President of India.

In 2008 Pt. Bhimsen Joshi was awarded the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian title conferred on any individual by the State. Panditji is the first Hindustani Classical vocalist to be honored by the Bharat Ratna – a fitting tribute to one of the greatest vocalists of our times.

About The Audio CD

A rare arhival repertoire from Bharatratna Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, this album includes 20 Kannada songs. 2 Marathi Abhangs and 3 Duets with Bharatratna Lata Mangeshkar alongwith one Hindi Bhajan by Pandit, makes this 2- CD pack a must-have for all spiritually inclined lovers of music

CD 1:
CD 1 opens with the popular Daasvani Kannada bhajan ‘Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma’. This devotional composition by the great saint Purandardasa made him a household name in Karnataka. This CD consists of 13 devotional songs by great saints like Sant Purandardasa, Sant Abhinava Janardandas, Sant Vijaydas, Sant Jagannathdas and also spiritual Guru Raghvendra Swami. The works of Sant Namdev and Sant Eknath have also been included. We have presented two patriotic tracks by Gyanpeeth awardee Prof. D.R. Bendre and a composition by Narayanrao Huilgol. One rare Kannada Bhavgeet is also included. The CD concludes with two popular Marathi abhangas in Pandit Bhimsen Joshi’s soulful voice.

CD 2:
The CD 2 also opens with the popular Daaswani bhajan Shree Niketana followed by 4 daaswani compositions. 2 compositions by Gyanpeeth awardee D.R. Bendre, 2 tracks by the great poet Kuvempu and one track by Kirtinaath make this album a truly eclectic one.

The concluding 4 bhajans have been selected from the evergreen album Ram Shyam Gungaan. Pt. Bhimsen Joshi and Bharatratna Lata Mangeshkar have together created these enchanting tracks, leveraging this album to immortality. These melodious bhajans have been penned by Pt. Narendra Sharma and set to music by Shrinivas Khale.

In this 2 CD pack, the divinity of Panditji’s voice brings forth a magical experience, where melody and spirituality blend seamlessly, thus transcending the listener to a celestial plane.


CD 1
1. Bhagyada Lakshmi Baaramma
2. Tungateeradi Ninta Di Yativara
3. Kailasavaasa Gaurish Isha
4. Karuni So Ranga
5. Yake Mukanadyo Guruve
6. Yadav Nee Ba
7. Vande Vande Karnatak Vande
8. Uday Vagali Namma Chaluv
9. Araladu Premada Mrudu
10. Yanna Paliso Karunakara
11. Indu Yanage Shri Govinda
12. Tirth Vithal Kshetra Vithal [1971]
13. Maze Maher Pandhari [1977]

CD 2
1. Shree Niketana Paalaymaam [1972]
2. Kayo Karunanidhe [1972]
3. Sada Yanna Hridayadalli [1972]
4. Naa Ninna Dhyan Doliralu [1972]
5. Ba Bhrungave Ba
6. Ye Babare Gunwanti
7. Nane Veene Neene Tanti
8. Sunder Deen Sunder Ena
9. Bhuvan Jeevana Premgana
10. Ram Ka Gun Gaan Kariye [1985]
11. Shriram Jairam [1985]
12. Kripa Sarovar Kamal [1985]
13. Narayan Vandan [1985]

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