G and other emotional songs

Sridhar Basavaraju (ghantasa@gwis2.circ.gwu.edu)
Wed, 25 Sep 1996 22:50:01 -0400 (EDT)

Hello Everyone,
I think that along with drunkard songs that we were discussing earlier, 
another type of song in which G has obvious expertise are songs sung in 
the pathos mood.  In fact, some of these were his biggest hits.  Among 
them are "bhrathukantha bhAdhagA. . . bommanu chEsi," "amA ani arachina" 
and similar songs.  G does especially well in situations that require a 
great deal of emotion, whether it be anger, sadness, or drunkeness as was 
described in earlier proceedings.  I think another most interesting 
aspect of G and emotional music is the way in which he renders padyams in 
an angry way.  A very astute observation here would be the ones from 
Pandava vanavaasam.  Especially in the scene where draupadi is nearly 
disrobed.  The tone of those padyams is perhaps the most angry and 
fearful tone of voice G exhibits.  There are many more similar examples 
that I'm sure our group members can address. . . . sridhar

	Cry without weeping
        talk without speaking
	scream without raising your voice