Re: ghantasAla gAnahEla ...

Sreenivas Paruchuri (sreeni@ktpsp1.uni-paderborn.de)
Wed, 8 Oct 1997 18:38:17 +0100 (MET)


Surprising that no one followed up! Not even those who have 
(atleast some?!) recordings of this (?) programme :-)!!
 
> Does anybody remember the AIR programme "ghantasAla gAnahEla" ...

I amn't sure if I am going to talk about the same programme,
as Suryam garu. In the past, i.e., in the inagural days of the list,
Rajasekhar often quoted some prominent film personalities, from
their radio programmes, speaking on G. Perhaps Rajasekhar was refering
to this "G. gaanahEla". I, personally, haven't heard of any of those, he
quoted.

But, I remember a weekly radio programme of 30min duration, 
broadcast in late 1983/early 1984. Perhaps we are talking about 
the same programme?!  Esp. I fondly recall 3 programmes presented by; 
PB Sreenivas, C. Narayanareddy, and some anon (on the eve of his 
death anniv., it was). I remember PBS singing his own composition
on G, and its thru CNR's programme that I first came to know that: 
inkaa telavaaradEmi was the first song sung by G&SPB together.
The programme on his death anniv. was probably the best I ever heard.
It contained some RARE gems (which are seldom - or almost never - played);
like: prabhoo! nee chirunaamaa yEmi?, hRdayamaa sagipommaa! bhaava vEgaana
saagipommaa, naavikaa! echaTikOyi nee payanam, etc...

> I would like to know if some one has recorded this programme.  (though I
> fear it would have taken many cassettes to do so)
 
In the past 1-2 years I have again become a big optimist, as far as
availability of old songs is concerned. At one time, I believed that
all old film prints, disks have been melted -extracting Silver out of
them - and used for some decorative purposes, respectively. There are 
still people around with real interest in preservation of vintage music 
and big appetite for music. One just needs the right contacts and some 
patience.

So, I won't be surprised, if some one has recorded ALL the episodes of the
radio programme you are refering to. Infact, the probability is quite high, 
I would say :-)).

Regards,
Sreenivas