1962 should have been a damn great year.  I guess.  I was not born that year. So that couldn’t be it.  The year I was born should go down in the annals of history as “The Year”.  I am modest and will accept that and just move on.

It is about this half an hour of that year that prompts me to declare that 1962 should have been a damn great year.  The half an hour that would have given goose pimples to everybody who witnessed the event.  It has been captured for posterity so everyone can get goose pimples once, again and all over again.

It all though started way back in the 1800’s.  With the bard of Thiruvaiyaru who went on to discover the 22nd scale in the sampoorna mela pathadhi.  And then immortalized that scale with such grand compositions.  Delectables that entrance and enhance us. 

MMI’s grand Chakkani or SSI’s Rama nee samanamevaru or Pakkala nilapadi are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Me thinks Karaharapriya is like a oil well that will never run dry. Even so, this half an hour would eclipse all that and come out as half-an-hour-non-pareil. None other than the inimitable CVB @ Poomulli Navaratri Series in 1962.  This makes 1962 a damn great year.  The interaction between CVB & the violinist(LGJ?  MSG? TNK? Chowdiah?) and all together makes this a half-an-hour-worth-listening-to-no-interruptions-please.

Guess CVB would have been past 50 that year.  One can only wonder what he would have been in his youth and what and how many such enthralling moments he would have produced!  Sigh!

If you find a link for this in Sangeethapriya or somewhere else, please do mention in the comments.  I am having issues in accessing esnips URL that I got courtesy Yahoo! search.  I downloaded the recording long back and not able to recollect the source now.

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