Monday, 21 April, 2008

MKT Bhagavathar: 1937-1959

"Born in Trichy (Tamilnad, India) in 1910 to a goldsmith family, M.K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar remains a seminal figure in Tamil music. Celebrated as the very first star in the Tamil film industry (also known as Kollywood), Bhagavathar achieved legendary status in the 1930s and 1940s with a series of devotional songs and epic movies that continue to delight generations of Tamils and music lovers in the world. His training in classical Carnatic traditions provided him with the necessary discipline to bring Papanasam Sivam's compositions to life. This selection, featuring material recorded between 1937 and 1959, is the perfect introduction to M.K.T. Bhagavathar's legendary voice"

1. Bhumiyil Manida
2. Gnaanakkan Ondru
3. Radhe Unakku
4. Vadhaname Chanthira
5. Shyamala Jeevapriye
6. Characharangal
7. Manmatha Lilayayi
8. Naatiya Kalaye
9. Vasantha Ruthu
10. Rajan Maharajan
11. Ambaa Manam
12 Aranange Nai
13. Sollu Paapa
14. Manam Kaninthe
15. Chuttum Vizhil Shudar Thaan
16. Sorpana Vaazhvil
17. Chedi Maraivile
18. Annayum Thandayum