Sunday, February 04, 2007

Poojisalendhe (Kannada)

Bangalore..the garden city of India.. a place that brings back beautiful, most cherished memories...a place where I've left behind my wonderful family, my friends...a place where I learnt to speak Kannada...and most of all, the place where I got to briefly learn
classical music .. Thoughts of Bangalore make me very nostalgic and this made me want to sing a Kannada song..a language in which I've never sung before... S. Janaki, one of the most versatile singer in my opinion, is my favorite among the South Indian female voices. I've always been intimidated by some of her songs..It's a feeling of wanting to sing the song so bad but a fear of not being able to :(
About a year ago, Ramesh, who I met thro' Taranaa sent me the track of this beautiful Kannada song by SJ from the movie Eradu Kanasu and asked me if I could try singing it. It's a song I loved the minute I heard it. Music by Rajan-Nagendra, the famous duo is just awesome and SJ has given it a mesmerizing effect with her unmatchable style ..
The track is by Manjula Gururaj of Sadhana Music School, Bangalore. Thanks Ramesh for sharing this with me! I'd really appreciate ur comments on my attempt and thanx in advance for listening :)

Also, I am happy to let u all know that the songs I recorded with Srikanth Devarajan is part of the album 'Padal' which released on the 26th of January, 2007.

For more information please visit

http://srikanthd.blogspot.com/2007/01/padal-available-now.html

- Vidyu

Movie : Eradu Kanasu (1974)
Music : Rajan, Nagendra
Original : S Janaki
Sung By : Vidyu


31 comments:

Khan Sahab said...

Wonderful rendition, Vidyu! I thoroughly enjoyed it. Could not ask for more on a Sunday evening :)

Ramesh said...

Vidyu - Thanks for making it happen. I am glad you heeded to my request. I always wanted to listen to this rendition in your golden voice. Awesome rendition!

Ramesh

Asim Ghosh said...

Vidyu-

I guess "Music Has No Language" is most appropriately established in this case. Because, even though I did'nt understand a word, your rendition kept me captivated to the microphone! Your voice is a pure bliss, and by adding the classical touch in this song (a bhajan type, I take it?), you made it a pure heaven. I can also tell you sang this while keeping your eyes closed.....because, the amount of concentration, devotion & love-for-music was V-E-R-Y obvious (don't disappoint me now!).
The track was nothing but a solid piece of gold, with live instrumentation.
Truly a Masterpiece, Ma'am! Treasure it.

(btw, what were the tick-tock sounds at the beginning, in the track? was it some sort of cue?).

Awatts said...

Mellifluous, Melodious...nicely done Vidyu.
Enjoyed every bit of the rendition...
Thanks again for taking time to visit my blog and for your comments!

Jo said...

Vidyu, beautiful and amazing as usual. :-) Its a very nice song (haven't heard before) and it sounds really beautiful in your sweet voice.

Good to see you after a break with a great song.

Usha kallianpurkar said...

Vidyu - The rendition was marvelous,very well sung. It made my day.

Soumitra said...

Vidyu,

Glad to see your immense talent get some recognition :-) Congrats on being part of the CD :-)

Your voice makes us want to listen to your renditions no matter in what language :-) gr8 work with this one :-)

hoping you will be updating your blog more frequently from now on :-)

cheers

Divya.S.Menon said...

Nice rendition Vidyu......didn't understand the language but enjoyed every bit of the song.

Meera Manohar said...

Good job Vidyu!

Hearing you after a long time and it was a treat as always...

Ganesh said...

Vidyuji

Wonderful and soulful rendition

Thumba channagithe!

Pradip Somasundaran said...

Vidyu....this was one of your very very best!!! Awesome track and awesome singing...It seems to be the original for me as I have not heard the original..Think I do not have to listen to the original now And lastly your voice was perfectly mixed to the track......Just a word to end it..WoW!!!

Vidyu said...

Thankyou SO much for listening :)

Azam - thanks so much!
Ramesh - thanks once again for sharing this beautiful track with me..:)
Asim - u r absolutley right abt the devotional aspect in the song..thanks much for ur good words.
Awatts - Thanks :) Appreciate ur good words..
Jo - Thankyou!!!
Usha - Ushakka, U came to my blog!!! Thanks SO much! Words of appreciation coming from a singer of ur calibre means SO much to me :) Thanks again :)
Soumitra - Thanks for listening and ur comments :) So appreciate it :)
Divya - Thanks a lot!
Meera - Thankyou SO much :)
Ganesh - kelidikke dhanyavadagalu :)
Pradip - Thanks so very much! Appreciate ur good words :)

- Vidyu

Deblina M. said...

Vidyu,

Amazing singing !! :)
Beautiful song ... enjoyed a lot !

Deblina

Vidyu said...

Thanks Deb :)

Deepak Roy Chittajallu said...

Awsome performance vidyuu !!!!

This is probably the best of all i have heard from you so far !!!!

Keep it Up !!!

Deepak Roy Chittajallu said...

Awsome Singing Vidyu !!!!!

This is probably the best of all I have heard from you so far ....

Keep it Up !!!!

Regards,

Deepak

Anonymous said...

Hay Vidyu,
This is not an easy song in any means, but you've done a fantastic job with all the curves going there. Wonderful and yes, the track is wonderful too.

Keep Singing.... I listen
Shantha

sreedelhi said...

hai,
nise, gud, devotted,and ,./'[[[==--0===865';.,./[[=[==
and.............. no words
thanks
sree

Shama said...

Vidyus,
this is a wonderful rendition. I have a request-can U please post 'Bhavavemba Hoovu arali' from Upaasane? (either on your blog or on ours cincivoice.blogspot.com).

Sindhuja Bhakthavatsalam said...

Can only say one thing after listening to this rendition- the name of your blog really, really befits your singing!
Bahala chennagi haadiddira!! :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful song and equally wonderful rendition. Your voice quality and range is simply amazing. Keep it up.

Just a small suggestion - if you can concentrate a bit more on tala. If you notice, Poojisalende starts on ninth beat but after every stanza it starts on first beat.

Dinesh (naik.dineshn@gmail.com)

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!! I keep listening to Vidyu's song. While on travel I rely on Raphsody from real audio and the blog from Vidyu is always a great treat. As good as she cooks.

srinidhi

Anonymous said...

Vidyu,

I visited your blog by chance and enjoyed 2 of your songs - Poojisalende and Agar Tum Mil Jao. You have excellent voice and a great talent. Good luck.

Sunil

Deepak Roy Chittajallu said...

Ahaa .... Absolutely Speechless !!!

I just cant count ... hw many times ive listened to this song of yours ..... :-)

Probably it was better than Janaki's version ... :-)

You should try more songs like this ....

A few requests ... if you could try em out :-)

Krishna Nee Begane Baro ...

Jo Achyutananda Jo Jo Mukundaa ...

Bhavayami Gopalabalam ...

They would really suit your voice ...

Keep Singing Vidyu ... !!!

Regards,

Deepak

vision said...

Love this!

CC said...

Compliments from my mother.
She sends her blessings V..
(BTW she had tears in her eyes when she heard this!)

Nagaraj said...

Dear Vidyu

I was desperately looking up for this song. I didnt know who sang it or which movie it was from. I had heard it once & wanted to hear it again. Thanks for the details. Your renedition was awesome.

Regards

Nagaraj

Srinivas said...

Beautiful rendition. Interestingly, the Telugu version of this song was sung by Vani Jayaram.

Arun G S said...

Heard it so many times. Superb!!!
Karaoke was also superb. But I thought you would have removed the tick in the beginning. But that is not a negative for the song. Its really awesome. :-)
With Love,
Arun.

Arun G S said...

This song remainds me another song in Malayalam "Neelakkurinjikal pookkunna veedhiyil" by Raveendran Master.

Ramya said...

Hi Vidyu,

I have recently gained interest in audio blogs. The quality of your recordings are very good and the tracks are also of excellent quality. Also, listening to your songs, I feel you have all the time in the world to take a breath and sing it with full voice. The final result is very nice. Do you slow the tracks down by 1/2 a beat? Being an amateur singer, breath control is my biggest problem and the karaoke tracks I find only make it worse for me. In trying to keep to track with the track, I lose the expression in the song. Can you guide me a bit in this? Thanks, Ramya