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