Indian Music Discographies

 

Indian Music of the 78rpm era

Narayanrao Vyas

(1902-1984)

 

 

 

 

Narayanrao Vyas: List of 78 rpm recordings

 [HMV recordings made in Bombay c. 1929-1942]

                                     Bhairav                         jago mohan pyare            MP3 Extract

 1           P 13296            Durga                           avinashi ha atma

 2                                  Khamaj mand                janakinath krupa kari

 3          P 13304            Adana                          yeri mohe jane de

 4                                  Desi tilang                   shyam sundara madan mohan

 5          P 13366            Mishra pilu thumri       kadar pyare lage

 6                                  Malkauns                      nir bharan maito chali jaat hun 

 7          P 13377            Mishra mand                balam mora suni ho

 8                                  Bahar                           phulavaie kant maika basant

 9          P 13394            Gandhari                      manharwa mori re chunariya

 10                                 Bhairavi                        bahut sahi tori sawariya

 11/12    P 13428            Mishra kafi 1/2            radhe krishna bol mukhase [= EPE ]

 13/14   P 13447            Ragsagara 1/2              ye man hamir 

 15         N 3364             Kafi                              koee sahaiya nahi

 16                                 Bhairavi                        mangal mandir chalo

 17         N 4118              Jhangla dadra             sodi na me tuja rama

 18                                 Jogia                            wahi chinta tuzhi rama (jhaptal)

 19         N 4138             Asa                              thakur tawa sharnaee ayo (dipchandi)

 20                                Bageshri                       binati suno mori (jhaptal)

 21         N 4155             Khamaj                         gurune aisi chatak lawili (tintal)

 22        N 4177             Kamod                          jane na dungi (trital)

 23                                Miya malhar                 sadho manka maan tyago (trital)

 24        N 5049             Sindh kafi                   ugicha ka kanta  (+ Lalat: paranatapal = 43)

 25        N 5059             Yaman kalyan               prabhu to ramchandra (jhaptal)

 26                                Jeevanpuri                   sharana tuja yei to (jhaptal)

 27      N 5102              Pilu jilha                      rama mala tu tari

 28                               Bhairavi                        chitta shantata rama [Comp. V. N. Sukhtankar]

 29        N 5184             Bageshri                       ata rama payi mana lage wege

 30                                Mishra Pilu                   tu patita jagiya trata khara

 31         N 5224             Khamaj                         kiti goda goda tawa murti (trital)

 32                                Jaunpuri                       rama gai tochi bhavaha [Marathi] (trital)

 33        N 5316             Hamir                           mangalamaya paramdeva (ektal)

 34                                Mishra kalyan              hari hari ratan kar (jhaptal)     

 35        N 5396             Jogi                             nahin re visaru hari [Gujrathi Bhajan]

 36                                Bhairavi                        ekach de chinagari [Bhajan]

 37        N 5600             Patdeep                        piya nahi aye (trital)         

 38                                Jhinjhoti                      baithi hai radha (dipchandi)

 39        N 5605             Basant                          piya sanga  (tintal)

 40                                Gaud malhar                balma bahar aaee (tintal)         

 41         P 13458            Lalat                            maee ghungarawa

 42                                Lalat                            pranata pala  prabhu

 43                                Malgunji                       muraliki dhun

 44        P 13480            Bihari                           jaijagadisha hare [prayer]

 45                                Bhairavi                        racha prabhu tune [prayer]

 46        P 13503            Gaud sarang                 khabare naliti jani yarave

 47                                Todi tarana                  nadirdir tom tananatan derena

 48        P 13520            Khamaj                         bharat hamara desh hai

 49                                Bilawal                         kawana badariya

 50        P 13521            Bhairav                         jago brijaraj     

 51                                 Des                               shyam tori bansuri

 52        P 13530            Jhinjhoti                      kahake pathig kaha kinu hai [bhajan]

 53                                Bibhas                          chando Krishna jugal bhaiyya  

c. 1932 

 54        Twin FT 884    Sindh kafi                   patita ya dina

 55                                Mand                            kuthe disasi tu ata rama

 56        N 5633             Shankara                      mathe tere

 57                                Khamaj mand thumri     balma chede 

 58        N 5638             Bhupali                         soondhe bol 

 59                                Bhupali                         barana naina

 60        N 5647             Durga                           sakhi mori rumjhum

 61                                 Tilak kamod                 nir bharan kaise jaoon

 62        N 5658             Shree                           eri hun to aas na gaili

 63                                Kanada bhajan             tu ghataka pat khol

 64        HT 12               Todi                             ab more rama (ektal)

 65                                Todi                             patiya patakawa mora (trital)  

 66        Twin FT 2970  Jhinjhoti                      mero to giridhar gopal [+ V. Patwardhan Puriya]

  c.1933-34 

 67        N 5681             Bhimpalas                     dholana mere ghar awe

 68                                Hori kafi                      eri mai kon jatanse

 69         N 5693            Sarang                          vando santa asjana charana (trital)      

 70                                Pahadi bhajan              harina bhaje sab

 71        N 5698             Pilu thumri                   kamaniya kaheko bandhe tir

 72                                Jaijaiwanti                   jabse lagali ankhe mori

 73        HT 26              Kedar                           banthan kaj chale aisi ko

 74                                Kedar                           tum sudhar chatur bhaiyya

 75        N 5721             Bihag                            ab to kab hoon kar janido

 76                                Brindabani sarang        jamunatat shyam khele hori

 77        N 5725             Bahar                           bhaj raghuvir shyam

 78                                Bhairavi                        tum jago mohan pyare           

 79         N 5733           Sohoni                          sanwaro charawat gaiyya

 80                                Durga                           manamohan muraliwala  (C: by S. Vyas)

 81      Twin FT 5090   Tilang                           dinanath ab bal tumhar

 82                              Malkauns dhrupad        ave raghuvira dhira lankadhish

 83      N 5741             Nayaki kanada             langan mori lagi (S. Vyas)

 84                              Khamaj thumri             ada jaan leti hai

 85        N 5766            Multani                         nainanume aanabaana

 86                               Multani                         vandan kari tujla shrirama (tintal)

 87                                Gara                             ankhiyan haridarsan ki pyasi

 88        N 5772            Bhavani                         madhuri bhari sun bansuri

 89                                Kaushiya bhajan           sumaran kar le mere mana

 90        N 5788             Sinhendra madhyama   kan karat batiyan (karnataki)

 91                                Purvi                             hariye maika sab sukha dina  

 92        N 5797             Des                               tuhi ek mera madadgar hai       

 93                                Puriya                           hari murli tori sudha 

 c.1934-5 

 94        N 5823             Tilang                           yeri radha pyari dulari 

 95                                Bhairavi                        mat kar moha tu haribhajanko [Comp. S. G. Vyas]

 96        N 5831             Sindhura                      hori khelat jat kanhaiya

 97                                Asa Mand                     mai maine govinda lino mol [Comp. S.G. Vyas]

 98       N 5890             Khambavati                  mukhase bajawata bansuri (trital)

 99                               Bhinna shadja (trital)  bajat sundar raga murali [C./organ S.G. Vyas]

 100       HT 49              Malgunji                       ye baname charawat gaiyya

 101                               Malgunji                       paniya bharana chali jamunako  

 c.1936-42 

 102       N 15111             Mand dadra (trital)      mohaka madhur madhur

 103                               [Marathi] song              murali naad

 104       N 15609           Basant                          nawal raghunath nav (jhaptal)                 

 105                               Kafi (jhaptal)                aaj khelo shyam 

 106       N 15700           Deskar                          chel chabila nandlala  (Comp. S. Vyas)          

 107                               Bhim kafi (trital)          kahe karat mose raar

 108       N 15712           Gunji kanada                bolo bolo madhusudana  (Comp. S. Vyas)   

 109                               Sorath (trital)              eri sakhi nahi  

 110       N 15743           Khamaj mand               tore nain jadu bhare

 111                               Hansakinkini                 bajata nupur kinkini

 112       N 25810           Deshi mand (tintal)       pharkat mori ankhiyan               

 113                               Tilak kamod                 madhur gaan hari gawat

 114       N 26027           Rageshri (tintal)           banban bolat koyaliya

 115                               Jhinjhoti (dhumali)       kanhaiya bajao bajao murali

 116       N 26091           Khambavati (ektal)       chalori aaj sab sakhi mil

 117                               Pahadi (keharva)           mohit bhai sakhiya sari  

 118       N 88049           Bhavani (trital)             chando chando mose [Comp. S. G. Vyas]

 119       N 88062           Bhairavi (keharva)        aji radha wrujame chali

 120                               Jhinjhoti bhajan          dadra: kahan ke pathik kahan [Tulsidas]                   

 121                               Mishra pilu                   wina hari koi sahayan nahi

Appendix 

 122  7EPE 1230 (1961)  Bageshri kanada           dil nahi lagta

 123                               Champak                       banme bajawat bansi

 __  7EPE 1357 (1969) Mishra kafi bhajan      radhe krishna mukhase [=11/12 above]

 124                               Bihari                           jai jagadisha hare

 125                               Bhajan                          racha prabu toone       

 __  CP EALP 1314 (1967) Malgunji                     banmen charavat           [= 101 above]

 126                               Tarana (tintal)

                      

Acknowledgements:

I am grateful to Suresh Chandvankar for his generous help with the above.

 Email: chandvankar@yahoo.com

Any additions or corrections to the list above are most welcome.

    

 

 

 

 

 

"Professor Narayanrao Vyas (1902-1984)"

by Suresh Chandvankar

 Prof. Narayanrao Vyas, the younger brother of Shree Shankar Rao Vyas (1898-1956), was born in Kolhapur in 1902. At the age of nine years, he joined the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya at Lahore where his elder brother had already joined the 'Gurukul' system of music education initiated by Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar in 1901. After completing the education under the guidance of Pandit Paluskar, the two brothers came to Ahmedabad in 1922, where they began to teach in the local Gandharva Mahavidyalaya branch.

 In 1937 they came to Mumbai (Bombay), and opened a music school at Dadar, which they named the Vyas Sangeet Vidyalaya. This was the period when "talkies" were in the process of becoming well-established in India, and Bombay was one of the hubs of the film industry. Shankar Rao Vyas took the opportunity to enter the industry as a music director. He composed music for over fifty "talkie" films, in Marathi, Hindi and Gujarati over the period from 1937 to 1955. Narayan Rao Vyas, however, did not take up a career in the film industry. He chose to remain a teacher and a concert performer. He used to sing on Radio too. He toured and traveled extensively, and sang in a number of prestigious music conferences and concerts throughout North India. He was one of the most popular and sought-after vocalists of his generation.

In order to cash in on his popularity, the Gramophone Company (HMV) in Mumbai invited him to record for them in 1929. From 1929 to 1955, he cut over 150 records in the 78-rpm format (i.e. 300 songs), each of three to three-and-a-half minutes duration. These discs are 10/12 inch in diameter and are made of breakable shellac. These records were re-issued subsequently on 'The Twin' labels. The recorded songs are in Hindustani, Marathi and a few are in Gujarati. Narayan Rao sang ragas using Marathi bandishes (some composed by his brother Shankar Rao), and bhajans.

His records were among the biggest best sellers of his day, and they brought him and the HMV company wide publicity through their retailers, who published his photographs in all their catalogues. Some of his most popular records are:

Sakhi Mori Rum Jhum (Raga Durga), Neer Bharan Kainse Jaun (Tilak Kamod), Tuma Jago Mohan Pyare (Bhairav), Neer Bharan Main Chali Jaat Hun (Malkauns), Balam Mori Suni Ho (Mand), Bahut Sahi Tori Sanvariya (Bhairvi).

He was very active even in his old age. During the LP/EP era, he cut couple of records of longer duration, one of which is a duet with his guru-bandhu (colleague) Prof. Vinayakboa Patwardhan, in raga Malgunji.

His most popular record was released in March 1934 (HMV HT 19) - Mishra kafi bhajan- 'Radhe Krishna Bol Mukhase'. In the publicity catalogue he was presented in a photograph wearing a turban, and he was given titles such as 'Sangeet Praveen', 'Taanke Kaptan' and 'Adhunik Tansen'. His rendition of the bhajan became so popular throughout North India that it was also sung by Sunderabai and Heerabai Barodekar on gramophone records. Narayanrao Vyas's records were very popular among middle-class Maharashtrian families during the late 1940's. The song text of his most famous bhajan is:

 Radhe Krishna Bol Mukhase,  Radhe Krishna Bol, Tero Kya Lagega Mol

 Hath Pava Nahi Hilana, Das Bees Kos Nahi Chalana Kuch Gire Ganth Nahi Chutana,

Teri Manki Gundi Khol Tero Kya Lagega Mol Radhe Krishna Bol Mukhase, Radhe Krishna Bol

 

 

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