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sa.ngItaM karNATaka hindusthaani lalita (telugu)
telugu purANAlu pravachanAlu sAhityaM toli velugulu
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Contributing your collection

I am on the look out for lalita, jAnapada sangItam of old times like those on this site. If you have any and are willing to share them with me, now is the time. I'll add them to this site, if you approve, as your contribution.

You can upload music files to my upload website in mp3 or realaudio format, at your convenience.
(The site is password-protected; send me email to get the password).

Contents

NEW! toli telugu velugulu: The Earliest Recorded Telugu Song and Drama by Stalwart Artists!
Contributions from Visitors Like You!
NEW! Tanguturi Suryakumari private songs
! AIR Sangita rUpakAlu of 1960s
viyyAlavAri pATalu - private recording
Smt. Rao Balasarasvati
Smt. Rao Balasarasvati (contribution)
Saluri Rajeswara Rao (contribution)
Rao Balasarasvati's Film Songs of 1950's
Folk songs by Sita, Anasuya (contribution)
Smt. R. Vedavati Prabhakar Rao
Ghantasala Venkatesvara Rao - Chicago Live Concert 1971 (contribution)
Ghantasala Venkatesvara Rao - Miscellaneous songs
Ghantasala Venkatesvara Rao - Bhagavad Gita with telugu commentary
Ghantasala Venkatesvara Rao - Old private songs (contribution)
All India Radio Telugu Lalita sangItam 1966-71 (contribution)
Miscellaneous songs I learnt during childhood

peLLi pATalu - Marriage songs sung by Smt.Jandhyala Annapurna Devi

Here are some viyyAlavAri pATalu: a rare collection of humorous songs meant to be sung by marriage parties to poke fun at each other, with an undercurrent of ApyAyata flowing all the time. They were sung by Smt. Jandhyala Annapurna Devi garu. She is the mother-in-law of my pinni (mother's youngest sister) Nagamani, and a well-trained classical singer. However, this is a very informal recording, so please don't expect professionalism. Enjoy the informality and simplicity of the rendering.

She knows a lot more of such gems and I'm trying to get more recordings of hers. This genre of homely music is all but lost nowadays in the deluge of professional singing. Please encourage my little effort in keeping it alive by contributing more such music from your collection.

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play, rm play, mp3 anna vinarA vadina mATalu ? SankarAbharaNam tripuTa
play, rm play, mp3 chEsi gelichiramma kAryamu ? ? tisra adi
play, rm play, mp3 vindu chesinAru viyyAla vArinTlO ? ? deSAdi
play, rm play, mp3 paLLu tOma pilichEru ? ? Adi
play, rm play, mp3 gandhamu puyyerugA Tyagaraja punnAga varALi tisra Adi
play, rm play, mp3 sItA-kalyANa vaibhogamE Tyagaraja SankarAbharaNam khaNDa chApu

Smt. Rao Balasarasvati

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play, rm play, mp3 nallani vADA Vinjamuri Sivaramaravu
play, rm play, mp3 kuu anTu kuuyakE ?
play, rm play, mp3 rammanavE mAvi Annamacharya
play, rm play, mp3 hRdayamu karigE ?
play, rm play, mp3 chaligaali viichindi Arudra
play, rm play, mp3 naTanamADavE mayUrI Balantrapu Rajanikantaravu
play, rm play, mp3 hAyamma hAyi ?
play, rm play, mp3 niNDupunnami paNDu vennelalO Dasarathi
play, rm play, mp3 oke okkasAri Arudra
play, rm play, mp3 kanugonTi kanugonTi ?
play, rm play, mp3 pannenDELLa chinnADE Basavaraju Apparao
play, rm play, mp3 kanula dIpikalunchi ?
play, rm play, mp3 chilipi chilipi navvulatO ?
play, rm play, mp3 sRuShTilO tIyanidi snEhamEnOyi Indraganti Hanumachchhastri
play, rm play, mp3 nI muraLi mrOtalO ?
play, rm play, mp3 talupu tIyunantalOne Basavaraju Apparao
play, rm play, mp3 cheppalEdA nItO ?
play, rm play, mp3 vinavE cheli pilupu alladigO Vinjamuri Sivaramaravu
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play, rm play, mp3 bangAru pApAyi ?
play, rm play, mp3 prema Ela kaligenu nAlO ?
play, rm play, mp3 yI challani rEyi ?
play, rm play, mp3 rAlani pUlu kOsukoni ?
play, rm play, mp3 A tOTalOnokaTi ArAdhanAlayamu Saluri Rajeswara Rao's father Sanyasi Raju
play, rm play, mp3 dayajuuDumayA ?
play, rm play, mp3 gOpAla kriShNuDu nallana Author: Sadasiva Brahmam, Music: Saluri Hanumantha Rao, Film: Radhika, 1947
play, rm play, mp3 priyasakhI SrI hariki ?
play, rm play, mp3 kAsanta iTu chUDavOyi ?
play, rm play, mp3 nIlamOhanuDu nAkannulalO ?
play, rm play, mp3 SaSivadanamu gani nE ?
play, rm play, mp3 nIvu lEka niluvalEnu ?
play, rm play, mp3 saraguna rArA ?

Smt. Rao Balasarasvati songs (contribution)

Srinivas Ganti generously shared the following gems with me. Apparently he got them from Srinivas Paruchuri. after digitization by Kamalakar Pasupuleti. His sdburman.com has many vintage telugu and hindi film songs.
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play, rm play, mp3 A tOTalOnokaTi ArAdhanAlayamu Saluri Rajeswara Rao's father Sanyasi Raju
play, rm play, mp3 kaLa kaLalADuchu kilakila navvuchu ?
play, rm play, mp3 pATa pADumA kriShNa Saluri Rajeswara Rao (also singer)
play, rm play, mp3 prema yEla kaligenu nAlO ?

Saluri Rajeswara Rao songs (contribution)

The following songs sung by Saluri Rajeswara Rao and Smt.Rao Balasarasvati were contributed by Srinivas Paruchuri.
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play, rm play, mp3 Anandame lEdA ?
play, rm play, mp3 A tOTalOnokaTi ArAdhanAlayamu ?
play, rm play, mp3 bhAvi gati yEmaunO ?
play, rm play, mp3 challagAlilO yamunA taTipai ?
play, rm play, mp3 hAyiga pADudunA chelI ?
play, rm play, mp3 kalaganTi kalaganTi ?
play, rm play, mp3 kalaganTi kalaganTi (2) ?
play, rm play, mp3 kala kAdanumA bAlA ?
play, rm play, mp3 kAvya dEvata ?
play, rm play, mp3 kOpamEla rAdhA daya chUpavEla nApai ?
play, rm play, mp3 O vibhAvarI ?
play, rm play, mp3 pATa pADumA kriShNA paluku tenelolukunaTula ?
play, rm play, mp3 podarinTilO ?
play, rm play, mp3 priya jananI ?
play, rm play, mp3 punnagai tendiran - tamil ?
play, rm play, mp3 rAvE rAvE kOkilA ?
play, rm play, mp3 sukha-dAyI ?
play, rm play, mp3 tummedA okasAri mOmetti chUDamani ?

Rao Balasarasvati's Film songs of 1940's and 50's

The following songs are available as an album titled "alanATi andAlu"
Select rm Select mp3 Title Artist film Author music Raaga
play, rm play, mp3 rAvE prEmalata ghanTasAla, Balasarasvati peLLi sandaDi Samudrala Jr. ghanTasala ?
play, rm play, mp3 tAnEmi talanchenO A.M.Raja, Balasarasvati dAmpatyam Arudra Ramesh Naidu ?
play, rm play, mp3 andAla rANi A.M.Raja, Balasarasvati vIra kaNkaNam Arudra Susarla Dakshinamurti ?
play, rm play, mp3 jhan jhan kankaNamulUga Balasarasvati tenAli rAmakrishna Samudrala Sr. Viswanathan Ramamurti ?
play, rm play, mp3 madilOni madhura bhAvam Ghantasala, Balasarasvati jayasimha Samudrala Sr. T.V. Raju mohana
play, rm play, mp3 mallepUlu, mollapUlu Balasarasvati rAjii nA prANam Devulapalli Krishna Sastri S. Hanumantha Rao ?
play, rm play, mp3 O UgudunE Uyala Balasarasvati SAnti Samudrala Jr C.R. Subburaman ?
play, rm play, mp3 unduvO madhurAnagari Krishna Hemavati, Balasarasvati priyurAlu Balantrapu Rajanikanta Rao Balantrapu Rajanikanta Rao udaya ravichandrika
play, rm play, mp3 O malaya pavanamA M.S. Rama Rao, Balasarasvati mAnavati Balantrapu Rajanikanta Rao Balantrapu Rajanikanta Rao malaya mArutam
play, rm play, mp3 tana pantanE Balasarasvati mAnavati Balantrapu Rajanikanta Rao Balantrapu Rajanikanta Rao rasAli
play, rm play, mp3 rArAdO rAchiluka A.M.Raja, Balasarasvati chinna kODalu Malladi Ramakrishna Sastri ASvatthAma ?
play, rm play, mp3 jO jO vayAri kAdE Balasarasvati chinna kODalu Malladi Ramakrishna Sastri ASvatthAma ?
play, rm play, mp3 kAnaganaitini gA Ghantasala, Balasarasvati svapna sundari Samudrala Sr. C.R. Subburaman ?
play, rm play, mp3 naTanalu telusunulE Balasarasvati svapna sundari Samudrala Sr. C.R. Subburaman ?
play, rm play, mp3 ElukOvayya Balasarasvati chenchulakShmi Samudrala Sr R.N. chinnayya, C.R. Subburaman ShaNmukhapriya
play, rm play, mp3 Eri Eri Balasarasvati chenchulakShmi Samudrala Sr R.N. chinnayya, C.R. Subburaman ?
play, rm play, mp3 tinne mIdi chinnODa Balasarasvati bhAgya lakShmi Samudrala Sr. BNR ?
play, rm play, mp3 chestAnu peLLi chestAnu Balasarasvati bhAgya lakShmi Samudrala Sr. BNR ?

Telugu folk songs by Sita, Anasuya (contribution)

Sri Satyam Mandapati provided me this Sita-Anasuya folk music concert at a TANA function in the U.S. The english commentary is by Ratna Papa (apparently the daughter of one of them). If anybody knows their full names, please let me know.
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play, rm play, mp3 SrI venkaTESuDA ISuDA SaraNu ?
play, rm play, mp3 rAmanA sandalAlO ?
play, rm play, mp3 nOmInamallAla nomannalAlO sandAmAmA ?
play, rm play, mp3 chIrakaTTUkOni chilakalAgunnAvu ?
play, rm play, mp3 konDanDOri seruvulakinda sEsiri mugguru yevasAyam ?
play, rm play, mp3 vayasupongu vanTikalla paDuchu sOyagAlu dEru ?
play, rm play, mp3 hOlI ?
play, rm play, mp3 mokkajonna tOTalO Konakalla Venkataratnam
play, rm play, mp3 tallI veLLE peLLikumAruni pallakiyA ?
play, rm play, mp3 gOdArOri sinnadi ?
play, rm play, mp3 sandulOna bAyanTi pillaDO ?
play, rm play, mp3 gOlakonDOyi ?
play, rm play, mp3 banDIra poga banDIra ?

Srinivasa Rao Sanagavarapu has kindly contributed the following songs.
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play, rm play, mp3 kOTirAyanu ?
play, rm play, mp3 nandagiri bangAru mAmayya ?

Smt. R. Vedavati Prabhakar Rao

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play, rm play, mp3 priyasakhI SrI hariki
play, rm play, mp3 SivapAdamuluncha
play, rm play, mp3 kommalO kOyilanai
play, rm play, mp3 madhurAnagari samIpamlO
play, rm play, mp3 ammadongA ninnu chUDakunTE
play, rm play, mp3 telusA nA guTTu
play, rm play, mp3 pasiDi kinnera vINa
play, rm play, mp3 pUvulEvi tEvE chelI
play, rm play, mp3 mallenammA malleni
play, rm play, mp3 AkulO Akunai Devulapalli Krishnasastri

Ghantasala Venkatesvara Rao - Excerpts from Live Concert at Chicago 1971 (contribution)

Contributed by Smt. Vijaya and Sri Gopala Rao Nemana.
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play, rm play, mp3 nI konDaku ?
play, rm play, mp3 bIdapUja Jandhyala Papayya Sastri
play, rm play, mp3 EDu konDala sAmi ?
play, rm play, mp3 bhalE manchi rOju ?
play, rm play, mp3 bahudUrapu bATasAri ?
play, rm play, mp3 puShpa vilApamu Jandhyala Papayya Sastri
play, rm play, mp3 muddabanti pUvulO ?
play, rm play, mp3 jagamE mAya samudrAla rAghavAchAryulu
play, rm play, mp3 andame Anandam ?

Ghantasala Venkatesvara Rao - Miscellaneous songs

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play, rm play, mp3 SrI rAma rAmEti A. Venugopal
play, rm play, mp3 SrI rAma daNDakam A. Venugopal
play, rm play, mp3 brahma kaDigina pAdamu annamayya - music by S. Rajeswara Rao
play, rm play, mp3 SrI vEnkaTESa prabhAta prArthana A. Venugopal
play, rm play, mp3 bhuvana mOhana Y. Padmanabha Swami
play, rm play, mp3 nI konDaku nIvE C. Subba Rao
play, rm play, mp3 karuNAmayi - padyAlu Jandhyala Papayya Sastri
play, rm play, mp3 rEgina mungurulu - padyAlu Jandhyala Papayya Sastri
play, rm play, mp3 navamAsamulu - pApAyi padyAlu gurram jAShuvA
play, rm play, mp3 tIyani venkani nAmAmrutamE raavi
play, rm play, mp3 venkanna nAmamE raavi

Ghantasala Venkatesvara Rao - Excerpts from the Bhagavad Gita with telugu commentary

A beautiful rendition of the bhagavad gita by ghantasala. I particularly like the music composition, the selection of ragas and the impeccable pronunciation of sa.nskR^itam.

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play, rm play, mp3 Bhagavad Gita Excerpts - with telugu commentary K.S.Rangaiah Sastry

Ghantasala Venkatesvara Rao - Old private songs (contribution)

Srinivasa Rao Sanagavarapu has kindly contributed these private songs sung by Ghantasala during the 40s and 50s. He maintains a http://www.indianscreen.com website that has some old hindi film songs. He also broadcasts a weekly Telugu program in New Jersey at 9:00 AM on Sundays at a local radio station - a mix of classics and contemporaries. It can be heard on the web at www.wcnj.fm by following the link.

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play, rm play, mp3 veliginchave chinni valapu deepam (with P. Leela) ? ?
play, rm play, mp3 ammA sarOjini dEvi ? early 50s on Sarojini Naidu's death?
play, rm play, mp3 bhAratIyula kaLaa prabhavammolakinchu ? early 50s, tribute to Sarojini Naidu
play, rm play, mp3 bahu dUrapu bATasAri ? late 40s
play, rm play, mp3 atta lEni kODaluttamurAlu OyammA ? late 40s
play, rm play, mp3 kuntI vilApam Jandhyala Papayya Sastri late 40s
play, rm play, mp3 pushpa vilApam - 1 Jandhyala Papayya Sastri late 40s
play, rm play, mp3 puShpAnjali (part 2 of above) Jandhyala Papayya Sastri late 40s
play, rm play, mp3 rAvOyi bangAri mA'va ? late 40s
play, rm play, mp3 svantantram ? 1947, at the time of independence?
play, rm play, mp3 svAntantrya Siddhi ? 1948, one year later?
play, rm play, mp3 talaninDa PoodanDa Dasarathi Rangacharya early 50s

All India Radio Telugu Lalita sangItam 1966-71 (contribution)

Ramchand K Burra has kindly contributed these private songs sung by Chittaranjan and others in programs like 'ii maasapu paaTa', 'jaanapada gEyaalu' on AIR's Hyd-A radio station during the 1960s and 70s. More information on these songs can be obtained at his website, http://mysite.verizon.net/res1wgre/.

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play, rm play, mp3 AlapinchanA C. Narayana Reddy B. Vasanta ii mAsapu pATa
play, rm play, mp3 bhagavantA! nIdE bhAramurA ? chittaranjan tattvam
play, rm play, mp3 ettavoyI kEla yI bEla suma bAla ? ? lalita giitam
play, rm play, mp3 Ganagana ganTa mrogindanTa, pilupoka pUjArike kAdanTa Balantrapu Rajanikantaravu S. Vijayalakshmi ii mAsapu pATa
play, rm play, mp3 intirO yI gOpabAluDu enta mODi chEsenE ? S. Janaki lalita giitam
play, rm play, mp3 sogasu nii sommu kalyANi rAgiNI M. Balamurali Krishna M. Balamurali Krishna ii mAsapu pATa
play, rm play, mp3 kanupinche kanupinchenammA nelarEDu ? B. Vasanta? lalita giitam
play, rm play, mp3 kOTi kOTi tAralalO mETi chandamAmalA Dasarathi B. Vasanta ii mAsapu pATa
play, rm play, mp3 kShaNamaina ninuvIDi manajAlanE chelI ? M. Balamurali Krishna ii mAsapu pATa
play, rm play, mp3 mabbulochchinai ? B. Vasanta? lalita giitam
play, rm play, mp3 moddabbAi ? Radio Annayya (Nyayapati Raghava Rao's Voice) bAlAnandam pATa
play, rm play, mp3 naDimi sundari ? ? lalita giitam
play, rm play, mp3 E puTTa dAgEvu, enta pilichina rAvu, nAgannA ? ? bhakti giitam
play, rm play, mp3 padamule chaalu rAmA ? chittaranjan bhakti giitam
play, rm play, mp3 pandu vennela adE kotta vennela ? ? lalita giitam
play, rm play, mp3 radhA manOhara rAvElarA tanDrI ? chittaranjan tattvam
play, rm play, mp3 Srii rAma rAmayaneDi nAmambE ? chittaranjan bhakti giitam
play, rm play, mp3 svAtantryamE nA jIvitASayani ? ? lalita giitam
play, rm play, mp3 tattvam ? Sita & Anasuya jAnapadam
play, rm play, mp3 UgavE DOlika mallavarapu Visvesvara Rao B. Sarojini devi lalita giitam
play, rm play, mp3 Vinthaganu SrI kriShNa dEvuDu ? chittaranjan lalita giitam

Miscellaneous lalita sangItam I learnt during childhood

I learnt a few lalita sangItam songs during my childhood from my various sources: from my music teachers, from the AIR Vijayawada Lalita sangItam classes on Radio by Chittaranjan. Since I am not finding them elsewhere, I sang them in my gArdabha svaram solely to instigate rasikas into providing better/original renditions :-)
Click on the song title to see its lyrics and other details.

Select rm Select mp3 Title Author Raaga Taala
play, rm play, mp3 evaru penchina kalpatarulivi (from AIR class) Smt. Jonnalagadda Raghavamma rAga mAlika tripuTa
play, rm rAvE rAvE nava varShA (from AIR class) ? amR^itavarShiNi Adi
play, rm play, mp3 krishna hare muddu krishna hare (from music teacher) ? kAmbhOji Adi



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