78rpm vintage : Mohammad Bandi

During 1902-1908 many ordinary artists of that period recorded for The Gramophone Company. They were the Bais, Jans or Bandis, otherwise known as dancing girls or courtesans, living under the patronage of kings and wealthy zamindars (landlords). Most of them belonged to Delhi, Agra, Lucknow, Allahabad, Benares, Patna and Calcutta. Among these many non-descript dancer singers was one called Mohammad Bandi of Patna. Until 1908, it was customary for all artists to announce their names at the end of each recording. This was necessary to facilitate the record pressing company in making the record labels. Listen to Mohammad Bandi announcing her name at the end of first three songs. These recordings are very rare and of great historical importance.

Mohammad Bandi – Holi (1907) :  Download

Mohammad Bandi – Barwa – Tori Banki Banki Chitwan (1907) :  Download

Mohammad Bandi – Raga Sindhu Kafi (1907) :  Download

Mohammad Bandi – Bayeen Nayan Mori Phadke (1908) :  Download

Mohammad Bandi – Bhairavi – Bajuband Khul Khul Jaye (1908) :  Download

Mohammad Bandi – Bhairavi – Nazar Main To Mar Aayi Re (1908) :  Download

Mohammad Bandi – Kafi Thumri (1908) :  Download

.. more 78rpm vintage Songs »

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9 Comments

  1. benlaudanum said,

    March 6, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    this blog is incredible. is it the one from my memory w/ a new layout? please get in touch/

  2. indianraga said,

    March 6, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    The layout of this blog has been the same from day one.

  3. April 11, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    surprised to find my child hood
    ab dede bhenta pingla jogi khada hai dwar……….song from bharathari
    yet to be found
    can you find it for an old person like me
    thank you very much to find my childhood
    may god bless you

  4. April 11, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    mohammed bandi singing is a pleasant surprise
    i have two from miss dulari of nepal durbar fame

  5. indianraga said,

    April 11, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Yes, your wanted song Bhiksha De De from Bharthari is already here. Visit the following link and play Quiz Song 2 :

    http://indianraga.wordpress.com/2009/05/20/four-songs-my-choice-3/

    The details are here :

    http://indianraga.wordpress.com/2009/06/04/rashid-khan-five-gems/

  6. April 13, 2010 at 10:19 am

    i am much indebted to you
    for finding RAJA BHARTHARIsong

    and how to play??/

  7. April 13, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    I AM NEW TO THIS SITE….2 DAYS
    LEARNT HOW TO PLAY RAJA BHARATHARI SONG
    WELL TO DOWN LOAD, SOUND RECORDER IS THE BEST OPTION
    UNLESS INDIANRAGA SUGGESTS ANY ALTERNATIVE

    IT WAS BLISS TO HEAR
    MORE SONGS FROM THE SAME FILM WOULD BE WELCOME

  8. Vinod Kapoor said,

    March 30, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Its a revelation. I enjoyed. Please keep me posted.

  9. Ramesh said,

    June 22, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    What time and what a great music. rcpant


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