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A Sunday bonus post and another favorite of my late Dad's

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My Dad really loved versatility/variety in music, not just in rock,
 like I do, but he was quite a fan of
blues, country, folk.....lots of stuff. When I was a kid the stereo was on ALL the time, and you just never knew what you were going to get out of his stellar vinyl collection.....I learned a lot about music from him, obviously our tastes crossed the lines sometimes (at the time of his death in 1990, he was still enjoying punk/new wave/metal stuff, always up for something new.....KIND OF like me, but he was more open to ANYTHING than I am (truth be told I REALLY dislike some types of music, such as MOST country for example, but we all just enjoy what we enjoy, and the world is a better place for it.....

What I'm leading up to here is I remember hearing Ravi Shankar's "Three Ragas" quite a bit as a kid, found it to be weird and VERY different from, say, Bob Dylan or the Stones (even obvious to my 7-8 year old brain)........I was for some reason thinking about "Three Ragas" the other day, went to the basement (yes, Dad's old vinyl still has a home in my basement, MOST of it (the rock stuff) has been transferred to digital, but this one, I knew, had not been.....anyway, I found it, played it, and while the memories came flying back, the years have not been kind to the vinyl.....I was going to transfer it ANYWAY and post it in all it's crackly-vinyl glory, but checking the Bay there was actually a CD version there! Unbeleiveable. My Dad would have LOVED the CD/file sharing/digital music era, so sorry he missed it.

Anyway, I rather than transfer I went ahead and downloaded the digital copy......sounds great. This is three long tracks of, well, raga, instrumental sitar-based and a fine indoctrination to the earliest of raga sounds, which of course has influenced rock in various ways ever since (this was issued in 1956, his first recorded effort, and certainly the oldest record I have ever presented on this blog).......

OK, something different, again.....if you are thinking I am off my rocker, maybe I am, but don't say I don't try to keep things fresh and original each day.......I'd LOVE to hear from some young pup who finds this to be a treat, and from anyone who loves OR hates this album......likely it won't go into heavy rotation in your, mine, or anyone else's heavy rotation, but often the temptation is so great to be "interesting" rather than "entertaining".....

Something else tomorrow, we'll all find out together what it will be!

THREE RAGAS-01 Raga Jog/02 Raga Ahir Bhairav/03 Raga Simhendra Madhyamam

Love to know what ya'll think about this, and of course anything you guys want to share or hear, you know this is the place. Love everyone who stops by here, and thank you all for doing so.

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