C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Bismillah Khan

(guest blogged by Howie Klein)

Bismillah Khan is the world's greatest shenai player. I've loved his classical Indian music since someone turned me on to him when I was a student in the 60's. Later, when I was a radio dj, I tried turning a mass audience on to his music; it didn't work. Most people found it too... foreign. All the pieces I have by him are over 10 minutes long but today I found a 3 minute extract from "Rag Multani" that I hope opens up a new musical vista for someone in the Music Club.

We don't have any Bismillah Khan CDs to give away as prizes tonight but I remember whenever I used to play his music on KSAN people used to call up and request ELO songs. So tonight's C&L Late Night Music Club prize are 3 copies of the new expanded version of ELO II (so not just "Roll Over Beethoven" and the classics but also 4 new bonus tracks to boot). Just put together a playlist of the 10 best late night listening songs you know and the 3 coolest get the ELO. Send 'em to downwithtyranny@aol.com.


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