Ananda Shankar - And His Music LP
Ananda Shankar - And His Music LP (Life Goes On/Italy)
Restock of a fave all time record.
Reissue, originally released in 1975. A rare groove classic finally back in print. Opener "Streets Of Calcutta" has been covered several times (most recently by Japanese wizards Kikagaku Moyo) and is still regarded as an east/west hybrid manifesto. Ananda Shankar (December 11, 1942 - March 26, 1999) was an Indian musician, singer, and composer best known for fusing Western and Eastern musical styles. He was married to dancer and choreographer Tanusree Shankar. In the late 1960s, Shankar travelled to Los Angeles, where he played with many contemporary musicians including Jimi Hendrix. There he was signed to Reprise Records and released his first album, Ananda Shankar, in 1970, with original Indian classical material alongside sitar-based cover versions of popular hits, The Rolling Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and The Doors' "Light My Fire". Returning to India in the early 1970s, Shankar continued to experiment musically and in 1975 released his most critically acclaimed album, Ananda Shankar And his Music, a jazz-funk mix of Eastern sitar, Western rock guitar, tabla, mridangam, drums, and Moog synthesizers.