Today is Ekadasi. It’s also Saturday. On Saturdays, I usually post a Classic ISKCON Tape, but since Ekadasi trumps Saturday, the tape will be posted tomorrow.
Today, we’ve got a record simply entitled Radhagovinda Productions. For those who have been following my Classic ISKCON Vinyl series, you have probably heard most of these songs before. It’s kind of a rehash of songs from three different LPs. There’s not much information on this one. So here it is…
1) Prayers to the Six Gosvamiso 10:00 – Ah yes, the Six Gosvamisos! This is sung by Srila Prabhupada. This is a shortened version of a cut from Krsna Meditation (Radha Krsna Productions #1005). It would later appear on the Krishna Meditations Tape & CD released by BBT.
2) Van De Haim 16:22 – Fifteen or so minutes of a nice kirtan lead by Hamsadutta. Harmonium, mrdanga and kartals. The assembled devotees and Hamsadutta’s own improvisation accompany him (This originally appeared on Hare Krishna Festival LP HKR #1003).
1) Jaya Radha 6:24 – Led by Hamsadutta. This is the same exact recording that was on the Hare Krsna Festival 7″ HKR #2003 (and Hare Krishna Festival LP HKR #1003).
2) Vande Haim 5:25 – Led by Hamsadutta. And this is the same exact recording that was on the Hare Krsna Festival 7″ HKR #2002 (and Hare Krishna Festival LP HKR #1003).
The remainder of these songs were from the Temple Radha Krishna LP.
3) Radha-Madhava 5:02 – Bhagavan dasa leads this soft, yet rocking kirtana style rendition of this daily-sung song. It’s got a harmonium, a mrdanga and a few kartals. Quite a fun track. It’s one that really makes this album great.
4) Kesava Kali Mala 5:21 – And Acyutananda Swami is back for what is my favorite song on this album. It’s upbeat and fun. Also from the same session as the first two Acyutananda Swami tracks. Have a listen. It’s fun.
5) Bhaja Bakata 1:50 – Sung by Bhagavan dasa, this is a quick clip of Gaura-arati played on the harmonium from the same session as track four. For some reason it slides right into the next track:
6) Hare Krsna 3:20 – A kirtana led by Yogesvara dasa. I’m not sure why the did the slide. This is a too short, but fun kirtana with a cute female voice in the background yelling “Hare Hare!” Yogesvara dasa’s voice is great. I wish there were kirtanas of his floating around.
7) Hare Krsna 2:22 – This is weird and almost trance-like. Bhagavan dasa’s voice is soft and slow, followed by a harmonium. The kartals and the mrdanga are playing a much faster beat, in double-time. There’s also there are a few conchs blowing in the back ground. A great way to end another great album.
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*Note – I have preserved the spelling of the songs as it appeared on the label. Yes, “Vande Haim” and “Van De Haim” were both spelled like that. As was “Gosvamiso.” Pretty exciting, huh?