Bade Ghulam Ali Khan -
EALP 1516 - (Condition 90-95%) - LP Record
Bade Ghulam Ali Khan
(Devanagari:बड़ेगुलामअलीखान, Shahmukhi: بڑے غلام علی
خان) (c. 1902 – 25 April 1968) was a Hindustani classical vocalist, from the
Khan was born in Kasur,
then in the Punjab province in British India; after partition, Kasur became a
part of Pakistan. His father was a famous singer, Ali Baksh Khan, in a West
Punjabi family of musical heritage.
At the age of seven, he
learned sarangi and vocal from his paternal uncle Kale Khan, who was also a
singer and composer of repute, and after his death he picked up a few
compositions from his father who had re-married by this time. This tenure
lasted for almost three years. It was at this juncture that he improvised the
musical instrument "Kanoon" to the present "Swaramandal"
which became his trademark. When he was about 21 years old, he moved to
Benaras where he accompanied a courtesan named Zarabai on the sarangi and
started to perform in public.