"Ananda Shankar" (1942-1999) is the Bengali musicians self titled debut album, first released in 1970.
Born in Almora in Uttar Pradesh, India, Shankar was nephew of the renowned sitarist Ravi Shankar. Ananda did not learn sitar from his uncle but studied with Lalmani Misra at Banaras Hindu University. In the late 1960's Shankar travelled to Los Angeles, where he played with many contemporary musicians including Jimi Hendrix. There he was signed to Reprise records and released this, his first self-titled album in 1970, featuring original Indian classical material alongside sitar-based cover versions of popular hits such as The Rolling Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and The Doors' "Light My Fire".
Ananda Shankar - Ananda Shankar
U.K. Reprise K 44092 stereo (1970)
Album produced by Alex Hassilev.
The vinyl record has remained in excellent condition.
Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.
Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.
The laminated record cover is in excellent condition, displaying only minor signs of wear.
For full track listing see Own tab.