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Kay Das


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Post  Posted 17 Feb 2019 12:24 am    
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I started developing this track, now called "Sunset on the Kushiara" as a cover to George Harrison's "Marwa Blues" but the recording seemed to take on a life of its own as I began thinking of my late father Sudhansu (1915 - 2009), born on the banks of the River Kushiara and who served as a surgeon in the British Indian Army at the Western Front of World War II and became a decorated war hero. I have last year published a book on his memoirs now available at all the major outlets.
https://soundcloud.com/kay-das/marwa-blues-encore

Kay


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Nic Neufeld


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Post  Posted 17 Feb 2019 5:14 am    
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Lovely playing! I wasn't familiar with this song...listening to the original now. Wonder if it is named for Marwa thaat. SrGMPDNS...doesn't line up too well but in some places.

I would love to apply my sitar studies (under Ustad Imrat Khan, the sitar and surbahar maestro of Imdadkhani gharana...recently passed on) to steel guitar someday, perhaps via one of the acoustic slide veenas (mohan, hansa, etc).
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Joachim Kettner


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Post  Posted 17 Feb 2019 5:50 am    
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Very beautiful Kay! It's a sad consequence of his death that there will be no more new releases after Brainwashed.
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David M Brown


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Post  Posted 17 Feb 2019 9:18 am    
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Nic Neufeld wrote:


I would love to apply my sitar studies (under Ustad Imrat Khan, the sitar and surbahar maestro of Imdadkhani gharana...recently passed on) to steel guitar someday, perhaps via one of the acoustic slide veenas (mohan, hansa, etc).


Indian steel players have been doing so for decades, you'd be in good company!

I still like the older electric filmi Indian steel style.
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John Porcellino


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Illinois, USA
Post  Posted 19 Feb 2019 4:47 pm    
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Beautiful.
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Kay Das


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Los Angeles CA
Post  Posted 21 Feb 2019 3:30 pm    
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Nic, Joachim, David, John,

Grateful for the appreciation.

The steel guitar can adapt to many different genres of music. Further, within each genre, I can 89-90% of the time identify who is playing. We are all built differently and we each play with our individual touches, the way we are wired internally. I think no lap steel players sound alike.

btw: you may wish to read the intro to the book now available on amazon and other outlets...to get a deeper flavour to the tune. I wish I could attach the track to the book somehow! but that would be impossible!

Thanks again,

Kay
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Eric Gross


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Perkasie PA, USA
Post  Posted 2 Mar 2019 9:02 am    
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Gorgeous!

You really nailed the Harrison vibe, very impressive.
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Kay Das


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Los Angeles CA
Post  Posted 4 Mar 2019 11:44 pm    
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Grateful for the appreciation, Eric.

Here is another Harrison tune...with a long steel guitar solo outro that seemed to acquire a life of its own...

https://soundcloud.com/kay-das/my-sweet-lord

Kay
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