Baju Band Khul Khul Jaye

During 1902-1908 many ordinary artists of that period recorded for The Gramophone Company. They were the Bais, Jans or Bandis, otherwise known as dancing girls or courtesans, living under the patronage of kings and wealthy zamindars (landlords). Most of them belonged to Delhi, Agra, Lucknow, Allahabad, Benares, Patna and Calcutta. Among these many non-descript dancer singers was one called Mohammad Bandi of Patna whose rare recording in Bhairavi, Teentaal, is given below.

Mohammad Bandi:

saawanriya jadoogar re, baju band khul khul jaye
bharan kiya hai re, achara udi udi jaye

Aftab-e-mousiki Ustad Faiyyaz Khan of Agra Gharana:

baju band khul khul jaye
sawanriya ne jadoo dala
jadoo ki pudiya, bhar bhar mare
kaye karega baid bechara

Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan:

Ustad Munawar Ali Khan:

Pandit Bhimsen Joshi:

Ustad Barkat Ali Khan:

Girija Devi:

Lata Mangeshkar:

Abida Parveen:

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