Madhu Balakrishnan fans

Bonheur Goldie

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Posted: 21 February 2013 at 10:39am | IP Logged
I make no apologies n I will say unabashedly that I am a great fan of this singer. What I like is his classical depth. He participated in Ilayaraja's concert in Toronto on 16 feb, singing alongside SPB, Hariharan, Karthik, Yuvan n the like. He sang only 2 songs but his performance was by far the best, in my view. Here is a video clip of one of the songs, an old Yesudas number


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migan Cool Viewbie

Joined: 07 June 2006
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Posted: 25 February 2013 at 3:15pm | IP Logged
Hi Bon - Nice to see you here. Did you watch the show live?

I know you are a fan of of him and me too - been missing him a long time. He didn't get as many chances as he deserves.

Recently they showed a program in Vijay TV called iruvar - I am trying to find a link to it. Madhu.B sang a lot of songs old Yesudos songs and all of them are wonderful. He sang along with SPB, Chitra, Malaysia Vasudevan and Saindhavi.

Wonderful program.

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Bonheur Goldie

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Posted: 27 February 2013 at 8:17am | IP Logged
Hi Migan
Glad you enjoy Madhu's songs and agree he deserves more exposure. Incidentally, he appeared in Vijay TV's Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru today and the day before yesterday, singing a medley of songs with a few other singers. I expected him to sing a few solos and was disappointed.
No, I wasn't in Toronto; wish I was. I recorded Iruvar some time back on my TV's set top box but can't convert it to a CD.
Among Tamil songs, some of Madhu's recent songs include "O sengade" in "Paradesi", "Neeyum naanum" in Prasad", "Iravu Pagal" in "Naankam Thamizhan", and "Omkaara" in the Shriya Sharan-starring historical movie "Chandra". He also has a song in "Kedi Billa Killadi Renga" but I haven't heard it.
If you are into Malayalam songs and especially Malayalam devotional songs, you're in for a treat. He has sung some amazing, classically-oriented songs. He in fact has nearly 10,000 devotional songs to his credit.

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mellisai IF-Sizzlerz

Joined: 08 June 2007
Posts: 10307

Posted: 03 March 2013 at 4:21am | IP Logged
thanks for the link, bon. 
madhu balakrishnan - brilliant as always! 
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