Inviting you all to a 1974 concert of the Vidwan in Parvathi, Mysore http://chowdaiahandparvati.blogspot.com/
. He is accompanied by Vidwans M. Chandrasekharan (Violin), Vellore Ramabhadran (Mridangam) and H.P Ramachar on the Khanjira.
This blog is a treasure/gem ! Thank you so much. I have been meaning to thank you forever for this yeoman service.
I agree with drohit on Shri Ramachandran. For many many years, we lived next street to him, and had the pleasure of his company on multiple occasions. His devotion to his guru GNB is matchless.
The quality that stands out most in his singing (to me) is "vistaaram" or expansiveness. I had a recording of a great private concert at a relative's residence where he sang the most wonderful (and elaborate) Madhyamavati, with Chandrasekharan Sir sabashing him million times. Sadly I lost the tape when i moved from Michigan to California.
His voice is so rich that it can carry really well even in a mikeless setting. Two incidents come to mind: one a brilliant concert in the CLT at IITM when the power went out, but he continued singing, and you couldn't even notice the difference, and the other when he sat down to sing in front of Periyaval (Jayendra Sarasvathi Svamigal) in Sankara School (I think) in Thiruvanmiyur where we could hear him clearly (its been many years now but i am almost certain there was no mike) despite all the commotion with other "festivities".
Sadly so many less deserving people have got the SK in recent years, while he (and so many others) has had to wait.