Surprise, surprise! As I downloaded the film songs file, when I got to venugAnam, what do I find? VVS singing to the accompaniment of just mridangam! What do you think he is singing? Three songs of Ambujam Krishna of the ones he tuned for Geetha Mala vol:1! Do you think there are other files which may contain more treasures? Reminds me of the way Cool found Bade Gulam's Gayana Samaja concert under a different label!
The year is 1950? 1951? It was the final version of the songs he had tuned, to be sent away to Madurai to Ambujam Krishna. There were a few sessions of recording on a spool to spool--I remember being there at one of those sessions. It was Madurai Krishnaiyyangar on the mridangam, if I am not mistaken. My! All those songs, if only more would surface!
sadA smarAmi sAkEta rAmam is one of my favorites!
Thanks a bundle padren! I am also singing (pADrEn) now