Raasave Unna Nambi

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This rustic melody – A brilliant song by Vairamuthu for a brilliant movie by Bharathiraja set to a brilliant tune by Maestro.There is nothing much more for me to write about it- the composition just speaks for itself.

I have a fairly base voice.Every so often I attempt a S.Janaki amma’s song or a P.Susheela amma’s song and always end up with the feeling," God, Can I please borrow one of their sweet voices ?" :-(.This is one such attempt where I literally had to stretch my vocal chord thin :-) and as expected ended up with the same feeling. However, it definitely was a good vocal exercise.

I so loved the opening humming that I decided to keep the original.

Lesson learnt from my previous recording: I have upgraded to a slightly better mic, although not a great one. This one atleast is meant fot singing.

Please leave me your thoughts on this attempt.Thanks.

Song : Rasaave Unna Nambi
Original Singer: S.Janaki
Music: Illayaraaja
Lyrics: Vairamuthu
Movie: Mudhal Mariyaadhai
Cover version: Kavitha Nagarajan

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Nithya Muziboo staff said

Nice one Kavitha

Cheers
Nithya

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Meena Raman said

This is my favorite song
Good Work Kavitha

regards

Meena

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Srini S said

hey kavitha u have sung very well.nice expressions,
only thing take care of the diction.Places like ur
uruthudhunga not urukudhunga in pallavi,in charanam,
ooru sanam not ooru chanam.otherwise enjoyed it.kee
p them coming and all the best.5/5
srinivasan.s

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Adithi said

One of my most favourite songs of SJ. Very well sung, Kavitha! Minor shruthi issues here and there but you carried the spirit of the song very well. What recording gear do you use? A better recording setup may help bring out the true quality of your voice. All the best!

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Tara Balakrishnan said

ur pitching seems tad low than the k-track in pallavi… charanam is fine. very nice voice. liked ur singing and expressions.
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Kavi Nagarajan said

@Meena, Nithya, Thank you

@Srinivasan, Thank you and thank you for the great pointers.
For the longest time, I always remembered the song to go “uruththudhunga”. When I decided to record this one, I listened to the original, I was surprised it was “urukkudhunga”- I checked against couple of websites with lyrics even. I would think “oru vaarthai – vandhu uruththudhunga” makes more sense , but I am sure Vairamuthu sir had his reasons to go with “Urukkudhunga”….
“ooru sanam” vs. “Ooruchanam” – SJ sings as “ooruchanam”.So, I decided to go with that.

@Adithi, Tara : Thank you for taking the time to listen and comment. Really appreciate that.
The current recording setup I have, I cannot hear myself when I sing. But, that is no reason for the sruthi issues to creep in. I’ll try to re-upload sometime soon.
@Aditi – Did you notice offs anywhere other than pallavi – let me know.
Thank you both.

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Vamsi Nadella said

Good one Kavitha. Never heard this song before. but a very melodious number and you did well. Your recording gear must be upgraded.

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Tara Balakrishnan said

thads understandable Kavitha. Even i have the issue of not getting the fb of what i sing when i record… looking fwd to ur uploads!
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Srini S said

oh fine no problem
srinivasan.s

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Meena (on & off from muziboo) said

One of my most favs :).U have done maximum justice to it,apart from slight pitching issues and the balance in volume.Keep posting more songs…

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Kumaran said

Well sung, Kavitha.

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Jenefa (inactive) said

Beautifully sung, Kavitha!
Jenefa :)

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Nithya Bayya (www.facebook.com/nithyabayya) Pro user said

very beautifully sung … CHeers Nithya

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Sathish said

Hi Kavitha…

Nice voice and gud feel….starting notes were little shaky… in 1st charanam after interlude ur
starting could have been little smooth….some portions are too good.

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Kavi Nagarajan said

@Vamsi, Meena, Jenefa, Kumaran, Nithya
Thanks for taking the time to listen and writing down your comments.

@Sathish
Thanks for your comments and great pointers.
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Kumar Srinivasan Pro user said

Kavitha,
Very well sung. Areas of improvement already covered above. You have a nice voice and a good range. Keep posting songs.

-Kumar.

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Kavi Nagarajan said

Kumar, Srividya,
Thank you both for taking the time to listen and comment. :-)
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Murali Venkatraman said

Your karaoke track is double pitched. Whoever did the track did not ensure that the portions cut out from the original and the “fill in” arrangement are in the same pitch. As a result, it kept infringing on your rendition and you were not sure which reference you should adhere to for your shruthi. So, in my opinion it is not your fault whenever you had pitching issues in this.

Solely based on the way you carried the song, it is really very nice. This is an eternal classic and sits right next to “VettivERu vaasam”. The very first word “raasaavE…” expresses the longing of the village belle.

If diction is important for the song, so is the accent or the slant. And in this song Janaki just epitomized the folk flavor and the casual singing style in a mind boggling way. The way she stresses on the words “indha gadhiyaachchu” – just priceless. You have done very well in capturing that too, but may be a little more slant in “aachu” would have been more delectable.

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Mubaseer said

hi kavitha nice and good singingggggggg

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Suthahar said

Really i enjoyed.Good singing kavitha.
Downloaded that song and added in my favorites

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Ambi Vedhu said

hey kavitha!!!!fabulous voice man!!! just loved ur voice to extreme!!! diction could be better in some places other than that cool!!!

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Jayanskdr Jayadeep said

the song attracts our mind from the begining with the humming,its really really fabulous. and the lines " rasave unna nambi,intha rosapoo irrukuthenge……"
i like to hear this from my angel….
ha ha ha nice to commend so. Ok sister, thanks for rasave unna nambi…….

try kannada song;’ Aa bettadalli, beladingalalli…… ( movie:baa nalle madhu chandrake)’ nicely dedicated to music lovers. Mainly those lines…its extra ordinary…. truly something extra… i am fond of it….

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Radha Krishnan said

what a voice……its really great singing. recoring mixing il thaan slight aa unga voice ulla pona maathiri oru feel iruku. matra padi, singing wise endha kuraiyum illai. pls participate airtel super singer 3. u will won the title.

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Kavi Nagarajan said

Jayadeep, Thank you. Not familiar with the song you’ve suggested.Will check it out. Thanks for the suggestion.

Radha Krishnan : Romba nanri. Yeah, I had a tough time recording this song due to multitude of S/w and H/w issues.Also,as Murali has pointed, K-track is sub-par.
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Surendran Menon said

A fantastic composition of Ilayaraja and you have rendered it well with your good voice. One of my all time favourite S. janaki number. Since you have a good voice range, would have sounded much better with a better track and good mixing.

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Kavi Nagarajan said

Surendran, Thanks you.
I agree, a better k-track and recording setup would have helped immensely.

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Divya Dharshini - away !!! said

Hie kavitha,

Really U ve Great voice….nice song….nice voice nd nice singing……Awesome!!

With Lots Of Love,
Ur Divya:)

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Kavi Nagarajan said

Thanks Divya and welcome to my block.
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Jaishankar said

Hi Kavitha…. An excellent song and you really sung well. I feel the voice is little light and you would have done it with little more open voice. Anyhow… the song is really good and I enjoyed your feel throughout the song. Well done Kavitha…. Pls keep singing a lot. God Bless You…

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Kavi Nagarajan said

Thanks Jaishankar :-)

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Ranjith Mrlonely said

nice to listn kavi…

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Kavi Nagarajan said

Thanks Ranjith. :-)
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Kalaivanan Raju said

very good voice kavi………….very good choice of song………….

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Kavi Nagarajan said

Thanks Kalaivanan, welcome to my space.
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Shankar Pro user said

Kavi,

First time in your space…. this is very good singing…. I always this song and so did with your rendition too…. Beautiful voice and nice feel…. Enjoyed the last bit of improvization too in “Irukkudhunga”….

Well done….

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Mohamed Kassim (away) said

Hi Kavi,
lovely singing by you! nice voice!
nearly to the original. enjoyed lot!
Warm Regards
kassim


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