Bhakti Groove Machine

by Jim Gelcer

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"Jim Gelcer's Bhakti Groove Machine infuses new life and spirit into the ancient heartfelt chants that influence todays Kirtan movement."
~ TERRY MCBRIDE
CEO, Nutone Records -- Vancouver, Canada

"Jim Gelcer's Bhakti Groove Machine is sweet, soulful, smooth and sublime. It flows, grooves, and takes the listener on a rich journey into the heart. Bhakti Groove Machine is great music, great production, and most importantly, a great feel soaked in devotion!"
- DAVID NEWMAN (DURGA DAS)
Kirtan Recording Artist -- Philadelphia, USA

"I am completely hooked on Jim Gelcer's Bhakti Groove Machine. Jim lays down Sanskrit mantra against a backdrop of popular music references from Al Jarreau to Traffic and beyond. The songwriting is compelling. The musicianship is impeccable. And the grooves have me shaking my ass all over the house daily. This album appeals on so many levels, you don't need to be a kirtan fan to appreciate it."
~ ZOE KORS
Managing Director, LA Yoga -- Los Angeles, USA

"Jim's music shines forth bright and clear, and leaves a happy afterglow in my brain that lasts for hours."
~ LORIN ROCHE, Ph.D
Author, "The Radiance Sutras" -- Los Angeles, USA

"Listening to Jim Gelcer's latest release, Bhakti Groove Machine, is like tasting your way through a box of chocolates. Infused with elements of R&B, jazz, rock, and old school kirtan, every song is a delicious aural treat!"
~ JONI YUNG
Host, Yoga Chat with The Accidental Yogist -- Los Angeles, USA

"Jim's voice is easy like Sunday morning."
~ PRAJNA VIEIRA
Kirtan Recording Artist -- San Jose, USA

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released July 4, 2013

Produced by Ben Leinbach and Jim Gelcer
©2013 SOCAN

www.jimgelcerkirtan.com

Thank You: Ben Leinbach for your artistry; Prajna Vieira and Lisa Chorny for your beautiful voices; my family -- Jacob, Kai, Esther, Alec, and Alon for the endless gifts you have given and continue to bestow on me.

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Track Name: Om Namo Bhagavate
Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya

I bow to Lord Vasudeva (Krishna)
Track Name: Sarve Bhavantu
Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah
Sarve Santu Niramayah
Sarve Bhadrani Pashyantu
Ma Kaschid Dukha Bhag Bhavet

May all be happy
May all be healthy
May all enjoy prosperity
May none experience sorrow
Track Name: Shiva Shiva
Shiva Shiva Mahadeva
Namah Shivaya Sadashiva
Hare Om Namah Shivaya

Shiva, O Greatest God
We give our love to you, Eternal God

Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu
Gurur Devo, Maheshwara
Guru Sakshat, Para Brahma
Tasmai Shri Gurave Namah

The guru is Brahma, the guru is Vishnu
The guru is Shiva, Lord of Gods
My salutations to such a guru
Who is verily the supreme God

Mahadeva (Greatest God), Devadeva (Lord of the Lords)
Jagadisha (Master of the Universe), Nataraja (King of the Art of Dancing)
Sadashiva (Eternal God), Vishveshwara (Lord of the Universe)
Tripurari (Enemy of Tripura), Gangadhara (Lord of River Ganges)
Umapati (Consort of Uma), Gurudeva (Master of All)
Track Name: Tumi
Tumi Bhaja Re Mana
Tumi Japa Re Mana
Om Shri Ram Jaya Ram
Japa re Mana

Oh mind, my dear friend
Always chant the name of the Divine
Always repeat God’s Name
Track Name: Sarva Mangala
Sarva Mangala Mangalye
Shive Sarvatha Sadhike
Sharanye Tryambake Gauri
Narayani Namosthute

The one who is the auspiciousness of all that is auspicious 
The consort of Shiva who is the means of accomplishing all desires
The refuge of all, the three eyed one, the fair complexioned one
Salutations to you, Narayani
Track Name: Loka Samastha
Loka Samastha Sukhino Bhavantu

May all beings everywhere be happy and free
And may the thoughts, words and actions of my own life 
Contribute in some way to that happiness and freedom
Track Name: Yat Karoshi
Yat Karoshi, Yat Ashnasi
Yat Juhoshi, Dadasi Yat 
Yat Tapas, Yasi Kaunteya
Tat Kurushva, Mad Arpanam

Every action, Everything you eat
Every sacrifice you make, Every charity you give
Every austerity, O Arjuna, son of Kunti
All that you do, do as an offering unto Me
Track Name: Sri Krishna
Sri Krishna Govinda Hare Murare
He Natha Narayana Vasudeva

O Krishna, I worship you with my heart and soul