We have covered solo songs of two of the five principal male playback singers – G M Durrani + Talat Mahmood – for the year 1949.
Today we will listen to solo songs of Surendra as well those by ‘the other’ male playback singers, before we take two really significant players for the year – Mukesh and Mohammed Rafi.
Solo Songs of Surendra
Not so predominantly as Suraiya does on the female singer side, Surendra continues to hold the flag of singing star high enough on the male side for the current year.
Main To Hun Udaas – Kamal – S D Burman – Prem Dhawan
Jhoom Jhoom Ke Naach Re Manwa – Kamal – S D Burman
Ab Raat Gai Hai Beet – Kamal – S D Burman
Kiyun Samjhe Hamein Parwana – Imtihaan – Shyam Babu Pathak – Hari Krishna ‘Premi’
Solo Songs of Other Male Singers
Even as the songs do remain isolated in numbers, the picture that emerges provides quite a varied and rich canvas.
Aankhen Kah Gayin Dil Ki Baat – Laadli – SD Batish – Anil Biswas – Dr Safdar Aah
Wohi Rota Hua Ek Dil – Lahore – Karan Dewan – Shyam Sunder – Rajendra Krishna
Duniya To Yeh Kahati Hai, Insaan Kahaan Hai – Lahore – Manna Dey – Shyam Sunder – Rajendra Krishna
Jagmag jagmag karta nikla chand poonam ka pyara – Rim Zim – Kishore Kumar – Khemchand Prakash – Bharat Vyas
Khushi Ki Aas Rahi Dil Ko Aur Khushi Na Mili – Sawan Aaya Re – Khan Mastana – Khemchand Prakash – Arzoo Lakhanavi
Chahte Ho Gar..Ankhen Ladana Chhod Do – Chitalkar – Sipahiya – C Ramchandra – Rammoorti Chaturvedi
We will take up 1949’s Solo Songs of Mukesh in our next episode.