We commence our detailed journey for the year 1948 with Male Solo Songs.
It is simply stating the obvious that there are far more songs that I have heard for the first time in this exercise. So, I would wait for the recap of each of the section to draw any of the personal conclusions.
Solo Songs of Mohammad Rafi
If we recall the year of 1949, we had observed that Mohammad Rafi had a fairly large number of solo songs, both in terms of number of films or number of music directors who chose Mohammad Rafi. Apperently, this can be considered as the effect of songs that Rafi had rendered in 1948 (and before that).
Like what we did for 1949, we will split the songs in two categories – one in which were popular then and are even now and the other which do merit note but fall short on the comparative yardstick of popularity.
Mohammad Rafi’s Popular Songs
Hum Apne Dil Ka Afsana Unhe Suma Na Sake – Actress- Shyam Sundar – Nakhshab Jharachavi
Aye Dil Meri Aahon Mein Itna To Asar Aaye – Actress – Shyam Sundar – Nakshab Jharachavi
Sab Kuchch Luataya Humne Aa Kar Teri Gali Mein – Chunariya – Hans Raj Behl – Mulk Raj Bhakhari
Ye Zindagi Ke Mele Duniya Mein Kam Na Hoge Afsos Hum Na Hoge – Mela – Naushad Ali – Shakeel Badayuni
Ek Dil Ke Tukde Hazar Hue Koi Yahan Gira Koi Wahan Gira – Pyar Ki Jeet – Husn Lal Bhagat Ram – Qamar Jalalabadi
Mohammed Rafi’s other noteworthy songs
These are the songs which could not measure up on the normal level of popularity.
Do Wida Do Pran Mujh Ko – Adalat – Datta Javdekar – Mahipal
Kismat To Dekho Humsafar Char Kadam Saath Chale Nahi – Adalat – Datta Javdekar – Mahipal
Kyun Bichchud Gaye… Jivan Saathi Bichchud Gaye – Adalat – Datta Javdekar – Mahipal
Wah Re Jamane Kya Rang Dikhaye Pal Mein Hasaye Pal Mein Rulaye – Ghar Ki Izzat – Govind Ram – Isvar Chandra Kapoor
Doobi Naiya Aa Ke Kinare Jaun Kahan Hum Ab Gam Ke Maare – Jeene Do – Shaukat Hussain (Dehlavi) – Shevan Rizvi
Bujh Gaya Deep Ghira Andhiyara Jyot Kahan Se Laun – Mere Lal – Purushottam – Mahipal
Nigahe Milane Ko Jee Chata Hai – Parai Aag – Ghulam Mohammad – Tanveer Naqvi
Sultan-e-Madina Sulatn-e-Madina Maula Ke Dulare – Rehnuma – Ghumi Khan – Habib Sarhadi
Kismat Se Koi Kya Bole – Rehnuma – Ghumi Khan – Habib Sarhadi
Aye Dil Neend Aayee Tujh Ko Tamam Raat – Shahnaz – Ameerbai Karnataki – Akhtar Pilibhiti
We will take up Solo Songs of Mukesh in our journey of Songs of 1948.