In terms of range of music directors, nature of songs and ranking on the commercial success, solo songs of Geeta Roy also seem to follow the pattern that of solo songs of Shamshad Begum seems to follow. However, Shamshad Begum was probably more established by 1948 and can be considered to be one of those female playback singers of vintage era who has a very firm footprint in the golden era as well.
However, before we draw any inference, let us first listen to the representative songs.
We have listened to the solo songs of 1948 of two of the other- Lata-Mangeshkar female playback singers – Suraiya and Geeta Roy. We will now listen to the third one – Shamshad Begum – who also spanned quite prominent presence into transition phase of the end of vintage era and the beginning of the golden era.
Kahe Koyal Shor Machaye Re, Mohe Apna Koi Yaad Aaye Re – Aag – Ram Ganguly – Bahzad Laukhanavi
Dil Toot Gaya Jee Chhoot Gaya Kismat Ne Mita Kar Rakh Diya – Aag – Ram Ganguly – Bahzad Laukhanavi
Na Aankhon Mein Aansoo Na Hothon Pe Haaye – Aag – Ram Ganguly – Bahzad Laukhanavi
More Aangan Balam Ka Murgha Bole – Actress – Shyam Sundar – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan
Majanu Bane Hai…Dil Mein Rahate Hai – Actress – Shyam Sundar – Nakshab Jarachavi
Mohabbat Mein Yeh Akhari Sadama Uthana Hai – Actress – Shyam Sundar – Nakshab Jarachavi
More Raja Mujhe Le Chal …..Ham Ko Bhi Bithana Babu –Actress – Shyam Sundar – P L Snatoshi
Nazar Mil Gayee Jane Kisaki Nazar Se – Anokhi Ada – Naushad Ali – Shakeel Badayuni
Aaj Kahan Jaa Ke.. O Aaj Kahan Jaa Ke Nazar Takaryi – Anokhi Ada – Naushad Ali – Shakeel Badayuni
Haal-e-Dil Kisa Ko Sunaun, Razadan Koi Nahi Mera, Maherban Nahi Koi Mera – Anjuman – Bulo C Rani – Majrooh Sultanpuri
Kaise Aankhon Se Chhupa Ke, Aa Gaye Tum Dil Mein – Anjuman – Bulo C Rani – Majrooh Sultanpuri
Mere Hothon Par Hansi Hai Aajkal – Anjuman – Bulo C Rani – Majrooh Sultanpuri
Phir Mere Dil Mein Woh Aane Lage, Ha Ha Jaane Lage– Anjuman – Bulo C Rani – Majrooh Sultanpuri
Fariyaad Meri Sun Le O Aasmaanwale – Ghar Ki Izzat – Pt. Govindram – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor
Baali Umar Piya More More More Jiyara Na Lage Jab Se Dekha Hai Tumhe – Gopinath – Ninoo Majumadar – Ram Murty
Aayee Sawan Ki Rut Hamar Dagamag Dole Jiya – Gopinath – Ninoo Majumadar 0 Ram Murty
Bahutero Samjaayo Ri Laakhan Baar Baar – Gopinath – Ninoo Majumadar – Ram Murty
I could not locate a soft audio or video version of the songs:
O Door Base More Saajana, Paas Chale Aa – Ek Aur Aurat – Gopen Mallik, Harbakhsh Singh – B R Sharma
We will continue with second batch of Shamshad Begum’s Solo songs of 1948 in our next episode.