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The Micro View of the Songs of 1948 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Shamshad Begum [3]

We continue our micro view of Shamshad Begum’s Solo Songs for 1948 in this episode too.

O Ab Ghar Aa Ja Aa Ja Re Pardesi Balam – Nao – Gyan Dutt – D N Madhok

Meri Kahani Sun Ja O Jaanewale O Jaanewale – Nao – Gyan Dutt – D N Madhok

Muhabbat Mein Dil Ki Khushi – O Jaanewale – Ali Hussain Moradabadi – Kaif Mustafa

Piya Nahi Aaye Mohe – O Jaanewale – Pankaj Mallik

Masti Bahar Ne Mastana Kar Diya – Pugree – Ghulam Mohammad – Shakeel Badayuni

Zamana Beeta Jaaye Haaye Sajan Kab Aaoge – Pugree – Ghulam Mohammad – Shakeel Badayuni

Khushi Jab Rooth Jaati Hai….Nazar Pher Kar Dil Pe – Pugree – Ghulam Mohammad – Shakeel Badayuni

Sawan Ki Ghata Chhaayee Jhar Jhumake Gaa Le – Pugree – Ghulam Mohammad – Shakeel Badayuni

Aye Shaam Ke Taare Tum Unse Yeh Kahana – Rehnuma – Dhumi Khan – Dhumi Khan

Aye Badshah-e-Ali Aye Do Jahan Ke Vali – Rehnuma – Dhumi Khan – Habib Sarhadi

The song for which I have not been able to locate the soft link:

Is Dukhiya Bharat Mata Ke Tum Poot Kahlate Ho – Raees – Monohar Arora – Qaisar Sawai

We will take up the concluding part of Shamshad Begum’s Solo Songs for 1948 in the next episode.

By ASHOK M VAISHNAV

In July 2011, I opted to retire from my active career as a practicing management professional. In the 38 years that I pursued this career, I had opportunity to work in diverse capacities, in small-to-medium-to-large engineering companies. Whether I was setting up Greenfield projects or Brownfield projects, nurturing the new start-ups or accelerating the stabilized unit to a next phase growth, I had many more occasions to take the paths uncharted. The life then was so challenging!
One of the biggest casualty in that phase was my disregards towards my hobbies - Be with The Family, Enjoy Music form Films of 1940s to mid-1970s period, write on whatever I liked to read, pursue amateur photography and indulge in solving the chess problems.
So I commenced my Second Innings to focus on this area of my life as the primary occupation.
At the end of four years, I am now quite a regular blogger. I have been able to build a few very strong pen-relationships.
I maintain contact with 38-years of my First Innings as freelance trainer and process facilitator.
And yet,
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

4 replies on “The Micro View of the Songs of 1948 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Shamshad Begum [3]”

Ashokji,
Nice compilation of rarely, if ever, heard songs. Songs of Pugree were too good. Shshikala looked lovely. It is interesting she got to lip-synch Shamshad Begum, and Kamini Kaushal, Sitara Kanpuri. Who was the main lead?

Incidentally, Ghulam Mohammad composed the music for Pugree.
AK

Exploring the songs of 1948 is indeed a revelation, for someone like me who has been ‘brought up’ on my understanding (and later, appreciation of ) of Hindi Film Songs by listening mostly post-50 songs.

It does take some time to get these songs sink into the mind – even of the singers who went well into 50s and with whom I am so conversant. That may be because of teh structural change that came into compositions of the songs in post-50 period.

Mentioning Ghulam Haider as MD for Pugree was my mistake. Thanks for pointing out so obvious slip.

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