When I sort-listed female-female duets for 1948 from HFGK, the number worked out to be reasonably large. However, I could not find digital soft version on the net for almost half of them. Therefore, the songs that I could find YT link can be taken as fairly well-known to those who have good knowledge and interest of vintage era songs. From the perspective of my limited knowledge and interest of the songs of that era, I also found listening to these songs quite interesting.
Shamshad Begum + Geeta Roy – Oh Gori Tera Banka Chhaiya Jeet Ke Aaya Jang – Actress – Shyam Sundar – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan
Shamshad Begum + Geeta Roy – Ankhon Ankhon Mein Dil Se Dil Ki Baat Kah Gaye – Actress – Shyam Sundar –
Amirbai Karanataki + Rajkumari – Basant Chhaya Charon Aur, Ho Chhaya Charon Aur – Amar Prem – Datta Thakor – Mohan Mishra, M A
Shamshad Begum + Geeta Roy – Pyari Tera Mera Mera Tera Pyar – Anjuman – Bulo C Rani – Majrooh Sultanpuri
Lata Mangeshkar + Ira Nagarath – Aye Dil Meri Wafa Mein Koi Kasar Nahi Hai – Anokha Pyra – Anil Biswas – Shams Azimabadi
Geeta Roy + Sulochana Kadam – Chanda Ki Chandani Hai Mauj Hai Bahar Mein – Chanda Ki Chandani – Gyan Dutt – D N Madhok
Shamshad Begum + Johrabai Ambalewali – Baag Mein Koyaliya Yahi Gaye Re – Ghar Ki Izzat – Pt. Govind Ram – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor
Shamshad Begum + Hamida – O Motorwali Chhori, Dil Leja Chori Chori – Grihasthi – Gulam Mohammad – Shakeel Badayuni
Shamshad Begum + Surinder Kaur– Meri Phool Bagiya Mein Aayee Hai, Lo Aayee Hai – Lal Dupatta – Gyan Dutt – Manohar Khanna
Lata Mangeshkar + Geeta Roy – Gori Sakhiyon Se Akhiyan Churay Rahi Hai – Majboor – Gulam Haider – Najim Panipat
Geeta Roy + Rajkumari – Room Zoom Matwale Kale Badal Chhaa Gaye, Balam Ji Teri Yaad Dila Gaye – Suhag Raat – Snehal – Kedar Sharma
Geeta Roy + Rajkumari – Baaji Mori Payal Thunnak Thunnak Suno Ye Sandeshva – Suhag Raat – Snehal – Kedar Sharma
Geeta Roy + Rajkumari – Kis Paapi Sang Ulazi Akhiyan Haye Akhiyan Maine Ro Ro Gavayee – Suhag Raat – Snehal – Kedar Sharma
Shamshad + Geeta Roy – Mere Dil Ki Dhadakano Mein Sakhi Kaun Aa Samaya – Suhag Raat – Snehal – Kedar Sharma
We will take up male-male duets and triads & triads+ in our next episode.
3 thoughts on “The Micro View of the Songs of 1948 @ SoY – The Duets – Female Female Duets”
Thanks a lot for this post. The last song is extremely melodious. The correct mukhada seems to be Mere dil ki dhadakanon mein sakhi kaun aa samaya.
Thanks for the response and very rightly pointing out the error of re-proofreading the lyrics of mukhda of Mere Dil Ki Dhadkano….
Female Female duets for 1948 have a very distinctive charm. Probably, when we look back, these set of songs seem to well epitomize the transition in character of Hindi Film Songs composition.
Mere Dil Ki Dhadkano Mein (I have now corrected the words of mukhda) may be a very typical case, wherein music director may be considered as having no apparently direct linkage with the past tradition of music composition.