Male-Male Duet Songs
While remaining an essential variant of the duets, male-male duets has neither been a popular format nor been an easy one to compose. We have only two male-male duets for the year, essentially with chorus support.
Mohammad Rafi, Khan Mastana, Chorus – Watan Ki Raah Mein Watan Ke Naujawan Shaheed Ho – Shaheed – Ghulam Haider – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan
Mukesh, Shailesh, Chorus – Rab Mere Araj Sun Meri, Sharan Ab Teri – Aag – Ram Ganguli – Saraswatikumar ‘Dipak’
1948 has quite a fairly large selection of triads or triad+ songs. All of the songs that could be listed form HFGK do not have digital link on the most of the otherwise rich reference platforms.
Popular TRiad Song
Mohammad Rafi, Chitalkar, G M Sajan, Chorus – Aji Khushiyan Manae Na Kyon Hum , Ham Kise Se Kyun Dare, Kismat Hamare Sath Hai, Jalanewale Jalanewale Jala Kare – Khidki – C Ramchandra – P L Santoshi
Its all female version – by Shamshad Begum, Lata Mangeshkar, and Mohan Tara – was equally popular.
Other Triads, Triads+ Songs
Shamshad Begum, Lata Mangeshkar, Unidentified voice – Hello Hello Gentleman, Milate Nahi Kyun Ham Se Nain – Actress – Shyam Sundar- Raja Mahendi Ali Khan
Moahammad Rafi, Chitalkar, Shamshad Begum – Aji Mera Bhi Koi Haal Suno,.. – Khidki – C Ramchandra – P L Santoshi
Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Roy, Chitalkar – Tere Bina Suna Suna, Man Ka Mera Anagana – Khidki – C Ramchandra – P L Santoshi
Suraiya, Surinder Kaur, Meena Kapoor – Kabhi Panabhat Pe Aaja Mere Sapno Ke Raja – Pyra Ki Jeet – Husnlal Bhagatram – Rajendra Krishna
Suraiya, Surinder Kaur, Meena Kapoor – Rut Rangeeli Hai, Suhani Raat Hai, Tum Chale Aao To Kya Baat Hai – Pyar Ki Jeet – Husnlal Bhagatram – Rajendra Krishna
Mohammad Rafi, Shamshad Begum, Sulochana Kadam – Chalo Jamuna Ke Paar – Lal Dupatta – Gyan Dutt – ?
Chitalkar, Lalita Deulkar, P Chandar, S L Puri – Kathawa Ke Nayaa Banaihe Hai Re Malhawa, Nadiya Ke Paar Tej Dhar– Nadiya Ke Paar – C Ramchandra – Moti B A
We will take up the concluding part of the Duet Songs of 1948 in our next episode.