We now take up the solo songs of female singers whose main body of work falls into the vintage era.
Among the vintage era female singers Rajkumari stands out because of a very distinct melody in her that era’s signature metallic-heavy-bass-oriented-female voices.
Obviously, none of the song I had heard earlier. So I have no means to categorise these songs into the ‘popular’ tag. However, I find many songs very appealing only after a couple of hearings during this project.
Aye Chand Tu Ab Bata De Mera Chand Kahan Hai – Bhakta Ke Bhagwan – Chhanalal Thakur – Kavi Mansavi Prantijwala
Sajani Chhoti Si Hai Baat Dekho Bhul Na Jana – Bhakta Ke Bhagwan – Chhanalal Thakur – Kavi Mansavi Prantijwala
Sharam Se Naina. More Naina Zuk Zuk Jaaein – Dehati – Premnath – Rammurti Chaturvedi
Dekho Ji Aayee Suhani Raat ….Ghataen Chhai Hai Ghanghor – Doosri Shaadi – Govind Ram – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor
More Rote Nain Ro Ro Marenge Tum To Chale Ho – Gaon – Khemchand Prakash – D N Madhok
Shokh Nazaron Ke Machalane Ka Zamana Aa Gaya – Hatimtai – A Kumar
Kal Jamuna Tat Par Aaoge Murzai Kali Hamare Man Ki – Neel Kamal – B Vasudev- Kedar Sharma
Bhool Jate Hai Bhool Jaya Karen Azamate Hai Azamaya Karein – Neel Kamal – B Vasudev- Kedar Sharma
Saiyan Ne Ungli Marodi Re, Rama Qasam Sharma Gayi Main – Parwana – Khursheed Anwar – D N Madhok
Zalim Tera Khayal Satae To Kya Karun – Sajani – L Amar / Afzal Lahauri – Razi Banarasi
The songs for which I could not locate the digital link:
- Bhakt Ke Bhagwan Tera Hi Naam Smaran Tera Hi Gun Gaan – Bhakta Ke Bhagwan – Chhanalal Thakur – Kavi Mansavi Prantijwala
- Aaya Mausam Naya Rut Badalane Lagi – Chalate Chalate – Khemchand Prakash – Lal Chand “Bismil’ Peshawari
- Tumane Jaga Di Meri Jawani Mujhko Suna Ke Prem Kahani – Diwani – Gyan Dutt – Shams Azimabadi
- Kahe Do Kaali Ghatayen Daraye Na – Gaon – Khemchand Prakash – D N Madhok
We will take up Micro View of Amirbai Karnataki’s solo songs for 1947 in our next episode.
6 thoughts on “The Micro View of Best Songs of 1947 : Female Solo Songs – Rajkumari”
Ashok G , Namaste.
Yes .So many unheard songs.
U have rightly said that Rajkumariji had a different kind of a voice among the other ” metallic-heavy-bass-oriented-female voices.”
” Zalim tera khayal sataye to kya karoon ” of ” Sajani ” is one of my favourite Rajkumari song since I had heard it a few years ago .She had poured all her sweetness , emotions in that song.
Thnx for the post.
Thanks for your appreciation.
These songs are like a good wine, the more you listen to them, more you get the taste and feel……