The Micro View of Best Songs of 1947 : Female Solo Songs – Khursheed, Noor Jehan, Kanan Devi

This is the last possible year when we can have Hindi (Bollywood) solos songs of these three classic vintage era female singer icons in a year, simply because Noor Jehan was to then migrate to Pakistan. Also, it was this year that Lata Mangeshkar has debuted as a playback singers for Hindi films. Lata went on to totally dominate the female playback singing scene by the turn of the decade, and has almost single-handedly scripted the history of Hindi film music. When all these characters have now been consigned to ‘have been’s, we are left with only question to continue to ponder over: What would have been the character of Hindi film songs had Noor Jehan not migrated to Pakistan?

At the cost of making the post a little linger, we have covered solo songs of these singers in one post, thereby according them a very special status.

Khursheed

Main Khoj Khoj Kar Haari, Prabhuji Aai Sharan Tihari – Aage Badho – Sudheer Phadake – Amar Varma

O Jhoom Jhoom Raha Hai Mera Man Dekho Jhoom Raha – Aage Badho – Sudheer Phadake – Amar Varma

Yah Duniya Pyari Pyari Re Wah Nai Nirali Duniya – Aage Badho – Sudheer Phadake – Amar Varma

Rut Basant Ki Aai – Angoorbala – Ram Gopal – Mr. Shyam

Jis Ke Milane Ki Tamanna Thi Wo Pyar Mil Gaya – Manjhdhar – Ghulam Haider – Shams Lakhanavi

Aaj Mohe Sajan Ghar Jaana, Balam Ghar Jaana – Manjhdhar – Ghulam Haider – Shams Lakhanavi

Thi Aaj Tak Mujhse Ye Haqeeqat Chuupi Hui – Manjhdhar – Ghulam Haider – Shams Lakhanavi

Naache Hai Man Mauj Magan Mein, Jyun Naache Hai Mor Chaman Mein – Manjhdhar – Ghulam Haider – Shams Lakhanavi

Duniya Char Dino Ka Mela, Mat Is Mein Kho Jaan Re – Mitti – Laal Muhammad + Paigankar – Nazim Panipati

Thokrein Khaayee Muhabbat Mein Pareshani Hui – Mitti – Laal Muhammad + Paigankar – Mahrool Qadari

Chhaai Kaali Ghata More Balam Akele Mat Jaiyo – Mitti – Laal Muhammad + Paigankar

These are the songs for which I have not been able to locate the YT link:

  • Taqdeer Mein Likha Hai Meri Thokare Khana – Aage Badho – Sudheer Phadake – Amar Varma
  • Jo Dil Mein Aae Kar Bande – Mitti – Laal Muhammad + Paigankar
  • Bharat Ke Rahanewale Hai, Darate Nahi Kisi Se – Mitti – Laal Muhammad + Paigankar

Noorjahan

Popular solo songs

Aa Ja Tujhe Afsana Judai Ka Sunaein – Mirza Sahiban – Pt. Amarnath + Husnalal Bhagatram – Qamar Jalalabadi

Other solo songs

Hamein To Sham-e-Gam Mein Katani Hai Jindagi Apni – Jugnu – Phiroze Nizami B A – Asgar Sarhadi

Aaj Ki Raat Saaz-e-Dil Purdard Na Chhed – Jugnu – Phiroze Nizami B A – Asgar Sarhadi

Tum Bhi Bhula Do Main Bhi Bhula Dun, Pyar Purane Gujare Zamane – Jugnu – Phiroze Nizami B A – Asgar Sarhadi

Umange Dil Ki Machali Muskarai Zindagi Apani – Jugnu – Phiroze Nizami B A – Asgar Sarhadi

Kya Yahi Tera Pyar Tha Mujhko To Inzaar Tha – Mirza Sahiban – Pt. Amarnath + Husnalal Bhagatram  – Qamar Jalalabadi

Kanan Devi

Panghat Pe Madhu Barsaye Gayo Re – Faisla – Anupam Ghatak

Asha Deep Jalayo Sajan – Tum Aur Main – Robin Chatterjee – Zakir Hussain

Awaz Di Hai Kisane Yeh Kaisi Pukar Aai – Tum Aur Main – Robin Chatterjee – Zakir Hussain

These are the songs for which I have not been able to locate the YT link:

  • Hum Tum Jo Gaate Hai Geet Suhana – Tum Aur Main – Robin Chatterjee – Zakir Hussain
  • Ae Mere Premi Ye To Kaho – Tum Aur Main – Robin Chatterjee – Zakir Hussain

In the next episode we shall take up Solo Songs of Other Female Singers and Lata Mangeshkar

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