The duets of other male singers with all female singers for the year 1947 provide aan excellent view of the singers and the music directors active in 1947. It was while working for this post that I could get to listen to most of the duets, with a quite a few exceptions as well. As with the solos, a few repetitive hearings are not enough to fully appreciate the nuances of these songs. But the experience is certainly worth its while.
Some of the male singers, like Manna Dey and Hemant Kumar also have been included in this omnibus category, even though they have more than one or two duets, because even if combine more than one singers, the total number of duets for 1947 may not make a full-fledged post.
The total numbers of duets is large enough to qualify for the spread of these duets into three posts.
S D Batish & Zeenat Begum – Duniya Chhoote Par Chhoote Na Chhoote Teri Gali Ka Phera Re – Arsi – Lachchhiram / Shyam Sundar – Sarshaar Shailani
Anil Biswas, Shamshad Begum – Chorus – Dekho Hara Hara Ban, Hawa San San Tak Taka Takdhin – Bhookh – Anil Biswas – – Dr. Safadar ‘Aah’
Khan Masatana, Shanbnam – Dil Lekar Bhool Na Jaana Han Preet Laga Kar Nibhana – Bhool Na Jaana – Khan Masatana – Wahid Queraishi
Indravadan Bhatt, Suriya – Peepal Ki Chhaon Mein Thandi Thandi Hawao Mein – Dak Bangla – Naresh Bhattachary – D N Madhok
Raj Kapoor, Geeta Roy –O Dumiya Ke Rahane Walo, Kahan Gaya Chitchor – Dil Ki Rani – S D Burman – Y N Joshi
This is the twin version of the Raj Kapoor solo: O Duniya Ke Rahanewalo Kahan Gaya Chitchor Bolo Kahan Gaya Chitchor
Gyan Dutt, Suanada Kamath – Barbad Kar Daala Mujhe Barbaad Kar Daala Gulabi Ne Gulabi Ne – Diwani – Gyan Dutt – Shams Lakhanavi
K S Ragi, Geeta Roy = Yaad Rakhan Yaad Rakhana Mujhe Yaad Rakhana, Preet Ki Duniya Meri Abaaaad Rakhana – Do Bhai – S D Burman – Raja Mehandi Ali Khan
Ram Kamlani, Shamshad Begum – O Dil Pe Teer Chalae Nazariya Tori Re – Doosri Shadi – Govind Ram – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor
Ram Kamlani, Shamshad Begum – O Bhangiyo Ke Raaja Mera Nanha Sa Dil Bahla Ja – Doosri Shadi – Govind Ram – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor
Imdad Hussain, Dilshad Begum –Aise Mauke Bhi Kahan Roz Milate Hai – Ek Roz – Shyam Sundar – Sarshar Shailani
Surendra, Amirbai Karnataki –Aaine Mein Ek Chand Si Surat Nazar Aai Hai – Elan – Naushad Ali – Zia Sarhadi
Manna Dey, Rajkumari – Lalit Lavang Lata Parishilan – Geet Govind – Gyan Dutt – Pt. Indra
Manna Dey, Rajkumari – Chhod Sakhi Aaj Laaj, Kahe Jiya Dhadake – Geet Govind – Gyan Dutt – Pt. Indra
Manna Dey, Rajkumari – Shyam Mori Bindiya Bikhar Na Jaye – Geet Govind – Gyan Dutt – Pt. Indra
Manna Dey, Rajkumari, Chorus – Apane Hi Rang Mein Rang Dalun, O Shyam Tohe – Geet Govind – Gyan Dutt – Balam
Manna Dey, Rajkumari – Kit Ho Nandkumar Dhundhat Sab Sansar – Geet Govind – Gyan Dutt – Pt. Indra
We will continue with Micro View of Male-Female Duets of Other Male Singers for 1947 in our next episode too.