Like the ‘other’ male-female duets, the female-female duets for the year 1947 too present a wide variety in terms of singer combinations as well as the range of music directors. The numbers could have been far more in the present post if
- All the female-female duets listed in HFGK were available on Yout Ube, and
- If more films would have identifiable recorded songs on HFGK.
Barring two or three female-female duets, I got to listen all other duets for the first time during the present Micro View. It would not be a coincidence that the duets that I have heard, and heard them often enough, are the ones composed by the music directors who have had a fairly noticeable presence in the later Golden Era. It would be redundant to state that this is the limitation of my knowledge of the pre-1950 songs.
Asha Bhosle, Shamshad Begum – Sunau Hal-e-DilKaise – Andhon Ki Duniya – Vasant Desai – Diwan Sharar
Amirbai, Rajkumari – Milane Ki Rut Aai Sakhi Ri, Khilane Ki Rut Aai Ri – Bhakta Dhruva – Sahnkar Rao Vyas –
Lalita Deulkar, Krishna Ganguli, Chorus – Zulana Zulo More Pyare Lala Re – Bhakta Dhruva – Shankar Rao Vyas
Geeta Roy, Shamshad Begum – Ye Hasino Ke Mele Albele.. – Bhookh – Anil Biswas – Dr. Safdar ‘Aah’
Uma Devi, Suraiya – Betab Hai Dil Dard E Muhabbat Ke Asar Se – Dard – Naushad Ali – Shakeel Badayuni
Zoharabai, Rajkumari – Na Ghar Apna…Kis Ko Sunaun Gam Ka Fasana – Doosri Shadi – Govind Ram – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor
Zohrabai, Meena Kumari – Cheen Li Hamari Hansi, De Gaye Rona Ham Ko – Duniya Ek Sarai – Hans Rah Behl – Kedar Sharma
ZOharbai, Rajkumari – Phir Badal Ghir Ghir AAye Re Mera Jiya Dolata Jaye Re – Gaon – Khemchand Prakash – D N Madhok
Geeta Roy, Binapani Mukherji – Meri Ankein Cham Cham ….Kya Isi Ka Naam Hai Preet – Leela – C Ramchandra – Qamar Jalalabadi
Geeta Roy, Rajkumari – Bol Bol Balam Bedardi Kya Teri Marzi Hai – Neel Kamal – B Vasudev – Kedar Sharama
Geeta Roy, Rajkumari – Jawani Agar Hook Dil Ki Dabaye – Neel Kamal – B Vasudev – Kedar Sharama
Geeta Roy, Rajkumari –Maa Ne Bheja Dhor Charane Dhor Le Gayi Ban Mein– Neel Kamal – B Vasudev – Kedar Sharama
Baby Vimla, Baby Shaila – Bachpan Hai Ek Khel Suhana – Renuka – Sardar Malik – Qamar Jalalabadi
Amirbai, Shamshad Begum – Hamare Angana Ho Hamare Anagana Aaj Baaje Baje Shehnai – Shehhnai – C Ramchandra – P L Santoshi
We will take up Micro View of one Male-Male Duet and that of Triads /Triads+ songs for the year 1947 in our next episode.