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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1947 : MY Top Duet Songs

For the purpose of summing up the duets, when I reviewed all the duets that I have listed up in our Micro View of Duets of 1947,  picking  up the ones that I had liked on the first hearing was relatively an easier task. On a further review, I would rather divide this select list into The Duets that I have Heard Often Enough Before and The Duets that I Heard for the first time.

So, here is the list, in no particular order:

The Duets that I have Heard Often Enough Before

Mukesh, Hamida Bano – Door Kahi Door Kahi Is Jag Se Duniya Ham Tum Nayi Basaye – But Tarash – Gulam Haidar – Amin Gilani

Mukesh, Shamshad Begum – Moti Chugane Gayi Re Hansi, Man Sarovar Teer – Chhin Le Azadi – Hansraj Behl –  Pandit Indra

Mohammad Rafi, Khursheed – Sawan Ki Ghatao Dheere Dheere Aana – Aage Badho – Sudhir Phadake – Amar Varma

N.B.  HFGK records this song to the credit of Manna Dey and Khursheed.

Mohammad Rafi, Noor Jehan – Yahan Badla Wafa Ka Bewafai Ke Siwa Kya Hai – Jugnu – Phiroz Nizami B A –

Mohammad Rafi, Lalita Deulkar- Kisko Sunaun Hal-e-Dil…. Hamko Tumhara Hi Aasra, Tum Hamare Ho Na Ho – Saajan – C Ramchandra – Moti B A

G M Durrani – Noor Jehan – Haath Seene Pe Rakh Do To Qarar Aye – Mirza Sahiban – Pt. Amarnath / Husnlal Bhagatram – Aziz Kashmiri

Raj Kapoor, Geeta Roy  – O Dumiya Ke Rahane Walo, Bolo Kahan Gaya Chitchor – Dil Ki Rani – S D Burman – Y N Joshi

Surendra, Khursheed – Mera Chand Aa Gaya Mere Dware – Manjhdhar – Anil Biswas – Shams Lakhanavi

Chitalkar, Meena Kapoor – Aana Meri Jaan Sunday Ke Sunday – Shehnai – C Ramchandra – P L Santoshi

In the second version of the song, Shamshad Begum comes in 2.26 to playback for Rehana

Uma Devi, Suraiya – Betab Hai Dil Dard E Muhabbat Ke Asar Se – Dard – Naushad Ali – Shakeel Badayuni

Amirbai, Shamshad Begum – Hamare Angana Ho Hamare Anagana AAj Baaje Baje Shehnai – Shehhnai – C Ramchandra – P L Santoshi

Zohra, Noor Jehan, Shamshad Begu, Chorus – Haye Re Ud Ud Jaaye Mora Reshami Dupatta – Mirza Sahiban  – Pt.Amarnath, Husnalal Bhagatram – Qamar Jalalabadi

Fairly large number of duets in this category is more a reflection of popularity that these songs have attained.  I would give credit for the longevity of these songs for their inherent melody and also to the fact that these have been composed by music directors who had had a good presence during the subsequent two decades of the Golden period.

The Duets that I Heard for the First Time

Mukesh, Hamida Bano – Door Kahi Door Kahi Is Jag Se Duniya Ham Tum Nayi Basaye – But Tarash – Gulam Haidar – Amin Gilani

K S Ragi, Geeta Roy = Yaad Rakhana Yaad Rakhana Mujhe Yaad Rakhana, Preet Ki Duniya Meri Abaaaad Rakhana – Do Bhai – S D Burman – Raja Mehandi  Ali Khan

Hemant Kumar, Kalyani Dasgupta – Dheere Dheere Aa Tu Is Nadi Mein – Manamani – Kamal Dasgupta

Karan Diwan, Meena Kumari – Nain Dor Se Bandh Liyo Chitchor – Piya Ghar Aaja – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra

That I have been able to pick up only three duets in this category reflects my inadequate acquaintance with pre-1950 songs.

SoY has published its concluding piece on duets of 1947 – Best songs of 1947: Wrap Up 3 and adjudged Humko tumhara hi aasra (Saajan, C Ramchandra) and Yahan badla wafa ka bewafai ke siwa kya hai (Jugnu, Firoz Nizami), jointly as the Best Duets for 1947.

We will conclude The Micro View of Songs of 1947 in the next episode with MY Top Music Director(s)

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