We have grouped here male singers who can be considered to have, for all practical purposes, faded out in the ‘50s, but had fairly noteworthy presence in the ‘40s.
Solo Songs of G M Durrani
The status of G M Durrani can be judged from the fact that Mohammad Rafi considered him as his ideal in the early days.
Kahan Hamare Shyam Chale, Hamein Rota Chhod Gokul Mein – Gokul – Sudheer Phadke – Qamar Jalalabadi
Wafayein Meri Ajamaoge Kab Tak – Hamjoli – Hafeez Khan – ?
Ae Chand Taaron, Raaton Ke Saharo – Kuldeep = Sushant Banerjee – Nawa Naqvi
Yeh To Bata Mere Khuda, Loot Gaya Mera Pyar Kyon – Nargis – Husnlal Bhagatram – Qamar Jalalabadi
Woh Nazaron Mein Samaye Jaa rahe Hai – Saathi – Gulshan Sufi – Wali Sahab
Armaan Bhi To Na Is Dil=e-Nakaam-Se Nikle – Sassi Punnu – Pt Govind Ram Ishwar Chandra Kapoor
Zabt Kar Bahar=e-Khuda Shiqvae Bedaad Na Kar – – Sassi Punnu – Pt Govind Ram Ishwar Chandra Kapoor
I have not been able to locate the soft link to this song:
Kis Musibat Se Basar Ham Shab-e-Gam Karate Hai – Sassi Punnu – Pt Govind Ram Ishwar Chandra Kapoor
Solo Songs of Ashok Kumar
1946 can be considered as the transition year when Ashok Kumar was consciusly making way for the genuine playback singers to sing his own-screen songs.
Jagamag Hai Aasmaan… Dol Rahi Hai Naiya – Shikari – S D Burman-
Laj Bhare In Nainan Mein Sakhi – Uttara Abhimanyu – S N Tripathi –
We will continue with Solo Songs of Vintage Era Male Singers for 1946 and take up solo songs of Surendra, and of the ‘other’ singers of the vintage era.