For the year 1946, the songs that were previously known to me are too few and too obvious. So, listening to them once again is certainly a mtter of pleasure. Interestingly, it was equally a pleasurable experience to almost first-time, listen to the other songs. As a result, I have taken up to list My Top Male Solo Songs for 1946 from among these songs.I have limited my listing to ne song for each male singer.
Mohammad Rafi – Rahe To Kaise Rahe Dil Pe Ikhtiyaar Mujhe – Room No. 9 – Rasheed Atre – Nakhshab Jarachavi
In this quawwali-styled song, we get to listen Rafi in his natural elements.
Mukesh – Kiyo Ja Pyar…Na Himmat Haar, Kabhi Inkar Kabhi Iqarar – Rajputani – Bulo C Rani- Pandit Indra
Quintessentially vintage era styled prelude music follows by Mukesh in a tone that we have known in ‘50s –‘60s.
Mannaa Dey recorded as P Dey – Dil Churane Ke Liye Koi AA Raha Hai– Door Chalein – K C Dey
Manna Dey is unsually so soft, and so sweet, even ithe lower scales.
S D Burman – Ummid Bhara Panchhi, Ya Khoj Raha Sajani – Eight Days – S D Burman – G S Nepali
This is the only exception here, since this is one of the most heard of S D Burman’s song.
G M Durrani – Woh Nazaron Mein Samaye Jaa rahe Hai – Saathi – Gulshan Sufi – Wali Sahab
GM Durrani sings to a typical vintage era style,
Ashok Kumar – Laj Bhare In Nainan Mein Sakhi – Uttara Abhimanyu – S N Tripathi
Ashok Kumar fully resonates the feelings of the song. –
Surendra – Wo Paheli Mulaqat Hi Bas Pyar Ban Gayi – 1857 – Sajjad Hussain – Pt. Ankur
Surendra sings a lilting ghazal it its natural sweet form.
Khan Masatana (?) – Zindagi Zindagi Zindagi Koi Supana Nahi Zindagi – Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani –- Vasant Desai – Diwan Sharar
A vivacious composition that is further enlivened by livelier chorus as interlude orchestration.
K L Saigal – Hare Bhare Baag Ke Phoolo Pe Riza Khayyam – Omar Khaiyyam – Lal Mohammad – Dr. Safdar ‘Aah’
A quintessential KL Saigal, comes out in true romantic mood in the song..
Best Songs of 1946 – Wrap up 1 has gone on to select K L Saigal as the Best Male Singers for 1946 for his three songs – Gham diye mustaqil/ Jab dil hi toot gaya/ Ae dil-e-beqaraar jhoom.
I have collected all the posts for Male solo songs @ Male Solo Songs for ease of reading and downloading.
In our next episode(s), we will take up Micro View of Female Solo Songs of 1946.