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The Micro View of the Songs of 1948 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Other Female Singers

We have so far covered Suraiya, Geeta Roy, Shamshad Begum, Raajkumari and Surinder Kaur in our Micro-View of Female Solo Songs of 1948. These are the female playback singers who had fairly extended tenure during the (so-called) Golden Era of the HFM – the period from’50s till ’60s (or some cover even mid’70s.).

We have observed that even as these singers had quite a remarkable quantitative share of the songs, the songs which did remain well-known even in the Golden Period were really very few.

With this disclaimer of my personal bias, I decided to curtail songs of other female playback singers into one post. Hence, I have chosen one song of these ‘other’ female singer each. Even the, the list is fairly large. Most of these singers have had three to more than 10 songs in their account of 1948. So collectively they form what statisticians would call a very dominant tail of normal distribution curve.

Ameerbaii Karnataki – Taqdeer Ne Hansa Ke Hamein Phir Ruladiya – Shehnaz – Ameerbai Karnataki – Dukhi Premnagari

Dilshad Begum Jawani Pukare Jivan Ke Sathi – Birhan – Lachchhi Ram –

Hameeda Bano Koochch Bhi Na Kaha Ho.. Aur Keh Bhi Gaye – Parai Aag – Ghulam Mohammad – Tanveer Naqvi

Husn Bano Pee Ansoo Pee, Aahein Bhar Ji – Pardesi Mehman – Hansraj Behl – Pandit Indra

Johrabai Ambalewali – Bus Mein Kar Ke Wo Bas Kar Gaye – Padmini – Ghulam Haider – Tanveer Naqvi

KhursheedPacchataynge Jo Hamein Barbad Karenge – Aap Biti – Hari Bhai – Hasrat Lakhanavi

Lalita Deulkar Jai Bolo Mahatma Gandhi Ki – Khidki – C Ramchandra – P L Santoshi

Meena Kapoor Boot Polish Karwa Le Babu Boot Ploish Karwa Le – Ghar Ki Izzat – Pt. Govindram – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor

Meena KumariAata Hai Dil Mein Pyar Kyon Chhede Hai Bar Bar Kyon – Bichchade Balam – Bulo C Rani – Narendra Sharma

Munnavar SultanaMera Nanha Balam Na Bole – Patjhad – Ghulam Haider – D N Madhok

Parvez KapadiaHum To Motor Khareed Ke Le Aayenge – Hum Bhi Insaan Hai – H P Das + Manna Dey – G S Nepali

Sulochana KadamJahan Koi Na Ho Wahan Chalenge Hum – Lal Dupatta – Gyan Dutt – D N Madhok

Sitara (Kanpuri)Dil Ki Jaban Par Aaye To Kya Karoon – Pugree – Ghulam Mohammad – Shakeel Badayuni

Uma DeviKahi Jiya Dole Ho Ho Kaha Nahi Jaaye – Anokhi Ada – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Mrs. Vishnilal Kisi Tarah Dil Hi Na Jab Chain Paaye – Anjuman – Bulo C Rani – Majrooh Sultanpuri

It may also please be noted that I have not included those female singers who, to the best of my knowledge, did sing some songs in 1948, but that was in the capacity of an actress in the respective film.

In the next episodes(s) we will take up solo songs of Lata Mangeshkar for Micro-View of Songs of 1948

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The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – Male Female Duets – Other Male-Female Duet Songs

I had been able to enlist quite a representative songs from HFGK, covering a wide range of other well-known vintage female playback singers in duet with some equally known male playback singers to quite uncommon female playback singers with equally unknown male playback singers. A few songs had the music directors in the role of playback singers as well. However, in the ultimate analysis, I have been able to locate corresponding YT link for a very few of these songs, in which, at least, have one song lyricist also doubling up as playback singer too.

Ameerbai Karnataki +

Saiyan Se Bichchade Hai Ho More Ram – Chandani Raat – with Sadat – Naushad Ali – Shakeel Badayuni

Kyon Scent Lagaya Hai – Neki Aur Badi – with Feroze Dastur – Roshan – Kidar Sharma

Rajkumari +

Ram Kasam Main Ghoonghat Ka Pat Na Kholun – Bazaar – with Satish Batra – Shyam Sundar – Qamar Jalalabadi

Jamuna Tat Par Natvar Girdhar Shyam Bansuri Bajaye – Neki Aur Badi – with Feroze Dastur – Roshan – Kidar Sharma

Meena Kapoor +

Toot Gayee Man Ki Bina – Ananya – with J S Kashyap – Ram Prasad –J S Kashyap

Pyara Pyar Hai Sama, My Dear, Come to Me – Kamal – with Motilal – S D Burman – Raja Mehandi Ali Khan

Suprabha Sarkar+

Rangeen Baharen Hai, Yeh Rangeen Baharen – Samapatti – with Talat Mahmood – Timir Baran – Pt. Bhushan

Johrabai Ambalewali +

Tum Ek Nazar Dekh Chuke, Ek Nazar Aur– Daulat – with Sankar Dasgupta – Hanuman Prasad – Qamar Jalalabadi

In the next episodes we will take Female Female Duets of 1949.

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Summing Up: MY Top Female Solo Songs – Other Singers

We have listened to solo songs of Suraiya, Geeta Roy, Shamshad Begum, Raajkumari, Asha Bhosle and Surinder Kaur, Uma Devi & Meena Kapoor and Lalita Deulkar, Ameerbai Karnataki, Hameeda Bano, Zeenat Begum, Pushpa Hans in our Micro Analysis. In the ultimate analysis, the range of songs from even this universe of solo songs of female singers other than Lata Mangeshkar is quite diverse and substantive.

The development of my understanding and liking of the Hindi Film Songs over all  these years has been shaped at different stages of availability sources like Radio (only), audio cassettes, EP/LP records, audio / video CDs/ DVDs and then the internet. The songs that I continued to get to listen across each of this medium do remain a fairly large number. But, there is no denying that internet has filled a big void in my known unknowns as well as unknown unknowns in so far as HFM is concerned.

In order to be fair to the songs that I have listened only of late on the internet, I have decided to choose at least one song from the songs that I so listened in the present exercise of  The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949, over and above one from already well-established, known known and liked songs.

With that caveat, here is My Choice of the TOP Solo Songs of the Other Female Singers for 1949:

I have three singers – three songs for the final bet on the BEST Other Singer – Song category:

The choice of the BEST among these will rest on where the wheel of roulette will stop.

For me any one will be a jackpot……

SoY has also released Best songs of 1949: Wrap Up 2. After a very meticulous, balanced and fair analysis, wherein the choice of the best ‘other’ female playback singer was Shamshad Begum, followed by Suraiya.

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The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Other Singers – Lalita Deulkar, Ameerbai Karnataki, Hameeda Bano, Zeenat Begum, Pushpa Hans

After having covered solo songs of significant ‘other’ female singers, like Suraiya, Geeta Roy, Shamshad Begum, Raajkumari, Asha Bhosle and Surinder Kaur, and Umda Devi & Meena Kapoor, I thought I would be able to put the remaining ‘others’ of other in one post, but little did I realize that most of these ‘others’ would individually have significant number of songs. And the songs were quite prominent in the storyline of the respective films, too. That I had not heard these songs certainly does not take away the fact these were big names in the vintage era that was coming to a close, and they had had created their own niche.

So each of the singer indeed (at least) deserves a separate identification  – both in the title and the in the main body of the content.

Solo Songs of Lalita Deulkar

Kya Sach Hai Kasam Wo Bhulane Lage – Bedard – Ramprasad – Badal

Rangilee Dulhan Sharmilee Dulhan – Daulat – Hanuman Prasad – Qamar Jalalbadi

Mere Dil Ko Khilona Na Samaj Na Sajan – Sanwariya – C Ramchandra – P L Santoshi

Hum Kisko Sunaye Haal Ye Duniya Paiso Ki – Shabnam –S D Burman – Qamar Jalalabadi

Solo Songs of Ameerbai Karnataki

O Mere Chhail Chhabile, Tere Nain Rasile – Neki Aur Badi – Roshan – Kidar Sharma

Pahne Peela Rang Ki Saari – Sawan Aya Re – Khemchand Prakash – Bharat Vyas

Solo Songs of Hamida Bano

Dil Mera Tadapanewala Shaad Rahe Abaad Rahe – Janampatri – Gulshan Sufi – Aziz Kashmiri

Dil Toot Gaya, Mit Gaye Armaan – Soharat – Aziz Hindi – Nazim Panipati

Solo Songs of Zeenat Begum

Ghat Kari Matwari Ghir Ayee – Ek Thi Ladki – Vinod – Aziz Kashmiri

Jaa Ud Ja Re Kagwa Le Ja Sandeshwa – Kaneez – Ghulam Haider – Husrat Lucknavi

Solo Songs of Pushpa Hans 

Dil-e-Naadan Hua Kya Hai – Apna Desh – Purushottam – Mirza Ghalib

With this, we conclude our micro-review of solo songs of Other Than Lata Mangeshkar Female Singers.

We will take up MY Top Songs as a summing up of this section.