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Songs of 1945 @ SoY :: Duets – Summing Up : MY Top Duet Songs

For the purpose of summing up the duets, I have picked up the ones that I liked on the first hearing.

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

Mohammad Rafi, Zohrabai, Shamshad Begum – Chhoti Si Ek Banayenge Naiya – Hamara Sansar – Pt. Govind Ram – Ramesh Gupta

Manna Dey, Amirbai Karnataki – Ye Rang Birangi Dor Hai…  – Mazdoor – H P Das – G S Nepali

Mukesh, Khursheed, Hamida Bano – Badariya Baras Gayi Us Paar, Liye Khadi Hai Preet Gagariya – Moorti – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra

Shrinath Tripath + Geeta Roy (?) – Aayee Beloonwali, Aayee Re, Koi Na Lena Mose Udhar – Aadhaar – Shrinath Tripati – M A Razi

Khan Mastana + Nirmala – Motor Gadi Chalane Wale O Balama – Chalis Karod – Pt. Govind Ram – Pt. Indra

Bulo C Ranii + Amirbai Karnataki – Asha Ko HaNsaye, Kismat Ko Banae = Preet – Bulo C Rani – D N Madhok

Surendra + Shamshad Begum – Nain Baan Se Kar Ke Ghayal, Rupvati KahaN Jaye – Ratnavali – Pt. Govindram – Brajendra Gaud

G M Durrani + Amirbai Karnataki – O Jaanewale Kuchh Kaheta Jaa, Kuchh Hamari Bhi Sunata Ja – Samrat Chandragupta – C Ramchandra – Pt. Buddhi Chandra Agrawal ‘Madhur’

Amar + Zohraba Amabalewali – Suno Ji Pyari Koyaliyan Bole, Mast Jawani Dole – Sanyasi – Naushad – Pt. Buddhi Chandra Agrawal ‘Madhur’

S D Batish + Shamshad Begum – Ye Dil, Ye Mere Pyar Ka Ghar  Tere Liye Hai – Shirin Farhad – Pt. Amarnath – Mazim Panipati

K L Saigal + Suraiya – Rani Khol De Apane Dwar, Milane Ka Din Aa Gaya – Tadbir – LaL Muahammad – Swami Ramanad

Amirbai Karnataki + Zoharabai Amabalewali – Piya Ki BasuriyaHui Kaleje Paar – Chhamia – Gyan Dutt – Pt. Indra / Qabil Amrutsari

Suraiya + Hameeda Bano – Bachpan Gaya Jawani Ayee, Dil Mein Kisi ne Li Angadai – Main Kya – Neenu Mazumdar – D N Madhok

Zohrabai Ambalewali + Shamshad Begum – RatiyaN GujaruN Kaise Hay Ram – Ratanavali – Govind Ram – Ram Murti Chaturvedi

Kalyani + Zohrabai Ambalewali + Noot Jehan – Aahein Na Bhari Shikawe Na Kiye – Zeenat – Hafiz Khan – Nakshab Zarachvi

In order to select the ones that I liked most, I willleave out the duest that I have heard several times prior to the present Micro Review –

Mukesh, Khursheed, Hamida Bano – Badariya Baras Gayi Us Paar, Liye Khadi Hai Preet Gagariya – Moorti – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra

Amar + Zohraba Amabalewali – Suno Ji Pyari Koyaliyan Bole, Mast Jawani Dole – Sanyasi – Naushad – Pt. Buddhi Chandra Agrawal ‘Madhur’

K L Saigal + Suraiya – Rani Khol De Apane Dwar, Milane Ka Din Aa Gaya – Tadbir – LaL Muahammad – Swami Ramanad

Kalyani + Zohrabai Ambalewali + Noot Jehan – Aahein Na Bhari Shikawe Na Kiye – Zeenat – Hafiz Khan – Nakshab Zarachvi

From the rest, I have selected one song each from the three different subcategories that we have used for classifying the duets for the present Micro Review:

Manna Dey, Amirbai Karnataki – Ye Rang Birangi Dor Hai…  – Mazdoor – H P Das – G S Nepali

Bulo C Ranii + Amirbai KarnatakiAsha Ko HaNsaye, Kismat Ko Banae = Preet – Bulo C Rani – D N Madhok

Suraiya + Hameeda Bano – Bachpan Gaya Jawani Ayee, Dil Mein Kisi ne Li Angadai – Main Kya – Neenu Mazumdar – D N Madhok

SoY has adjudged jointly =

Aahein na bharin, shikwe na kiye kuchh bhi na zubaan se kaam liya
Badariya baras gayi us paar
Rani khol de apne dwar, milne ka din aa gaya

as the Best Duet of 1945 in the overview Best songs of 1945: Wrap Up 3.

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All the episodes of Micro View of Duet Songs for 1945 @SoY can be read / downloaded from one file, by clicking on the hyper link.

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Songs of 1945 @ SoY :: Duets – Female – Female Duets (+)

Female- Female Duets present an opportunity to listen to many of the voices that we listed to in the female solo songs, with a different perspective of – in terms of the subjects as well as style of singing these types of songs.

Barring an exception, I have picked up only those FF songs for which HFGK has identified the singers.

Minaxi, Lata Mangeshkar, chorus – Janani Janmabhoomi…Tum MaaN Ho Badi MaaN Ho – Badi Maa – Datta Koregaonkar – Anjum Panipati

Unidentified female voicesBegum Janiya Ki God Bhari, Hamari Lado Rani   – Bhaijaan – Shyam Sundar – Padtau Lakhnavi

Zeenat Begum   Munnavar Sultana – Doriye Ki Odhani Maim Mal Mal DhouNgi – Champa – –Lachhiram

Amirbai Karanataki + Zoharabai Amabalewali – Piya Ki BasuriyaHui Kaleje Paar – Chhamia – Gyan Dutt – Pt. Indra / Qabil Amrutsari

Naseem + Ratan Bai – Chali Pawan…. – Dharma – Sajjad Hussain

Zoharabai Ambalewali + Naseem Akhtar + Shamshad Begum + Chorus – Holi Ka Tyauhar, Aaj Rang Holi Ka – Hamara Sansar – Govind Ram – Ramesh Gupta

Shamshad Begum + Rajkumari – Naina Bhar Aaye Neer, Mere Hatheele Raja – Humayun – Ghulam Haider – Anjum Pilibhiti + Kavi Shanti

Suraiya + Hameeda Bano – Bachpan Gaya Jawani Ayee, Dil Mein Kisi ne Li Angadai – Main Kya Karoon  – Neenu Mazumdar – D N Madhok

Suraiya + Hameeda Bano – Aaj Hans Hans Ke Do Do Baatein Ki Hai Sanam Ne Hamare – Main Kya Karoon – Neenu Mazumdar – D N Madhok

This song has a sad solo version by Suraiya.

Rajkumari + Hameeda Bano – May GulguN Hai Jawani Hai, Aur Rut Bh- Suhani Hai – Main Kya Karoon – Neenu Mazumdar – D N Madhok

Zohrabai Ambalewali + Shamshad Begum – RatiyaN GujaruN Kaise Hay Ram – Ratanavali – Govind Ram – Ram Murti Chaturvedi

HFGK mentions only the female singers but the song has a male voice, that of Surendra, in the song

Kalyani + Zohrabai Ambalewali + Noot Jehan – Aahein Na Bhari Shikawe Na Kiye – Zeenat – Hafiz Khan – Nakshab Zarachvi

We will take up Summing Up of Duets for 1945 in the form of MY Top Duets, in the next episode.

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Songs of 1945 @ SoY :: Duets – Duets (+) of Vintage Era (Male+) Singers [2]

We had taken up Micro View of Part [1] of the Duets (+) of Vintage Era (Male+) Singers, in the previous issue.

Paresh Bannerji + Snehprabha Pradhan – Kahe Ko Nain Milaye, Nain Milanewale – Din Raat – Dada Chandekar – Santokh Nadim

Paresh Bannerji + Snehprabha Pradhan – More Jivan Mein Aai Bahar, Kisamt Chamaki – Din Raat – Dada Chandekar – Santokh Nadim

Unknown male singer + Zeenat Begum – Daman Na Chhod Dena. – Kaise KahooN – Pt. Amarnath – Moti B A

HFGK does not have the singer for this song.

Bulo C Rani + Snehprabaha Pradahan – Bhul Na Jana … Aur Dekhoji Hansega Zamana – Preet – Bulo C Rani – D N Madhok

Bulo C Rabi + Amirbai Karanataki – Asha Ko HaNsaye, Kismat Ko Banae = Preet – Bulo C Rani – D N Madhok

Unidentified male voice – Kanan Devi –- O Kali Matwali, O Matwale Phool, Ban Ke Prani Banke Saathi – Raj Laxmi – Dhiren Mitra – Suresh Chaudhari

Surendra + Shamshad Begum – Nain Baan Se Kar Ke Ghayal, Rupvati KahaN Jaye – Ratnavali – Pt. Govindram – Brajendra Gaud

Surendra + Naseem Akhtar – Ye Mere Hai Main Unki Hun – Ratnavali – Pt. Govindram – Brajendra Gaud

G M Durrani + Amirbai Karanataki – O Jaanewale Kuchh Kaheta Jaa, Kuchh Hamari Bhi Sunata Ja – Samrat Chandragupta – C Ramchandra – Pt. Buddhi Chandra Agrawal ‘Madhur’

G M Durrani + Amirbai Karanataki – Badala Hai Jamana Hai Mera Badla Hai Jamana – Samrat Chandragupta – C Ramchandra – Pt. Buddhi Chandra Agrawal ‘Madhur’

G M Durrani + Rajkumari – Jhoom Rahi… BagoN Mein Bheegi Hui Daali – Yateem – Khursheed Anwar – Zia Sarhadi

Amar + Zohraba Amabalewali – Suno Ji Pyari Koyaliyan Bole, Mast Jawani Dole – Sanyasi – Naushad – Pt. Buddhi Chandra Agrawal ‘Madhur’

Amar + Zohraba Amabalewali – Duniya Chadhaye Phool Main Ankho Ko ChandhauN – Sanyasi – Naushad – Pt. Buddhi Chandra Agrawal ‘Madhur’

Amar + Zohraba Amabalewali – Neha Laga Ke Jo Koi YuN ChhoopJaye – Sanyasi – Naushad – Pt. Buddhi Chandra Agrawal ‘Madhur’

Amar + Zohraba Amabalewali – Peepal Ki ChhaoN Tale Main Bhi Milun, Tu Bhi Mile – Sanyasi – Naushad – Pt. Buddhi Chandra Agrawal ‘Madhur’

S D Batish + Shamshad Begum – Ye Dil, Ye Mere Pyar Ka Ghar  Tere Liye Hai – Shirin Farhad – Pt. Amarnath – Mazim Panipati

K L Saigal + Suraiya – GariboN Ki Duniya – Tadbir – LaL Muahammad – Swami Ramanad

K L Saigal + Suraiya – Rani Khol De Apane Dwar, Milane Ka Din Aa Gaya – Tadbir – LaL Muahammad – Swami Ramanad

We will take up MicroView of Female-Femaale Duets for the year 1945 in our next episode.

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Songs of 1945 @ SoY :: Duets – Duets (+) of Vintage Era (Male+) Singers [1]

In our previous Micro View for the years 1948,1947 and 1946 – the so-called last few years of vintage era – we had had food many of duet songs tat could be classified in terms of the respective male singers. However, even as the overall numbers of duet songs for the year appear to be relatively less, it also appears that it may not make much sense to try to segregate these duet songs w.r.t. a male singer. Therefore, what follows is a collection of duets that has been listed in the alphabetical order of name of the film, and if required sub-grouping songs w.r.t. a male singer.

Shrinath Tripath + Geeta Roy (?) – Aayee Beloonwali, Aayee Re, Koi Na Lena Mose Udhar – Aadhaar – Shrinath Tripati – M A Razi

HFGK records this song as solo by Shehzadi

Shrinath Tripath + Geeta Roy (?) – O Mere Man Ke Meet, Aa Gaein Suhane Geet – Aadhaar – Shrinath Tripati – M A Razi

HFGK records this song as duet by Abdul and Usha

Dhirendra Kumar Mitra + Kanan Devi – Malan Bata De Kiske Liye Har Banaya – Ban Phool – Dhiren Mittar – Pt. Madhur

Dhirendra Kumar Mitra + Kanan Devi – Ye Dil Hai Tumhein Pukare, Jis Din Tumse Milan Hoga – Ban Phool – Dhiren Mittar – Pt. Madhur

Khan Mastana + Nirmala – Motor Gadi Chalane Wale O Balama – Chalis Karod – Pt. Govind Ram – Pt. Indra

Khan Mastana + Johrabai + Chorus – Jago Jago Savadhan Ho, Navyug Hamein Banana Hai – Chalis Karod – Pt. Govind Ram – Pt. Indra

Gulraj + Zeenat Begum – O SaiyaN Re SaiyaN Re… Man Achchha Ke Nain Sajana – Champa – Anupam Ghatak

HFGK does not have singer identified for this song.

 

K C Dey + Putul Chatrerjee – Tota Bola Mera Kanaha Kahalate Manmohan – Devdasi – Krishna Chandra Dey – Pt Narottam Vyas

K C Dey + Shrimati Ghosh – Ko Tum, Ko Tum Bolo Moy Man Mein Jaag Rahyo – Devdasi – Krishna Chandra Dey – Pt Narottam Vyas

Dhaniram, Munnawar Sultana – Apne Kothe Mein Main Khadi, Khili Chandani Rat – Dhamki – Pt. Amarnath – D N Madhok

We will take up the Micro View of rest of the Duets (+) of Vintage Era (Male+) Singers for the year 1945 in our next episode.

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Songs of 1945 @ SoY :: Duets – Duets (+) of Golden Era (Male +) Singers

We now take up the third leg of Duets for the Micro View of Best Songs for the Year 1945, in the format set forth by ‘Best songs of 1945: And the winners are?’.

The trend at Memorable Songs of 1945 had indicate that number of duets for the year 1945 should be limited as far as number of songs are concerned. As such, we have grouped grouped Micro View of Duets for the year 1945 in three categories, rather then following our heretofore classification of MF Duets, MM. FF Duets and Triads, Triads+

  • Duets (+) of Golden Era (Male+) Singers
  • Duets (+) of Vintage Era (male+ ) Singers, and
  • Female- Female Duets (+)

Duets (+) of Golden Era (Male +) Singers

The songs covered here have a Golden Era Male Playback Singer as one of the singers- the other singer(s) can be either vintage era female singers – since all Golden Era Female Playback Singers have entered the arena post-1947) only- or Male-Female singers in a Triad, Triad+. Included herein are also MM duets Nd Duet +, i.e, Triads and Triads + songs.

For the sake of convenience of documentation, the Male Singer name is credited first. Also, the songs have been grouped male singer-wise.

Mohammad Rafi, MohanataraDil Diye Chal, Dil Liye Chal, Ham Jiye Aise – Begum –H P Das – G S Nepali

Mohamamd Rafi, G M DurraniAji Dil Ho Kaabu Mein – Village Girl – Shyam Sundar – Wali Sahab

Mohammad Rafi, Zohrabai, Shamshad BegumChhoti Si Ek Banayenge Naiya – Hamara Sansar – Pt. Govind Ram – Ramesh Gupta

Mohammad Rafi, Amirbai KaranatakiTopiwale Babu Ne Dil Chheena Re, Mora Man Chheena– Kul Kalank – Alla Rakha – Roopbani

Manna Dey, Amirbai KaranatakiYe Rang Birangi Dor Hai…  – Mazdoor – H P Das – G S Nepali

Manna Dey, RajkumariHai Gagan Mein Badal Thahare Hue – Vikramiditya – Shanar Rao Vyas – Ramesh Gupta

Mukesh, Khursheed, Hamida BanoBadariya Baras Gayi Us Paar, Liye Khadi Hai Preet Gagariya – Moorti – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra

Mukesh, Naseem AkhtarPaheli Nazar Ka Teer Re Laga, ….- Paheli Nazar – Anil Biswas – Dr. Safdar ‘Aah’

Mukesh, Naseem Akhtar – Jawani Ye Bharpoor Dilkash Adayein, BataoON TumhI Kaise Dil Ko BachayeIn – Paheli Nazar – Anil Biswas – Dr. Safdar ‘Aah’

Mukesh, Mohantara TalpadePardesi Dhola, Kahe Ko Jagai Saari Raat Re – Prabhu Ka Ghar – Khemchand Prakash / Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra

We will take up Duets (+) of Vintage Era (male+) Singers for the year 1945 in our next episode.

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1946 @ SoY – Duets – MY Top Duet Songs

For the purpose of summing up the duets,  I have picked up the ones that I liked  on the first hearing.

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

Mohammad Rafi, Hamida BanuRukhi Sukhi Main Kha Luhgi Paas Bula Lo Mere Raja – Insaaf – H P Das – D N Madhok

I fully concur with Shri AKji’s views: Even though Rafi follows Hamida Bano, the famous voice modulation we became familiar with is present in this song.

Mohammad Rafi, Shamashad BegumYe Nayan KyuN Sharma Rahe Hai – Rasili –Hanuman Prasad – Gafil Haranyanvi

It is such a pleasure to listen to Moahammad Rafi in such a youthful voice.

Mohammad Rafi, Amirbai KaranatakiMan Ki Suni Nagariya Suhani Bani – Sona Chandi –Tufail Faruqui – Khawar JamaN

Here too I fully endorse Shri AKji’s views for the song: Amirbai Karanataki seems to overpower him with her natural high pitch over Rafi coming in lower scale. I contrasted with ‘Ansoo thi meri zindagi’ five years down the line in ‘Bikhare Moti’ (1951, Music: Ghulam Mohammad; Lyrics: Aktar Ul Imman) in which too she leads, but by then Rafi was in his full flow.

Mukesh, Hamida BanuJa Parwane Ja Kahi Shama Jal Rahi Hai – Rajputani –Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra

Hamida Banu is in her vintage era singing elements and yet so smoothly modulates the song that song appeals the listeners from the very beginning.

Ashok Kumar, Amirbai KarnatakiHar Din Hai Naya, Har Raat Nirali Hai – Shikari – S D Burman – G S Nepali

Ashok Kumar fully matches Amirbai Karanataki through the song, even at the higher octave scales.

Surendra, Noor Jehan –  Awaz De Kahan Hai, Duniya Mera Jwan Hai -Anmol Ghadi –Naushad Ali – Tanvir Naqvi

The song is one of the very popular duet that always remained active in terms of listeners choice at all phases of public / private listening media.

Revashankar, Johrabhai AmbalewaliHamari Gali Aana Hamse Akhiya Milana – Maharana Pratap – Ram Ganguli – Swami Ramanand

A quintessential vintage composition, and yet so sweeto to listen to.

Firoz Dastoor, Amirbai KarnatakiNaino Ki Nagari Mein Aa Ke Chale Janaa Na Kar Ke Bahana – Pujari – Hansraj Behl – Wali Sahab

The song retains melody even when set to a relatively stronger bass rhythm.

A R Oza, Amirbai KarnatakiPatanga Chala Hai Dipak Ki Aur, Man Mein Le Kar Prem Ki Aasha – Pujari – Hansraj Behl – Wali Sahab

The delivery of the song has remained quite clear even though the song is seto relatively higher octave scale., and then song moves to a slower rhythm in the second stanza.

Yashvant Bhatt, Husn BanuAye Phool Bata Kaisa Hoga Mera Piyaa Sajan Pyara – Royal Mail – Narayan Rao – Mustafa N Usmani

An excellent composition, set to lower scales.

Zohrabai Ambalewali, Shamshad BegumUdan Khatole Pe Ud Jaoon, Tere Haath Na AauN – Anmol Ghadi – Naushad Ali – Tanvir Naqvi

One of the most familiar song in the category of ‘duets’ this year.

Mohantara Talpade, Hameeda BanoOonchi Haveli Bana Do Munimji, Haweli Ko Sheeshe Laga Do Muimji – Phoolwari – Hansraj Behl – Pt. Indra

The list of things to be fitted in the palace makes the song an interesting one to listen to.

S D Burman, S L PuriBaabu.. Re Dil Ko Bachana, Tere Dil Ko Bachana – Eight Days- S D Burman

During the course several articles on S D Burman for our blog, I got the opportunity to listen to this duet. That familiarity has played the role in the selection of this song here.

Of these, I would rate (Mukesh, Hamida Banu ) Ja Parwane Ja Kahi Shama Jal Rahi Hai – Rajputani –Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra as my MOST liked Duet for 1946.

We will take up MY Top Music Directors for the year 1946 in the next episode.

P.S. : All the episodes of The Micro View of Best Songs of 1946: Duets can be read / downloaded from one file, by clicking on the hyper link.

SoY has published its concluding piece on duets of 1946 – Best songs of 1946: Wrap Up 3and adjudged,  Aawaz de kahan hai – Surendra and Noorjehan (Anmol Ghadi, Naushad), and Ek yaad kisi ki yaad rahi – GM Durrani and Shamshad Begum (Shama, Ghulam Haider)jointly as the Best Duets for 1946.

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1946 @ SoY – Duets – Male-Female Duets [1]

We now take up the third leg – The Duets – of ‘Best songs of 1946: And the winners are?’. As per our Micro View Practice, we will cover this leg of the Micro View journey in three stages – Male-Female Duets, Male- Male Duets and Female-Female Duets.

As per our accepted practice, we have listed male-female duets by focusing on male singer. Also, the such male singer -wise male-female duets are listed in the descending order of number of songs that we could unequivocally locate from HFGK   We have recorded duet songs for those male singers with whom we are normally conversant. Other male singers have been placed under ‘other male-female duets.

The Male Female Duets

The male female duets have been accorded almost equal respect as that accorded to male or female solo songs. Many of the male female duets have been accepted as the benchmark milestones as are some male or female solo songs have been accepted as the benchmark milestones in the Hindi Film Music.

For the sake of maintaining consistency of presentation w.r.t. the Micro View of Best Songs for XXXX @ SoY serieses in the past, I have grouped the male-female duets w.r.t. the male singer in focus. My back of the envelope notes quickly separated duets of what can be termed as more known male singers could easily be separated out from the whole population of male-female duets. However, it is the ‘other male-female duets’ that weigh quanitatively higher in numbers. In so far as previous familiairity is concerned, the number os such songs for me personally is a very small fraction of all the songs listed herein.

I have arranged the male singer-wise male-female songs in the descending order of number of songs for the number of male-female duets for the particular male singer.

Duets of Mohammad Rafi

Even as Mohammad Rafi does not have, quantitatively, so large number of duets for 1946, it should not be surprising that we have opportunity to listen to these songs for the first time because of our now established practice of Micro view listening to the songs of the vintage era years.

Gae Ja .. Bhul Ja Apne Geet Purane – Ghunghat – With Nirmala Devi -Shankar Rao Vyas – Ramesh Gupta

HFGK does not mention names of the singers.

Rukhi Sukhi Main Kha Luhgi Paas Bula Lo Mere Raja – Insaaf – with Hamida Bano – H P Das – D N Madhok

Khud Samaz Lo Ke Iltaza Kya Hai – Rangbhoomi – with Shamshad Begum – Premnath – Arzoo Lakhanavi

Ye Nayan KyuN Sharma Rahe Hai – Rasili – With Shamshad Begum – Hanuman Prasad – Gafil Haranyanvi

Watan Ki Amanat Meri Zindagi Hai – Rupa  – with Shamshad Begum – Govind Ram –

Baithe Hai Tere Dar Par Kuchh Kar Ke Uthenge – Sona Chandi – With Shamshad Begum – Tufail Faruqui – Wali Sahab

Man Ki Suni Nagariya Suhani Bani – Sona Chandi – With Amirbai Karnataki – Tufail Faruqui – Khawar JamaN

Duets of G M Durrani

Mohammad Rafi considered G M Durrani as his role model in his early career. Here, G M Durrani’s duet songs indicate why so.

Jobana Sharmae Mohe Jobana Sharmae – Kuldeep – with Mohantara Talpade – Sushant Banerjee – Nawa Naqvi

Dekho Ji Kya Sama Hai, Chaman Pe Fiza Hai – Sassi Punnu – with Shamshad Begum – Pt. Govind Ram – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor

Ik Yaad Kisi Ki Aa Rahi – Shama – with Shamshad Begum – Ghulam Haider – Ehsan Rizvi

Chinab Ke Bahate Hue Paani, Mere Dilbar Se Kah De Tu Meri Kahani – Sohni Mahiwal – with Zohrabai Ambalewali – Lal Mohammad – Swami Ramanand

O Tujh Pe Salam Aye Mare Nakam-e-Mohabbat – – Sohni Mahiwal – with Zohrabai Ambalewali – Lala Mohammad – Swami Ramanand

In the next episode we will take Micro View of Male-Female Duets for 1946 for Mukesh,  Chitalkar, Ashok Kumar and Surendra…………

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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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“The Micro View of the Songs of 1948 @ SoY – My Top Duets

I do seem to have a predominant bias for liking the Duets. Considering the motivation that such a bias would generate, I did try hard to look beyond the obvious choices of the duets for including them in this list. It seems the proximity that too frequent listening of some of the songs all these years across all the media playing platforms like radio, records, tapes, CDs or internet was too deeply etched to overcome the force of this motivation.

Given this bias, I present the choice of MY TOP duet songs for 1948, in no particular order:

Mukesh + Lata MangeshkarAb Yaad Na Kar Bhool Ja Aye Dil Wo Fasana – Anokha Pyar – Anil Biswas – Shums Azimabadi

OR its other version, as well:

Mukesh + Meena Kapoor Ab Yaad Na Kar Bhool Ja Aye Dil Wo Fasana – Anokha Pyar – Anil Biswas – Shums Azimabadi

Mukesh + Shamshad BegumDharati Ko Akash Pukare Aaja Aaja Prem Dware – Mela – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Mukesh + Suraiya  –Laayee Khushi Ki Duniya Hansati Hui Jawani – Vidya – S D Burman – Anjum Pilibhiti

Mohammad Rafi + Lalita Deulkar  – More Raja Ho Le Chal Nadiya Ke Paar – Nadiya Ke Paar – C Ramchandra – Moti B A

Shamshad Begum + SurendraKyun Unhe Dil Diya, Haye Ye Kya Kiya – Anokhi Ada – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Shamshad Begum + ShaileshKahi Ka Deepak KAhin Ki Baati, AAj Mile Hai Jeevan Saathi – Aag – Ram Ganguli – Saraswati Kumar Deepak

Shamshad + Geeta RoyMeri Dhadakano Mein Sakhi Kaun Samaya – Suhag Raat – Snehal – Kedar Sharma

Mohammad Rafi, Khan Mastana, ChorusWatan Ki Raah Mein Watan Ke Naujawan Shaheed Ho – Shaheed – Ghulam Haider – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan

Mohammad Rafi, Chitalkar, G M Sajan, ChorusAji Khushiyan Manae Na Kyon Hum , Ham Kise Se Kyun Dare, Kismat Hamare Sath Hai, Jalanewale Jalanewale Jala Kare – Khidki – C Ramchandra – P L Santoshi,  and  its equally popular all-female version – by Shamshad Begum, Lata Mangeshkar, and Mohan Tara, too

If do not make a little conscious effort to go beyond the obvious, MY THE TOP DUET song for 1948 would easily be:

Watan Ki Raah Mein Watan Ke Naujawan Shaheed Ho (Shaheed – Mohammad Rafi, Khan Mastana, Chorus  – Ghulam Haider – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan).

If I add a Male-Female Duet too, here then that would be:

Kyun Unhe Dil Diya, Haye Ye Kya Kiya  (Anokhi Ada – Shamshad Begum + Surendra – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni)

SoY has also voted for Kyun Unhe Dil Diya, Haye Ye Kya Kiya as the Best Duet of 1948 in the sum post Best songs of 1948: Wrap Up 3.

We will sum up our Micro View of the Songs of 1948 @SoY in our next episode with the post MY TOP Music Director.

P.S.:

All the duet songs presented through different posts on Micro View of the Duet Songs of 1948 @SoY are available @Duet Songs” .

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The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – MY Top Duet Songs

I always have had a special inclination towards the duet songs. 1949 is the year which had a fairly large catch of the duets to listen to and quite a few have been in the all time favorites of not only my choice but probably of all listeners in general as well. As a result, I have moved along and have generously presented My Top choice duets.

Male – Female Duets

It is no surprise that Male Female duets dominate the overall choice among variants of the duets. However, the domination of duets of Mohammad Rafi and Mukesh is my limitation of taste and choice. In other words, these are the songs that I have been listening to far more frequently than the others. So my choice does reflect that bias.

Other Duets

The Female – Female duets and the solitary triad + song are more or less automatic choices, at least by application of their overall populariover all these years.

The choice of selecting The Best from these has worked out to be more difficult than I had imagined. So I propose a work around solution. I have picked up one duet each from those of Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh and from the others.

We will conclude The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY in our next episode.