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Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music – December 2019

Welcome to December 2019 edition of Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music.

First, the major events in December 2019:

Shriram Lagoo (1927-2019): Acting legend and rationalist leaves behind a rich and complex legacyDamini Kulkarni – The legend of the stage and the screen died in Pune at the age of 92 on 17-12-2019

We also take an opportunity to revisit – The Legend of Dr Shriram Lagoo | Tabassum Talkies

A boy called Yusuf – What would Dilip Kumar, who turned 97 on 11-12-2019, say on the identity debate today?

Ten of my favourite Naushad Songs is a tribute to the memory of Naushad who was born on 25 December 1919.

Dharmendra and Sharmila Tagore: Exploring the silver screen journey of two beautiful stars – The two share their birthdays besides having shared a wonderful on-screen chemistry.

Happy Birthday Dharmendra and Sharmila Tagore! – Here are films featuring the pair – Subhash K Jha recounts, Anupama (1966), Devar (1966), Satyakam (1969), Yakeen (1969), Mere Hamdam Mere Dost (1968), Chupke Chupke (1975), Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka (1975), Sunny (1984)  as the 8 films the duo have done together.

Also read:

We pick up other tributes and memories:

Shailendra — the Leftist poet and Dalit genius whose lyrics define beauty of simplicity – 14 December marks the 53rd death anniversary of the artist who died at the young age of 43. Regardless of his fame, Shailendra fundamentally remained a “people’s poet” .

From Hindi film music to raga-based symphonies, the remarkable journey of Anthony GonsalvesNaresh Fernandes – The renowned musician, whose fifth death anniversary is on January 18, merged the Western classical music of his Goan heritage with Hindustani melodies. (Reposting of an Jan 18, 2017 article)

Geeta Dutt – The Artist and Her Art – Geeta Dutt identified artistic “inspiration as the cause of divine fires in the creator, fires which result in his frenzied seeking after artistic perfection”. Sounak Gupta pays tribute to the artist and her art that went way beyond the limits of technique.

The Legends: Geeta Dutt presents a bare handful of songs that showcase Geeta Roy/Dutt’s immense talent,, with as many of the music directors she worked with as possible. A small representative sample form the list –

I have added Kareeb Aao Na Tadapao – Love Marriage (1959) – Shankar Jaikishan – Shailendra to the list.

The Legends: Geeta Dutt – Part 2 lists Geeta Dutt’s duets with as many singers as can be possible. Let us recall a few rarely heard duets form this list:

Raah Bani Khud Manzil – The Lingering Effect of Hemant Kumar Part 1  – His music spelt class and showcased quality. His deep, resonant, sonorous and haunting voice cast a spell on his listeners. Vasanti Limaye pays a tribute to Hemant Kumar, singer and composer. In Part II, the author explores some of his compositions of merit and his opus as a music director in Hindi films.

Hemant Kumar and Geeta Dutt rehearse with Rahul Dev Burman, then the youngest music director in 1961 (Pic: SMM Ausaja)[1]
Shailendra Sharma @ Golden Era of Bollywood has posted following memorial tribute posts:

In our series Manna Dey and his contemporary lead actors, the December 2019 episode remembers his songs with Sanjeev Kumar and Rajesh Khanna. We have covered Manna Dey’s songs with main stream lead actors Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Raj Kapoor, Ashok Kumar, Balraj Sahni, David Abraham, Bharat Bhushan and Kishore Kumar, Shammi Kapoor and Guru Dutt, Raaj Kumar and Rajendra Kumar, Prem Nath, Pradeep Kumar and Sunil Dutt; with Dharmendra, Shashi Kapoor, Manoj Kumar, Pran and Joy Mukherjee till now.

[N.B. – All seven episodes of the series ‘Manna Dey and His Contemporary Lead Actors’ can be viewed / downloaded as one file by clicking on the hyperlink.]

In a series on Ravi, SoY has two more articles: Ravi’s ‘other’ female playback singer: Lata Mangeshkar and Ravi’s many-splendoured genius with the ‘other’ singers

Bollywood stars who died penniless – The list includes such stars as Chandra Mohan, Mater Bhagwan, Bharat Bhushan, A K Hangal, Sulochana (Ruby Myers), Cukoo (Moray), Achala Sachdev, Vimi, Nalini Jaywant, Meena Kumari, Parveen Babi. Of course, the list can run into several pages

“Yeh Chaman Hamara Apna Hai” – Sulochna Latkar who recently turned 90 in July stays away from the limelight in the Prabhadevi area which is near Mumbai’s famous Siddhi Vinayak Temple. Film ‘Ab Dilli Door Nahin’s famous song ‘Ye Chaman Hamara Apna Hai …’ was picturised on Sulochna and Master Romi.

December, 2019 episode of Fading Memories, Unforgettable Songs takes up Mohammad Rafi’s First Solo Song With The Music Director: 1961

This was followed up by the third part of the years 1962 & 1963 of the 4th Five Year Period of Mohammad Rafi’s maiden solo song with a music director

[N.B. – All three episodes of the 4th Five Year Period of Mohammad Rafi’s First solo with a Music director : 1959 – 1963 can be downloaded as one file by clicking on the link.

We will now take up the articles on other subjects:

Shades of The Moon in the songs wherein direct help from the moon is sought for different tasks, e.g. Chandrama Ja Unse Keh De – Bharat Milap (1965) – Lata Mangeshkar & Mahendra Kapoor / Vasant Desai – Bharat Vyas  | Chanda Ja Chanda Ja Re Ja – Man Mauji (1964) Lata Mangeshkar / Madan Mohan – Rajendra Krishan

Short review – F-Rated: Being a Woman Filmmaker in India is a wide-ranging publication, by   Nandita Dutta, that tells individual stories while also probing cinematic tropes, trends and viewer demographics. The book comprises of interviews with and profiles of important Indian filmmakers, from veterans Aparna Sen and Mira Nair to Alankrita Srivastava and Nandita Das. In the process, the book presents the preferred themes and working styles of these artists, about the challenges they face as they balance profession with home life or the demands of parenthood – or cope with extra scrutiny, condescension and even sexual harassment.

Ten of my favourite ‘recording studio’ songs on radio, for albums, and so on, in which the ‘singer’ (the actor or actress lip-syncing to the song) is shown singing in a recording studio. Here are a few of the less heard songs from this list –

In the third concluding article, Best songs of 1946: Wrap Up 3, of the on-going series of Best songs of 1946: And the winners are?, 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) have been adjudged joint winners in the duets category.

[N.B. : 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.]

In the final wrap-up article, Best songs of 1946: Final Wrap Up 4, the SoY Award for the Best Music Director of 1946 goes to Naushad.  And, special mention is made of Ghulam Haider and Hansraj Bahal for their outstanding music in the year.

[N.B. – All the episodes of The Micro View of Best Songs of 1946 can be read / downloaded from one file, by clicking on the hyper link.

We end the post with a few songs of Mohammad Rafi, each one of which basically has a link with the topics discussed in the present post, we have picked up:.

Lagi Hai Aag Dil Mein – Hulchul (1951) – with Lata Mangeshkar – Mohammad Safi – Khumar Barabanqvi

Main Bhi Jawan Hu Tu Bhi Jawan – Do Dulhe (1955) – with Geeta Dutt – B S Kalla  – Pt. Indra

Zara Si Baat Pyar Ki Zubaan Se Nikal Gayi – Salaam Memsaab (1961) – with Suman Kalyanpur  – Ravi – Asad Bhopali

Sudh Bisar Gayee Aaj – Sangeet Samrat Tansen (1962) – with Manna Dey – S N Tripathi – Shailendra

Ghar Tum Bhula Na Doge, Sapne Yeh Sach Hoge – Yakeen (1969) – Shankar Jaikishan – Hasrat Jaipuri [and its Lata Mangeshkar twin version]

Till we met again in 2020, here is wishing all a great, eventful and fruitful 2020.

Disclaimer: This monthly series of posts is my best-effort-based compilation of posts on Hindi film songs that I normally visit regularly. As I record my sincere thanks to all the original creators of these posts, any other posts that I have nor covered herein shows my lack of awareness of existence of such posts and is by no means any disrespect to their work. The copyrights to the posts, images and video clips remain the properties of the original creators.

[1] Additional reference: Geeta Dutt with newer generation of composers @ end of the article

P.S. – All episodes of Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music  for 2019 can be viewed / downloaded as a single file by clicking on the hyper link.

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1946 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Other Singers – 4

That 1946 IS the vintage era year is corroborated by Geeta Roy (Dutt) and Lata Mangeshkar getting bracketed as ‘Other’ female singers.

Solo Songs of Geeta Roy

Several knowledgeable references have recorded Bhakta Prahlad as the maiden film for Geeta Roy as playback singer. Ironically, HFGK does not mention this in the records for both of her songs in the film.

Ab Jaani Re Pahchani Re – With Chorus – Bhakta Prahlad – Hanuman Prasad

YT records Kalyani Das as the co-singer in the song, whereas HFGK does not mention any specific singer other than the chorus, probably because Geeta Roy was given only two lines to sing in this song.

Suno Suno Binati Hamri Prabhu Ji Bhool Hui Mujhse Bhaari – Bhakta Prahlad – with Chorus- K C Varma –

In this case too, HFGK has credited the song to “Chorus’ only.

Tumhe Sajan Mane Tum Ruth Jaana – Milan – Anil Biswas – P L Santoshi

HFGK does not mention any singer.

Chhin Mein Bajegi Bansuriya Preet Bhari – Milan – Anil Biswas – P L Santoshi

HFGK does not mention any singer.

Solo Songs of Lata Mangeshkar

For the year 1946, Lata Mangeshkar appears in this list as an actor -singer, she is yet to sing as a playback singer. She is in the process of creating a small window that is to open floodgates of her dominance in the years to come.

Chidiya Bole Chun Chun Chun Mena Bole Hun Hun Hun – Jeevan Yatra –  Vasant Desai – Diwan Sharar

Pyare Bapu Tirange Ki Lelo Kasam = Sona Chandi – D C Dutt

Along with chorus there is a distinct male voice (A R Ojha, as per YT upload), but since HFGK mentions the song as a solo, I have listed it here.

Piya Ayega Gori Sudh Na Bisar – Subhadra – Vasant Desai – Pt. Sudarshan

Saawariya Oy Bansuriya Oy Bajay Gayo Re – Subhadra – Vasant Desai – Pt. Indra

Thus, ends our rather protracted micro view of solo songs of the female singers for 1946.  However, one will find several solo songs in HFGK that do not appear here. These are the songs that would essentially belong to the  singer not mentioned on the records or are the songs that dot yet have the YT links.

In our next episode I plan to sum up the Micro View of Solo Songs of Female Singers with  My Top Female Solo Songs for 1946.

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1947 : Female Solo Songs – Geeta Roy

Barring a few well-known song, personally for me, the songs that I heard here, during this micro review, are the ones that I had heard for the first time. This simply means that most of songs that I had heard were of Geeta Dutt, and not those of Geeta Roy. And I always believed I have had many Geeta Roy/Dutt songs!

The number of Geeta Roy’s solo songs for 1947 too add up to our hypothesis that the year is an open-field for transition-vintage era singers,  Many of the songs presented here have not been credited to Geeta Roy in HFGK, but the knowledgeable up-loaders have credited them to Geeta Roy. And as we listen to the songs, we would concur too, save the song appearing at the end of this post.

The numbers also merit spanning our micro-analysis over two posts, but I have accommodated them in one post only, risking the lengthier than normal post..

Popular solo songs

Yaad Karoge Yaad Karoge Ik Din Ham Ko Yaad Karoge – Do Bhai – S D Burman – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan

Mera Sundar Sapna Beet Gaya Main Prem Mein Sab Kuchch Haar Gayi – Do Bhai – S D Burman – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan

Other Solo Songs

Aankh Mein Kyon Ashq, Lab Pe Rahe Haye Kyon – Bhookh – Anil Biswas – Dr. Safdar ‘Aah’

Is Jag Mein Garibon Ka Nahi Koi Thikana – Bhookh – Anil Biswas – Dr. Safdar ‘Aah’

Bigadi Hui Taqdeer Meri Aa Ke Bana De – Dil Ki Rani – S D Burman – ?

Kyun Balam Ham Se Rooth Gaye Kyun Lage Naina Chhooda Gaye – Dil Ki Rani – S D Burman – Y N Joshi

Aayenge Aayenge Aayenge Mere Man Ke Basaiya Ayenge Re – Dil Ki Rani – S D Burman

Mere Piya To Gaye Pardes Re Haye Vasant Ritu Kyon Aayee – Do Bhai – S D Burman – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan

Hamein Chhod Piya Kis Desh Gaye, Piya Laut Ke Aana Bhool Gaye – Do Bhai – S D Burman – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan

Gulshan Mein Aayee Bahar, Ho Rasiya Loot Sake  To Loot – Kaun Pardesi – Ali Hussain Muradabadi – Muztar Bahzadi

Daman Ko Haath Se Chooda Kar Chale Gaye – Qasam – Sajjad Hussain – Anjum Pilibhiti

Aye Dil Bata Kisko Karoon Pyar – Qasam – Sajjad Hussain – Anjum Pilibhiti

Ya Rab Hamari Aah Mein Itana Asar Nahi – Qasam – Sajjad Hussain – Hameed Hyderabadi

Woh Jisko Meeta Baithe Woh Unki Hi Duniya Thi – Qasam – Sajjad Hussain – Hameed Hyderabadi

Suna Ja Koi Geet Aye Dil Suna Ja – Qasam – Sajjad Hussain – Hameed Hyderabadi

O Shyam Meera Ke Girdhari Ab To Darshan Do – Mere Bhagwan – with Chorus  – Sajjad Hussain – Shewan Rizvi

Mujhe Bawari Bawari Log Kahe Main Geet Piya Ke Gaati Hun – Mere Bhagwan – Sajjad Hussain – Shewan Rizvi

Main Hun Phoolon Ki Raani, Kanton Mein Rahanewali – Paheli Pahechan – Bulo C Rani – Pandit Indra

Nai Baharein Aayee Tum Hi Naa Aaye – Rasta – Zafar Khursheed –

Aayi Nazar Andhere Mein Roshani Mujhe – Raasta – Zafar Khursheed – Arsh Haidari

Dukhiyon Pe Hai Dukh Dard Ka – Sagar Tarang – Piyami – Pandit Indra

Woh Dil Gaya Woh Dil Ke Sahare Gaye – Tohfa – M A Rauf (Usmania) – Rafiq Gazanavi

The song for which I could not find the YT / soft link:

Hans Hans Ke …. – Utho Jago – Aziz Khan, Ibrahim – ?

Special Note:

O Raja Re Mohe Apni Bana Le Re – Leela – C Ramchandra – Qamar Jalalabadi

[HFGK credits this song to Shamshad Begum, however many of the internet references credit the song to Geeta Roy(!¡). Whatever may the truth, the voice does sound more like Geeta Roy to me. So what can be the correct status?]

We will take up Micro-Analysis of solo songs of Shamshad Begum for the year 1947 in our next episode.

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The Micro View of the Songs of 1948 @ SoY – The Duets – Female Female Duets

When I sort-listed female-female duets for 1948 from HFGK, the number worked out to be reasonably large. However, I could not find digital soft version on the net for almost half of them. Therefore, the songs that I could find YT link can be taken as fairly well-known to those who have good knowledge and interest of vintage era songs. From the perspective of my limited knowledge and interest of the songs of that era, I also found listening to these songs quite interesting.

Shamshad Begum + Geeta RoyOh Gori Tera Banka Chhaiya Jeet Ke Aaya Jang – Actress – Shyam Sundar – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan

Shamshad Begum + Geeta RoyAnkhon Ankhon Mein Dil Se Dil Ki Baat Kah Gaye – Actress – Shyam Sundar –

Amirbai Karanataki + RajkumariBasant Chhaya Charon Aur, Ho Chhaya Charon Aur – Amar Prem – Datta Thakor – Mohan Mishra, M A

Shamshad Begum + Geeta RoyPyari Tera Mera Mera Tera Pyar – Anjuman – Bulo C Rani – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Lata Mangeshkar + Ira NagarathAye Dil Meri Wafa Mein Koi Kasar Nahi Hai – Anokha Pyra – Anil Biswas – Shams Azimabadi

Geeta Roy  + Sulochana KadamChanda Ki Chandani Hai  Mauj Hai Bahar Mein – Chanda Ki Chandani – Gyan Dutt – D N Madhok

Shamshad Begum  + Johrabai AmbalewaliBaag Mein Koyaliya Yahi Gaye Re – Ghar Ki Izzat – Pt. Govind Ram – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor

Shamshad Begum + HamidaO Motorwali Chhori, Dil Leja Chori Chori – Grihasthi – Gulam Mohammad – Shakeel Badayuni

Shamshad Begum + Surinder KaurMeri Phool Bagiya Mein Aayee Hai, Lo Aayee Hai – Lal Dupatta – Gyan Dutt – Manohar Khanna

Lata Mangeshkar + Geeta RoyGori Sakhiyon Se Akhiyan Churay Rahi Hai – Majboor – Gulam Haider – Najim Panipat

Geeta Roy + RajkumariRoom Zoom Matwale Kale Badal Chhaa Gaye, Balam Ji Teri Yaad Dila Gaye – Suhag Raat – Snehal – Kedar Sharma

Geeta Roy + RajkumariBaaji Mori Payal Thunnak Thunnak Suno Ye Sandeshva – Suhag Raat – Snehal – Kedar Sharma

Geeta Roy + RajkumariKis Paapi Sang Ulazi Akhiyan Haye Akhiyan Maine Ro Ro Gavayee – Suhag Raat – Snehal – Kedar Sharma

Shamshad + Geeta RoyMere Dil Ki Dhadakano Mein Sakhi Kaun Aa Samaya – Suhag Raat – Snehal – Kedar Sharma

We will take up male-male duets and triads & triads+ in our next episode.

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The Micro View of the Songs of 1948 @ SoY – MY Top Female Solo Songs

When I look back at all the female solo songs for 1948, what I note is that all most each of the major female singers has at least one song that has stood equal appeal to me. In these years, I may have had opportunity to listen to some songs more than the other, but at this stage I do not really feel any major difference in the appeal of these songs on account of that.

So, here are the songs that would call for TOP slot for the female solo songs for 1948, in no particular order:

Lata Mangeshkar – Chanda Re Ja Re Ja Re Piya Se Sandesha Mora Kahiyo Ja – Ziddi – Khemchand Prakash – Prem Dhawan

Lata Mangeshkar – Kab Aaoge Balama… Baras Baras Badali Bhi Bhikhar Gayee – Gajare – Anil Biswas – G S Nepali

Lata Mangeshkar – Ek Dil Ka Lagana Baaqi Tha To Dil Ko Laga Ke Dekh Liya – Anokha Pyar – Anil Biswas – Zia Sarhadi.

Lata Mangeshkar – Yaad Rakhana Chand Taron Ye Suhani Raat Ko – Anokha Pyar – Anil Biswas – Zia Sarhadi

Surinder Kaur – Badnam Na Ho Jaaye Muhabbat Ka Fasana – Shaheed – Ghulam Haider – Qamar Jalalabadi

Meena Kapoor – Ek Dil Ka Lagana Baaqi Tha To Dil Ko Laga Ke Dekh Liya – Anokha Pyar – Anil Biswas – Zia Sarhadi.

Meena Kapoor –Yaad Rakhana Chand Taron Ye Suhani Raat Ko – Anokha Pyar – Anil Biswas – Zia Sarhadi

Shamshad Begum – Dharati Ko Aakash Pukare Aa Ja Aa Ja Prem Dware – Mela – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Shamshad Begum  – Kahe Koyal Shor Machaye Re, Mohe Apna Koi Yaad Aaye Re – Aag – Ram Ganguly – Bahzad Laukhanavi

Geeta Roy – Nandiya Maare Boli Ke Baan, Balam Main Tumse Na Bolun – Gunsundari – Avinash Vyas – Pt. Indra

Suraiya – O Door Jaanewale Vaada Na Bhool Na Jaana – Pyar Ki Jeet – Husnlal Bhagarram – Qamar Jalalabadi

Suraiya – Tere Naino Ne Chori Kiya Mera Naha Sa Jiya – Pyar Ki Jeet – Husnlal Bhagatram – Rajinder Krishna

Suraiya – Kinare Kinare Chale Jaayenge Jivan Ki Naiya Ko Khete Hue – Vidya – S D Burman – Y N Joshi

Of these top female solo songs for 1948 MY (each one as equal) choice for The TOP female solo songs would be:

Suraiya – Tere Naino Ne Chori Kiya Mera Naha Sa Jiya – Pyar Ki Jeet – Husnlal Bhagatram – Rajinder Krishna

Shamshad Begum  – Kahe Koyal Shor Machaye Re, Mohe Apna Koi Yaad Aaye Re – Aag – Ram Ganguly – Bahzad Laukhanavi

Meena Kapoor –Yaad Rakhana Chand Taron Ye Suhani Raat Ko – Anokha Pyar – Anil Biswas – Zia Sarhadi

Surinder Kaur – Badnam Na Ho Jaaye Muhabbat Ka Fasana – Shaheed – Ghulam Haider – Qamar Jalalabadi

Lata Mangeshkar – Chanda Re Ja Re Ja Re Piya Se Sandesha Mora Kahiyo Ja – Ziddi – Khemchand Prakash – Prem Dhawan

We also note that SoY have awarded the Best Female Playback Singer jointly goes to Lata Mangeshkar and Shamshad Begum for Chanda re ja re ja re and Kaahe koyal shor machaaye re respectively.

We will now over to the The Micro View of the Songs of 1948 @ SoY – Duet Songs from the next episode.

P.S. All the posts on Female Solo Songs of The Micro View of the Songs of 1948 are aggregated here.

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The Micro View of the Songs of 1948 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Geeta Roy [3]

The third part of the solo songs of Geeta Roy for 1948 follows the same pattern as the one observed in earlier part [1] and [2], i.e. I do not have any song that I recollect ever having heard earlier. The songs in this part certainly bear the trade mark Geeta Roy singing. I am so happy that I did get to listen to these songs.

Sun-Sun Ri Bulbul Diwani Aaj Suni Hai Maine Chhupkar – Jeene Do – Shaukat Hussain (Dehalvi) – Shevan Rizvi

Aai Hun Tere Dwar Pe Tujhhko Pukarane – Jeene Do – Shaukat Hussain (Dehalvi) – Shevan Rizvi

Raakhi Ka Mausam Aaya Re, Banjare Raakhi Bandh Le – Jeene Do – Shaukat Hussain (Dehalvi) – Shevan Rizvi

Meethi Baaten Suna Ke Lubha Ke Koi Haye Dil Le Gaya – Lal Dupatta – Gyan Dutt – Munshi Shams

Bhala Ho Tera O Rula Denewale – Lal Dupatta – Gyan Dutt – Munshi Shams

Main To Rah Gayee Aaj Akeli Re, Mera Koi Nahi – Majboor – Ghulam Haider – Nazim Panipati

Kuchch Bole Ae Do Akhiyaan – Meri Bhabhi – R A Paijankar – Gulshan Jalalabadi

Hum Bhi Jiye Tum Bhi – Meri Bhabhi – R A Paijankar – Gulshan Jalalabadi

Ro Ro Ke Sunate Hain Jo Ham Apana Fasana – Meri Kahani – Datta Koregaonkar – Zia Sarhadi

Sun Le Meri Kahani Ujhadi Hui Jawani – Meri Kahani – Datta Koregaonkar –Zia Sarhadi

Aata Hai Jindagi Mein– Meri Kahani – Datta Koregaonkar –Zia Sarhadi

Mora Jiya Nahin Bas Mein Mora Jiya Nahin Bas Mein – Padmini – Ghulam Haider – Wali Sahab

More Angana Kaga Na Bole – Padmini – Ghulam Haider –Wali Sahab

Aa Jaa Bedardi Balama Ko Ro Ro Pukare – Shaheed – Ghulam Haider – Raja MeNhadi Ali Khan

Nazar Se Mili Hai Nazar Pahle-Pahle – Toote Tare – Shaukat Ali (Nashad)

Armaan Bhare Dil Ko – Toote Tare – Shaukat Ali Nashad

I have not been able to locate soft links to these songs:

Bina Paron Ka Ek Panchchi Udata Dole – Jeene Do – D V Gadkar- Shevan Rizvi

Ham Unko Dekhanewale, Aye Chand Tujhe Kya Dekhen – Jeene Do – Shaukat Hussain (Dehalvi) – Shevan Rizvi

Tore Angana Beech Khada Biran Tora Tujhko Pukare – Jeene Do – Shaukat Hussain (Dehalvi) – Shevan Rizvi

Paigam Garibon Ka De Do Jamane Ko –  Jeene Do – Shaukat Hussain (Dehalvi) – Shevan Rizvi

We will take up Solo Songs of Shamshad Begum in our next episodes of the current The Micro View of the Songs of 1948 @ SoY

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The Micro View of the Songs of 1948 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Geeta Roy [2]

We continue the micro-view of Solo Songs of Geeta Roy in the second leg of Solo Songs of Female Playbacksingers for 1948. I had not been to classify any song in the Part 1 of Solo Songs of Geeta Roy as “Popular Song’. Almost the same pattern seems to emerge in this part as well, with one exception.

These songs belong to film Gunsundari, which was simultaneously made in Gujarti too. And the equivalent Gujari songs of the ones that have been presented here is the cause for that exception. I had EP record of these Gujarati songs purchased in 70s, and then when the age of internet dawned, I had located their Hindi Versions.

Nandiya Maare Boli Ke Baan, Balam Main Tumse Na Bolun – Gunsundari – Avinash Vyas – Pt. Indra

Its Gujarati version – Aaj Mari Nandiya Mahenu Maaryun

Bhabhi O Bhabhi Badalo Thoda Thoda Rang

Its Gujarati version: Have Thoda Thoda Tame Thoda Thoda Thao Varnagi O Bhabhi Tame Thoda thoda Thao Varnagi

Khoye Hue Ko Dhoondhe Prabhu– Gunsundari – Bulo C Rani –Pt. Indra

And its Gujarti version – Khovaya Ne Kholawa Prabhu–  which was composed and written by Avinash Vyas

The two versions of the third song have been comopsed by two different composers as against the same composer in the case of the first two songs. That may perhaps totally different approach to the song  compostion of the two versions of the third song.

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Dil Bujha Jaata Hai Nashad Hua Jaat Hai – Heer Ranja – Varmaji, Sharmaji – Vali Sahab

Teri Zat Hai Akbari Saravari – Heer Ranjha

[This song has does not have the singer identified in HFGK. I have gone by the identification of the YT uploader.]

Dil Yun Yun Karata Hai  Ki Dil Yun Yun Karata Hai  – Heer Ranjha

[This song, too, has does not have the singer identified in HFGK. I have gone by the identification of the YT uploader.]

Chubh Gaye Naina Baan More Dil Mein – Hip Hip Hurray – Pt Hanuman Prasad – Moti B.A.

Maine Kya Tha Kiya Jo Bujha Ke Diya Mujhe Rote Andhere Mein – Hip Hip Hurray

[This song, too, not have the singer identified in HFGK. I have gone by the identification of the YT uploader.]

O Ban Ke Azad Panchhi Bhulja Madhuban Mein – Hua Savera – Gyan Dutt – Bhagvati Prasad Bajpeyi

More Man Mein Samaya Hai Pyar Ban Jaaye Koi Pyar Ki Bahaar Mein – Hua Savera – Gyan Dutt – Bhagvati Prasad Bajpeyi

Badalee Hava Khushi Ka Jamana Badal Gaya – Hua Savera – Gyan Dutt – Bhagvati Prasad Bajpeyi

O Ho Ho Jaan Liya Maine Maine Jaan Liya Unhe Pehchan Liya – Hua Savera – Gyan Dutt – Bhagvati Prasad Bajpeyi

Raghuvir Dindayal, Tum Ko Laaj Hamari – Jay Hanuman – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra

Mohe Raam Naam Dhun Laagi Jug-Jug Ki Preet Jagi – Jay Hanuman – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra

We will conclude the Solo Songs of Geeta Roy – Part [3] – in our next episode.

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The Micro View of the Songs of 1948 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Geeta Roy [1]

Personally for me, the songs that I heard here are the ones that I had heard for the first time. This simply means that most of songs that I had heard were of Geeta Dutt, and not those of Geeta Roy. And I always believed I have had many Geeta Roy/Dutt songs!

The number of Geeta Roy’s solo songs for 1948 too add up to our hypothesis that the year is an open-field for transition-vintage era singers,  as well as THE golden year singer – Lata Mangeshkar. The numbers also merit spanning our micro-analysis over two posts.

[1]

Dil Ke Geet Gayenge Mil Ke Gayenge – Anjana – D C Dutt – Vishvamitra Adil

Mujhe Kuchch Yaad Aata Hai… Meri Aankhon Mein Aansoo Hai – Anjana – D C Dutt – Bharat Vyas

Rim Zim Barase Nain Darae Biraha Ki Barsaat – Anjana – D C Dutt – Bharat Vyas

O Jadugar Kahe Tihari Gali Aaye – Chanda Ki Chandani – Gyan Dutt – D N Mdhok

Piya Piya Bagon Mein Papiha Bole – Chanda Ki Chandani – Gyan Dutt – D N Mdhok

Ulfat Ke Dard Ka Kabhi Majha Lo – Chanda Ki Chandani – Gyan Dutt – D N Mdhok

Jab Yaad Teri Aati Hai Dil Mera Bhar Bhar Aaye – Chanda Ki Chandani – Gyan Dutt – D N Mdhok

Ham Ko Bhula Diya To Kya Yaad Meri Bhulaoge to Jaane – Chanda Ki Chandani – Gyan Dutt – D N Mdhok

Jab Kaali Kaali Raaten Hogi Dil Se Dil Ki Baatein Hogi – Chanda Ki Chandani – Gyan Dutt – D N Mdhok

Aaja Re Balama Kaisi Suhaani Raat Hai – Chand Sitare – Premnath – Aziz Kashmiri

Dil Baar Baar Gabaraye Koi Ghadi Ghadi Yaad Aaye – Chand Sitare – Premnath – Aziz Kashmiri

Dil Se Tumhari Yaad Bhulaye Na Jayegi– Chand Sitare – Premnath – Aziz Kashmiri

Tere Milane Ko Ji Dhadake Kahan Gaye Patthar Ka Dil Karake – Chunariya – Hansraj Bahl – Muk Raj Bhakhari

O Motorwale Babu Babu Mialne Aa Jaa Re – Chunariya – Hansraj Bahl – Muk Raj Bhakhari

Koi Nain Mila Ke Chala Gaya Ek Aag Laga Chala Gaya – Chunariya – Hansraj Bahl – Muk Raj Bhakhari

Chupke Chupke Aana Mere Paas  – Didi – Mukund Masurekar – Indeevar

We will follow up with the second part of Geeta Roy’s solo songs of 1948 in our next episode.

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In my view Music from films

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.

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I Liked Music from films

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

Substantive share of Lata Mangeshkar+ songs in the Female Female duets category for the year 1949 also can be taken as one more indicator of her emergence as THE playback singer. Of course, she does share space with all other major (so-called) competing players in this category, which seems to have weighed in her favor.

So let us listen to the female female duets of singers other than Lata Mangeshkar.

Shamshad Begum +

Aa Javo Phir Meri Bigadi Ko Banane – Dada – with Surinder Kaur – Shaukat Haidari – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Meri Pyari Patang Chali Badal Ke Sang – Dillagi – with Uma Devi – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Chhak Chhak Chali Hamari Rail, Ye Hai Aage Ye Paani Ka Mail – Naach – with Geeta Roy – Husnlal Bhagatram – Mulkraj Bhakri

Pyar Ke Jahan Ki Nirali Sarkar Hai – Patanga – With Lata Mangeshkar – C Ramchandra – Rajendra Krishna

Geeta Roy +

Hasrat Bhari Nazar Ko….O Pardesiya, O Rasiya – Dil Ki Basti – with Zohra Jaan – Ghulam Mohammad – Khumar Barabankvi

Badal Gir Aaye – Karwat – with Asha Bhosle – Hans Raj Behl – V N Madhok

Kheloge Kaun Sa Khel Mere Lal – Tara – with Premlata – Vinod – Aziz Kashmiri

Mithai ki Dukan Dilli Ke Bazar – Tara – with Gandhari – Vinod – Aziz Kashmiri

Johrabai Ambalewali +

Hai Kahani Preet Ki Itwaar Se Itwaar Tak – Daulat – with Lalita Deulkar – Hanuman Prasad –Qamar Jalalabadi

Chhoon Chhoon Ghunghariya Baje, Ye Raat Phir Na Aayegi, Jawani Beet Jayegi  – Mahal – with Rajkumari – Khemchand Prakash – Nakshab Jarachavi

Suraiya +

Aye Dard-e-Mohabbat Tune Mujhe Badnam Kara Ke Chhoda – Singar – with Surinder Kaur – Khursheed Anwar– D N Madhok

Hamida Banu+

Aavo Sakhi Hum Gaye Tarana – Zevrat – with Shanta Kunwar – Hans Raj Behl – Habeeb Sarhadi

Here are a few songs for which soft links do not seem to be have been set up, as yet.

Aayee Hai, Woh Aayee Hai, Dekha Badariya Kali – Bholi – Shamshad Begum with Meena Kapoor – Pt. Govind Ram – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor

Sun O Jaanewale Rahi… In Mitti Ke Khilone Ka – Maa Ka Pyar – with Meena Kapoor – Pt. Govindram – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor

Yahan Naino Mein Pyar Dil Ko Qarar Kiya Lage Piya – Char Din – Shamshad Begum with Premlata – Shyam Sundar – Shakeel Badayuni

If anyone who has the song(s) may please either post it in the comments or upload the soft copy to me by e-mail.

In the next episode we will take up Male-Male Duets as well as Triads & Triads+ songs.