The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Male Solo Songs – Chitalkar, Manna Dey, Arun Kumar, Manmohan Krishna and others

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In the preceding posts we listened to solo songs of Mukesh, Talat Mahmood, Mohammad Rafi and G M Durrani respectively, as part of our journey through the Best songs of 1950: And the winners are?.

These songs cover a substantial share of male solo songs for the year.

In the present post, we will cover, what can be called as fringe players, in so far as the year 1950 is concerned.

Chitalkar

C Ramchandra who sang under the pseudonym of Chitalkar only under his own baton, has songs under Husnlal Bhagatram and Hanuman Prasad (Apni Chhaya) and under P Ramakant (as Annasaheb). Shri Arunkumar Deshmukh states that P Ramakant was C Ramchandra’s music composer, like Chic Chocolate. So there must have been some compelling reason for this subterfuge. For our purpose, these trivia only add a piece of information only.

We have separately covered his Sargam solos (and duets) with other male solos that have been rendered by various singers – for Raj Kapoor – in this year.

1. Gore gore mukh se jo ghunghat hataao (Anna Saheb) – Babooji Ehsan Rizvi- P Ramakant

2. Mera Dil Nikhattoo, Mera Tange Ka TattooNirala – P L Santoshi – C Ramchnadra

3. Subhash Chnandra Ke Naam Se Hindustan Ka NaamSamadhi – Rajendra Krishna – C Ramchandra

4. Kadam Kadam Badhaye Ja, Khushi Ke Geet Gaye JaaSamadhi – Rajendra Krishna – C Ramchandra

Manna Dey

Manna Dey has surprisingly not got into any special position this year. Of course his Mashall song – Upar Gagan Vishal – does remain one of best ever.

1. Upar gagan vishalMashal Lyrics Pradeep –  SD Burman (and Manna Dey)

2. Naina Laage Ke Pi Ki AurRam Darshan – Ramesh Gupta – Ram Ganguli

Arun Kumar

1. Jab tum the hamare aur hum the tumhareMashalPradeep – SD Burman

2. Wo unka muskurana sharmana chale janaSangramBrajendra Gaur – C Ramchandra

Man Mohan Krishna

In a film which had Dev Anand as lead actor, a film that was made under his own banner, Manmohan Krishna singing two songs is a very novel experiment.

1. Jhat Khol De Kiwad Khol de, Badhai Dene Ko Aae Tere Ghar Dekh Tere HamsaeAfsar – Vishvamitra Adil – S D Burman

2. Sadhu Ke Ghar Ki Chhokariyan Do, Ik Patle Ik BhariAfsar – Vishvamitra Adil – S D Burman

Both songs in this clip :

Other Male Solos

We have covered Kishor Kumar and Shankar Dasgupta’s playback songs for raj Kapoor separately.

Kishore KumarO Phool Chunanewale Tu Khud Hi Gulab Hai….Ada Se Musquraye Ja, Quayamaten Giraye JaKhiladi – Rajendra Krishna – Hansraj Behl

Krishna Dayal Aa ja nigahon mein aa jaDahej – Shams Lakhanvi – Vasant Desai

Anil BiswasHumein maar chala ye khayal ye ghamArzoo Majrooh Sultanpuri) – Anil Biswas

Khan MastanaUnki nazaron se koi nazarein mila ke poochheHanste Rahna – Farooq Qaiser – Wadhwa

Raj Khosla – with Chorus – Rail Mein Jiya Mera Sananan Hoe ReAankhen -Bhagwat Datt Mishra – Madan Mohan

Madan Mohan himself sings a duet with Shamshad Begum for this film, which we shall cover in our appropriate posts of Duets.

Sundar Ye Kaali Kaali Julfonwali Jeen Nahin DeteKhiladi – D N Madhok – Hansraj Behl

 

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The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Male Solo Songs – G M Durrani

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In the preceding posts we listened to solo songs of Mukesh, Talat Mahmood and Mohammad Rafi respectively, as part of our journey through the Best songs of 1950: And the winners are?.

Our expanded search has yielded, in fact not so surprisingly, almost comparable number of solo songs by another vintage era stalwart – G M Durrani. Quite talented and as widely accepted, G M Durrani must remain one of the most underrated artist in the world of Hindi Film Music.  He was well –noticed, found place always in the first row and yet seems to always have missed the hall of fame by a few whiskers when compared to his contemporaries like Rafi, Talat or Mukesh. The accolades that he got were relatively faint enough to get obliterated very fast in the rising tides of his peers in the 50s.

1. Ye duniya bewafaai ki wafa ka raaz kya jaaneMadhubalaRajendra Krishna – Lachhiram

2. Kisi Ko Yaad Karta Hai Mera DilMadhubalaIshwar Chandra Kapoor – Lachhiram

3. Nayi Jawani Rut Mastani, Thandi Shaam SuhaniMadhubala – Rajendra Krishna – Lachchiram

4. Meri Zindagi Bhi Koi Zindagi HaiDolti Duniya – Jhafar Malihababadi – Ram Prasad

5. Humein Yeh Jeena Ab Gawara NahinKhel – Wahjad Lakhnavi – Sajjad Hussain

6. Main Koi Jhooth BoliyaMadari –    – Hansraj Behl

7. Main Kisko Sunaun Gam Ki Kahani , Saare Sahare Chhot GayeMaang – Saagar Badayuni – Ghulam Mohammad

8. Dua Ye Hai Ke Haseenon Ke Baap Mar Jaaye Hamare Vaste Maidan Saaf Kar Jaaye (With Chorus) – Meherbani – Khumar Barabanquavi – Hafiz Khan

9. Ni Sa Ga Ma Pa Hae Raam Ji.. Bachpan Se Ye Mera SaathiSabak– D N Madhok – A R Qureshi

 

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The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Male Solo Songs – Mohammad Rafi

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In the preceding two posts we listened to solo songs of Mukesh and Talat Mahmood, respectively, in the previous episodes, as part of our journey through the Best songs of 1950: And the winners are?.

We now take up Mohammad Rafi. As may be observed form the list of Memorable Songs, apparently, Mohammad Rafi has yet to get the firm grip over the industry. The Memorable Songs lists only one of his songs, which even though did notch good numbers, would probably may not figure in the best of Khayyam’s Mohammad Rafi songs.

Our expanded search has yielded a fairly diverse bouquet of Music Directors with whom he has worked in this year. Obviously, some of his duets (Dastan- Naushad) seem to score more points in terms of popularity.

1. Bahut Purdard Hai Ae Sunanewalon Dastan MeriBirha Ki Raat – Sarshar Sailani – Husnlal-Bhagatram

2. Akele mein wo ghabraate to honeBiwi – Wali Saheb – Sharmaji (Khayyam)

3. Na thamate hain aansoo na rukate hain naaleMeena Bazar – (HFGK mentions DN Madhok as the lyricist)

As an interesting aside,  we have another famous song with almost the same mukhda –

Na rukate hain aansoo na thamte hain naale by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

4. Suno meri sarkar zamana ulta haiChhoti BhabhiQamar Jalalabadi – Husnlal Bhagatram

5. Dil Jawani Ke Nashe Mein Choor Hai,… Kaun Kaheta Hai Ke Dilli Door HaiBirha Ki Raat – Sashar Sailani – Husnlal Bhagatram

6. Lut Gaye Lut Gaye Lut Gaye Ho Pyar Mein Tere Lut GayeChhoti Bhabhi – Qumar Jalalabadi – Husnlal Bhagatram

7. Ek Bar Prabhu Ke Ban Ja O SansariAlakh Niranjan – Rammurti – Premnath

8. Vijay Mein Aas HaiAlakh Niranjan – Manohar Khanna – Premnath

9. Sahil Jo Dubo De Kashti KoBaawra – Amar N Khanna – Krishna Dayal

Raj Kapoor was the lead male actor in the film. Hence this song would probably should go to other songs that singers other than Mukesh sang for him in the present year. We will deal with these songs separately.

10. Tute Hue Dul Se Mere Awaz Ye Aai , Mangi Mihabbat Pai JudaaiGauna – Quamar Jalalabadi – Husnalal Bhagatram

11. Meri Lut Gayee Duniya Pyar Ki, Maine Dekhi Reet Sansar Ki Khamosh Sipahi – D N Madhok – Hans Raj Behl

12. Sukh Chhin Liya …O Jaanewale Ye Kya KiyaKisi Ki Yad – Tahir Lakhnavi – Hansraj Behl

13. Zamana Ho Gaya Fariyad KarateShaan– Quaif Irfani – Hansraj Behl

 

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The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Male Solo Songs – Talat Mahmood

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We listened to Mukesh’s solo songs in our last episodeas part of our journey through the Best songs of 1950: And the winners are?.

We would now pick solo songs of Talat Mahmood.

Talat Mahmood had two great films – Arzoo (Anil Biswas) and Babul (Naushad) this year. With so much astounding commercial success, it was quite ironical that Talat Mahmood had a very short association with Anil Biswas and with Naushad Babul was the only one. They did one more song a good 18 years later (Aadmi- 1968 – Kaisi Haseen Ye Baharon Ki Raat Hai) which also got overturned in the final take !

Be that as it may, we have here a very wide range of songs to listen to :

1. Jab kisi ke rukh pe zulfein aa ke lahrane laginAnmol Ratan – DN Madhok – Vinod

2. Ae dil mujhe aisi jagah le chalArzoo – Majrooh Sultanpuri – Anil Biswas

3. Husnwaalon ko na dil doBabul – Shakeel Badayuni- Naushad

4. Mera jeewan saathi bichhad gayaBabul – Shakeel Badayuni – Naushad

5. Sundarata ke sabhi shikaariJogan – Pt Indra – Bulo C Rani

6. Mitne De Meri ZindagiMeharbani -Shewan Rizvi – Hafeez Khan 

Additional songs sourced from Hindi Film Geet Kosh, with the support of YT:

7. Sooni Kar Gaye Sham Hamari Soona Kiya SaveraWafa – Dina Nath Madhok –  Vinod

8. Ban Than Ke Chali, Saj Dhaj Ke ChaliBhai Bahen – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor – Shyam Sundar

9. Jalti Hai Duniya, Jalti Rahegi, O Dilwale Pyar Kiye JaKamal Ke Phool – Rajendra Krishna – Shyam Sundar

While searching on YT, this great Non-Film Song is also said to be created in 1950:

10. Mera Pyar Mujhe Lauta Do – Sajjan – V Balsara

The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Male Solo Songs – Mukesh

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We now take up another major category – Male Solo Songs – during our journey of the review of Best songs of 1950: And the winners are?’.

The first scrutiny of the List of Memorable Songs shows relatively less strong presence of Male Solo Songs. So go back to the basics and pick up Hindi Film Geet Kosh to make the universe of our current micro-review wide enough. It does primarily help to listen to as many songs as are available on YT, thereby get a far better feel of the topic under discussion. As a bonus, you get to listen to many songs that have simply remained unnoticed.

The exercise is certainly worth every grain of efforts that it called for. The expanded list gave a wonderful opportunity to listen to several music directors now relegated to very deep grey of the oblivion, some very bold experiments and, of course, listening to many unheard songs of Ghulam Mustafa Durrani (aka G M Durrani).

We first pick up Mukesh’s solo songs for the year 1950.

1. Preet laga ke maine ye phal payaAankhen – Raja Menhadi Ali Khan – Madan Mohan

2. Teri duniya mein dil lagta nahiBawre Nain Kedar Sharma – Roshan

3. Mohabbat bhi jhoothi zamana bhi jhoothaHamari Beti Pt Faani – Snehal Bhatkar

Additional songs sourced from Hindi Film Geet Kosh, with the support of YT:

4. Berukhi Bas Ho ChukiHamari Beti – – Snehal Bhatkar

5. Tum Jab Mil Kar Chhoot GayeBebus – Jalal Malihabadi – Ganapat Rao

6. Main Tumse Pyar KarataBebus – Jalal Malihabadi  – S K Pal

7. Woh Dikhla Le Ham Ko Police Yeh Thana.. Kismat Mein Yahi Likha ThaHanste Ansoo – Majrooh Sultanpuri – Ghulam Mohammad

8. Sakhi Ri Mere Man Ke Aangan AanaPreet Ke Geet – Premi – Shyam Babu Pathak

9. Jise Ham Yaad Karte HainPreet Ke Geet – Premi – Shyam Babu Pathak

10. Do Dilon Ke Milane Ka Ye Bahan Ho GayaRaj Mukut – Bharat Vyas – Gobind Ram

11. Hey Priye Tumhaare Swagat Ko Ram Darshan – Ramesh Gupta – D C Dutt

 

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The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Female Solo Songs– Other Singers – Raj Kumari, Geeta Roy and Others

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We continue our take with songs by Other Leading Female Playback Singers during our micro-revisit of the  Best songs of 1950: And the winners are?. In the previous posts, we listened to memorable songs of 1950 from two of the prominent singers – Suraiya and Shamshad Begum. In this post, we will take up some of the memorable songs of other front ranking female playback singer of that era – Raj Kumari and Geeta Dutt. We will also take up three songs that remain isolated cases, but merit no less attention and accolades, in the List of Memorable Songs.

Raj Kumari

Qualitatively, only Baware Nain would have sufficed for Raj Kumari to hold her ground in the competitive era of Hindi Film Music. Her overall share in the year was, in any case, not insignificant.

1. Sun bairi balam kuchh bol – Bawre NainKedar Sharma – Roshan . This clip also has Raj Kumari singing the song live many many years after, as comfortably and as much in élan as she did originally !

2. Ghir ghir ke aasman par chhane lagi gataayenBawre Nain – Kedar Sharma – Roshan

3. Kyun mere dil mein dard jagaya jawaab doBawre Nain – Kedar Sharma – Roshan

4. Mere roothe huye balmaaBawre Nain – Kedar Sharma – Roshan

5. Chale jaiho bedarda main roye marungiBequasoor –  Anil Biswas a classic mujra ! Raaj Kumari is simply as much comfortable in this type of song as well !

Geeta Roy

Jogan simply overshadowed Geeta Dutt’s other songs in the year, which are also fairly respectable , both in numbers and on quality.

1. Ghunghat ke pat khol reJogan – Meerabai – Bulo C Rani

2. Main to Giridhar ke ghar jaaunJogan – Meerabai – Bulo C Rani

3. Main to prem diwani mera prem na jaane koi – Part 1 & 2 Jogan – Meerabai – Bulo C Rani

4. Jogi mat jaJogan – Meerabai – Bulo C Rani

5. Pyaare darshan deejo aajJogan – Meerabai – Bulo C Rani

6. Daaro re rang daaro re phaagun ke din aaye reJogan – Pt Indra – Bulo C Rani

7. Kaisi murali bajayi Shyam neNishana – Naqshab – Khursheed Anwar

8. Ab Bhool Ja Unko Yaad Na KarNishanaNaqshab – Khursheed Anwar

9. Humein apne dil se juda kar rahe ho – Jalte DeepNaazim Panipati – TK Das

Some other Memorable Female Songs

Lakhon mein ek hamaare sainyaNirmala DeviAnmol Ratan – D N Madhok – Vinod

Mori Attariya Pe Kaga Bole – Meena Kapoor AankhenMadan Mohan

Mila gaye nainSudha MalhotraAarzoo – Majrooh Sultanpuri – Anil Biswas

Biraha Ki Rat Mose Kaati Nahi JatAsha BhosleBeewee – Nazim Panipati – Aziz Hindi

And of course , a bonus in the form of Nutan’s Tujhe Kaisa Dulha Bhaaye Ri Baanki DulhaniyaHamari Beti – Snehal Bhatkar, which in no way gives a clue to her solos and duet with Hemant Kumar which blazed a comet like trail in Chhabeeli ten years later.

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The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Female Solo Songs– Other Singers – Shamshad Begum

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We continue with songs by Other Leading Female Playback Singers during our micro-revisit of the  Best songs of 1950: And the winners are?.

In the previous post we listened Suraiya’s memorable songs of 1950.

In this post, we will take up some of the memorable songs of another front ranking female playback singer of that era – Shamshad Begum.

Shamshad Begum continues to retain her position as the lead female singer in quite a few films. Moreover, she also remains the first choice for dance numbers and similar other peppy songs. Her quantitative share, both in terms of number of films and number songs across diverse music directors also compares very favourably with those of Lata Mangeshkar.

1. Kismat ne humein majboor kiyaAankhen – Saraswati Kumar Deepak – Madan Mohan

2. Mohabbat karnewalon ka yahi anjaam hota haiAankhen – Raja Mehdi Ali Khan – Madan Mohan

3. Dhadke mera dil mujhko jawani Ram qasam na bhaayeBabulShakeel Badayuni- Naushad – Nargis lip-synchs Shamshad Begum in this song.

4. Na socha tha ye dil lagaane ke pahleBabulShakeel Badayuni- Naushad

5. Jaadu Bahre Naino Mein Dole JiyaBabulShakeel Badayuni – Naushad – Nargis lip-synchs Shamshad Begum in this song.

6. Chhod babul ka ghar mohe pee ken agar aaj jana padaBabul – Shakeel Badayuni- Naushad – A Haapy version- Again Nargis lip-synchs Shamshad Begum

The song has several versions

7. Thandi hawa ke jhonkeBhai BahenIshwar Chandra KapoorShyam Sundar

8. Main to maarungi nainon ke baan re zara bach ke rahnaBijliBharat Vyas – Vasant Desai

 ( I have not been able to find the video link of this song.)

9. Choodi dheere pahna choodiwaali hoDahejShams Lakhnavi – Vasant Desai

10. Ae kale baadal bol tu kyun itarata haiDahejShams Lakhnavi – Vasant Desai

11. Chhod chale rajaji li haye kaise rahun akeliHanste AansooMajrooh Sultanpuri – Ghulam Mohammad

12. Kaahe nainon mein naina dale re O pardesiyaJogan – Buta Ram – Bulo C Rani

13. Jin aankhon ki neend haraam huiJogan – Buta Ram – Bulo C Rani

14. Thoda thoda pyaar thodi thodi taqraar hoKamal Ke Phool – Rajendra Krishna – Shyam Sundar

15. Mohabbat meri rang laane lagi haiNirala – P L Santoshi – C Ramchandra

16. Kateele tore naina raseeleNishana – Naqshab – Khursheed Anwar

17. Mere ghungharwale baalPardes – Shakeel Badayuni – Ghulam Mohammad

18. Husnwalon ki galiyon mein aana nahiSheesh Mahal – Shmas Laknavi – Vasant Desai

 

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