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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1944 @ SoY : Female Solo Songs – Nirmala Devi and Other female singers

Solo Songs of Nirmala Devi

‘Gaali’ has two solo songs credited to Nirmala (we presume it is Nirmala Devi), but YT does not have these songs. ‘Geet’ has four solo songs of which – Main akeli raja aa ja aa ja re  – is included in Memorable Songs of 1944.  One solo song – Hua Savera Preetam Mera, Yaad Teri Ne Gher – is not available on YT. Here are the other ones, as available on YT –

Main To Piya Ki Joganiya HuN – Geet – D N Madhok – Naushad Ali

Chaand Khila Taare Muskae, Meri Hansi Udae – Geet – Mahar-Ul-Kadri – Naushad Ali

Jaao Ji Jaao Dekhenge KahaN Jaoge – Geet – D N Madhok – Naushad Ali

AkhiyaN Mila Ke Bhagna Na – Jeewan – D N Madhok – Naushad Ali

Aae Ho Abhi Baitho To Sahi Do Pyar Ki Baatein Ho Jaein – Jeewan – D N Madhok – Naushad Ali

Solo Songs of Naseem Akhtar

Of the two songs listed, for the film Bhai, to Naseem Akhtar’s credit in HFGK, one – Kuchh Yaad Dilati Hai Hamein Biti Hui Baatein – does not seem to be available on net.

Is Dil Ki Haalat Kya Kahiye – Bhai – Khan Shatir Gazanvi- Ghulam Haider

Solo Songs of Manju

Memorable Songs of 1944 has Manju’s one song Do dilon ko ye duniya milne hi nahin deti from ‘Chand’, Holi main khelungi un sang dat ke and  Pardesi ho ab humse rakhiya bandhao  from Gaali and Angadai teri hai bahana and Jhoothe hai sab sapne suhane from Rattan. ‘Gaali’ has 3 more songs, for neither YT or other audio links are available on the internet

Here is one more –

Aayi…Musibat Aai, Musafir Bhag Chalo.. – Chand – Qamar Jalalbadi – Husnlal Bhagatram

Solo Songs of Kalyani

Badmash (Music: Khan Mastana / Datta Korgaonkar has two solo songs of Kalyani., but these do not seem to be available on YT.

Misal-e-Khayal Aye The – Aina- Pt. Fani = Gulshan Sufi

HFGK also mentions second version of the song in the voice of Shama, but YT does not have this version.

Solo Songs of Husn Banu

Khushi Ke Tarane Sunata Chala Ja – Aina – Tanvir Naqvi – Gulshan Sufi

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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