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

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Till now we have covered Memorable Songs of Lata Mangeshkar  (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) during our micro-revisit of the  Best songs of 1950: And the winners are?.

We now take up songs by Other Leading Female Playback Singers.

1950 truly reflects the transformation that was taking place in the Hindi Film Music in so far as Female Playback singers are concerned. Lata Mangeshakar has attained fairly large share of songs as compared to any other individual singer. Music Directors like Madan Mohan (Aankhen), Roshan (Bawre Nain) , S D Burman (Pyar) who went on to create some of the greatest ever songs for the film industry, in Lata Mangeshakar’s voice, just a few years down the line, had films that had not one Lata song this year. This year also has recorded a very large number of songs in the voice of other female singers, like Sulochana Kadam, or Jayshree (in Dahej) who may not have been called front-line singers. Asha Bhosle is certainly seen, but has not made her presence felt. And when we try to draw up a list most favourite songs for the year, one easily lines up several songs from each of these ‘other leading’ female singers, which were iconic in that year and have remained so ever since.

In this post, we will take up some of the memorable songs of Suraiya.

Suraiya seems to have an excellent year, having acted in films in one year. She has performed quite credibly with Other Than Frontline music directors. However, her Afsar ( S D Burman) and Dastan (Naushad) topped not only cash counter charts but also critics’ ratings.

1. Man mor hua matwalaAfsar – S D Burman

2. Nain deewane ik nahi maaneAfsar – S D Burman

3. Pardesi re aate jaate jiya mora liye jaao Afsar – S D Burman

4. Aaya mere dil mein tuDastan – Shakeel Badayuni – Naushad

5. Ye mausam aur ye tanhaai Dastan – Shakeel Badayuni – Naushad

6. Ae shamma tu bata tera parwana kaun hai Dastan – Shakeel Badayuni – Naushad

7. Nainon mein preet hai hothon pe geet hai Dastan – Shakeel Badayuni – Naushad

8. Mohabbat badha kar juda ho gaye Dastan – Shakeel Badayuni – Naushad

9. Naam tera hai zabaan par yaad teri dil mein hai Dastan – Shakeel Badayuni – Naushad

10. Koi dil mein samaaya chupke chupkeKamal Ke Phool – Rajendra Krishna – Shyam Sundar

11. Sazaa mili hai kisi se yah dil lagaane kiKamal Ke Phool – Rajendra Krishna – Shyam Sundar

12. Haaye ye judaai ki chot buri haiNili – Surjit Sethi – S. Mohinder

13. Majboor hun main nashad hun mainShaan – Rajendra Krishna – Hansraj Behl

 

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The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Female Solo Songs– Lata Mangeshkar songs of Anil Biswas and other music directors

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This is Third of Memorable Songs of Lata Mangeshkar during our micro-revisit of the  Best songs of 1950: And the winners are?.

In the First Part, we had a look at Lata Mangeshkar Songs of C Ramchandra, whereas in the Second Part, we had a look at Lata Mangeshakar’s Songs of Husnlal Bhagatram and Ghulam Mohammad.

In this third and concluding part, we will look at Lata Mangeshakar’s Songs of Anil Biswas and each of Lata Mangeshkar’s two Songs of S D Burman, Naushad and Bulo C Rani and one that of Vinod.

 

Anil Biswas’s Lata Mangeshkar Songs

Anil Biswas continues to repose his faith in vocal cords of Lata Mangeshkar, in two films that he did in 1950.

1. Mera naram karejawa dol gayaArzoo – Prem Dhavan

 

2. Aankhon se door ja ke jana na dil se doorArzoo – Majrooh Sultanpuri

 

3. Kahan tak hum uthayein ghamArzoo – Jaan Nishar Akhtar

 

4. Unhein hum jo dil se bhulane lage wo kuchh aur bhi yaad aane lageAarzoo – Majrooh Sultanpuri

All songs in one clip:

5. Matwale naino waale ke main waari waari jaaunBeqasoor – Arzoo Lakhanvi

S D Burman’s Lata Mangeshkar  Songs

S D Burman’s very popular score of Afsar had Suraiya as The Female Playback Singer, which was obvious. His another film, Pyar, has Geeta Roy as the lead Feamle Playback singer. Even Mashal had one solo to Geeta Roy and duet to Shamshad Begum

1. Aankhon se door door hain par dil ke paas joMashal – Pradeep

2. Aaj Nahin To Kal Bikhar Jayenge Yeh BadalMashal  – Pradeep

Naushad’s Lata Mangeshkar Songs

Naushad had only one film, but all the songs were top grossers. Shamshad Begum had primarily lent voice for Munnawar Sultana as well as to Nargis, whereas Lata Mangeshkar was used for Nargis in two slos and duet with Shamshad Begum. In the previous years, Shamshad Begum was the lead playback in Mela, then next year in Andaz, Lata got into the hot seat, this year situation again takes U-turn, to be reversed again completely in the subsequent years.

1. Panchhi ban mein piya piya gaane lagaBabul – Shakeel Badayuni

2. Lagan more man ki balam nahi maneBabulShakeel Badayuni

Bulo C Rani ‘s Lata Mangeshkar Songs

1. Hans Hans Ke Mere Chain Pe Bijli Ghiraye Ja – Rasiya

2. Wo humse chup hain hum unse chup hain dilon ke armaan machal rahe hain Rasiya – DN Madhok

Trivia: Not very surprised if this song reminds us of more popular song that has similar sounding opening lines : Woh Humse Chup Hai, Hum Unse Chup Hai, Mananewale Mana Rahe Hain – which also happens to be song in the year 1950. One more beauty of the song is that Chitalkar has lip sang for Raj Kapoor.

Other Music Directors’ Lata Mangeshkar Songs

More dwar khule hain aanewale kab aaoge – Anmol Ratan – D N Madhok – Vinod

 

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The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Female Solo Songs– Lata Mangeshkar songs of Husnlal Bhagatram and Ghulamm Mohammad

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This is Second Part of Memorable Songs of Lata Mangeshkar during our micro-revisit of the  Best songs of 1950: And the winners are?.

In the First Part, we had a look at Lata Mangeshkar Songs of C Ramchandra. We now look at Lata Mangeshakar’s Memorable Songs of 1950 under two other music directors who also seemed to have accepted Lata Mangeshkar as the principal female playback singer.

 Husnlal Bhagatram’s Lata Mangeshkar songs :

1. Ban ke suhagan rahi abhaganAadhi Raat: – Sarshar Sailani

2. Rona hi likha tha qismat meinAadhi Raat: – Khumar Barabanqvi

3. Dil hi to hai tadap gaya dard se bhar na aaye kyunAadhi Raat – Asad Bhopali

4. Agar dil kisi se lagaya na hotaGauna – Qamar Jalalabadi

5. Tujhe barbaad karna tha.. haye dil bhi diya to kisko diyaMeena Bazaar – Qamar Jalalabadi

6. Dard-e-Judai HaiChhoti Bhabhi

Ghulam Mohammad’s Lata Mangeshkar songs :

1. Raat hai taaron bhari chhitaki hui chaandniPardesShakeel Badayuni

2. Janewale tujhe hum yaad kye jayengePardes – Shakeel Badayuni

3. Kismat Bananewale Zara Samane To AaPardes – Shakeel Badayuni

4. O ji dheere dheere O ji haule haule anganaa mei aa ja piyaPardesShakeel Badayuni

5. Eh Dil-E-BequararMaang –Nizam

 

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The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Female Solo Songs– Lata Mangeshkar songs of C Ramchandra

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The well – established review format of Best songs of year’ takes up an in-depth review at four broad levels:

Best male playback singer Best female playback singer Best duets Best music director

We will first take up Female Solo Songs. End of 40s and very early years of 50s did see a very distinct transition from the female playback singers of the vintage era to the near-complete hold period of Lata Mangeshkar. That has necessitated two sub-divisions within the category of Female Solo Songs – Songs of Lata Mangeshkar and The Songs of Other Leading Female Playback Singers. So here we go with Memorable Songs of Lata Mangeshkar for the year 1950: Among various music directors who used Lata Mangeshkar’s voice in the year 1950, C Ramchandra, Husnlal Bhagatram and Ghulam Mohammad seem to account for a large share of the songs. Presently, we will listen to the memorable songs of Lata Mangeshkar under the baton of C Ramchandra.

1. Aisi mohabbat se hum baaz aajyeNirala – PL Santoshi

2. Mehfil mein jal uthi shamaNirala – PL Santoshi

 3. Majboor meri aankhein majboor mera dilNirala – PL Santoshi

4. Dekhoji dekhoji.. Chandni raat mein jane kya baat reNirala: – PL Santoshi

5. Tooti Footi Gaadi Anaadi ChalaiyaNirala PL Santoshi

6. Abhi shaam aayegi nikalenge tareSamadhi – Rajendra Krishna

7. Woh paas aa rahe hain hum door ja rahe hainSamadhi – Rajendra Krishna

8. Jo mujhe bhula ke chale gaye mujhe unki yaad sataaye kyunSangeeta – PL Santoshi

9. Na Umeed Ho Ke Bhi Sangeeta – PL Santoshi

10. Zara Suno Suno Kya Kahein NigahenSangeeta – PL Santoshi

11. Jab Se Mili Hai NazarSangeeta: PL Santoshi

12. Din aaye pyare pyaare barsaat keSangram – Raja Menhadi Ali Khan

13. Nazar Se Nazar Jo Mil GayeeSangram –With chorus – P L Santoshi

14. Koi kisi ka diwana na baneSargam – P L Santoshi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YazPJ6yTzsM

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The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Setting the stage

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Review of songs of Hindi films for a particular year is now a well-established practice @ Songs of Yore. Previously conducted reviews of 1955, 1953 and 1951 were widely debated among the readers. The exercise does not remain confined to only the pros and cons of a song (or a music director), but revives several aspects related the popularity as well as merits of the composition, then and over the subsequent years. The exercise also provides a very apt opportunity to re-visit the songs. Many of the songs have already faded out from the memory, but thanks to this vivacious all-round discussion and YouTube, we get to refresh our deep layers of memory while reconnecting with these songs.

Presently, ‘Best songs of 1950: And the winners are?’ takes us back to 1950. The post opens the subject further through sub-topics like Musical Land Marks, Other Important Musical Compositions, Debut, Fact-file and Trivia. As one wades through these waters, list of Memorable Songs opens up the flood gates by way of shortlist of song that stood out from all the songs of that year. The overview is rounded up a very incisive view of Special songs – ‘which are largely unfamiliar and which may not figure in any conventional list of ‘Best songs’, but these are the songs which mesmerise you on the first listening, and tend to remain with you forever.’

I also take very active part in the discussions on these posts @ Songs of Yore. Every piece of point of view that I submit does necessarily call for a fairly detailed (and quite interesting) homework, in terms of revisiting the songs on YT. This year I would document the back-end work as a series of posts tagged here The Best Songs of 1950 @ SoY

Having leafed through other songs of 1950 from other sources like Hindi Film Geet Kosh, I would totally agree that 152 songs presented @ MEMORABLE SONGS and another 16 songs @ the Special Songs indeed ensure that “nothing of value is left out” to base our discussions nor the songs that matter in terms of their intrinsic listening pleasure at the present juncture. So, all my discussions and listing of the songs in the present series of posts would remain within the bounds of these songs.

For the ease of reference, we may refer to the Best Songs of 1950 – Memorable Songs and Special Songs, created by copying the relevant portions from the original post.

So, every fourth day from now on, we will take a micro-view of various segments of The Best Songs of 1950.

 

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