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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1944 @ SoY : My Top Male Solo Songs

I have attempted to choose  My Top Male Solo Songs from the ones that have been covered in the Memorable Songs of 1944 and the songs I could additionally locate and covered in the earlier post on Male Solo Songs. If there is only song of a singer, then I have selected that song to.

So, here are My Top Male Solo Songs for the year 1945, in the alphabetical order of the name of the film:

Jagmohan Sursagar – Hai kaun dil nahin jo pareshan-e-arzooArzoo- Lyrics Khwaja Kidwai – Music: Subal Dasgupta

KL Saigal –  Thukra rahi hai duniya hum hain ki so rahe hain – Bhanwara – Lyrics Kidar Sharma; Music Khemchand Prakash

Arun Kumar – Bedard Ko Bulao Siti Baja Baja Ke… – Carwan – Munshi Aziz – Bulo C Rani

G M Durrani – Samjhe The Jise Apna Nikla Wo Begana – Chand – Qamar Jalalabadi – Husnlal Bhagatram

Ashok Kumar – Mauj Karane Ke Liye Hai Duniya – Chal Chal Re Naujwan – Pradeep – Bulo C Rani

Rafiq Ghazanvi – Aaya Toofan, Aaya Toofan, Jag Bharat Ki Nari – Chal Chal Re Naujwan – Pradeep – Bulo C Rani

SD Batish – Khamosh nigaahein sunati hai kahaniDaasi Lyrics DN Madhok – Music Pt. Amarnath

Hemant Kumar – Aaram se jo raatein kaatein wo ahsq bahana kya jaaneIrada – Lyrics Aziz Kashmiri; Music Pt. Amarnath

Anil Biswas (& chorus) – Arr ra ra gaao Kabir, udao abirJwar Bhata: Lyrics Narendra Sharma; Music Anil Biswas

Manna Dey- O Prem Diwani, Sambhal Ke Chalana – Kadambari – Miss Kamal B A – H P Das

Surendra – Yahi fikra hai shaam pichhle savere, hassenon ki galiyon ke hon here phereLal Haveli – Lyrics Shams Lakhanavi; Music Mir Saheb

Chitalkar – Tum bhool ke phande mein haseenon ke na anaLal Haveli – Lyrics Shams Lakhanavi; Music Mir Saheb

Karan Diwan – Jab tum hi chale pardes laga kar thesRattan – Lyrics DN Madhok; Music Naushad

Charlie – Ek Kahar Barapa Karata Hai Jab Aae Budhapa – Raunaq – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor – C Ramchandra

Sundar – Nayano Ke Teer Chala Gayee Ek Shahr Ki Laundiya – Shukriya – G A Chisti

SoY has conferred KL Siagal as the Best Male Singer and jointly selectedAe qatib-e-taqdeer mujhe itana bata de; Do naia matware tihare hum par zulm karein, andChhupo na chhupo na chhupo na (My Sister: Music Pankaj Mullick ) as best Male Solo Songs for the year 1944 in Wrap Up 1

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1944 @ SoY : Male Solo Songs

We had been listing all possible song in the Micro Review for the earlier years. However, from now onwards, we will not repeat the songs already listed in Memorable Songs of 1944.

I have also not ventured to search for the songs for which HFGK has not been able to identify the singer.

So, here are the songs that I could locate on YT after fulfilling these two filters I have also provided the song for which I could locate a link on the internet, other than YT.

Arun Kumar – Yeh To Malaria Hai Muhobbat Nahi Huzoor – Bhanwara – Kedar Sharma – Khemchand Prakash

Arun Kumar – Bedard Ko Bulao Siti Baja Baja Ke… – Carwan – Munshi Aziz – Bulo C Rani

Ashok Kumar – Mauj Karane Ke Liye Hai Duniya – Chal Chal Re Naujwan – Pradeep – Bulo C Rani

Ashok Kumar – Bolo Har Har Mahadev Allaho Akbar – – Chal Chal Re Naujwan – Pradeep – Bulo C Rani

Rafiq Ghazanvi – Aaya Toofan, Aaya Toofan, Jag Bharat Ki Nari – Chal Chal Re Naujwan – Pradeep – Bulo C Rani

G M Durrani – Samjhe The Jise Apna Nikla Wo Begana – Chand – Qamar Jalalabadi – Husnlal Bhagatram

G M Durrani – Aye Dil Mujhe Rone De – Chand – Qamar Jalalabadi – Husnlal Bhagatram

Alluddin Naveed – Matwale O Matwale Preet Kabhi Mat Karana Bete – Geet  – ? – Naushad Ali

[The video link does to seem to be live.]

Manna Dey- O Prem Diwani, Sambhal Ke Chalana – Kadambari – Miss Kamal B A – H P Das

Charlie – Ek Kahar Barapa Karata Hai Jab Aae Budhapa– Raunaq – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor – C Ramchandra

Sundar – Nayano Ke Teer Chala Gayee Ek Shahr Ki Laundiya – Shukriya – G A Chisti

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Hemant Kumar’s Hindi Song Compositions: Male songs – [1] – Hemant Kumar | Mohammad Rafi

Every time the topic of Hemant Kumar’s Hindi Film Songs in Male voice comes up, the discussion usually gets marooned in the question – was he a great composer who also sang well or was he a great singer who also made some memorable music?

This article essentially is a part of the overall portrait of Hemant Kumar as a music director. Therefore, it is incumbent of the spirit of the article that we remain focussed on the first part of the question only and leave the answer to the second part to the judgement of the readers.

The distribution curve of Hemant Kumar’s male solo song compositions is, perhaps naturally, more skewed towards his own songs. However, as a music director, he seemed to be aware of the needs of the situation of the song and those of the market forces while choosing to use the voice of other male playback singers for his male songs.

Talat Mahmood and Mukesh, being nearer his own voice quality, Hemant Kumar perhaps did not seem to have felt much need for solo songs in these voices. Also, the Hemant Kumar did not get to compose music for the films for those heroes for whom thier voices would have been the order of the day. The case of use Manna Dey appears to be beyond discussion in an article like this, in the absence of availability of any major back-up, dependable, reasoning. In any case, Manna Dey was getting almost a similar treatment in the industry. We need to rest with the fact that he was used, very, sparingly.

As such, the tail of Hemant Kumar’s male solo compositions remains skewed in favour of Mohammad Rafi, and then to a lesser degree in favour of Kishore Kumar.

For the purpose of our article, we shall stick to basic tenet that a music director knows which voice would do justice to his composition. Our role is here to cast our net wide across the breadth of Hemant Kumar compositions in the films for which he was music director and dig out all possible male songs on the table. Once done, the selection of songs is so filtered such that picture that emerges presents us a very representative retrospective of the range of Hemant Kumar as a music director.

Hemant Kumar

Hemant Kumar’s compositions in Hemant Kumar’s own voice would easily call for a special, stand-alone, wholesome treatment to have the complete picture over different moods, for different actors and for the lyrics penned by different lyricists. Presently, I have selected songs from three different periods, in three different moods.

Dil Chhed Koi Aisa Nagma, Geeton Mein Zamana Kho JaayeInspector (1956) – Lyrics: Rajinder Krishna

This is a song of pensive mood. Hemant Kumar’s soft, baritone voice ideally suits such moods.

The song has a twin Lata Mangeshkar version as well. The video clip here has both versions.

Sawan Mein Barkha Sataye Pal Pal Chin Chin Barse – Biwi Aur Makaan (1966) – Lyrics: Gulzar

Here is a song that is sheer romance, expressing a strong feeling for belonging with the beloved one when it is raining. The throw of lyric – Sawan Mein – at the very beginning of the song,or scaling up the up the delivery of lyrics midway in each stanza, present the creativity of Hemant Kumar as music director as well as his flexibility in the singing as a singer.

Tumhare Nain Dekh Ke Suna Hai Log Jogi Ho Gaye – Rahgeer (1969) – Lyrics: Gulzar

The poem composed by Gulzar, with long, narrative stanzas, would be a challenge to a music director to yield a melodious song.  For a singer also to sing all these lines without loss of breath is equally an imposing challenge. Hemant Kumar, in the dual role of the music director and the singer, has so deftly handled both the challenges.

Mohammad Rafi

Hemant Kumar’s choice of Mohammad Rafi as a second highest male singer is ample testimony of his true role play of a music director. Hemant Kumar’s solo song compositions in Mohammad Rafi’s voice also is a subject for a separate, full-fledged analysis, as he has used Rafi’s voice from lead actors to character actors; from romantic songs to comedy songs to pathos moods songs to pensive songs, set to a wide range of situations.

Paase Sabhi Ulat Gaye, Dushman Ki Chaal Ke…..Ham Laaye Hain Tufaan Se Kashti Nikalke – Jagriti (1954) – Lyrics: Pradeepji

Being a patriotic song, the initial couplets open on high scale, gradually coning down to the regular singing scale. The tone of the delivery is that of firmness of conviction of a loving, soft-natured, teacher. This is the tone in which the main song begins.

As the song progresses, the message keeps on being more and more intense. Topics like atom bombs reflect the heightened concerns. When it reaches @ 3.50, the teacher tells his wards that the time is now ripe to stop dreaming the idealism or live in the luxuries, as now is the time to go in for a quantum jump to touch the highest of ambition, of firmly and positively unfurling the tricolour of an independent nation from the top of Himalayas all over the world.  As can be expected, anyone will be carried away with these emotions. Song also suddenly jumps up in scale, remains there till the message is clear, and then returns to its normal flow.

Pradeepji has so clearly spelt out the message in his meaningful, crisp lyrics, Hemant Kumar has weaved in the mood of the song at every stage of the song. And who else could do full justice to such a song, other than the versatile Mohammad Rafi!

Ab Mori Binati Suno Bhagwan – Taj (1956) – Lyrics: Rajinder Krishna

This is a prayer song, which has the earnestness in the base tone of the song, but as the new stanza begins, there is a sense of heightened urgency in the request. In the end, this request reaches a crescendo. Since he himself has rendered the other songs, Hemant Kumar seems to have specifically chosen Rafi for this song. Mohammad Rafi very naturally handles these variations.

Phoolon Se Dosti Hai Kanto Se Yaari Hai, Aise Majhe Ke Pyare Zindagi Hamari Hai – Duniya Jhukati Hai (1957) – Lyrics; Rajinder Krishna

This is one of the famous songs among the ‘tonga songs’ genre of Hindi film songs. Hemant Kumar has very innovatively composed interlude orchestration pieces.

Today when I see the video clip, I note that Sunil Dutt is wearing a loud-stripped T-shirt. In those days striped T-shirt was dress code for small time ‘gunda’ or mawaali’ (ruffians or scamps) characters on the silver screen! One may even recall that David was shown wearing such a T-shirt in Boot Polish’ (1954), probably to epitomise that people who live in that kind of surroundings always have indecent ways of living. The film then goes on disprove this beief.

O Gawalan KyuN Mera Man Teri Chitawan Le Gayi – Champakali (1957) – Rajendra Krishna

Even as Mohammad Rafi, perhaps, comes in as default playback singer for Bharat Bhushan, The song is quite atypical for a Hemant Kumar composition.

Yeh Mard Bade Dil Sard Bade, Chalo Ji Maana, Mardon Ka Phir Bhi Ghulam Hai Zamana – Miss Mary (1957) – Lyrics: Rajinder Krishna

Miss Mary, a remake of Misamma in Telugu or Missiamma in Tamil, was a light mood film. It was one of the big box-office grossers in those days. Its songs had also become extremely popular. Hemant Kumar has very deftly made subtle changes in the composition, as compared to the original Telugu or more or less similar Tamil version, which has made the song very melodious while retaining its comedy elements. As a result, it looks more natural that Jamuna could have been induced to dance at the music while relishing the delivery of satire in the lyrics!

Side Notes:

The Telugu version – Telusukonave Chelli (filmed on N T Rama Rao, Savitri and Jamuna)

The Tamil version – Therinthu kollanum penne (filmed on Gemini Ganeshan, Savitri and Jamuna)

Pyari Bole Bulbul, Padosan Boli kauwa….. Kisi Ko Main Chhaila, Kisi Ko Main Hauwwa…– Hum Bhi Insan Hai (1959) – Lyrics: Shailendra

Hemant Kumar has so easily composed this comedy song, which fits Mohammad Rafi like a T.

Side Notes:

In the same year in a Bengali movie, ‘Khelaghar’ Hemant Kumar gave Mohammad Rafi two Hindi songs penned by S H Bihari. One of the two songs had the same mukhda – Pyari Bole Padosan ….

Kehti Hai Mujh Ko Duniya Deewana Nashe Mein Ha

Woh Kaunsi Mushkil Hai Jo Na Ho Sake Aasaan – Maa Beta (1962) – Lyrics: Prem Dhawan

Other music directors have often chosen Hemant Kumar’s baritone voice as background song. The song here is about the underlying confidence to overcome the present adversities.  Hemant Kumar easily opts to choose Rafi for his capability to express such feelings even when singing at a lower scale. And once again, as Rafi has been called into the play, why not take the advantage of scaling higher notes to express the surge in confidence!

Mareez-e-Ishq Hoon Aye Jaan-e-Man Meri Dua Lena – Bin Badal Barsaat (1963) – Lyrics: Shakeel Badayuni

Under the regular circumstances, this could have been a poem recital, but here we have a signature Mehmood comedy song, with all the strappings of Rafi – scaling high scales at the beginning of each stanza and then reverting back to the normal scale, or some choice words, like Mareez-e-ishq being delivered in a different style each time it repeats in song.

Tera Husn Rahe Mera Ishq Rahe, To Ye Subah-o-Sham Rahe Na Rahe – Do Dil (1965) – Lyrics: Kaifi Azmi

A song in the praise of the (beauty) of the beloved has emerged as a very distinct genre in the Hindi films. As it so happens, Mohammad Rafi has a virtually a monopolistic presence in this genre.

Prior to Do Dil, Biswajeet had had a string of films under other banners, wherein it was Mohammad Rafi who was his playback voice. Songs from those films had been quite successful too. That, perhaps, has weighed in in the use of Mohammad Rafi for all Biswajeet songs in this film!

In the Second Part, we will take up Hemant Kumar;s Male Songs in the voices of Kishore Kumar, Mannadey and Other Singers.

Originally published on SoY as Hemant Kumar’s Male Playback Singers. This is the edited and improved-on-the-inputs-of-discussions-thereupon version.

 

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1945 @ SoY :: Male Solo Songs – MY Top Male Solo Songs

For the year 1945, three male singers, who can be considered to be belonging  to  the Golden Era, and 10 male singers, who can be considered to be belonging to Vintage Era, had only one song each of the songs, Jagmohan’s O Varsha Ke Pahale Badal (Meghdoot, music – Kamal Dasgupta) is very well known. Similarly, Mohammad Rafi’s Aye Dil Nakaam Tamanna, Ab Jeene Ki Tamanna Chhod De ( Hamara Sansar – Music: Pt. Govind Ram) , Mukesh’s Dil Jalata Hai To Jalne De (Paheli Nazar – Music: Anil Biswas)  and K L Saigal’s Janam Janam Ka Dukhiya Prani, Aaya Sharan Tihari (Tadbir – Music: Lal Muhammad( also are also always known. Therefore, they are being the automatic choice ‘for being liked’ I have not included them in the discussion here. In other words, I have attempted to choose  My Top Male Solo Songs from the ones that I have either very rarely heard before or have heard them for the first time in the present Micro Analysis of Songs of 1945.

So, here are My Top Male Solo Songs for the year 1945, in no particular order:

Mohammad Rafi – Bahut Mukhtasar Hai Hamari Kahani – Sharabati Aankhen – Firoz Nizami – Tanveer Naqvi

The song is essentially a vintage era style composition, wherein Mohammad Rafi also sings in vintage era style. However, the emerging ‘Golden Era’ Rafi can also be felt by Golden Era listeners like me.

Mukesh – Haseeno Ko Haseeno Se Muhabbat Ho Hi Jaati Hai – Moorti – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra

It is pleasing to get to listen ‘Golden Era’ Mukesh in a vintage era styled song, even without the Saigal -shadow effect.

Ashok Kumar – Aankhein To Hui Band, Magar Dard Jaga Re – Begum –H P Das – G S Nepali

Ashok Kumar can be heard to be singing in a markedly different style then what I am used to hearing in his songs of that period.

G M Durrani – Falak Ke Chand Ka Hamne Jawab Dekh Liya – Ek Din Ka Sultan – Shanti Kumar – Wali Sahab

The song gives the feel of a Golden Era, particularly early 50s, romantic mood song.

Sundar, Chorus – Muddat Ke Bad Aye Ho, Kahan Kaise Mijaj Hai – Zid –G A Chisti – Shanti Swaroop Mathur

An all-out ventage era styled composition that distinctly conveys the light mood, which makes it so pleasant to listen to.

K L Saigal – Tu Aa Gayi…..Dil Ki Tamanna Jag Uthi – Kurukshetra – Pt. Ganpat Rao – Jhamil Majhhari

A copy book Saigal song that comes up with a refreshing composition and orchestration.

My choice for MY THE Top Male Solo Song for 1945 is Haseeno Ko Haseeno Se Muhabbat Ho Hi Jaati Hai (Mukesh – Moorti – Bulo C Rani)

SoY has conferred  Mukesh, for Dil Jalata Hai To Jalne De (Paheli Nazar – Music: Anil Biswas)  as the Best Male Singer for 1945 in the Wrap up-I.

We will take Micro Analysis of Female Solo Songs of 1945 in thee next few episodes.

P.S. All the episodes of The Songs of 1945 – Male solo songs can be read / downloaded from one file, by clicking on the hyper link.

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1945 @ SoY :: Male Solo Songs – K L Saigal

We have two films – 9 solo songs of K L Saigal to listen in the year 1945, of which only Janam Janam Ka dukiya Prani is known to me,

K L Saigal’s Popular Song

Janam Janam Ka Dukhiya Prani, Aaya Sharan Tihari – Tadbir – Lal Muhammad – Swami Ramanand

HFGK mentions second version of this song, for which digital version does not seem to be available.

K L Saigal’s Other Songs

We get to listen K L Saigal in eight different styles here..

Aayi Hai Tu To Kaise Dil Apna Dikhaun Main – Kurukshetra – Pt. Ganpat Rao – Jahmil Majhhari

Kidhar Hai Tu Meri Tamanna, Chirag Dil Ka Mere Jala Ja – Kurukshetra – Pt. Ganpat Rao – Jahmil Majhhari

Muhabbat Ke Gul Haye Tar GuNdhata HuN – Kurukshetra – Pt. Ganpat Rao – Jahmil Majhhari

Tu Aa Gayi…..Dil Ki Tamanna Jag Uthi – Kurukshetra – Pt. Ganpat Rao – Jahmil Majhhari

Chahe Tu Mita De Chahe Tu Bacha Le – Tadbir – Lal Muhammad – Swami Ramanand

Hasaratein Khamosh Hai Aur Aah Beqararar Hai – Tadbir – Lal Muhammad – Swami Ramanand

Main Panchhee Azad Mera Kahi Door Thikana Hai – Tadbir – Lal Muhammad – Swami Ramanand

Main Kismat Ka Mara Bhagwan – Tadbir – Lal Muhammad – Swami Ramanand

We will conclude next Micro View of Male Solo Songs with My Top Male Solo Songs.

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1945 @ SoY :: Male Solo Songs – Vintage Era Singers [2]

We had taken up first batch of 10 Vintage Era Male Solo Songs fro the year 1945 last week.

Presently, we will take up the concluding batch of 10 more Vintage Era Male Solo Songs fro the year 1945.

Falak Ke Chand Ka Hamne Jawab Dekh Liya – Ek Din Ka Sultan – G M Durrani – Shanti Kumar – Wali Sahab

O Varsha Ke Pahle Badal, Mera Sandesh Le Jana – Megh Doot – Jagmohan – Kamal Dasguta – – Faiyaza Hashmi

Mubarak Ho Ye Jalsa Tajposhi Ka – Nagma-e-Sahara – Khan Mastana, Chorus, – C Ramchandra – Ehsan Rizvi

Hawa Tera Jo Udhar Ho Jaana, Sandesha Mera Tu Leti Jaana – Parinde – Surendra – Pt. Govind Ram – Rammurti

Pinjare Ke Panchhi Ud Ja Re, Ud Ja – Preet- Bulo C Rani – Bulo C Rani – D N Madhok

Tooti Hui Kashti Ka Kaun Bane Sahara – Sanyasi – Amar- Naushad – Pt. Budhhi Chandra Agrawal ‘Madhur’

Hindustan Ki Khatir Hum Jaan Lada Denge – Village Girl – G M Durrani, Chorus – Shyam Sundar – Wali Sahab

Kahe Man Bechain Sajani – Wasiyatnama – Asit Baran – R C Boral – Zakir Hussain

Main Us Se Karu Pyar – Yateem – G M Durrani – Khursheed Anwar – Zia Sarhadi

Muddat Ke Bad Aye Ho, Kahan Kaise Mijaj Hai – Zid – Sundar, Chorus – G A CHisti – Shanti Swaroo Mathur

HFGK mentions the singers as Sundar and chorus, whereas the female voice in the song comes in more like a duet song.

We will take up Solo Songs of K L Saigal for the year 1945 in our next episode.

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1945 @ SoY :: Male Solo Songs – Vintage Era Singers [1]

We have grouped here male singers who can be considered to have had noteworthy presence in the vintage era period. I have been able to locate 20 songs on YT (G M Durrani -4; K C Dey and Khan Mastana – 3 each; and Umakant, Ashok Kumar, S D Batish, Charlie, Amar, Jagmohan, Surendra, Bulo C Rani, Asit Baran and Sundar 1 each. There a few more songs identified with names of male singers in HFGK, but for the the time being these are not yet posted on YT, nor do I have any access to their digital versions, if they are available with some one.

Yeh Chand Hamein Hans Kar Kuchch Yaad Dilta Hai – Aadhar – Umakant – S N Tripathi M A Razi

Aankhein To Hui Band, Magar Dard Jaga Re – Begum – Ashok Kumar -H P Das – G S Nepali

Aa Hosh Mein Deewane – Bahijan – S D Batish – Shyam Sundar – Padtau Lakhanavi

Zindagi Fareb Hai Fareb Se Nibhaye Ja – Chand Tara – Charlie – Gyan Dutt – Swami Ramanand

Mera Chana Masaledar, Kahata Hum Sabse Lalkar – Chhamia – G M Durrani and Chorus -Gyan Dutt

Hare Murare Madhukait Mere – Devdasi – K C Dey – Krishna Chandra Dey – Pt. Narottam Vyas

Hari Ke Nam Bina Re, Radha Naam Bina Re – Devdasi – K C Dey, Chorus – Krishna Chandra Dey – Pt. Narottam Vyas

Roye Ham Charano Pe Bhagwan – Devdasi – K C Dey – Krishna Chandra Dey – Pt. Narottam Vyas

Bansi Wale Shyam Pyare Krishna – Dhanna Bhagat – Khan Mastana – Khemchand Prakash – Pt. Indra

Panchhi Pinjara Hua Purana – Dhanna Bhagat – Khan Mastana – Khemchand Prakash – Khavar JamaN

For the purpose maintaining reasonable size of a post, we will take up next 10 songs next week.

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1945 @ SoY :: Male Solo Songs – Golden Era Singers

For the year it would be interesting enough to classify the male solo songs under three broad categories

  • Solo Songs of Golden Era Male Singers – the singers who are easily associated with the Golden Era of HFM
  • Solo Songs of Vintage Era Male Singers – the singers who are primarily associated with Vintage Era of HFM, and
  • Solo Songs of K L Saigal, who is a class in himself during any era of the Film Music.

We will first listen to the Solo Songs of Golden Era Male Singers.

1945 is easily the year when all the (so-called) Golden Era Male Singers were still a couple of songs old in the Hindi film industry.  As such, their struggle to get establish also can not be said to have started.

Mohammed Rafi

Before 1945, Mohammad Rafi had just one chorus in 1944 and one male-male duet (for the film which was released in 1945). We have four solo songs, form three films to Mohammad Rafi’s account for the year 1945.

Aye Dil Nakaam Tamanna, Ab Jeene Ki Tamanna Chhod De – Hamara Sansar – Pt. Govind Ram – Ramesh Gupta

[Considered to be the first ever solo song recorded by Mohammad Rafi.]

Pyar Karana Padega Hi Ek Din – Sharabati Aankhen – Firoz Nizami – Pt. Indra

Bahut Mukhtasar Hai Hamari Kahani – Sharabati Aankhen – Firoz Nizami – Tanveer Naqvi

Ab Na Been Baja Snehi… – Sharabati Aankhen – Firoz Nizami – Pt. Indra

Haae Re Duniya, Jhoothon Ka Darabar – Zeenat – Meer Sahab –

Mukesh

The first ever solo song of Mukesh was “Dil Hi Bujha Hua Ho To” (Nirdosh, 1941; Music: Asho Ghose; Lyrics: M Neelkanth) as an actor-singer  His first ever song as a playback singer was in the year 1945.

Maana Ke Tum Haseen Ho Ahl-e-Shabah Ho – Moorti – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra

Haseeno Ko Haseeno Se Muhabbat Ho Hi Jaati Hai – Moorti – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra

Dil Jalata Hai To Jalne De – Paheli Nazar – Anil Biswas – Dr. Safdar ‘Aah’

[Considered as first solo song as a playback singer.]

Tay Kar Ke Badi Door Ki PoorPech Dagariya – Paheli Nazar – Anil Biswas – Dr. Safadar ‘Aah’

Manna Dey

Manna Dey started his career in playback singing in Hindi films with a duet “Jago Aayee Usha Panchi Boley Jago” (Tamanna, 1942; co-singer- Suriya; Muisc : Naushad)with Suraiya which was an instant hit.

Ek Chakori Dev Se Apane – Vikramiditya – Shankar Rao Vyas – Ramesh Gupta

Hement Kumar 

Hemant Kumar had put his first step in Hindi films in 1942 with the song Aankhon Ki Oat Jo Rahta Hai (Meenaxi,- Music: Pankaj Mallik)

(Acknowledgement: Corrections carried out in response to Shri AKji’ s comment. )

Laga Tu Us Se Lau Tu Madadgar Hai – Ban Phool – Biren Mitra -Natrendra Nath Tuli

Thus, we have (just) eleven songs to the account of Golden Era Playback singers for the year 1945. In our next episode we will get the flair of solo songs of vintage era male singers.

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1946 @ SoY – Male Solo Songs – MY Top Male Solo Songs

For the year 1946, the songs that were previously known to me are too few and too obvious. So, listening to them once again is certainly a mtter of pleasure. Interestingly, it was equally a pleasurable experience to almost first-time, listen to the other songs. As a result, I have taken up to list My Top Male Solo Songs for 1946 from among these songs.I have limited my listing  to ne song for each male singer.

Mohammad Rafi – Rahe To Kaise Rahe Dil Pe Ikhtiyaar Mujhe – Room No. 9 – Rasheed Atre – Nakhshab Jarachavi

In this quawwali-styled song, we get to listen Rafi in his natural elements.

Mukesh – Kiyo Ja Pyar…Na Himmat Haar, Kabhi Inkar Kabhi Iqarar – Rajputani – Bulo C Rani- Pandit Indra

Quintessentially vintage era styled prelude music follows by Mukesh in a tone that we have known in ‘50s –‘60s.

Mannaa Dey recorded as P Dey – Dil Churane Ke Liye Koi AA Raha Hai– Door Chalein – K C Dey

Manna Dey is unsually so soft, and so sweet, even  ithe lower scales.

S D Burman – Ummid Bhara Panchhi, Ya Khoj Raha Sajani – Eight Days – S D Burman –  G S Nepali

This is the only exception here, since this is one of the most heard of S D Burman’s song.

G M Durrani – Woh Nazaron Mein Samaye Jaa rahe Hai – Saathi – Gulshan Sufi – Wali Sahab

GM Durrani sings to a typical vintage era style,

Ashok Kumar – Laj Bhare In Nainan Mein Sakhi – Uttara Abhimanyu – S N Tripathi

Ashok Kumar fully resonates the feelings of the song. –

Surendra – Wo Paheli Mulaqat Hi Bas Pyar Ban Gayi – 1857 – Sajjad Hussain – Pt. Ankur

Surendra sings a lilting ghazal it its natural sweet form.

Khan Masatana (?) – Zindagi Zindagi Zindagi Koi Supana Nahi ZindagiDr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani –- Vasant Desai – Diwan Sharar

A vivacious composition that is further enlivened by livelier chorus as interlude orchestration.

K L Saigal – Hare Bhare Baag Ke Phoolo Pe Riza Khayyam – Omar Khaiyyam – Lal Mohammad – Dr. Safdar ‘Aah’

A quintessential KL Saigal, comes out in true romantic mood in the song..

Best Songs of 1946 – Wrap up 1 has gone on to select K L Saigal as the Best Male Singers for 1946 for his three songs Gham diye mustaqil/ Jab dil hi toot gaya/ Ae dil-e-beqaraar jhoom.

I have collected all the posts for Male solo songs @ Male Solo Songs  for ease of reading and downloading.

In our next episode(s), we will take up Micro View of Female Solo Songs of 1946.

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1946 @ SoY – Male Solo Songs – Solo Songs of Vintage Era Male Singers (3)

This 3rd part of the Solo Songs of Vintage Era Male Singers for the year deals exclusively with K L Saigal’s solo songs.

Solo Songs of K L Saigal

We see presence of two KL Saigal ilms in 1946.  This makes 1946 as truly a year of fag end of the dusk of the vintage era, where Sun of vintage era – K L Saaigal – almost on the brink of sunset, still shines enough to pale the nacent rsing stars of the golden era like Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh or Manna Dey.

Apart form this mundane fact, what makes our Micro View more interesting is the fact that we het to listen some much-less-heard K L Saigal songs alongwith some of those songs which are still  as known as any of the peak golden era male singer songs.

K L Saigal’s Popular Songs

These songs are known and liked today as much they were liked then.

Gham Diye Mustquil Kitna Nazuk Hai Dil  – Shahjehan – Naushad Ali – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Jab Dil Hi Toot Gaya Ham Jee Ki Kya Karenge  – Shahjehan – Naushad Ali – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Ae Dil-e-Beqarar Jhoom….– Shahjehan – Naushad Ali – Khumar Barabanqvi

Chah Barbaad Karegi Hamein Maloom Na Tha – – Shahjehan – Naushad Ali – Majrooh Sultanpuri

K L Saigal’s Other Songs

As compared to the earlier songs, these songs can be identified as less-heard songs of K L Saigal. Perhaps, that is why, listening to these songs turns out to be an extra degree of pleasurable experience.

Alla Hoo….Khayyam Hai Allah Wala Matwala  – Omar Khaiyyam – Lal Mohammad – Dr. Safdar ‘Aah’

Hare Bhare Baag Ke Phoolo Pe Riza Khayyam –  Omar Khaiyyam – Lal Mohammad – Dr. Safdar ‘Aah’

Insaan! Kyo Rota Hai Insaan – Omar Khaiyyam – Lal Mohammad – Dr. Safdar ‘Aah’

Mere Sapno Ki Raani Ruhi Ruhi …. – Shahjehan – Naushad Ali – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Kar Lijiye Chal Kar Meri Zannat Ke Nazare – Shahjehan – Naushad Ali – Majrooh Sultanpuri

In the next episode, we will conclude Micro View of Male Solo Songs for 1946 with My Top Male Solo Songs.