The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – Male Solo Songs – Mohammed Rafi – 2

We have covered solo songs of G M Durrani + Talat Mahamood, Surendra + ‘Other’ Male Singers, Mukesh. In the last episode we also listened to Mohammed Rafi’s evergreen solo songs till now.

We will now take up Mohammed Rafi’s other noteworthy songs which could not measure up on the same level of popularity.

O Jaanewale Chand Zara Muskara Ke Ja – Bazaar – Shyam Sundar – Qamar Jalalabadi

Mere Bhagwan Tu Mujhe Yoon Hi Barbaad Rehane De – Bazaar – Shyam Sundar

Shaheedo Tumko Mera Salaam – Bazaar – Shyam Sundar

Kyon Garm Sard Hote Ho – Chakori – Hansraj Behl – Mulkraj Bhakari

Dil Ki Dil Mein Rahi – Chakori – Hansraj Behl – Mulkraj Bhakari

Ek Dukhiya Jawani Ki Bas Itni Kahani – Chakori – Hansraj Behl – Mulkraj Bhakari

Zahe Kismat Zahe Kismat Teri Mehfil Se – Chilman – Hanuman Prasad – S K Chhibar

Jab Yaad Kiya Hum Yaad Aaye Hai – Chilman – Hanuman Prasad

Is waade ka matlab kya samjhun – Duniya – C Ramchandra

Rona hai to ro chupke chupke – Duniya – C Ramchandra

In the continuing next episode we will continue with the last of the Mohammad Rafi’s noteworthy, but not so popular, songs.

The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – Male Solo Songs – Mohammed Rafi – 1

We have covered solo songs of G M Durrani + Talat Mahamood, Surendra + ‘Other’ Male Singers and those of Mukesh till now. We will now take up Solo Songs of Mohammad Rafi.

For the year of 1949, we have a fairly large number of solo songs of Mohammad Rafi, both in terms of number of films or number of music directors who chose Mohammad Rafi.  In fact the total number is large enough to warrant the coverage of these songs in more than one episode.

Here also we will split the songs in two categories – one in which were popular then and are even now and the other which do merit note but fall short on the comparative yardstick of popularity.

Mohabbat ke dhokhe mein koi na aaye – Badi Bahen – Naushad – Quamar Jalalabadi

Tum Humein Bhool Gaye Humna Tumhe Bhoola Sake – Balam – Husnlal Bhagatram – Qamar Jalalabadi

Thukarake Hame Chal Diye – Balam – Husnlal Bhagatram – Qamar Jalalabadi

Main Jindagi Mein Har Dam Rota Hi Raha Hun – Barsaat – Shanker Jaikishan – Hasrat Jaipuri

Dil ho unhe Mubarak jo dil ko dhoondte hain – Chandani Raat – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Is duniya mein ae dilwalo dil ka lagana khel nahi – Dillagi – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Tere Kooche Mein Aramanonki Duniya Le Ke Aaya Hun – Dillagi – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Suhani raat dhal chuki – Dulari – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Dil ki lagi ne humko deewana karke chhoda – Paras – Ghulam Mohammad – Shakeel Badayuni

Jin raaton mein neend ud jati hai – Raat Ki Raani – Hansraj Bahl – Arzoo Lakhanavi

In the continuing next episode we will take up Mohammad Rafi’s noteworthy, but not so popular, songs.

The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – Male Solo Songs – Mukesh

Till now, we have covered solo songs of G M Durrani + Talat Mahamood and Surendra + ‘Other’ Male Singers. In other words we have fully covered the fringe and are ready to move to the core.

We will take up Solo Songs of Mukesh in our present episode.

The songs that we have selected here fall in three broad categories.

The first one is the songs that were, and still have been exceedingly popular. These are:

Baharon Ne Jise Chheda Hai – Sunhere Din (1949) – Gyan Dutt

Hum aaj kahin dil kho baithe – Andaz – Naushad – Majrooh Sultanpuri
Tu kahe agar jeevan bhar – Andaz – Naushad – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Toote na dil toote na – Andaz – Naushad – Majrooh Sultanpuri
Jhoom jhoom ke nacho aaj – Andaz – Naushad – Majrooh Sultanpuri

The other category is the songs that have been noteworthy, but could not attain the sustained popularity

Unki Gali Mein Aye Hum Kehdo Koi – Nazare – Bulo C Rani – Rajendra Krishna

Lut Gaya Din Raat Ka Araam Kyun – Lekh – Krishna Dayal – Qamar Jalalabadi

Rut Hai Suhani,Rut Hai Suhani – Thes – With Chorus –  Snehal Bhatkar – Kidar Sharma

Bhaghwan Jo Tera Bhi Bhaghwan Koi Hota – Thes – Snehal Bhatkar – Kidar Sharma

Third one is the songs that were not released in the final version of the film. These are:

Kyun Pheri Nazar – Anokhi Ada Naushad – Anjum Pilibhiti (Record No. 88034)

Sunaoun Kya Main Gham Apna – Andaz – Naushad – Majrooh Sultanpuri (Record No. 88035)

Ik Tu Ke Sar Utha Ke Chala – Monika- R S Banerji – (Record No. 35809)

[The film was never completed, so no censor certificate awarded. However, records were published.]

(The corrected information for these three songs is provided by Shri Harish Raghuvanshi.)

In our next and final episode(s) of Solo Male Songs of individual singers, for the year 1949, we will take up Solo Songs of Mohammed Raf.

The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – Male Solo Songs – Surendra + ‘Other’ Male Singers

We have covered solo songs of two of the five principal male playback singers – G M Durrani + Talat Mahmood – for the year 1949.

Today we will listen to solo songs of Surendra as well those by ‘the other’ male playback singers, before we take two really significant players for the year – Mukesh and Mohammed Rafi.

Solo Songs of Surendra

Not so predominantly as Suraiya does on the female singer side, Surendra continues to hold the flag of singing star high enough on the male side for the current year.

Main To Hun Udaas – Kamal – S D Burman – Prem Dhawan

Jhoom Jhoom Ke Naach Re Manwa – Kamal – S D Burman

Ab Raat Gai Hai Beet – Kamal – S D Burman

Kiyun Samjhe Hamein Parwana – Imtihaan – Shyam Babu Pathak – Hari Krishna ‘Premi’

Solo Songs of Other Male Singers

Even as the songs do remain isolated in numbers, the picture that emerges provides quite a varied and rich canvas.

Aankhen Kah Gayin Dil Ki Baat – Laadli – SD Batish – Anil Biswas – Dr Safdar Aah

Wohi Rota Hua Ek Dil – Lahore – Karan Dewan – Shyam Sunder – Rajendra Krishna

Duniya To Yeh Kahati Hai, Insaan Kahaan Hai – Lahore – Manna Dey – Shyam Sunder – Rajendra Krishna

Jagmag jagmag karta nikla chand poonam ka pyara – Rim Zim – Kishore Kumar – Khemchand Prakash – Bharat Vyas

Khushi Ki Aas Rahi Dil Ko Aur Khushi Na Mili – Sawan Aaya Re – Khan Mastana – Khemchand Prakash – Arzoo Lakhanavi

Chahte Ho Gar..Ankhen Ladana Chhod Do – Chitalkar – Sipahiya – C Ramchandra – Rammoorti Chaturvedi

We will take up 1949’s Solo Songs of Mukesh in our next episode.

The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – Male Solo Songs – G M Durrani + Talat Mahmood

Male Solo Songs

We commence our detailed journey for the year 1949 with Male Solo Songs. I would place the full video clip for those songs that I have heard for the first time or that I do not recollect much. For the songs that are well-known even today, I plan to hyperlink to the song. Once all major songs of each of the principal singers are covered, we will take up an overall summary of the specific category to present my views on the Best of the Category.

The game of numbers does not seem to work in favour of male solo songs in comparison with female solo songs. My review of the available songs for the year 1949 present 5 major male playback singers in so far as solo songs are concerned.

We take up Solo Songs of G M Durrani first.

Jigar Ke Tukde,Ye Dil Ke Tukde – Aaiye – Nashad (a.k.a. Shaukat Ali Haidari) – Nakhshab Jarachvi

Itani Si Kahani Hai Itna Mera Afsana – Aaiye – Nashad – Nakhshab Jarachvi

Nazron Se Mili Nazarein, Dil Ho Gaya Diwana – Aaiye – Nashad – Nakhshab Jarachvi

Zindgani Ka Maza Shaadi Mein Hai – Aparadhi  –  Sudhir Phadke – Amar Varma

Pi Aaye Aa Kar Chale Gaye – Bazaar – Shyam Sunder – Wali Saheb

Ye Rahen Mohabbat Katon Si Bhari Hai – Sawan Bhadon – Husnlal Bhagatram – Ravindra Dave –Duet

Solo Songs of Talat Mahmood

The songs do reveal the silken magic of Talat Mahmood, but certainly seems to await Anil Biswas’s ‘Arzoo’ touch to emerge as The Dominant Player, irrespective of numbers. It also appears to be no coincidence that music directors of two of the three films here belong to the Calcutta school.

Teri Gali Se Bahut..Dil Par Kisi Ka Teer-e-Nazar Kha Ke Rah Gaye – Rakhi – Husnlal Bhagatram – Sarshar Sailani

Jo Beet Gaya So Beet Gaya & Din Beet Chale – Swayam Siddha – Prafull Kumar Chaudhary – Bhawani Prasad Misra

Hai Ye Maine Kya Kiya – Samapti – Timir Baran ~ Pandit Bhushan

Man Ki Naina Bol Rahi Hai – Samapti – Timir Baran ~ Pandit Bhushan

In the next post we will listen to solo songs of Surendra along with the isolated solo songs of ‘the other singers’.

The Micro View of The Best Songs of 1950 @ Songs of Yore – Summing Up – I : Female and Male Solo Songs

We now conclude our micro-view of songs of a particular year – Best songs of 1950: And the winners are?. We have covered up documentation of the further micro-review of the songs C Ramchandra, Husnlal Bhagatram and Ghulam Mohammad, Anil Biswas and other Music directors’ Lata Mangeshakar’s songs, as well as those of Suraiya and Shamshad Begum in June 2015 and Rajkumari, Geeta Roy and Other female Singers in July 2015.. We had then continued to explore Male Solo Songs of Mukesh, Talat Mahamood, Mohammad Rafi, G M Durrani and Chitalkar, Manna Dey, Arun Kumar, Manmohan Krishna and Others too in July 2015. During August 2015, we had Other playback singers for Raj Kapoor and Male-Female duets of Mukesh, Mohammad Rafi, Talat Mahmood, G M Durani and Those of Chitalkar and Other Male Singers for our micro-review. In the concluding month of September, we completed micro-review of Triads / Triads+ too.

It is time to sum up the series, by way of MY choice of the TOP 10 songs in each category.

My Favorite Female Solos for the Year 1950

In so far as Female playback singers are concerned, songs by Lata Mangeshkar almost equal other playback singers put together, within this universe of 152 “memorable songs”. So, in terms of numbers, one may conclude that Lata’s single-handed share of around 50% has established he dominance in the field. I would take this conclusion with a pinch of salt. Some of the music directors who were to take her on completely in the later years, Madan Mohan, Roshan, S D Burman, Naushad have none to a few songs with Lata in this year. In fact only C Ramchandra, Husnlal Bhagatram and Ghulam Mohammad seem to have accepted her in totality. Anil Bisaws, too, continues to repose his faith in her. So her acceptance is not as universal as it happened during the later years.

Also, apart from the numbers, when one looks at the list of memorable songs, there are many songs by other female singers which stand out on popularity, then and in later years, as well as the merits of the composition in comparison to the songs that stand out from Lata’s stable.

Asha Bhosle’s presence is seen during the year, but there does not appear to be any song that can measure up to Memorable category.

Here is the list, in no particular order:

1. Mehfil Mein Jal Uthi Shama – Nirala – C Ramchandra – Lata Mangeshkar

2. Koi Kisi Ka Deewana Na Bane – Sargam – C Ramchandra – Lata Mangeshkar

3. Kahan Tak Hum Uthaye Gam – Arzoo – Anil Biswas – Lata Mangeshkar

4. Lagan More Man Ki – Babul – Naushad – Lata Mangeshkar

5. Man Mor Hua Matwala – Afsar – S D Burman – Suraiya

6. Nain Deewane Ik Nahin Mane – Afsar – S D Burman – Suraiya

7. Dhadke mera dil mujhko jawani Ram qasam na bhaaye – Babul – Naushad – Shamshad Begum

8. Sun Bairi Balam Kuchch Bol Ab Kya Hoga – Bawre Nain – Roshan – Raj Kumari

9. Ari Main To Prem Deewani – Jogan – Bulo C Rani – Geeta Roy

10. Mori Attariya Pe Kaga Bole – Aankhen – Madan Mohan – Meena Kapoor

As a matter of fact, even as Lata Mangeshkar corners a fairly significant score in this list, I still would not pick up any one of the songs from these as The Best Female Solo Song of 1950 or any singer as the Best Female Playback Singer of 1950 !! .

In my view, the tie truly represents the real scenario in so far as 1950 is concerned.

And now, My Favorite Male Solos for the Year 1950, (in no particular order) :

Mukesh – Preet laga ke maine ye phal paya – Aankhen – Raja Menhadi Ali Khan – Madan Mohan

Mukesh – Teri duniya mein dil lagta nahi – Bawre Nain – Kedar Sharma – Roshan

Mukesh – Mohabbat bhi jhoothi zamana bhi jhootha – Hamari Beti – Pt Faani – Snehal Bhatkar

Talat Mahmood – Ae dil mujhe aisi jagah le chal – Arzoo – Majrooh Sultanpuri – Anil Biswas

Talat Mahmood – Mera jeewan saathi bichhad gaya – Babul – Shakeel Badayuni – Naushad

Mohammad Rafi –Akele mein wo ghabraate to honge – Biwi – Wali Saheb – Sharmaji (Khayyam)

Chitalkar – Kadam Kadam Badhaye Ja, Khushi Ke Geet Gaye Jaa – Samadhi – Rajendra Krishna – C Ramchandra

Manna Dey – Upar gagan vishal –Mashal – Pradeep – SD Burman and Manna Dey

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

Anil Biswas – Humein maar chala ye khayal ye gham – Arzoo – Majrooh Sultanpuri – Anil Biswas

G M Durrani – Ye Duniya Hai Bewafai Ki , Wafa Ka Raz Kya Jaane – Madhubala – Rajendra Krishna – Lachchiram

And the icing on the cake is this Non-Film Song, As per YT, created in 1950

Talat Mahamood – Mera Pyar Mujhe Lauta Do – Sajjan – V Balsara

SoY has presented its all-inclusive conclusive piece on Male Solos @ Best songs of 1950: Wrap Up 1 and “Other” Female Solos @ Best songs of 1950: Wrap Up 2

Continued………