In the next couple of episodes, we ill take up micro-view of solo songs of those female singers who have got one, or at best two, films in in 1946. Even from these very limited number of songs, the actual number of songs that we would get to listen to has further reduced, because the digital versions of these songs do not seem to be available on net.
Solo Songs of Dilshad Begum
Sajan Sang Na Chalo – Kahan Gaye – Lachhiram Tomar
Singer is not identified in the HFGK.
Duniyawalon Nadaron Ki Madad Karo – Rehana – Qadir Faridi – Tufail Hoshiyarpuri
Bhar Layi Hun Jawani Saaagar Mein, Jannat Se Chal Kar Aayee Hun – Rehana – Qadir Faridi – Tufail Hoshiyarpuri
Ada Ada Teri Mast-e-Sharab Ho Rahi Hai – Rehana – Qadir Faridi – Aziz Kashmiri
Solo Songs of Kalyani Das
Chand Paas Hai, Raat Andgeri Kyun – Bindiya – Kamal Dasgupta – Pt. Madhur
Badal Garaj Garaj Ke Paigam Suna De – Bindiya – Kamal Dasgupta – Pt. Madhur
Jeevan Saragam Pe Gae Ja Geet Suhane – Bindiya – Kamal Dasgupta Pt. Ram Murti
Nazarein Bata Rahi Hai Tum Door Jaa Rahe Ho – Zamin Asmaan – Kamal Dasgupta – Faiyaz Hashmi
Rone Ka Rog Lag Gaya, Tadape Hansi Hansi Mein Hum, Lut Gaye Gaye Khel Mein Mit Gaye Ham Dillagi Mein – Zamin Asmaan – Kamal Dasgupta – Faiyaz Hashmi
Solo Songs of Meena Kapoor
This the debut year for Meena Kapoor, in the film Eight Days. We have one more solo form ‘Door Chalen’ (Music: K C Dey), but the digital copy does not seem to be available.
Kisi Se Meri Preet Lagi, Ab Kya Karoon – Aath Din – S D Burman – G S Nepali
Solo Songs of Neena
Neena was the lead actress against Prithvi Raj Kapoor in this film – a name that I hear from the first time, because of my very limited knowledge of the films and songs of this era of the Hindi film songs.
Bigadi Meri Bana De, Man Ko Daranewale – Prithviraj-Samyukta – S K Pal – Josh Malihabadi
Kya Jaane Man Kya Kaheta Hai – Prithviraj-Samyukta – S K Pal – Josh Malihabadi
YT shows Sitara Kanpuri as the singer.
Sundar Sapna Ban Ke Aali Nayanan Mein Kaun Samaya – Prithviraj-Samyukta – S K Pal – Akhtar Ul Imaan
We will take up Micro View of some more Other Female Singers – like Beenapani Mukherjee, Shushila Rani, Jayshree, Parul Ghosh, Geeta Roy – for the year 1946 in our next episode.
Rafi’s duets by Roshan – Out of the total 92 Rafi-Roshan songs, solos are about 35 and duets 57. Third of Roshan’s Rafi songs belong to eleven years of 1949 to 1959,, and two thirds belong to the nine years of 1960 to 1968.
Roshan’s songs for ‘other’ singers – Apart from qawaalis, whenever Roshan has used other ‘singer’s, the resulting output has been quite everlasting. e.g. Yeh Ichak Beechak Chhurr (Baware Nain – 1950- Shamshad Begum)
And, now, we take up the tributes in November, 2018:
A Eulogy that Touches the Heart – Three-quarters of a century back, a child prodigy from Punjab, the sensational vocalist named Master Madan used to electrify live audiences with his light classical singing of ghazals, thumris and Punjabi gurbanis. But before he became 15 years old, the boy passed away as a result of mercury poisoning, if the rumour is true. He was able to cut just 8 records, through which he is immortalized, especially for rendering two ghazals written by Sagar Nizami: Yoon na reh reh kar humen tarsaaiye, and Hairat se tak raha hai jahaan-e-wafa mujhe…. Our films have featured kids in hundreds of situations as well as songs. On Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday, Bal Din, the post lists some songs now, but only those where children themselves sing, without any adults singing with them.
In the Musical Memory of Meena Kapoor is a tribute to Meena Kapoor on her first death anniversary (B: 1930 – D: 23 November, 2017). In a comprehensive review of Meena Kapoor’s career, Shalan Lal takes a close look at her first 10 films
When The Moon And Romance Go Together – Moon has fascinated and charmed the poets and the lovers alike. Poets have turned into lovers and lovers have turned into poets because of its beauty. We have folklores singing the praise of the moon too. Here is a list of few such songs.
Coming Down the Musical Notes – If we compare music to adventure sports, it has same thrill of going up the scale like in mountaineering or coming down the scale like in skiing. A song starting from any of these four notes: Sa Re Ga Ma, and then heading up in the mukhda itself is a mountain-climbing, purvaang start song, while any song descending the ski slopes of the saptak, from Sa Ni Dha Pa in the mukhda itself is an utaraang start. You will, normally, find that a large percentage of them belong to the purvaang kind. It is very seldom that you find songs fashioned in the utaraang way. The post has spotted some such songs. Here is one good example:
Aaja o jaan-e-jaan, mere meherbaan (Asha/Hasrat/Ramlal/Geet Gaya Patharone, 1963)
The Punjabification of Bollywood – It was B.R Chopra. and Raj Kapoor led the ‘Punjabification’ of the Indian film industry. Punjabi music was first introduced by Gulam Haider. In the 50s and 60s, we saw the influence of Urdu and Muslim influence in Hindi songs and films besides Bengali.
To Each His Colour – The history of Films is from monochrome – B&W – to, multicolor films. Wadia Brothers were the first production company to announce a B-grade film entirely in colour. That was the Feroz Khan and Sayeeda Khan starrer Char Darwesh of 1964. The post has listed some colour songs that were from “partly-in-colour” films:
From BIG DATA to Small Cinema? Challenges & Opportunities of Cinema in New Media – The rate of increase of mobile internet subscription is extremely fast .. With ‘big’ data being harnessed by companies, the customer targeting has reached a new aggression. Cinema not only gets changed continuously with respect to the format and projection technologies but with the giant nation slowly but surely getting addicted to the small screen, the bigger question is with so much information about the audience preferences whether cinema is actually becoming ‘small’.
In our tradition of ending our post with article on Mohammad Rafi or a topical song of his, I have picked up a few songs, each one of which basically has a link with the topics discussed in the present post.
Khali Jebe Ho Kadki Ho, Mera Dil Maage Wo Ladki Ho – Chhora Chhori(1955) – Roshan – Kedar Sharma
Chand Takata Hai Idhar Aao Kahin Chhup Jaen, Kahn Lage Na Nazar Aao Kahi Chhup Jaen – Dooj Ka Chand (1964) – with Suman Kalyanpur – Roshan – Sahir Ludhyanvi
Mere Pyar Mein Tujhe Kya Mila – Suhagan (1964) – Madan Mohan – Hasrat Jaipuri
Gusse Mein Tum Aur Achhi Lagati Ho – Char Darwesh (1964) – G S Kohli – Anjaan
I earnestly seek your suggestions / inputs / criticisms so as to make our Film Blog Festival more interesting and live.
We will now take up Male-Female Duets Song of male singers other than Mukesh and Mohammad Rafi. Individually, none of these singers have duet songs that may compare with the numbers of Mukesh or Mohammad Rafi. But collectively, these duets present a rainbow of many shades of music directors and combinations of male and female playback singers of vintage and the coning-golden-years era.
The first stage selection of such songs from HFGK has yielded a bountiful numbers that would very respectfully measure up to the numbers of duets that have been rendered by both Mukesh and Mohammad Rafi put together. Many of the songs do not have internet soft link till now. But th eons that I could find would certainly provide a tremendous mix of the vintage era style of orchestration and singing justaposed with golden era style orchestration and singing.
Shamshad Begum + Surendra – Kyun Unhe Dil Diya, Haye Ye Kya Kiya – Anokhi Ada – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni
Suraiya + G M Durrani – Kyon Dil Mein Mere Base Hue Ho, Tum Kaun Ho Kya Ho – Aaj Ki Raat – Husnlal Bhagatram – Rajendra Krishna
Suraiya + G M Durrani – Mere Aansoo Meri Hasraton Meri Zindagi Ko Yah Kya Hua – Aaj Ki Raat – Husnlal Bhagatram – Rajendra Krishna
Shamshad Begum + Shailesh – Kahin Ka Deepak KAhin Ki Baati, AAj Mile Hai Jeevan Saathi – Aag – Ram Ganguli – Saraswati Kumar Deepak
Uma Devi + Moti – Sanjh Ki Bela Jiya Akela – Chandralekha – S Rajeshwar Rao – Bharat Vyas
Welcome to December, 2017 edition of Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music.
December, 2017 in any case has several anniversary / birth dates of people connected with HFM.
This month, Shashi Kapoor bade farewell to this mundane world. That would have led to Muhammad Rafi’s birthday, in the presence of Shashi Kapoor in the heaven. The first time it happened in Yeh Dil Kisko Doon (music : Iqbal Qureshi, Lyrics: Qamar Jalalabadi) in 1963, a black and white film by K Mishra, that had over half a dozen songs from Mohammad Rafi. Here are the duets:
7 Films That Prove Shashi Kapoor Was Way Ahead of His Time –Khalid Mohammed looks back at a collection of the actor’s and producer’s way-ahead-of-the-times films, when it was still possible to fly over the cuckoo’s nest: Dharmnputra (1961) | Sidhdharta (1972) | Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1977) | Kalyug (1980) | New Delhi Times (1984) | Utsav (1984) | Sammie and Rsie Get Laid (1994)
The Final Curtain – The author writes: “Five years ago, I wrote an article on Shashi Kapoor saying I didn’t want to ‘remember’ him after he died; I would much rather commemorate his life. And I did. But now, another era has ended with the demise of yet another much-loved actor of the golden age. Perhaps I will review one of his films later, but for now, a quick but sincerely meant tribute.”
Shashi Kapoor: The Cinematic Journey of a Phalke Award Winner by Karan Bali – Shashi Kapoor also was one of the early Indian actor who broke through internationally through his association with several Merchant-Ivory Productions (The Householder (1963), Shakespeare Wallah (1965), Bombay Talkie (1970) and Heat and Dust (1983) among others), besides other films like Siddhartha (1972), Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987), Jinnah (1998) and Side Streets (1998).
NAUSHAD-Once All of India was crazy about his Melodies. – This master composer first made both Mukesh (Andaz) and Talat Mahmood (Babul) sound surpassingly individualistic on Dilip Kumar He was, near clandestinely, getting Mohammed Rafi ready for the big leap. From his first Anmol Ghadi solo, Tera khilauna toota baalak (1946), to O door ke musafir on Dilip Kumar in Uran Khatola (1955), Rafi came a long, long way, once the Baiju Bawra (above) miracle happened in 1952..
My Favourites by Shailendra (30 Aug 1927 – 14 Dec 1966), who worked with nearly all music directors ( exceptions being Naushad & O P Nayyar).
Remembering Meena Kapoor, who passed away on 23rd of November 2017. Meena’s last playback singing was for the movie ‘Chhoti Chhoti Baatein’ that was released in 1965 and was also Anil da’s last film as a music director.
Mohammad Rafi has a special place in December on this blog:
We have two parts episode of Fading Memories, Unforgettable Songs for December, 2017 in the memory of Mohammad Rafi. In the series of articles featuring Mohammad Rafi’s Solo Song from FIRST film with the Music Director, we have covered years 1952-1953, after having covered years 1950-1951 earlier this month and year 1949 earlier this year of the 2nd five-year-slot of 1949 to 1953.
My Favourite Lullaby Songs – one of the first popular lullby songs from a Hindi movie is ‘So Ja Rajkumari So Ja‘ sung by K L Saigal from Zindagi-1940 (Music by Pankaj Malik). The song is still considered to be an ultimate lori
Ravindra Kelkar has presented three more posts on O P Nayyar @ SoY:
We have placed the articles paying tributes to Mohammad Rafi in the space for the tributes here before in the present article. So we will take up two songs of Mohammad Rafi, form the first film he played back solo for Shashi Kapoor to begin the end of the article:
Ye Dil Kiso Dun – Ye Dil Kisko Dun (1963) – Iqbal Quereshi – Qamar Jalalabadi
Mera Dil Tum Pe Aa Gaya., Mere Pahlu Se Dil Gaya – Ye Dil Kisko Dun (1963) – Iqbal Quereshi – Qamar Jalalabadi
When I look back at all the female solo songs for 1948, what I note is that all most each of the major female singers has at least one song that has stood equal appeal to me. In these years, I may have had opportunity to listen to some songs more than the other, but at this stage I do not really feel any major difference in the appeal of these songs on account of that.
So, here are the songs that would call for TOP slot for the female solo songs for 1948, in no particular order:
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
Johrabai Ambalewali – Bus Mein Kar Ke Wo Bas Kar Gaye – Padmini – Ghulam Haider – Tanveer Naqvi
Khursheed – Pacchataynge 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 Kumari – Aata Hai Dil Mein Pyar Kyon Chhede Hai Bar Bar Kyon – Bichchade Balam – Bulo C Rani – Narendra Sharma
Munnavar Sultana – Mera Nanha Balam Na Bole – Patjhad – Ghulam Haider – D N Madhok
Parvez Kapadia – Hum To Motor Khareed Ke Le Aayenge – Hum Bhi Insaan Hai – H P Das + Manna Dey – G S Nepali
Sulochana Kadam – Jahan 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 Devi – Kahi 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
Substantive share of Lata Mangeshkar+ songs in the Female Female duets category for the year 1949 also can be taken as one more indicator of her emergence as THE playback singer. Of course, she does share space with all other major (so-called) competing players in this category, which seems to have weighed in her favor.
So let us listen to the female female duets of singers other than Lata Mangeshkar.
Shamshad Begum +
Aa Javo Phir Meri Bigadi Ko Banane – Dada – with Surinder Kaur – Shaukat Haidari – Majrooh Sultanpuri
Meri Pyari Patang Chali Badal Ke Sang – Dillagi – with Uma Devi – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni
Chhak Chhak Chali Hamari Rail, Ye Hai Aage Ye Paani Ka Mail – Naach – with Geeta Roy – Husnlal Bhagatram – Mulkraj Bhakri
Pyar Ke Jahan Ki Nirali Sarkar Hai – Patanga – With Lata Mangeshkar – C Ramchandra – Rajendra Krishna
Geeta Roy +
Hasrat Bhari Nazar Ko….O Pardesiya, O Rasiya – Dil Ki Basti – with Zohra Jaan – Ghulam Mohammad – Khumar Barabankvi
Badal Gir Aaye – Karwat – with Asha Bhosle – Hans Raj Behl – V N Madhok
Kheloge Kaun Sa Khel Mere Lal – Tara – with Premlata – Vinod – Aziz Kashmiri
Mithai ki Dukan Dilli Ke Bazar – Tara – with Gandhari – Vinod – Aziz Kashmiri
Johrabai Ambalewali +
Hai Kahani Preet Ki Itwaar Se ItwaarTak – Daulat – with Lalita Deulkar – Hanuman Prasad –Qamar Jalalabadi
Chhoon Chhoon Ghunghariya Baje, Ye Raat Phir Na Aayegi, Jawani Beet Jayegi – Mahal – with Rajkumari – Khemchand Prakash – Nakshab Jarachavi
Aye Dard-e-Mohabbat Tune Mujhe Badnam Kara Ke Chhoda – Singar – with Surinder Kaur – Khursheed Anwar– D N Madhok
Aavo Sakhi Hum Gaye Tarana– Zevrat – with Shanta Kunwar – Hans Raj Behl – Habeeb Sarhadi
Here are a few songs for which soft links do not seem to be have been set up, as yet.
Aayee Hai, Woh Aayee Hai, Dekha Badariya Kali – Bholi – Shamshad Begum with Meena Kapoor – Pt. Govind Ram – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor
Sun O Jaanewale Rahi… In Mitti Ke Khilone Ka – Maa Ka Pyar – with Meena Kapoor – Pt. Govindram – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor
Yahan Naino Mein Pyar Dil Ko Qarar Kiya Lage Piya – Char Din – Shamshad Begum with Premlata – Shyam Sundar – Shakeel Badayuni
If anyone who has the song(s) may please either post it in the comments or upload the soft copy to me by e-mail.
In the next episode we will take up Male-Male Duets as well as Triads & Triads+ songs.
I had been able to enlist quite a representative songs from HFGK, covering a wide range of other well-known vintage female playback singers in duet with some equally known male playback singers to quite uncommon female playback singers with equally unknown male playback singers. A few songs had the music directors in the role of playback singers as well. However, in the ultimate analysis, I have been able to locate corresponding YT link for a very few of these songs, in which, at least, have one song lyricist also doubling up as playback singer too.
Ameerbai Karnataki +
Saiyan Se Bichchade Hai Ho More Ram – Chandani Raat – with Sadat – Naushad Ali – Shakeel Badayuni
Kyon Scent Lagaya Hai – Neki Aur Badi – with Feroze Dastur – Roshan – Kidar Sharma
Ram Kasam Main Ghoonghat Ka Pat Na Kholun – Bazaar – with Satish Batra – Shyam Sundar – Qamar Jalalabadi
Jamuna Tat Par Natvar Girdhar Shyam Bansuri Bajaye – Neki Aur Badi – with Feroze Dastur – Roshan – Kidar Sharma
Meena Kapoor +
Toot Gayee Man Ki Bina – Ananya – with J S Kashyap – Ram Prasad –J S Kashyap
Pyara Pyar Hai Sama, My Dear, Come to Me – Kamal – with Motilal – S D Burman – Raja Mehandi Ali Khan
Rangeen Baharen Hai, Yeh Rangeen Baharen – Samapatti – with Talat Mahmood – Timir Baran – Pt. Bhushan
Johrabai Ambalewali +
Tum Ek Nazar Dekh Chuke, Ek Nazar Aur– Daulat – with Sankar Dasgupta – Hanuman Prasad – Qamar Jalalabadi
In the next episodes we will take Female Female Duets of 1949.