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Songs of 1945 @ SoY :: Female Solo Songs – Naseem (Banu) | Naseem Akhtar | Munnavar Sultana

Solo Songs of Naseem (Banu)

Dil Yaad Mein Kisi Ki Rona Laga Re – Begum – H P Das – G S Nepali

This is second part of Aankhen To Hui Dard Magar Dard Jaga re – Ashok Kumar

Saare Jahan Mein Mera RaJ Raj Raj Re, HaN Han Main Begum Ban Gayi – Begum – with chorus – H P Das – G S Nepali

Kaliyo Mein Kali HuN Anarkali, Main Anarkali – Begum – H P Das – G S Nepali

Solo Songs of Naseem Akhtar

Unka Ishara Jaan Se Pyara, De Gaya Mere Dil Ko Sahara – Paheli Nazar – Anil Biswas – Dr. Safdar ‘Aah’

Baanke Nain Le Kar Ke Ishare, Hay Chhota Sa Devar Mera Pukare – Tadbir – Khan Muhammad – Swami Ramanad

Solo Songs of Munnavar Sultana

Nahin Hai Koi Sunanewala – Albeli – G A CHisti –

BekasoN Ki Bebasi Ko Dekhta Koi Nahi – Albeli – G A CHisti

Jab Tum YahaN Ham WahaN, Kaise Bajegi Bansuri – Dhamki – Pt. Amarnath – D N Madhok

Jawani Masatani Hai.. Pag Pag Thokar Kahye, Baaj Na Aaye – Dhamki – Pt. Amarnath – D N Madhok

We will take up next the Micro -Viwe of Solo Songs of Other Female Singers for the year 1945.

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1946 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Naseem Akhtar, Paro Devi

Solo Songs of Naseem Akhtar

To those who have fair knowledge of the history of the vintage era of Hind Films, Naseem Akhtar was not an unknown name. I do not have sufficient knowledge about her career. For the year 1946, we not only have some of the then then known solo songs of Naseem Akhtar from ‘Keemat’  and Shajehan but also from three other films which add to the bonus of getting to know the voice of Naseem Akhtar.

Chand Ko Gale Lagaye Badarwa – Keemat – Naushad Ali – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Hamse Khush Hai Zamana – Keemat – Naushad Ali – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Jeeta Hai Va Marata Hai Koi, Tune Na Jana, Aye Bhulanewale – Keemat – Naushad Ali – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Man Pagle Swapna Dikhaye, Man Jhoothe Dip Jalaye – Keemat – Naushad Ali – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Bolo Bolo Ji Bhagwan, Kaisi Rachai Tune Maya – Maa Baap Ki Laaj – Alla Rakha Quraishi

Prabhuji Mujhe Aasra Hai Tumhara –  – Maa Baap Ki Laaj – Alla Rakha Quraishi

Barbad Na Kar De Kahi Bedard Zamana, Allah Bachana – Shahjehan – Naushad Ali – Khumar Barabanqvi

Aag Lagi Hai Dil Mein Wah Pyari, Gaane Lagi Umange Saari – Shahjehan – Naushad Ali – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Mujhe Loot Liya Re…..Bhole Sanam Ne – Sohni Mahiwal – Lal Mohammad – Swami Ramanand

HFGK does not mention singer for this song.

Duniya Se Mitaye Mujhe Ya Dil Se Bhulae – Wamiq Azra – A R Quraishi – Tanvir

Aa Tera Intezar Hai Tera Intezar – Wamiq Azra – A R Quraishi – Tanvir

Solo Songs of Paro Devi

1946 is the debut year of Paro Devi, with S D Burman’s debut film Shikari. One songs from this film does not seem to have a soft YT link available. The other film ‘Dhanwan’ also may have more than one song which is documeneted on YT.

Tere Gam Se Mil Raha Hai, Mujhe Har Tarag Sahara – Dhanwan – Shanti Kumar – Behjad Lakhnavi

Jab Ghar Mein Lagi Aag, Sabhi Banshi Bajae – Shikari – S D Burman – G S Nepali

HFGK records tow versions of this song, one solo and one with chorus. The clip that is presented here includes both these versions.

Chhupo Chhupo O Daranewalo – Shikari – S D Burman – G S Nepali

We will take up Micro View of Solo Songs of Dilshad Begum and Kalyani Das for the year 1946 in the next episode.

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1947 : Female Solo Songs – Other Female Singers and Lata Mangeshkar [1]

We have so far covered the solos songs of female singers like, Suraiya, Geeta Roy, Shamshad Begum, Rajkumari, Amirbai Karnataki, Zohrabai Ambalewali, Noor Jehan, Khursheed and Kanan Devi for the year 1947. These are the singers for which we had at least one post-length numbers of solo songs. There still are quite a few more female singers who may not have solos songs in the comparable numbers. We have combined all these female singers in this post that may run into several parts. To the extent possible, we have sub-classified the collection according to a particular singer.

In her maiden year as a playback singer, Lata Mangeshkar also gets a small place in this post. But that remains to be the solitary case. From 1948 onwards, our micro-view analyses had to be run in two streams – one that of solos songs of Lata Mangeshkar and the other that of all other female singers. Lata Mangeshkar dominance was seen spreading its omnipresent shadow over the female playback scenario over each of the passin year.

Meena Kumari

Meena Kumari, like many of the actresses of that period seemed to try a hand at singing her own songs. She was so very young, that probably she did not possibly have a choice of not saying no to playback sing her own songs.

Meena Kumari, as is well-known stepped in the Hindi Films as a child artist, and did sing a few sing in that role. This is said to be the maiden song of hers:

Tore Kajra Lagaoon Mori Rani -Ssister (1941) – Beena, Baby Meena Kumari – Anil Biswas – Safdar ‘Aah’

We had had a couple of songs in the year 1948 too.

We do not have the luxury of debating whther she would have turned out to be another actress-singer of note or would have been swept aside, like Suraiya, in the subsequent Lata-tusnami, since she clearly adopted the role of an actress there after.

1947 is the year when very young Meena Kumari steps into major roles and gets to sing her screen songs.

Maa Dekh Ri Maa, Badali Hui Jawan – Duniya Ek Sarai – Hans Raj Behl – Kedar Sharma

Sawan Beet Gayo Maai Ri, Nahi Likhi Balam Ne Chithhiya – Duniya Ek Sarai – Hans Raj Behl – Kedar Sharma

Akhiyan Taras Rahi Un Bin – Piya Ghar Aaja – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra

Ek Baar Phir Kaho Jara Aankhon Ka Noor Ho – Piya Ghar Aaja – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra

 

These are the songs for which I have not been able to locate the YT link:

  • Na Koi Dilasa Hai, Na Koi Bahana Hai – Piya Ghar Aaja – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra
  • Mili Aaj Piya Se Akhiyan – Piya Ghar Aaja – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra
  • Mere Sapno Ki Duniya Basanewale– Piya Ghar Aaja – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra
  • Desh Paraye Jaanewale Bhul Na Jaan Preet Nibhana – Piya Ghar Aaja – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra

Naseem Aktar

To those who have fair knowledge of the history of the vintage era of Hind Films, Naseem Akhtar was not an unknown name. I do not have sufficient knowledge about her career. However, her solo songs for 1947 are worth listening to.

Jaam Utha Le O Peenwale Jaam Utha Le – Aaj Aur Kal – Khursheed Anwar

Kaliyon Ko Masalane Aaye Hai – Aaj Aur Kal – Khursheed Anwar

Hai Jo Khizan Naseeb Mein, Aayegi Phir Bahar Kya – Bhanwar – Khan Mastana –

Bhule Se Kabhi Yad Kar Ae Bhulanewale – Ek Roz – Shyam Sundar – Sarshar Sailani

Our quest for solo songs of other Female Singers and Lata Mangeshkar for the year 1947 will continue in the next episode as well.