The Micro View of the Songs of 1948 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Shamshad Begum [4]

Shamshad Begum’s Solo Songs for 1948 have already spanned 1st, 2nd and 3rd episodes. Some of the solo songs have easily fallen into the Popular Solo Songs category too.

We now take up the concluding part of Shamshad Begum’s Solo Songs for 1948.

Tere Bina Rasiya Mohay Chain Na Aaye – Rangeen Zamana – Pt. Govind Ram – Pt, Fani Khan

Jawani Na Aati Na Dil – Rangeen Zamana – Pt. Govind Ram – Pt, Fani Khan

Tere Bina Zindagi Mere Kis Kaam Ki– Suhaag Raat  – Snehal – Kedar Sharma

Mera Man Ban Phool Phoola Na Samaye Re – Veena – Anil Biswas – Narendra Sharma

Jawani Na Aati Dil Na Ham Lagate – Veena – Anil Biswas – Swami Ramanand

Yahi Tha Agar Vaada Mera Tumhaara – Veena – Anil Biswas – Swami Ramanand

Panchchi Aur Pardesi Dono Nahin Kisi Ke Meeta – Veena – Anil Biswas – Swami Ramanand

Dukhiya Bin Bhikharini Bansuriya Tujhe Pukarti Hai, Nirmohi Bansiwale – Veena – Anil Biswas – Prem Dahelvi

Chali Pee Ke Milan Ko Nan Than Ke Dulhan – Ziddi – Khemchand Prakash – Prem Dhawan

Ek Baat Kahun Ek Baat Kahun Tumse, Bura Na Manoge O Piya – Ziddi – Khemchand Prakash – Nakhab Jarachvi

We will take up Solo Songs of  Rajkumari for the year 1948 in our next episode.

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The Micro View of the Songs of 1948 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Shamshad Begum [3]

We continue our micro view of Shamshad Begum’s Solo Songs for 1948 in this episode too.

O Ab Ghar Aa Ja Aa Ja Re Pardesi Balam – Nao – Gyan Dutt – D N Madhok

Meri Kahani Sun Ja O Jaanewale O Jaanewale – Nao – Gyan Dutt – D N Madhok

Muhabbat Mein Dil Ki Khushi – O Jaanewale – Ali Hussain Moradabadi – Kaif Mustafa

Piya Nahi Aaye Mohe – O Jaanewale – Pankaj Mallik

Masti Bahar Ne Mastana Kar Diya – Pugree – Ghulam Mohammad – Shakeel Badayuni

Zamana Beeta Jaaye Haaye Sajan Kab Aaoge – Pugree – Ghulam Mohammad – Shakeel Badayuni

Khushi Jab Rooth Jaati Hai….Nazar Pher Kar Dil Pe – Pugree – Ghulam Mohammad – Shakeel Badayuni

Sawan Ki Ghata Chhaayee Jhar Jhumake Gaa Le – Pugree – Ghulam Mohammad – Shakeel Badayuni

Aye Shaam Ke Taare Tum Unse Yeh Kahana – Rehnuma – Dhumi Khan – Dhumi Khan

Aye Badshah-e-Ali Aye Do Jahan Ke Vali – Rehnuma – Dhumi Khan – Habib Sarhadi

The song for which I have not been able to locate the soft link:

Is Dukhiya Bharat Mata Ke Tum Poot Kahlate Ho – Raees – Monohar Arora – Qaisar Sawai

We will take up the concluding part of Shamshad Begum’s Solo Songs for 1948 in the next episode.

The Micro View of the Songs of 1948 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Shamshad Begum [2]

Last week we listened to 1st part of 1948’s solo songs of Shamshad Begum. This week we listen to the Part Two.

Popular solo songs

Mohan Ki Muraliya Baaje Sun Thes Jiya Paae Re – Mela – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Taqdeer Bani Ban Kar Bigadi, Kismat Ne Hamein Barbaad Kiya – Mela – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Dharati Ko Aakash Pukare  Aa Ja Aa Ja Prem Dware – Mela – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

its Duet version with Mukesh –

Pardesh Balam Tum Jaaoge Kaho Mere Kasam Kab Aaoge – Mela – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Garibon Pe Jo Hoti Hai….Gham Ka Fasana Kisako Sunaun – Mela – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Other Solo Songs

Waah Ri Duniya Waah Re Zamane Apane Ho Gaye Begane – Grihasthi – Ghulam Mohammad – Wahid Qureshi

Aaj Ik Jugnu… Chamka Mere Jeevan Ke Andhiyare Mein – Grihasthi – Ghulam Mohammad – Wahid Qureshi

Aai Piya Ke Desh Dulhaniya…. Sambhalo Sambhalo Pag Dharati Aaj – Grihasthi – Ghulam Mohammad – Wahid Qureshi

Bhaiya Mora Alabela O Bhabhi Dil Ko Sambhalana – Grihasthi – Ghulam Mohammad – Wahid Qureshi

Haar Gayee Neha Lagae Na Aaye Piya, Badal Gharaze Jhoom Jhoom Ke – Kajal – Ghulam Mohammad –

Badi Badi Paati Likhwaia, Mera Nanha Man – Khidki – C Ramchandra – P L Santoshi

Lafjhon Ko Rok Liya Par Aah Ko – Mitti Ke Khilone – Hansraj Behl – B R Sharma

Bhool Gaye Kyon Rooth Gaye Kyon – Mitti Ke Khilone – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra

Ghar Yun Hi Satana Tha Pahele Hi Bata Dete – Mitti Ke Khilone – Hansraj Behl – B R Sharma

Pyar Kiya Tab Jaana Ho Jaana Re – Mitti Ke Khilone – Bulo C Rani – B R Sharma

Dil Se Tera Khayal Na Jaae To Kya Kare – Mitti Ke Khilone – Bulo C Rani – B R Sharma

The songs for which I could not locate the soft links:

  • Lage Na Mora Jiya Aao Na Balma – Grihasthi – Ghulam Mohammad – Wahid Qureshi
  • Tu Le Chal Mujhko Apane Saath – Hip Hip Hurray – Pt. Hanuman Prasad – H S Nepali
  • Hamein Bhi Koi Yaad Karata To Kitana Achcha Hota – – Khidki – C Ramchandra – P L Santoshi

We will continue with Shamshad Begum’s Solo Songs next week too…….

 

The Micro View of the Songs of 1948 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Shamshad Begum [1]

In terms of range of music directors, nature of songs and ranking on the commercial success, solo songs of Geeta Roy also seem to follow the pattern that of solo songs of Shamshad Begum seems to follow. However, Shamshad Begum was probably more established by 1948 and can be considered to be one of those female playback singers of vintage era who has a very firm footprint in the golden era as well.

However, before we draw any inference, let us first listen to the representative songs.

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We have listened to the solo songs of 1948 of two of the other- Lata-Mangeshkar female playback singers – Suraiya and Geeta Roy. We will now listen to the third one – Shamshad Begum – who also spanned quite prominent presence into transition phase of the end of vintage era and the beginning of the golden era.

Kahe Koyal Shor Machaye Re, Mohe Apna Koi Yaad Aaye Re – Aag – Ram Ganguly – Bahzad Laukhanavi

Dil Toot Gaya Jee Chhoot Gaya Kismat Ne Mita Kar Rakh Diya – Aag – Ram Ganguly – Bahzad Laukhanavi

Na Aankhon Mein Aansoo Na Hothon Pe Haaye – Aag – Ram Ganguly – Bahzad Laukhanavi

More Aangan Balam Ka Murgha Bole – Actress – Shyam Sundar – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan

Majanu Bane Hai…Dil Mein Rahate Hai – Actress – Shyam Sundar – Nakshab Jarachavi

Mohabbat Mein Yeh Akhari Sadama Uthana Hai – Actress – Shyam Sundar – Nakshab Jarachavi

More Raja Mujhe Le Chal …..Ham Ko Bhi Bithana Babu –Actress – Shyam Sundar – P L Snatoshi

Nazar Mil Gayee Jane Kisaki Nazar Se – Anokhi Ada – Naushad Ali – Shakeel Badayuni

Aaj Kahan Jaa Ke.. O Aaj Kahan Jaa Ke Nazar Takaryi – Anokhi Ada – Naushad Ali – Shakeel Badayuni

Haal-e-Dil Kisa Ko Sunaun,  Razadan Koi Nahi Mera, Maherban Nahi Koi Mera –  Anjuman – Bulo C Rani – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Kaise Aankhon Se Chhupa Ke, Aa Gaye Tum Dil Mein – Anjuman – Bulo C Rani – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Mere Hothon Par Hansi Hai Aajkal – Anjuman – Bulo C Rani – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Phir Mere Dil Mein Woh Aane Lage, Ha Ha Jaane Lage– Anjuman – Bulo C Rani – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Fariyaad Meri Sun Le O Aasmaanwale – Ghar Ki Izzat – Pt. Govindram – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor

Baali Umar Piya More More More Jiyara Na Lage Jab Se Dekha Hai Tumhe – Gopinath – Ninoo Majumadar – Ram Murty

Aayee Sawan Ki Rut Hamar Dagamag Dole Jiya – Gopinath – Ninoo Majumadar 0 Ram Murty

Bahutero Samjaayo Ri Laakhan Baar Baar – Gopinath – Ninoo Majumadar – Ram Murty

I could not locate a soft audio or video version of the songs:

O Door Base More Saajana, Paas Chale Aa – Ek Aur Aurat – Gopen Mallik, Harbakhsh Singh – B R Sharma

We will continue with second batch of Shamshad Begum’s Solo songs of 1948 in our next episode.

Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music – April, 2017

Welcome to April, 2017 edition of Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music.

The first day of April is to make fun. We have picked up  a topical post to commence our present episode:

Some unique good good songs is an excellent presentation of songs that repeat words, so typical spoken style of Hindi language, e.g.

We will now take up the posts on the anniversaries or eulogies:

Then and now: How a ’40s movie star dealt with a bad marriage and prying eyes  -Kanan Devi broke off her short-lived marriage to Ashok Maitra after he objected to her career, thereby proving herself to be a truly independent spirit. – an excerpt with permission from Kanan Devi The First Superstar of Indian Cinema, Mekhala Sengupta, HarperCollins India.

Shamshad Begum with 3G, i.e. music directors Ghulam Haider, Ghulam Mohammad and Pt. Govind Ram,is a tribute to her on her 98th birth anniversary. The previous articles on Shamshad Begum @ SoY are available @ the tag Shamshad Begum.

The bit about Parveen Babi that you won’t find in the UG Krishnamurti biography – An outtake from the graphic novel by Nicolas C Grey and James Farley imagines the actress’s encounters with the philosopher. – Depicted here are the panels, which were not used in the final publication, the authors imagine the moment when Babi became a Krishnamurti follower – Reproduced with permission from This Dog Barking: The Strange Story of UG Krishnamurti, Nicolas C Grey and James Farley, HarperCollins India.

Yesterday’s Films For Tomorrow – It was but natural that legendary

PK Nair was a collector, a cinephile, a historian, an archivist, an evangelist, a teacher and a student of cinema

archivist and  ‘Celluloid Man’ PK Nair’s last wish was that his personal collection of books, journals and diaries be handed over the Film Heritage Foundation (FHF) to preserve after he passes on. Yesterday’s Films for Tomorrow was released recently in Mumbai to commemorate P K Nair’s 84th birthday.

Antara Nanda Mondal notes that this book is a remembrance of a person who was obsessed with not just the stories that cinema told, but with all its facets — the form, function and the ephemera of the moving image.

Peeyush Sharma pays tribute to K L Saigal with a journey through Saigal’s songs in Main Kya Janoon Kya Jadoo Hai: K L Saigal’s Magical Music .

‘KL Saigal’s Songs Started the Sugam Sangeet Revolution’ – In Conversation with Author Pran Nevile – Pran Nevile is the author of the authoritative book KL Saigal – Immortal Singer and SuperstarK.L. Saigal The Definitive Biography and the richly illustrated Nautch Girls of India: Dancers, Singers, Playmates.

After a successful career in the Indian Foreign Service and the United Nations, Pran Nevile turned to writing specializing in the study of Indian art and culture. His other books include Lahore – A sentimental Journey; The Raj Revisited; Love Stories from the Raj; Rare Glimpses of the Raj; Stories from the Raj – Sahibs, Memsahibs and Others; Beyond the Veil – Indian Women in the Raj and Marvels of Indian Painting: Rise and Demise of Company School.

In a conversation with Sundeep Pahwa in his Gurgaon home, Pran Nevile responds to a series of questions on K L Saigal drawn up by Peeyush Sharma and Sundeep Pahwa.

The April 2017 episode of Fading Memories, Unforgettable Songs was dedicated to Hasrat Jaipuri, recalling his songs for music directors other than Shanker Jaikishan. This post has covered songs from the beginning of his career till 1953.

Here are posts on other subjects as well:

Ten of my favourite ‘not-quite-duet’ songs aretechnically duets’: not songs in which both singers play an equal part in making the song what it is, but in which the ratio is somewhat skewed or in which one singer only hummed, while the other did the singing. E.g. Phir aane lagaa yaad wohi (Yeh Dil Kisko Doon, 1963): Interestingly, Yeh Dil Kisko Doon featured not one, but two, songs that were sung primarily by a man but had a woman pitching in occasionally to add another dimension to the song. In Kitni haseen ho tum, Asha Bhonsle sings half a line here, half a line there while Rafi sings the rest of the song. In Phir aane lagaa yaad wohi, however, the female singer (in this case, Usha Khanna) has even less to sing: all she sings is three words, repeated at intervals through the song: Pyaar ka aalam, while Rafi sings the rest of the song. It works very well in this dreamy dream sequence.

Here is a belated posting: Enchanting Salil Chowdhary  – Listen to 18 songs from Salil Chowdhary by clicking the link below. These songs are from the 1950s to early 70s and many of them feature brisk movements among notes and wonderful arrangements to create an enchanting experience: LINK TO PLAYLIST OF SALIL CHOWDHARY SONGS

Sound of Lollywood: An obscure movie has a hidden gem for qawwali fans – “Mere Paas Aao’ from ‘First Time’ is, by turns, spiritual and romantic and wholly enjoyable.

Sahir Ludhianvi’s ‘Woh Subah Kabhi Toh Aayegi’ finds new meaning in ‘Begum Jaan’ – A song written after 1947 aptly describes the condition of a newly independent India. –  The song Woh Subah Kabhi Toh Aayegi from Phir Subah Hogi (1958) appears in the climax of Begum Jaan, with the lyrics and context made relevant to the plot.

A Look at Some of The New Remixes of Old Bolywood Songs – Sharada  Iyer wades through remixed songs and their corresponding originals in this article.

Picture the song: When Amol Palekar grinned his way to success in ‘Ye Din Kya Aaye’ – The entire world of Basu Chatterjee’s ‘Chhoti Si Baat’ is contained in a six-minute musical interlude.

A pat of butter and a picnic basket of movie memories – This is written for the film section of the Amul India book, which you can get here.

A Ghulamm Mohd. Song – Ye Duniya Hai – Shair 1949 – Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh

Ghantasala modulates the same phrase in several ways – ‘Emanene’ said in so many ways. As ‘barago’ says, once as question, then with anxiety, soothing and agitation.

Meethe Bol Bole, Bole Paayaliya – A Sparkling Jugalbandi of Music and DanceMeethe bol bole in Kinara is a beautiful sangam of classical excellence brought together by three maestros – the music of RD Burman, the lyrics and direction of Gulzar and the Kathak Nritya choreography of Gopi Krishna. Anand Desai and Antara Nanda Mondal explore the layers of musical delights and dance pieces hidden within this sparkling gem from Kinara, sung by Bhupinder Singh and Lata Mangeshkar.

We have taken the first step in our annual Micro View of Best Songs 1948 @SoY

We end our present episode with Dual Versions of the Same Song by Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar – Sharada Iyer has presented 21 such songs with a small note for each song. I have picked up Mohammad Rafi’s version of Agar Bewafaa Tujhko Pehchaan Jaate…from an unheard film, Raat Ke Andere Mein (1969). The song is written and composed by Prem Dhawan

I trust you will always feel free to proffer your suggestions for making this series of posts more lively and informative….

The Micro View of the Songs of 1948 @ SoY : Setting The Stage

Wait for the curtains to go up for a review of songs for the particular year @ Songs of Yore is more than an eager wait. It is preganat with more unknown songs now.  Having covered songs of 1955, 1953, 1951, 1950 and 1949 in the previous years, SoY has now crossed the threshold well into the Vintage Era as it now ventures into ‘Best songs of 1948: And the winners are?

As noted in the overview turnkey article, we now enter the period which has two quite distinct characteristics:

One, Lata Mangeshkar did sing over 40 songs of which you can count about ten memorable and a couple of all-time great songs, yet she was not the sole pole star, as she became from 1949 onwards. Therefore, dividing the female playback singers as Lata Mangehkar and ‘others’ as (has been) done for 1949, 1950 and 1951 would not be a true reflection of reality.

Secondly, the Vintage Era also means entering a period of more unknown than known, therefore, the year-wise review would now be more a discovery trip.

The post under consideration – Best songs of 1948: And the winners are?  – has presented quite an  encompassing overview in an established template: –

Musical landmarks: Like a golden Jubilee (Mela) and a silver Jubileen (Anokhi Ada) under the belt Naushad hasestablished his morchical position. His nearest rival C ramchandra has Nadiya Ke Paar and Kidkiin the year under review. Ghulam Hiader has presened his swan song on now the Indian soil – Shaheed. Raj Kapoor directs his maiden film Aag with Ram Ganguly as music director. Lata Mangeshkar has hardly any presence in these films.

Other important musical compositions are no less noteworthy nor have lost their charm. We will enlist them here –

Anil Biswas:

Gajre

Door papia bola – Suraiya
Baras baras badly bhi bikhar gayi – Lata Mangeshkar

Veena

Wo teekhi nazron se mere dil par – Mukes

Husnlal Bhagatram

Tere Naino Ne Chori Kiya – Suraiya

O Door Jaanewale – Suraiya

Khemchand Prakash

Marne Ki Duaen Kyon ManguN– Kisore Kumar’s maiden solo song – Ziddi

Chanda Re..Ja Re Ja Re – Lata Mangeshkar – Ziddi

Ghulam Haider

Grihasthi

Tere naaz uthane ko ji chahta hai – Mukesh & Shamshad Begum

Pugree

Ek teer chalanewale ne dil loot liya – Mukesh & Sitara (Kanpuri)

S D Burman

Vidya

Laayi khushi ki duniya – Mukesh & Suraiya

Bahe na kabhi nain se neer – Mukesh

Debut

Asha Bhosle – Only a line Bahana Khush Ho Ke Sangam Manaye – in a chorus in the song Sawaan Aya Re – Chunariya

Kishore Kumar’s first duet with Lata Mangeshkar Ye Kaun Aya Re – Ziddi

Prem Dhawan Chanda Re..Ja Re Ja Re – Ziddi

RK Films Aag

Geeta Dutt – Lata Mangeshkar’s maiden duet Har Shai Pe Jawani Hai – Majboor

Mukesh – Lata Mangeshkar duet Ab Darne Ki Koi Baat Nahin – Majboor

Ab Yaad Na Kar – Ankoha Pyar

Khayyam (as Sharmaji & (Rehman) Vermaji with Aziz Khan) Dil Dil Yun YuN Karata Hai – Geeta Dutt, Aziz Hindi – Heer Ranja

Lata Mangeshkar first song with Shamshad Begum and Mohantara Khushiyan Manayen Na Kyun Ham.. Kismat Hamare Saath Hai.. Jalanewale Jala Karen – Khidki

Surinder Kaur Itne Door Hain Huzoor Kaise – Pyar Ki Jeet

Padmini as dancer-actor in Uday Shankar’s Kalpana

S Mohinder – as music director in film Sehra and as a singer Ae dil Uda Ke – Sehra

Jaan Nissar Akhtar – as lyricist in Shikayat

Sahir Ludyanavi – as a lyricist for Badal Rahi Hai Zindagi – Azadi Ki Rah Par

Snehal Bhatkar – as a music director in Suhaag Raat

Bharat Bhushna and Geeta Bali – as actors in Suhag Raat

Fact file and Trivia notes that five songs of Meena Kapoor for Anokha Pyar were recorded on Lata Mangeshkar; Leela Chitnis played mother for first time in Shaheed; Mohammad Rafi holds a falg pole in Watan Ki Rah Mein Watan Naujawan Shaheed Ho; Ameerbai Karnataki composed music for Shahnaz, once only in her career; Vidya Nath Seth sang firve songs for Rooplelka of which he composed one song too.

List Of Memorable Songs is a fairly representative list of films, music directors and known as well as less-known songs that were released in the year. I have re-compiled this list, under the title Memorable Songs of 1948, by adding the relevant link to YT file.

For the year under review, Special songs also cover the songs which open a path of discovery on their own well as they have thir own personality. In this case too, I have brought these songs on the same page with List of Memorable Songs of 1948.

The stage is now set to commence our journey into the Micro View of the Songs of 1948. As the List of Memorable Songs and Special Songs have covered most of the well-known songs for the year, we will restrict our micro-view to in-depth listening of not-so-well-known songs. We will then combine our impressions of these songs with that we already have for the well-known ones to present our point of view in so far as

Best male playback singer
Best ‘other’ female playback singer
Best songs of Lata Mangeshkar
Best duets
Best music director

are concerned for the year 1948.

All the posts that will appear on this subject here have been tagged as Songs of 1948 @ SoY.

The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – MY Top Duet Songs

I always have had a special inclination towards the duet songs. 1949 is the year which had a fairly large catch of the duets to listen to and quite a few have been in the all time favorites of not only my choice but probably of all listeners in general as well. As a result, I have moved along and have generously presented My Top choice duets.

Male – Female Duets

It is no surprise that Male Female duets dominate the overall choice among variants of the duets. However, the domination of duets of Mohammad Rafi and Mukesh is my limitation of taste and choice. In other words, these are the songs that I have been listening to far more frequently than the others. So my choice does reflect that bias.

Other Duets

The Female – Female duets and the solitary triad + song are more or less automatic choices, at least by application of their overall populariover all these years.

The choice of selecting The Best from these has worked out to be more difficult than I had imagined. So I propose a work around solution. I have picked up one duet each from those of Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh and from the others.

We will conclude The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY in our next episode.