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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1944 @ SoY : Female Solo Songs – Amirbai Karnataki [1]

Having completed the Male Solo Songs section of Songs of 1944 of the Best songs of 1944: And the winners are? we now move over to the Female Solo Songs.

As has been observed, the byaer 1944 has around 240 female solo sngs for which the HFGK has been able to identify the singers. This will be the year when we will have all the female solo songs in the voices of vintage era singers. As such, for me, it is going to be a very in-depth exposure to the vintage era composition style.

We have not repeated here the songs that have been covered in the  Memorable Songs of 1944

Solo songs of Amirbai Karnataki

Memorable Songs of 1944  has five solo songs of Amirbai Karnataki, of which one is the swashing hit Mil ke bichhad ke gayi ankhiyan (Rattan, Music: Naushad Ali).Here we have the songs credited to Amirbai Karnataki in HFGK and which are available on YT, except aound 6/7 songs that could not traced on YT.

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Ari Hawa Tu Sun Le, Sun Le Main Bhi Aati HuN – Anaban – Pt. Madhur- Gyan Dutt

Paas Tum Ho To Dil Ko Qarar Hai – Bade Nawab Saheb – Shums Lakhnavi – Bashir Dehlvi

Ikrar Ke Parde Mein MUjhe Na Sajha De – Badi Baat – Ramanad – Phiroz Nizami

Soti HuN Ab Sab Soti HuN, Tum Chanda Mujhe Jaga Dena – Badi Baat – Saraswati Kumar Dipak – Phiroz Nizami

Teri Pee Pee Ki PukaroN Ne Dil Lut Liya – Bahnwara – Pt. Indra – Khemchand Prakash

Duniya Ki AankhoN Se Sharamanewale,… Suni Hai Tujh Bin – Bhanwara – Ramanand – Khemchand Prakash

Soona Mandir Mera Sakhi Ri, Jagmag Jagmag – Bharthari- Pt. Indra – Khemchnad Prakash

Aye Chand Bata De Tu Mewra Chand KahaN Hai – Caravan – Ramanad – Bulo C Rani

Bijali Giranewale, Bijali Tu Phir Gira De– Caravan – Shrma – BulO C Rani

Aaj Kar Le Ji Bhar Ke Singar, Tohe Jaana Hai – Maa Baap – Roopbani – Alla Rakha

Sham Hui O Panchhi Aa, Ab Apne Ghar Ko Aa – Maa Baap – Roopbani – Alla Rakha

We will take up the rest of teh solo songs of Amirbai Karnataki for the year 1944in our next episode.

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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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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1944 @ SoY : Setting the stage

The backward journey of Best Songs for TheYear @ SoY ssemed to end at the 10th milepost of 1945, having mesmerizingly passed through 1955, 1953, 1951, 1950, 1949  19481947 and 1946 on the way. However, as it happens in the life, as you seem to reach one destination, journey to the next destination unfolds. In the case of Best songs of year too, the second phase of the journey has opens up with a series that takes up the previous series further backwards, beginning with year 1944 with Best songs of 1944: And the winners are?

As such, The Micro View of the Best Songs for the Year also joins this journey of more uknown than knowns.

We first recapitulate the key points of the SoY overview article:

Musical landmarks:

Rattan was a jewel in the crown of Naushad.

KL Saigal had two films in the year: Bhanwra (music Khemchnad Prakash) and My Sister (music Pankaj Mullick).

Noor Jehan’s songs in Lal Haveli (Mir Saheb) and Dost (Sajjad Hussain) achieved great acclaim.

Other important musical compositions

Many other films in the year had great songs, such as Man Ki Jeet (SK Pal), Pahle Aap (Naushad), Chaand (Husnlal-Bhagatram) and Jwar Bhata (Anil Biswas).

Debut, fact file and trivia

Mukesh– Us Paar

Dilip Kumar (Yusuf Khan) – Jwar Bhata

Shyam and Sitara Kanpuri – Man Ki Jeet

Sushila Rani Patel – Draupadi

Husnlal-Bhagatram – Chaand

The famous tabala-palyer, Alla Rakha, who later also used name A R Qureshi for film music, gave music for Ghar Ki Shobha in which he also sang some songs. Snehal Bhatkar, later year music director in a number of films, sang under the baton of Anil Biswas in Lady Doctor. Anil Biswas himself sang a very nice Holi chorus song in Jwar Bhata, composed by him. Many other music directors, too, sung playback in the year, such as Vasant Desai, Bulo C Rani and C Ramchandra (under other music directors too). The lyricist Bharat Vyas sung some superb songs in the year.

Chal Chal Re Naujawan was the first film made by the newly established production house Filmistan, led by Ashok Kumar and S Mukherjee, an offshoot from Bombay Talkies.

In the film Panna, Shamshad Begum had sang the songs, but HMV records were issued in the voice of Rajkumari, as Shamshad Begum was contracted to Xenophone Records.

Bhartrihari became the last film of Jahanara Kajjan in Bombay and she sang her last two songs. After this film she migrated to Pakistan.

Bhool jana chaahti hun bhool paati hi nahin (Jwar Bhata) has a solo version and a duet version.

Pradeep wrote lyrics in the name of his daughter Miss Kamal for the film Kadambari (made by Lakshmi Productions) because of his contract with Bombay Talkies.

Baby Meena (Meena Kumari) played the role of the child Noorjehan in Lal Haveli.

If you compare Naushad in 1944 with Anil Biswas in 1943 (Kismet, Hamaari Baat) and in earlier years (Roti, Basant, Bahen, Aurat, Alibaba, Hum Tum Aur Wo, Gramophone Singer and Jagirdar), one may consider 1944 as the year in which Naushad has started gaining ground vis-à-vis Anil Bishwas.

In short, 1944 is a kind of watershed year.

1944 had 85 films from which 769 titles of songs are known. Of these songs, singers for more than 354 songs remain unidentified.  Of the 415 songs for which singers are identified, 65 songs are male solos, 240 female solos and 110 duets. We will have to wait for the detailed micro view to see how many of the uncovered songs are available on YT or in audio form.

Of these, List Of Memorable Songs has 80 songs. These songs have been separately listed as Memorable Songs of 1944, with corresponding YT link to the song.

For the year under review, Special songs are indeed special as the list contains songs sung by music directors and the lyricist in addition to Mohammad Rafi’s duet with Shyam Kumar and a Johrabai Ambalewali gem. I have brought these songs on the same page with Memorable Songs of 1944.

The stage is now set to commence our journey into the Micro View of the Songs of 1944. I plan to take up only those songs here which are not covered under Memorable Songs of 1944 and Special Songs of 1944.

MY TOP Male Solo Songs
MY TOP Female Solo Songs
MY TOP Duets

MY TOP music director

are concerned for the year 1944. 

All the posts that will appear on this subject here have been tagged as Songs of 1944.