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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1947 : MY Top Music Director(s)

As the Journey of Micro-Viewing the songs of a given year has progressed, backwards  in terms of the chronology of the years, the task of selecting TOP music director has become an exercise that is getting severely affected by limited exposure to the pre-1950 songs. Music directors with whose work I am more acquainted were making initial tentative strides in the years before 1949. Some of the otherwise familiar music directors, like Naushad or Anil Biswas, had not yet fully graduated to post-1950 styles. The Hindi Film Music field of post-150 years was to so dramatically change that criteria like number of films in year, or number popular songs in year seem carrying no purpose.

As such, therefore this exercise essentially remains MY micro-summary View of the songs from only one of the four dimensions, that of songs of the music director(s) that I liked most. In other words, it is not a review of overall impact a music director has made in that year.

So, here we go into MY micro-view of the Top Music Director(s) for the year 1947:

For the sake of lending some sort of structure to my thought process, I have selected two criteria:

  • Music directors of the films appearing in the heading image of the overview post Best songs of 1947: And the winners are?, and
  • The quantitative summary of Music directors whose songs appear in MY TOP micro-view of other three dimensions, viz. of Solo songs of Male Playnack Singers, Solo songs of Female Playback Singers and the Duets.

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The banner of SoY over view posts fairly faithfully reflect the most noted films of the given year from the view of the songs and music of the films in that year.

For 1947, we have Parwana (Music Director: Kursheed Anwar), Dard (Music Director: Naushad Ali), Jugnu (Music Director: Firoze Nizami), Meera (Music Directors: S V Venkatraman, G Ramanathan, Naresh Bhattacharya), Shehnai (Music Director: C Ramchandra) and Mirza Sahiban (Music Directors: Pt. Amarnath, Husnalal-Bhagatram).

Of these music directors, Meera remains beyond any comparison because of presence M S Subbulaxmi as the singer of all songs. Of course, that would not take way the credit from the music directors for creating songs that did full justice to the voice of the singer as well as to the spirit of the subject.

Parawana’s Suariya songs did make noticeable impact even when the male songs had overshadowing dominance of K L Saigal and established Suraiy as a capable singer too.

In comparison, songs of Jugnu, possibly either because of the story or because of the presence of Noor Jehan, appear more Noor_jehan-cemntric.

Naushad indeed continues to remain a havey-wieght player in the year with three films – Dard, Elaan and Naatak.

Pt. Amarnath, Husnlal Bhagatram’s core in Mirza Sahiban remains quite varied in terms of choice of singers or song format. Husnlal Bhagatram, separately too, have a few noticeable scores in the year.

C Ramchandra (Saajan and Leela, over and above Shehnai) emerges as an iconoclast who is ready to tread a dirrent path for creating his own space in the field already dominated by stalwarts of the vintage-era-style-compositions. He has succeeded in the pursuit of his strategy.

Quantitative add-on view of other three dimensions, viz. My Top Solo songs of Male Playback Singers, Solo songs of Female Playback Singers and the Duets

Since I have bent towards a wide range of singers while selecting the songs in these three categories, the numbers in the present analysis, in all probabilities, as expected, should emerge the music director(s) that I liked for 1947. It is likely that casting the net wider over all the songs that have appeared in the micro-review of the respective category may have yielded a different pattern. But in a year where most of the songs are heard first time, such an exercise would not have helped to identify the music director who has bearing on the songs that I liked.

I have listed here music directors whose two or more songs have cumulatively appeared in the three, aforementioned, individual lists.

From amongst the music diectors whose only one song has appeared in the any of there aforementioned dimensions, I would take specific note of Hansraj Behl for the duet Moti Chugane Gayi Re Hansi, Man Sarovar Teer and Naushad for the duet Betab Hai Dil Dard E Muhabbat Ke Asar Se

The quanitative analysis of male, female solos and duets @ Best songs of 1947: Final Wrap Up 4, places Naushad, Khursheed Anwar and C Ramchandra in the top three list. Based on the qualitative evaluation The Songs of Yore Award for the Best Music Director of 1947 has been jointly conferred on Naushad and C Ramchandra.

How would have you analysed the Songs of 1947?

I look forward to join me to take up a similar detailed Micro View when SoY takes up further more challenging year of 1946 next in this Best songs of year series.

P.S. All the episodes of The Micro View of Best Songs of 1947 can be read  / downloaded from one file, by clicking on the hyper link.

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1947 : MY Top Duet Songs

For the purpose of summing up the duets, when I reviewed all the duets that I have listed up in our Micro View of Duets of 1947,  picking  up the ones that I had liked on the first hearing was relatively an easier task. On a further review, I would rather divide this select list into The Duets that I have Heard Often Enough Before and The Duets that I Heard for the first time.

So, here is the list, in no particular order:

The Duets that I have Heard Often Enough Before

Mukesh, Hamida Bano – Door Kahi Door Kahi Is Jag Se Duniya Ham Tum Nayi Basaye – But Tarash – Gulam Haidar – Amin Gilani

Mukesh, Shamshad Begum – Moti Chugane Gayi Re Hansi, Man Sarovar Teer – Chhin Le Azadi – Hansraj Behl –  Pandit Indra

Mohammad Rafi, Khursheed – Sawan Ki Ghatao Dheere Dheere Aana – Aage Badho – Sudhir Phadake – Amar Varma

N.B.  HFGK records this song to the credit of Manna Dey and Khursheed.

Mohammad Rafi, Noor Jehan – Yahan Badla Wafa Ka Bewafai Ke Siwa Kya Hai – Jugnu – Phiroz Nizami B A –

Mohammad Rafi, Lalita Deulkar- Kisko Sunaun Hal-e-Dil…. Hamko Tumhara Hi Aasra, Tum Hamare Ho Na Ho – Saajan – C Ramchandra – Moti B A

G M Durrani – Noor Jehan – Haath Seene Pe Rakh Do To Qarar Aye – Mirza Sahiban – Pt. Amarnath / Husnlal Bhagatram – Aziz Kashmiri

Raj Kapoor, Geeta Roy  – O Dumiya Ke Rahane Walo, Bolo Kahan Gaya Chitchor – Dil Ki Rani – S D Burman – Y N Joshi

Surendra, Khursheed – Mera Chand Aa Gaya Mere Dware – Manjhdhar – Anil Biswas – Shams Lakhanavi

Chitalkar, Meena Kapoor – Aana Meri Jaan Sunday Ke Sunday – Shehnai – C Ramchandra – P L Santoshi

In the second version of the song, Shamshad Begum comes in 2.26 to playback for Rehana

Uma Devi, Suraiya – Betab Hai Dil Dard E Muhabbat Ke Asar Se – Dard – Naushad Ali – Shakeel Badayuni

Amirbai, Shamshad Begum – Hamare Angana Ho Hamare Anagana AAj Baaje Baje Shehnai – Shehhnai – C Ramchandra – P L Santoshi

Zohra, Noor Jehan, Shamshad Begu, Chorus – Haye Re Ud Ud Jaaye Mora Reshami Dupatta – Mirza Sahiban  – Pt.Amarnath, Husnalal Bhagatram – Qamar Jalalabadi

Fairly large number of duets in this category is more a reflection of popularity that these songs have attained.  I would give credit for the longevity of these songs for their inherent melody and also to the fact that these have been composed by music directors who had had a good presence during the subsequent two decades of the Golden period.

The Duets that I Heard for the First Time

Mukesh, Hamida Bano – Door Kahi Door Kahi Is Jag Se Duniya Ham Tum Nayi Basaye – But Tarash – Gulam Haidar – Amin Gilani

K S Ragi, Geeta Roy = Yaad Rakhana Yaad Rakhana Mujhe Yaad Rakhana, Preet Ki Duniya Meri Abaaaad Rakhana – Do Bhai – S D Burman – Raja Mehandi  Ali Khan

Hemant Kumar, Kalyani Dasgupta – Dheere Dheere Aa Tu Is Nadi Mein – Manamani – Kamal Dasgupta

Karan Diwan, Meena Kumari – Nain Dor Se Bandh Liyo Chitchor – Piya Ghar Aaja – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra

That I have been able to pick up only three duets in this category reflects my inadequate acquaintance with pre-1950 songs.

SoY has published its concluding piece on duets of 1947 – Best songs of 1947: Wrap Up 3 and adjudged Humko tumhara hi aasra (Saajan, C Ramchandra) and Yahan badla wafa ka bewafai ke siwa kya hai (Jugnu, Firoz Nizami), jointly as the Best Duets for 1947.

We will conclude The Micro View of Songs of 1947 in the next episode with MY Top Music Director(s)

P.S.  :All the episodes of The Micro View of Best Songs of 1947 : Duets can be read  / downloaded from one file by clicking on the hyper link.

P.P.S. : All the individual episodes of the Micro View of Songs of 1947 : Duets cane be seen / downloaded from one file. Please click the link.

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1947 : Male-Male Duet Song AND Triads, Triads+

Male-Male Duet Song

I have been able to locate only one male-male duet from HFGK for the year 1947.

G M Sajan, Mohammad Rafi, Chorus- Desh Mein Sankat AAya Hai Ab Kuchh Kar Ke Dikhalana Hai – Aap Ki Sewa Mein  – Datta Dawjekar – Mahipal

Triads, Triads+

The triad songs of 1947, though statistically limyed to 6 films and 5 music directors, present a wider range of singers and situations. We did find a couple of more songs in HFGK data, but could not find YT links to these additional songs.

Popular songs

Zohra, Noor Jehan, Shamshad Begu, Chorus – Haye Re Ud Ud Jaaye Mora Reshami Dupatta – Mirza Sahiban  – Pt.Amarnath, Husnalal Bhagatram – Qamar Jalalabadi

Zohra, Noor Jehan, Shamshad Begu, Chorus – Rut Arangeeli Aayee Chandani Chaayee, Chand Mere Aaja – Mirza Sahiban  – Pt.Amarnath, Husnalal Bhagatram – Qamar Jalalabadi

Geeta Roy, Lata Mangeshkar, Chitalkar – Jawani Ki Rel Chali Jaye Re  – Shehnai – C Eamchandra – P L Santoshi

Other Songs

Abha, Geeta Roy, G M Durrani, Chorus – Chamkat Chamkat Damini Shor Karat Ghanghor – Geet Govind – Gyan Dutt – Pt. Indra (Part I)

Geeta Roy, Rekha Rani, G M Durrani – Viyogan Deep Shikha Si Jal Rahi – – Geet Govind – Gyan Dutt – Pt. Indra (Part II)

YT links to Part III – Man Hi Man Jalane Lagi (Geeta Roy, Rekha Rani, G M Durrani) and Part IV Maan Jaa Maan Jaa O Manini (Rekha Rani, G M Durrani) could not be found.

Geeta Roy, Rajkumari, Bhatkar, Chorus – Brij Mein Dhum Macha Ja O Mathura Ke Raja – Neel Kamal – B Vasudev – Kedar Sharma

Mohammad Rafi, Geeta Roy, Lalita Deulkar, Chorus – Ham Banjare Sang Hamare Dhum Macha Le Duniya – Saajan – C Ramchandra – Moti B A

Mohammad Rafi, Geeta Roy, Lalita Deulkar, Chorus – Sambhal Ke Jaiyo Banjare, Delhi Door Hai – Saajan – C Ramchandra – Moti B A

Geeta Roy, Beenapani Mukherjee, Chitalkar – Chadhati Jawani Mein Zulo Zulo Meri Rani – – Shehnai – C Eamchandra – P L Santoshi

Beena Pani Mukherjee, Meena Kapoor, Mohantara, Chorus – Chhuk Chhuk Chahaiya Chhaiya… Sone Ki Machhariyan – Shehnai – C Eamchandra – P L Santoshi

We will take up the concluding part of the Duet Songs of 1947 in our next episode.

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1947 : The Female – Female Duets :

Like the ‘other’ male-female duets, the female-female duets for the year 1947 too present a wide variety in terms of singer combinations as well as the range of music directors. The numbers could have been far more in the present post if

  • All the female-female duets listed in HFGK were available on Yout Ube, and
  • If more films would have identifiable recorded songs on HFGK.

Barring two or three female-female duets, I got to listen all other duets for the first time during the present Micro View. It would not be a coincidence that the duets that I have heard, and heard them often enough, are the ones composed by the music directors who have had a fairly noticeable presence in the later Golden Era. It would be redundant to state that this is the limitation of my knowledge of the pre-1950 songs.

Asha Bhosle, Shamshad Begum – Sunau Hal-e-DilKaise – Andhon Ki Duniya – Vasant Desai – Diwan Sharar

Amirbai, Rajkumari – Milane Ki Rut Aai Sakhi Ri, Khilane Ki Rut Aai Ri – Bhakta Dhruva – Sahnkar Rao Vyas –

Lalita Deulkar, Krishna Ganguli, Chorus – Zulana Zulo More Pyare Lala Re – Bhakta Dhruva – Shankar Rao Vyas

Geeta Roy, Shamshad Begum – Ye Hasino Ke Mele Albele.. – Bhookh – Anil Biswas – Dr. Safdar ‘Aah’

Uma Devi, Suraiya – Betab Hai Dil Dard E Muhabbat Ke Asar Se – Dard – Naushad Ali – Shakeel Badayuni

Zoharabai, Rajkumari – Na Ghar Apna…Kis Ko Sunaun Gam Ka Fasana – Doosri Shadi – Govind Ram – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor

Zohrabai, Meena Kumari – Cheen Li Hamari Hansi, De Gaye Rona Ham Ko – Duniya Ek Sarai – Hans Rah Behl – Kedar Sharma

ZOharbai, Rajkumari – Phir Badal Ghir Ghir AAye Re Mera Jiya Dolata Jaye Re – Gaon – Khemchand Prakash – D N Madhok

Geeta Roy, Binapani Mukherji – Meri Ankein Cham Cham ….Kya Isi Ka Naam Hai Preet – Leela – C Ramchandra  – Qamar Jalalabadi

Geeta Roy, Rajkumari – Bol Bol Balam Bedardi Kya Teri Marzi Hai – Neel Kamal – B Vasudev – Kedar Sharama

Geeta Roy, Rajkumari – Jawani Agar Hook Dil Ki Dabaye – Neel Kamal – B Vasudev – Kedar Sharama

Geeta Roy, Rajkumari –Maa Ne Bheja Dhor Charane Dhor Le Gayi Ban Mein– Neel Kamal – B Vasudev – Kedar Sharama

Baby Vimla, Baby Shaila – Bachpan Hai Ek Khel Suhana – Renuka – Sardar Malik – Qamar Jalalabadi

Amirbai, Shamshad Begum – Hamare Angana Ho Hamare Anagana Aaj Baaje Baje Shehnai – Shehhnai – C Ramchandra – P L Santoshi

We will take up Micro View of one Male-Male Duet and  that of Triads /Triads+ songs for the year 1947 in our next episode.

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1947 : The Male Female Duets : Duets of Other Male Singers [3]

We have been micro viewing male-female duets of ‘other’ male singers for the year 1947 in  the previous parts [1] and [2].. The present, concluding , part also carries forward the very distinct characteristic of having a broader range of variety of male-female combinations and the corresponding connection of the music director, even after considering a few singer combinations having more than one duet in a film or music director like C Ramchandra appearing in more than one film in this list.

Here, too, I have had occasion to listen to these song for the first time.

Karan Diwan, Meena Kumari – Nain Dor Se Bandh Liyo Chitchor – Piya Ghar Aaja – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra

Karan Diwan, Meena Kumari – Nain Base Ho Raja Dil Se Base Ho – Piya Ghar Aaja – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra

Feroze Nizami, Amirbai Karnataki – Aa Gayi Aa Gayi Mere Mani Rani Aa Gayi – Rangeen Kahani – Phiroze Nizami B A – Wahid Quraishi

Malik Sardar, Zohrabai – Dekh Jawani Khel Nahi Hai, O Dil Wale Jaag – Renuka – Sardar Malik- Qamar Jalalabadi

Chitalkar, Meena Kapoor – Aana Meri Jaan Sunday Ke Sunday – Shehnai – C Ramchandra – P L Santoshi

In the second version of the song, Shamshad Begum comes in 2.26 to playback for Rehana

Chitalkar, Amirbai – Aji Aao Muhabbat Ki Khale Qasam – Shehnai – C Ramchandra – P L Santoshi

Chitalkar, Shamshad Begum – Pahali Mulaqat Mein.. Bach Ke Rahena Ji – Shehnai – C Ramchandra – P L Santoshi

T A Moti, Shamshad Begum – Tum Hamse Hamse Muhabbat Karate Ho – Shikarpuri Muhammad Safi – A Shah ‘Aziz’

Sushil Shahoo, Naseem Akhtar- Kisi Ke Madhur Pyar Mein Man Mera Ho Gaya – Sindoor – C Ramchandra – Neelkanth Tiwari

Sushil Shahoo, Paro Devi – Silwa De Re Sajanwa Mohe Reshami Salwar – Sindoor – C Ramchandra –Ambikesh Kuntal

Patanjal, Rajkumari – Main Kya Karun, Koi Bataye Main Kya Karun –  Chalte Chalte – Khemchand Prakash – Lal Chand ‘Bismil’ Peshawari

Patanjal, Meena Kapoor  –  Aaj Bar Aai, Bar Aai Hai Dil Ki Tamannaen – Chalte Chalte – – Khemchand Prakash – Lal Chand ‘Bismil’ Peshawari

Hemant Kumar, Kalyani Das – Nazar Nichi Kiye Jaa Rahe Ham – Giribala – Kamal Dasgupta –

We will take up Micro View of Female-Female Duets for the Year 1947 in our next episode.

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1947 : The Male Female Duets : Duets of Other Male Singers [2]

As we had seen in the Part [1] of this post on Duets of Other Male Signers for the year 1947, barring duet songs of Geet Govind (which are in the voices of Manna Dey and Rajkumari, and a couple of other duets, most of other duets is a set of different combinations of male and female singers. Similar is the case in this part [2] as well.

Hemant Kumar, Kalyani Das – Maine Pehachan Liya….Tumane Pukara Hai Mujho – Faisla – Anupam Ghatak – ‘Pran’

Radha Govind, Geeta Roy  – Mera Nanha Sa Dil Piya Loot Liya Re – Jadui Ratan – Chitra Gupta M A – ?

Radha Govind, Geeta Roy  – Naino Mein Aana, Mere Man Mein Samana  – Jadui Ratan – Chitra Gupta M A – ?

Neenu Mazumdar, Meena Kapoor – O Gori Kahan Chali Us Paar – Jail Yatra – Neenu Mazumdar – Sajjan

Chitalkar, Beenapani Mukherjee – Tum Saath Raho Jeevan Bhar To Main – Lela – C  Ramchandra – G S Nepali

Surendra, Khursheed – Prem Nagar Ki Aur Chale Hai, Prem Ke DO Matwale – Manjdhar – Gyan Dutt – Shams Lakhanavi

Surendra, Khursheed – Mera Chand Aa Gaya Mere Dware – Manjhdhar – Anil Biswas – Shams Lakhanavi

Hemant Kumar, Kalyani Dasgupta – Dheere Dheere Aa Tu Is Nadi Mein – Manamani – Kamal Dasgupta –

Manmohan Krishna, Johrabai – Sakhi Ri Mohe Nisdin Birha Tadpae – Matwala Shair Ramjoshi – Vasant Desai – Niranjan Srivastav

Amar, Suriya – Na ho Koi Jahan…. Chale Ham Tum Wahan – Natak – Naushad Ali – Khumar Barabankvi

Bhatkar, Rajkumari – Jaiyo Na Bidesh Mora Jiya Mar Jayega -– Neel Kamal – B Vasudev – Kedar Sharma

A R Oza, Geeta Roy – Muskarate Ho Kyon, Abhi To Paheli Pehchan Hai,  Itarate Ho Kyon,– Paheli Pehchan – Hans Raj Behl – Pt. Indra

We will conclude  Male-Female Duets of Other Male Singers for the year 1947 in our next episode.

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1947 : The Male Female Duets : Duets of Other Male Singers [1]

The duets of other male singers with all female singers for the year 1947 provide aan excellent view of the singers and the music directors active in 1947. It was while working for this post that I could get to listen to most of the duets, with a quite a few exceptions as well. As with the solos, a few repetitive hearings are not enough to fully appreciate the nuances of these songs. But the experience is certainly worth its while.

Some of the male singers, like Manna Dey and Hemant Kumar also have been included in this omnibus category, even though they have more than one or two duets, because even if combine more than one singers, the total number of duets for 1947 may not make a full-fledged post.

The total numbers of duets is large enough to qualify for the spread of these duets into three posts.

S D Batish & Zeenat Begum – Duniya Chhoote Par Chhoote Na Chhoote Teri Gali Ka Phera Re – Arsi – Lachchhiram / Shyam Sundar – Sarshaar Shailani

Anil Biswas, Shamshad Begum – Chorus – Dekho Hara Hara Ban, Hawa San San Tak Taka Takdhin – Bhookh – Anil Biswas – – Dr. Safadar ‘Aah’

Khan Masatana, Shanbnam  – Dil Lekar Bhool Na Jaana Han Preet Laga Kar Nibhana – Bhool Na Jaana – Khan Masatana – Wahid Queraishi

Indravadan Bhatt, Suriya – Peepal Ki Chhaon Mein Thandi Thandi Hawao Mein – Dak Bangla – Naresh Bhattachary – D N Madhok

Raj Kapoor, Geeta Roy  –O Dumiya Ke Rahane Walo, Kahan Gaya Chitchor – Dil Ki Rani – S D Burman – Y N Joshi

This is the twin version of the Raj Kapoor solo: O Duniya Ke Rahanewalo Kahan Gaya Chitchor Bolo Kahan Gaya Chitchor

Gyan Dutt, Suanada Kamath  – Barbad Kar Daala Mujhe Barbaad Kar Daala Gulabi Ne Gulabi Ne  – Diwani – Gyan Dutt – Shams Lakhanavi

K S Ragi, Geeta Roy = Yaad Rakhan Yaad Rakhana Mujhe Yaad Rakhana, Preet Ki Duniya Meri Abaaaad Rakhana – Do Bhai – S D Burman – Raja Mehandi  Ali Khan

Ram Kamlani, Shamshad Begum – O Dil Pe Teer Chalae Nazariya Tori Re –  Doosri Shadi – Govind Ram – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor

Ram Kamlani, Shamshad Begum – O Bhangiyo Ke Raaja Mera Nanha Sa Dil Bahla Ja –  Doosri Shadi – Govind Ram – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor

Imdad Hussain, Dilshad Begum –Aise Mauke Bhi Kahan Roz Milate Hai – Ek Roz – Shyam Sundar – Sarshar Shailani

Surendra, Amirbai Karnataki –Aaine Mein Ek Chand Si Surat Nazar Aai Hai – Elan – Naushad Ali – Zia Sarhadi

Manna Dey, Rajkumari – Lalit Lavang Lata Parishilan – Geet Govind – Gyan Dutt – Pt. Indra

Manna Dey, Rajkumari – Chhod Sakhi Aaj Laaj, Kahe Jiya Dhadake – Geet Govind – Gyan Dutt – Pt. Indra

Manna Dey, Rajkumari – Shyam Mori Bindiya Bikhar Na Jaye – Geet Govind – Gyan Dutt – Pt. Indra

Manna Dey, Rajkumari, Chorus – Apane Hi Rang Mein Rang Dalun, O Shyam Tohe – Geet Govind – Gyan Dutt – Balam

Manna Dey, Rajkumari – Kit Ho Nandkumar Dhundhat Sab Sansar – Geet Govind – Gyan Dutt – Pt. Indra

We will continue with Micro View of Male-Female Duets of Other Male Singers for 1947 in our next episode too.

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1947 : The Male Female Duets : Duets of Mohammad Rafi and G M Durrani

Duets of Mohammad Rafi

In terms of numbers, duets of Mohammad Rafi would not stand much chance with those of Mukesh in this year. However, it so happens that, there are more songs that are familiar to me, at least, in this case of Mohammad Rafi’s duets as compared to those of Mukesh in this year.

Over and above this, Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar have recorded their first ever duet in this year of Lata Mangeshkar’s debut as playback singerin Hindi Films.That is the only one duet she has this year.

Mohammad Rafi, Mohantara – Main Teri Tu Mera Dono Ka Sang Sang Ho Basera – Aapki Sewa Mein – Dattaa Davjekar – Mahipal

Mohammad Rafi, Khursheed – Sawan Ki Ghatao Dheere Dheere Aana – Aage Badho – Sudhir Phadake – Amar Varma

N.B.  HFGK records this song to the credit of Manna Dey and Khursheed.

Mohammad Rafi, Noor Jehan – Yahan Badla Wafa Ka Bewafai Ke Siwa Kya Hai – Jugnu – Phiroz Nizami B A –

Mohammad Rafi, Lalita Deulkar- Kisko Sunaun Hal-e-Dil…. Hamko Tumhara Hi Aasra, Tum Hamare Ho Na Ho – Saajan – C Ramchandra – Moti B A

This is twin version of Rafi solo Hamko Tumhara Hi Aasra, Tum Hamare Ho Na Ho, but the composition of the duet is so different..

Mohammad Rafi, Lalita Deulkar- –Main Hoon Jaipur Ki Banjaran, Chanchal Mera Naam – Saajan – C Ramchandra – Qamar Jalalabadi

Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar – Lo Ho Gayi Taiyyar Zara Thaharo Ji – Shadi Se Pehle – Paigankar, Karnad – Pt. Sukhram Sharma

Mohammad Rafi, Razia Begum – Balam Harzai, Jao Ji Main Preet Kiye Pachhatai – Shikarpuri – Muhammad Safi – A Shah ‘Aziz’

Duets of G M Durrani

G M Durrani was considered to a very close competitor who Mohammad Rafi had to content with during Rafi’s initial years. Of couse that is not the reason for juxtaposing G M Durrani’s duest in this post.

G M Durrani, Amirbai Karnataki – Wafaein Hamari Na Tum Azamana – Diwani – Gyan Dutt – ?

G M Durrani, Geeta Roy – Aji Prem Ka Nata Toot Gaya Mera Preetam Mujh Se Choota – Do Bhai – S D Burman – Raja Mehandi  Ali Khan

G M Durrani, Paro Devi –Do Nazron Ka Mil Jana, Ban Gaya Ek Afsana – Heera – Husnlal Bhagatram – Qamar Jalalbadi

G M Durrani – Noor Jehan – Haath Seene Pe Rakh Do To Qarar Aye – Mirza Sahiban – Pt. Amarnath / Husnlal Bhagatram – Aziz Kashmiri

G M Durrani – Noor Jehan – Tum Aankho Se Door Ho Hui Neend Aankh Se Door – Mirza Sahiban – Pt. Amarnath / Husnlal Bhagatram – Aziz Kashmiri

We will take up Micro View of Male-Female Duets of other Male Singers for the year 1947 in our next episode.

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1947 : The Male Female Duets : Duets of Mukesh

The Duets

We now take up the third leg – The Duets – of ‘Best songs of 1947: And the winners are?’. As per our Micro View Practice, we will cover this leg of the Micro View journey in three stages – Male-Female Duets, Male- Male Duets and Female-Female Duets.

The Male Female Duets

The male female duets have been accorded almost equal respect as that accorded to male or female solo songs. Many of the male female duets have been accepted as the benchmark milestones as are some male or female solo songs have been accepted as the benchmark milestones in the Hindi Film Music.

My back of the envelope notes quickly separated duets of Mukesh, and to some extent those of Mohammad Rafi, from the other male-female duets – first, in terms of numbers, and then, in terms of my familiarity of these duets.

Duets of Mukesh 

Mukesh has an overwhelmingly share in the Male-Female Duet space for 1947. The quality of spread, in terms of music directors, as well as co-singers, is equally overwhelming. As a result, we can hear different shades of Mukesh’s inherent tonal range.

Mukesh, Hamida Bano – Door Kahi Door Kahi Is Jag Se Duniya Ham Tum Nayi Basaye – But Tarash – Gulam Haidar – Amin Gilani

Mukesh, Shamshad Begum – Moti Chugane Gayi Re Hansi, Man Sarovar Teer – Chhin Le Azadi – Hansraj Behl –  Pandit Indra

Mukesh, Suraiya – Jab Badal Ghir Ghir Aaenge, Kaho Ji Kit Jaenge – Dak Bangla – Naresh Bjattachary – D N Madhok

Mukesh, Rajkumari – Hamare Saiya Daaru Pee Ke Aaye, Aa ke Hamein Bulaye – Do Dil – Govind Ram – D N Madhok

Mukesh, Suraiya – Maati Ka But Bha Gaya, Dil Hi To Hai Aa Gaya – Do Dil – Govind Ram – D N Madhok

Mukesh, Suraiya – Kagaz Ki Meri Nav Aur Doot Kinara Hai – Do Dil – Govind Ram – D N Madhok

Mukesh, Hamida Bano – Dekh Hamein Muskaraye Kyon Balamawa Sajanwa  – Duniya Ek sarai – Hans Raj Behl – Kedar Sharma

Mukesh, Geeta Roy, Chorus – Watan Ki Maati Haath Mein Le Kar, Mathe Tilak Laga Le – Gaon – Khemchand Prakash – D N Madhok

Mukesh, Johrabai – Patthar Se Tum Dudh Bahao Aag Se Phool Khilao – Neel Kamal – B Vasudev – Kedar Sharma

Mukesh, Johrabai  – Pyar Se Ham Ko Kaleje Se Janno Tum Na Lagao To Kaun Lagaye – Neel Kamal – B Vasudev – Kedar Sharma

Mukesh, Hameeda Bano –Sochata Kya Hai Sudarshan Ke Chalanewale  – Neel Kamal – B Vasudev – Kedar Sharma

Mukesh, Hameeda Bano – Jeene Ki Surat Ho Gai Aur Teri Badaulat Ho Gayi – Tohfa – M A Rauf – Nazir Hyderabadi

Mukesh, Hameeda Bano – Mohabbat Kar.. Jawani Hai Jawani Hai – Tohfa – M A Rauf – Nazir Hyderabadi

We will Micro View Duets of Mohammad Rafi and those of G M Durrani in our next episode.

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1947 : Female Solo Songs – MY Top Female Solo Songs

When I look back at all the female solo songs for 1947 that we have micro viwed here, of more than 270 songs there are a very few that I had heard (often enough). I have tried quite hard to listen to all others that I have heard for the first time. When all is said and done, the fact remains that my best efforts are still not enough to understand the style of song composition as well style of singing that can match my years of conditioning to the the corresponding styles of the later- (so called) Golden –years.  I have been able to choose at least one song for each of the female singer that I liked the most from among all of her solos for the year.

So, here is one song each for each of the female singer that have more than one song in the present microview, that I nliked the most:

SuraiyaMere Mundere Na Bol Ja Kaga Kaga Ja – Parwana – Khursheed Anwar – D N Madhok

Geeta RoyYaad Karoge Yaad Karoge Ik Din Ham Ko Yaad Karoge – Do Bhai – S D Burman – Raja Mahendi Ali Khan

Shamshad BegumAnagana Bole Kaag Re Ujjada Man Ka Baag Re– Doli- Ghulam Muhammad – Nazim Panipati

RajkumariSharam Se Naina. More Naina Zuk Zuk Jaaein – Dehati – Premnath – Rammurti Chaturvedi

Amirbai KarnatakiHumein Kya Pata Tha …Maar Katari Mar Jaana – Shehnai – C Ramchandra – P L Santoshi

Zohrabai Ambalewali Lo Phir Raat Chanadani Aayee, Dil Mera Deve Tujhe Duhai – Gaon – Khemchand Prakash – D N Madhok

KhursheedNaache Hai Man Mauj Magan Mein, Jyun Naache Hai Mor Chaman Mein – Manjhdhar – Ghulam Haider – Shams Lakhanavi

Noor Jehan  – Aa Ja Tujhe Afsana Judai Ka Sunaein – Mirza Sahiban – Pt. Amarnath + Husnalal Bhagatram – Qamar Jalalabadi

Kanan DeviAsha Deep Jalayo Sajan – Tum Aur Main – Robin Chatterjee – Zakir Hussain

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

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

Zeenat BegumPade Ishq Mein Jaan Ke Ham Ko Lale – Aaj Aur Kal – Khursheed Anwar

Paro DeviMain Hoon Baag Ki Koyal Raja Ho – Heera – Husnlal Bhagatram- Munshi Shams Lakhanavi

Lalita Deulkar  – Chor Aa Gaye Nagariya Hamar, Nanad Jara Jaagana – Saajan – C Ramchandra – Rammurti Chaturvedi

MohantaraMain Parbat Khadi Pukarun, Balamwa Aa Re – Woh Zamana – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra

Hamida BanoHamara Master Khuda Kare Beemar Ho Jae – Dekhojee – Sabir Hussain – Wali Sahab

Beenapani MukherjeeNaian Jal Bhar Aaye – Samrat Ashok – Gyan Dutt – Shams Lakhanavi

SitaraSoz–e-Gam Deke Mujhe Usne Ye Irshad Kiya – Shahzadi – S K

Lata Mangeshkar – Pa Lagu Kar Jori Re – Aap Ki Sewa Mein – Datta Davjekar – Mahipal

1947 had two films on the subject of Meera.

One was a remake of Tamil version.  Young M S Suubulakshmi has rendered all songs in both versions. Obviously, one may pick any one, or in all probabilities all, of the songs that she would render. I have just selected one here:

M S SubbulakshmiPag Gungaru Re – Meera – S.V.Venkatraman, G.Ramanathan & Naresh Bhattacharya

The other one had all songs rendered by Sitara Kanpuri. Again, we do want avoid any obvious comparison between the two. So, here is one for the records:

Sitara KanpuriJo Tum Chhodo PIya – Meera – S K Pal

In the summing up article, Best songs of 1947: Wrap Up 2, SoY has quite usefully presented Lata Mangeshkar’s ‘first’ songs. The wrap –up analysis has adjudged Suraiya as the Best Playback Singer for 1947.

We will take up Duets for the year 1947 in our next Micro-View.

 

P.S. All the episodes of The Micro View of Best Songs of 1947 : Female Solo Songs can be read  / downloaded from one file by clicking on the hyper link.