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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1944 @ SoY : Female Solo Songs – Zeenat Begum

We do not seem to have Zeenat Begum’s songs in many 1944 films. But the songs that one does to get to llisten more than whet the appetite in so far as the moods, and hence her toval varities.

Duniya Ki Ye Khushi Hai Tujhe Bhul Jayein Hum – Bhai – Khan Shatir Gazanvi – Shyam Sundar

Hindu Muslim Sikh Isai Aapas Mein Hai Bhai Bhai – Bhai – Khan Shatir Gajhanvi – Ghulam Haider

Panchhi Meri Khushi Ka Zamana Kahan Gaya – Chand – Qamar Jalalabadi – Husnlal Bhagatram

Kya Yahi Jawani Hai Har Din Nikhara Hua Hai – Chand – Qamar Jalalabadi – Husnlal Bhagatram

Raatein Na Rahi Woh Na Rahe Din Woh  Hamare – Daasi – D N Madhok – Pt. Amarnath

Dekha Karo Bhagwan Garibo Ka Tamasha – Daasi – D N Madhok – Pt. Amarnath

Ho Rasiya Kabhi Le Chal tu Jamuna Ke Par – Daasi – D N Madhok – Pt. Amarnath

Subah Hui Aur Panchii Jage Chuga Chagan Ko Bhage – Daasi – D N Madhok – Pt. Amarnath

Dhan Ke Keht Mein Na Jaio Raja – Daasi – D N Madhok – Pt. Amarnath

Tum Chhod Gaye Mujhko Kis Ke Sahare – Panchhi – Akhtar Chugtai / Manohar Saharai – Pt. Amarnath

UnhoNne Muhabbat Ki Duniya Mita Di – Panchhi – Akhtar Chugtai / Manohar Saharai – Pt. Amarnath

HFGK has not identified the singer.

Jaie Jaie GairoN Ke Dil Asra Ho Jaie – Panchhi – Akhtar Chugtai / Manohar Saharai – Pt. Amarnath

HFGK has not identified the singer.

Uthi Hai GhataeiN, Chali Hai HaweiN – Panchhi – Akhtar Chugtai / Manohar Saharai – Pt. Amarnath

HFGK has not identified the singer.

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Songs of 1945 @ SoY :: Female Solo Songs – Zeenat Begum

For the year 1945, Zeenat Begum we see her as a sole lead singer in the films, Jhumke, Dhamki etc. along with a major alternative female playback singer in several other films.

HFGK notes that the songs of Bhaijan, which bear name of Zeenat Begum on the records, were rendered by Noor Jehan in the film.

Aye Baad-E-Saba Kuchh Tune Suna, Wah Jalwa Dikhanewale hai – Bhaijaan – Shyamsundar – Padtau Lakkhanavi

Aa Bedardi Aaja Mere Dil Mein Sam Jaa – Bhaijaan – Shyamsundar – Padtau Lakkhanavi

Mere Dil Ki Duniya Se Jao To Janu – Champa – Anupam Ghatak

Dard-e-Muhabbat Aah Se Kah De, Dil Mein Rahe – Dhamki – Pt. Amarnath – D N Madhok

O Mila Ke AkhiyaN… AkhaiyaN Churana Na – Dhamki – Pt. Amarnath – D N Madhok

Aankh Mila Ke Koi Re Apana Bane Koi Re – Dhamki – Pt. Amarnath – D N Madhok

Yaad Mein Raat Kati , Din Hua, Phir Yaad Aayi – Dhamki – Pt. Amarnath – D N Madhok

Phir Barsan Laage HaN Nain Matwale – Dhamki – Pt. Amarnath – D N Madhok

Koi Man Mein Mere Bole – Kaise KahooN – Pt. Amarnath – Moti B A

HFGK does not have singer identified for this song.

Ik Hook Si Uthati Hai Dil Mein Bar Bar KyoN – Ragni – Pt. Amarnath

HFGK does not have singer identified for this song

Uth Soye Hue Husn Tujhe Ishq Jagae – Ragni – Pt. Amarnath

HFGK lists the song in the name of Zoharabai

We will take up Micro View of Solo Songs of Noorjehan for the year 1945 next

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1946 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Hamida Bano, Zeenat Begum

Solo Songs of Hamida Bano

Hamida Bano is also a member of Hindi Film World’s Lahore club, who had to remain contended with an ‘also ran’ tag in her career. One can see many more of the songs to her crdit in HFGK for 1946, but YT links to all these songs have not yet been established.

Man Mora Kagaz Kora Kora, Sandesh Likh Dijo – Dharti – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra

Phool Kali KyoN Maari, Sajan Mori Oonchi Atari – Dharti – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra

Apni Duniya Mita Ke Kisaki Duniya Basa Chale – Magadhraj – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra

Mor Bole Ho Oonche Mewadi Paravat Par Koi Mor Bole – Rajputani – Bulo C Rani – Pt. Indra

YT uploader has credited the song to Zohrabai Ambalewali

Solo Songs of Zeenat Begum

For the year, Zeenat Begum we see her as a sole elad singer in one film, Jhumke along with a major alternative female playback singer in other films. That simply shows her important place in the Hindi film music at that time as well as the versatility of her voice.. The qualitative aspect of her siniging is well reflected in the quantitative aspect as well.

Pardesi Re Pardesi Re Kahe Chhoda Mera Des Sawan Aaya – Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani – Vasant Desai – Diwan Sharar

Dil Dard Ka Mara Bechara, Badanm Bhi Hai Mashhoor Bhi Hai – Jeewan Yatra – Vasant Desai – Diwan Sharar

Aye Raat Siyah Raat Choopi Raat Bata De – Jeewan Yatra – Vasant Desai – Diwan Sharar

Usne Dekha Maine Dekha Ab Duniya Dekhanewali Hai – Jhumke – Amar Nath –

Jhoom Rahe Jhoom Rahe Matware More Jhumake Jhum Rahe  – Jhumke – Amarnath

Bas Ik Nigah Mein Fitane Jag To Sakati HuN – Jhumke – Amarnath

Bekaar Jiye Koi, Bemaut Mare Koi – Jhumke – Amar Nath

O Bhoolanewale Bata Yaad Aa Raha KyuN – Jhumke – Amar Nath

Unki Yaad Bhula Doon Kaise, Apana Aap Mita Doon Kaise – Humke – Amarnath

Duniya Mein Bhi Nazar Kar O Aasmanwale, Aye Do Jahan Wale – Nek Pravin – Feroze Nizami – Wahid Qureshi

Sun Le Tu  Iltza meri, Sun Le Khuda Meri Dua – Nek Parwin – Feroze Azmi – Wahid Qureshi

Sune Kaun Mujhse Jubani Meri,  Bahut Dukh Bhrr Hai – Paraye Bas Mein – Niyaza Hussain

Apano Se Shikayat Hai Na GairoN Se Gila Hai – Paraye Bas Mein – Vinod

Fariyad Suno Mei Bedard Jahanwalo – Rehana – Qadir Faridi – Tufail Hoshiyarpuri

We will take up Solo Songs of Noor Jehan for the year 1946 for Micro View in our nextepisode.

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1947 : Female Solo Songs – Other Female Singers and Lata Mangeshkar [2]

Zeenat Begum

Zeenat Begum belonged to what can be loosely termed as Lahore Club in the Hindi Films. She shifted to Bombay in 1944 and was active here till 1951, when she chose to Migrate to Pakistan. Her major active years thus pertain to the very last phase of the Vintage era. Therefore, even as she is considered quite an established playback singer in that period, bulk of her work remains not much heard to the-reared-in-the-golden-era person like me.

Even as I listed down Zeenat Begum’s solo songs for 1947 from HFGK, I was not sure that many of these songs may have a valid YT link. Surprisingly, not only almost all these songs did have a YT link, there are many YT links which do find a mention in HFGK to the credit of Zeenat Begum.

In the end, even as I had already planned her solo songs as part of the solo songs of ‘other; female sigers, her solo songs actually number befitting enough an indepnedant post.

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

Tere Bina Balam Jiya Mora Dole, Man Mein Mor Hook Uthe – Arsi – Lachhiram, Shyam Sundar (?) – Sarshar Shailani

O Meri Akhiyan Nit Din Roye – Arsi- Lachchiram. Shyam Sundar (?) – Sarshar Sailani

Kaun Sune Fariyad Meri Haye – Farz – K S Sagar

Yeh Kaisa Zamana – Farz – K S Sagar

Is Desh Ke Jwano Ko Ab Ajmaya Jayega – Farz – K S Sagar

O Sajan Samjo Na – Farz – K S Sagar

Ab Kahan Jaun Dushman Jamana Mera Ho Gaya – Intezar Ke Baad – Khan Aziz (Aziz Khan) – Gafil Harnalvi

O Ruthanewale, Chhup Chhup Ke Na Jiya Jala, Aa Man Ki Lagi Ko Buza – Intezar Ke Baad – Khan Aziz (Aziz Khan) – Gafil Harnalvi

Muhabbat Mein Teri Ae Bewafa, Kuchh To Wafa Hoti – Intezar Ke Baad – Khan Aziz (Aziz Khan) – Gafil Harnalvi

Allah Khata Kya Hai Gareebon Ki Bata De – Mehandi – Ghulam Haidar- Sagar Nizami

Hai Dil Hi Dil Mein Dil Ki Tamanna Haye– Mehandi – Ghulam Haidar- Sagar Nizami

O More Raja Ji Meri Gali Aana – Pagdandi – Khursheed Anwar – D N Madhok

Ik Banwara Panchhi… Nadiya Ke Kinare-– Pagdandi – Khursheed Anwar – D N Madhok

Ae Lo Badal Aaye, Wo Nahi Aaye – Pagdandi – Khursheed Anwar – D N Madhok

Tum Jug Jug Jiyo Maan Ke Jaaye– Pagdandi – Khursheed Anwar – D N Madhok

Pardesi Balam, Chhai Ghata Ghanghor, Papihe Mor Machaye Shor – Pagdandi – Khursheed Anwar – D N Madhok

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

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Summing Up: MY Top Female Solo Songs – Other Singers

We have listened to solo songs of Suraiya, Geeta Roy, Shamshad Begum, Raajkumari, Asha Bhosle and Surinder Kaur, Uma Devi & Meena Kapoor and Lalita Deulkar, Ameerbai Karnataki, Hameeda Bano, Zeenat Begum, Pushpa Hans in our Micro Analysis. In the ultimate analysis, the range of songs from even this universe of solo songs of female singers other than Lata Mangeshkar is quite diverse and substantive.

The development of my understanding and liking of the Hindi Film Songs over all  these years has been shaped at different stages of availability sources like Radio (only), audio cassettes, EP/LP records, audio / video CDs/ DVDs and then the internet. The songs that I continued to get to listen across each of this medium do remain a fairly large number. But, there is no denying that internet has filled a big void in my known unknowns as well as unknown unknowns in so far as HFM is concerned.

In order to be fair to the songs that I have listened only of late on the internet, I have decided to choose at least one song from the songs that I so listened in the present exercise of  The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949, over and above one from already well-established, known known and liked songs.

With that caveat, here is My Choice of the TOP Solo Songs of the Other Female Singers for 1949:

I have three singers – three songs for the final bet on the BEST Other Singer – Song category:

The choice of the BEST among these will rest on where the wheel of roulette will stop.

For me any one will be a jackpot……

SoY has also released Best songs of 1949: Wrap Up 2. After a very meticulous, balanced and fair analysis, wherein the choice of the best ‘other’ female playback singer was Shamshad Begum, followed by Suraiya.

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The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Other Singers – Lalita Deulkar, Ameerbai Karnataki, Hameeda Bano, Zeenat Begum, Pushpa Hans

After having covered solo songs of significant ‘other’ female singers, like Suraiya, Geeta Roy, Shamshad Begum, Raajkumari, Asha Bhosle and Surinder Kaur, and Umda Devi & Meena Kapoor, I thought I would be able to put the remaining ‘others’ of other in one post, but little did I realize that most of these ‘others’ would individually have significant number of songs. And the songs were quite prominent in the storyline of the respective films, too. That I had not heard these songs certainly does not take away the fact these were big names in the vintage era that was coming to a close, and they had had created their own niche.

So each of the singer indeed (at least) deserves a separate identification  – both in the title and the in the main body of the content.

Solo Songs of Lalita Deulkar

Kya Sach Hai Kasam Wo Bhulane Lage – Bedard – Ramprasad – Badal

Rangilee Dulhan Sharmilee Dulhan – Daulat – Hanuman Prasad – Qamar Jalalbadi

Mere Dil Ko Khilona Na Samaj Na Sajan – Sanwariya – C Ramchandra – P L Santoshi

Hum Kisko Sunaye Haal Ye Duniya Paiso Ki – Shabnam –S D Burman – Qamar Jalalabadi

Solo Songs of Ameerbai Karnataki

O Mere Chhail Chhabile, Tere Nain Rasile – Neki Aur Badi – Roshan – Kidar Sharma

Pahne Peela Rang Ki Saari – Sawan Aya Re – Khemchand Prakash – Bharat Vyas

Solo Songs of Hamida Bano

Dil Mera Tadapanewala Shaad Rahe Abaad Rahe – Janampatri – Gulshan Sufi – Aziz Kashmiri

Dil Toot Gaya, Mit Gaye Armaan – Soharat – Aziz Hindi – Nazim Panipati

Solo Songs of Zeenat Begum

Ghat Kari Matwari Ghir Ayee – Ek Thi Ladki – Vinod – Aziz Kashmiri

Jaa Ud Ja Re Kagwa Le Ja Sandeshwa – Kaneez – Ghulam Haider – Husrat Lucknavi

Solo Songs of Pushpa Hans 

Dil-e-Naadan Hua Kya Hai – Apna Desh – Purushottam – Mirza Ghalib

With this, we conclude our micro-review of solo songs of Other Than Lata Mangeshkar Female Singers.

We will take up MY Top Songs as a summing up of this section.